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What is this bloody model set and why is it needed?

The model set is a subset of all aircraft models you have installed / stored. It represents the models you can use to display other users (i.e. other aircraft, the other pilots). The model set is needed for model matching.


No model set, no model matching, no working swift !

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Why is swift using a model set, why is it needed?

From user perspective:

  • the model set allows to define any combination of models for matching as you like it
  • you can mix models from various distributors
  • you can have multiple model sets suitable for special purposes (without installing/uninstalling models)
  • easy testing: you can easily add or remove models to your set for testing purposes, without having to install/uninstall the physical models.

Technical reasons:

  • swift is a multi simulator pilot client. By using a abstract model set (i.e. abstract from the physical models) we can use one matching concept for all simulators
  • swift can be used in distributed mode. The model set can be use on a remote computer without direct access (shared drive etc.) to your models folder.