No idea. Would be interesting to know for sure
Man I really need to practise CASE I recoveries in the Tomcat, I essentially need to cut my time in the groove in half …
This was what I secretly hoped that we would get for DCS…
That one is pretty well documented and I guess that’s a big help when making skins as well as decals for model kits.
Cool. So they are using authentic names. Very nice
You know those guys, don’t you? And have an amazing sea story or two about 'em… and you’re itching to tell us, well go on, out with it, let’s have it old man!
Spill spill spill!!!
Was doing some quick flying trying out the DCS F-14A. I was attempting to practice refueling but couldn’t hook up. My AI wingman did though… I need to read up on reference points and tips refueling this aircraft…it has been so long since the last time.
My recommendation for refueling in the F-14A or B is to put the wings into bomb mode or manually pull them slightly back, then trim it for level flight. That way you have a higher AoA, the wings are guaranteed to stay fixed and you’re not at almost idle throttle the whole time due to the higher AoA.
I usually place the tankers refueling pod just below the frame of the front glass, slightly to the right and then I slowly move in. The view is pretty bad though which makes getting contact slightly more difficult than in the Hornet but once you made it, it’s very easy to stay plugged in.
Edit: Looks like this:
Thanks I will try those recommendations. And yes, that was one of the things I was really noticing…how bad the view was. That canopy bow was really getting in the way plus I was trying to remember what my original reference points were.
Sorry. Don’t know them. I was thinking the HB guys may have put their developers’ names on the jets.
So after arranging to me @ScoopD online last night. My PC wouldn’t start. Took me over an hour to fix it. Then DCS wouldn’t load any of my modules. Or start. That took another hour to fix. By that time scoop was finished and ready to go to bed. So I did some circuits in the Hercules and then thought about flying a Mig around for a bit but settled on some hover practise in the Harrier as I’ve pretty much been flying the Huey and Gazelle lately and fixed wing has suffered a lot consequently.
WOW that module has changed a lot!! For the much much better it seems
I could still start it from memory which was nice. Had some problems releasing the wheel chocks. But if you do it before engine start its fine.
Had a great time for an hour or so with zero crashes or damage. Had no stores so just played around in the circuit and practice hovering. I am still a little twitchy on takeoff like I always have been but that comes back with practise.
I think I’m going to have to concede defeat for the time being and focus on one or 2 modules to get stuck in with especially now my focus is split between choppers and jets.
I think I may use the Harrier for fixed wing as I can pretty much jump between that and the hornet if required for online play.
I suck hard at BFM so the tomcat will be my plane of choice for that as I know the cockpit back to front and i can focus on the flying much better.
I am super impressed how the Harrier has progressed as a module. So many new sounds inside and the systems feel much more robust now. I’m sure there are things still missing that I will find but i am miles from being combat capable in it so that will have to wait.
Very productive evening after all the messing around.
Glad it worked out
The Tomcat is one of my favourites next to all the other great modules that I don’t have enough time to fly xD
At the moment I hop between the Tomcat, the Viper and the Huey as my main aircraft in the squadron, and for WW II stuff I switch between the Anton, Thunderbolt, Dora and Spitfire on the Storm of War server. I hope the Channel map becomes more popular with the multiplayer crowd. That map is gorgeous.
JFC, I desperately need an '80 GIUK Gap defense campaign for DCS…
That Viggen camouflage looks just like an F-5…
A small warning to all rotorheads … who like trying to land on places that were probably not ment for such activites… some of the roof tops in Syria are not modelled totally.
One should always have an external spotter to prevent 4th-dimension excursions!
It has been a long time since I’ve flown the Harrier module. Sounds like I need to find time for this one as well.