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Old 11-13-2019, 07:37 PM   #61
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the F/A-18 takes a hit in speed and agility with the F404 engines feeling rather underpowered in those conditions.
Is there a secret g-limiter button on the F16? New to DCS so maybe there is a special speed where the F-16 shines, but I find the F/A-18 to be quite a bit more agile in both sustained and instantaneous turns. Zooming through mountain passes at tree top level and dodging buildings in cities, the F/A-18 has no trouble changing direction on a dime, where the F-16 can only take specific and shallower turns and must plan turns in advance with little to no ability to change directions at the last second. With the g-limiter on, the F/A-18 is less agile, but with it off, it can even handle more g loads with less threat of GLOC despite the more upright seat. Hopefully this is all down to F-16 being EA?
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:48 PM   #62
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speaking of the f18 limiter, what it is called in the mapping controls? I can't seem to find it.
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Paddle switch.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:12 PM   #64
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Paddle switch.
Yeah I know what it is in the real plane. But I have that mapped as my "shift" key, what is it in the command list?
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:21 PM   #65
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Yeah I know what it is in the real plane. But I have that mapped as my "shift" key, what is it in the command list?
Autopilot/Nosewheel Steering Disengage (Paddle) Switch. You can hit 10g easy on the F/A-18. I hit over 11g once. On the F-16 I can't get past 6-7g without greying out, and have to do g-warm ups just to hit 8g.

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Old 11-16-2019, 06:56 AM   #66
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Autopilot/Nosewheel Steering Disengage (Paddle) Switch. You can hit 10g easy on the F/A-18. I hit over 11g once. On the F-16 I can't get past 6-7g without greying out, and have to do g-warm ups just to hit 8g.
Wags has confirmed somewhere that the a rework of g-tolerance is happening some time soon™.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:55 PM   #67
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You might also want to consider the Harrier, its a fun ground pounder, and you can do some fun vtol shenanigans.
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