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Hi there guys, I have been wondering something for a while. Wandering around the DATA ini of some VTOL aircrafts I realised that there is a type of engine dedicated to attitude control (obviously there must be a way to move around the aircraft when you are almost static in the air), that as you may already know, are the RCS. I have not seen any exhaust effect applied to this systems in game, for example a Harrier hovering only has the exhaust effect of its four nozzles, but do you know if it is possible to add effects to them? I was thinking of using RCS effects to use them in a spacecraft model, burning only as you use them when maneuvering the ship. That would be very cool indeed!

I already tried copying the ExhaustEffect command hoping that it would work but it didn't... Do you have any other idea to at least fake this thrusters?


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IIRC the NF-104 mod available here have something similar, you can try it.

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Thank you very much! I have learnt a lot with its INIs. I managed to make appear the rocket effect when pitching down the aircraft, but I had a little problem. In order to make appear the effect for the opposite maneuver, as the reaction control thruster, I must reverse the input, however, that command doesn't apparently work in a jet engine... To sum up, if a were to make a spacecraft with RCS, only half of them would work since the opposite ones wouldn't be activated...

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5 hours ago, Stratos said:

I think you have found a engine limitation. 

Well, I am afraid you are right, after researching a little bit further I discovered that people already had this problem back in SFP1 when trying to make a functioning thrust vectoring by linking the thrust angle to the pitch control but having the same problem: it only works in one direction not the other...

I have even tried to make an INVERSE_PITCH_CONTROL in the control.ini (I have nothing to lose trying) as a reversed control input for the engine to work with, but needless to say, that didn't work either.

I guess that if I want to put thruster effects in the spacecraft they will be burning all the time instead of during their specific maneuvers...

Curse you TK limitations!

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