Not really entirely related to ships, but not sure where else to put it.
With regard to carriers, how does the sim mark parking spots? I’ve looked at a bunch of .cfg files and it’s not obvious.
Secondly, have you considered an animated figure as the LSO, of course, he would be a bugger to see, but would be a neat thing.
The sim doesn't actually recognise parking spots on ships, what are you trying to change?
I think at least one of the Victorious models has an LSO, to animate him you need a couple of the gauges from the Swordfish. I'm fairly sure it comes with instructions on adding them to other aircraft...