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Old 09-12-2018, 04:24 AM   #61
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I'm hoping that the easter egg for the BN is that you can whack the computer if it's acting up.
LOL, the E model went to a solid state computer. You need the A to kick the drum.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:34 PM   #62
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LOL, the E model went to a solid state computer. You need the A to kick the drum.
Doesn't matter, feels good to give it a kick.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:04 PM   #63
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LOL, the E model went to a solid state computer. You need the A to kick the drum.

are there any differences between the original computer and the the E's computer apart from the obvious like size/weight, reliablity, and ease of maintenance?
i like the a-6 for it's retro-futurism among other things, so i guess i would have preferred the older hand-cranked computer for a potential full module release
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:52 PM   #64
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are there any differences between the original computer and the the E's computer apart from the obvious like size/weight, reliablity, and ease of maintenance?
i like the a-6 for it's retro-futurism among other things, so i guess i would have preferred the older hand-cranked computer for a potential full module release
The things you mentioned are pretty important, but the processing power also went way up from the drum. If you look at the VDI, the idea is that you follow the terrain in low visibility conditions. With the A, the processor was so slow that you followed terrain by the rate of change of terrain, because just following the terrain would put you behind the jet in terms of navigation.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:25 PM   #65
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I'm hoping that the easter egg for the BN is that you can whack the computer if it's acting up.
I do it regardless
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:01 AM   #66
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Probably the wrong model but if anyone wants to do a sick simpit and has $24K to drop check this out.



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Old 09-16-2018, 01:13 AM   #67
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$24K?!

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Old 09-18-2018, 02:02 PM   #68
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Maybe someone posted this before but found a really cool video on the EA-6B Prowler and some shots of the tactical jamming stuff (around 3:39 in the video and other parts).


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Old 09-19-2018, 03:46 PM   #69
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A6 would be an instant buy. Hell I'd pre-order now!

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Old 09-21-2018, 12:58 PM   #70
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A6 would be an instant buy. Hell I'd pre-order now!

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My first fleet unit was VX-5. When I got to the AE shop for 3 months they sent me T.A.D. to Corrosion Control for 6 months. I was doing my first CC inspection and pushed on a bubble in the paint and pushed my finger through the skin. I thought I was in trouble but the supervisor said "Nice job that's why we are here."
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