[quote]We’ve now finished re-implementing the basic night lighting system in the cockpit. For 2.5- we hope to include some more lighting features, such as individual warning lights influencing objects and afterburner glow visible in the cockpit.
We are also working on backporting various other visual features developed for future modules to the MiG-21bis. These will be migrated as time allows!
This basic system should be available in one of the next patches coming up.
There is something in the illuminated cockpit for this plane. Maybe it’s because you don’t even have to try to gain SA when looking out of the canopy or through the sights as you would do in an aircraft with NVG and HUD…
Doing IFR circuits at night and in fog in the -21 is one of the most thrilling experiences I had in DCS.
I’m really glad they amp up that atmosphere even more.
With 1.5.4, we will be launching two major improvements to the MiG-21.
We have more improvements lined up for the MiG-21, including bugfixes and visual improvements.
These will be detailed at a later time.
In order to ensure accurate and realistic flight performance, we’ve spent a lot of time and focus on tweaking the MiG-21s’ flight model in all flight regimes.
With the unique position of our lead FM programmer being an active duty MiG-21bis pilot; we were able to take more real-time telemetry and video data from several recent training flights.
Such data is invaluable to us, and serves to further help with verifying subjective pilot/programmer feeling.
More overt changes will likely be most easily recognized in the critical and supercritical flight regimes,
where the aircraft now performs more to what you’d expect (and also more reminiscent of one of our earlier revisions).
There are, however, significant changes across all performance and flight parameters.
We look forward to you flying the MiG-21 and providing feedback where applicable!
Cockpit Night Lighting
While we have several more, significant, visual improvements pending implementation (and backporting) to the MiG-21bis; we will begin by re-implementing the night flood lighting.
These lights will have a performance impact pending upgrades to the core engine.
The lights will not be available in 1.5.4 Open BETA. They will be made available in 1.5.4 Release.
MiG-21 Changelog 1.5.4
Added red cockpit lighting
Added right side white panel spotlight
Corrected several Z-Fighting issues in cockpit artwork
Added missing glow on several switches and levers
[*]New major Flight Model update & revision
Adjusted critical & supercritical flight envelope
FM now more closely matches performance data
Corrected several SAU stabilization issues
Tweaked SAU for FM changes
Fixed intermittent cockpit shake (2.0.X & 1.5.4 bug)
Completely overhauled RP-22 Sapphire radar logic and raycasting
Corrected several issues with radar indication and targeting
Corrected erroneously wide IR missile FoV
[/list] *Will be available in 1.5.4 Release
The night lighting has been fixed and committed- and will be available at the next patch pull after this one.
Corrected nosecone damage values
Corrected roll-rate and roll-acceleration
Fixed chat inputs
Fixed Autostart issues
Fixed view jumping during takeoff and landing