On Sunday 26 December 2004 07:14, Paul Surgeon wrote:
> How does it work?
> Do the aircraft follow taxiways and park at gates or ramp designations?
That's the ultimate goal. For the current code, ie. for testing, I created an
xml file containing parking location and orientation information, which I
converted from MS FlightSim (from project afcaddata) , using an exsiting bgl
decompiler. Since the decompiler output was in xml format, reading it in to
FlightGear was pretty trivial.
I haven't implimented taxiway routing yet, so right now, each aircraft taxies
straight from the gate to the active runway. I bet you can guess what my next
logical move will be. :-)
I still need to update the gate assignment and release logic a bit more, and
also need to split the flight plan generation code, so that parking spots are
not assigned until at the last minute.
> BTW : I see that the X-plane apt.dat file allows startup locations (for
> things like gate numbers, ramps, helipads) as of version 7.01 and up.
Ah, that's good news. I didn't know yet, but it sounds like we should use this
info in the future.
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