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Arado Ar 234B-1
« on: April 28, 2016, 09:34:29 AM »

Dear all,

We are proud to present to you the Arado Ar 234B-1 reconnaissance aircraft mod.
Please find an introductory video here:


Download Link:
Arado Ar 234B-1 v1.1


Special Thanks to Jero for his hard and quick work on 3D and visual parts!

Readme:
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*                                                SAS Arado 234B-1                                                *
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*                                          Installation Instructions:                                            *
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1.) Copying of files (depending on your game version):
1a.) CUP users                                 : Extract the contents of this mod to the either "#DOF", "#TGA",
                                                 "#WAW" or "#JTW" folder of your game as it pleases you.
1b.) Modact 3/4/5/6 users                      : Extract the contents of this mod to the "#SAS" folder of your game.
     (IL-2 4.10/4.11/4.12/4.13)
1c.) DBW users (IL-2 4.10)                     : Extract the contents of this mod to the "#DBW" folder of your game.
1d.) Ultrapack 3 users (IL-2 4.10)             : Extract the contents of this mod to the "#UP#" folder of your game.
1e.) Modact 2, Ultrapack 2, HSFX 4/5/6/7 users : Extract the contents of this mod to the "MODS" folder of your game.
     (IL-2 4.09/4.10/4.11/4.12)
                                               
ATTENTION:  You need some kind of "DiffFM" mod installed in your game.
            CUP, Modact 5/6, DBW and UP3 ship with DiffFM included by default,
            others need to make sure to have it installed, otherwise your game will crash at 60%.

            Some links for DiffFM mods (not comprehensive):
            4.09m:                http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,3988.0.html
            4.10m (incl. UP3):    http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,12169.0.html
            4.11m (incl. HSFX 6): http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,24777.0.html
            HSFX 7:               http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,38980.0.html

ATTENTION²: You need "SAS Common Utils" mod installed in your game.
            CUP and Modact 6 ship with SAS Common Utils included by default,
            others need to make sure to have it installed, otherwise your game will crash when you fly this plane.
           
            Get the latest SAS Common Utils here, it works for any base game version and causes no conflicts
            with any other mod or mod pack, comes as a simple non-intrusive addon with no side effects:
            http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,40490.0.html

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2.) Open air.ini (in Modact 5/6 you find this file at "<Your Game Folder>\#SAS\STD\com\maddox\il2\objects\air.ini",
    for other game versions this may differ, e.g. "<Your Game Folder>\MODS\STD\com\maddox\il2\objects\air.ini").
    Add the following line:

Ar-234B-1         air.AR_234B1 2                                g01   SUMMER

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3.) Scroll down for further optional .properties file modifications.

4.) For custom skins please use plane skin folder name
    PaintSchemes\Skins\Ar-234B-1
    All existing Arado 234B-2 skins fit to this mod

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*                                                  Contents:                                                     *
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This mod brings you the first german jet to be flown over british territory:
The Arado 234B-1 reconnaissance aircraft.

This plane has a lot in common with the bomber version "Ar 234B-2" which is part of Stock IL-2, but it has
some distinctive differences, to name a few:
- No Semi-Recessed bomb bay under the fuselage
- No bomb racks under the engines
- No defensive guns in the tail
- No bombsight, no bomb selector controls in the cockpit
- Overall lighter, thus faster and more nimble

This mod features some enhanced functionality to resemble the engine handling a little more historically correct.
All of the functionality described below has been taken directly from:
Werkschrift 2234 B-2/Fl "Ar 234 B-2 Bedienungsvorschrift / Fl (mit Rüstanweisung) (Stand Juli 1944)"

Explanation of enhanced engine controls:

1.) Throttle lock lever:
Left to the two throttle levers the Arado 234 features a throttle lock lever which is to be used to avoid
unintended throttle movement. This has been implemented because of the early german jet engines sensitivity to
throttle changes. The throttle lock lever will automatically engage (move forward) when there has been no throttle
change during the past 5 seconds. It will automatically disengage once you move a throttle. This has been done to
make it easier to use and since IL-2 doesn't have a control suitable for this task.

2.) Tank selector switches:
Behind the trottle quadrant there are two levers, these are the tank selectors.
There's one selector lever for each engine.
Aft position is "shut off", center position is aft tank, forward position is front tank.
Operations is as follows:

Shut off: Self explanatory. Shuts off the engine. Will be engaged automatically for engines that are off / dead.

Normal operation: Left engine uses front tank, right engine uses aft tank.

Tank damaged: If there's an undamaged tank left, both engines will use that. If a tank is on fire,
              it will be avoided.

Single engine operation: The engine still operating will toggle between both tanks (if they're both available,
                         see tank damaged above) every 30 seconds.

3.) Engine on fire:
Early german engines were prone to catch fire, BUT they were NOT prone to explode like IL-2 simulates it.
Instead the compressor stall, flameout and broken compressor blade failures caused unburned fuel to pour through
the engine until it reached the hot exhaust pipe, where it would eventually ignite. Under this condition a pilot
would shut off the engine (this is done automatically in this mod after ~5 seconds) and since there's nothing
flammable left inside the engine but the poured fuel, a few seconds later the fire would burn out automatically
(happens here after another ~5 seconds after engine shut off). Eventually some smouldering from molten isolation
or hydraulics would remain, this is simulated by light smoke here.

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*                                                  Credits:                                                      *
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Credits:
- 1C/Maddox for original IL-2 game including Arado Ar 234B-2
- PA/Jeronimo:   3D and all Visual things
- Storebror:     Java Coding and Flight Model modifications
- max_thehitman: Default Skins
- Morgoth:       Skin Template
- Ton:           Nothing, but we know you'll make a fuzz when you're not on the credits list

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*                                                 Changelog:                                                     *
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Version 1.0:
- Initial release.

Version 1.1:
- Cockpit and viewpoint positions fixed
- Code cleanup
- New Default skins by max_thehitman implemented
- Added "none" loadout for mission builder compatibility (default and none loadouts don't differ)

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*                                  Optional properties modifications:                                            *
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1.) Open plane.properties (CUP, Modact 5/6, can be found at "<Your Game Folder>\#SAS\STD\i18n\plane.properties")
    or plane_ru.properties (other game versions, officially unsupported).

2.) At the end of the file, add the following lines:
   
Ar-234B-1  Arado Ar 234B-1 reconnaissance, 1944

3.) Open weapons.properties (CUP, Modact 5/6, can be found at "<Your Game Folder>\#SAS\STD\i18n\weapons.properties")
    or weapons_ru.properties (other game versions, officially unsupported).
   
4.) At the end of the file, add the following lines:

#####################################################################
# Ar-234B-1
#####################################################################

Ar-234B-1.default                default (unarmed)
Ar-234B-1.none                   empty (unarmed)

Best regards - Mike
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Re: Arado Ar 234B-1
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 09:57:21 AM »


Fabulous video !!  8) How did you do that?!

Another great version of this classic aircraft. The first of its kind.
THANK YOU so  much to all the fine Mod-artists involved in creating it.
Looks superb!

Time to spy on the girls up close in England !  :D


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Re: Arado Ar 234B-1
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2016, 07:56:51 PM »

Thanks Storebror.
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Re: Arado Ar 234B-1
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 01:38:35 AM »

Yet another excellent addition to the game, thank you very much to all involved, greatly appreciated. 8)



Time to spy on the girls up close in England !  :D



Max you are a very, very, very bad boy. :D


Take care.

Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
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Re: Arado Ar 234B-1
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2016, 01:44:20 AM »

luv this bird. i'll take any variant.
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Re: Arado Ar 234B-1
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2016, 03:50:53 AM »

Can I just say WOW?
Wonderful, thanks
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Re: Arado Ar 234B-1
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2016, 09:00:05 AM »

Thank you very much !
This aircraft works very well in my 4.09/UP2... even with his brothers B2 / B2NJ / C3 !  8)
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Re: Arado Ar 234B-1
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2016, 11:37:49 AM »

Congrats Mike for a great jet mod! :)
Cheerio :D
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Re: Arado Ar 234B-1
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2016, 07:27:45 PM »

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It flew well in my DBW-410 game version, when I tested it.

Hello Max,

the Arado 234B-1 runs flawless in my 4.10.1 & DBW & UV3 now.

Best regards, Gerhard  ;D

P.S.: Mike, now it's your turn...  ;)
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Re: Arado Ar 234B-1
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2016, 07:47:40 PM »

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It flew well in my DBW-410 game version, when I tested it.

Hello Max,

the Arado 234B-1 runs flawless in my 4.10.1 & DBW & UV3 now.
Best regards, Gerhard  ;D

Super-Duper good news!  8)  I am happy for your game!




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Re: Arado Ar 234B-1
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2016, 12:39:22 AM »

Hello Mike,

thank you very much!  ;)

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Super-Duper good news!  8)  I am happy for your game!

Max, thank you, I'm happy too... :)


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Re: Arado Ar 234B-1
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2016, 01:21:13 AM »

a great addition,, and works perfectly for me, straight out of the box!
many thanks, Mike :D
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