By Tim Mitchell 859102
#523910 I have a question about the new aircraft type selection and its effect on model matching.

At the moment my understanding is any user aircraft is matched to the AI by the aircraft type and ATC Parking Code field in the aircraft cfg.

Is there anyway that if someone wanted to connect as a cargo aircraft that vpilot would look at the stand type and choose the entry that has the 'atc parking types = cargo' as a priority?

My example is of seeing 3 Cathay Pacific 747's, two are actually freighters but in my model matching they show was 2 passenger and 1 cargo variants. My AI has repaints for the passenger and cargo available but vPilot is randomly choosing which to display as both aircraft cfg entries have CPA as an airline code. If the other vpilot user said 'hey I'm using a cargo aircraft' when they choose their aircraft, would vpilot look at the 747 repaints for a CPA airline code and parking type = cargo to deduce this should be the model to show.

The end result being cargo variants for airlines that fly both passenger and cargo aircraft types under the same callsign prefix but show accurately in the si.

I hope this make some sense!

Thanks
By Ross Carlson 887155
#523912 I split this into a separate thread since it doesn't have anything to do with helicopter models.

What do you mean by this:

Tim Mitchell 859102 wrote:If the other vpilot user said 'hey I'm using a cargo aircraft'


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By Lindsey Wiebe 1101951
#523932
Tim Mitchell 859102 wrote:I have a question about the new aircraft type selection and its effect on model matching.

At the moment my understanding is any user aircraft is matched to the AI by the aircraft type and ATC Parking Code field in the aircraft cfg.

Is there anyway that if someone wanted to connect as a cargo aircraft that vpilot would look at the stand type and choose the entry that has the 'atc parking types = cargo' as a priority?

My example is of seeing 3 Cathay Pacific 747's, two are actually freighters but in my model matching they show was 2 passenger and 1 cargo variants. My AI has repaints for the passenger and cargo available but vPilot is randomly choosing which to display as both aircraft cfg entries have CPA as an airline code. If the other vpilot user said 'hey I'm using a cargo aircraft' when they choose their aircraft, would vpilot look at the 747 repaints for a CPA airline code and parking type = cargo to deduce this should be the model to show.

The end result being cargo variants for airlines that fly both passenger and cargo aircraft types under the same callsign prefix but show accurately in the si.

I hope this make some sense!

Thanks


Hi Tim,

vPilot doesn't interact with the sim to that detail. I don't even know if there's a way for vPilot to even gather that sort of information. Best bet, and i'm not sure if it's consistent but through a few mins of digging, it looks like Cathay Cargo uses 4 digit flight numbers, whilst their PAX version use 3 digit or less. IF this were true you could add custom (or if Ross was really bored and had nothing else to do :P ) model matching ruleset in vPilot that instructs if it's a CX airline code and number is 1000-5000 then use this model set (pointing it to your cargo varients). It seems like a pain but I tend to do this fiddling at the end of a flight, instead of disconnecting right away I want to unwind a bit, listen to ATC and play around with the model matching.