Author: Feint
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Requirements: Community Base addons A3

Version: 2.1
Signed: Yes, serverkey available

Short description: This addon gives the player the ability to assemble and operate an RQ-11 Raven.

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Date: 2014-01-19 11:02

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RQ-11B Raven


The RQ-11A Raven was released in May of 2012 for Arma 2 and was subsequently updated 3 more times. This new version, the RQ-11B Raven is being released for Arma 3 as version 2.0 as an evolution of that original addon. The scripts have all been overhauled, new models have been created with new textures and dozens of new features have been added.

New 3d models (compared to Arma2)
New and improved textures
New in-camera sounds
New 3D controllable camera
New Ground Control Station interface
New Tactical Laser for target marking for ground troops
New Laser Designator for bomb guidance

Extract into the ArmA 3 Directory, by default this is located in:
32-Bit - C:\Program Files\Steam/Steamapps\Common\ArmA 3\
64-Bit - C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam/Steamapps\Common\ArmA 3\
After extraction it should look like this:
Steam\Steamapps\Common\ArmA 3\@your_mod_folder_name\addons\

You can also use the "Arma 3 Alpha" folder in your "My Documents" folder. Your folder setup could than look like for example this:
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name1\addons\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name2\addons\
mydocuments\Arma3 Alpha\@your_mod_folder_name2\addons\

When present place the "userconfig" folder into your game install folder, usually:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Arma 3".
You may already have "userconfig" folder from other addons and/or mods in which case it is safe to merge the contents from this archive.

You'll also need to add a Launch Parameter to Steam, in order to do so right-click on ArmA 3 Alpha and click Properties and then Set Launch Options. In the window that opens enter in -mod=@your_mod_folder_name
For using multiple mods you would then do so like this:

You can also use -nosplash to get rid of the splash art and intro videos.

And of course you can also enable and disable community made addons and mods through the in-game Options Expansions menu if you do not want to mess with startup parameters!

When the above information still does not provide you with enough to learn how to install custom addons and mods you can always ask in our Guide On Installing Mods.

Included files:

This is a signed addon. Serveradmins can download the serverkey from here: RQ-11B Raven serverkey.

The RQ-11B Raven Backpack can be found in the Backpacks section of the editor. Place in the editor and preview your mission.
To add backpack to your unit, in the init line, type:
this addBackpack B_MAV_B_BACKPACK;
All of the parts of the Raven can be found in the editor under the section titled: [RQ-11] Raven Parts

Official up to date Readme pages and detailed instructions can be found here:

Known issues:
The tactical laser can malfunction when operating more than one Raven at a time.
Engine sounds aren’t the smoothest
Assembly process doesn’t appear correctly. This is an Arma 3 bug. Usually this only happens once per mission.
There may be some unintentional multiplayer issues
Sometimes the Raven lands on the ground and takes off after a few seconds when operating at minimum altitudes – WORKAROUND: raise altitude
Sometimes the Raven stops in mid-air and just hangs there for a few seconds
Tactical laser is difficult to see at night without NV goggles and even then it’s pretty hard to see from a distance (this is a limitation of DrawLine3D)
When launching from 3rd person, sometimes your unit will step over before launching

- FIXED: addAction not appearing on backpack after unloading it from a vehicle
- FIXED: Missing semicolons in config around descriptions of the functions
- FIXED: Missing required addon listing in config

- First Arma 3 release

Forum topic:
- BI forums

- Community Base addons A3

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Tags: Camera,   Ground Control,   Laser,   Raven