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Darter and Falcon waypoint and movement issues
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Description

Here are some pretty major issues that I have run into:

  1. I have trouble in Tanoa of getting the Darter and the Falcon to go anywhere autonomously.  Both will stall before they reach the destination and spin in circles.  The only way to get them there is to fly them manually.
  2. If I send them to a waypoint it is impossible to stop them from trying to reach it even if I delete it or turn off autonomous on the UAV terminal.

Yesterday and today I did some testing.  I sent a Falcon to the middle of the map in Tanoa and about 25% into it's flight it started going in circles and at one point even came back to where I was.  I deleted the waypoint and flew it to the waypoint at 2000m and went to the turret control just to see it turn away from where I had pointed it.  I went into the terminal and turned off autonomous, took control of it and pointed it at the target I wanted to enguage.  As soon as I switched back to the turret control it started flying itself away from where I had left it.  The Darter and Falcon both do the same thing.

  1. If the UAV crashes, even if by enemy fire, I can't control any other UAV (Does not always happen).
  2. If I die while connected to a UAV The UAV I was connected to can't be controlled by anyone, including me.

These are extremely frustrating as yesterday I was in a multi-player mission and after taking 20 real time minutes to position 2 Darters where we needed them to watch a convoy, we ended up dying in a helicopter crash.  We were not able to re-connect to either UAV, which resulted in a mission failure as we did not have 30 minutes to send 2 more Darters into the area.  If real life military UAVs were like this I could understand, but they are not. 

Details

Severity
Major
Resolution
Open
Reproducibility
Always
Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Category
UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)
Steps To Reproduce

Sent a Falcon to the middle of the map in Tanoa and about 25% into it's flight it started going in circles and at one point even came back to where I was.  I deleted the waypoint and flew it to the waypoint at 2000m and went to the turret control just to see it turn away from where I had pointed it.  I went into the terminal and turned off autonomous, took control of it and pointed it at the target I wanted to enguage.  As soon as I switched back to the turret control it started flying itself away from where I had left it.  The Darter and Falcon both do the same thing.

Event Timeline

MCOX created this task.Jan 26 2017, 11:38 PM
Jawsh added a subscriber: Jawsh.Jan 27 2017, 3:31 AM

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T82570

Alwin claimed this task.Jan 27 2017, 12:19 PM
Alwin changed the task status from New to Reviewed.

Hi, @MCOX
I tried your repro steps and seems fine to me. I checked behavior of both UAV at Stable and Internal and I didn´t experienced no spinning.
Can you try to re-install Arma 3 and check it again?

Thank you

MCOX added a comment.Jan 28 2017, 2:40 AM

As I use Steam I verified the files. This is what I got after that.

Hi,
Yep, seems legit. I´ve tried behavior same as you and it happend to me too. We find out what is causing of this problem.

Thank you for report.

Alwin closed this task as Resolved.Jan 30 2017, 3:59 PM
MCOX added a comment.EditedFeb 2 2017, 1:14 AM

Alwin, You acknowledged that this is a problem and then closed the task? Why would you close something that is still an issue?

Alwin reopened this task as Acknowledged.Feb 2 2017, 9:39 AM

@MCOX I'm sorry I thought that closing another ticket. This should be still open until being fixed, of course.

Thanks for point that out. I´ll reopen this again.

Lex removed a subscriber: Lex.Feb 14 2017, 11:40 AM
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Chubbs added a subscriber: Chubbs.Jan 20 2019, 9:03 PM

@Alwin Is this still being looked at? Seems to still be happening.

cineafx added a subscriber: cineafx.Apr 4 2019, 4:52 PM