Author: Mausman
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Requirements: Arma 3 Helicopters

Version: 0.76
Signed: Yes

Short description: So I decided to experiment with the idea of how hard it would be to convert a regular helicopter into a UAV, similar to the AH6X from CUP's Vehicles, especially for resupply or even Basic transport or heavy lifting.

Date: 2019-01-08 11:46


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Taru Drone Modification

by
Mausman


Description:
Ok, so I decided to experiment with the idea of how hard it would be to convert a regular helicopter into a UAV, similar to the AH6X from CUP's Vehicles, especially for resupply or even Basic transport or heavy lifting.

Right now, these drones are only manually controlable in the 3rd person view, but the autonomous controls work fine (if you set a course through the UAV Terminal, it can fly that with ease.) I didn't want to mess around too much with turrets at this point, so the only view that really works outside of the 3rd-person view, is the cargo-camera. Switching to the UAV Turret allows you to look from the Loadmasters position.

While this is just a rough idea, the utility of such a mod proved itself in my own tests, as it allows for more refined control when calling for an impromptu pickup or resupply, as you can fly it better than the AI can and you can specify the landing site much better, while maintaining the ability to not need a player to physically be flying said chopper.

This Helicopter shows up in the NATO section right now, under Helicopters. I've been meaning to change the helicopters section part, but since I had to start over last night, I was in a hurry. Also, I greatly boosted the lifting power and speed of this version, just to see if it worked like I thought it would. The new lift capacity is about 325000+ and new max speed is 350.

Please let me know what you think of this idea in the comments, or if you have any thoughts on how to easily do the turrets for a more complete experience. I am mostly winging it here, programming wise.

Please note, you need the Helicopters DLC for this to work, and this will work in conjunction to the Taru's already in the game, it will not change them. However, this means that XENO's Taru Mod will NOT work with it. :(


Installation:
To install Taru Drone Modification you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.


Included files:
Taru_Drone.pbo


Changelog:
0.76
- got the front camera view working, but it needs to be switched to first. Working on a fix.

0.75
- Orginal test version uploaded



- Arma 3 Helicopters


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Tags: Addon,   Vehicle,   Retexture,   Military,   Helicopter,   Aircraft,   Drone,   Modern