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Old 09-13-2019, 07:46 AM   #11
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Honestly, all AAR is pretty easy, and boom AAR'ing even more so. Anyone who can AAR the F-15 and A-10 is already good to go for the Viper.
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:48 AM   #12
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Viper will require a quite different head position and eye line than the Hog.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:29 AM   #13
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The same principle applies, though.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:48 AM   #14
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I guess. I know I spend more time in a neutral head position in the Hog while on the pipe but I have to look up more in the Eagle and I expect to have to look up even a little more in the Viper.
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:01 AM   #15
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Question Yeah, about that boomer...

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There are two sets of guide lights on the underside of the tanker (UP/DWN .. FWD/AFT) which the pilot uses to hit the right point in space so the Boomer can hit the receptacle on the spine of the Viper.

Then you just have to pace the tanker per normal.
Is the lazy boom operator still the case in DCS? It's been a while, and now I am doing basket only... legitimate question, no stir intended.
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:39 AM   #16
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Lazy? Dunno, I move in place, he plugs it in, I refuel...¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:54 AM   #17
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Cant be any worse than the Harrier...
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:04 PM   #18
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Cant be any worse than the Harrier...
Refueling that baby is a pain, i should know
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:06 PM   #19
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The F-15 is harder to refuel then the F-16 will be, at least with the Viper you just align yourself centrally with the tanker and then follow the lights. NBD. The Viper also has a refuelling control rates mode which is activated by opening the refuel door which should help to reduce the twitchiness that some aircraft exhibit on the tanker.
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:09 PM   #20
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Cant be any worse than the Harrier...
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.
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