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  1. Well, You are pretty far from describing the whole system. But point still standing, they are more dissimilar than similar In the example you used. To what degree? It’s the difference between a jet that can still fly and one that doesn’t.
  2. The intent of that was to not go down a rabbit hole on the -15s system (this is the -18 forum after all), merely to clarify your comparison to it as far as stick positional movement with that of the -18 isn't comparable. For the -15's CAS, it's force related, not related to movement. Is CAS limited in control surface movement without mech input? Yes. Is stab deflection limited with CAS off? Only in some instances, so CAS is not always needed for full movement either. But, the -15s stick doesn't require movement to sense input and make schtuf happen, the -18s stick apparently...does.
  3. Sorry. That was related to my previous post. Thats a -15E cockpit.
  4. edit: Here lies the answer. https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/p002709.pdf First page, second paragraph. -18 was apparently changed during development.
  5. While I can’t speak directly on the -18, the comparisons made to the -15 in that context are incorrect. The F-15 doesn’t need displacement to react. It literally has a ‘stick force sensor’ located at the base of the stick. It does what the name would insinuate that it does, it senses force pressure put on the stick to drive the CAS inputs to the flight controls. You can freeze that stick entirely and still have flight control movement. Stick displacement drives cables which run the actuators (CAS on or off), CAS inputs are driven by stick force in the -15. The two are not really comparable.
  6. So, starting to get in the weeds here and a bit more in depth than the OP was asking but... My question with that topic is whether the -18 has a pitch ratio function as the -15 does. By design, the -15 adjusts itself so the same stick pressure gives you the same G regardless of things like speed, etc....until you get slow enough where you really can’t meet the request by the pilot. That’s one of the bigger things missing with the -15’s FM, and I don’t know if the -18 is also missing this as I don’t know if they are supposed to function in the same manner. The above gives the pilot a a good
  7. Yes and no. CAS is less dependent on actual stick movement. It’s using force sensors to translate the inputs. Reading a -1, NOTOPS, etc is a bit different than translating it to what is actually happening.
  8. Everyone always associates force sensing to the F-16 because of the reduced movement vs other center stick jets. The reality is, many of them use relatively the same concept to talk to the flight control computers.
  9. That’s not correct. The stick moves, so does the the F-15’s...and they both have a stick force sensor (base of the stick) that translates force pressure to the CAS computers and into flight control movements. It’s a typical MD/Boeing design.
  10. A little bit of an apples vs oranges here IMO. Comparing the two equally is rather difficult. Completely different aspect having a much greater temp scale to variate from looking down a tank sight vs 20K looking directly down at the ground. A lot of times at much bigger ranges that would effectively be OTH from a ground-ground perspective. Couple that with dedicated power requirements, a pod that has to work when it’s -40* F, and a host of other fielding requirements. There is Gen 1 LANTIRN footage out there from ODS to Allied Force, you’ll see that it was nowhere near as good as you are want
  11. That would be the opposite of what you should do if it’s modeled correctly.
  12. Rainmaker

    A-10C II

    You just need to change the aircraft type and fly from the editor. Not ‘ideal’ by any means but it is a workaround to be able to fly them for now. Tried it with the Red Flag campaign and appeared to work fine.
  13. Don't know what to tell you about 'other planes' http://www.navybmr.com/study%20material/14313a/14313A_ch1.pdf FMU-139 "... four functioning delay settings (10, 25, and 60 milliseconds, and instantaneous)" "...functioning delay must be set during weapon assembly" See attached pic. That center plug between the two lugs is your arming wire. Only one wire in that case. EDIT: Looking further into it, apparently the Navy has a secondary option of a Mk-22 initiator. Perhaps your 'other aircraft' is referring to navy-type aircraft? Apparently this offers 'pilot-selectabl
  14. That would be something that’s Hard mounted in the bomb, you either have the fuze set to delay or you don’t. I guess they ‘could’ fudge that in the same way the laser code is, but it apparently isn’t. N/T regulates which wires are pulled on release. In the case of a GBU, IIRC, the nose fuse arms the seeker and the tail pulls either the fins or the arming wire lanyard. In either case, not pulling all the lanyards would be a bad thing in terms of having an operable bomb. There are some weapons dudes around here that can correct anything that I may have gotten wrong on the above.
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