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#12232711 Apr 02, 2016 at 08:42 PM
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Looking forward to flying as OPFOR. Not gonna lie.
long live the 88th
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#12233114 Apr 02, 2016 at 10:46 PM · Edited over 1 year ago
Major General
705 Posts
Hey guys,

I'm running the rank tracker, and here's some info that'll be useful for you, and some stuff I need from you.

First off, I need your callsigns! Try to keep it to your top 3 most used, if you have that many. I'll combine them all and pull the hours automagically.

In order to get your hours tracked, you need to fly on a server that can be tracked by mpserver15.flightgear.org - and we are using effective hours, not total hours. If you can't use that server or don't want to use that server, then you need to PM me a csv log outputted by flightgear, or (preferably) a KML file, or the direct link to a mpserver12.flightgear.org log. If you decide to go this route, I'll be auditing your flights and me inputting the hours is dependent on my availability (i.e. it might take a while - especially if I have a lot). So, use mpserver15 if at all possible.

If you have any questions about what your hours are per aircraft, or whatever, shoot me a PM on here and I'll get back to you when I can. I'll start a separate thread for updates and promotions once the ranking system ball gets rolling.

These are the callsigns I have. If you aren't on this list, or you want a callsign added, then let me know ASAP. If you are on this list, then once the rank system gets going, you are guaranteed to be at least 1st Lieutenant (rank level 2). as a bonus for being with us once this got going.

  • pinto | PINTO | OPFOR77
  • Raider1
  • 5H1N0B1
  • G-UNTER
  • gu-0001
  • Ice-99
  • J-Mav16
  • Leto | Icetail
  • Richard
  • SNOWY1
  • swamp
  • USAF-29
  • XH
  • YV-187
  • S
  • fb237
  • SP-AWN
  • YV-LEGO
  • Spectre | Maverick
  • SWA-F18
  • LUX01

EDIT:
Tracked aircraft are limited to the OPRF aircraft. If you feel there should be an aircraft added to this list, let us know.

  • F-14A
  • F-14B
  • F-15C
  • F-15D
  • JA37-Viggen
  • m2000-5
  • 707
  • 707-TT
  • EC-137D
  • B-1B

Y'all rock.
long live the 88th
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#12233266 Apr 02, 2016 at 11:46 PM
Colonel
452 Posts
Awesome, you rock too Pinto :)
"No one dared to make a slip, the stranger there among them had the big iron on his hip."
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#12233710 Apr 03, 2016 at 03:45 AM
Captain
240 Posts
Is there any mechanism to protect the system against, for example, flying orbits over Antarctica with fuel freeze and autopilot to gain hours?
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#12233800 Apr 03, 2016 at 04:22 AM · Edited over 1 year ago
Major General
705 Posts
No. That's not possible without some serious overhaul and overhead. And I don't really think it's that big of a deal. I'm very meh about it.
But if someone jumps 100 hours in a week and hits the top ten pilots in one week, then yeah I'll audit their flights.
And considering hours don't even count for the higher ranks... If someone wants to spend a literal 20 days flying with fuel freeze and autopilot, then that's dedication.
long live the 88th
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#12233971 Apr 03, 2016 at 06:47 AM
Colonel
535 Posts
About callsigns, I've used different before adopting this one.
These were "Maverik" and "Maveric", first one was used in my very first flights in MP over KSFO, but looking at the MPserver15 it has been used by another person after so I dunno if you can consider it (ther are about 28 mins in the B-1B which I'm sure I've done 'cause the person who lately used this callsign later flew only civil aircrafts).
Second one was adopted for about 2 years but then I changed it 'cause I found out someone else was using it (now it's a fried of mine and he's currently on this forum, but I don't think he's the only one who used this callsign) There are some good hours on it but I don't think they can be counted here since I'm not the only one to have flown military planes with it.
There is also another one I've used only once (originally I've planned to use it for serious missions) for a B-1B flight over Iraq and Syria last year which is AV-3116 and there's about 1:30 there of flight time. Wanted to start form Incirlik AB but scenery wan't loading for the airport so I used Adana which is a few miles close to it. I was even intercepted by a MiG-21 over Syria who requested my intentions then let me go when I crossed the Iraqi border. I've got screenshots I've never released of this flight on the other PC.

Said all that, now the only callsign I use for flying is "J-Mav16" and I won't change it.

@pinto: About aircrafts, I think you can add KC-137R, KC-137R-RT, EC-137R and RC-137R which will be ready by the FGFestival (hoping to get the damage code ready by that time).

Mav
Breakin' the sound barrier everyday!
Peace through superior AIRPOWER
5 YEARS OF FLIGHTGEAR (2012 - 2017)

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#12233992 Apr 03, 2016 at 07:11 AM
Major General
705 Posts
Hey JMav,
Once those get the damage code added and get released (are they released yet, by the way?) I'll add them in.
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#12236124 Apr 03, 2016 at 09:28 PM
Brigadier Ge...
340 Posts
Ok, so there has been no further comment. Rank system goes live at 2200z today 3 April.
Raider1

(Combat call-signs: Raid-1, Raid-2)
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#12236394 Apr 03, 2016 at 10:43 PM
Major General
705 Posts
Rank system is live! Your hours have begun being tracked.
long live the 88th
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#12236850 Apr 04, 2016 at 02:19 AM
Captain
240 Posts
It is sincerely hoped that this will play out uneventfully.
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#12239873 Apr 04, 2016 at 08:43 PM
Captain
240 Posts
How are effective hours counted?
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#12240044 Apr 04, 2016 at 09:30 PM
Brigadier Ge...
340 Posts
They are pulled from the MP15 server based on your callsign.
Raider1

(Combat call-signs: Raid-1, Raid-2)
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#12240052 Apr 04, 2016 at 09:32 PM
Major General
705 Posts
As defined by mpserver15. It is time when the aircraft speed is greater than 5 knots.
long live the 88th
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#12291765 Apr 16, 2016 at 02:52 PM
Captain
240 Posts
To clarify, how does the hour system technically work? Does it automatically get the hour count from some server? How is the ranks/hours page updated?

Thanks.
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#12292017 Apr 16, 2016 at 04:19 PM
Major General
705 Posts
You can gain normal hours one of two ways:

You fly on a multiplayer server tracked by mpserver15.flightgear.org, or you PM me an automated log of your flight in csv, or kml format.

If doing the mpserver15 route, I have code that scrapes the server to find out how much you've flown automatically. So, I run this scraper, it tells me how many hours you've flown, and then I update the hours on this website by "hand" (the scraper outputs an HTML table that I upload here).
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#12294708 Apr 17, 2016 at 01:54 PM
Captain
240 Posts
Does the scraper load a webpage and read the numbers displayed there? I mean, how does it interact with mpserver15?
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#12294964 Apr 17, 2016 at 03:33 PM · Edited over 1 year ago
Major General
705 Posts
Via the API.
I mean, if you really want details more granular than that, I might as well just give you the source code. Would you like the source code? It's pretty simple.
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#12345342 May 02, 2016 at 09:33 PM
Captain
240 Posts
Clarification about rules:

Do practice and ferry flights (not the event one, just random ferry flights) count? I want to make some long non-military flights in the 707 as practice. Will that legitimately add to my hours?
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#12345355 May 02, 2016 at 09:39 PM
Major General
705 Posts
Yeah, those totally count. You're still learning the aircraft. Most of my hours in the Viggen have been ferry flights.
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#12345396 May 02, 2016 at 09:50 PM
Captain
240 Posts
#12345355 pinto wrote:

You're still learning the aircraft.



Well said - I wonder how many weeks it will take for me to fly from KSUU to KTCM without doing anything wrong.
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