vPilot has an automatic model matching which discovers installed mods and uses them for model matching, and one default aircraft if no match is found. vPilot also allows to configure VMR files that allows to override the model scan.
When flying among small aircrafts, an aircraft could be a single engine piston or a private jet, and they are matched to a single default aircraft, which is not ideal. So I built a VMR that matches all ICAO type codes with one of:
- Generic Airliner Quad Engines Asobo
- Generic Piston Multi Engines Asobo
- Generic Turbo Multi Engines Asobo
- Generic Piston Single Engine Asobo
- Generic Private Jet Asobo
- Generic Turbo Single Engine Asobo
This way I have almost always roughly correct model matching.
The problem of this solution is that ALL the findings of the automatic scan are lost, which is not the intention at all, as I’m only trying to provide a better “Default Model”
What I would like to be able to do is to configure a VMR that is used only if the scan failed to match a model.
In addition to the “Default Model” input box, I’d like have a “Default VMR” input box that would allow me to configure my VMR file in such way that it’s taken in consideration at a lower priority that the model matched by the automatic scan.
This way I would be allowed to have reasonable substitute default planes when I don’t have a specific model installed, while showing the installed models.
I also suspect that this VMR file could be shipped by default.
I’m happy to contribute some code or testing if needed.