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Old 05-30-2018, 08:54 PM   #1291
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And today's the day! The F/A-18C Hornet has been released to Early Access!

The biggest limitation of this early version is the limited arsenal: we only have AIM-9M and AIM-7 at our disposal in the A/A department, with unguided bombs and rockets making up our available A/G weapons.

Nonetheless, almost all of the systems in the aircraft itself (various MFD pages, INS, UFC, etc.) are essentially complete, as opposed to the approach taken on e.g. the Harrier.





Right engine start:


And no screenshots of the takeoff because I completely forgot, hah!



One thing, though: the Hornet is thirsty, even without afterburners!


So after a high-speed run down from Dubai I decide to give a shot at air-to-air refueling.

With the aid of TACAN heading to the tanker's general location is trivial:




After some low-altitude "aerobatics" (i.e. the FCS putting up with me) a landing at Khesab, which I didn't record, which was "navy-firm", to say the least.

So after a take-off and a short 5-mile hop another landing, this one less spine-stirring:




A couple of short notes from this first impression of the module:
  • this very likely dethrones the A-10C as the "king of the hill" DCS module, even though those are very different aircraft
  • The sound design of the module, both internal and external, is superb.
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:19 PM   #1292
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DCS World Steam has just started a 2,5 GB download for me
Don't know why, didn't ask it!

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Old 06-13-2018, 06:38 PM   #1293
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Anyone here using an Oculus with DCS? I have an X-52 Pro and a rift and I'd like to really get into flying DCS but I find it quite cumbersome to grab my touch controllers to try to actuate switches in the cockpit while also flying with the hotas. Is everything needed during combat pretty much mappable to the hotas or are people using something like a leap motion controller to try to actuate switches in the cockpits? Does it generally work well?
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:22 PM   #1294
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Well... I use the A-10C with the Warthog HOTAS controller, but the most important functions should also fit on a X-52 Pro...

I would NOT recommend a VR, if you plan to fly low-level. My girlfriend already got vertigo just by watching me do a small training flight.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:48 PM   #1295
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 I would NOT recommend a VR, if you plan to fly low-level. My girlfriend already got vertigo just by watching me do a small training flight.
I'm pretty resilient to VR-induced motion sickness. Granted, the kind of flying I typically do in FSX with FlyInside for the Oculus is much more... gentle. I put my girlfriend in it and she almost lost her cookies the first time even with just flying a prop in FSX.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:12 PM   #1296
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 I'm pretty resilient to VR-induced motion sickness. Granted, the kind of flying I typically do in FSX with FlyInside for the Oculus is much more... gentle. I put my girlfriend in it and she almost lost her cookies the first time even with just flying a prop in FSX.

Well, I often follow some old NOE tactics I had read in a magazine, not even sure if they are correct, but they are really effective... for example when flying over a hill, I turn heads-down, so I can see the ground and fly as close as the trees allow and also be able to pull a few Gs more to stay close to the hill... and then of course go back to heads up in a valley or between two hills.

Of course, this means for the training, the world is rapidly rotating and from time to time, you overtake a omnibus driving on the road above you....
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:05 PM   #1297
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Couple of notes on the Steam site:

https://steamcommunity.com/games/223...43648196665354

https://steamcommunity.com/games/223...43648200688200

Probably explans the recent big update.

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Old 06-23-2018, 05:23 PM   #1298
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Is multiplayer actually available in the open beta?
I haven't seen any servers in the browser.
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:42 PM   #1299
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Yes, it's available. You *should* be seeing servers indeed. Do you have anything odd regarding network setup such as blocked ports?
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Old 06-24-2018, 02:16 AM   #1300
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 Yes, it's available. You *should* be seeing servers indeed. Do you have anything odd regarding network setup such as blocked ports?
I simply forgot that I keep clicking through the login screen on the main menu every time I start DCS, instead of actually logging in.
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Damn... I really would love to play this sim again, but my hardware is damaged and the replacement way down in the priority list now.
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:31 PM   #1302
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Interesting interview with a retired Hornet pilot who plays DCS.
Includes commentary on gaming and simming in general.

http://amp.timeinc.net/thedrive/the-...d-on-a-carrier

Sent from my SM-G930U using Tapatalk
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:40 PM   #1303
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Old 09-02-2018, 02:47 AM   #1304
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Heatblur just announced a new project:



Also, note the mention of 7 Oct. I suspect that may be the day they release their F-14A/B pack.
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:22 AM   #1305
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Sadly AI only. Replaying the "Flight Of the Intruder" is not possible.
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