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[RESOLVED]Incorrect safety maneuver time for R-27ET


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When launching a R-27 it will perform a "safety maneuver", which is not maneuvering for a certain time that depends on the type of launcher:

Yes, 0.4 sec delay use with APU (rail launcher) launch for safety maneuver.

With AKU launch (catapult launcher) the safety time is bigger = 1.0...1.5 seconds.

We have no difference for launching R-27ER missiles with a rail or ejecting. This is a limitation of the old missile system. We will redo this.

 

R-27ET can only be launched from the APU-470 rail launcher. So the missile should have a low safety time of 0.4 seconds. But in DCS the missile has a long delay of 1 to 1.5 seconds before it starts maneuvering.

R-27T on the other hand has the correct short safety maneuver time.

 

The limitation of the old missile system does not apply for the R-27ET, because it can not be launched from APU and AKU launchers, only from APU launchers. So the long safety maneuver for the R-27ET is wrong. It should be corrected to 0.4 second (the same value that the R-27T already has in DCS).

 

This should be a rather simple fix.

 

Thank you!

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Here is a short trackfile showing the issue.

 

A R-27ET and then a R-27T get fired on a target to the right of the aircraft.

 

In the trackfile you can see that the R-27ET takes much longer before it starts maneuvering after launch than the R-27T.

 

This is incorrect. Both missiles should have the same 0.4 seconds delay before maneuvering.

The R-27ET in DCS has the longer safety maneuver time of a missile launched from a catapult launcher, which is wrong.

 

A fix would be very appreciated!

R-27TvsET.trk

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  • 6 months later...

R-27ET still has the wrong safety maneuver time.

 

R-27ET can ONLY be fired from the rail type launcher, which means it will ALWAYS have the short 0.4 s safety maneuver time.

 

Please correct the safety maneuver time for the R-27ET from >1 s to 0.4 s (same value as R-27T).

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MiG-29 manual about launching R-27R1:

 

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MiG-29 only carries rail launchers, never catapult launchers, so the safety maneuver time for any R-27 launched from the MiG-29 is always 0.4 s.

 

As R-27T/ET can only be launched from the rail launcher on both the MiG-29 and the Su-27/33, they will always have the safety maneuver time of 0.4 s.

 

In the missiles_data.lua, this value is currently chosen for the R-27ET:

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This is incorrect and needs to be set to 0.4

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Because ED has decided that DCS is a NATO only simulator.

 

I remember a bug with the MiG-29 RWR that made it invisible for an entire year (making the Fulcrum useless). Turns out that exactly what i thought happened - they had it fixed for months, but only implemented it with the MiG-29 FM update, to maximize profits.

 

It is possible that ED has abandoned the russian missiles for their "brainmelting" disappointment of upcoming module, probably some useless 80s MiG-29 variant. Why should they fix anything now, when they can generate way more hype by waiting for another year.

 

Though i wonder how many redfor pilots will be left to enjoy the fixes then. Im seeing the majority of people from the Su-27/MiG-29 community move to other games like IL-2 and World of Warships/War Thunder, the developers of which maintain their games environment properly. These games are also pushing into the modern era more and more, so at the current rate, we may soon see the day when ED will not be able to get these people back, regardless of what they do.

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Even when I remove all the sarcasm, I can't understand what you're asking for.

I remember a bug with the MiG-29 RWR that made it invisible for an entire year - ED had it fixed - but only implemented it with the MiG-29 FM update

 

I'd like to help by reproducing your issue and make a video out of it. Can you please simply describe what you see ingame that is not right? Something like: "When I'm flying [model of aircraft] in [solo / multiplayer], [this] happens".

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That bug has been fixed (tho it has reappeared once since them and again has been fixed), I dont think thats the point he was making. The bugs he is referring to are the overall poor modeling of the Russian missiles, specifically the R-27 series (this is multi-faceted, and includes the need of the new FM, fully CFDd aerodynamics, fixing of the chaff bug, etc).

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I'm not a missile expert, but I've just tested the firing of an R27ET from a Su-27 in DCS. In the video below, I turn the nav lights on as I start pushing the Fire button.

 

The missile was fired approximately 0.53 seconds after I started pushing the button, which would mean the R-27ET safety maneuver time is far less than 1 second, and pretty close to 0.4 seconds. Am I wrong of has it been fixed?

 

[YOUTUBE]A1NCEc3ssXU[/YOUTUBE]

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I was taking this bug into context with EDs complete disregard of non-NATO equipment in DCS. We arent getting any modern units or missiles, even AI, while the blue side and hoggit make one post, and get everything they ask for.

 

We cant even get a simple bug fixed that requires nothing but a change of a single line in a .lua, as pointed out above. Thats how little ED cares about the red side.

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I'm not a missile expert, but I've just tested the firing of an R27ET from a Su-27 in DCS. In the video below, I turn the nav lights on as I start pushing the Fire button.

 

The missile was fired approximately 0.53 seconds after I started pushing the button, which would mean the R-27ET safety maneuver time is far less than 1 second, and pretty close to 0.4 seconds. Am I wrong of has it been fixed?

 

[YOUTUBE]A1NCEc3ssXU[/YOUTUBE]

 

I believe you are mistaken, the bug is not the delay it between pushing the button and getting a launch

 

It is that right after the missile is launched on a target it stays on a linear path longer than it should

In game that means it flies one to one second and a half in the safe linear mode before homing into the target, when it should only do this for .4 seconds before it maneuvers for its bandit, in accordance with the Su-27SK manual

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That's not the safety time Flappie. The safety time is the time from when the missile comes off the rail till it fuzes and starts manuevering

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Hi all,

 

I will share this with the weapons team but I can make no promises at the moment. We do have work planned for the R family missiles hopefully early next year.

 

thank you

 

If it was something that required a bigger overhaul then it would be absoluetly understandable to wait for the full rework.

 

But all it takes in this case is changing a single number from 1.0 s to 0.4 s in the config file. Done.

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If it was something that required a bigger overhaul then it would be absoluetly understandable to wait for the full rework.

 

But all it takes in this case is changing a single number from 1.0 s to 0.4 s in the config file. Done.

 

It has already been mentioned the team are going to be working on the R family missiles in the new year, if things go to plan. I am sorry but you will need to continue to be patient.

 

thanks

 

 

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  • 4 weeks later...

FIXED with todays update!

 

Now R-27R/ER use the safety maneuver time for the catapult launcher (1 s), while R-27T/ET use the safety maneuver time for the rail launcher (0.4 s).

 

This is a good compromise until the safety maneuver time can be made launcher dependend.

 

Thanks alot :thumbup:

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