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50 minutes ago, Furiz said:

You can read the coordinates on the F10 map and create Waypoints in both Viper and Hornet:

 

Easy way = fast way, directly from the map. 


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9 minutes ago, max22 said:

Easy way = fast way, directly from the map. 

 

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Easy way = fast way, directly from the map. 
Depends. Some dude has made a mod that snaps a screenshot and then does some OCR, and enters it for you in the Hornet. Or something like that. Maybe it was for Voice Attack. Can't remember, haven't tried it.
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It would be nice if you could at least snapshot the lat/lon from the F10 map to the kneeboard so you could more easily type it into the UFC without swapping between F10 and cockpit several times. 

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3 hours ago, Machalot said:

It would be nice if you could at least snapshot the lat/lon from the F10 map to the kneeboard so you could more easily type it into the UFC without swapping between F10 and cockpit several times. 

Specially in VR

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20 hours ago, MAXsenna said:

Depends. Some dude has made a mod that snaps a screenshot and then does some OCR, and enters it for you in the Hornet. Or something like that. Maybe it was for Voice Attack. Can't remember, haven't tried it.
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That is all cool,

 

but just my opinion on such programs or apps, whats the point of playing a sim and even paying for it when you don't want to enter the coords by yourself, like it happens in real life,  if you only want to fire missiles and watch explosions, there are other "sims" around.

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23 hours ago, Machalot said:

It would be nice if you could at least snapshot the lat/lon from the F10 map to the kneeboard so you could more easily type it into the UFC without swapping between F10 and cockpit several times. 

Or simply Copy/Paste a  Lat/Long into the UFC

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I wonder how difficult would be implemeting similar solution from Viggen to other modules with different catriges.

It has so many possibilities, from F10 map, outside apps, automatic generated plans etc. Especially for massive MP missions with dozens of useless waypoints.

 

If I remember correctly there is/was a plan to implement catriges for more modules but I didn't hear about it for some time.

 

@Wags  Is there any way to have something simillar with Viggen cartriges for Viper or Hornet?

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If you have all necessary Buttons on the UFC bound to the Keyboard you can enter the coordinates while still in F10 Map. This might need some Training as you dont See the UFC.

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If anyone isn't aware of it, there's a scratchpad mod that passes IC.  It's just a text box that you can add text to.  I use it quite a bit.  You can find it here.

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5 hours ago, Biggus said:

If anyone isn't aware of it, there's a scratchpad mod that passes IC.  It's just a text box that you can add text to.  I use it quite a bit.  You can find it here.

 

Wow, this is awesome, I will trie it. Thank you! 

By the way, what is IC? 

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Nope. early access. have to use the f10 map and have some measurement tools on your desktop.

 

In regards to the people going "typing in coords is realistic" no. no it's not. (edit : atleast typing in coords from f10 map on the go)

Having to bring out a map, spend 5 minutes trying to figure out where you are because the INS still doesn't calibrate with GPS. then plotting an approximate steerpoint on some dirt road you see 7 clicks down off to your left. Then typing that into the UFC. all while you're using valuable fuel, getting shot at by SAMs, and have enemy interceptors on your ass in 15 minutes. is not realistic in a 21st century Jet Fighter that was made to search and destroy.

 

In our current model of the F-16. we should get the ability to autodesignate waypoints by aiming our plane at the ground, and trough TPOD (i think). along with SOI features on the HSD for waypoint creation and manipulation, much like how the viggen does it.

airfields should also be able to be preplotted on the HSD along with some other things. but that will probably be pending the complete data cartridge system for the falcon.


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On 5/3/2021 at 10:04 PM, Errors2149 said:

Nope. early access. have to use the f10 map and have some measurement tools on your desktop.

 

In regards to the people going "typing in coords is realistic" no. no it's not. (edit : atleast typing in coords from f10 map on the go)

Having to bring out a map, spend 5 minutes trying to figure out where you are because the INS still doesn't calibrate with GPS. then plotting an approximate steerpoint on some dirt road you see 7 clicks down off to your left. Then typing that into the UFC. all while you're using valuable fuel, getting shot at by SAMs, and have enemy interceptors on your ass in 15 minutes. is not realistic in a 21st century Jet Fighter that was made to search and destroy.

 

In our current model of the F-16. we should get the ability to autodesignate waypoints by aiming our plane at the ground, and trough TPOD (i think). along with SOI features on the HSD for waypoint creation and manipulation, much like how the viggen does it.

airfields should also be able to be preplotted on the HSD along with some other things. but that will probably be pending the complete data cartridge system for the falcon.

 

Realistic would be something like in Viggen, few auto created cartridges and possibility to make them from F10 map or 3rd party app.

2nd thing would be like making Markpoints from Hog using TPOD, HMS, Velocity vector, or picking targets from HARM from Viper's map.

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vor 9 Stunden schrieb Agrrregat:

Realistic would be something like in Viggen, few auto created cartridges and possibility to make them from F10 map or 3rd party app.

2nd thing would be like making Markpoints from Hog using TPOD, HMS, Velocity vector, or picking targets from HARM from Viper's map.

Besides the HARM not being able to extract markpoints, every other sensor can do markpoints. 

Just not yet implemented. Same goes with the data catridge which is just not there yet, but comparable to that of the viggen.

 

However, it is never a bad idea to map the keypad to the ICP... I'm used to putting in points in the ICP, and it's faster than copypasting something around somewhere.
We do that on-the-fly in multiplayer ops with AWACS or GCI calls. Even Link 16 has no clipboard.


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I think it would be a great stopgap to be able to plot out a flightplan in the F10 and import it into the viper/hornet etc, with the limitation that this has to be done on the ground.

Simply because we are still missing the mission planner for MP flights. Additionally I would appreciate an option to import txt coordinates to use waypoints out of CombatFlite.

 

Typing in coordinates prepared on a Mission Data Card is simple and quick, but having to switch to Laggy F10 all the time is just stupid. Especially in VR.

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