Supreme Cmdr Posted February 7, 2004 Report Share Posted February 7, 2004 I have researched this and found what the confusion is about. The flight dynamics system in UC is vastly different from the one in BCM/G. For example, crafts have a landing profile which also uses the CALS system. The way this works is that the craft engages a landing profile when it wants to land. This disabled the ground collision avoidance when a short distance from the landing point. If the GCA system were not disabled, the craft won't land because CALS would keep it off the ground. Once the craft reaches a certain distance from the target, it then descends using its VTOL engines. Here is the problem : If you set a single deploy waypoint for the shuttle, when it enters the planet, it will be at that waypoint. At which point the CALS system will kick in. But the shuttle will be at very high altitude and then start to circle/descend VERY slowly, since it can't increase speed, having reached the waypoint. So, you HAVE to create a PROCEED TO NEXT waypoint as the FIRST waypoint in a deployment op. Then set the actual deployment waypoint (e.g. DEPLOY DRONE) at least 2km from the first. The shuttle will ingress at wp1, then engage its landing profile a short distance from wp2. Then shortly disengage its GCA system, fly along a little, then switch from FTOL to VTOL and land at the designated wp. Remember, unless the shuttle actually LANDS it won't perform ANY deployment ops. I am closing this issue because it works as designed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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