Automated Aerial Refueling System CKAN

Automated Aerial Refueling System (AARS) provides a set of military airforce equipment used for aerial refueling.

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Game Version: 1.9.1

Downloads: 29,981

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Automated Aerial Refueling System (AARS) provides a set of military airforce equipment used for aerial refueling.

This mod has plugins that can allow users to automatically connect two aircraft in the atmosphere for refueling and you only need to click one button!!! (And it supports FAR)It also has parts so users can build aerial refueling aircraft themselves. The mod is under development of two modding teams named Kerbal Battle Field and Icecovery Studio, members of which are all from China.

How to use?

Before use, you need to ensure your aircraft can fly properly,it is best to let it be BDA ’s AI drive properly.And They have a probe and a drogue are respectively installed(Or boom and fuel port).

First,Let the two aircraft approach and maintain a relatively low relative velocity(You can use BDA ’s Wing Command).

Second,expand drogue or drop the boom.

If you are using fuel port ,open its cover.

Then,Set the aerial refueling aircraft as the target.

Next,click the “Active” button on probe or fuel port.

If you are using BDA’s Wing Command, Now shut down AI pilots.

Next, your aircraft will automatically approach the drogue or boom(You may need to manually adjust the attitude of the aircraft to make it easier to docking).

When the docking, it will automatically start the transmission of Liquid Fuel.When your aircraft's fuel tank is full, it will automatically unlock.

NOTE: If you move too fast after docking, the probe or boom will unlock, but it will still try to docking.

Version 1.9.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.9.1

Released on 2020-05-31

Recompile for 1.9.1

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Version 0.5 for Kerbal Space Program 1.7.2

Released on 2018-11-04

1.5.1 compatible

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Version V0.4.3 for Kerbal Space Program 1.4.3

Released on 2018-06-10

*V0.4.3: [2018-06-10]

Support KSP 1.4.3

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Version V0.4.2 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.1

Released on 2017-10-30

*V0.4.2: [2017-10-30]

Support KSP 1.3.1

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Version V0.4.1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.3.0

Released on 2017-05-31

V0.4.1: [2017-05-31]

Support KSP 1.3.0

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Version V0.4.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-05-18

V0.4.0: [2017-05-18]

Add AARS-Boom-Type-B

Add AARS-Boom-Type-C

Add AARS-DrogueModule

Add AARS-Drogue Pod-Type-C

Add AARS-Drogue Pod-Type-D

Add AARS-Drogue Pod-Type-E

Add AARS-Drogue Pod-Type-F

Add AARS-Fuel Port-Mk1A10

Add AARS-Fuel Port-Mk2B2

Change the parameters of some parts.

Change description of 24 parts.

Changed a lot of textures, now they are similar to the stock part style.

Optimized texture format.

Add something to the code in the plugin.

Fix some little bugs.

Maybe I added some new thing else, but I forget. (^.^)

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Version V0.3.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-03-31

V0.3.0: [2017-03-31]

Drogue Pod Type B now complete.

Add AARS-Probe-Type-C

Add AARS-Probe-Type-D

Add AARS-Probe-Type-E

Add AARS-Probe-Mk1

Add AARS-Probe-Mk2

Add AARS-Drop tank-Type-C

Add AARS-Drop tank-Type-D

Add lights on Drogue Pod Type A and Boom Type A.

Delete two separate pods.

Adjusting the angle of wings on the boom.

Change some attach nodes.

Change the folder structure.

Add a plugin: RAT.dll, It makes pod's blades will rotate with the dynamic pressure.(It is WIP, may have some bug.)

Fix some little bugs.

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Version V0.2.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-01-21

V0.2.0: [2017-01-21]

Fix a bug:When loading planes with the boom, it will spawn high above the runway as if the boom is deployed. @JediRangerkendor, Thank you for telling us this bug! Now we fix it.

Drogue Pod Type A now complete.We modified its texture. We did not delete the two separate pods, they will be retained to the next version, and then be deleted. This will give the player modified craft time.

Add AARS-Probe-Type-B

Add AARS-Drop tank-Type-A

Add AARS-Drop tank-Type-B

Change the folder structure.

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Version V_0.1.0f1 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-01-16

Fix a bug. [2017-01-16] Fix an important bug about the problem of fuel can not be transferred.

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Version V0.1.0 for Kerbal Space Program 1.2.2

Released on 2017-01-15

Initial release. [2017-01-15]

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