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Old 07-10-2019, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default PCA/HUD updates

Hello folks, here are the news regarding the M-2000C updates:

Pending review by our friends at the AdA, here are the changes to the PCA/HUD:

1. PCA and HUD are now independent of each other. So HUD mode does not depend on selected weapon nor master arm position.
2. Master Arm now just enables weapons release/fire. Setting to SAFE or ARM does nothing else.
3. HUD enters into AA mode when: Selecting CAN or MAGIC by using the HOTAS button, or by selecting Super 530D on the PCA.
4. MAG button on the PCA does NOT select Magic. It performs other functions.
5. Selecting an AG weapon will NOT set the HUD to AG ATTACK mode. Only the PCA will enter into AG mode.
6. To set the HUD, actually the entire aircraft systems, into AG ATTACK mode the pilot must click the PIP HOTAS switch forward (it is the same switch that sets the Special Modes when in AA mode).
NOTE: The PCA must be in AG mode for the aircraft enter AG ATTACK mode, otherwise AA Special modes will be invoked.
7. With the HUD/Aircraft in AG ATTACK mode, clicking the PIP HOTAS switch forward again, will return the HUD/aircraft to NAV mode, but PCA will remain in AG mode. (To be confirmed)
8. With the HUD/Aircraft in AG ATTACK mode, clicking the PIP HOTAS switch back, will save the AG weapon selection and release parameters, return the HUD/aircraft to NAV mode, and the PCA will also enter NAV mode. (To be confirmed)
9. CAN and MAGIC can only be selected via HOTAS.
10. When selecting CAN or MAGIC, the radar will become active, even it the power switch is physically in the SIL position.
11. Upon deselecting CAN or MAGIC, by selecting PCA SELECT, the radar will return to SIL if the switch is in the SIL position.
12. Trying to select a weapon on the PCA when the system is in CAN or MAGIC modes is not possible (to be confirmed).

Our goal is to have these changes ready for the next release. They are undergoing testing right now.

Corrections to the above post:
3. Selecting POL in the PCA will also set the HUD in AA mode.
7. Unconfirmed. Clicking the PIP Forward after the system is in AG ATTACK does nothing.
8. Confirmed. The AG remains selected even if the PCA is in NAV mode.
10. Unconfirmed. Selecting CAN or MAGIC does not change radar status. Selecting SPecial Modes Forward or AFT sets the radar on EMIT if the switch is in SIL.
12. Confirmed.

Final PCA/HUD updates after review by our friends at the AdA:
1. PCA and HUD are now independent of each other. So HUD mode does not depend on selected weapon nor master arm position.
2. Master Arm now just enables weapons release/fire. Setting to SAFE or ARM does nothing else. When the switch is in the ARM position the weapon code will stop blinking in the HUD.
3. HUD automatically enters into AA mode when: Selecting CAN or MAGIC by using the HOTAS button, or by selecting POL or Super 530D on the PCA.
4. MAG button on the PCA does NOT select Magic. It performs other functions: enabling the missile and starting MAV search.
5. Selecting an AG weapon will NOT set the HUD and aircraft systems to AG ATTACK mode. Only the PCA will enter into AG mode.
6. To set the HUD, actually the entire aircraft systems, into AG ATTACK mode the pilot must click the PIP HOTAS switch forward (it is the same switch that sets the Special Modes when in AA mode).
NOTE: An AG weapon must be selected for the aircraft to enter AG ATTACK mode, otherwise AA Special modes will be invoked.
7. With the HUD/Aircraft in AG ATTACK mode, clicking the PIP HOTAS switch back, will save the AG weapon selection and release parameters, return the HUD/aircraft to NAV mode. The PCA will also enter NAV mode. The AG weapon remains selected.
8. CAN and MAGIC can only be selected via HOTAS.
9. Trying to select a weapon on the PCA when the system is in CAN or MAGIC modes is not possible.
10. Selecting AA Special modes will activate the radar, even if the switch is in the SIL position.

Note: Selecting an AA weapon (CAN, MAGIC or S530D) will not change the radar status.
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:44 PM   #2
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Fantastic news. Looking forward to give it all a try .
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:14 PM   #3
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Perfect, proud to fly this beauty and his incredible performances. Lets go MICA.....and more Missiles pylons... lets go Mark5.....
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Very nice, thanks for the info and work .
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Excellent. Thank you.
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Number 10 is kinda dissapointing honestly. I like killing someone stealthy with Magic with my radar silent. Well if its realistic and accurate what can say..... ? Bring it on
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:11 PM   #7
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Great!
Cant wait to re-learn all those updated systems!
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:19 PM   #8
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Number 10 is kinda dissapointing honestly. I like killing someone stealthy with Magic with my radar silent. Well if its realistic and accurate what can say..... ? Bring it on
Probably turn radar to P.CH. will make it
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Our friends at the AdA made some corrections to my post.
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so not only number 11 is unconfirmed, but also 10 ?
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