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Old 01-04-2020, 06:00 PM   #681
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In FA-18C manual, start-up procedure, point 69 must be "the Datalink has been powered up correctly" but says "IFF".
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:40 AM   #682
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Fixed, thanks.
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:46 AM   #683
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In FA-18C manual, page 79 and 84, some numbers don't appear in pictures.
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Old 01-06-2020, 02:36 PM   #684
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Hi Chuck,

I have noticed that in your latest F-18 guide you can just click
any theme in the TABLE OF CONTENTS and jump directly to it.
VERY HANDY, thanks!
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:09 PM   #685
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Hi Chuck
Thank you for the manuals, there going to be a great help.

You mentioned an updated A-10C manual, do you have a release date?
I plan on taking full advantage of the company laser printer
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:43 PM   #686
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Probably early february.

At the moment, the Cockpit, Sensors and Weapons sections are complete.

I still have to work on the following sections:
  • Autopilot
  • Datalink
  • Navigation
  • Radio
  • Engines
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Old 01-13-2020, 03:44 AM   #687
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Chuck,

As always you have done PHENOMINAL work for the community!! We really appreciate the detail you have put into these.

I have only 2 complaints:

1) Is there anyway you can slightly reduce the full page max color approach? I spend more in Epson ink cartridges than I do in DCS Modules.

2) Can you expand on the fact you now actually have a Patreon thingy? I only accidentally stumbled across it. My point being, we give you a couple more Quid, you give up a few nights - weekends, personal time, birthdays, anniversaries, etc., and we get some more guides!! WIN / WIN!

All joking aside, you have done a HUGE favor/gift to this community! Thanks you SO much!

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Old 01-13-2020, 11:38 AM   #688
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You can use It on tablet of you don t want ti use ink. The photos are fondamental for me.
You can also load the guide on kneeboard with kneeboard builder.

Inviato dal mio ASUS_X01BDA utilizzando Tapatalk
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:02 AM   #689
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Excellent point! Thanks. I should probably do that more.

I prefer to think of myself as a "Legacy" guy, so I'm fond of having a hard copy to flip through, but you are absolutely right.
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:16 AM   #690
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Hi Chuck, I've been using your guide to learn the Hornet, and I've come across an issue and a fix.

On page 74 you describe how to verify INS alignment through comparing your position on the F10 strategic map with your INS position.

Firstly, instead of opening the F10 map and playing around with zooming in all the way and put the pointer exactly over your aircraft, you can simply display the Info-Bar, which shows your current coordinates at all times. No need to zoom and point or anything.

The next issue is that per default the F10 map and Info-Bar display coordinates deg°min'sec", but the Hornet INS displays deg°min.xx', where 'xx' is the hundredths of minutes of the coordinates. There is a keyboard shortcut to change the way coordinates are displayed (sorry, I don't know the default off-hand bc I've modded mine for VR usage), but you can simply flip through the different display methods. You can also set the Hornet to switch between deg°min'sec" and deg°min.hh' by going into DDI -> HSI -> DATA -> A/C -> OSB 15 (lowest on the right) to switch between these two.

Once both the map/bar and INS display coordinates the same, simply compare.

The second issue is that when on 'the boat' if you simply go to DDI -> HSI -> DATA, INS will display WYP 0 (current position) at the start of the mission, which is likely to have changed while the boat is sailing. The better method is to go to DDI -> HSI -> DATA -> A/C, which will display the actual, actively updating, current position of the aircraft. You can actually watch the coordinates change on both the info bar and the A/C display at the same time.

I would suggest showing the info bar method and A/C display for both CV and ground situations, because it always works for both, and it saves on descriptions
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