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  1. just thought I'd share the result of this project. I just need to fiddle with them a little more so the light is more diffuse.
  2. thanks, even if we can't find the actual font, that graphic should help. if all else fails, I can copy and paste those numbers.
  3. My head tracker makes me motion sick, and the POV hat on my stick is clunky for manipulating the Jester menu, so I'm working on a custom keypad for it. What font is used for the interface in game? I'm trying to match the look as best I can.
  4. They used -7Es during some of the early flight tests, because they were cheaper then the -7Fs which were brand new at the time. Prototype #6 was using -7Es during the inverted drop test that led to its crash.
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    AIM-54 liveries

    A bunch of my downloaded early F-14 liveries have custom white textures for the Phoenix missiles, but those are redundant now that HB have fixed the textures on the AIM-54As. Also, as cool as they are, it kinda bugs me when the missile changes back to the stock textures when it drops off the rail, What do I need to change in the description file to allow the liveries to use the stock phoenix textures?
  6. I do like the new keybinds and textures, but I noticed some issues with the new emergency wing sweep lever axis, as detailed in my bug thread here: Also, one keybind that still needs to be added is an "speedbreak open else closed" option for those of us who still use the X-55/56 HOTAS.
  7. I noticed a couple of issues with the new emergency wing sweep bindings. First off, initially, if you try to use the axis without pulling the handle out of the detent, it glitches, flickering between full spread and the axis position. I noticed this because I initially forgot to bind the pull/push toggle. I don't know if this was an artifact of not having that bound, but it went away after I bound the pull/push control and pulled the handle before moving it the first time. Once I had that figured out though, I noticed another issue. The lever now follows your axis position regardless of whether or not the lever is pulled out of the detent, and does not follow the wings. This is probably a good question for an SME, but my understanding is that the lever normally is locked to the wing position when in the detent.
  8. fly over the building, roll inverted, safe pilot ejection seat, pull ejection handle, boom. The best way to target buildings with Jester.
  9. the pitch ladder on the tomcat is offset 5° from the horizon, IIRC it is for better visibility
  10. The AIM-7M and AIM-9M are far from useless. The Tomcat is still plenty deadly with out the Phoenix. I get most of my kills with the Sparrow.
  11. it's worth noting that the LSO on the SC is optimized for the Hornet. As awesome as the A-4 mod is, it is a mod, the authors had to reverse engineer the SC functionality, so I would expect some issues like this. For a beginner, I'd strongly recommend using the Hornet to learn how to trap. I wasn't offering a solution to the bug, just a procedure to avoid an inflight engagement or a bad trap. Assuming you get waved off as you cross the ramp, you ought to have just enough time to throw the hook switch before you're in the wires.
  12. well, if you hit the one wire, it probably means that you were too low when he waved you off. I think in cases like this, if you can't safely wave off, you have to take the bolter and go around. To avoid engaging the wires, slap your hook switch up before you hit the deck.
  13. thanks, that was actually helpful. it gave me a better understanding of the limitations of the airframe. It can still peg the G-meter, but I'm less likely to snap the wings off.
  14. All of a sudden, DCS isn't seeing my X56 throttle. It still sees the stick, and both are showing up in the X56 HOTAS programming software, but it doesn't show as an available controller in DCS. It worked just fine last night and I haven't changed anything since. EDIT: Okay, apparently switching it to a different USB Port seemed to help.
  15. I'm constantly snapping wings off my tomcats by pulling too many Gs in the vertical, which must be something because I've heard Grumman test pilots say in interviews that they were amazed at how many Gs the wings could take. So, I'm starting to wonder if my stick curves are the problem. I had been running a basic +25% pitch curve for a while, zeroing the curve out has helped a little, but it still happens easier then I'd like. Does anyone know of a good curve that works?
  16. I have an X56 with a 3d printed detent, I set mine to a slight curve toward the top so that the detent lines up with the AB.
  17. It uses software that was provided with the button, it's the same program shown in the description of the auction and that's basically all the documentation I have, so I have no idea if I can change the timing.
  18. I have a programmable HID button set to send a LeftCtrl+E macro when pressed, it works fine in all of my aircraft except the Hornet. I'm wondering what might be different about the Hornet to make it not accept that command. I checked that tapping LeftCtrl+E on my keyboard 3 times does work in the Hornet, and as I said, this button works in all my other planes, so I'm not sure what is going on here. I got the button on EBay and it came with very little documentation, and it's from China, so I can't count on any support there. Anyone have any ideas? here's a link to the EBay page: https://www.ebay.com/itm/142922652172?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D5d54aebf689c4d5dbceb30bb2e30d8e2%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D142922652172%26itm%3D142922652172%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A79e34af4-6756-11ec-9789-46683a3e2110|parentrq%3Afda7b04417d0ab97d1ba355dffebf094|iid%3A1 As a side note, does anyone know how to override the push 3 times requirement in DCS? I tried programming the button to send the macro three times, but that didn't seem to work.
  19. Enjoy your spot at the top of the greenie board. All I can get are cut passes and bolters, no matter how good I line up. Stop laughing Jester!
  20. I had a similar issue with the ATC, it would turn itself off as soon as I released the switch. It turned out that I set the toggle to the AUTO else BOOST command by mistake.
  21. The Forrestal looks awesome, just a couple of quick nitpicks after my first landing attempt. I flew one of the F-14B Case I approach Instant Action Missions, although I wasn't paying attention to which map I was on. The runway lines are all but invisible from any significant distance, especially since the mission seems to be in the early morning or late afternoon, again I didn't think to check the time of the mission. Also, on this particular mission, one of the static Tomcats was parked too close to the forward end of the angle, I crashed into it after I boltered. If I run into these issues again, I'll try to remember more specific details.
  22. I think what they're saying is that the flap lever is redundant. AUX flaps are binary, either full up or full down depending on the handle position. MAIN flaps are incremental, but they can also be controlled with the DLC wheel and function automatically depending on the AoA. Personally, I'm keeping my flap lever though.
  23. Judging by the F/A-18 liveries we have, ED has already solved that problem. The Hornet can use several different dynamic modex placements depending on the livery, and the typeface is as simple as calling a different texture with the appropriate characters.
  24. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures, but I suggest that you do what I did, deliberately induce a flatspin, and then either switch to the rear cockpit, or set the pilot's HSD to repeat the TID
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