DCS F/A-18C


#786

It was fun speculation on a map being made bigger. Don’t read too much into it.


#787

F111…

Wrong thread?


#788

Who is complaining? Just stating a pretty obvious point, it is anticlimactic compared to him saying “You’re correct the map is expanding!”…

Also, confirming something that was already stated to be a fact isn’t an “update.”


#789

To All: remaining posts in this topic will be explicitly about the DCS F/A-18C only or swear to sweet jebus I’ll nuke the entire thing. I thank you. :slight_smile:


#790

Do I recall correctly reading once that the Charlie Hornet doesn’t have a traditional ILS installed?


#800

Correct. ICLS is only good for the boat and isn’t usable for traditional ILS.

Not sure what the export or expeditionary Marine squadrons would have, it’s possible they have ILS. I know the exped growlers get it.

The workaround is if you know there’s an established ILS corridor and approach, designate the end of the runway and fly a three degree glidepath using the designation on the hud.


#801

That’s going to take an adjustment…


#802

It’s definitely a different scan, and obviously not as exact as an actual precision approach, but it’s a good tool to have in case of extremis.

If I get some time next week, I’ll try and write up the basics on how to do it.


#803

Strike eagle has an actual approach mode that does the same thing, called Automatic Landing Guidance or ALG. You take a radar patch map of the runway. designate on the End of the runway, drag out a Pattern Steering line along the azimuth of the runway (PSL is for dropping a string of bombs and spacing out the DPI’s) and then go to the HSI and there is an option for ALG, gives ILS bar steering cues all the way down a 3 degree glideslope. Not used much but a pretty good tool to have.


#804

Well, GOTS.


#805

The Mower? Long time no see!


#806

I think we just have to say his name more often. Keeps him from lurking. :wink:


#807

Aye, brother, tis me.

For this old hardcore simmer, the DCS F18c will be life altering.


#808


#809

Sigh…my dreams of being a beta tester don’t look good. …


#810

You’re saying the DCS: Hornet won’t be released as early access…? :wink:


#811

AFAIK it will be.


#812

Step One. Relearn the A-10C
Step Two Benefit from the brain expansion resulting from step One.
Step Three Take vacay to learn Hornet manual.
Step Four Still suck at the F-18 because it is flipping Hard

And still I cant wait for this…


#813

Then you will get to be a beta tester! :wink:


#814

We will see…if so I’m guessing late Fall this year.