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Question on pilotless FC's

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Does anyone know how to retrieve an FC whose pilot (no copilot) has been killed, but is otherwise almost intact (green with minor damages)? Sending SC's with Tow/Deliver orders only makes the SC's leave them 0,2 kms from the CC, but short of actually giving them to the CC, and the same goes for stations. I just can't figure out a way to make them return to base ?

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If you tractor it with your CC, then you can bring it aboard, providing you have power to your launch control, and also to the tractor beam on your CC.

I think you can select 'DELIVER TO...' Option for your SC too, but I cant remember off hand without trying it out myself so I may be wrong on that one, but doesnt mean you cant try it anyway

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I found a minor problem with retrieving an FC the way you just described. I had the power to the launch bay turned off (as a security measure). The first time I locked on with the tractor beam, I was asked if I wanted to retrieve it and I said yes. Then, I was reminded that there was no power to the launch bay. So I went and restored power but I was not given another chance to retrieve the FC. I tried several times.

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Greybeard I had the same problem, so I left the fighter there and docked at a station. After docking I went back to retrieve the fighter (I made sure launch control was on this time of course) and then it let me pick it up. Give that a try.

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Originally posted by Greybeard:

I found a minor problem with retrieving an FC the way you just described. I had the power to the launch bay turned off (as a security measure). The first time I locked on with the tractor beam, I was asked if I wanted to retrieve it and I said yes. Then, I was reminded that there was no power to the launch bay. So I went and restored power but I was not given another chance to retrieve the FC. I tried several times.


That sounds like a bug. Will look into it right now.

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Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr:

That sounds like a bug. Will look into it right now.


I checked this out and its not a bug. It works just fine. I suspect that you still had the tractor beam engaged when you went and turned on power to launch control. That WON'T work. In a case like this, you have to disengage the tractor, turn power back on, then recapture the craft. You will then be prompted again.

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