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  1. Mac

    Screen Thread

    Nov 12 BFM, Redd v Cypher x2 https://home.mycloud.com/action/share/450b148b-c473-4a98-9188-7d0f01ad9cfa
  2. Mac

    Screen Thread

    Ha ha! Me? Do paperwork? NEVER! Besides: it was all Mustafa's fault.
  3. Mac

    Screen Thread

    Again, it's an hour long even with editing some blank comms out. YOu should be able to skip ahead again. This is my cockpit camera of 8 Nov 2018, this time with my audio. https://home.mycloud.com/action/share/68edb50e-be5a-43f7-8c78-3fa49838aeae
  4. Mac

    Two weeks later, they're here

    What might be really cool is have two jtacs with different laser codes and different targets. One Hornet inbound, launch one Maverick on one target then immediately launch a second Maverick on a second target then egress. 60 seconds later, boom... then boom again!
  5. The 9x works great. The cage/uncage works but the helmet display shows the circle then you need to push the cage/uncage to get the 9x tone. Push it again, it unlocks. Re-locate the circle on the bandit, push the cage/uncage again and get the tone. You can lock and fire up to 90 degrees off boresight. Next, the Lmav. Set up the laser code to each Maverick OR different codes to each Maverick (box the UFC button to highlight one specific Maverick that you can STEP around OR box the UFC button twice to get ALL the Mavericks). Get jtac to lase (either via 9-line or however). Select a Maverick on the stores page that matches the jtac's laser code. From 16 miles away, either target designate OR have the Maverick scan. You will get a lock at no further than 16 miles. The Maverick will not make it the 16 miles if fired from Angels 5 but, from my tests, the Maverick WILL make it all the way from Angels 10. It might make it from a lower altitude (Maybe Angels 7?) I'll have to test more. I fired from Angels 5 with a good lock at 16 miles and the Maverick did launch. But it ran out of energy about a mile or so short of the target. BE ADVISED: there is NO warning that it failed to hit. (I wasn't watching the HUD to see if there was a Time To Impact.) There is no warning that it hit, either. Jtac just reported the hit.
  6. Mac

    Happy Birthday!

    Does that mean that he's officially elderly now?
  7. Mac

    Screen Thread

    https://home.mycloud.com/action/share/c491f684-0c11-42d3-9aa2-220eaf9963be It's an hour long but you should be able to skip ahead. This is my cockpit camera of 1 Nov 2018 BFM/AAR/Carrier trap
  8. Mac

    Guns, guns, guns!

    This sounds like something straight out of a goofy military comedy, but I assure you this is real: a Belgian technician accidentally set of the cannon of a military plane during maintenance, which shot another plane. That plane blew up, damaging the initial plane in the process. Talk about a bad day. As reported by Aviation24.be, the event took place at the Florennes Air Base on October 11. A bunch of planes were being serviced, since some were heading off for a training mission. A technician in one of the F-16s accidentally hit that metaphorical big red button and activated its six-barreled Vulcan M16A-1 cannon. Presumably before he even had time to utter “oh, shit”, another F-16AM had burst into flames. This one had recently been fully fueled for a training run, and yes, the bullets hit the gas tank. Oops! And because the world is cruel, the blast from the exploding F-16AM also impacted the plane that delivered the shots. Unfortunately, two technicians were also injured during the blast. The full extent of their injuries isn’t known, but the Belgian Aviation Safety Directorate has opened an investigation to see what, exactly, they can do to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again, possibly with even worse results.
  9. Mac

    Monday night fights

    29 Oct After doing a carrier trap with Nato, I went north to take on two F4E's. I fired at one who evaded and I thought he had splashed because he dove smoking to the water so fast. I focused on the second and took him out. I radar searched but couldn't find anything. F10 showed me that the first one I shot at was still up and running but heading up to Iranian land. I gave chase and we tangled. He got on my six so I forced an overshoot. Unfortunately, I couldn't maintain a lock enough to launch a 9x at him. Then I stopped dead in the sky with nothing to do except wait for the F-4's head on heater which took me out. Sorry, Geko, if I stomped all over your comms with my mayday. No, I did't leave in a huff. I understand. My wife came in (while I was struggling with getting out of my vertical stall) and demanded that I eat the chicken she cooked for me. (I asked Nato to make sure you knew I was not upset with you telling me to shut up! ) I am very glad we got some more pilots to keep carrier ops fun and complicated. Awesome realism! Good night everyone. See you Thursday night.
  10. Mac

    Next week

    So Chizh said, While new Hornet features and fixes like the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS), FPAS page, laser Maverick, and corrected air-to-air radar B-sweep are still on track to be ready next week, we need to adhere to our Open Beta release schedule and have time for proper internal-testing of these complex items. As such, these will be released in the next, scheduled Open Beta release on 7 November 2018. So, if last week was a no go, and next Wednesday is a no go, I am really worried that November 7th will be a no go, also. proper internal-testing So, this means that, IF November 7th is the actual day they are released, there won't be any bugs in these features? I mean, my gosh, we had a total Tacan failure on the Stennis last night which seems to be a recurring problem. I can wait until November 7th. But I'm not too sure ED will survive if these complex items come out full of bugs after all these delays and "testing". I say that in our forum because I would only start a riot in the ED forums.
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  12. Mac

    Monday night fights

    Yup. Sorry, just woke up. I have TrackIr with the reflective clip on a ball hat. I dislike the hat because the clip constantly falls off when I put the hat on my desk. Wearing it, everything is fine. Most people have the newer LED mount that goes onto your headphones. I thought to update to the LED mount but I am so used to the clip that I just don't bother. I am very careful when I put the hat down, though!
  13. Mac

    Monday night fights

    22 Oct 2018 video https://home.mycloud.com/action/share/61181ee6-cb77-48fc-bf0f-f7bd812b3a07 This video is from my cockpit. Please note: my audio was not recorded, much of the blank radio comms were edited out. Cypher, I did get a good view of your trap. Edit: the video is 48 minutes long.
  14. Mac

    Getting very tire of this

    Well, I thoroughly enjoyed today's flight, guys. Highway, Geko, Redd, I can't think you guys enough. This is why I am glued to VMFA-251: You guys!
  15. Mac

    Getting very tire of this

    Flew with Nato and Stiletto last night. Went on a bombing mission thinking that all was mapped (again!). The target deselect was working fine. So, I lined up in a dive on some unsuspecting building to drop two MK 82's on it, pressed the pickle button, pulled hard to keep above 3,000 (I leveled at 3,800! Yea!) and popped some flares and chaff, looked back to see the kaboom... no kaboom? I checked the fusing, master arm on, 82 selected.... no kaboom. I called to Nato telling him that I saw no fire. I checked my stores.... all 10 MK 82's were there. WHY, dammit????? The pickle button was not mapped. For crying out loud, Mac. Whassa matta U?

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