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Sabre's Powered Paraglider

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Just a really silly and fun addon.

Adds powered paragliders, may be packed into backpacks for convenience.

The parachute 3d model is from the Arma 2 APL files

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Credits/Thanks to:
Hnchmc for inspiration

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Requirements:None

 

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This addon for Arma 3 is released under CC-BY-SA
The authors of this addon give no warranty
 

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Downloads:

 

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Btw: This parachute has hidden selections activated:

 

Parachute Texture Template

 

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I can't find the original file anymore. This should be sufficient for your recoloring needs though.

Hope to see many colorful parachutes soon. If you have really nice ones let me know, we can think about including them here.

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I completely forgot about this. It is kind of fun though, especially since you can carry it around in a backpack.

Have fun

 

 

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Managed to build a small basket around the prop, safety first!

 

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Working on a trike version too

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I completely forgot about this. It is kind of fun though, especially since you can carry it around in a backpack.

Have fun

 

 

Managed to build a small basket around the prop, safety first!

Working on a trike version too

HO BOY!!!!

Since I PPG in real life, this is like a early Christmas present.I'm also switching to trike..LOL...can't wait to put this in to a mission. (I remember an old SF type movie where they exfil with a PPG...hhahahah...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjQijy67mlA)

THANK YOU MAN!!!

 

EDIT: it's possible to have AI to PPG?

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Your welcome!

 

The AI just goes crazy in these things : ).

It is very tricky for me to adjust the flight model and get something that feels real and not like normal aircraft.

If I make it behave more like a fixed wing they would be able to cope, but then the fun would go out of the window for us humans. They do stay in the air a little better in the current version I have right now though.

 

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How do I land this thing?  All I mannage do do is to crash and die...some way to stop it dead ? Just crashing..

 

Btw,could you put this in a Weapon Crate? For spies,shot down pilots and so on.tnx

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How do I land this thing?  All I mannage do do is to crash and die...some way to stop it dead ? Just crashing..

 

Btw,could you put this in a Weapon Crate? For spies,shot down pilots and so on.tnx

 

Practise, it is not easy to fly and that is intended.

There are weapon crates already. Even in the first release ; )

Search the equipment/boxes for para.

 

 

 

So cool Sabre. Love these things! It's my understanding that several countries around the world have begun to adopt these vehicles as potential transportation for Special Forces troops.

 

https://youtu.be/l45mBnJ2SJc

 

I just made 2 dark versions with recon scouts

 

 

Updated version 1.1 out on steam ws,

have fuN!

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Downloading this right now! You keep spoiling us Sabre :D I should have some wacky pics pretty soon hehehe

 

You're welcome. Looking forward to the pics.

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How do I land this thing?  All I mannage do do is to crash and die...some way to stop it dead ? Just crashing..

 

Btw,could you put this in a Weapon Crate? For spies,shot down pilots and so on.tnx

LOL...just come in fast..at about 3 ft pull hard on brakes...touch the ground like a feather!

Easy if you know how to do it..

 

@Sabe:

I'm having a blast..hahahhaha...would be a pain to shape the wing more "wedgy" like I have IRL????

 

 

Yes..that's me...

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After a little more tweaking the AI can sort of fly, at least they do not fly straight into the ground immediately : )

 

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If you go too fast the chute will collapse (in next update).

Maybe that is not 100% realistic, but a nice workaround to explain why you crash if going too fast.

 

Thanks for the vids Zagor,

I'd need a new model for a parachute like that. If I get hold of one we can think about it.

Changing the current Arma 2 model did not work for me.

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Hey man, no problem for wing shape. Too much pain to change that..As far as the  flying dynamics of a PPG, if I may, I can give you some suggestion to make it behave more like it.

For instance, speed is based on the wing shape and characteristics, while the engine is used mainly for climbing....adding power will only increase your climb rate, (so you NOT gonna go faster, but higher) while your descent rate is influenced by the wing efficiency.. In short..when you want to climb,you add power..when you want to go down, you idle the engine and your weight will make you descent...pull on right brake you turn right, same for left, pull both brake you break the wing..or stall it if you insist. ;)

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Update 1.2 out on steam workshop,

just minor tweaks and that new animation iirc.

 

Feedback is always welcome,

For Arma this is a fixed wing aircraft (uav/jet).

So it behaves like a jet losing power if you turn the engine off. No way around I know of.

Same situation for my glider aircraft. There is no lift to drag ratio (glide ratio) we could set.

 

I can not disable ailerons altogether or it would be very hard to control, I just decided too make them rather weak.

Quite amazing A3 works so well with slow flying aircraft like this tbh : )

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I'm good the way it is buddy...was just chipping in on the feedback fever :D

I do understand the limit of Arma engine and behavior...but GOOD JOB on your side indeed!!  

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Sabre stole my thunder a little bit when he made some country parachutes :), but here's some other parachute liveries I've made:

 

(Spoiler so I don't spam up the thread)

 

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I have a few more I'm working on. I just need to adjust the colours a bit, since in Arma they kind of blend together,

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small issue

16:15:47 Sound: Error: File: sab_paraglider\data\sounds\close.wss not found !!!

16:16:41 Sound: Error: File: sab_paraglider\data\sounds\open.wss not found !!!

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hi dust sabre

 

Lock on me AA Missile . 

 

please Fix the problem

Fix the problem
 
Fix the problem
 

 

 

Hi Arma Fighter,

 

What exactly is the problem?

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