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BaldieJr
09-09-2004, 09:36 PM
I dunno if this will work. Maybe its worth trying.

Create a mission with a plane to be tested.
Start at airfield.
Climb straight out to X meters.
Level out for X minutes.
Descend to X meters.
Blah blah blah
Hard turn for home.
Land.

Play the mission, but let the autopilot do everything.
Record all devicelink params to log, including control input.

The catch: Can you capture control input data when Autopilot is engaged? I dunno. Never thought about it till now.

If so, we need to pipe the control input back into devicelink. Shouldn't be too hard with perl, php, or lua.

Why?

Find out what limitations we have compared to the AI.

I see posts all the time complaining that the AI out-climbs on take-off, but once I get accustomed to a plane, I don't have that problem.... Sometimes I have a hard time climbing as slowly as the AI.

Just something to think about. If nothing else, you could use an AI input-script to do perfect climb, dive, and turn tests.

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BaldieJr
09-09-2004, 09:36 PM
I dunno if this will work. Maybe its worth trying.

Create a mission with a plane to be tested.
Start at airfield.
Climb straight out to X meters.
Level out for X minutes.
Descend to X meters.
Blah blah blah
Hard turn for home.
Land.

Play the mission, but let the autopilot do everything.
Record all devicelink params to log, including control input.

The catch: Can you capture control input data when Autopilot is engaged? I dunno. Never thought about it till now.

If so, we need to pipe the control input back into devicelink. Shouldn't be too hard with perl, php, or lua.

Why?

Find out what limitations we have compared to the AI.

I see posts all the time complaining that the AI out-climbs on take-off, but once I get accustomed to a plane, I don't have that problem.... Sometimes I have a hard time climbing as slowly as the AI.

Just something to think about. If nothing else, you could use an AI input-script to do perfect climb, dive, and turn tests.

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LEXX_Luthor
09-09-2004, 09:38 PM
Oleg said player Autopilot is not the same as AI.

I dunno.



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BaldieJr
09-09-2004, 09:41 PM
Well, if its not, that may be a good thing. Carefull waypoint manipulation might make for good testing proceedures.

Just a thought.

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p1ngu666
09-09-2004, 10:02 PM
hm
autopilot cant jam flaps tho
its certainly similer to ai

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LEXX_Luthor
09-10-2004, 01:38 AM
mmm, pingus right, it may be close enough so we can get testing useful for mission builders.

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moksha
09-10-2004, 01:52 AM
Baldie,
what a good idea. I'll see if the first part works later today, see what devicelink outputs are given from autopilot.

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09-10-2004, 09:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
I dunno if this will work. Maybe its worth trying.

Create a mission with a plane to be tested.
Start at airfield.
Climb straight out to X meters.
Level out for X minutes.
Descend to X meters.
Blah blah blah
Hard turn for home.
Land.

Play the mission, but let the autopilot do everything.
Record all devicelink params to log, including control input.

The catch: Can you capture control input data when Autopilot is engaged? I dunno. Never thought about it till now.

If so, we need to pipe the control input back into devicelink. Shouldn't be too hard with perl, php, or lua.

Why?

Find out what limitations we have compared to the AI.

I see posts all the time complaining that the AI out-climbs on take-off, but once I get accustomed to a plane, I don't have that problem.... Sometimes I have a hard time climbing as slowly as the AI.

Just something to think about. If nothing else, you could use an AI input-script to do perfect climb, dive, and turn tests.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Actually.. I have been looking into writing my own AI to fly the plane.. Real simple manuvers though.. Real straight line flat turn stuff.. It is posiable to do.. DeviceLink allows you to control the plane.. But the control loop required to do it may not be so easy.. There are alot of variables that need to be controled all at once.. But I wont know how hard it is unitl I try.. I know someone else did a auto pilot thing here.. saw something about it in a search for DeviceLink stuff.. I also saw a post from you to Crazyivan about a DeviceLink room.. Any news on that?

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