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Old 10-05-2016, 04:30 AM   #1
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Hello folks, in the next release the ECM panel will have new functions enabled: The decoy dispensers (chaff and flares) will work based on switch position.



Switch 5 controls the behavior of the decoy buttons in the throttle and stick. It is called Decoy Release Mode (DRM) Switch.
Knob 6 controls which decoy release program will be used. It is called Decoy Release Program (DRP) Knob.

There are two buttons that control the release of decoys:

The EMERG button in the throttle.


The DECOY button in the control stick.

Both buttons are configured under HOTAS as follows:

FLARE release is now DECOY Release.
CHAFF release is now PANIC Release.

The decoy release system works as follows:

Note: Automatic Release is not functional at this time. It will behave as Semi Automatic Release.

The default decoy release program is the following:


It is our intention that the release programs are user modified. But that feature is not available at this time.

PANIC program as it name implies is to be used when you are unexpectedly attacked. It releases a fixed mix of chaff and flares to deal with either IR or Radar threats. The mix in PANIC program cannot be modified by the user. It is designed for air-to-air threats.

BVR 1 to BVR 3 programs are to be used when engaging in BVR combat. Since the threat will come from radar guided missiles, only chaff will be released. Depending on the expected threat, from SARH to ARH you can select between 1 to three cycles of chaff launch. There is a 2 second interval between each release cycle in BVR 2 and BVR 3, to allow time for you to clear the threat zone.

SAM 1 is to be used against old technology SAMs like the SA-2 or SA-6.
SAM 2 is to be used against new technology SAMs like the SA-10 and higher.

IR SAM is to be used when the threats come from any type of IR guided missile. But it is specially tailored to deal with MANPADs and mobile SAM sites.

AG Mix is designed to be used during the insertion phase in a bombing run when the target is heavily defended.

Flare Jettison: releases all the flares in a short timed burst.

All the programs here detailed can be used with the internal chaff and flare loads. Using the éclair pod will increase the number of times you can use a given program.

NB: This is how the real aircraft releases its decoys. All the programs, including PANIC are not based on any real life decoy release program. We created them by trying to maximize the use of the available chaff and flare stores.

Last system update can be seen here: https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php...7&postcount=80
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Last edited by Zeus67; 10-06-2016 at 11:07 PM. Reason: Adding the last update post.
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:25 AM   #2
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... as always. Thanks Zeus.
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Nice news!!!
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:38 AM   #6
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Excelent as always.

Quick question, if DRM is off ("Arret"), "Decoy release" shouldn´t be set as "None" as in the "Panic release" column?
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I hope, that we get hotkeys in the options with this update. Otherwise, it would be very tricky to switch the CM programs in flight/ combat.
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:11 AM   #9
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I hope, that we get hotkeys in the options with this update. Otherwise, it would be very tricky to switch the CM programs in flight/ combat.
I was thinking the exact same thing - Zeus, can you confirm? Could we perhaps get DRP Up/DRP Down binds?

Thanks for all your hard work guys!
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Great stuff!

I would prefer the name Decoy Emergency Release or just Decoy EMER Release instead of Panic Release though.
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