This is a plugin which allows you to control the default ships in X-Plane 11:
“Nimitz”-class aircraft carrier and “Oliver Hazard Perry”-class frigate
with landable helicopter deck.
The each ship’s speed can be changed from 15 meters per second astern
(backwards) to 62 meters per second ahead, with 1 m/s step. From 29 knots
astern to 120 knots ahead.
It has the following features for each ship:
Change the ship heading to any integer value from 0 to 359.
Change the ship speed from 15 meters per second astern (backwards) to
62 meters per second ahead, with 1 m/s step.
Teleport the ship to you if you are airborne.
Both speed and heading of each ship are changed very smooth.
The unique feature: you can secure you aircraft on the ship’s flight
deck. If your aircraft is secured, it won’t fall off the deck even at high speed.
The frigate has auto-securing option: your aircraft is automatically
secured to the deck upon touchdown and can takeoff again only after
being unsecured manually.
1. The controls of the ships can be coupled.
The ship control panel for each ship displays the following information:
The ship mode (it is controlled by AI or the player). Everything below is
displayed only if player takes control.
The ship speed in meters per second and knots.
The ship both magnetic and true headings, by taking the local magnetic
variation into account.
If ship speed is higher than its maximum speed in real, “Overspeed” is
displayed, otherwise “Normal”.
Wind speed in meters per second and knots.
If wind speed is not 0, then it displays the direction wind blows from, so you
can turn the ship into the wind.
Air temperature in Celsius degrees and barometric pressure.
If visibility is less than 10 000 meters, it displays the actual visibility.
The ship coordinates: latitude, longitude and elevation, because it is not
always zero for some reason.
The unique feature of this plugin is a radar. It constantly searches for
obstacles right ahead of the ship, at maximum distance 9500 meters. If
an obstacle is found, then a caution and the range to the obstacle in
meters are constantly displayed on the control panel.
To install, simply put the Ships Control folder into the X-