Are we sure this uses nodes to navigate? I just decompiled ep2_outland_08 and I don't see any air nodes. All I see are path_tracks. --Lancelot
- Nodes (whether ground or air) are used as reference points that NPC's use to know where likely spots would be to travel to. If there weren't any nodes, the NPC would just travel straight to you, because you're the only reference point. The path_track is a dedicated highway for the helicopter to travel. No nodes are needed because the developer knew what the helicopter was supposed to do. --Mattshu 09:29, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
mmmh another question... What is the "electrical drone flag"???
I have discovered what the "electrical drone" flag does: if it's checked, the helicopter model will be replaced with a helicopter mine, but the helicopter will still generate rotorwash and noise. The electrical drone won't shoot, but it will damage anything beneath it, and it will create some weird electrocution effect on metal props, also throwing them away. It looks a cool gameplay mechanic but it's probably a cut feature, since it uses a mine model and not a proper one. --Mgs Blazer mgs 03:15, 22 July 2012 (PDT)