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Thread: Any good AG Pilot add-on (crop dusting)

  1. Default Any good AG Pilot add-on (crop dusting)

    Hey guys, first time poster here!

    I work in the AG industry (crop dusting) and am looking to set up a simulator with a stick, rudder pedals etc to teach our new guys without burning up a ton of 100ll or JetA.

    We found FSX, we found the "Ohio Crop Duster" mission and plane on flightsimulatorxmissions and a decent looking AG Cat with boom pressure and pump here

    What we REALLY need is a plane (any AG plane will due) with a LIGHTBAR / AG GPS kinda like you see in this video

    Basically it shows if you are in left or right of course for each pass, we need our guys to be able to practice flying the light bar in a field and be able to see where they sprayed and where they missed.

    Any suggestions??


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    Sorry, can't help, I've flown dusters in FSX but none had a lightbar.
    I've dropped an email to Deane Baunton in NZ asking him if he can give you any advice, he's designed FSX dusters in the past.
    If/when he replies i'll post his reply in this thread..
    Last edited by ScatterbrainKid; 02-16-2012 at 08:52 AM.

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    I just downloaded the Fletcher to check it out, it sprays fine (below) but sadly there's no Lightbar-

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    Have you tried the Air Tractor 402? It's a great looking plane but I don't know if it has what you are looking for. Just do a search for it and it will come up. Good Luck.

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    As a midwest U.S. farmer I can assure you the Ag Tractor 402 is the king of crop dusters. RW they have light bars Raven systems
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    Hi guys. Firstly the lightbar I made is only on the Cresco, and only shows airspeed, heading and weight.

    I have never heard or seen a lightbar system for Flight Sim. For the Fletcher and Cresco aircraft models I tweaked some of the basic gauges, so got to look at some gauge coding. For most gauges there were tens to hundreds of lines and I only modified small bits. A light bar or Ag GPS system would have to be based (I guess) on the Flightsim GPS and that has thousands of lines of code which few if anybody has really played with. In short it would take somebody who seriously knows what they are doing with complex gauge coding.
    As an alternative I looked at a very basic system that would utilise a set of lights to indicate on track when the aircraft was straight and level, and then off track when in a turn. Even that was beyond my skill.

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    Maybe a real-life crop dusting company could commission a coding expert to create an FSX lightbar for pilot simulator training?

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    Hello @ll,

    sorry for resurrecting this old thread...

    My new crop dusting addon has just been released, and I would like to add a lightbar gauge at some point. To do this halfway correctly, I require some information about how a lightbar system actually works and what the pilot has to do when using it. I have the operating handbook of the Satloc LiteStar and I watched some youtube videos, so I am planning to model it based on that. Still I would like to get some "real-world" input about this.

    Many thanks and best regards
    Oliver Binder
    Last edited by lorby-si; 06-06-2016 at 02:29 AM.
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    And here it is...
    All functions of the SatLoc LiteStar III have been implemented. It is entering beta test now and it will be included in the upcoming version of my crop dusting addon.

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    Oliver Binder

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