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    Fuel transfer pump for Super DC-3

    There is a great freeware Douglas C-117D by Mannfred Jahn which has several fuel transfer pump switches and I was wondering if anyone knew if it would be possible to assign commands to them to transfer fuel. Seems like a pretty simple thing to do, but glancing through the commands in the P3D scenery design kit, it looked like that might not be an option. Anyone have some insight? And is there a good way to disable steering with the rudder? As far as I know it is steered by thrust and brakes, like any other taildragger.

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushnik View Post
    There is a great freeware Douglas C-117D by Mannfred Jahn which has several fuel transfer pump switches and I was wondering if anyone knew if it would be possible to assign commands to them to transfer fuel. Seems like a pretty simple thing to do, but glancing through the commands in the P3D scenery design kit, it looked like that might not be an option. Anyone have some insight? And is there a good way to disable steering with the rudder? As far as I know it is steered by thrust and brakes, like any other taildragger.

    Thanks,
    Chris
    I don't know about the fuel transfer pumps, but to have a free castering tailwheel look in your [contact points] section in your aircraft.cfg file. I have taken the slashes out of the fist line and added them to the second disabling the tailwheel steering. (You could simply copy and paste this replacing your old contact points section or move the slashes to the second line. Either way you'll be steering by brakes and differential thrust.)

    [contact_points]
    //0 Class <0=none,1=wheel, 2=scrape, 3=float>
    //1 Longitudinal Position (feet)
    //2 Lateral Position (feet)
    //3 Vertical Position (feet)
    //4 Impact Damage Threshold (Feet Per Minute)
    //5 Brake Map (0=None, 1=Left, 2=Right)
    //6 Wheel Radius (feet)
    //7 Steer Angle (degrees)
    //8 Static Compression (feet) (0 if rigid)
    //9 Max/Static Compression Ratio
    //10 Damping Ratio (0=Undamped, 1=Critically damped)
    //11 Extension Time (seconds)
    //12 Retraction Time (seconds)
    //13 Sound Type
    //14 Airspeed limit for retraction (KIAS)
    //15 Airspeed that gear gets damage at (KIAS)


    //Use top row for free turning tail wheel
    point.0=1, -55.75, 0.0, -2.80, 1200.0, 0, 0.93, 180, 0.30, 2.5, 0.50, 4.0, 3.0, 0, 0, 0
    //point.0=1, -55.60, 0.0, -2.80, 1200.0, 0, 0.93, 72, 0.30, 2.5, 0.50, 4.0, 3.0, 0, 0, 0
    point.1=1, -18.50, -9.12, -10.00, 1600.0, 1, 1.89, 0, 0.54, 1.5, 0.50, 7.0, 10.0, 7.0, 166.0, 166.0
    point.2=1, -18.50, 9.12, -10.00, 1600.0, 2, 1.89, 0, 0.54, 1.5, 0.50, 6.0, 7.0, 7.0, 166.0, 166.0


    point.3=2, -30.75, -44.0, 0.5, 800.0, 0, 0.00, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.0, 5.0, 0.0, 0.0
    point.4=2, -30.75, 44.0, 0.5, 800.0, 0, 0.00, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.0, 6.0, 0.0, 0.0
    point.5=2, -61.00, 0.0, 16.5, 800.0, 0, 0.00, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.0, 9.0, 0.0, 0.0
    point.6=2, -4.00, 0.0, -2.8, 800.0, 0, 0.00, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.0, 4.0, 0.0, 0.0
    point.7=2, -43.00, 0.0, -2.2, 800.0, 0, 0.00, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.000, 0.0, 0.0, 4.0, 0.0, 0.0

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    Castering tailwheel is fine and realistic, but you better learn how and when to use the tailwheel lock --

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Patterson View Post
    I don't know about the fuel transfer pumps, but to have a free castering tailwheel look in your [contact points] section in your aircraft.cfg file. I have taken the slashes out of the fist line and added them to the second disabling the tailwheel steering. (You could simply copy and paste this replacing your old contact points section or move the slashes to the second line. Either way you'll be steering by brakes and differential thrust.)
    Thank you!

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