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SU-27 Mid-air refuelling -Lomac mission builder

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Hi, I am new to LOMAC and enjoying the SIM tremendously. I needed your help in setting up a mission involving mid-air refueling . Apparently the LOMAC manual does not say a word on this.

 

I have done the following, on the mission editor

Selected SU-27 group for 'Observation' (I have tried other pusposes also) and charted out its path on the map.

I then Selected the Russion Tanker IL-78 (purpose as 'Refuelling')and charted out it path too so that its path coincides with that of my SU-27 for some length.

I then Added a Russian Awacs too.

 

Now when I run the mission, I do not find any commands to request for an mid-air refuel using the '\' key. Also when I try ALT+T (request Awacs for Tanker directions) it returns a message something like 'No Tanker available'. I am not aware of what else I need to do to make the mid-air refueling work

 

I have applied the latest patch 1.02 and have gone through some of the documentations, but it now seems to me that I am wasting my time and would like to get help from any person who has done this before or if you can point me to some web resource on this matter

 

Rahul

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Yeah I checked that, If I fly SU-33 and fly close to a Tanker (within 0.4 km), it will bring down the refuelling pipes automatically, but this happens only on refuelling way points defined on the mission editor. It is tough to connect the refuel bob of my plane to the dongles, cannot maintain the same speed and altitude for long (may be I have defective joystick or not concentrating enough). Also I noticed that the auto-pilot will not work if you are close to the tanker so you are left on your own to make contact with the tanker.

 

Also I have seen images on some sites, of Lomac Sim, where an A-10A plane was being refuelled in mid-air. So I think A-10A also allows refuelling in the game. I will update this post when I try it later during the weekend.

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sure the A-10 can be refueled in-air.

 

sorry about the poor quality of this screenshot - its from just after the game was released

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if you use the auto throttle , it will help A lot. Set your auto throttle (J) just A little faster than the speed of the tanker. then you can toggle it on and off as needed.

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Aight, now here's a question. How do you get AI to refuel? Like, say I have some AI F-15s (they can refuel too, I've done it) and I want them to refuel after engaging so they can make it back to base. How would I set this up, will they do it automaticly if a KC-10 is closer than a point of landing or... what?

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Hi, I am new to LOMAC and enjoying the SIM tremendously. I needed your help in setting up a mission involving mid-air refueling . Apparently the LOMAC manual does not say a word on this.

 

I have done the following, on the mission editor

Selected SU-27 group for 'Observation' (I have tried other pusposes also) and charted out its path on the map.

I then Selected the Russion Tanker IL-78 (purpose as 'Refuelling')and charted out it path too so that its path coincides with that of my SU-27 for some length.

I then Added a Russian Awacs too.

 

Now when I run the mission, I do not find any commands to request for an mid-air refuel using the '\' key. Also when I try ALT+T (request Awacs for Tanker directions) it returns a message something like 'No Tanker available'. I am not aware of what else I need to do to make the mid-air refueling work

 

I have applied the latest patch 1.02 and have gone through some of the documentations, but it now seems to me that I am wasting my time and would like to get help from any person who has done this before or if you can point me to some web resource on this matter

 

Rahul

 

what your promblen? just play around with creating mission and well get the hang of it! i will help u the best way i can

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