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Old 08-12-2019, 08:34 PM   #1
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Since the introduction of the TGP for the Hornet, the TGP in the A-10C gets masked when it shouldn't be. An example would be when you are at an altitude of about 10,000 and at about a mile from a target and flying directly away from it, the TGP suddenly is masked by a grey box. I know for a fact that it wasn't doing this before the introduction of the TGP on the Hornet. Also, the trees are looking a little better, not quite the white hot pencil sticks they have in the past under certain conditions, but I noticed that parts of the trees in the leafs are showing up as white hot graphic areas attached to the tree branches.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:27 AM   #2
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Confirming the new odd masking behavior...

And yes, tree trunks are white sticks and there’s also a lot of snow white shadows under trees when you flip to IR.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:34 AM   #3
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Since the introduction of the TGP for the Hornet, the TGP in the A-10C gets masked when it shouldn't be. An example would be when you are at an altitude of about 10,000 and at about a mile from a target and flying directly away from it, the TGP suddenly is masked by a grey box.
Could you provide a track, please?
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:50 AM   #4
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Could you provide a track, please?
Here's the current behaviour, IIRC the MFD blanks a little earlier than previously but can't say if it's incorrect.

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Ramsay, thank you for track, I'll check it!
The masking may have changed and it is good to see a track where the problem is suspected
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Ramsay, thank you for track, I'll check it!
The masking may have changed and it is good to see a track where the problem is suspected
This is a picture from 1.5.6, it looks like the previous TGP's masking was perhaps overly generous ?



I've noticed the need to climb to higher altitudes to avoid masking in 2.5.5 but can't say it's unrealistic.

Note: In 2.5.5.34108, rather than the TGP self masking, beyond a certain gimbal limit the MFCD image instantly blanks.


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Yes, masking was changed to blank image when some angle is exceeded.
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I think that they need to check the set angle because I was only about 70 degrees off of the target at 10,000 feet when it became masked but I'll check it again.
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Yes, masking was changed to blank image when some angle is exceeded.
The TGP on the Hog has never “Not Masked” but now, as of its addition to the Hornet, we no longer seem to have the field of view we used to have (especially aft)
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:03 AM   #10
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Something weird is going on because I tried the IR pointer and it's not coming out of the lens but rather between them. It's like the ball is off some degrees from the actual camera lens or view angle.
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