HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
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  • HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
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  • HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
  • HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
  • HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
  • HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
  • HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
  • HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS

Hard Deck Simulations Carrier Module

The carrier module is the first aircraft carrier with functioning catapults and arrestor cables made for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

We set out to design a beautiful and functional aircraft carrier to be used with the vast number of military aircraft addons slated to launch for MSFS. The module was written in such a way that any aircraft, stock or addon, can use the catapults and arrestor cables without any modification to the aircraft itself. The carriers work great in multiplayer.

The carrier module includes two components included in a simple self-installer:

  1. Scenery - 5 static, detailed Nimitz Class aircraft carriers positioned around the world
  2. Software - HDS Carrier Module to enable catapult and arrestor cable functionality

This addon does not include any aircraft, however, it works with any stock or addon aircraft you already have.

The addon is simple to use. Once installed you simply run the HDS Carrier Module software in the background while you fly.

Catapult Launch - ***CRASHES MUST BE DISABLED***

The add-on detects when you are lined up for a catapult launch. Your launch speed is automatically calculated based on the physics of your aircraft, meaning the module works with every aircraft from a Cessna to fighter jets to 747s. To launch the aircraft you simply set the parking brake, set full thrust, and release the parking brake to be launch off the deck.

Arrestor Cable Landing

Due to the current limitations of the SDK provided by Microsoft, tailhooks are not yet supported in the game. HDS Carrier Module currently assumes your tailhook is extended at all times (we will update this as the SDK improves). To trigger an arrestor cable landing, simply line up with the runway, and land within the arrestor cables. HDS physics simulates the arrestor cable physics to bring the aircraft to a stop. 

Aircraft carriers have been positioned in various locations around the globe. Over time more locations may be added as we continue to update the addon.

  • Key west - ICAO: CAR1
  • San Fransisco (270 at 5 miles) - ICAO: CAR2
  • New York - ICAO: CAR3
  • Gibraltar - ICAO: CAR4
  • Dubai - ICAO: CAR5

Current limitations due to the MSFS SDK. We hope to add these features as the SDK from Microsoft matures over time:

  • Carriers must be placed as static scenery and can not be dynamically spawned by the user
  • Carriers are static and do not move. This is a limitation of the capabilities of placing AI objects in the current SDK. This is highest on our list of new features.
  • Animations - Jet blast doors and cables cannot be dynamically animated yet
  • Tailhooks are not currently implemented. To work around this it is assumed your tailhook is always down.
  • It is currently impossible to add runway lights to the carrier. This will be updated once the SDK is more mature
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Chandler
*Verified Product User*
2021-05-22 06:08:22
Great fun to use, works nicely and the add on to use arrest cables is great and with free carriers means can have loads more landing places. Thank for Hard Deck for these great Carriers.
Lucas
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-15 15:07:23
Pretty good but it is to note that the key, as I write this, is single activation only. You can deactivate the key if you're switching computer to use it on an other one but if you want to use the add-on on multiple computers only or you can't deactivate the key for whatever reason you'll need to contact the developer.
Dimitris
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-12 20:35:49
Very good purchase!
I highly recommend it!
When landing, make sure that the plane has little fuel, especially when the landing speed is over 130 knots.
At night the runway is not lit as in airports along the way, but the headlights from the deck shine brightly enough for you to make the landing.
James
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-05 23:38:50
I absolutely love this mod. After installation, I flew cat shots and traps over and over. As a former Naval Aircrewman, I can tell you this is a blast.

The implementation is limited right now due to SDK constraints, however I have no doubt that over time this will be refined and improved.
Ad
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-05 22:20:04
Its absolute fabulous! Landing is difficult. But its nice to learn it.
When you have a problem with installation, they help immediately. Good work.
Nathan
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-03 12:28:57
Perfect addon for the sim, can be challenging for some aircraft, but after a few fly arounds, aced every time now. The whole world can be a carrier if want.
Michael
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-03 05:55:09
This add-on is absolutely incredible in light of the technical challenges of the MSFS platform. Launching via catapult is one of the most incredible experiences I've had in this game, and I laugh like a little kid each time I do it. Well worth the 15 bucks.
Olaf
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-03 05:33:53
Amazing add-on! Have a lot fun with it. It works great with MB-339 and Eurofighter Typhoon. Catapult is working with every plane and there is a different speed for every one of them. Cables are also working great with every aircraft and all of the textures are in high quality. It's also being updated regularly. In my opinion it is worth its price.
TJ
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-02 02:20:14
Does what it says on the tin - carriers located around the world, with easy to use functional cats and cables. It opens up a whole new world of flying adventures, and allows more casual simmers to enjoy a fairly authentic carrier challenge without needing to delve into DCS.
Daren
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-01 20:05:36
This is just fantastic. Been wanting to land on carriers again since MSFS came out. But this is better than any previous carrier addon.

The Arrestor Cable and Catapult functions are also excellent, so immersive.
charles
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-01 16:52:41
Amazing carrier , been using the Tomcat with working afterburners and loving it ! Danger Zone playing on my cell phone really sets that Top Gun loving feeling lol , I highly recommend Hard Deck Simulations Carrier A+++++
Stephen
*Verified Product User*
2021-01-01 08:32:37
Great add-on. A lot of fun when used with MB339.Very easy to setup and activate.
DENNIS
*Verified Product User*
2020-12-31 23:33:02
This is a Very good 1st attempt of an Working Carrier for MSFS2020.
Much thanks to the creator Captain Collins. I Have been a Flight Simmer for over 20 years.

" Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return' by "John Hermes Secondari" An American TV writer. In 1965
David
*Verified Product User*
2020-12-31 22:03:37
Very good product and easy to set up and take off from carriers on sea.
Demetris
*Verified Product User*
2020-12-31 12:49:16
Excellent Mod even as a v1.0 release, can't wait for all the updates i.e. OLS, lights etc. works create with the Eurofighter
Lu
2020-12-31 04:22:46
Really awesome product. High quality model and textures and the code for arresting/launching works flawlessly. I love the designated zones on the carrier, how it only works when the gear is on the launch catapult and it only catches when you land on or before the cables. Extremely realistic, and as a beta tester, the dev is a great, polite, inventive guy. This addon is the first of its kind for MSFS and I recommend it to all buyers.
Gerard Macorvick bin
2020-12-31 04:11:43
Superbly awesome and wonderful experience landing and taking off from the aircraft carrier. Thumbs up for Hard Deck Simulations for coming out with this. Cheers, R1p3r Gaming.
Paul
2020-12-30 15:10:07
A work of art! And it actually works!!! Not some broken port over like some others.
Wade
2020-12-30 08:08:26
Absolutely the best mod for MSFS 2020. I love the detail and the fun it brings to my streams as well as the sim itself. The price is unbeatable!

BUY IT!
Tyler
*Verified Product User*
2020-12-30 02:47:07
The addon is great. The carrier looks good and the catapults and arrestor cables seem to work. Some limitations due to the SDK like in the listing, but overall a good addon
Daniel
*Verified Product User*
2020-12-30 02:15:33
An amazing add on at an amazing price!

No one thought 2020 would end with functional Aircraft Carriers but here we are! You also have 5 carriers to choose from around the world. Hard deck simulations are awesome!
DELIVERY METHOD
DIRECT DOWNLOAD
FILESIZE
165MB
REGISTRATION KEY
This product does not have a registration key, you can simply execute the downloaded file to install
REQUIREMENTS

Due to the high detail of the carrier model and the software running in the background we recommend a system that meets or exceeds the following requirements.

CPU: 3.5GHz quad-core processor or better

GPU: at least 4GB dedicated memory, Nvidia 960 or better recommended 

RAM: 6GB minimum

Hard Disk: 500MB

LANGUAGE
English
DEVELOPER
Hard Deck Simulations
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Customer Reviews
HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
Chandler
Great fun to use, works nicely and the add on to use arrest cables is great and with free carriers means can have loads more landing places. Thank for Hard Deck for these great Carriers.
HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
Lucas
Pretty good but it is to note that the key, as I write this, is single activation only. You can deactivate the key if you're switching computer to use it on an other one but if you want to use the add-on on multiple computers only or you can't deactivate the key for whatever reason you'll need to contact the developer.
HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
Dimitris
Very good purchase! I highly recommend it! When landing, make sure that the plane has little fuel, especially when the landing speed is over 130 knots. At night the runway is not lit as in airports along the way, but the headlights from the deck shine brightly enough for you to make the landing.
HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
James
I absolutely love this mod. After installation, I flew cat shots and traps over and over. As a former Naval Aircrewman, I can tell you this is a blast. The implementation is limited right now due to SDK constraints, however I have no doubt that over time this will be refined and improved.
HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
Ad
Its absolute fabulous! Landing is difficult. But its nice to learn it. When you have a problem with installation, they help immediately. Good work.
HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
Nathan
Perfect addon for the sim, can be challenging for some aircraft, but after a few fly arounds, aced every time now. The whole world can be a carrier if want.
HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
Michael
This add-on is absolutely incredible in light of the technical challenges of the MSFS platform. Launching via catapult is one of the most incredible experiences I've had in this game, and I laugh like a little kid each time I do it. Well worth the 15 bucks.
HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
Olaf
Amazing add-on! Have a lot fun with it. It works great with MB-339 and Eurofighter Typhoon. Catapult is working with every plane and there is a different speed for every one of them. Cables are also working great with every aircraft and all of the textures are in high quality. It's also being updated regularly. In my opinion it is worth its price.
HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
TJ
Does what it says on the tin - carriers located around the world, with easy to use functional cats and cables. It opens up a whole new world of flying adventures, and allows more casual simmers to enjoy a fairly authentic carrier challenge without needing to delve into DCS.
HARD DECK SIMULATIONS - FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIER MSFS
Daren
This is just fantastic. Been wanting to land on carriers again since MSFS came out. But this is better than any previous carrier addon. The Arrestor Cable and Catapult functions are also excellent, so immersive.
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