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RodBorza

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About RodBorza

  • Birthday 12/17/1976

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  • Flight Simulators
    DCS: A-10, MSFS 2020
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    Brasilia, Brazil
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    Combat Flight Simulators, Flight Simulators, Real aviation, Science & Technology
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  1. I was messing around the ME making an Apache Mission and noticed the "Hidden in MPD" option. For the Apache, if you put a SAM on a mission, it will show up on the Apache TSD and on its target list, no other action required. I wonder if you can do the same thing for targets, pre-briefed targets on the Mission Editor that would show up on the Apache TSD or even on te F/A-18 JDAM PB Mission list. Is there a way to pre-brief targets through the Editor?
  2. No problem with your mission. The problem is that JTACs on DCS 2.7 are really blind at night. They cannot see, any AI JTAC won't lase or mark the targets. I thought by seeing Wags JTAC video with the Apache that they did fix it. But they didn't. They are still blind. But they work ok during the day, up to 03 miles away.
  3. What worked for me was to down the Video Contrast mode. I turned it down, and voilá, the green backdrop showed up.
  4. Yes, you are right. It is agile but not Kiowa level agile. And as you said, it is slow, and takes long to get it to speed.
  5. Yes, I've found it to be more stiff, but it is better now, ar least for me. And yes, the SCAS fights you. If you input X amount of input, you need to take out Y amount, being Y less than X. Example; if you input right pedal, you would need to take out the same amount you put in to stop the turn. But in the Apache you need to take out less than you input because the SCAS is already inputting left pedal. Maybe the SCAS is fighting the rolling motion as you mentioned. Enviado de meu SM-A127M usando o Tapatalk
  6. There are some things that need to be addressed here: 1) The biggest misconception about the Apache is that it is a fast, agile helicopter. No it is not, it is heavy and sluggish, made to hide behind hills and to scoot and shoot. 2) Don't use the trim as you do in the Ka-50. In a real helicopter you would press the force trim button, put the helicopter whatever attitude you want, wait it to stabilize and release the force trim. In DCS it only works in the Ka-50. In all others choppers you need to move the cyclic, tap the trim, release control. With time you learn how to get good at it. Don't press the trim release to change attitude, it turns off the SCAS channel and then you have a wild horse on your hands. 3) The SCAS system fights you; it is made to fight any sudden change in attitude due to wind or other factors. However, as you input controls, it will fight you. Again, in real life you would press trim release which would inhibit the SCAS channels but not turn them off completely and the helo would allow you to input the controls as you pleased. But in DCS, as we know the trim release also turns off the stabilization channels and then you would have a wobbly bird. In the Apache, in particular if you input X, mainly on pedals, you need to take out Y, Y being less than X. Let's say you input right pedal, the SCAS system will fight this input by inputing left pedal, it does that automatically. So in order to stop your turn, you need to input left pedal, but less than you had input in the first place. It takes time to figure how to do this well, but with small, gentle controls you'll learn how to work with the SCAS, not against it. 4) and finally, I cannot recommend enough Schoolio64 and Eagle7 channels. The first is a former Apache pilot, the latter is a actual current civilian pilot. Both channels have amazing tips on how to tame this wild beast. https://youtu.be/Opq23ALBtI0
  7. FLIR is not bad, it is in fact as realistic as we can have on game. The question is: were the targets with engine on and moving? Were they still? If they are still for some time, or set like that in the Mission Editor, it will be very difficult to spot them due to the lack of difference between their temperature and the surrounding terrain, If you test it during the day you will se the vehicles temperature different of that of the ground. Or at night, if you set the vehicles to move around, you will spot them more easily.
  8. I don't know exactly what is happening, but what you could do is to check if you are on the NAV or ATK phases on TADS. If you are on NAV, the Targets won't show up or be stored. In order to set any point as acquisition source, what you do is go to the Point Page, and choose any coordinate, be it Waypoint, Control Measure or Target and click on the left side button. If you click on the right one it will show details, the left one sets it as your desired ACQ. Also, on the Wepons page, if you click the ACQ option, it will open the same page and you can choose your ACQ point from there.
  9. I have an old Logitech Rudder Pedals and also, after 6 miliion screws and lots of elbow grease later, they work fine. My curve for rudder pedal is 25, with 90 Y Saturation. Yes, I lose the 100% travel on the rudder, but who needs it: if you are using 100% pedal on a helicopter you are doing it wrong. Also, 90 Y Saturation gives me a better resolution, so it is not that twitchy. And, most importantly, the SCAS system works for you, although it seems the opposite. If you press RCrtl+Enter twice you'll see the controls indicator on the left, and the SCAS channels on the upper right. Although its initials are in russian, pay attention to the "H" channel, the vertical one. It shows the amount of input the SCAS system is inserting on the system. I don't know if you have experience on other choppers in DCS, but normally, for instance a hover, you need to input X to turn right and then take out the same amount X to stop rotation where you want the nose to be pointing at. But with the SCAS system on the Apache, if you, for instance, want to turn right, you input X amount of right pedal and the need to take out Y amount of rudder, being Y less than X. And why does that happen? Because the SCAS system is trying to compensate for the movement to the right you are doing, by inputing some left pedal in. Yes, it is fighting your inputs. But, if you starting doing what I said, input X and take out Y, you will see that once you remove pedal input the SCAS system will stop and maintain heading exactly where you want it to be. I believe it is not the right way things should work, the right thing is to press trim, then the SCAS would disengage, you would point wherever you want and then release trim so the SCAS system would maintain the desired heading. However, as it is already known, if you press the trim button and try to change attitude, the system turns off and you have an uncontrollable bird on your hand. So, the best thing that is working for me, on the yaw channel, is to input a certain amount and take out that input by a lesser amount. And tap trim, move, tap trim, move, tap trim, move... Ans regarding curves, maybe this helps:
  10. Interesting point. I will test it out. Enviado de meu SM-A127M usando o Tapatalk
  11. It is exactly what it is doing: working against you. The Stability systems function is to react against anything that makes the helo get out of its last state. It includes the pilot. AND, in DCS the system being what it is, yes, the system will fight you, because we move and tap the trim . It is a shame that once we press the trim, the SCAS channels say good bye and leave you with a less stable aircraft. I hope they solve this issue one day, on the KA-50 it works as intended.
  12. Not even taping it? Because one thing I've learned the hard way is to NOT use the force trim as a real pilot would. It only works on the Ka-50. Press it, move where you want, and then release. For all others, including the Uh-60 mod, if you press the trim, you loose control. What I, and many others do, is to me the controls where I want, and then tap it? Then the control will move there and stay there. And, yes, I also believe there is something strange with the FCS, mainly at low speed with the yaw channel. Too sensitive. Enviado de meu SM-A127M usando o Tapatalk
  13. Well, have you tried what Rifter said on his post? I'm doing what he said and it has been working. It works fine for higher speed and for hover IF I don't have to input rudder. What I'm doing now is to command the chopper and what to see what it will do. THE SCAS system will kick in and stabilize the chopper. You don't need to be putting in and taking out as we do in the Huey. And if you do that, you have to make sure that the amount you take out is less than what you've put in, because the SCAS system will do most of the work for you. And you must wait for the chopper to stabilize on its own. The only situation That I see myself reacting quickly on the controls is when using pedals for hover. But, again, make sure that the amount of pedal you take out is less than what you put in. Works like this: If I'm in a hover, and I want to turn right, I will slowly press pedal right. What I would normally expect to do then, is to take out the amount I've just put in, but that is not needed. What I need to do to stop the rotation is to then take out a smaller amount of left rudder, because the SCAS is already trying to stabilzia the helicopter and it will do at least half of the work for you. Try and use the CRTL+Enter controls indicator twice. On the up right corner a schematic will appear showing how the SCAS is working. Its initials are in Russian, but with time you get used to it. You'll see that sometimes you won't be inputting any anti-torque pedal and the "H" indicator (vertical line) will be to one side or another, indicating that the SCAS is working and compensating. Also, the green lines on the left control indicator show what the SCAS is doing. All in all, I hope it helps you to tame this beast. We have to unlearn what we do in the Huey and learn how to work with the SCAS for our benefit. And, maybe this helps as well:
  14. It is something that bugs me as well. Everytime I try to mimic real life behavior, be in the Apache, the KA-50, the UH-60 (mod), it seems that SCAS is turned off and I lose control. I don't believe the real helicopters are like that, because the pilot needs to press the trim button, adjust the position they want,and let the trim go. It never works for me. The controls seem to get VERY loose, the helicopters get all over the place, mainly in landings or take offs. So, what I do is I change the position of the controls to where I want them to be and then tap the trim. It is not reallistic, but it is what works. It works for the Apache, the UH-60, the Huey, the Hind and the Gazelle. Sometimes it doesn't work for the KA-50, sometimes that one needs to trim to be pressed for some seconds to lock in the position I want. But I usually don't press the trim button to move the controls, only tap it.
  15. It makes sense. I hope it is what you said. I tried the gun with the TADS as CPG after the hotfix, and...even when lasing the target it stills send the bullets to the right and long of the target.
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