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AV-8B NA 2.7 Updates


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DCS AV-8B N/A by RAZBAM Simulations
Fixed: Negative clock values when local time reaches 00H00:00
Fixed: CAS Long/Lat Input
Fixed: CAS UTM input
Fixed: TACAN line course deviation
Fixed: TACAN modes not working correctly
Fixed: DMT VV slave following ghost vector
Fixed: UFC input errors after entering TACAN or waypoint values.
Fixed: TPOD reverts to wide view when selecting FLIR
Fixed: AAR Zone 3 not appearing on EHSD
Fixed: TPOD Compass Arrow not pointing North from the POI viewpoint.
Fixed: DECM annunciator lights remaining ON when pod is OFF.
Fixed: UFC/ODU display not responding to brightness control.
Fixed: GBU-12/16 ODU Fuze options not working.
Fixed: CRS Switch not centering when using keyboard/joystick
Added: AUTO Point Blank designation.
Added: Special Option: Action/No Action TDC behavior.
Added: FLIR Hot Spot detector on HUD
Improved: MPCD FLIR page to incorporate Hot Spot Detector cues.
Improved: Hydra rockets firing logic for single and ripple fire.
Improved: USS Tarawa Textures
Improved: KC-130 Lights
Improved: Exterior lights w/ LODs
Improved: VREST page logic
Improved: TPOD G4 functionality
a. NWS functionality
b. Snowplow mode enabled (requires Action/No Action TDC enabled).
c. SLV VV (slaved to VV) mode enabled
d. 2D Yardstick circle enabled
Improved FM
a. Corrected insufficient drag at negative angles of attack.
b. Corrected incorrect thrust being generated when engine is windmilling but no combustion.
c. Improved negative angle of attack dynamics.
Missions: "Ottoman Courier" campaign updated for 2.7 features, including the clouds.
Missions: Added completely new Tote Board to all missions.
Missions: Fixed invalid loads on some Fast Action missions.

 

- Fixed: SAI cage/uncage lever animation. To cage the SAI it must be pulled and rotated.
    To cage: Pull the lever and then rotate the knob.
    To uncage: Rotate the knob. The lever spring will bring it down.
- Added: AUTO Point Blank designation.
    To enable:
    A bomb type must be selected.
    Release mode must be AUTO.
    EHSD DESG must be unboxed.
    There cannot be a designated target.
    Use the VVM as a crosshair.
    The Aircraft must be in a dive at least 5 degrees pitch down
    Press the pickle.
    The spot under the VVM will be designated and the AUTO ASL and release cue will appear.
    The designated target will be saved as T0 and the EHSD will navigate towards it.
    Keep the pickle pressed until bomb is released.
    Target designation is saved.
- Added: Special Option: Action/No Action TDC behavior.
    Check the option in Special Options to enable TPOD special features.
- Added: FLIR Hot Spot detector on HUD
    FLIR MPCD page allows the pilot to limit the number of chevrons that appear in the HUD: 0, 4 or 8.
- Added: JTAC 9 line CAS brief reception. The brief can be reviewed in the MPCD CAS page.
    Just call the JTAC. ATHS will receive the brief as soon as the JTAC finishes his transmission.
    A MSG cue will flash in the HUD warning you that it has received a CAS brief
- Improved: UFC WOF mode fucntion.
    Press WOF when overflying a waypoint.
    1. It will show waypoint altitude. ODU will show ACPT/REJT options to accept or reject the value. If not option is selected in 15 seconds, the value is automatically selected.
    2. Next it will show the bearing and distance to the waypoint at the moment the WOF button was pressed. ODU will show ACPT/REJT optrions. If not option selected in 15 seconds the values are automatically accepted and aircraft present position will be updated
    3. Waypoint Offset, if it exists, will be designated as target. If there is no waypoint offset, the waypoint becomes the designated target.
- Improved: TPOD G4 functionality
   a. NWS functionality: When the TPOD is the SOI it changes modes
        MAP DES/TRK DES to MAP DES/SLV DES
        TPOD DES/TPOD DES to HUD DES/SLV DES to NO DES/SLV VV to SNWPLW
        HUD DES/TRK DES to HUD DES/SLV DES to NO DES/SLV VV to SNWPLW
        LSS to HUD DES/SLV DES to NO DES/SLV VV to SNWPLW
        LST to HUD DES/SLV DES to NO DES/SLV VV to SNWPLW
        NO DES/SLV VV to SNWPLW and viceversa.
        
        Designating Sensor
        MAP DES:    EHSD (MAP) is the selected sensor for System Designation (DESG Button)
        TPO DES:    TPOD is the selected sensor for System Designation
        HUD DES:    INS or DMT is the selected sensor for System Designation
        LSS:        TPOD is in Laser Spot Search mode
        LST:        TPOD is in Laser Spot Tracking mode
        NO DES:        No sensor has been selected. (HUD VVM is the aiming point)
        
        Operational Modes
        TRK DES:    TPOD is in either AR, PT or MT modes with a designated target
        TPOD DES:    TDC Button has been pressed (Target designation) with the TPOD as the selected sensor
        SLV DES:    System Designation exists. TPOD sensor is slaved to the designated location.
        
   b. Snowplow mode enabled (requires Action/No Action TDC enabled). 
        Default mode when the TPOD starts. 
        In this mode, using No Action TDC (slewing the TDC without pressing down) will move the camera but will not command a lock.
        The camera remains looking at the selected angle.
        To leave the mode press NWS to enter SLV VV or press down the TDC to command a spot lock.
   c. SLV VV (slaved to VV) mode enabled.
        In this mode the TDC slew commands are disabled.
        The TPOD sensor head behaves like the ARBS/DMT and is slaved to the aircraft VVM.
        Use the VVM to aim the TPOD and press TDC down to command a lock
        To leave the mode either press NWS to enter Snowplow mode or TDC down to command a lock
   d. 2D Yardstick circle enabled  
        The TPOD must be locked to a spot or vehicle.
        Click on the DATA button
        The ODU/UFC will enter into TOPT mode (TPOD OPTIONS)
        Select 2DY (The other options are functional but do not have any visible action).
        UFC scratchpad will show the default 2DY radius: 100 meters
        M will toggle between meters and feet (default is meters).
        INC will increase 100 meters or feet.
        DEC will increase 100 meters or feet.
        Valid values are between 1 and 4993 meters (3 to 16617 feet)
        Press ON/OFF to make the circle appear
        The circle will move with the TDC.
        The circle will not be shown when the camera is pointing above the calculated horizon.
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Edited by RAZBAM_ELMO
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