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Old 12-23-2017, 03:13 AM   #1
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Talking TPOD unexpected update.

Hi folks, so Open Beta was updated and along the usual updates a surprise package was delivered to all proud AV-8B NA owners:
An partially functional TPOD.

Yes, it is working. Unfortunately it still is a work in progress.

What you can do with it:
Lock stationary targets.
Locked targets can become aircraft targets for weapons release.
Use the TDC.
Fire the laser.
Have the DMT and weapons use the laser for weapons guidance.

What you still cannot do with it:
Lock moving targets.
TPOD slave.
Transfer targets to the Mavericks.

Also, it is buggy so don't be surprised if you have unexpected behavior. After all it is a work in progress and it wasn't supposed to be released to you yet, only to the beta testers.

Well, c'est la vie.
Enjoy the TPOD.
BTW, you will need to read the updated pocket guide which is not available yet, in order to learn how to use the TPOD. Because the AV-8B NA handles it quite differently than the A-10C does.

Just in case, the updated pocket guide is in the link below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rwxk88479v...Guide.pdf?dl=0

P.S.: I just flew the Open Beta version and it is not the latest TPOD version so the bugs are there and sometimes they bite. No, you won't get a CTD but you can get unexpected weapons behavior. After all this is a development version that was accidentally released.

I'll stick this thread so I can get your reactions to it so you can help me fix it faster.
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Old 12-23-2017, 03:19 AM   #2
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Could you possibly add a version number on the cover to pocket guide updates? Please?
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Old 12-23-2017, 03:21 AM   #3
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Could you possibly add a version number on the cover to pocket guide updates? Please?
Sure, will do that for the official update release.

This is an internal update for the beta testers but since the partially functional TPOD was released then I made it available to everybody as well.
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Old 12-23-2017, 03:39 AM   #4
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Old 12-23-2017, 03:47 AM   #5
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So is anyone else having trouble slewing the TGP? TGP is in AR mode, TDC is selected, my TDC buttons (not Axis) is mapped to my HOTAS. I put the targeting box over a target at range, then when I try to slew with the TDC it snaps immediately to the DMT.
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Old 12-23-2017, 03:50 AM   #6
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So is anyone else having trouble slewing the TGP? TGP is in AR mode, TDC is selected, my TDC buttons (not Axis) is mapped to my HOTAS. I put the targeting box over a target at range, then when I try to slew with the TDC it snaps immediately to the DMT.
It probably is in SLAVE mode. Select AR/PT. Either one will work since PT is not working yet.
That is one of the things that I fixed but did not make to this release.
Now whenever you use the TDC, it automatically selects AREA TRACKING (AR) if it is in INR or SLAVE mode.
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Old 12-23-2017, 04:04 AM   #7
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Could you possibly add a version number on the cover to pocket guide updates? Please?
+1. Or just name it XXX_Guide_22Dec17 in the PDF file name.
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Thanks Zeus! By far, you're all over this. Yeoman effort by all means!
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Thank you!
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