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Everything posted by agrasyuk

  1. Actual thermal sight. Not quite sure why hot=black in this photo, I worked the other way around 90% of time. Photo of bad photo so the quality is poop, sorry. The thermal device probably has <profanity>ty resolution by today's standard . Looking through that sight targets looked like a blob with very vague shape, finer detail was non existent. but sufficient contrast (which means temperature difference) was ALWAYS there. Fun fact that occurred to me only after I posted this: the exact area that the thermal sight depicts is actually existing in one of our DCS maps
  2. because dissimilar materials store different amount of head and soak/radiate that heat at different rates. environment temp is always fluctuating enough through the day, vehicles that weren't started on that day will still soak heat from sitting under the sun (even if overcast/rain) to be PERFECTLY visible in FLIR . weather changes the rates of heat storage/radiation but sufficient difference in temps is ALWAYS there. Bonus info: 3-5AM timeframe can have a very interesting phenomena of polarity reversal - objects loose heat enough to be colder then background (terrain/building) but at any point they will still be visible because there is nothing that is completely uniform. Under the spoiler is a picture of a still smiling dude who didn't yet realize what ride he is in for . between the two deployments I have about 8 month worth of time in that office. some are overnight ambushes, 12 hours staring at the darn screen, dusk to dawn. and few occasions few ambushes that got extended to several days. when you bored out of your mind you will find you start paying attention to things you never imagined you would. I would rate myself VERY proficient with that thermal sight, I have the picture seared into my brain as well as the cracking sound of the system when it gets cooled to -40C. the device is early/mid 90's tech, has x2.5/x8 magnification (with a funny "digital" zoom mode) and nowhere near the resolution our TGP in DCS has. I've been here long enough to realize DCS has it's issues and there are lot's of annoying bugs in A-10 still, I learned to live with it. you will not find many posts of me complaining on this board. but this one is seriously annoys me in a way I can't quite describe. so you might find me bitching and moaning about this DISGUSTINGLY wrong implementation in every thread I come across.
  3. IMO TGP thermal sight is completely broken - period. I had a situation today with T tank perfectly visible in CCD (daylight) but same shade of gray in IR view. this simply cannot happen. Ever. spent very serious amount of time looking through old gen thermal gunsight of M60 Patton. There is no temperature difference at which vehicle (or any dissimilar materials for that matter) starts to blend in like this. idle or running, any time of day, summer or winter. never.
  4. If we are talking coils, any coils, then you absolutely need something (BJT, Darlington or FET) to switch them on and off. I would not drive even a single coil from Arduino output.
  5. I'd say you were given the "I don't want to mess with this strange one off project" price. I'd say 300-400$ should be reasonable for this kind of job. If you are near Chicago I can give you a contact
  6. if we talking strictly input then I would suggest taking a look at "Community Keybinds". this allows to set an action to be triggered when the switch is set to off (returned to center position) organically without any middleware.
  7. It sounds like the issue was within the code.
  8. Did you manage to get the master caution sketch to work? It sounds like you didn't install the BIOS properly. What is "virtual cockpit".l? If this is the old Hub version of the BIOS I'd say start from scratch and install the flightpanels fork: https://github.com/DCSFlightpanels/dcs-bios and follow their guide: https://github.com/DCSFlightpanels/dcs-bios/blob/master/Scripts/DCS-BIOS/doc/userguide.adoc
  9. Yey I'm hoping for all 3 radios on single page.
  10. updated fine over here. maybe try uninstall and reinstall ?
  11. Well there is a way to sort off offload - load mission on a dedicated server running on a separate machine. connect to it via LAN . This way your simulator machine focuses on flying your plane while the server calculates the combat environment, unit orders triggers, etc. If the mission is complex enough there will be less performance loss vs running it in single player on same machine. For simple missions it's a wash. 8th gen i7 with 16gb (running headless) seems to do a very good job being my dedicated server.
  12. Hey Les, Yes you can use second PC , run an instance of Helios on it and connect to main PC. However if you want to display view ports on it ( ie the MFD) it gets a bit more complicated. The view port has to be rendered on main PC regardless, be it on visible screen area or rendered on the side. Then this pre-rendered picture needs to be streamed to the target PC somehow. In any case I don't see this to have any measurable impact on overall performance. Good luck!
  13. Did you notice a significant impact on performance with this solution?
  14. great software , thank you. I made a tablet into a kneeboard and your app adds quite a bit of functionality to my setup. for A-10, do you have plans to add the rest of the radio stack (including encryption)? TACAN / ILS ? that would be simply great! could you add feature that disables a specific panels (i.e. if I have physical UFC and don't need that)?
  15. I think your issue might have been that you assigned the instrument monitor to Nvidia surround as well. my setup below. Both of the projectors are merged into single monitor with Nvidia surround and curved with FE. Instrument monitor is a standalone. I created two profiles. Flat for desktop and a "3d" where the two separate viewports are merged to form surround picture.
  16. Did you check that your OLED is properly configured in your sketch? Can you display a hardcoded test text? I would test the screen is working before trying to troubleshoot DCS connectivity
  17. Looks like 5" from Alibaba (not AliExpress). I would expect it to present itself to windows with a proper resolution. Warranty claim perhaps ?
  18. K40 with its 30W tube will cut and engrave acrylic just fine. I started with that machine and it made a good amount of usable parts. do plan to spend some material on learning. I am not sure however how the current versions of this machine are equipped from the factory. 10 years back I had to replace the controller on my right out of the box
  19. I'd say a larger screen is the way to go even if it costs some FPS. I have 49" ultrawide (basically pair of 27" 1440P screens combined) on my desktop workstation. 3070 should be able to pull it off reasonably well.
  20. I'm building ARC164 for the UHF, and a fantasy ARC210 for AM, FM and ILS. if we are lucky and that radio get's added to the sim I will reconsider. ARC210 is really pretty device. I'd say definitely build one. I'm building a pair of those, although my attention right now is elsewhere.
  21. Helios causes no FPS hit that I can measure. It's the increase in screen area that does require more pixels to be calculated.
  22. Wow. Now that is entirely next level of building. Looking forward to more progress
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