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  1. I doubt very much the JDAM autopilot can even manoeuvre with enough precision to ensure a hit with -+1 degree. If it can strike within 2 degrees of the selected angle it’s doing well I guess. Having 359 as North isn’t going to be a problem.
  2. 0 means OFF, or no Impact Azimuth specified. The input values run 0-359. In fact, when 0 is set, the Impact Azimuth line on the SMS page should not show at all.
  3. Guys, I really wouldn’t expect too much from Petrovich, at least in the EA release. We’ll be able to command him to take over control and set certain ‘holds’: heading, speed, altitude etc. I guess he’ll be able to call out threats, and engage them on command with the ATGMs. But otherwise what’s been confirmed? Anything like Jesters command wheel and some of his switch settings options might be an expectation too far. The available publicity on his exact functions are worryingly absent.
  4. Yeah OK, I agree with all that. JDAM still very is WIP, and remains one of the big WIP features. I don’t think AUTO is the one weak point either. It does integrate with most of those items you mentioned however. I was trying to rebut the opinion that AUTO/LFT was fully implemented and complete, that’s all. Cheers.
  5. Indeed, it’s available in FD mode too. But FD mode isn’t modelled at all. As you know, FD mode isn’t even permitted with JDAM....At least at the time of the reference manuals publication. Doesn’t change the fact that our Auto/Loft mode is unfinished at the moment.
  6. Applies to AUTO LOFT as well. The 'Elevation Steering Cue' and the 'Range to LP' should be available in AUTO LFT, as long as a LP is defined. The Loft Initiation Cue (on HSI) is only available in AUTO LFT (with an IZLAR displayed). Obviously mainly applies to PP mode.
  7. Launch points require Auto Loft mode to guide you to the correct point in the sky. If we did have the loft initiation cues on the HSI it would make Auto mode more useful, they tie in together. The lack of all these functions means we can’t utilise Auto mode to its full design potential, hence my argument for it being simplistic at the moment. Anyway, it’s a minor point.
  8. That’s probably being a bit pedantic. Yes, Auto Loft will show symbology and drop a bomb at the release cue. In that sense it’s modelled. However if you take a wider view, then clearly Launch Points, Loft Initiation cues, Multiple Target points, working dynamic IZLAR etc all are designed to integrate closely with AUTO LOFT. Hence AUTO LOFT being somewhat simple at the moment. It’s not a full experience.
  9. OK thanks for that. Understandable, if a bit disappointing. The fairing version looks more elegant.
  10. In the first image below, which is a grab from the Pre-order vid, are we looking at a UB-32 57mm Rocket Pod or a B8V20 80mm pod with a nose cone fairing. I think the later, which means we get the option to mount B8V20 with or without the nosecone fairing? Hopefully. More options = good. I don't think we've seen a shot of the 57mm UB-32 pod at all. See the 2nd image below. Personally I prefer the look of the 57mm pods, even if they were said to be ineffective in real use. The current 3D model of the UB-32 in game is looking dated, so maybe it's being updated before relea
  11. It is. But only in a very basic sense. JDAM can be released in AUTO LFT mode, but at the moment it offers no real advantage over MANUAL mode. The edge of envelope (Just inside Max Range / IZLAR) releases are very unreliable energy wise. This is especially true if you've set any terminal parameters. You basically have to construct (guess) your own IZLAR for anything but the most forgiving combination of impact HDG and ANG. You have to drive to well inside the LAR to get results. The 'LOFT' side of AUTO LOFT is useless since the IZLAR isn't reliable at all in
  12. Latest OB version. It's been in for at least a year though, so should be in stable as well.
  13. Yeah, as I said, it’s working for JDAM but not for JSOW. You need to be in the IZLAR, i.e have a ‘IN ZONE’ on the HUD and on base stores page.
  14. JDAM do have this already. The times are not shown until you're IN ZONE. JSOW doesn't yet have the flight times. It should, maybe 'later in EA, or 'later in product sustainment period', or just later. Maybe. Subject to change.
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