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Old 09-01-2018, 11:05 PM   #1
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Is the Heatblur F-14 gonna be launched on Early Access with functional ACLS or is this system planned for later?

It's a system that makes me very much interested in the Tomcat and in the Hornet too but it's not a high priority feature for the Hornet right now so chances are that the F-14 will have ACLS implemented before the F-18.

In the beginning I wasn't paying much of an attention to this upcoming module, being new to DCS, but with time I realized Heatblur are - in contrary to my initial thoughts -actually very, very active when it comes to fixing bugs and adding features and communicating to us. Happy to see the upcoming stuff for the Viggen, and now I am excitedly waiting for the F-14 and I am sure it's gonna be a kickass module on par (at least) with the Hornet both visually and system depth wise. Good times ahead!
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Old 09-01-2018, 11:20 PM   #2
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Old 09-01-2018, 11:32 PM   #3
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Great stuff!

As for the ACLS, I am not too familiar with it although I read a lot about it.

As far as I understand it's basically a hands off, fully automated landing system that will basically guide you down onto the carrier without any pilot input once engaged. What I still don't understand, do you need to disconnect in the very last moment and manually touch down or does the system actually land the aircraft for you?
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:13 PM   #4
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Why are you strongly interesting in ACLS? Isn't it more fun to land it yourself?

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Does this system provide landing without touching anything?
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Old 09-02-2018, 03:12 PM   #6
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As I understand it ALCS wasn't used that much by real pilots. ALCS doesn't always work, and landing on a carrier is a skill that needs constant practice to stay sharp.
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:51 PM   #7
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Why are you strongly interesting in ACLS? Isn't it more fun to land it yourself?

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It doesn't matter why. Don't hijack my question please.

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Old 09-03-2018, 04:49 AM   #8
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It doesn't matter why. Don't hijack my question please.
Hijack? That's a weird one I just asked you a question, not stopping anyone from answering.



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Old 09-09-2018, 02:31 PM   #9
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Once set up correctly, the system allows for all automatic approaches until touchdown ('Mode I') - like in that video.
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:06 PM   #10
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Good to know, cause I'm still pretty bad at carrier landings, its not exactly my forte.
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