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Hey Donny, please tell me you haven't been pinched by the cops for dealing!! I'd curl up and die if my A-7 source got taken out of action. Please let us know you're OK and that you've still got plenty of "product" to pass around.

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What can I say Hoss? It's an addiction I've had for quite some time and I can't say that I even really want to kick it. I get such a warm glow from the thought of being in the SLUF cockpit while rolling into the groove, calling the ball and yelling to myself, "C'mon funny feeling!!!" 🤣

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This is from their Discord channel about a week ago:

"Real talk though, we're back to 7 days a week on the A7 & I have made some nice breakthroughs with the code that I've been hung up on for awhile. Progress on the art has paused while our additional art contractor finishes up on another warbird of ours. He should be finished in a couple of weeks, at which point he'll be moved onto the A7 full time for a remodelling inside & out. We'll be sharing some images of the work he is doing for us soon - he works insanely fast and produces incredible results, so expect to see some nice A7 screenshots over the coming months Meanwhile I am splitting my time between improving drag modelling on our FM, capturing & integrating CFD data for gear + flaps & have now also started working on logic for the more complicated digital sensors & avionics Trying to squeeze in as much as I can for the writeup which I will be doing over the next few weeks"


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On 10/10/2021 at 4:21 PM, AG-51_Razor said:

What can I say Hoss? It's an addiction I've had for quite some time and I can't say that I even really want to kick it. I get such a warm glow from the thought of being in the SLUF cockpit while rolling into the groove, calling the ball and yelling to myself, "C'mon funny feeling!!!" 🤣

The F9F would be my favorite "funny" feeling ride.......... Essex, Corsair, Skyraider, we have the Saber, Mustang..... just need an F-80, F-84......... and the damn map to go with it.

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I couldn't possibly agree with you more Hoss but unfortunately, I have this thing about living in reality.......whenever possible, and pining away for an Essex class carrier deckload of mannly blue airplanes to go punish the North Korean communists is way out there in another space/time continuum compared to wishing to be in the cockpit of a module that has been announced as an official project. I'll grant you that I realize I may well be in that other space time continuum by the time this Corsair II arrives but when it comes to expending emotional energy on my wishes, I'll stick with the thing closest to reality. 🤣

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I'm trying to find information about wether the A-7E could fire Mavericks. I know there were some photos of A-7Es in desert storm with mavericks loaded but I'm not sure how they were actually controlled.

In the 7E cockpit the only larger screens are for the Radar and the Moving map, so it looks like there's physically no screen to display the Maverick camera on?

Unless it could only fire laser mavs that were designated by third parties - which doesn't seem right as you'd still need to know when the mav has laser track.

Anyone know for sure if Mavs could be fired? and if so, how were the controlled?

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Not sure if the Mavs were ever certified and used on Navy A-7E's, but if they wanted to, one simple solution would be to make the radar screen compatible with it like on some export variants of the F-5E.


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On 10/11/2021 at 1:22 AM, AG-51_Razor said:

Seriously though, I'd sure like to know that Donny is OK. It's going on 2 months since we've heard from him and that's not like him at all. Just check in with a thumbs up is all Bud 👍

Don't worry, I am alive and well - thanks for your concern 😉

As mentioned above, we have an amazing artist who will be taking over the modelling of the A-7E soon. He has done some incredible work on the F6F (MSFS) for us, and he is insanely fast so expect to see some beautiful shots over the coming weeks & months. I will still be working on the A-7E, but primarily as the texture artist.

Dan, our programmer, has been making some fantastic progress on the systems & avionics. I'm sure he will be doing a detailed writeup on the progress in the next few weeks, but he shared this screenshot on discord:
"Hands up if you've played enough DCS to recognize this location from the radar image alone 🙌 👀"

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Regarding the maverick screen - I believe the radar screen was used, but I'll have to double check with our SME's on that one 🙂

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