Community A-4E project updates

Baby B-52

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That’s not an A-5…

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Follow their progress here:

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=173162&page=89

I have been drooling over that thread for over a year now, I have honestly been looking forward to the release of this more than to the Hornet… I know, I’m crazy.

But that video that @komemiute posted… Dayum that cockpit. Looks like a full module

Also check out their Air to ground radar that they did WITHOUT A FULL SDK

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Not crazy. A DCS Skyhawk is everyone’s dream. It looks so complete. I waa hoping for a release …Sigh!

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yes please. Something needs to top off my 'Bug :smiley:

Another update:
https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=3550404&postcount=913

TL;DR:

  • good looking textures
  • no cat launch, but the current SFM (means: “OK flight model”) allows for rolling take-off from the carrier
  • not-so subtle hint of a future EFM (DCS lingo for “very good flight model”) after initial release :slight_smile:
  • bug squashing is being done but isn’t done yet
  • Video of two Skyhawks in Top Gun formation
  • release in the “near future”
  • release will be announced an estimated 2 months in advance, so at least 3 more months waiting
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https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=3584314&postcount=941

Release was announced 2 months in advance :slight_smile:

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Looks pretty cool. Maybe ED could throw them a bone and let them model the radio and cat launch.

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Holy smokes!!

https://media.giphy.com/media/rl0FOxdz7CcxO/giphy.webp

@Gunnyhighway :
F/A-18 fidelity cat launch would require a complete re-write of the flight model from what I understand. That really is not worth it unless they’re making a new payware module with said new flight model. It has taken the developers of the Hawk and C-101 years to make such a full fidelity flight model. And SDK access (thus official 3rd party status)
I don’t know much about limitations on radios except that VEAO was struggling to get them working in their early days too.
EDIT: read through the thread and apparently you also need the SDK for working radios. Unless your mod is just an edited version of an existing FC3 aircraft, but then you don’t get your custom systems like this Skyhawk’s A/G radar.

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A video and a little info. End of October it is now… my birthday is early November so I don’t care that much about a few days delay even…

https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=3613301&postcount=1009

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Scooter! ooh rah!

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The monthly update has arrived with screenshots and the announcement of a few weeks delay.

Progress on working mirrors is shown, and the team thank @SkateZilla for his help in fixing those.

Looking forward to the release, glad they are not rushing it!

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Cuncur! :slight_smile:
Can’t wait to try this out.

You gota admit that pit looks amazing…

:heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

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The whole project is amazing, to be fair…

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a shame ED isn’t giving these guys more support; they deserve it to say the least!

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And they’ve gone quiet again. This makes me nervous. I’m ready to play John McCain. :slight_smile:

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Mini-update!


Panel backlighting


Kiwi skin

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New video

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