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Forum: Su-27 for DCS World 08-16-2018, 12:54 AM
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Posted By Alfa
Yes an interesting upcoming aircraft module for...

Yes an interesting upcoming aircraft module for sure....but not quite an Su-27 or MiG-29 :)
Forum: Su-27 for DCS World 08-15-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 46,780
Posted By Alfa
@ Dudikoff, Listen mate I understand what...

@ Dudikoff,

Listen mate I understand what you are saying and I am not contesting what you propose.

But like Esac_mirmidon said, it just seems like a rather marginal improvement in the grand...
Forum: Su-27 for DCS World 08-14-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 46,780
Posted By Alfa
Ok thanks for the clarification - I wasn't sure I...

Ok thanks for the clarification - I wasn't sure I had interpreted what you said correctly :)



Thats what I thought - like I said I am out of the loop, but my impression was that, that while FC3...
Forum: Su-27 for DCS World 08-14-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 46,780
Posted By Alfa
Just to be clear - the selector knob positions...

Just to be clear - the selector knob positions "OLS" and "RLS" do not activate EOS or Radar as a general sensor selection, but activate two specific BVR modes(one using the EOS for the R-27ET and the...
Forum: 3D Modeling 08-11-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By Alfa
Yes I think so - material names and IDs must be...

Yes I think so - material names and IDs must be unique.

I remember doing something similar once with two ship models - i.e. when both were in a mission, the first one added got the right texture,...
Forum: Bugs 07-31-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By Alfa
But your screenshot does not show the standby...

But your screenshot does not show the standby radar altimeter(?) - did you mean difference in barometric altitude between HUD and standby pressure altimeter?
Forum: Bugs 07-31-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By Alfa
It does. There is no cut-out function...

It does.



There is no cut-out function - with large bank angles the radar altitude indication becomes unreliable and if there is no reflected signal, then altitude indication automatically...
Forum: Bugs 07-31-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By Alfa
Not questioning your authority on this, but...

Not questioning your authority on this, but reading the attached paragraph from the NATOPS manual, you get the impression that the HUD and the Height Indicator are just two different display options...
Forum: Su-27 for DCS World 07-31-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By Alfa
Yes because they got the same multirole upgrade. ...

Yes because they got the same multirole upgrade.



Yes because its an upgraded Su-30, which unlike the Su-27UB, always had an IFR probe.



The ingame Su-30 is an Su-30KN - ED changed it to...
Forum: Su-27 for DCS World 07-29-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By Alfa
NP :) - and in that case you would be right that...

NP :) - and in that case you would be right that there is practically no difference between an Su-27UBM and an Su-30KN, since its the same upgrade package applied to both.
Forum: DCS Wishlist 07-29-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Alfa
Yes at least for CVN-71 to -75(sometimes referred...

Yes at least for CVN-71 to -75(sometimes referred to as the "Theodore Roosevelt subclass") it should be feasible. However, from CVN-76(Ronald Reagan) the arrestor gear only has 3 wires, so that would...
Forum: Su-27 for DCS World 07-26-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By Alfa
There is no such thing as an "Su-30UBM" - I think...

There is no such thing as an "Su-30UBM" - I think you might be thinking about the Su-27UBM, which is an Su-27UB upgraded in similar fashion to the Su-27SM.



Other way around - again both...
Forum: Su-27 for DCS World 07-26-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By Alfa
Did you read the last paragraph of my above post?...

Did you read the last paragraph of my above post?

The Su-30KN is not a production variant, but a multirole upgrade for existing airframes(i.e. for the older pure interceptor Su-30/Su-30K). As you...
Forum: DCS Wishlist 07-26-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Alfa
IIRC the Zif-122 launcher pops back down into the...

IIRC the Zif-122 launcher pops back down into the bin for re-loading. An even more similar system(to the MK-13) is the Uragan(aka Shtil) onboard Pr. 956 destroyers....but ok that type is not in the...
Forum: Bugs and Problems 07-22-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By Alfa
The gauge is just a display - in some...

The gauge is just a display - in some aircraft(e.g. MiG-29) both principles are employed and can be displayed by the same gauge.



Yes but then "indication system" would probably be a better...
Forum: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet 07-22-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By Alfa
Already answered - look three posts up. ...

Already answered - look three posts up.

There is no reverse thrust - the AI aircraft are being parked by "mules"(tractors), but there are just no visible models for them yet.
Forum: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet 07-06-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,336
Posted By Alfa
AFAIK the "only a tester" is a former F-18 pilot...

AFAIK the "only a tester" is a former F-18 pilot himself.



Who said they did?



Yes it does - if they had no intention on working any further on it, then why bother looking into it.
Forum: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet 06-29-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,813
Posted By Alfa
It really shouldn't be able to. The G-limit...

It really shouldn't be able to.

The G-limit of 7.5 is for a very lightly loaded aircraft and the FCS automatically lowers it depending on weight - at a gross weight of over 44000...
Forum: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet 06-25-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,804
Posted By Alfa
Ah ok - so there are even more possible...

Ah ok - so there are even more possible combinations than I thought.
Forum: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet 06-25-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,804
Posted By Alfa
Cool - thanks for the insight :) . ...

Cool - thanks for the insight :) .



Yes or, as I understand it, if one or more of the FCCs themselves fail and cannot be brought back "online" via the "reset" button.....i.e. normal CAS mode...
Forum: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet 06-25-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,804
Posted By Alfa
Yeah thats my understanding as well. ...

Yeah thats my understanding as well.



The document I linked to deals with testing various aspects of the FCS and for the purpose they apparently installed a special control panel, which allows...
Forum: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet 06-25-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,804
Posted By Alfa
See above :)

See above :)
Forum: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet 06-25-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,804
Posted By Alfa
A bit of all I think: Source:...

A bit of all I think:



Source: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/p002709.pdf
Forum: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet 06-25-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,804
Posted By Alfa
No thats the direct electrical link(DEL) mode....

No thats the direct electrical link(DEL) mode. But if that also fails, there is a mechanical control mode(MECH), that by-passes most of the normal control elements.

Multiple levels of FCS back-up...
Forum: Su-33 for DCS World 06-24-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,467
Posted By Alfa
Ah ok :) - I thought you meant in terms of the...

Ah ok :) - I thought you meant in terms of the layout.

Their full cockpit simulator does have some minor differences in this respect compared to the more current actual cockpits(see attachment). ...
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