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Old 09-13-2019, 12:21 PM   #21
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I don't get the problem with the Harrier - just memorize some visual cues once plugged in and the next times you just replicate these, done.
Everything is easy once you get to figure it out. In DCS is even a bit "simpler" as the basket somewhat "snaps" on the probe whereas IRL you either hit or miss (but you have a few different "cues" you can't really simulate in DCS, i.e. your body feeling the plane)
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:23 PM   #22
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by far the easiest plane for me is the f15 because you purely fly on lights and you look naturally on the plane, not the chute or the boom. also for teaching its way easier than anything else. I don't have to remind the student all the time to look at the fuselage because you already do. I expect the f16 to be as easy as the 15.
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:24 PM   #23
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I was wondering about those lights since they're practically invisible from the A-10 when tanking. I was curious if they even worked in DCS.
Yep, work just fine. In fact, when I'm tanking in the Hawg I sidestep just a bit to the right so I can use them as a reference. It really helps me hold the correct vertical position. Technique only.
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:15 PM   #24
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Thank you guys! I think I return to A2A refueling training when the Viper is out!
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Old 09-14-2019, 12:24 AM   #25
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Thank you guys! I think I return to A2A refueling training when the Viper is out!
Have fun!

You can be proud if it looks like this (although ED needs to re-brief the tanker crew and AI wingman for the "details"):

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Old 09-14-2019, 08:33 AM   #26
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Old 09-14-2019, 02:48 PM   #28
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If anything refueling in the Viper will be easier as it's pretty much just flying and holding formation with the docking part being done for you.
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:26 PM   #29
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Cant be any worse than the Harrier...

We don't have a helicopter with a refueling probe yet...


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In DCS is even a bit "simpler" as the basket somewhat "snaps" on the probe whereas IRL you either hit or miss (but you have a few different "cues" you can't really simulate in DCS, i.e. your body feeling the plane)


Generally it's probably a lot easier in RL because the sim lacks both FOV (even in VR) and more importantly, The Holy Butt Meter Of Awesome.
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Old 09-15-2019, 12:24 PM   #30
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I started DCS with the Hornet Release and was flying it exclusively since then, so I only know the Probe and Droge system.
A couple weeks ago I started flying the F15c and one of the first things I did, was trying out the Boom refueling system. In my experience it is really easy to learn, since the lights on the tanker show you exactly where you are supposed to be.
Its basically an easier version of formation flying, since you not only see the other plane, but you have another visual cue that aids you in the process.
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