I can’t wait to see some good stuff for SInai and South Atlantic. I’d say I’ve spent the majority of the past few years in PG and Syria with occasional trips to Black Sea for training for new modules and Marianas just for the variety.
On the NTTR one? I’ve got messages up in the top right corner that should also appear in the message history for the random CAS missions. The A2A and SAMs I didn’t add any message so they’re more surprising (especially when a buddy online triggers them without telling you). That does give me an idea though, I need a message to tell the user when all the spawns have been used up…or just remove the F10 item I guess.
It must be contagious. I can’t hit didley with the GBU12s now, where the GBU10s are a death ray. I’m using the same technique, just hitting in another county with the 12s.
EDIT: It seems to be the training (blue) GBU12s only. The green ones are hitting their mark.
Now that those GBU12s are sorted out, “HERE I COME TO SAVE THE DAY!”
Definitely a bug then since the training bombs are supposed to be ballistically identical or there would be zero point in having them.
It’s to make the training harder than the real thing.
(Having training bombs in a sim always makes me chuckle a little bit. It reminds me of a paintball first-person shooter)
I think that I found the problem. The ME will allow loading a BDU-50, but I don’t see that option in the PACS, only the BDU-33. Oops. EDIT: Notso via Discord says that if you want to use BDU-50s, load them as Mk82 in PACS.
Just an FYI, if some of you are getting frustrated that the Azimuth Steering Line (ASL) is way off to one side from your designated target, Notso says that this is a known bug and that they are working on it.
FWIW, I have found that if you deselect the target (Boat aft), put the TPOD in snow plow mode (AACQ fwd long), then click TPOD PB17 until the he steer point near the target is selected, slew the TDC cursor with the TPOD in PTRAK mode, and designate (TDC depress), that most of the time the ASL will usually be spot on. If it doesn’t then just undesignate (while you fly by!), rinse and repeat, eventually it will line up. Frustrating, but just think of all the good TPOD practice you are getting.
Another Notso tip: be lasing when you (sweeten) designate to get the most accurate ranging.
This is a really helpful and easy to understand video demonstrating how the A2G radar and TPOD work together during a target attack.
Another excellent video from Notso. As usual, I had to watch it a couple to three times for it to absorb. The big take-away for me is how useful a human WSO would be. Minor take-aways are…
- the importance of creating a new target point and not using the nearest steer point.
- elevation is critical for positioning the radar cursor and queueing the TPOD.
- Notso’s methodology of layering the A2G radar with the TPOD, not mentioned, but would allow keeping TEWS on the right MPD.
- DCS laser limitation of 8.1 NM.
- it’s going to be a-holes and elbows in my pit trying to do this single pilot
Supposedly laser range has been increased to 16~17nm.
I find that a very challenging profile to fly. Well not the first part to release, but the pitch back and roll while lasing. Even when I watch Notso do it, he seems to just beat the masking by a whisker.
Yeah the masking is tough. I’ve dried 45 degree offsets and 70 degree offsets but it’s always the same. For the last few seconds you need to show a little belly to the target and bunt the nose down at about 0G or so until impact.
Nice flying Clutch!