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Shaemus ODonnelly

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  • Flight Simulators
    DCS World 2.5 Beta
  • Location
    Bavaria, Germany
  • Interests
    Real & Sim Flying, Shaving, Clothing, Sports
  • Occupation
    Engineering Student & Air Force Student Pilot

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  1. Had the same problem but while pulling more tha 20% back. It was a simple cable break, quickly resolved by Virpil support, they sent me a new cable which was very easy to install and that fixed it.
  2. In level flight, release time spacing and impact time spacing will match up, there are variables in it (gusts that change the vertical and horizontal velocity of the plane and bombs) but they are minor. During lofting and dive bombing, release and impact spacing will be different. As i understand it, when you tell Jester your desired ripple spacing, he calculates release distance into release time intervals according to current airspeed. I read that somewhere and he also refuses to use bomb spacings that cant be achieved with the Tomcats release timing settings (like very long release dist
  3. The Kitty has some forms of auto trim. It automatically trims against pitching moment and the balooning effect of flaps for example and the autopilot without anything else selected is an attitude hold system, which behaves similar to fly by wire. I dont know how manual trim works in the F-14 but i am guessing it just moves the sticks neutral point, which would be independent of the INS. In my experience, the E-Bracket in the F-14 is calculated from AoA-Sensor data, not INS. I shot my INS to pieces multiple times and the bracket still worked. There are planes out there that use both sy
  4. Make sure you turn off the autopilot and switch on pitch SAS. I never ran into any trim issues that werent related to those 2 things.
  5. The AV-8B and F/A-18C have very similar sticks, except for the position of the trim hat and sensor select switch. Is it possible to simply swap these 2 hats without too much of a hassle? Meaning with maybe just a little solder job and some light filing and glueing? When i checked out the stick a buddy got, it seemed like the holes are a different size from the outside, but it might look different from the inside. I love the trigger feel of that grip, i wish the Warthog was like that.
  6. Yes, the HSD in Dest mode shows TAS and GS so you can calculate from there.
  7. As the others have stated, you are supposed to update your INS prior to the attack run with the IP. The Kitty only has INS guidance and small measuring errors that all sensors are prone to add up over time, so the INS gets less accurate in flight, which can mess up your bombing. By locking up the IP and the RIO doing some magic in the back, the plane can measure its distance and velocity to the IP accurately with the radar, therefore it is able to reset its INS to be accurate again. It can also be used in offset bombing. Basically, the JTAC gives you IP coordinates and BRA from IP to t
  8. The wing root getting some heat treatment, and OMG, we're in his jetwash xD EDIT: Any idea why none of my pictures are showing?
  9. AFAIK, ACLS is broken. A few weeks ago, ICLS guidance was off (you basically flew into the water behind the ship if you flew perfect needles) and they fixed it, but ACLS still has that problem. That means even if you are 100% on and on on ICLS, for the ACLS, you are actually high, causing violent reactions after coupling. IIRC, there should be a safety system that disengages the AP when it is correcting too hard, though.
  10. Hi guys, so I own Virpil VFX #33 and i recently decided to do multiple upgrades on my stick. Some are easy DIY fixes i'd say anyone can do with just an allen wrench, others will be more complex and just an expression of my enthusiasm in engineering and mechanics. I will use this thread as a little diary, adding pictures and descriptions to everything i've done and how the stick has improved since then. This is what i've got planned: Replace all buttons with Otto P1 switches (WIP) Upgrade trim hat (New, more accurate 3D printed hat and a 4-way-gate like on the CM2 throttle hats)
  11. I was today years old when i found out the Tomcat had an airspeed/mach bug, thanks Victory205! Obviously i had to jump in and try it out. Sadly, both arrows seemed to be attached to the Mach scale, so i couldnt set a consistent KIAS target, only 2 Mach targets. Any input from Heatblur wether that is intentional or a bug/modelling fault?
  12. +1 Would be awesome! I like to do a assisted startup once in a while to check wether i am doing it correctly and these yellow markers can get really annoying.
  13. I do not use trim very often in the tomcat tbh. You can get around it most of the time with the autopilot. Just switching on the AP will get you a rudimentary attitude hold AP. I basically use this from right after takeoff until i either make my landing break or until i have to manouver hard (or precisely). In cruise i also switch on altitude hold and heading hold. If i want to get trimmed out behind a tanker, i keep it in attitude hold and try to get it steady behind the tanker. Once i am firmly established in the observation position, i turn AP off and it hands me a perfectly trimme
  14. Awesome, thanks Cobra! I am doing some inlays for the Thrustmaster MFDs an this will make it much more authentic!
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