There is an issue with the Ark Royals deck being made of lots of triangles - it bumps the gear on launch & disconnects the launchbar - cat-2 was affected much worse than cat-1
in the test model currently connected to the demo I've coped over the catapult deck from the truman & resized it which gives the nosewheel something to run on
The other thing is that YASim FDMs launchbar force is configurable via a property - it defaults to 2.5G (0.25 in the prop or if not defined), but can be configured up & down according to the aircraft (or carrier if you used nasal for that matter)
I'm going to do some more testing with how narrow the cat-deck can be - got it flinging FGR2 off the deck at 200kts engines idle at the mo
It did. The FGR2's were initially tested on US carriers. Te Avionics and war load were different on the FG1 - FGR2.
After the new FGR2 is up and running, im going to convert it down to have the FG1 as well. The model changes are fairly simple on it.