FlightNight April 10th 2021: Mach Loop Madness

08 Apr 2021 17:55 - 10 Apr 2021 10:38 #50153 by J Maverick 16
Mach Loop Madness
An FGUK FlightNight



WHEN: From 1900z to 2100z, Saturday, April 10th, 2021.
WHERE:
  • RAF Lakenheath (EGUL)
  • Wales LFA-7, aka Mach Loop.
  • ENVIRONMENT:
    Part 1 > Morning time and live weather.
    Part 2 > Noon and border of a high pressure.
    AIRCRAFT LIMITATIONS:
    Part 1 > Must be able to maintain 400kts @ 8000ft.
    Part 2 > NO restrictions (everything is allowed).
    In both parts, aircraft will be from the FGUK Hangar.
    REQUIRED FILES:
  • Mach Loop Challenge AI scenario
  • Part 1 route
  • MINIMUM FG VERSION: 2020.1.1+ (any other older version doesn't have working AI).
    COMMS: Teamspeak.

    WHAT:
    Now that recent FlightGear versions support photo scenery and OSM buildings, it's time to celebrate it by making jets scream through the flashy rings at 600+ knots!

    BRIEFING:
    To kickstart the FlightNight, we will all assemble on time at the parking slots of EGUL with your fast jet of choice and will fly towards EGOD following the attached above route.

    Total distance should be about 220NM. Target alt and speed will be between 2,000 and 8,000ft and in excess of 400kts. Weather and time as described for Part 1. We will fly fast so make sure to take some spare fuel.
    This will take approx 30 minutes to complete at the end of which we will reorganize and let the madness unfold around Wales.

    For the Madness, ALL the Loops are allowed for use, from the top-tier classic Mach Loop to the Heli Race, so feel free to try out multiple of them as you please. As stated above you can fly whatever you wish as long as it's from our Hangar. Weather and time as per Part 2.
    It will be essentially a free-for-all, no regulations (except staying below Mach 1 of course). Just a bunch of folks haulin' through the valleys. :woohoo: Can't ask for anything better right?

    If you also want to compete for a slot in the Top 10 all-time, make sure you take a screenshot of your fastest attempt and post it in the dedicated topic after the flight ;) . Good times might be added by myself as well if I manage to get screenshots of the results.

    See ya there!
    Mav

    Breakin' the sound barrier every day!
    Oh God, that's EGOD!

    FG 2020.3.1 - iMac 27" (Mid 2010) w/ macOS 10.12.6 - Thrustmaster FCS Flight Pack + MFD Cougar
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    08 Apr 2021 17:56 #50154 by J Maverick 16
    Sorry for the delay in announcing this, but real life kicked in and couldn't sort it any earlier.
    Hope that's enough for you all to get prepared.
    Mav

    Breakin' the sound barrier every day!
    Oh God, that's EGOD!

    FG 2020.3.1 - iMac 27" (Mid 2010) w/ macOS 10.12.6 - Thrustmaster FCS Flight Pack + MFD Cougar

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    09 Apr 2021 11:24 #50156 by eagle12
    Here for the 5 years old young blood boy.

    It looks difficulty as it is. In 3 days you can make some moves.
    In 3 weeks you can almost do the most stuff.

    And than skate to group of girls on the dancefloor and make the same moves as the girls.
    The girls begin to smile and you smile back..........aaaand...... one two three you are married. :blink:




    I come with this jet. It is an old jet but it is from the FGUK team.

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    10 Apr 2021 14:55 #50160 by Oscar_Yankee
    i have problems with the mach loop. All the loops is blue and yellow planes. Can someone help me?

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    10 Apr 2021 15:04 #50162 by Oscar_Yankee
    A screenshot of my problem:
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    10 Apr 2021 15:13 #50163 by StuartC
    Im getting the same with 2020.4.
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    10 Apr 2021 15:16 #50164 by StuartC
    Tried using direct paths in the XML files but it still wont load the gates.
    Its a Bust on 2020.4. It appears AI is stuffed.
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    10 Apr 2021 15:20 #50165 by enrogue
    Some changes happened around 2020.3.x which was why I had to convert Bombable to to the Addon system - the Mach Loop might need the same treatment

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    10 Apr 2021 15:24 #50166 by enrogue
    If someone can point me at the version being used I can have a look at whats going wrong & *maybe* do a quick convert

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    10 Apr 2021 15:48 #50167 by StuartC
    I did a fresh download from the hanger to test it. So, the hanger version was the one used.

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    10 Apr 2021 15:51 #50168 by Oscar_Yankee
    What time are we meeting in utc?

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    10 Apr 2021 15:58 #50170 by J Maverick 16
    I am still on 2020.3.1 and it works fine so it must be a later bug. That sucks, sorry if I wasn't aware. Why can't we have a version where things don't get broken overtime?

    Oscar Yankee if you read the first post there's all you need to know, same as every other FlightNight.
    Mav

    Breakin' the sound barrier every day!
    Oh God, that's EGOD!

    FG 2020.3.1 - iMac 27" (Mid 2010) w/ macOS 10.12.6 - Thrustmaster FCS Flight Pack + MFD Cougar
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    10 Apr 2021 16:15 - 10 Apr 2021 16:19 #50171 by enrogue
    github.com/alexeijd/Mach-Loop

    Just tested & loading everything fine for the Mach Loop at least in 2020.3.8

    It's an Addon, so you have to point the launcher at it or use --addon=/path/to/some/addon

    See wiki.flightgear.org/Addon

    The change came in 2020.4 & was backported to 2020.3.5 or thereabouts
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    10 Apr 2021 16:36 #50174 by StuartC
    no joy. My version is not picking it up. It does pick up the cargo towing addon, but not the mach loop.

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    10 Apr 2021 17:02 #50176 by eagle12
    Try this, copy it under AI


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    10 Apr 2021 17:13 #50177 by StuartC
    Thats the way I had it originally. It doesnt pick it up in the AI folders ether.

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    10 Apr 2021 17:13 #50178 by Oscar_Yankee
    My Flightgear folders:
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    10 Apr 2021 17:18 #50179 by Oscar_Yankee
    Have i to download some gate models?

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    10 Apr 2021 17:19 #50180 by eagle12
    Looks right OY.

    @Stu
    no idea, it seems somethings is missing under 2020.4

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    10 Apr 2021 17:23 #50181 by eagle12
    not really OY.

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