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UAV Refit
Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Mechanics, Plane
File Size
0.035 MB
Mar 15, 2020 @ 8:36pm
Mar 15, 2020 @ 9:35pm
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UAV Refit

This mod gives the UAV operator the ability to command the UAV to Return To Base (RTB) for a refit where it will be repaired, rearmed and refueled.

To command the RTB, open the UAV terminal, connect to the UAV and hit the RTB for Refit button.

This system only supports one UAV at a time right now.

This works by the UAV flying to a configurable position (0,0 by default) and then "exiting" the Area of Operations (AO).

The aircraft despawns and then reappears after being refit a configurable time later (30 minutes by default).

This is intended to simulate the UAV flying back to a base or FARP outside the AO. This will allow UAVs to be useful on maps without airfields, or in areas where the airfield is contested.

To configure the spot where the aircraft leaves the AO and how long the refit takes, copy the code below into the init.sqf of your mission and modify them as appropriate.

UAVRefitTime = 30; //Time in minutes it takes for the UAV to be refit and return to the area of operations UAVRefitPos = [0,0,3000]; //Position where the UAV departs and re-enters the AO

This addon works in Single player and on dedicated server (I assume MP also).
The addon needs to run on both clients and the server (the server is responsible for bringing the UAV back, that way if someone orders a refit and they log off, the plane still comes back)

Credit & Thanks
Huge thanks to icdb / cineafx for the use of his UI.
I designed this addon to be operable with his awesome and under-rated UAV Keybinds addon:

Thanks to Roqarr & HateAndCaffeine for concepts and support.

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Tall Bird Mar 28 @ 2:01am 
Thanks anywho!
Fat_Lurch  [author] Mar 28 @ 12:31am 
So long as the variables are set it should work. I'm not sure offhand how to do it outside the mission file, but it should work. Sorry that's not more helpful
Tall Bird Mar 27 @ 11:58pm 
Is it possible to change UAV Refit time on a server-wide level instead of per mission?
Dat Boy Mar 18 @ 12:55am 
Very handy & works great, thanks!
Fat_Lurch  [author] Feb 20 @ 11:32pm 
NBD: sorry but I don't know where to start on that one
Not_Big_Dad_: ( Feb 20 @ 3:53pm 
@Fat_Lurch could you help me with my players getting kicked when trying to connect UAV terminal to the armed UAVs? I am able to with being set admin/infostar. I think it is a BE error, but can't seem to find where to enable. THe same for artillery computers. But the UAVs are what's needed most.
Dark City Feb 13 @ 11:49pm 
Fat_Lurch  [author] Mar 24, 2020 @ 8:19pm 
It is an addon that needs to run on the client and server
Finger Jam Mar 24, 2020 @ 10:11am 
Is this a script or client side?