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VTOL / Flaps Controls Mod
 
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May 12, 2017 @ 7:11pm
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Description
Have you ever wanted to be able to control Flaps and VTOL angle separately without having to touch the Auto Vectoring button? Well now you can! This mod adds separate keystrokes to your in-game controls menu for Flaps Up, Flaps Down, VTOL Up and VTOL Down. The keyboard commands can then be mapped to a joystick or throttle (HOTAS) if you want. Pressing the "Auto Vectoring" button is no longer required!

Update 1.70 that launched with JETS DLC is required, but the DLC itself is not required.

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HOW IT WORKS:

When you hit VTOL Up (rotate nacelles for forward flight):
  1. Checks if the Aircraft is a VTOL aircraft
  2. Checks if the engine is on
  3. Executes action "VTOLVectoring"
  4. Executes action "VectoringUp"

When you hit VTOL Down (rotate nacelles for hover):
  1. Checks if the Aircraft is a VTOL aircraft
  2. Checks if the engine is on
  3. Executes action "VTOLVectoring"
  4. Executes action "VectoringDown"

When you hit Flaps Up:
  1. Checks if the Aircraft is a VTOL aircraft
  2. If the aircraft is a VTOL aircraft, executes action "VTOLVectoringCancel"
  3. Executes action "VectoringDown"
  4. If the aircraft is a VTOL aircraft, executes action "VTOLVectoring"
  5. If the aircraft is not a VTOL aircraft, it simply executes "flapsUp" action.

When you hit Flaps Down:
  1. Checks if the Aircraft is a VTOL aircraft
  2. If the aircraft is a VTOL aircraft, executes action "VTOLVectoringCancel"
  3. Executes action "VectoringUp"
  4. If the aircraft is a VTOL aircraft, executes action "VTOLVectoring"
  5. If the aircraft is not a VTOL aircraft, it simply executes "flapsDown" action.

So basically, if you are flying a VTOL aircraft, there's no reason to ever turn VTOL Vectoring on or off (unless you're in the F35 - see below). If the engines are facing forward and you turn off VTOL Vectoring, there's no change to the aircraft.

F35:
The only reason to turn off VTOL Vectoring is if you are flying the F35B. Doing so closes the fan shroud opening and other flight surfaces for forward flight.


Instructions:
  1. Open your Controls Menu
  2. Click on Configure Addons
  3. Select "VTOL/FLAPS Controls Mod"
  4. Assign the keys
    • You MUST then unmap the Vanilla FLAPS UP and FLAPS DOWN controls
    • Keep "Auto Vectoring" mapped if you plan to use the F35 from C.U.P. so you can close the flight surfaces
  5. When you want to lower or raise flaps, hit those keys. When you want to raise or lower the VTOL angle, hit those keys.
    • You no longer have to hit Auto Vectoring On/Off. This button is now pressed automatically, effectively.
    • Regular (non-VTOL) planes function normally
    • For VTOL angle to function, aircraft engine must be ON

Features:
  • VTOL and FLAPS controls separated into 4 separate keypresses so you can map to separate controls on your HOTAS using your HOTAS software
  • Very small addon (0.1 MB)
  • customizable controls via Configure Addons menu (CBA)
  • NEW: All aircraft are now supported (including addon aircraft) (thanks jonpas)
  • NEW: Now works when remote controlling aircraft when playing as Zeus (thanks jonpas)

SUPPORTED AIRCRAFT
  • NEW: All aircraft

Future Plans:
  • Once BI implements a command to measure VTOL angle percentage, I can probably eliminate the need for the Auto Vectoring button when using the F35.

Dependencies:
CBA_A3

Bugs:
NONE

Bikey:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByQshG747KqKWUNEMjRLMVRFTjg/view?usp=sharing

Credits:
Me
jonpas for coming up with the code to check if an airfraft is VTOL and enabling VTOL/Flaps control over vehicles being remote controlled (like in Zeus)
BI for updating the Biki
The Arma community for helping me learn how to code


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Any unauthorized modification of the released files is strictly prohibited without written permission by the author(s) except in the case of fair use for the purposes of learning. In those cases, the modified files can not be released to the public.
You are using these files at your own risk.
Author(s) of these files are not liable for any damage or loss of data caused by usage of these files.
Usage of these files is also prohibited for any commercial purposes. This includes but is not limited to usage on monetized servers.


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40 Comments
lt.ambross Jul 13 @ 5:29pm 
Hey is this mod client side
Feint  [author] May 11 @ 5:11pm 
Oh good. Glad it works now.
Tier May 9 @ 4:03am 
Well, for now i just got everyone on server to use it and it works fine. :p
Feint  [author] May 8 @ 10:00pm 
Hmm, very strange. If you have any error messages, let me know. Otherwise, I'm not sure why it would not work for you.
Tier May 7 @ 2:58am 
Yeah, perfectly
Feint  [author] May 6 @ 8:44pm 
Does it work when running the same mods and missions in single player for you?
Tier May 6 @ 3:59pm 
Weird, when only i have it enabled and i'm hosting KP Altis Liberation for my friends, i can't use the mod. :C
Feint  [author] May 6 @ 3:55pm 
It's clientside.
Tier May 6 @ 10:49am 
Can it be fully clientside? Or everyone on server needs it?
Ghost | 新ドラゴン Apr 26 @ 7:33pm 
A thankyou so much!