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LuseKofte
1 hour ago, Bremspropeller said:

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It wasn't my prettiest landing that came out of this, but I managed to bring her back...

That bring me to a question. Because I have seen A 10 return with quite a bit shot off. A female pilot managed to return after a failed shell exploded and canopy blew off.

She got a medal for that. But considering DM . Should it be able to land? 

I still got a open wound about not learning myself this plane. I got as far as startup and navigation. 

On 7/13/2021 at 8:32 PM, Gambit21 said:

after seeing the Tomcat,

All pits in all sims got ruined after sitting in the Tomcat. Hod I wonder about the Mosquito and Corsair

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Gambit21
4 minutes ago, LuseKofte said:

That bring me to a question. Because I have seen A 10 return with quite a bit shot off. A female pilot managed to return after a failed shell exploded and canopy blew off.

She got a medal for that. But considering DM . Should it be able to land? 

I still got a open wound about not learning myself this plane. I got as far as startup and navigation. 

All pits in all sims got ruined after sitting in the Tomcat. Hod I wonder about the Mosquito and Corsair

 

The Mossie and Corsair will raise or at least uphold the F-14 standard I think.The Huey needs a re-work.

 

As an aside, although I’m the FURTHEST thing from a helo expert - I find myself a bit skeptical of the state of VRS modeling with the Huey. The severity of how quickly I can go from a mild descent to falling like a rock..:that said it could be spot-on for all I know.

 

I just feel like every pilot would have died within hours.

 

 

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SeaSerpent

I think the UH-1 as modeled in DCS is very very tame when it comes to VRS.  The other helicopters are far more prone to it.  The Mi-8 is a VRS death trap by comparison.

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LuseKofte
3 hours ago, Gambit21 said:

The severity of how quickly I can go from a mild descent to falling

You should try the mi8. That is a bus once pushing the limit

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LuseKofte

I think the biggest problem when new is. Doing all the stuff and keep noticed the instruments. No matter what chopper you choose to fly except KA 50. You will be able to control any type once You handle one.

Reducing speed and keep the altitude on a mi8 is pretty dangerous if your not know what will happen. With no speed a decent with over 5 can quickly be a unrecoverable crash. And it apparently had quircs similar to this, if I understand its pilots interviews correctly. The Huey is pretty good simulated according to those flown it. I guess that means, for a 70$ module it is good. 

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Bremspropeller

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"My greatest strength? Well, I guess I like paving the way..."

 

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Guidance of the GBU-24 seems a fair bit more advanced than the GBU-12's. It's closer to a JDAM.

Too bad we don't get the GBU-54 on the Hornet.

 

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Ma mamma said life's a sandbox of chocolates...

 

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Turns out, this ole bombing-island makes a nice place for pirates drilling the sheet out of it. They even got subs and everything!

 

 

 

@DD_fruitbat Now that Roberta died with her hair on fire on her first mission, I think you next name should be Jay Dam or Jay Sow.

 

I'm goint to keep the latino-lineage of my previous character strong and from now on I shall be known as Rico Chet.

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Gambit21

I'm loving this editor...night and day difference in power.

 

I've got unrelated flights joining up with each other...AI Viper (players flight lead) intercepting and pulling alongside some MiG troublemakers and getting them out of the area - never been able to do that before. 

I love the additional logic that I have to work with - that and no crashes...I mean not a ONE. That alone is worth the price of admission.

 

I lasted a bit in the editor then back to the Huey...made some real progress in a very short time tonight...I mean 10 minutes. I switched my Collective axis to "Slider" and inverted it. So, now I'm pulling toward me to go up, and pushing away to go down...makes a big difference oddly.  I'm not sure which setting made the difference, and it's probably some improved muscle memory as well...but damn I took off and landed almost like I knew what I was doing. I didn't land exactly where I wanted to...but baby steps.

 

 

 

 

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AndyJWest
6 minutes ago, Gambit21 said:

I didn't land exactly where I wanted to...

 

Any landing on the right side of the frontline is a good one... 😉

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Gambit21

 

 

I did this just after posting...and of course after my remarks I went back to sucking a bit...but much less suckery than yesterday.

I started the 'pendulum' thing and took me a while to stop it.

 

Note the Viper getting ready to fly his demo. lol

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DBFlyguy

New open beta is out today and the Hornet now requires alignment for the HMD for cold starts

 

 

And the Viper got the AGM-154A

 

 

Tons of other good stuff spread across several other modules too!

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Also new Hornet campaign by Badger633 is out - Rise of the Persian Lion. This continues Ford's exploits now in the Persian Gulf. Same author did Serpents Head and Serpents Head 2 campaigns. I have been so looking forward to this one.

 

 

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Blooddawn1942

Are the clouds better in VR after the update or is this just an placebo effect? 

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SeaSerpent

Here is exactly what I wanted to see for in the Hind: “Fixed: Trim thumb button procedure is not-correct. (Now. While the trim button is pressed it will disengage SAU/Autopilot stabilization).”  As of this post, haven’t gotten a chance to try it out, but my guess is that this will make it feel substantially much more like Mi-8.  I’ve been blowing the Hind off, waiting for this, so we’ll see.

 

Edit:  That fix isn't what I expected.  Still definitely not quick-click-to-trim for the present attitude like the Mi-8 and UH-1.   In fact, doesn't feel significantly different than what it was before the fix.

 

Edit #2 Just read that they forgot to put the fix into latest update, even though it was listed in the change log.

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DBFlyguy

I'm not a huge Eurofighter fan... but this is still awesome news! 😀

 

 

 

 

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AndyJWest

Yay! Another chance to fly an aircraft I'll never get to learn properly. Nice looking though, and it's mere existence seems to annoy some people (mostly those working for General Dynamics), so I expect I'll end up buying it, just on principle. And then complaining about how game developers' efforts to make their cockpits look more and more like the real thing are being thwarted by aircraft developers' efforts to make their cockpits look more and more like video games.

 

Needs a north Wales map too, for authentic Mach-loop sheep-scaring...

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Irishratticus72
2 minutes ago, AndyJWest said:

Yay! Another chance to fly an aircraft I'll never get to learn properly. Nice looking though, and it's mere existence seems to annoy some people (mostly those working for General Dynamics), so I expect I'll end up buying it, just on principle. And then complaining about how game developers' efforts to make their cockpits look more and more like the real thing are being thwarted by aircraft developers' efforts to make their cockpits look more and more like video games.

 

Needs a north Wales map too, for authentic Mach-loop sheep-scaring...

Don't need no Eurofighter to go scaring sheep, just squeaky wellies. 

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DD_fruitbat

Heatblur teaming up with True Grit on the Tiffie is music to my ears!!!!

 

Will be instant purchase, and will be number one plane for sight seeing, because who doesn't like supercruise sightseeing!!!!

 

@Bremspropeller I blame poor Roberta's fiery demise on her Tomcat escort.....😪🤣 

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LuseKofte
1 hour ago, AndyJWest said:

Yay! Another chance to fly an aircraft I'll never get to learn properly. Nice looking though, and it's mere existence seems to annoy some people (mostly those working for General Dynamics), so I expect I'll end up buying it, just on principle. And then complaining about how game developers' efforts to make their cockpits look more and more like the real thing are being thwarted by aircraft developers' efforts to make their cockpits look more and more like video games.

 

Needs a north Wales map too, for authentic Mach-loop sheep-scaring...

I was not going to buy it. But your point for doing so is valid. I might reconsider

5 minutes ago, DD_fruitbat said:

Heatblur teaming up with True Grit on the Tiffie is music to my ears!!!!

 

Will be instant purchase, and will be number one plane for sight seeing, because who doesn't like supercruise sightseeing!!!!

It will be a blast

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Gambit21

Looks incredible.

I’ll never have time for it.

 

I want the F-4U and the Mud Hen.

...and a Cobra.

Taken with the Huey.

 

#FARPlocationScoutingIsFun.

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352nd_Hoss
3 hours ago, Irishratticus72 said:

Don't need no Eurofighter to go scaring sheep, just squeaky wellies. 

Beware of the Mad Welshman with the ManPad..................... 

 

Hoss..........................

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SeaSerpent

I know it's a curmudgeon's attitude, but planes like the Typhoon or the Rafale or even F-35 and F-22 just don't captivate me like the Hornets, Eagles, Tomcats, and older MiGs.

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Gambit21
27 minutes ago, SeaSerpent said:

I know it's a curmudgeon's attitude, but planes like the Typhoon or the Rafale or even F-35 and F-22 just don't captivate me like the Hornets, Eagles, Tomcats, and older MiGs.

 

This

Pretty sure I’ll put some time into the MiG 19 and 17 eventually. Content will as ever be the challenge/limiting factor.

 

The more things turn into “airborne systems operator” and less ‘flying’, the less interested I am. I love the Viper because it’s the Viper, but that’s as far as I want to go. The Tomcat is fantastic, but Jester interaction and his efficacy puts me off a bit as far as content creation. 

 

Mud Hen should be good to go.

 

Looking forward to the A-6. 

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AndyJWest

DCS taking the p*** 🙄

 

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'INLET ICE' Probably realistic, at 18,000 ft just below the clouds, but not something I want to see while I'm sweltering in the heat, wondering if the neighbours would complain if I started sim-flying in the nude.  Since I couldn't remember where the anti-ice switch was, I ignored it. Which worked.

 

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In terms of being captivated by the front-line planes of my youth, when I stow all that nostalgic BS and approach things with an open mind, it’s normally for the best.
I guess the most modern plane that we have is the JF-17.  I had never heard of it, but the group I was flying with last year got into it, so I did too, and it really impressed the hell out of me.  JF is just a great module, no questions about it, and a v

 

EDIT:  this is what happens when you type your thoughts out, not knowing if you are going to post, and then accidentally hit save, instead of cancel.  Cheers. 🍻

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Blooddawn1942
41 minutes ago, nirvi said:

Amiens prison, coming to the channel map:

 

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This is where Your end once Jerry shot You out of the sky. 😄

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LuseKofte
10 hours ago, Gambit21 said:

The Tomcat is fantastic, but Jester interaction and his efficacy puts me off a bit as far as content creation. 

This is why I only fly it for quick missions like landing or catapult takeoff.

I flew it in the start and got Jester to bail out quite a bit.

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16 hours ago, DBFlyguy said:

still awesome news!

Honestly this could be the thing that makes me pull the trigger on DCS. Far too many memories of hours and hours sunk into DID's classic EF2000 as a kid.

 

I hope Heatblur will be commissioning a soundtrack like they did with the Tomcat that is very similar to this: 

 

 

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Bremspropeller
10 hours ago, AndyJWest said:

ince I couldn't remember where the anti-ice switch was, I ignored it. Which worked.

 

 

RH console - aft or fwd of the internal lighting rheostats.

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Bremspropeller

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Training flight with Blue Blasters' CAG bird.

 

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Two bags, two JSOWS, two AMRAAMS, two Fakewinders and a TPOD.

 

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Taking the fun out of being a range-pirate.

 

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The Hornet isn't the fastest bird through the Mach, but she'd eventually settle at 1.5 in the configuration, which I think isn't all that bad. Zooming back to Rota and going through the apex slightly above FL500, supersonic.

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AndyJWest
2 hours ago, Bremspropeller said:

 

RH console - aft or fwd of the internal lighting rheostats.

 

Yeah, I looked it up later. Not difficult to find really, what with it being properly labelled and all that. Which is another of my objections to modern aircraft cockpits. Good old-fashioned cockpit designers (or rather cockpit-thrower-togetherers) made things much more interesting by either not labelling things at all, or contradicting themselves - see e.g. Spitfires, which refer to 'undercarriage' in one place, and 'chassis' in another, leading the poor guy making his first flight in the contraption (possibly the first time he's flown anything with retractable wheels) wondering whether they refer to the same thing. Modern ergonomics, and the insistence that buttons etc should tell you what they do, take away one of my best excuses for making a complete mess of things...

 

BTW is inlet ice actually modelled in the Hornet, or is it just a warning with no consequence? I didn't notice any obvious effect, but thinking about it I had autothrottle engaged anyway, so I quite likely wouldn't until it got serious.

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Bremspropeller
9 minutes ago, AndyJWest said:

BTW is inlet ice actually modelled in the Hornet, or is it just a warning with no consequence? I didn't notice any obvious effect, but thinking about it I had autothrottle engaged anyway, so I quite likely wouldn't until it got serious.

 

Don't know. I think the inlet icing protection wants to keep your IGVs clear of ice, so you won't take a chunk down the compressor, killing your engine.

Not sure if that's modelled, though. Probably not. Maybe not yet.

 

I have swapped ends in a Viper due to pitot icing and only managed to recover via the MPO switch.

I was prepared for it, though (wondering if the FLCS is going to take me for a ride with the airspeed-reding way off). And yes, the FLCS didn't let my expectations down...

@AndyJWest check out this thread. Duckton of info - you'll just need to sift through the whit-noise..

 

https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/183511-reported-inlet-ice-warning-message/

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7 hours ago, nirvi said:

Amiens prison, coming to the channel map:

 

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I so need that Mossie.

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Testing my "pitching deck" mission with this 1996 VFA-195 'Dambusters' skin.

 

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Descending after the Mach run. Got her to about 1.57 or so.

 

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After practising some Case I procedures (Marshal Stack), I went out with Pancake to do some l@zer stuff. He's flying single bubble, I'm in the "double ugly" (asymmetric tanks) configuration.

 

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Cruising out from the boat. The targets are about 150 miles away, so we're going high and fast. The only way to get some range out of the Hornet.

 

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After Pancake's kind buddy-lazing (one L-Mav and one GBU shack), I'm heading for the KC-130 to top off. Unknowingly, I was stuck in some weird autopilot mode that was fighting my trim, so I had to fight the asymmetry with strick-deflection at roughly 215KCAS tanking speed. Not comfortable, but manageable if the trim works.

 

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Pancake sipping go-juice.

 

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Back to the bad guys. I've got two JDAMs and a GBU-12. Pancake will cover me with his remaining HARM.

 

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He's in a VMFA-314 'Black Knights' jet. I'm in a VFA-146 'Blue Diamonds' jet.

 

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Heading back to the boat, we change lead. He's bringing back his HARM. 127 miles to go...

 

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Admiral is making friends with the crew of a minesweeper.

 

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Looks like those two heard there's a special offer for sundowners at the beach bar.

 

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Again, Admiral exchanging 2x 50kgs of foreign relations with that minesweeper.

 

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Admiral getting close and personal with a gun-boat.

 

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Czech out this farmer at sunset.

 

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Admiral seems to have a weird boat-fetish. About time he's getting serious with his Hornet flying...

 

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Me heading out for a second session. This time with another VMFA-314 jet. And with a more classic Marines loadout (two tanks under the wings and the TGP on the centerline).

 

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Time to stop playing around with that miesweeper. Or so I thought. A GBU-12 shack took an astonishing 5% of it's health...

 

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Heading back to the boat after having expended my GBUs. Haven't had too much success with JDAMs today - for different reasons.

 

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Heading for the CASE III Marshall-Stack at 6000ft.

 

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I actually hit my push-time within limits (+6s) and made a successful night-trap.

 

T'was a pretty good day of Hornet-flying.

I love this jet!

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Gambit21
6 hours ago, Bremspropeller said:

 

He's flying single bubble, I'm in the "double ugly" (asymmetric tanks) configuration.

 

 

Aye...more commonly known as "Goofy Bubble" among the Marines. :)

 

 

 

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Gambit21

So Thomas you have inspired me again.

 

The idea with my campaigns is to create the Viper and Hornet versions basically simultaneously, with the Viper installment taking priority at first, and the Marine/Hornet one taking shape when I need a short break from the Viper. So the Hornet campaign will just creep along for a while. (Actually given the massive work involved, even the Viper one creeps along too.) Anyway the Hornet will move to the forefront later. As such I've been putting off even booting up the Hornet! For shame! Really though I'm just trying to stay on task, and already getting sidetracked with the Huey.

 

So you've inspired me to take a peek... I just took a few minutes to set up a training "goofy bubble" loadout just for grins. These guys will be based out of Akrotiri supporting the overall effort, and providing CAS for special operators on the ground as needed. :)  I should probably watch a cold-start tut and get this girl in the air soon. Spud has me covered there I think.

 

At some point I need to design the VFMA 222 "Danger Dogs" livery. 

 

 

 

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And why don't I have the BDU's for the Viper? Need those.

 

 

FARP Scouts!

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Wait...what...we have this!

I had no idea...this is a Marine Huey campaign waiting to happen....dammit.

 

 

 

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I'm distracted again I'm distracted again!!!

Off to not work on the campaign and play with the Huey and Tarawa.

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This is taking off...things just got embarrassing after this when I went to land.

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LuseKofte
2 hours ago, Gambit21 said:

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This is taking off...things just got embarrassing after this when I went to land.

It is harder to fly without proper gear. But I did quite well with a ace yoke and throttle. 

However. Collective and a good joystick is essential in the long run. For me at least.

But I do not fly anything if the feel is not right. That is why I have both yoke and stick

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Bremspropeller

Is the EGIW/ EGTL LSO note still there, or is it there again?

Managed a couple of OK passes yesterday with no hassle. Today, EGTL/ 3PTS / EGIW etc. all over the place.

 

The DCS-Hornet kinda blows in the groove when it's light, though. Even at flaps Half.

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Gambit21
14 hours ago, LuseKofte said:

It is harder to fly without proper gear. But I did quite well with a ace yoke and throttle. 

However. Collective and a good joystick is essential in the long run. For me at least.

But I do not fly anything if the feel is not right. That is why I have both yoke and stick

 

I have a great joystick and throttle.

I have zero gear/resolution issues...I have all the fine input I need. It’s all on me/muscle memory and technique.

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