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    Sling load missions

    Hello everyone,

    I searched the forum for some solution to the following:

    when i play a sling load mission i can pick up the cargo but can't release it. Rope interaction button doesn't do anything.
    By mistake i noticed that unloading only works when i get out of the chopper and board it as gunner.
    Is that the way it should be?
    Am I the only one who faced this effect?

    Greets and a happy new year

    ChopperSpirit
    Bear Hunters

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChopperSpirit View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I searched the forum for some solution to the following:

    when i play a sling load mission i can pick up the cargo but can't release it. Rope interaction button doesn't do anything.
    By mistake i noticed that unloading only works when i get out of the chopper and board it as gunner.
    Is that the way it should be?
    Am I the only one who faced this effect?

    Greets and a happy new year

    ChopperSpirit
    Nope, detaching works just like attaching: hover over the release point, set the cargo down and get a little lower. When you're low enough the rope will detach indicated by a hint top right. That's it.

    Have fun.

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    Thank you guess who,

    that is the way i expected it. But that only works when i get in the co pilots place and take over control. At least in the challenges missions. I tried it several time by now and can confirm that it is working only when i am using the co pilot's seat.

    Could it be the mission is bugged since the patch? I mean as it seems it is only me who is facing this.

    Greets ChopperSpirit

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    You should not have to get in as copilot and take over controls. We'll have a look to see if it happens to us as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnA View Post
    You should not have to get in as copilot and take over controls. We'll have a look to see if it happens to us as well.
    Thanks a lot DnA.

    For your information: I just tested it a minute ago and watched very closely. Following happened in detail:

    - I started a sling load challenge mission
    - I started in Pilot's position and was able to pick up the sling load
    - On destination I put down the cargo and hovered. <--- nothing happened
    - I landed next to the cargo box. <--- nothing happened
    - I disembarked the helicopter with running engines (don't think the running engines have anything to do with it just wanted to be detailed)
    - I got into the chopper in copilot's seat and before i could take over the controll unleashing cargo started.
    - I then disembarked again before unleashing was completed and got into pilot position again <--- nothing happened
    - Once again got into copilots position and unleashing began again. <--- cargo successfully delivered.

    Furthermore i noticed that when i fly the chopper from copilot's position the attaching of the sling load begins already when i am far away (<100m). And if I stay that far the load bounces to the chopper as if it was attached with a bungee rope

    The weird thing is that it's just me who is facing this effect

    Once again, thanks in advance for your help.

    Kind regards ChopperSpirit

    Ps.: Forgot to mention... the training missions about sling loads work just fine. But i think the cargo is not really detached in those is it? As far as i remember task in the training is just to put it on the ground?
    Last edited by ChopperSpirit; Jan 3 2012 at 15:34.

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    Hi again,

    I uploaded a Video for a detailed explaination of my problem. Mabby it helps finding a solution.

    Kind regards ChopperSpirit
    Last edited by ChopperSpirit; Jan 8 2012 at 17:01.

  7. #7
    "Nice" bug you found there
    Detaching when you're in pilots seat is possible but you have to put CARGO in perferct place/point (marked on the map) not just on destination house's roof. Missing the target sth like couple of meters and it wont detach. GPS (Ctrl+G) should help you do that.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by BeePee View Post
    "Nice" bug you found there
    Detaching when you're in pilots seat is possible but you have to put CARGO in perferct place/point (marked on the map) not just on destination house's roof. Missing the target sth like couple of meters and it wont detach. GPS (Ctrl+G) should help you do that.
    Rgr that. I'll try that next time.
    But still, why does the cargo detach when i switch positions? And why does it attach that early?

    Thanks for the quick response.

    Regards Chop

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