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Hobo 1-1

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  1. * the entire VTR box * the entire HUD camera control head * the emergency hydraulics switch and control head * 75% of Master Test panel is unrecognizable * both floods and the taxi light switch *the ICLS power switch * the hook bypass switch * The entire threat warning indicator * the entire left hand, windshield warning indicators * the missile mode switch, master caution reset switch, SEAM, collision and hot trigger lights * both engine stall annunciators * both banks of VDI caution lights * Hydraulic isolation switch labeling * most throttle markings (not really important, but you asked) * backup ignition switch * throttle mode switch, backup ignition switch, right and left engine mode switches, * the entire SAS panel * VEC/PCD switch
  2. I’m basing my ‘complaint’ on my own experience. Admittedly Army aviation and not Navy aviation. That standard was once an indicator or labeling became unreadable it was unserviceable. Period. I wasn’t on a carrier, but we’re based on an island chain and salt water/corrosion was a constant problem. None of my control heads ever, ever looked like that and we beat the hell out of our aircraft. Wear and tear is one thing, obviously unserviceable equipment is another. I just don’t buy the lamps we’re nothing but a blossom of light with completely unreadable fronts, regardless of how old the AC was or how well trained our pilots are. I still believe the horrid condition of the tomcat modeled in game is reflective of a end of cruise, lacking of spare parts (the Tomcat’s supply chain was intentionally throttled by Dick Cheney) end of life example. Nothing wrong with that, it’s just that I want something a tad more romantic with a nod towards ‘it’s a game’ when it comes to being able to read stuff in the cockpit.
  3. I meant no disrespect to your experiences or the aircraft. I will also defer to your experience. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Man that’s sexy. I understand the reality of fleet life, it I don’t want that. I want a more romantic view visually. That’s just me though and I completely respect those who don’t agree with me. No issue. I listed off the legibility concerns not as an argument against ‘the truth’ but more as a “this is a game I enjoy the hell out of and would love a pristine cockpit”. Thank you for the awesome picture :)
  5. Not really. It’s A faithful recreation of the beat to hell museum relic they scanned. As for your question as to what’s generally not readable and completely unreadable in VR (not exhaustive and in no particular order) * the entire VTR box * the entire HUD camera control head * the emergency hydraulics switch and control head * 75% of Master Test panel is unrecognizable * both floods and the taxi light switch *the ICLS power switch * the hook bypass switch * The entire threat warning indicator * the entire left hand, windshield warning indicators * the missile mode switch, master caution reset switch, SEAM, collision and hot trigger lights * both engine stall annunciators * both banks of VDI caution lights * Hydraulic isolation switch labeling * most throttle markings (not really important, but you asked) * backup ignition switch * throttle mode switch, backup ignition switch, right and left engine mode switches, * the entire SAS panel * VEC/PCD switch I love the Tomcat and fly it every chance I get. I understand realism, but I also want an option for a ‘in her prime” cockpit and not the end of last f-14 cruise, no spare parts, beat to **** cockpit. A crisper, newer version of the cockpit isn’t a crazy ask. I’m an old UH-60A/L CE and we had some absolute battle pigs that landed in and out of improvised landing areas, grunts dragging mortar plates across floors, brown outs that flood the interior with dirt like you wouldn’t believe and not a one of them looked as bad as the in-game tomcat cockpit
  6. When loading DCS, ESET identifies two files as “malicious” and deletes them. Unfortunately ESET doesn’t tell me which two specific files it erroneously thinks are suspect. When I attempt to load an instant mission I am unable to enter the aircraft. When I click “Fly” from the briefing window rather than being dropped into the cockpit I wind up at the F-10 map. I can exit the mission as normal with no freezes or crashes. The next time I launch the game I am informed the F1 module is unauthorized and will be disabled, and it is. The simple work around is to carve out a scan exemption for DCS and everything works as advertised (once I run a repair). Obviously ESET is mistaken. Any idea why this would happen? Ideally I’d prefer no scan exemptions, but I can live with it as is. Really I’m just curious as to what would cause the false positive. ETA - this is specific to the F1. All my other modules work as normal
  7. Traveling for work. Notice the F-1 is out (a day early?). It’s been a long day and a long week. Manage to get off work early. Check in. Get my stuff set up. Start the download. 40 gigs! No problem, par for the course, amazingly detailed cockpits and aircraft take up a lot of space. Start the download, check out the bandwidth. 500kb/sec. F-1 and open beta update ETA? 13 + hours. Sad panda. Looking forward to tomorrow morning. Edit: saw 900 kb/s a minute ago. I’m thinking if I pull the fire alarm all those data suckers in the hotel with me will have to go cellular out in the parking lot, right?
  8. Hello all, I’ve tried to figure this out using the excellent F-14 reference work at: http://www.anft.net/f-14/ By bureau numbers it looks like we bought the first tranche of new-build A+/B Tomcats in 1986, but allocating money for their manufacture is different than when these same airframes actually deployed to the fleet. Hence, my question. I’m asking because I’m a huge fan of the LK Syria multiplayer server and I’m trying to stay within airframes that are legit for the time. The server is set in 1989. The aircraft allowed on the server are much wider than my self imposed limitations, but for me missions are more challenging (sometimes more frustrating too) but also much more rewarding when I don’t have any time-bending aids from the future. No offense intended to anyone who chooses differently - more power to you! After all, I love the Jeff…..but on a more fitting scenario like Hoggit’s PGAW.
  9. Agreed. Thank you for the hard work we all get to appreciate!
  10. Happens to all of us at some point. Most people simply select another airframe of the same type to "solve" the problem. I think that's probably pretty good ediquette as others may be headed to the cats.
  11. Kondor77 - thank you for taking the time to answer OP in a helpful, kind way free from some version of “read the manual”.
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