Hard Deck Simulations Carrier Module
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This addon is only compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. You must own the simulator to use this addon.
The carrier module is the first aircraft carrier with functioning catapults and arrestor cables made for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
We set out to design a beautiful and functional aircraft carrier to be used with the vast number of military aircraft addons slated to launch for MSFS. The module was written in such a way that any aircraft, stock or addon, can use the catapults and arrestor cables without any modification to the aircraft itself. The carriers work great in multiplayer.
The carrier module includes two components included in a simple self-installer:
- Scenery - 5 static, detailed Nimitz Class aircraft carriers positioned around the world
- Software - HDS Carrier Module to enable catapult and arrestor cable functionality
This addon does not include any aircraft, however, it works with any stock or addon aircraft you already have.
The addon is simple to use. Once installed you simply run the HDS Carrier Module software in the background while you fly.
Catapult Launch - ***CRASHES MUST BE DISABLED***
The add-on detects when you are lined up for a catapult launch. Your launch speed is automatically calculated based on the physics of your aircraft, meaning the module works with every aircraft from a Cessna to fighter jets to 747s. To launch the aircraft you simply set the parking brake, set full thrust, and release the parking brake to be launch off the deck.
Arrestor Cable Landing
Due to the current limitations of the SDK provided by Microsoft, tailhooks are not yet supported in the game. HDS Carrier Module currently assumes your tailhook is extended at all times (we will update this as the SDK improves). To trigger an arrestor cable landing, simply line up with the runway, and land within the arrestor cables. HDS physics simulates the arrestor cable physics to bring the aircraft to a stop.
FLOS - Optical Landing System
An optical landing system has been implemented into the software which will appear when on approach to the carrier. The FLOS provides vertical guidance in reference to the glidepath that the aircraft is on. If the FLOS "ball" is above the two bright green datum lines, the aircraft is above the flight path. Similiary if the "ball" is below the green datum lines, the aircraft is below the glidepath. You can enable and disable FLOS from the HDS software window. You can drag the FLOS around on your screen and HDS will remember it's position for the next approach.
Aircraft carriers have been positioned in various locations around the globe. Over time more locations may be added as we continue to update the addon.
- Key west - ICAO: CAR1
- San Fransisco (270 at 5 miles) - ICAO: CAR2
- New York - ICAO: CAR3
- Gibraltar - ICAO: CAR4
- Dubai - ICAO: CAR5