DCS F/A-18C


#484

Here she is!

edit: looks like the stream crapped out. hopefully we’ll see her fly for real soon


#485

that stick in the background looks a lot more curved than my warthog!


#486

Photo From Wags:


#487

@SkateZilla (and Wags) with the scoop!


#488

Here she is flying! (for only a few minutes again, with some nice close-ups of the stick)


#489

1000x YES!


#490

See’s new stick

From now on…


#491

MOD-Edit: Hate to be an negative nanny here but I don’t feel comfortable about using photos of users in this manner. I appreciate the hype but I’d like us to stick to memes (gah, did I just say that?)

I couldn’t resist!


#492

Stores is on the left DDI, HUD repeater is on the right. Saw CCIP for rockets and guns, and the un-locked funnel for A/A guns. Quality isn’t really good enough to make out what’s going on with the MPCD.

Note to ED: I understand it’s thrustmaster’s booth, but could we get some semi-official footage that is not a cellphone video of a VR mirror? It’s like trying to watch :jenneke: on a 9’’ CRT.

EDIT: Updated description on Youtube

-The module was running on DCS 2.2 and had wonderful HUD and Canopy glass. HUD was bright and visible.
-SFX for the Hornet uses all new SFX.

  • MFCD functionality was very limited as those portions are very much a work in progress.
    -Flight model was solid and felt like a mix between the F-15C and the Su-27. Unknown if the flight model is still a big work in progress.
  • Other demo players used rockets, aim-9s, aim-7s and guns.
  • Did not see any usage of BVR systems, remember this is a very simple demo for E3 attendees who are not really into flight sims.
    -Wags said I can do carrier stuff tomorrow so please stay tuned for that!

#493

I can make out michelle fine.


#494

I thought we would be getting sort of a teaser trailer? … or is that something I imagined?


#495

If you’re talking about the Glowing Amraam video, that will probably come out with the purchase marketing. So probably not until early-mid 2018.


#496

Probably what I’m thinking of, I’ve only been able to give this so much attention lol


#498

Definitely excited for the Hornet stick. Hopefully later on we’ll be able to purchase the throttle separately as well.

A little underwhelmed by the footage so far, it’s definitely a pretty cockpit in game but doesn’t show much other than that yes, it flies, has a stores page, and a hud repeater.

BUT - I’m certainly not passing judgement and I’m hoping there’s still more to come, including some official demo footage instead of just cam of someone flying around in max A/B forever.


#499

Well, F/A-18C is going to have ‘a full pack’ of complex features needed for other modern jets - AG radar, JHMCS, Link 4/16, HUD repeater, automatic landing, AA radar + long range missiles, 3 displays in the cockpit (one with different rendering method), 2 mission computers, Digital FCS, supersonic flight, arrested landings, HARM, Walleye, JDAM/JSOW, etc… So, yes new compex products will be done faster after F/A-18C.

https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=3167340&postcount=231

Statement of scope by the ED Hornet dev most attuned to forum fu. Supposedly the Carrier will be demo’d tomorrow

I cannot stress enough how welcome full resolution footage or stills of the product would be for we plebs not able to attend. Grainy cell phone footage of 1/2 a VR screen isn’t exactly satisfying here at home.


#500


#501

I’m wondering if some units (i.e. E-3) could act as a gateway for Link-16 and SADL, allowing hornets and warthogs to work together.


#502

Clearly we need Global Hawk.

Last time I checked the F/A-18 and A-10 in game could to to each other over DL. I know it’s unrealistic, but I wonder if that will be removed?


#503

Nah, we just need to know where all targets are at all times. As long as we have that, the rest takes care of itself.


#504

I have a feeling the Friday update is gonna be good.