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  1. I would scan the whole map at 100m resolution, find the highest 10 points doing that, then scan 100x100 around those points at 5m resolution and take the highest point from those results.
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    [WIP] Embraer A-29 Super Tucano

    Sorry for the delay. Not sure but it's not on my list of things to do for now. Maybe later.
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    [WIP] Embraer A-29 Super Tucano

    Thanks everyone. I'm thrilled to see it out in the wild, finally. For the record, this is what I'm looking at for the future: - I want to refine the USAF texture (and remove the actual USAF marking, which many of them don't have anyway) and it will serve as the generic Western livery - Adding Afghanistan, Chile, and another fictional Arma-universe faction textures - Continue to refine config aspects and maybe the sounds - FLIGHT MODEL - I'm an aviation guy so I want to do a deep-dive on this at some point and get it as realistic as possible
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    [WIP] Embraer A-29 Super Tucano

    What's available on the internet is that the US Navy leased a single A-29 from Blackwater and tested it in Afghanistan under a classified program very briefly in 2008 before returning it to Blackwater. I don't really consider that operational use, but I accept that different people have different definitions of that. If you're going off classified info that isn't public I'm not sure how to take that. Philosophy aside, the primary technical issue for me is that without a clear picture to reference (which I have for the USAF iteration), I'm basically just making it up and I don't really like doing that. Brazil has around 100 Super Tucanos across five squadrons; they're definitely the biggest operator. I'll keep tweaking the USAF one post-release (and it will fill the role of "generic" Western livery) because it just doesn't look that good to me yet. Then, Afghanistan, Chile, and another fictional Arma-universe faction are probably going to be the second batch that I create.
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    [WIP] Embraer A-29 Super Tucano

    There is no standalone planned. What I mentioned before will be skin options in RHS. Copy all on suggestions! USN has not operated the Super Tucano in any way that I'm aware of (they did the OV-10 very briefly). USAF has operated it in an air advisor / training and testing role.
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    [WIP] Embraer A-29 Super Tucano

    Hi guys, as we run out of features to add and bugs to fix, I'm looking to the many livery possibilities and would like community input. Right now I have a Brazilian, Ecuadorian, and USAF version, simply because those are the ones I was most interested in. But a LOT of countries operate the plane and I want to know what other people are most interested in. Please post here to let me know what to prioritize! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embraer_EMB_314_Super_Tucano
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    LAMBS Improved Danger.fsm

    Great work on the mod! For future versions, I would love to see AI react more believably to nearby explosions: https://youtu.be/t7fKeQafIVg
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    RHS Escalation (AFRF and USAF)

    For the foreseeable future the Super Tucano is a GREF-appropriate airplane. It wouldn't make sense to put something used 99% of the time by non-U.S. nations under U.S. in RHS. As much as I (both an American and a big fan of light attack planes) would love to be able to say otherwise, that is the reality right now. The USAF has been talking about and not buying light attack for well over a decade. I won't believe they're serious about it until there are actually numbered squadrons flying one. A limited (<50) number of aircraft may be bought in the next few years by AFSOC and used in a purely advisor-trainer role, but that is the limit of what we can reasonably believe right now.
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    [WIP] Embraer A-29 Super Tucano

    99% chance there will be no standalone release. I don't really see much reason for me to put in the work required to do that so that a few people can avoid having to download a few gigs of fantastic content, when lack of time to do that was the whole reason development stalled in the first place. Also, at the end of the day I make stuff so I can use it, and I already use RHS.
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    [WIP] Embraer A-29 Super Tucano

    Hi everyone, sorry I haven't updated y'all and let this thread meander off. I don't frequent these forums very much and am more active on Discord and Youtube. So, let me give a real update: When I posted this thread & video, RHS contacted me with an interest in including the Super Tucano in GREF. I was initially reluctant to give up total control, but my real-life work got much busier all of a sudden and I no longer had time to invest in the Super Tucano project. After some thought, I decided to merge with RHS. I'm very happy I made that decision - not only so that it, you know, actually gets finished, but because RHS is able to contribute some things I would never have been able to do on my own. The plane is indeed near-finished. It will be under the Horizon Islands Defense Forces. In fact, you can check out the progress on the GREF dev branch right now 😉 Here's a taste: the plane now has very detailed (and switchable) MFDs: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/252012370585452544/625910181968216064/20190923231758_1.jpg https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/468879945293234177/625963435599069204/Capture.PNG https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/468879945293234177/625964945493721099/Capture.PNG https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/468879945293234177/625963254908452892/Capture.PNG
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    [WIP] Embraer A-29 Super Tucano

    I agree, that was my main catalyst for starting this project. The Apaches and F-16s and such strike me as massively OP for 95% of Arma gameplay and not that much fun for anyone in a scenario who isn't flying them (which is a shame, because I personally love those types of aircraft to death - particularly the Apache). I've always loved how the Littlebirds and other light/medium helicopters fit in the typical Arma gameplay and wanted something more like that on the fixed-wing side. I haven't actually thought about it. I will investigate. ITC is extremely impressive and Yax has been extremely helpful with questions I've had during the development of the Super Tucano.
  12. I'm thrilled to make a formal announcement of my nearly-complete Embraer A-29 Super Tucano mod for Arma 3. [For the record, I go by both Jester504 and Jester2138]. At first, it will be only the Sierra Nevada / Embraer A-29 version built in the U.S. that has an under-belly sensor ball and WSO, who controls the optics and laser. My first priority post-release, however, is to add other versions representing the original Brazilian model without the sensor ball as well as later South American versions with the sensor ball. None of my included liveries will have flags or obvious national markings so that they can represent the military of more than one nation. My second priority post-release will be a rework of the cockpit mesh and texturing. The aircraft supports dynamic pylons and all vanilla weapons that fall into the proper weight limits can be carried on the pylons (e.g. the default loadout is GBU-12s on the inboard pylons and rockets on the outboard pylons). Please enjoy this teaser video: