RAZBAM AV-8B Harrier II

dcs

#1598

AUTO mode has some issues that need to be addressed, maybe now that it is totally not working they will take care of it.


#1599

The half step forward - three steps back thing is really getting old. I mean, this isn’t small things being broken by patches, but core functionality.

And of course, fanboys in the products forum who are happy shooting Mavs at trucks, shout down any attempt at customer pressure.


#1600

Its so useless pressuring these small time devs. Its not as if they dont feel the pressure already. No lets get on their backs and scream in their ears how we want more of their time and dedication because we are Gods holy almighty customers! Nope.


#1601

My frustration came from them not even appearing to acknowledging it. I took a swing back through and they have acknowledged and a fix and has been sent in. Hopefully it will be in before the fly in.

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=225247&page=2


#1602

Am I the only one worried that this will just get pushed to stable tomorrow?


#1603

Yeah, I think that’ll happen. I need to do some experimenting and see if we might be able to wing it with the auto and CCIP mode.


#1604

considering that updating stable means copy the current open beta and rename it, pretty sure it will be in there.


#1605

As we all know, “stable” is not the same as “bug free”. There should be no game-breaking bugs, but a particular plane having systems issues is not the same thing.

So I wouldn’t imagine this would have any bearing. A game crash when you try to drop the bombs would. It’s a good thing there are so many planes in DCS, though, so that if one is broke you can fly others till they fix it.

Back when it was just the A-10C that luxury didn’t exist. Of course, development went far slower then.


#1606

Temp workaround that works for me:

Use auto mode and wait for the timer to get down to ~2 seconds, then switch to CCIP and pickle the bomb. All of my GBU-12s hit with no problems doing this. The only thing is I had my TGP on the right display and switching to CCIP caused it to go to the ARBS and I couldn’t move out of that until I left CCIP mode, so I put my TGP on the left display.

This might not be as effective if you don’t have the cage/uncage button mapped to your stick, which also controls AUTO/CCIP modes when bombs are selected.


#1607

Nice work around @Franze :+1:

No update today so I feel my fears of large bugs being pushed were premature.


#1608

Thought I’d bump this one up with a question:

I’ve read references that claim that the AV-8B had the capability to carry up to a 500lb bomb on the centerline rack and this was actually used in Desert Storm, though more notably with Mk20s instead of a Mk82. Has anyone been able to confirm this? I’ve seen a picture with the AV-8A carrying a bomb on the centerline, but I can’t find any of a AV-8B with one.


#1609

As someone who’s unhealthily obsessed with realistic/plausible payloads, I haven’t seen any bombs mounted on the centerline before. Most Desert Storm payloads I see are 6xMk82 or 6xRockeye on all wing stations plus the GAU-12, 4xMk82 on two TERs with GAU-12, or 2xAGM65 and 4xRockeye, plus GAU-12. I don’t recall seeing any Sidewinders ever loaded either.


#1610

Centerlines are a bad spot for most jets. When i worked 15C’s the only time we flew anything on sta5 (centerline) was for long trips or pilot training. On the 15 at least if you had to do a mid air restart you have to ditch the sta5 stores or pylon to get the restart.

Also i have heard pilots talking about extra yaw with centerline stuff.


#1611

Found this from 1986.


#1612

If the combination of Blue Flag and my strong desire to land and live have taught me anything, it is to carry just two pylons of “blowy-uppy” things and get the hell out of dodge. Loitering is for A-10 pilots who enjoy total air superioruty in their aoa.


#1613

Pretty much the consensus in the online environment. One pass and haul ass. Loading up the one man army load out is a sure fire plan for disaster.


#1614

Knew there was something out there for it! Good find!

Depends on what I’m doing and the operating environment. I’ll take a lot of bombs for a quick CCRP pass or a GBU load for some PGM fun. Just hinges on what’s going on and what I need to do.


#1615

Could they actually carry stores on the centerline? I thought it was just for an external tank, pods and occasionally some funny stuff like…


#1616

15E models carry on sta5, You’ll see your big Gbu’s there. and the AGM-130(however IIRC the 130 had to be dropped before landing)

As for the 15C, since its an A/A jet it would only carry tanks, however you could put your MK series bombs on there or Paveway series,


#1617

Yeah strike eagles will carry gbu-31/39 on station 5, (centerline) or asq-236 (recce pod). You can do a windmill restart with something on the centerline, but to start the jfs airborne for a jfs assisted restart you have to drop the centerline store.