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Ever wish you could have vortex tip contrails on your swing wing aircraft?

 

Well, Crusader (all credit goes to him) happened to find something in the Oct 08 patch.

 

It's funny how TK sneaks in these little enhancements and doesn't tell anybody...

 

Anyway, go into your data.ini file, and look for the wing that you want to add the vortex generator to. It will be a Component, in the EF-111, it's [LeftOuterWing],[RightOuterWing]

 

Add the following lines:

 

HasVortexEmitter=TRUE

VortexEmitterName=WingtipVortexEmitter

VortexPosition=4.265,-9.707,0.366

VortexUseNodeOffset=TRUE

VortexG=2.5

 

Now lets look at each line to see what they do

 

1) HasVortexEmitter=TRUE - Pretty straightforward. This 'enables' the vortex emitter.

2) VortexEmitterName=WingtipVortexEmitter - Tells what effect to use...this is the stock wingtip emitter that comes with the ThirdWire sims.

3) VortexPosition=4.265,-9.707,0.366 - The position the emitter comes from (in X, Y, Z). You will have to figure this out yourself. Realize the position is from where the wings are at animation frame zero. For some models, that's wings all the way forward, for others, all the way aft.

4) VortexUseNodeOffset=TRUE - Bing, bing, bing! This line is IMPORTANT. This is the line that makes the vortex effect 'follow' the wings as they sweep (or more appropriately, follows the surface as it moves).

5) VortexG=2.5 - The minimum G needed to get the vortex to appear.

 

Now go out there and start swinging!

 

Oh, and for you F-111 drivers, I've already done the work for you.

 

Short wing models use VortexPosition=4.265,-9.707,0.366 (right wing) or -4.265,-9.707,0.366 (left wing).

Long wing models use VortexPosition=4.772,-10.517,0.340 (right wing) or -4.772,-10.517,0.340 (left wing).

 

And tested on the XF-103...works perfectly on the 'tiperons'. Cool!

 

FC

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Well done Crusader !

 

I wonder what other little gems are hiding away in there...

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Tried with the F-14D. For some reason, it wouldn't work.

 

[LeftOuterWing]

HasVortexEmitter=TRUE

VortexEmitterName=WingtipVortexEmitter

VortexPosition=-5.84,-1.75,-0.34

VortexUseNodeOffset=TRUE

VortexG=2.5

 

[RightOuterWing]

HasVortexEmitter=TRUE

VortexEmitterName=WingtipVortexEmitter

VortexPosition=5.84,-1.75,-0.34

VortexUseNodeOffset=TRUE

VortexG=2.5

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Already added them as part of the mentioned components (in the case of the Tomcats, most of the lines already exist, with the exception of "VortexUseNodeOffset=TRUE").

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