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  1. I'll cross post this here. The Radio Group and Base indicators are not illuminated amber like most of the cockpit indicators. You can only (barely) see them by using the flood lights, as shown in this screenshot.
  2. Are the radio Group and Base selection indicators supposed to illuminate? Here's the image from Chuck's Guide: And here's what they look like at night, with the cockpit flood turned on. Without the flood, they are impossible to read. I also wonder about the Master Mode and CK-37 Mode knobs. Should the white indexer on the knobs illuminate, or in real life do you have to turn on the floods to see it? Makes it hard to know what mode it's pointing to in the dark. In the picture above you can see it only because the flood is on.
  3. There is also the issue of safe separation from the aircraft. The bombs world not likely be certified for employment in this manner if there was a risk of collision, fused or not.
  4. What altitudes do you start at, pull up to, and expect to drop by? What are your initial and final dive angles? Do you maintain Mach 0.8-0.9 during the dive? I figured since it is dive bombing, the speed doesn't have as much of an effect on the projected distance. and you need to pull up at the end, a little slower would be better. I find the steering cue appears, moves, and disappears to quickly for me to respond to it. Do you have better results?
  5. Is the ground jostling during taxi and takeoff worse than pulling g's in the air? Does the Mav not receive external power from the aircraft? It always runs on internal battery power?
  6. At a given true airspeed (assuming roughly similar Mach number), there's about 1/2 as much drag at 22,000 ft and 1/4 as much drag at 40,000 ft, due to proportionally thinner air compared to sea level. (source: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/19770009539/downloads/19770009539.pdf) To maintain airspeed, thrust must equal drag, so the thrust required for steady flight is reduced by the same amount as drag. Thrust Specific Fuel Consumption (TSFC) is the rate of fuel flow required to generate each pound or Newton of thrust. For a sampling of different turbofan engines s
  7. In order to pull the knob, it needs to be nearly centered.
  8. I haven't found any info about it. Seems a long time to go without an official notification from ED.
  9. I wonder if that is affected by the "headwind/tailwind" bug in which the wind seems to be missing from the aircraft's flight model and it uses ground velocity to determine engine performance, etc. Normally an aircraft flies on the moving airmass, but if it's modeled incorrectly and missing the wind, then the instant the bombs are released they would be blasted with a huge wind shear. Hopefully the next patch will fix this!
  10. Yeah, you would have to model structural deformation and damage due to aero heating.
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