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HOW CYCLIC OPS REALLY WORKS !!! by GB and Pieter


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After great feedback from many about the Aircraft Carrier Operating Procedures for DCS, where I tried to communicate real life experience from a good friend to the community, It got time for some of the advanced squadrons to learn a bit more about CYCLIC OPS. 

Whilst many enjoy the aspect of talking on the radio, nothing is more rewarding that conducting CYCLIC OPS, whilst ZIP-LIP.
Therefore it is of utmost important to understand all the basics of how a carrier is run during CYCLIC OPS and how certain procedures should be flown. 

What can I commence? Where do I descent? Who goes First? What speed do I fly? What if I am late or what if I am early ? Many of those questions are answered in the following document that again I could not have created without help of a good friend "GB".

The setup is a little different as it specifically focusses on Cyclic Ops, and will all be implemented in the next version the Carrier Operating Procedures. 

Cyclic Ops: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gCUyoDQ-DGGBCFEOvgpER9L1w7hc0TT5/view?usp=sharing

Aircraft Carrier Operating Procedures for DCS:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hShIyjq1Cf8MQSAcwk5k1IhSMdvqpUok/view?usp=sharing

I hope you guys enjoy and I would appreciate some feedback. 

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Thank you chaps; these guides are very much appreciated, kudos!

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2 minutes ago, joker62 said:

SIR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Your guides are always a point of reference. Thanks again for making and sharing them.

Antonio.

You are very welcome,, the next update will be in a WIKIPEDIA style format so I do not have to do massive updates and can just keep adding to it ... it will also keep it in 1 place so people will always have the latest info 


 

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For who loves the Cyclic Ops, please give this video some credit and even more great videos are available on GB's you tube channel: 
https://www.youtube.com/c/HornetVids/featured

Fingers Crossed ED will create some opportunity in the future for us to use the Supercarrier both Cyclic and CQ. Allowing us to chose whether we will operate CQ or Cyclic instead of a mix of both... 

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50 minutes ago, Pieterras said:

You are very welcome,, the next update will be in a WIKIPEDIA style format so I do not have to do massive updates and can just keep adding to it ... it will also keep it in 1 place so people will always have the latest info 

 

Well, I've already read the whole Cyclic Ops guide. I had already studied your Aircraft Carrier Operating Procedures for DCS guide and I recommend reading it first, then moving on to the Cyclic Ops guide, which I think is an excellent complement.

some feedbacks:

- the example in the "Fuel Ladder" section is very good.

- in the "Execution of the Airplan" section you have allowed us to participate and be involved in the planning context. Thanks.

- the diagrams / illustrations of "The pattern from above" section are very useful.

For some time I had already prepared my own Cyclic Ops based on the Aircraft Carrier Operating Procedures for DCS guide, and with your last guide I had the satisfaction of having correctly understood much of the planning and mission, even with the limitations of DCS. Let's really hope that ED can give us the chance to fly CQ and Cyclic Ops.

And thanks for the video 👍

Antonio

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Thank you!

outstanding work and thank you for sharing.

 

Keep up!

Best regards,

Fagulha.

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Quick question about the fuel ladder. Where does the 1200 lbs per 15 mins come from? I understand it's based on max endurance speed but at what altitude and what drag index? Is it based on a basic drag index or actual load out?

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@Bbow Sorry for taking so long in replying. The simple reason was that I had a good idea but wanted to check with some of the real deal. 

 

As you can imagine it would be hugely complicated to adjust every jet for every config, weight and height equally then your ladder would only work if you fly airline style and stick to a certain climb profile, flight plan and descent profile. Making the whole idea of the ladder fall apart. 
 

So to answer you question it is based on; typical fuel flows for most configs and weights is around 24 pph a side at Max E. That’s equal to 12 every 15 minutes.

 

It doesn’t really work in DCS as the numbers seems to creep up to 1600lbs/15 min. But irl 1200 was used on the legacy and the idea doesn’t change. 
 

hope that answers your question boss:) don’t look into it too much 

 

 

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