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AWESome : Aerial Warfare Enhanced Somehow

makes ARMA 3's flight environments more realistic (GWPS,
wind effect, etc.). Recommended to use with ACE since it
will enable ACE Interaction instead of vanilla actions
and give more specific weather data on ATIS.

This addon is SP/MP capable and basically works as a
client-side mod, and gives some additional features when
used on both client/server.

Although this addon is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0,
feel free to contact me if you need any code from this
addon for applications.

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Features

 

1. Voice Informer, GPWS(Ground Proximity Warning)

 

GPWS(incl. Voice Informer) has three modes: B747, F-16
and Rita. B747's GPWS has more familiar sounds from
commercial airliners including altitude informers during
landing. Suitable for large transport or support planes.
F-16's Bit**ing Betty GPWS includes missile warning and
other sound-warnings (voice informers). Gives basic
warnings such as: Counter; Warning; Caution; etc., and is
suitable for fighter planes.

Rita is a Russian voice informer which works similar to
Bit**ing Betty, but speaks Russian and has fewer
features(it's mainly because I don't speak Russian, and
therefore I can't find enough sound files).



2. Realistic Aerodynamics (drag, lift, etc.)

Brings air density and wind into consideration. Air density
is calulated based on altitude, temperature and humidity.
This requires landing speed to be set based on TAS (True
Air Speed), and have air density (altimeter) considered.
In case of crosswinds, de-crab or sideslip landings will be
needed. Can enable/disable at addon settings (enabled as
default), and effects of wind can be adjusted with "Wind
Multiplier" setting.
NOTICE : in low-FPS and high-speed situation, this feature
MAY cause some sutters. if it does so, please temporarily
disable this feature in addon settings.

3. ATC (Air Traffic Controller) radar screen

Shows friendly & civilian planes on map with name, speed,
altitude, and heading. Useful when commanding multiple
planes. Information lines are consisted of the following
three lines :
Pilot's Name
Speed(km/h) Altitude(m)
Heading(deg)

4. ATIS (Automatic Terminal Information Service)

Plays ATIS radio boradcast using real in-game atmospheric
data. Provides wind, visibility, etc. Temperature, dew point,
QFE will ve provided when ACE Weather is enabled.
With basic settings, ATIS provides real-time data, but with
addon setting changed, ATIS data should be updated on
ground.

 

5. Ground System

 

Provides towing vehicle & system for all planes. Works in
MP and does not require other players to use this addon for
towing their planes.
Offroad vehicles are used as towing cars, and can tow
planes by deploying towbar via Interaction / Action outside
the vehicle. Once the towbar is deployed, place target
plane's front gear at the end of the towbar, then use Action
to connect target plane to the towbar. After towing around,
stop the vehicle and disconnect target plane using Action.
NOTICE : moving too fast may occur collisions, so drive
with caution when towing.

 

6. Cockpit Utility

 

Provides checklists for fixed-wing pilots, with decision
speed, rotate speed, etc. automatically filled in. This helps
pilots to check if they have anything missing and gives
reference speeds for takeoff and landing.

NOTICE : opening a checklist will put the plane to autopilot
mode. In this mode, the plane will level itself but may crash
when happened during takeoff or landing. Because of this,
opening a checklist while engine on is recommended to be
conducted by the co-pilot (or gunner).


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Issue Tracking

To report issues, please use Github's issue tracker

https://github.com/mgkid3310/AWESome/issues

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Steam Workshop

 

You can subscribe this addon on Steam Workshop

 

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1301399507


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Source Code

Source code is uploaded on Github, feel free to reference

https://github.com/mgkid3310/AWESome

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Authors (Contributors)

Orbis2358 (mgkid3310@naver.com) : Project Manager & Programmer

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This looks fantastic! Should be very good for those who love to fly.

 

Question about the realistic aerodynamics: do these play nice with the drag modifiers found in ITC Air Systems?

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Showcase videos on Youtube

 

AWESome Showcase #1 : GPWS / ATIS

 

AWESome Showcase #2 : ATC radar / ATIS data update

 

AWESome Showcase #3 : Sideslip Landing

 

AWESome Showcase #4 : B747 GPWS

 

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Just now, Maj Ray said:

This looks fantastic! Should be very good for those who love to fly.

 

Question about the realistic aerodynamics: do these play nice with the drag modifiers found in ITC Air Systems?

 

Aerodynamics in this addon works only with aircraft itself's drag and lift for now. Since ammo's drag work bit differently from airplanes, bringing those drag data of ammo's aerodynamics directly into aircraft flight model causes WAY TOO severe drag/gravity. I'm working on finding appropriate modifier to bring ammos and fuel into calculation.

 

On the same line, I don't recommend ITC's drag system itself after having the experience of FIR A-10 being unable to fly with only medium-weighed loadout. But still, if you liked that system (because it's all up to one's preferences), It will work similar with/without the aerodynamics provided in AWESome.

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I'm a pilot IRL and I was always bothered that you can land in any direction with no xwind or tail wind. So, this is right up alley. I'll have to get this when i get on. Thanks.

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Ground System (towing car) has been updated!

 

Quote from README.md:

"Provides towing vehicle & system for all planes. Works in MP
and does not require other players to use this addon for
towing their planes.
Offroad vehicles are used as towing cars, and can tow planes
by deploying towbar via Interaction / Action outside the
vehicle. Once the towbar is deployed, place target plane's
front gear at the end of the towbar, then use Action to
connect target plane to the towbar. After towing around, stop
the vehicle and disconnect target plane using Action.
NOTICE : moving too fast may occur collisions, so drive with
caution when towing."

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I submitted a ticket on the ATIS being broadcasted across all vehicles not just the client here's a video for reference

 

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v 0.8.10 updage log

 

towing of wheeled helicopters enabled

towing system update

speed limiter while towing added

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v 0.9.0 updage log

 

Cockpit Utility (Checklist) feature update

stop ATIS during play feature update

Code optimization

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v 0.9.1 update log

 

GPWS update (Rita + code optimization)

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