Tow Route

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Corvallis
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Tow Route

Post by Corvallis » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:54 pm

Not sure if this is possible, but the tow planes at my club have a semi-set flight path that they use for aerotow launches to our two practice areas. Is it possible to make the tow plane follow a set of waypoints to the release point in the practice area instead of just traveling straight to the start waypoint following takeoff?

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Re: Tow Route

Post by wickid » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:40 pm

No, the towplane AI takes it straight ahead to 100 m agl and then shortest route to the start waypoint while trying to avoid terrain. After it reaches the startpoint it will try to find the nearest thermal.
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Re: Tow Route

Post by Corvallis » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:35 pm

Understood, thanks for the information.

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