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    Question Catapult Question

    I am not able to launch a fully loaded SB2C off of my Essex Class CVs. I think I need some sort of catapult assist deal for a little more airspeed. I know some different ones have been done - what do you guys use - any recommendations?

    Thanks,

    GR

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostrider View Post
    I am not able to launch a fully loaded SB2C off of my Essex Class CVs. I think I need some sort of catapult assist deal for a little more airspeed. I know some different ones have been done - what do you guys use - any recommendations?

    Thanks,

    GR
    TR's your source...

    CFS2 GREEN GHOST GAUGE CATAPULT
    or
    DB_F4U4B_Corsair for CFS2...CATAPULT VERSION

    Just:
    1. Add the gaugexx=DAP_FSUIPC!Catapult, 514,349,10, ...to the panel.cfg/[Window00] at the end of the stack and change the "xx" to the next sequential number.

    2. Add the "FSUIPC.dll" and "FSUIPC.ini" files to the MODULES folder.

    3. Drop the "catapult.cfg" into the specific A/C folder and edit it to read:


    50 Ft per sec acceleration // 30kts
    ; 59 Ft per sec acceleration // 35kts
    ; 150 Ft per sec acceleration // 89kts
    0 degrees rotate aircraft (not read by hurricat)

    which will give you ~ a 90' 70kt hydraulic cat launch. (so you can spot on the bow cats.)

    Use the WEP once to fire, ...then it works normal from then on.


    I'm sure TR will fill in all the holes I have dug...(w/ me in'em...)

    Thanks TR
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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    RTB ...Blue Devil ...Out.

  3. #3
    Whose Essex and what is her speed? Are you set up to start on the fantail? If you are not afraid of adding more non-stock stuff, try Collin's long hull Essex class
    "De Oppresso Liber"

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Wolf 07 View Post
    Whose Essex and what is her speed? Are you set up to start on the fantail? If you are not afraid of adding more non-stock stuff, try Collin's long hull Essex class
    I have'em all, ...and they are great.

    ...but my system won't push two(2) or three(3) of'em in a CG in a 60+ A/C CAP/intercept or escort/attack mission. (neither will Usio's stuff)

    My next box will get the Naval upgrade.

    In the mean time, ...the stockers w/ a new coat 'o' paint will due...

    Attack:
    Usually set-up on the starboard cat, ...w/ ~ 20-30kts of headway...

    CAP/Escort:
    I'll roll from the fan-tail, ...then use the cat for the re-fuel/re-arm launch.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    ...I toil in the shadow of Masters...

    RTB ...Blue Devil ...Out.

  5. #5
    It's all of the ships I've tried - I'm using Collin's Yorktown '44. She's making 30 knots directly into a 15g25 Kt headwind. The tailwheel is at the extreme aft end of the flight deck. Parking brakes on, 3 notches of flaps, full throttle, water injection engaged. When I plunge off of the flight deck into the ocean, my speed show about 85-90 knots. That's including 30 knots of speed from the ship. Plus you've got 15+ knots of wind. I should have an apparent wind of 45+ knots under my wings before I even release the brakes. It seems like the payload is just too heavy. I've tried with Heavy Bombs 1 and Heavy Bombs 2 payloads, same results. Tried 1, 2, and 3 notches of flaps. She'll take off empty just fine, but as soon as I load bombs, splash. Any ideas?

    BTW, I don't have this problem with any other aircraft or payloads...

    Thanks Guys,

    GR

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    Just tried 35 kts headwind off a stationary stock essex. Almost but not quite good enuf.
    "De Oppresso Liber"

  7. #7
    Hey Fellas, Blue Devil's Cat reccomendation works like a champ - just don't forget to release the parking brakes before firing the cat, or it's kind of embarrassing! (End over end, splash!) Thanks for all the help!

    GR

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    hey fellas, blue devil's cat reccomendation works like a champ - just don't forget to release the parking brakes before firing the cat, or it's kind of embarrassing! (end over end, splash!) thanks for all the help!

    Gr
    lol!
    "De Oppresso Liber"

  9. #9
    Hi All
    I know this is a bit old but what is the significance of this line.
    0 degrees rotate aircraft (not read by hurricat)
    Cheers
    Stuart

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    catapult

    Hi Stuart

    this is a line in the catapult.cfg

    0 degrees gives a launch in line wth the vessel ( straight over the bow )

    90 degrees will give launch to starbord at right angles to the vessel

    180 degrees launches straight over the stern

    270 degrees launches to port

    actually you can set any angle - useful for launching seaplanes off cruisers etc

    was this what you wanted ?

    baldy
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    baldy's stuff at:

    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...rid=480&sort=d

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    Hi Baldy
    Thanks for the reply.
    This is what I was after {launching off a BB)

    Unfortunately, it is not working?

    I have this in the catapult folder

    150 Ft per sec acceleration
    270 degrees rotate aircraft (not read by hurricat)

    270 should have the aircraft facing port.
    It still faces forward.
    In fact, I can put in any number but the aircraft faces forward.

    Perplexing!

    Cheers
    Stuart

  12. #12

    catapult

    Hu Stuart

    what aircraft are you trying to launch?

    the catapult.cfg should be in the aircraft folder not in a folder within the aircraft folder

    the panel.cfg of your aircraft must include a line like this

    gaugexx=DAP_FSUIPC!Catapult, 175,409,10,12 otherwise nothing is going to happen ( this is GreenGhost's catapult gauge )

    the aircraft air file must have WEP ( open with AirEd )

    Line 505 cfs piston engine

    Emergency power type=3



    I hope this helps

    baldy
    Last edited by baldy; November 3rd, 2018 at 04:54.
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    Well I have not looked at this in years: Just my 2 cents Catapult Launch
    How to add a catapult launch to CFS2
    By Tango ****
    all required files included

    http://thefreeflightsite.com/Utilities2.htm

    Hope it helps someone one day
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart277 View Post
    Unfortunately, it is not working?
    Hello, Catapult. Have you ever seen a cat listen to any thing a human said?
    "Let Being Helpful Be More Important Than Being Right!" Some SOH Founder.

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    Yep, several words - Dinner, breakfast, lunch, supper, food, eat, meal, DinDin.
    Cheers,

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    Gotta love Gary Larson.........
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  17. #17
    Is there a way to get rid of the "Catapult Lauch" text slowly crossing the screen from right to left when using the catapult feature?

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    Hi Roxane

    I don't know of a way

    baldy
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    baldy's stuff at:

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