Thursday, August 30, 2018

vLSO update WIP

I've been working on my next update for a few weeks now. One of its new feature will be support for PaylodManagerX. This program is still in beta stage, but I highly recommend you to visit their site, get the program and check it out, especially its aerial refueling function.

Here are some nice sample videos, courtesy Michel Panattoni

Your aircraft will be attached physically to the AI tanker and you can take your hands off your controls while your tanks are refilled. It will stay attached until you “Unlatch” again.
If you establish a visual fueling system on the tanker and use a probe on your own aircraft, that is where you will be connected to the tanker.

My program will interact with PMX so that you can request tanker as usual, but everything else will be done by this great program. Stay tuned! 😉


  1. Hi Serge,

    Very interesting, but it looks like it is only for Prepar3D V4.2/4.3, not FSX, is that correct?


  2. website says for P3D...…..but it will be available for STEAM?

  3. Not sure... You can leave a message on PMX website

  4. Hi there, I'm having trouble figuring out how to get the tanking option to work. I've read through the manual multiple times and still can't figure it out. I'm using FSX:SE, vLSO is connected to SIMConnect and FSX and I am using a compatible aircraft. I spawn a lone carrier 5 NM ahead using aicarrier2 and look at the drop down menu for vLSO and there is no tanking option. I've tried it with different aircraft and at different locations and still no joy. The "location" annunciator on vLSO is gray, but I don't know how to make it not gray or if I need to. I don't have any add on or third party carriers, just the default FSX. I also don't have RFN or PMX but haven't been able to tell if I would need that. If you can provide any help I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!

  5. Hi,
    It's easy. To connect to your spawned carrier you have to tune your NAV1 to a frequency, assigned to this carrier (open the 'NAV settings' page of 'Advanced Settings'). Once connected (green location) you'll be able to use the tanking option of vLSO addons menu. Also you can assign a stick button to spawn/remove the tanker (read the UAC page of the manual on how to do that).
    Hope this helps.

  6. That did the trick! Thank you for the quick response!