First few images popping up on the DCS website, presumably goes on sale today. So far, it’s only spotted on the Mi-8.
here she is! $14.99, and only for the Hip indeed, for now
I for one appreciate the effort, but I can only imagine the forums…
This is kinda cool, I might even pick it up if it comes out for the UH-1. I honestly thought this was a joke when I first saw it.
Neat! I really enjoy these kind of addons! I do hope for that price that it’s a one-off buy for any aircraft they decide to implement it. Otherwise it’s a bit steep.
And for me, it will never replace the doppler
EDIT: I can’t find any official announcements about this module on either the forum or ED website? What’s the deal with that?
Agreed. I hope they put it on one of the trainers as well, so you can practice some IFR flying.
@SiThSpAwN @SkateZilla @bignewy since the product so clearly states “for Mi-8MTV2”, do you guys know if when you buy this, it’s only for the Hip, or will this come to other aircraft as well? And if so, sold seperatly?
I know it was announced quite a long time ago. I guess we’ll get a newsletter or something about it later.
Remember the paid texture DLC discussion a year and a half ago or so? Although this is a bit more tangible with less competition with a mod scene, I still have my doubts it will be received particularly well by a certain group.
Neat! If that’s true then this line is rather important:
“the option to add a Garmin GNS 430 navigation device that can be installed on various aircraft”
I still would like to know what aircraft are currently in the pipeline or in ED’s production cycle to have the GNS430 added before I buy it though.
Exactly this; and I repeat, for me it’s all good and actually a smart add-on!
Starting with the Mi-8 other modules will use it in the future. Best to wait for ED to give more info
It wouldn’t seem to prevent people from joining missions, so I don’t particularly mind. That said I’ll be waiting to see what aircraft they integrate it with before pulling the trigger.
Neat. A bit squinty in VR I imagine but zoomable (Cause of crash: Garmin fixation). I’ll wait for the Huey I think, plus sort of got used to NTTR nowawdays.
One thing is that for things like the Hip, the real charm was the doppler and not knowing where I was, but I can see the utility plus smart of ED to reuse what they probably had to do for a Mi-8 customer anyway.
PS I wonder if we should remove all the Garmin ‘G’ references?
I am not quite following you? Where do you want to remove them exactly?
Topic title is ‘DCS: Garmin GNS 430’ while the product is revealed to be called ‘DCS: NS 430’. It kind of looked a deliberate attempt to drop the G (yo!) and mention of Garmin branding. It’s not really important for here, and more for ED to worry about in terms of licencing etc.
Ah I see. Well that makes sense!
Would be nice if this 430 is a bit more indepth compared to all that I have for X-plane. Would be fun to play with!
Might be a cool home cockpit addon if the display can be exported. Hey @Troll?
Up to you, mr Frog! But I guess we should also drop all Mirage references on the site as well then Otherwise we might end up getting in trouble with both Garmin and Dassault.
Ah, yep, good point. It’s all good.
This is fantastic! I’ve been waiting for something like this a very long time. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy using the old radio navigation systems with those aircraft but have always wanted the option to have an updated GPS system to put in the aircraft for when I make missions with more modern time-frames. Helps locating those special forces troops all that much easier at night.