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17 minutes ago, Chock said:

The pushback truck isn't casting a shadow.

I think it is actually..... that was not the answer anyway.   😊

A clue : Seen the width and position of an Il-76 nosegear.?

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Changing the brightness of the photo will confirm four wheel/tires and in the proper location directly under the entry door!

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The IL-76 carries it's own towbar as it needs an extra long towbar because the nose wheel is so far from it's nose.

That is the first clue..... secondly the fact that the width of four nose wheels precludes the use of a towbarless tractor.

To summarise, she needs a big tractor with an extra long towbar.

As you can see AES has sent an inappropriate truck (A towbarless tractor). It does this more often than not.

I have asked Oliver (AES owner) for the ability to choose which truck to use years and years ago. But he obviously feels this is not important.

FWIW The An-124 also carries it's own towbar as she has two separate nose wheels and needs a special towbar....... and NOT a towbarless tractor.

Ok these are special aircraft. But even with your run of the mill aircraft different airports use different trucks.

 

So the answer is: The towbarless tractor is inappropriate. The tractor is placed at the correct distance from the aircraft but as you can see there is no towbar between them.  

 

 

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I was going to say that the (radar?) bulge under the bomb aimer's, I mean navigator's, position is usually more prominent, however a quick surf of the internets revealed different versions ;) . 

EDIT - as an aside I used to have crash enabled in FSX:SE and one time, without thinking, I used pushback from a ramp position which had a tractor (my airport traffic is turned down very low)..... CRASHHH! One bent Ilyushin!

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10 hours ago, HighBypass said:

I was going to say that the (radar?) bulge under the bomb aimer's, I mean navigator's, position is usually more prominent, however a quick surf of the internets revealed different versions ;) . 

 

The IL-76TD-90VD is the chinless more modern version of the classic 76.

Here is an example of the classic 76 towbar ..... how cool would that be? 

How I wish AES was open source.

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19 minutes ago, sascha said:

It's heavy Russian iron and FS9, what's not to like?

The thing that is not Russian..... that damn truck.:angry:

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21 hours ago, edetroit said:

So the answer is: The towbarless tractor is inappropriate. The tractor is placed at the correct distance from the aircraft but as you can see there is no towbar between them.  

 

 

This probably is a relatively minor update, giving people a choice of trucks to call.

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2 hours ago, sascha said:

This probably is a relatively minor update, giving people a choice of trucks to call.

Somebody Pleeeeaaase tell the developer. I have run out of patience to be able to ask civilly :mellow:

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You are going to drive yourself crazy obsessing about this, it's not worth the hassle.  Last resort is to post on eastern europe's forums or the developers forum/FaceBook and make the request and see if that leverages them into designing what you want.

Good luck, hope it works out for you.

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On 9/13/2017 at 6:55 PM, HUSSAR said:

 

Good luck, hope it works out for you.

 

Oliver will not listen to me.... I have known that for years. I was interested in as to whether any other Simmers felt the way I do and if so to speak up. But it is clear that most do not care, do not know the difference between trucks or have all moved on to P3D. :laugh:

I could model the truck and bar that is not the problem. The problem is AES is the only decent pushback etc software for FS9 and it has no competition.

I will not mention it here again...... where is that dead horse emoticon.? 

 

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1 hour ago, edetroit said:

The problem is AES is the only decent pushback etc software for FS9

FS9 has an SDK ... in the words of Captain Picard ... "make it so".  The SDK is for all to use and is not restricted to developers, invest in some reading time and you'll be enjoying that towbar.  

Cheers, Rob.

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18 minutes ago, Rob Ainscough said:

FS9 has an SDK ... in the words of Captain Picard ... "make it so".  The SDK is for all to use and is not restricted to developers, invest in some reading time and you'll be enjoying that towbar.  

Cheers, Rob.

Haha.  You all know so little about FS9 and AES. The SDK is not enough.

A genius (I forgot his name) dug deep deep into the workings of FS and made a module which made AES possible. This chap is no longer interested in FS which is why Oliver has a problem getting it to work with anything other than FS9 and FSX.

edit. I'm guessing you do not know me Rob. "I am a make it so" person and have been through all the SDKs. 

 

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58 minutes ago, edetroit said:

You all know so little about FS9 and AES. The SDK is not enough.

Possibly, but I would imagine carefully select object replacements using the same GUID would do it?  It appears the distance is correct so just update the visual object adding a long towbar ... finding the GUID might be tricky.  A hack perhaps, but not exactly the first time hacks have been implemented.  In other words I don't think you need to change the core of AES, just replace some of the referenced elements ... gotta some tools SDK or 3rd party dev tools to ID what you need.

Cheers, Rob.

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7 hours ago, Rob Ainscough said:

 In other words I don't think you need to change the core of AES, just replace some of the referenced elements

That was exactly my thought process. Forget the towbar... I wanted to address AES's random selection of trucks.

I could not find a way to get AES to use the same truck all the time.

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