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FSX F-18 AERIAL REFUEL NO JOKE

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Fasurp23 Trainee

So I'm doing the carrier practice one day, and notice a 737 fly by. Getting frustrated with trying to getting 5 landings in a row, I decide to mess around and catch up to the 737, only to find it's a "refueler". A couple weeks later, I decide to find out what it's all about, so I launched out, climbed up above the clouds and tooled around for a few minutes. Low and behold, here comes a 737 marked refueler in the mission compass. So I hit dump fuel to get rid of a bunch of fuel just to see what would happen. I closed the dump fuel switch, and hit the probe switch. I then joined up on the 737 like I was gonna refuel, nothing happened at first. Then I got a little closer and looked down at my fuel panel and BAM. There it was. My jet had been refueled, not all the way, but enough to notice a difference. So I took screenshots. Notice that the after screenshot does not show a full load for those who will accuse me of hitting cntr shift F. This actually works. I even duplicated to make sure I wasn't tripping out before this post. You have to get REALLY REALLY close to make it work, but it can be done. I have searched and googled and looked everywhere I knew to look to see if this was possible, and have come up with nothing until now. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at rob@healinghemp.com

7 Responses

Pro Member First Officer
Duncan (Razgr1z912) First Officer

Yes, you're one of the many that discovers it. I have posted a video about it on youtube.

Pro Member First Officer
Orion (ollyau) First Officer

Nice tip, but many of us already have discovered that easter egg.

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Taylor (Flyboy92) First Officer

That's neat. I'll have to try it out sometime.

Flyboy92

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Fasurp23 Trainee

Yes, but will this work on all AI aircraft or just that one in the carrier practice? Is it something that's programmed into the F-18 itself or the AI aircraft? Anyone know??

Pro Member First Officer
Orion (ollyau) First Officer

Just that one mission, and maybe other 3rd party ones, if you/someone can figure that out...

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Dylan Brown (dtdb) Trainee

Where's the probe switch?

Pro Member First Officer
Duncan (Razgr1z912) First Officer

Left panel below throttles.

It looks like

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Its either Up (above) or down.

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