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  2. Mac

    AA-2504

    Not sure we can do AA-2504 unless the server is reset and an F-5, F-15 is added to flyables. (I have both.) If not AA-2504, then AAR, formation flight, T&G. IF rough turbulance, just T&G.
  3. Mac

    AA-2504

    In at 1930Q
  4. Natoboomerang

    AA-2504

    I am in!
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  6. Mustafa_admin

    DCS 2.5/Hornet Updates

    DCS World Dedicated Server Update With the launch of 2.5 earlier this year, we have been working diligently on an item we’ve been wanting to bring to DCS World for quite a long time: a dedicated server. It, however, was not until the launch of DCS World 2.5 was this possible, and hence the length of time this has taken. As a dedicated server, the software will not require any graphics rendering, so no dedicated graphics card will be required and there is no audio requirement. This all greatly reduced server load overhead. There will be a new web GUI to control the server. Operation of the dedicated server through the web GUI will operate much as the existing online server does now, but allow you to make changes remotely. We plan to release the dedicated server in Autumn 2018. Afterward, we will investigate adding additional features to expand its capability. Sincerely, The Eagle Dynamics Team
  7. Geko

    DCS 2.5/Hornet Updates

    Many new items coming next week: 1- Aircraft no longer slide on the carrier deck, at any carrier speed. 2- STT track will not switch lock uncommanded. 3- RADAR SIL (radar silence) and STBY mode has been implemented. See image. 4- RWR display logic has been further improved, with critical threat lines added. See image. 5- Option on ME to select single or ripple release (was not in fact merged for last update) 6- DUD cue added for when HT or fuze setting is below current aircraft AGL. See image. 7- RWS page SET and weapon and count added when a weapon is in priority. See image. 8- Night Vision Goggles (NVG) added. See image. 9- Instrumented Carrier Landing System (ICLS) added. See image.
  8. CH53E

    Work Trip

    Ok be safe
  9. Redd

    Work Trip

    I'll be flying out to Washington state for the Navy and will be unavailable from the 15th through the 21st. Redd
  10. Mac

    DCS 2.5/Hornet Updates

    11 July, 2.5 GB update. Haven't had time to see what it's all about. Just doing it.
  11. Mac

    Regarding the current flight model

    I had lots of experience with F-4's, F-14's and A-6's in the pattern at NAS Oceana as well as on the CVA-59. The way I (almost instantly) picked up throttle management on approaches was from my hearing those engines spool up and down as the pilots worked them. Sadly, unless what I've read is incorrect, those engines were responding extremely quick, almost as fast as you can say, "up and then down" compared to the Hornet's throttle that has a big delay and slow response. Both Navy locations had engine test stands (the Forrestal had it's test stand underneath the fan tail.) Often you could hear the chest vibrating roar (of the J79-10's) go from full burner to idle faster than you can say "idle". The Hornet (in DCS) does not do this.) Thank you, Geico for your post. This is exactly what I was having a bit of trouble with. I had been hitting the break, pulling the throttle, hitting the downwind and then dropping gear and flaps. (Pulling G's to match airspeed/10). That's when the nose climbed drastically and my airspeed dropped to well below stall. Of course, I anticipated it and eventually got the VVI and the E to where they belonged and the airspeed around 130 kts or so. Oddly, I didn't find the throttle to be twitchy at all; I found it to be very well behaved... once I got the AoA and E where they belonged.
  12. Gaspipe

    Regarding the current flight model

    We really should be training with real time weather (get real time wx at time of mission and upload a new mission file). Calm winds and severe clear is fine but not realistic.
  13. Geko

    Regarding the current flight model

    Shall I switch up the winds a bit and make 14 the active so we can break over the other side of the airfield? Much more even terrain over there.
  14. Gaspipe

    Regarding the current flight model

    We did half flaps for fuel conservation purposes as both of us were low during pattern work. Also, all the performance and landing charts have numbers for Half and Full flaps at 8.1 AOA as the only difference is 8-10 kt increase in speed. Also Geko is correct, we shouldn't be breaking to the west side of the field due to rising terrain.
  15. Redd

    Regarding the current flight model

    As GEICO touched on, you have to be all over that throttle. Once trimmed up to AOA, and VVI aligned in the E bracket, it's all about the throttle. You really dont need to move the stick in pitch unless you really need to adjust altitude. Stick is only used to maintain angle of bank with throttle used to adjust rate of descent. If you add pitch you throw off your AOA and speed too drastically. And there is no set throttle position. You need to constantly rock the thing to stay on speed. Let it sit too long and you'll find yourself fast or slow and start getting behind the aircraft. If you watch one of the more popular YouTube videos of the break from in the cockpit you'll even see the pilot constantly rocking the throttle to stay on speed.
  16. Mustafa_admin

    Regarding the current flight model

    I was doing some no visibility work with Gaspipe a few weeks back and according to the approach plates the counterclockwise approach break on 32 is not permitted at the airfield just for the reason you stated.
  17. Geko

    Regarding the current flight model

    I'm with you, I land full flaps as well, and I guess I'm just used to it or something because it feels fine enough to me. A little twitchy, but as long as I'm attentive it's not bad. This is what I'm doing as I roll out of the break turn: Throttles idle when I start the break Gear down, flaps full at 250kts, usually just before roll out As I roll level with gear and flaps full, about 210-220kts, the nose wants to go high but speed is dropping rapidly, throttles still idle, a little stick forward to keep the nose in check E bracket is high above the FPM/VV As speed rapidly bleeds below ~175kts, the E bracket starts to drop and the FPM/VV drops as well. Get ready with the throttle... As the E bracket drops, I apply healthy amounts of nose-up trim to keep the FPM/VV on the horizon and get on the throttle actively to arrest my dropping airspeed Once I'm ballpark on-speed, I fine tune my trim to keep the FPM on the horizon and E bracket centered with only subtle, but constant, stick/trim and throttle adjustments I find that once I'm trimmed out on-speed it handles fine, a little twitchy but nothing terrible. My bigger issue is practicing the break at tonapah where we have some goofy terrain elevations along the break path, very hard for me to be consistent in altitude when my radar-ALT is always going up/down where it wouldn't be during a break over level ground/ocean.
  18. ED forum post from an F/A-18 pilot's view on the current state of the DCS F/A-18 vs the real thing. Interesting. ED Forum Post Thought I'd throw this up after a little discussion about our jets current state. TL:DR: In the A2A realm it's not too far off and the throttle response is pretty close too, but admittedly twitchy with half/full flaps. On that note: Half or Full flaps for field landing? I land with Full flaps and have no issues. Was watching everyone landing in half flaps yesterday and was a bit taken aback. Need to go back and look at the NATOPS, but I assumed full flaps is the norm with certain circumstances calling for half. I also think this teaches habits you'll need to break when going to the boat. This is why we do the break over land based airfields as this builds the muscle memory when at the boat. On speed AOA and minding the E bracket are tough enough, let alone having to relearn it with a different flaps profile. Disclaimer: just my opinion and just what I have been doing based on what I read/watched and it has been working like a charm for me.
  19. Saltat_Mortem

    Mods

    Yes
  20. Natoboomerang

    Mods

    Is it a new 476th Range Mod?
  21. Natoboomerang

    AA-2503

    I can't make Saturdays. My shift is 8am-8pm.
  22. Natoboomerang

    AA-2501

    In.
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  24. CH53E

    Work-ups begin

    Start mission running
  25. CH53E

    All Officers Meeting

    Meet and greet
  26. Gaspipe

    AA-2501

    In
  27. Geko

    AA-2501

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