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Old 05-18-2019, 01:56 AM   #11
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so basically you want ED to make you have a blackout later than on the F/A-18 ? .... you know that G tolerance is also dependent on your fitness level ?
The pilot we have in DCS needs to hit the gym, then. His G tolerance is laughably low.
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Old 05-18-2019, 02:13 AM   #12
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The one thing I think DCS g lock modeling needs is that over time your ability to not black out when pulling lots of g's degrades. Yes you can probably pull up to 9g's for a couple of turns but after that your bodys ability to resist those kind of forces degrades. It is one thing "that other flight sim" does that is quite realistic imo.
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:41 AM   #13
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so basically you want ED to make you have a blackout later than on the F/A-18 ? .... you know that G tolerance is also dependent on your fitness level ?
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:37 AM   #14
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Funny story, resting G tolerance is highly dependent on body composition and individual factors, on average its around 5 G's unaided and without a G strain.

It can be down as low as 3 G's for a tall skinny person, and as high as 8-9 G's for a shorter fatter person. Its all about blood pressure, less about fitness (for your body's natural unaided G tolerance) A short, fat high blood pressure individual will be far less affected by G's than a tall skinny super fit individual.

Women usually have a higher resting G tolerance than men due to the average women being both shorter and having a higher blood pressure than men.

Now Fitness and training all come into play because G's and the G strain are physically taxing, and just because you don't pass out, doesn't mean you can continue to function while under G, but a G strain plus the G suit is sufficient to get the vast majority of individuals in any platform up to 8-9 G's. I don't know how much tolerance the Falcons seat gives compared to the G suit and the G strain, but I'll bet its not more than 1.5 G's. happy for any one who knows what it actually gives to correct me on that.

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Old 05-18-2019, 05:10 AM   #15
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You should try pulling them standing up with a Parachute strapped on, hanging on nothing but a static line cable with an open door next to you, too low for your chute to open.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:13 AM   #16
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Don't know exactly what the seat being reclined gives in extra tolerance, but I pulled 9.2Gs when I got an incentive ride, and I'll tell ya I was struggling to stay awake!!

My pilot, He was in the front seat humming!
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:31 AM   #17
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The module is not even out and people demanding buffs allready. Nice.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:38 AM   #18
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I have pulled 1 G in an F-16, and it was fine. I don't see what all the fuss is about - it was no worse than pulling 1g in a Mirage or F4. Reclining seat was more comfy though.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:41 AM   #19
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I have pulled 1 G in an F-16, and it was fine. I don't see what all the fuss is about - it was no worse than pulling 1g in a Mirage or F4. Reclining seat was more comfy though.
I passed out pulling 1G on my sofa after lunch.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:57 AM   #20
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I hear ya


But in all seriousness - why on earth would they not set up the G tolerance in the same way that they do for other modules, assuming they are not all the same?

How is this coded, in a lua file, or in the modules binary?
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