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Old 06-14-2018, 02:56 PM   #61
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Probably for the next update will be an initial implementation of IFF for the Hornet. Attached are a couple of looks.

A diamond-shaped TD box indicated a negative IFF response (hostile), whereas a standard, square TD box indicates a valid IFF handshake (friendly). Initially, this will be done automatically as part of an STT/LTWS/DTWS (L&S and D2) designation.

At a later point we will investigate a more in-depth IFF system using the encrypted-code system. However, this is a VERY complex system that will take a lot of time, and we currently have much higher priorities. Furthermore, a code-based IFF system will also involve a significant re-write of portions of the AI code.

Also, in the next update we changed the manual (M) radio modulation selection logic to be more realistic based on recent information. The modulation selection will now be in a single Option Select Window and toggle between AM and FM (rather than separate OSW windows). The inability of an entered frequency not be saved (reverts back to default) has also been resolved.

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Old 06-21-2018, 04:25 PM   #62
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Hey everyone,

In addition to the nice update this week, the team is working furiously on many other items to get the Hornet foundation solid by the end of the month. Here are some items already resolved internally that will be pushed soon to an update:

1- Unable to select AG weapons after first selecting AIM-7.
2- Canister munitions (MK-20 and CBU-99) are now much more accurate. Note that you’ll need to set the MFUZ to VT. You can then set a Height Of Burst (HOB) using the HT function on the SMS page.
3- Overwing vaps have been added, but need to be tuned!
4- Time to lock for the ACM modes is much faster now.
5- You can now disconnect from the shuttle.
6- Adjusted flaps control bindings for TM HOTAS as a special item.
7- Support for export of DDIs.
8- Course offset distance is now displayed above the CRS value on the HSI.
9- New VFA-122 skin.
10- RWR threat ring logic changed, critical threat inside ring.
11- AC buses now isolated when when engine started without parking brake set.
12- No more uncommanded STT switches between targets.
13- STT lock is retained during hard maneuvers.
14- Option for rocket pod settings in ME for Ripple or Single.

LOTS of other work going on with the radar, EW system, and other items.
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Old 06-23-2018, 12:07 AM   #63
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Updated previous some posts with some more goodies.
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Old 06-23-2018, 03:00 PM   #64
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We are at the point now that we are quite happy with the vaps coming of the Hornet LEX. So, we are now shifting our effect focus to the over-wing vaps. These are less commonly seen than LEX and wingtip vaps, and only really happen in very humid conditions (particularly at low altitude near/over the water). Today we have a very early look at these. As with the LEX vaps, these will be tuned and improved.

As mentioned, humidity plays a huge factor in the generation of vaps coming off the aircraft… wingtips, LEX, over-wing, and even the Mach cone (yes, planned for later). To model this properly, our current efforts to improve the weather system of DCS World current lays with adding a new humidity function.
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A look at some changes coming to rockets and canister munitions.

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Old 07-13-2018, 08:42 PM   #66
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Many new items coming next week:

1- Aircraft no longer slide on the carrier deck, at any carrier speed.
2- STT track will not switch lock uncommanded.
3- RADAR SIL (radar silence) and STBY mode has been implemented. See image.
4- RWR display logic has been further improved, with critical threat lines added. See image.
5- Option on ME to select single or ripple release (was not in fact merged for last update)
6- DUD cue added for when HT or fuze setting is below current aircraft AGL. See image.
7- RWS page SET and weapon and count added when a weapon is in priority. See image.
8- Night Vision Goggles (NVG) added. See image.
9- Instrumented Carrier Landing System (ICLS) added. See image.
10- Landing gear drag lowered.

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With summer here, things tend to slow down a bit with much of the staff taking their summer holidays. However, much of the Hornet work continues on items like the AIM-120, AIM-9X, compete AIM-7, complete RWS mode, JHMCS, LGBs, FPAS page, FM tuning, and other items. In the more near-term, here are some items coming in one of the two next updates.

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