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I love that you guys were able to get the necessary info on the software tapes with the double line TID but how does one read the target aspect with the info? I understand that the "RT" and "LT" are the data readouts for the aspect but what does the number next to it mean?

 

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By the way, for anyone that is stumbling across this thread later on when the target aspect thing does work, here's an explanation by Naquaii about how to use the data readout:

 

 

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Think of it in terms of the bandit’s pilot’s head. A right 40 degree target aspect means that the bandit has to turn his head to the right 40 degrees if he wants to look at you.
 

When your antenna angle is opposite and equal to the bandits target aspect, i.e. your antenna angle is 40 degrees left and the bandits target aspect is 40 degrees right, then you are on a collision course. 

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Woo Hoo!!  Thanks HEATBLUR for implementing the Target Aspect read out.  I personally had no idea the AWG-9 display that extra line of data.  I have been doing the "Fighter Heading" minus "Bandit Recip(rocal)" to get TA!

 

THANK YOU!

 

If yall doing an IPO, I'm in! :D

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3 hours ago, Pally said:

Woo Hoo!!  Thanks HEATBLUR for implementing the Target Aspect read out.  I personally had no idea the AWG-9 display that extra line of data.  I have been doing the "Fighter Heading" minus "Bandit Recip(rocal)" to get TA!

 

THANK YOU!

 

If yall doing an IPO, I'm in! 😄

/u/PALLY31 is that you buddy? 🙂
FH → BR is the Cut; you are looking for BR → BB.


Then, when Target Aspect = Relative Bearing from the TID (RBRG = Antenna Train Angle or Angle Off) but opposite in sign, you have collision, but only if you are co-speed. Otherwise, you need to compensate because it can be really off depending on other parameters and the scenario (such as low speed and high Cut). I'd guess that using the vector in TID AS, the Collision button (if STT or if you manage the TWS centroid) or the drift (if in PSRCH) is simpler in those cases, cut TA = ATA works too as a starting point or when the Cut is low.

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/u/PALLY31 is that you buddy? 

 

Hey, hey Karon! Yup, it's me.  I kept writing this wrong (even I can picture it in my head and go through the procedures a lot throughout the day to keep this simple geometry fresh).  I got to use those terminologies right.

 

My mistake.  I skipped an important step in writing the above.  To correct myself: It should not be the FH alone.  It should be when at the very moment as the FH is pointing at the bandit; alternatively, It can also be the ATA when it is pointing at the bandit (with the additional step of deducting the ATA degrees from my FH if bandit is found LEFTWARD of my nose, or add to my FH if it is RIGHTWARD of my FH).  The difference of the BR from either FH (@ bandit) or L or R ATA (@ bandit) is the TA at that very moment.

 

In simpler words, I can either turn sensor-nose on the guy, or save a step (not sure of its repercussion), by using antenna train angle (minus if left, or add if right, to my heading) to triangulate the TA.  My goodness, I really really have to use the proper terminologies from this point.  Thank you for the kind reminder, again!

 

P.S: How are you liking that TA read out? Is it accurate?

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6 hours ago, Pally said:

 

Hey, hey Karon! Yup, it's me.  I kept writing this wrong (even I can picture it in my head and go through the procedures a lot throughout the day to keep this simple geometry fresh).  I got to use those terminologies right.

 

My mistake.  I skipped an important step in writing the above.  To correct myself: It should not be the FH alone.  It should be when at the very moment as the FH is pointing at the bandit; alternatively, It can also be the ATA when it is pointing at the bandit (with the additional step of deducting the ATA degrees from my FH if bandit is found LEFTWARD of my nose, or add to my FH if it is RIGHTWARD of my FH).  The difference of the BR from either FH (@ bandit) or L or R ATA (@ bandit) is the TA at that very moment.

 

In simpler words, I can either turn sensor-nose on the guy, or save a step (not sure of its repercussion), by using antenna train angle (minus if left, or add if right, to my heading) to triangulate the TA.  My goodness, I really really have to use the proper terminologies from this point.  Thank you for the kind reminder, again!

 

P.S: How are you liking that TA read out? Is it accurate?

Ah sorry, I didn't mean to sound nitpicky, buddy 😄

Yeah, point-and-assess was very helpful in this regard. It simplifies the maths, although now we are getting the fancy readout 🙂

 

Speaking of which, the TA readout is bugged at the moment, but it has been fixed internally (ref gyro in Feedback Thread). It will be very helpful, we can forget the bloody MagVar and the Maths for once (I guess it uses the True heading of the F-14, along the course of the target, so no MagVar involved - correct me if I'm wrong).

 

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On 9/23/2021 at 4:48 AM, Karon said:

Ah sorry, I didn't mean to sound nitpicky, buddy 😄

Yeah, point-and-assess was very helpful in this regard. It simplifies the maths, although now we are getting the fancy readout 🙂

 

Speaking of which, the TA readout is bugged at the moment, but it has been fixed internally (ref gyro in Feedback Thread). It will be very helpful, we can forget the bloody MagVar and the Maths for once (I guess it uses the True heading of the F-14, along the course of the target, so no MagVar involved - correct me if I'm wrong).

 

Karon:

 

I appreciate the correction.  That is how I can improve.  *Point & Assess* is the correct term as stated in the CNATRA-825.  Time, time is all I need.  🙂

 

Thank you!

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On 9/17/2021 at 10:57 PM, DSplayer said:

I love that you guys were able to get the necessary info on the software tapes with the double line TID but how does one read the target aspect with the info? I understand that the "RT" and "LT" are the data readouts for the aspect but what does the number next to it mean?

 

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RT: 125, seems like it could be the HDG/Bearing the Target is flying, so the old MC?
 

22 minutes ago, Gibo said:

In changelog version DCS 2.7.7.15038 the problem is reported as fixed is it true? Does anyone tested it?

Will test it tomorrow. Would be nice to not fiddle around with BR and the targets HDG.
 

We currently trying to get the whole intercept geometry right.

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On 11/11/2021 at 12:16 PM, Bananabrai said:

RT: 125, seems like it could be the HDG/Bearing the Target is flying, so the old MC?
 

Will test it tomorrow. Would be nice to not fiddle around with BR and the targets HDG.
 

We currently trying to get the whole intercept geometry right.

Tested yesterday. The redouts gives out TA angle and it woks fine.

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