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  1. So you agree though that the MH works as expected
  2. PD and P STT against a MIG-29A, I am using the MH not the M, the M shouldn't be lofting at all
  3. I am moving into shaky territory here but I have made general observations: 6.5 seems to be fairly safe from an INS perspective, 8Gs tends to drift the INS by a noticeable amount but it remains functional, 10Gs routinely either drifts the INS a ton or breaks it entirely The rate of onset of Gs makes a difference, sudden hard pulls are much more damaging to the INS than gradual G onset
  4. I am very sure, the Aim-7M issue with jammers non-widthstanding, the Aim-54 now properly goes active on lost tracks, it goes active immediately and properly after a pulse-stt launch, and the aim-7mh lofts correctly for long shots and doesn't loft for short range shots
  5. Unless you are flying 3hour+ flights consistently or pulling over 6.5Gs, the drift shouldn't be large enough to be noticable most of the time. In your average 2 hour flight, you might get a drift of .1 minute lat and long. It's only when you pull lots of Gs you drift the INS significantly. EDIT: also the TA AN fix takes about 30s if you have connection to a TACAN station, so hop in the backseat and do it really quick if it's an issue in single player.
  6. I just want to say thank you so much for fixing the AIM-54 and AIM-7 guidence, it is soooo nice to have missiles that function as expected. There are still some random desync issues, and the AI still go defensive for TWS launches, but the missiles do what they are supposed to and it makes a world of difference
  7. I mean it clearly doesn't operate the same way as a traditionally steered radar, because it can engage 4 targets simultaneously with its ostensibly semi-active missiles, which is not something a conventional radar can do. It is not a stretch that RWRs would react differently to this type of STT
  8. This is true of most conventional radars, but nobody really knows how the PESA and AESA radars handle this, and the currently accepted rumor is that they don't have to add in an additional signal and therefor do not provide any kind of launch warning for the RWR
  9. You can, the procedure is the same as on the ground 1. select the waypoint on the CAP panel 2. punch in lat-long as you would for ground alignment or any waypoint things to make sure of: you put the lat long in the correct format degrees, minutes, decimal minute you have the right N/S E/W set when entering the waypoint your INS is aligned correctly and has not drifted The waypoint is in the TID field of view
  10. Until the sparrow loft bug is fixed, aim-7s and 9s put the tomcat into a fully within visual range engagement, in fact, you are outranged by the mirage's fox-1s. Your strategy against AIs here would be to get in close where they have a hard time making missile shots at you, or to try to force out the fox-1s without firing any of your own. The AI has a hard time engaging targets with a significant altitude difference, so building as much of a seperation as possible, especially above them, will make it harder for them to engage. You have superior acceleration to the mirages, so its very possible
  11. @Snappy Just to clarify that final point, the zdf filters ground returns from directly below the aircraft, which have a zero closure rate, while the mlc filters ground returns from terrain out in front of the aircraft, which have a closure equal to the aircrafts ground speed Think about flying directly at a mountain, the closure of the mountain is your aircraft's ground speed
  12. Question 1: Correct, the ZDF filters out 100kts closure to 100kts separation Question 2: As Stated by Noctrach, the ZDF is centered around zero knots closure, whereas the MLC is centered around own aircraft airspeed for example if the F-14 was at 400kts ground speed Targets with 100kts separation to 100kts closure would be filtered out by the ZDF Targets with 101kts to 276kts closure would be visable Targets with 277 to 533kts closure would be filtered out by the MLC Targets above 533kts closure would be visible The most common situation to se
  13. Long and short of it, you have to learn with a human in the front seat. I fly almost exclusively RIO, and you just have to be with a pilot that is good with learning alongside you. (Trust me, if any pilot says they have nothing left to learn on the tomcat, stay far away). If you have a pilot that has some RIO experience, obviously that makes it a bit easier. I fly with a group (vCSG-3) where we teach both pilot and RIO from the ground up, and honestly that's the very best way to learn, so I would recommend finding a group that fits your requirements and teaches people to do either
  14. While STT can be either, these modes will always produce a Pulse STT, only the RIO can drop directly into PD-STT, of course the RIO can also change the mode once the lock is acquired, but when using these modes, the initial lock will be pulse
  15. I knew as soon as I omitted it that someone was going to bring up the zero doppler filter. Just to add on, the options you have for countering a target exploiting the zero doppler filter are: Change own ground speed to increase closure or separation to more than 100kts Change aircraft direction to increase closure or separation to more than 100kts utilize a pulse mode, PAL, PLM, and VSL HI/LO are all pulse STT modes, the RIO can also put the target into a pulse STT, in these modes obviously you will be unable to fire a AIM-54 in TWS or FOX-1 mode, but you can fire it active off
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