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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1800 on: May 16, 2020, 07:49:13 PM »
but really, if you're not flying the Hornet or the Tomcat, or don't plan on running missions with carrier ops, what is the point really?

Well, that's what I was asking.  O:-) Is there airboss functionality or mission planning or whatever? -- apparently not, just a really nice base to operate from for immersion.

What do you mean by mission planning? Yes, you can plan missions around the aircraft carrier, but still, if youíre not flying off of it...again, what is the point? It is a flight simulator, you know.

So, no...you canít sit in the tower and play the role of the CAG, although that would certainly be cool!

In essence, the super carrier module functions more like a map module, as opposed to an aircraft module. Itís an environment and a set of objects to play and interact with.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1801 on: May 17, 2020, 07:54:02 AM »
Sometimes, it is good to be wrong!

Check this out, Pratt...I did not know about this.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1802 on: May 17, 2020, 09:46:32 AM »
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1803 on: May 19, 2020, 05:26:03 PM »
but really, if you're not flying the Hornet or the Tomcat, or don't plan on running missions with carrier ops, what is the point really?

Well, that's what I was asking.  O:-) Is there airboss functionality or mission planning or whatever? -- apparently not, just a really nice base to operate from for immersion.

Itís more than that: for better or worse. It introduces an ďAir MarshalĒ who will set your place in ďthe stackĒ. You fly 6 mile ovals with 2 mile sides and 1 mile curves. You circle and lower altitude and planes land in front. You have to call your approach at the right time, be called in, then ďcall the ballĒ and land. Itís a very realistic series of communications and flight patterns for carrier ops. Problem for me is that itís too realistic. I donít want to have to enter a marshal stack and ask for things at the right time. But I can use the old carriers.

Taking off will be sweet. I think itís worth the price just to get the aircraft on the deck, the lighting and the deck crew; especially the guys who wave you onto the cat. Seems very immersive

So itís not just graphics, itís a realistic depiction of carrier ops. Again though, if you donít want to do carrier ops, then there is truly no point
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1804 on: May 20, 2020, 01:48:00 AM »
but really, if you're not flying the Hornet or the Tomcat, or don't plan on running missions with carrier ops, what is the point really?

Well, that's what I was asking.  O:-) Is there airboss functionality or mission planning or whatever? -- apparently not, just a really nice base to operate from for immersion.

Itís more than that: for better or worse. It introduces an ďAir MarshalĒ who will set your place in ďthe stackĒ. You fly 6 mile ovals with 2 mile sides and 1 mile curves. You circle and lower altitude and planes land in front. You have to call your approach at the right time, be called in, then ďcall the ballĒ and land. Itís a very realistic series of communications and flight patterns for carrier ops. Problem for me is that itís too realistic. I donít want to have to enter a marshal stack and ask for things at the right time. But I can use the old carriers.

Taking off will be sweet. I think itís worth the price just to get the aircraft on the deck, the lighting and the deck crew; especially the guys who wave you onto the cat. Seems very immersive

So itís not just graphics, itís a realistic depiction of carrier ops. Again though, if you donít want to do carrier ops, then there is truly no point

For the moment I don't survive most of my missions so landing won't be an issue  :crazy2:.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1805 on: May 20, 2020, 12:35:45 PM »
Super Carrier is out. Doctors could prescribe it in lieu of Viagra.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1806 on: May 20, 2020, 12:57:43 PM »
Jeez.  That last bit where the decks were wet from rain... :dreamer:


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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1807 on: May 21, 2020, 12:51:17 AM »
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1808 on: May 23, 2020, 10:53:55 AM »


Sweet.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1809 on: May 24, 2020, 04:10:43 PM »
Having a blast flying Hornets off of the Theodore Roosevelt. Never really had a desire to fly carrier ops until Super Carrier came out. It is really fantastic and ramps up the immersion by several notches.

With my new found interest in flying off of carriers, I decided to give the Tomcat another look. While it is undoubtedly one of the finest looking aircraft ever built by man, I just cannot get into it. I don't like its avionics, I don't like how it flies, I don't like how it takes 9 minutes for INS alignment every time you start cold and dark (Fine only, I know). The biggest gripe for me is just the way it feels in the air (and on the ground when rolling, for that matter) I just feel like it is constantly trying to escape controlled flight. Its like trying to balance a basketball on my finger. I'm constantly focused on applying trim, rudder and power just to keep it flying straight and level, my brain doesn't have any room left to actually focus on anything else. I know people love it, and I'm going to stick with it for awhile, but if I find trying to tame her starts detracting from my mastery of the Hornet, I'm going to give up. Its such a shame because it really is one of my all time favorite planes, and on the Super Carrier? God damn it's hot!  Just wish I could figure her out. :uglystupid2:
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1810 on: May 24, 2020, 07:16:21 PM »
OK. I might be warming up to it.  :-[
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1811 on: May 24, 2020, 09:08:41 PM »
Nothing like sending 4 Phoenixs down range at flight of bogies, then still having 2 more for a second salvo. Then still having 2 sidewinders available for close combat. 

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1812 on: May 25, 2020, 11:08:40 AM »
Having a blast flying Hornets off of the Theodore Roosevelt. Never really had a desire to fly carrier ops until Super Carrier came out. It is really fantastic and ramps up the immersion by several notches.

With my new found interest in flying off of carriers, I decided to give the Tomcat another look. While it is undoubtedly one of the finest looking aircraft ever built by man, I just cannot get into it. I don't like its avionics, I don't like how it flies, I don't like how it takes 9 minutes for INS alignment every time you start cold and dark (Fine only, I know). The biggest gripe for me is just the way it feels in the air (and on the ground when rolling, for that matter) I just feel like it is constantly trying to escape controlled flight. Its like trying to balance a basketball on my finger. I'm constantly focused on applying trim, rudder and power just to keep it flying straight and level, my brain doesn't have any room left to actually focus on anything else. I know people love it, and I'm going to stick with it for awhile, but if I find trying to tame her starts detracting from my mastery of the Hornet, I'm going to give up. Its such a shame because it really is one of my all time favorite planes, and on the Super Carrier? God damn it's hot!  Just wish I could figure her out. :uglystupid2:

If you donít know, you can set the F-14 for pre INS alignment so it only takes 4 minutes. On the mission editor, click the icon to the right of the one you would click to preset radio frequencies. Here, you can present tacan, cannon burst and INS pre alignment.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1813 on: June 06, 2020, 07:00:12 AM »
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1814 on: June 06, 2020, 07:06:24 AM »
I picked up the channel map just to have more terrain, but I generally donít have much interest in the DCS WWII content. Iíll probably get the tub, eventually, but not until a steep sale.
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