Aircraft parts

Aircraft parts are used to transfer aircraft information about \“gear\”, \“spoilers\”, \“flaps\”, \“lights\”. They also transfer a GND flag to tell if the aircraft is located on ground. VATSIM uses the parts ground flag.

Ground. flag / gnd. flag

In the FSD protocol and the related extensions there are 2 ways to transfer a ground flag. *swift* supports both:

- along with the aircraft parts (VATSIM) - and as flag in the aircraft position

How should it be set?

- on VATSIM you will see the parts flag for clients supporting parts,

  e.g. vPilot and *swift*.

- on VATSIM the GND flag for PARTS is supported, the \“other GND

  flag\" not.

- For other servers it depends on the server settings if

  [GND]{.title-ref} and [PARTS]{.title-ref} are enabled

- You could even enable the GND flag for an individual aircraft.

  • *Never do this unless you know what you are doing!**


- Leave the ground flag and fast position settings alone unless you

  know what you are doing.

Model view

You can check the [GND]{.title-ref} and [PARTS]{.title-ref} in the model view.

  • aircraft_parts_gnd_flag_ground.txt
  • Last modified: 2020/08/21 12:11
  • by larst