The APEX Drakon
Finally, after 6 long months of development it's here...
Introducing a new Unmanned Aerial System for Arma III. The jet-powered APEX Drakon offers a new way to control the battlefield in a sleek, effective way. Derived from the General Atomics Predator C 'Avenger', the Drakon comes equipped with a slew of incredible weapons and takes no prisoners. Not only was this model built from the ground up by none other than Kiory, this incredible machine comes equipped with a custom loadout editor made from scratch by AWOL, a well known Arma mod creator. Efficiency, design and quality were all key factors in creating this masterpiece.
After a year into Arma's release, I had become frustrated with the vanilla UAV systems. With a game based in 2035, why were we using propeller driven aircraft? Also, why such a weak armament and why are they still extremely buggy? With those frustrations in mind, I set out to fix it myself. Meeting up with Kiory and AWOL, we began work on a new UAV system that would completely change the way UAV's would be viewed in Arma. 6 months later, the Drakon was released. While we still have a long way to go to get it where we want to, this is a step in the right direction.
Includes the APEX Drakon .pbo file which comes with a single Drakon and a custom loadout editor built into the mod.
Jet-powered UAV system
Nearly double the speed of vanilla UAV systems
4 external hardpoints and 1 internal bay
Custom loadout editor and service menu
(To be included in future builds)
HELLAD Solid State Laser system
Multiple camouflage patterns
Stealth and Laser selectable variants
Re-built UAV terminal
Arma 3 engine: Bohemia Interactive
Project lead: Church
3D Artist: Kiory
Video Production: Church
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For use with Arma III
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HOW TO INSTALL AND USE:
Simply extract the @Drakon file from the .zip folder and drop it directly into your Arma directory folder!
Once in game you must spawn an ammo support vehicle next to the Drakon in order to access the APEX Support Menu. Enjoy!
Keep in mind the Drakon is still very much in an alpha state. This is our first release and there WILL be bugs. Here are a few we are aware of: The Drakon still uses Arma III's unfavorable UAV system. We know, it's something we want to get away from.
The Laser Designator doesn't spawn on the UAV unless you first apply a loadout.
The UAV flight model needs to be cleaned up. It currently floats too easily and the stall speed needs to be adjusted.
The UAV turret cam works when it is stowed away, allowing you to see inside the drone. This will be fixed in a future patch.
For some reason the Drakon doesn't get along with ACE's missile system very well. We're looking into that. For now, avoid using with ACE.
There may be many others. These are just the ones we're very aware of. Feel free to PM me with any bugs you find outside of these ones.
FOR MAKING WORK WITH ACE
Thanks to Bamse for pointing this out.
Remove these 6 .pbo files in order to avoid conflict with ACE.
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