Me and @fearlessfrog had an entertaining hour or so playing multi-cockpit in the C-101CC. It was a great opportunity for me to round out my knowledge of the MP capabilities. Basically, some things work, but most don’t. We could have had something set up wrong as far as transferring controls or something, but I do recall @AvioDev stating that only some dual cockpit functions were working.
The first sortie I took the front pit and Frog took the back. We compared lots of notes on what we were seeing. Basically, the entire front cockpit is fully functional. The rear cockpit does show the stick and rudder movement, and some other items, but does not fully talk to the front cockpit as far as systems status is concerned. Switches don’t sync up, and lots of electrical system stuff doesn’t sync. But with that said, it is quite enjoyable to be in the back cockpit and go along for the ride. It is very smooth and lots of fun.
We spent some time craning our necks to see what the other person was doing…
Loaded up with bombs to go win the war single-handedly…!
The next flight I took the back seat and let Frog take us for a flight. It is really cool sitting back there and watching the world go by. You can see my airspeed, ADI, altimeter, HSI, VSI and standby instruments are all working, but the engine gauges are not.
I’m gonna hurl Frog…
Then we decided to each get in separate 101CCs and we took off and headed for the range. He was loaded to the gills with bombs (maybe a wee bit over MTOW?) so I had to throttle back a bit to let him catch up. Unfortunately Frog’s internet crashed or something, so we didn’t get to rain death and destruction down on the poor target range at Kobuleti (well, I did, but I think I only killed like four vehicles…and three of those with the cannon).
Me, having an existential crisis after Frog disappeared as if the Bermuda Triangle had sucked him in…
Ordnance delivered, gun empty, back on the ramp. I got to watch a Hornet working over the Kobuleti Range while I circled above. Fun stuff.
So the 101 has some ways to go with regards to dual cockpit functionality. But it looks great, performs great in VR, and the front cockpit is just superb. The rear cockpit does work in single player mode too…it just isn’t totally syncing up in MP.