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Jul 12, 2018 @ 9:20pm
Dec 21, 2020 @ 12:44am
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Realistic Auto Pilots

Description
Adds a scirpt-based autopilot to all aircraft in a mission for clients running the mod!
Have you ever wanted to be able to actually scan the ground for a target while your plane makes sure you don't die? Well now you can with this simple-to-use autopilot mod!



This mod will add 4 autopilots to every plane and helicopter.
Planes and VTOLs get:
  • Altitude Hold (Good for circling)
    • Turns off when pitch is ± 7.5° OR bank is ± 60°
  • Altitude and Heading Hold (Good for waypoints)
    • Turns off when pitch is ± 7.5° OR bank is ± 10° OR heading is ± 5° from target heading
  • Path Hold (Good for climbing)
    • Turns off when pitch is ± 10° from target OR bank is ± 10°
  • Automatic Throttle Control (Holds speed)
    • Turns off when pilot changes throttle
VTOLs get:
  • Position Hold (Like Auto-Hover, but realistic and now for VTOLs)
    • Turns off when pitch is ± 15° OR bank is ± 15° OR you are going too fast OR you turn on auto-vectoring
    • Enters STBY when reciving input from pilot on any directional controls (Cyclic, Collective, Yaw Pedals)
Choppers get:
  • Altitude Hold (Constant altitude ABOVE SEA LEVEL)
    • Does not automatically turn off
  • Attitude Hold (Hold vector and direction)
    • Turns off when pitch is ± 60° OR bank is ± 70° OR velocity is below 15
  • Position Hold (Like Auto-Hover, but realistic)
    • Turns off when pitch is ± 15° OR bank is ± 15° OR you are going too fast
    • Enters STBY when reciving input from pilot on any directional controls (Cyclic, Collective, Yaw Pedals)
  • Heading Hold (Keeps you aimed one way)
    • Turns off when bank is ± 10° OR heading is ± 5° from target heading OR too close to ground (5m)
    • Enters STBY when cyclic is held left/right, when yaw is held, or when notable collective input is given.

Autopilot notes
  • The autopilot will turn itself off if certain criteria are met (Depending on which mode you are using)
  • Helicopter autopilot will (Depending) go to standby mode if you maneuver, at which point it will hold the new values once the maneuver is complete. (For instance, breaking the position hold and then entering another hover smoothly will not stop the autopilot but will rather set it to standby while you fly between positions)
  • A main thing to note is you have to get the aircraft moving steadily before attempting to turn on the autopilot. The autopilot is not a magical pilot who can fly for you, it just lets you focus on targets or instruments rather than focusing on the flying of the aircraft itself.

If you are making a mission and wish to prevent a particular aircraft from having autopilot added, put this into the vehicles init:
this setVariable["hal_autopilot",false];
This mod is client-sided, meaning the server does not need to run any additional mods to support it, but it must allow the client to use the mod.

Only requires CBA to run!
Popular Discussions View All (2)
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Aug 29, 2021 @ 5:35pm
Autopilot suggestions
FatherSarge
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Mar 21, 2020 @ 10:40am
Errors and Glitches.
Kiri Otoru
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142 Comments
Blockdude  [author] Dec 30, 2023 @ 1:27pm 
Go right ahead
Marki Dec 28, 2023 @ 7:43am 
Evening, I have a question, could I potentially use part of your code for a VTOL mod I am trying to fix?
JohnnyHamastix5643 Aug 13, 2023 @ 11:10am 
Does this work with helicopters with Advanced Flight Model enabled?
squigwraith Jun 4, 2023 @ 1:17am 
cheers
Blockdude  [author] Jun 3, 2023 @ 9:44pm 
By default, there isn't any bind. You can set up binds in the CBA settings menu
squigwraith Jun 1, 2023 @ 5:39am 
what is the key bind i cant find it anywhere
Axiolot May 3, 2023 @ 3:55pm 
i press the button while standing perfectly still for position hold yet it doesnt work?
THE FLIGHT OFFICER Mar 9, 2023 @ 11:03pm 
No, real world autopilots can maintain all of these simultaneously.
Blockdude  [author] Feb 20, 2023 @ 5:31pm 
Correct. This is intended behavior based on real-world (US) autopilot systems.
THE FLIGHT OFFICER Feb 19, 2023 @ 9:14am 
The issue I have found with this mod is that only one of them can be used at a time.. Example: If I activate altitude hold, throttle and heading modes are not available.