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Old 06-07-2017, 08:58 PM   #501
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Good day Gentlemen,

I am really looking forward to the mod, but did notice another discrepancy. The A-4E does not have the "Lift Spoilers" that the A-4F had. Also no nose wheel steering. For all intents and purposes, you guys are basically building an A-4F. As far as the features go, physical modeling there aren't a lot of differences, from your model either. Basically just the bent probe, and a couple antennae. I really love the extent to which you guys are modeling this, but you might want to just call her an A-4F, and then people might leave you alone asking for the proper A-4E configurations......... just a thought.

-Woog

Some A-4Es were modified with a nose wheel steering system though not all, so that discrepancy is no big deal. On a more practical level, the NWS was included because the SFM does not support differential braking.

EDIT: You asked this before and Gos gave you a response too: https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php...&postcount=152

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Old 06-07-2017, 10:09 PM   #502
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Good day Gentlemen,

I am really looking forward to the mod, but did notice another discrepancy. The A-4E does not have the "Lift Spoilers" that the A-4F had. Also no nose wheel steering. For all intents and purposes, you guys are basically building an A-4F. As far as the features go, physical modeling there aren't a lot of differences, from your model either. Basically just the bent probe, and a couple antennae. I really love the extent to which you guys are modeling this, but you might want to just call her an A-4F, and then people might leave you alone asking for the proper A-4E configurations......... just a thought.

-Woog
My understanding is that spoilers were retrofitted to most A-4E, per multiple sources. If you have data to prove otherwise, please share.

Nosewheel steering currently exists because it's hard-coded in the SFM and we haven't yet implemented a way to fake differential braking. We plausibly could have NWS via another AFC, however, most (all?) navy A-4s had NWS disabled because it tended to break during carrier landings.

Ultimately, and I don't want to be rude because we do enjoy engaged people, we're going to implement what we want to implement, which is a late A-4E. Yes, it winds up being very similar to an A-4F, and that's okay. Even with what we've modeled so far, people familiar with both variants should be satisfied it's not an A-4F based on some of the cockpit instrumentation.

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Old 06-08-2017, 03:17 AM   #503
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Sorry that this was replied to before, With 51 pages of forum posts, it is hard to find those replies sometimes. Anyway I don't recall getting a notification of response from the forum. Thank you for taking the time to respond again. I understand about the SFM having nose steering standard. With what you guys have been able to accomplish, I just assumed you had progressed passed an SFM. As far as the spoilers go, I have had exactly the opposite experience as you. I have not found any info that A-4E were retrofitted.

I do not feel any of your team to be rude. I am the type of person who likes to be corrected if I have the wrong info, it means I learned something new. I understand how these ED forums can be, and I try to stay away from them for the most part. There is a lot of passion here, unfortunately Backed by opinion most of the time, and not hard facts.

I think a lot of the reason for peoples (including myself) hope for the Humpless, and bent probe options, is to bring continuity to DCS. This is a sim that at times has lacked any sort of direction. With the F-14, F-5, F/A-18, and AV-8B on the way, it seems natural to have that mid 1980's configured Scooter in game. Don't get me wrong, If I were YOU, reading this post right now, I would be frustrated by yet another person who doesn't get it. I DO get it, we all get it, you are the developers of a sweet little module, and you're going to do it the way you want to.

Thank You. I appreciate and respect the abilities your team posses to be able to create such a functional piece of artwork. -Woog
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it seems natural to have that mid 1980's configured Scooter in game
Mid-80s would be A-4M, Kahus, or A-4H/N models used by Israel. Those require the SDK even more than an A-4E would require them.
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Old 06-10-2017, 01:28 AM   #505
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if MD give trouble there is the Lockheed Martin A-4
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:01 AM   #506
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Guys, keep the thread clean for updates from the A-4 team, let them worry about all the under the hood stuff and any legal issues that might come up, not for us to discuss, and rather boring when I can see vids of their progress instead.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:22 AM   #507
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We simply don't share updates mid-month. We do answer questions though.

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Old 06-29-2017, 09:03 AM   #508
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Lol, hardly.

We simply don't share updates mid-month. We do answer questions though.

--gos
Which brings us to the next update, should be out in a couple days right ?
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