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Old 08-04-2018, 09:57 AM   #1
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Am I correct in assuming the English labelled cockpit is not yet available?

I was looking forward to the YAK-52 and I am not disappointed.

Unlike most of rte DCS aircraft it is easy to learn to fly and a lot of fun. If I was introducing a novice to DCS this is the aircraft I would start with.

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Old 08-04-2018, 10:07 AM   #2
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English cockpit is selectable in the 'special' options.

It is not yet 100% complete but the important bits are English labelled as are tooltips.
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:50 AM   #3
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Thanks Gizzy

Obviously work in progress but the few English labels help.

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2020 now: is the english cockpit for YAK-52 finished?
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2020 now: is the english cockpit for YAK-52 finished?
All labels are in English for switches accept text inside gauges and on nav instruments, that wouldn't be realistically changed.
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All labels are in English for switches accept text inside gauges and on nav instruments, that wouldn't be realistically changed.

Thanks. One reason less not to buy it. Maybe after the sale to get rid of old bonus $ before they will be abandoned this summer.
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All labels are in English for switches accept text inside gauges and on nav instruments, that wouldn't be realistically changed.
Considering there are other red airframes with option of an English pit, with English gauges, which would not realistically exist, there's no reason not to translate the gauges on the yak. It comes across as only half-done.
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Considering there are other red airframes with option of an English pit, with English gauges, which would not realistically exist, there's no reason not to translate the gauges on the yak. It comes across as only half-done.
Actually it's a little over done as IRL there are plenty of cockpit photos where Russian labels have been covered with dynotape (or similar) labels and the gauges retain their original Russian.
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Actually it's a little over done as IRL there are plenty of cockpit photos where Russian labels have been covered with dynotape (or similar) labels and the gauges retain their original Russian.
not necessarily. theres two ways of looking at this:
1. player expectations, when they choose to use an english cockpit, they expect to see the cockpit in english, not half done in cyrillic

2. it makes a better fidelity simulation. this seems counterintuitive because the writing is completely different, and thats not how the real cockpit looks. im pretty sure no ka-50 ever had an ABRIS display english, yet we can convert that& other avionics to english. look at it another way: theres only two ways you can simulate the linguistic familiarity of the sim pilot with a russian pit: expect the player to learn russian, or present the pit in the players native language not as a crutch, but so they can interact with the aircraft with the ease & familiarity that a native speaker would
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not necessarily. theres two ways of looking at this:
1. player expectations, when they choose to use an english cockpit, they expect to see the cockpit in english, not half done in cyrillic

2. it makes a better fidelity simulation. this seems counterintuitive because the writing is completely different, and thats not how the real cockpit looks. im pretty sure no ka-50 ever had an ABRIS display english, yet we can convert that& other avionics to english. look at it another way: theres only two ways you can simulate the linguistic familiarity of the sim pilot with a russian pit: expect the player to learn russian, or present the pit in the players native language not as a crutch, but so they can interact with the aircraft with the ease & familiarity that a native speaker would

The English cockpit mod looks great and converts everything including the speed into knots.

ED's English cockpit converts all labels but leaves maybe 4 gauges in Russian, probably 95% is in English so its not a big deal to me. The 5% still in Russian you wouldn't be likely to convert the gauges anyway in real life, so it feels more realistic if the aircraft was imported to a western English speaking country.

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