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  1. Still loving the Mossie but it's been a while since I've heard any updates on the remaining features left on the to do list before the old girl leaves EA, so I thought I'd post a new thread and see if we can get an official update on how things are going. In the newsletters early last year before the Mosquito released it said there would be :- The historical accurate navigation system for WWII aircraft (is this the DF feature on the radio?) Controllable AI navigator and radio operator Any word on how these features are coming along or even if they are still planned? Also is it still planned to have a flare pistol in the cockpit roof which I believe was also planned, and an operational escape hatch also on the cockpit roof? Great to see she is still getting regular additions and bug fixes slotted into recent updates, but a quick update on the remaining items would be appreciated.
  2. I have the exact same issue after todays hotfix but only on certain missions. The repeatable one is Instant Action > Syria > Cold Start. This mission was working fine before today's hotfix. I can't upload a track file here as it's just over the 5MB limit. If I create a quick mission with no assets the engines start ok and issue is not present. Eng-Issue.trk
  3. Adding my thanks here to the SME team on this module too. They are not only a wealth of information and a walking encyclopaedia on the Apache but also a great bunch of guy's and very approachable. A big thank you to all the folks on the SME team, both for your service IRL and your service to the community here....THANKS GUY'S.
  4. As the title say's it would be great to be able to utilise a 3 position switch, for example the LASTE switch on the Warthog throttle, to bind the NVS Mode 3 position switch OFF, NORM and FIXED positions to. Probably possible now by messing with .lua files but it would be much better if it was a standard thing included with the vanilla bindings for the Apache.
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    @DD_FenrirNow this sounds promising. Looking forward to updates as and when, keep us posted.
  6. I managed to get this working great, what I did was assign the wheel brake axis to one of my pedals, then went into axis tune and turned the slider option on and set the y-saturation to 40 and invert the pedal so it's off when the pedal is not depressed. It works great. I get 40lbs on the brake gauge with maximum pedal depression. Gone are the days of going from 0% to 100% brake instantly and vigorously tapping the lever on my stick to get the brakes to work. Going back to Bozon's (OP) question above, I haven't noticed anything unusual in the handling post update. Found a few fixes implemented that weren't on the changelog but otherwise no handling/taxi issues my end. She handled just great tonight on a MP server. Those rockets are great!!!.
  7. Wednesday 22nd December is my guess.
  8. I don't have a fancy headset or a 3090, Oculus S and a 1080Ti here, but the VR cockpit in the Mossie is just stunning. It feels cramped and I find looking at stuff in it like the fuel gauges or using the gunsight, you just do what you would do in the real aircraft....lean over a bit, duck down or turn around in your seat. It feels great and looks amazing, the best VR cockpit of all the warbirds by far and the most immersive in my opinion. If I had to rate it, I'd give it a clear 10/10.
  9. + 100 on this comment. The new sounds are fantastic, along with all the other little additions I've found on top of the listed change log stuff the Mosquito is really coming along nicely. She's now topped the Spitfire for my all time favorite.
  10. Glad you nailed it Basco. I also find with just slightly less than 2 ticks down elevator trim and no flaps, if I don't touch the stick at all the tail comes up when she's ready to fly then slight back pressure on the stick and airborne. Wheels up and trim to keep level and let the speed build, taking out the rudder trim as speed increases to keep the slip gauge right in the middle.
  11. Basco, don't give up on her! Jump onto the Aerobatics Online server and sit in my nav seat. I'm definitely no expert but I would be happy to give you some pointers. Then swap and I'll jump into the nav and you have a go. Let me know when is good for you if you would like to give it a whirl. But don't give up on the Mossie. Once you get it she's the pick of the bunch!.
  12. Same here. Wouldn't know how to do an auto start!. Being a pilot, ground crew or having anything to do with aircraft really is a job where having OCD is actually a great advantage!. DCS also helps out too with the old OCD!.
  13. @Lurker Agree 100% on all your points.
  14. Yeah, I see that. But why pressure refuel these tanks and not open line them?
  15. Interesting, I didn't know this. So what was the reason for pressure refuelling the inner tanks only? and why were the other tanks not refuelled in this way? All the warbirds I ever refuelled at station air shows were open line. One occasion I was refuelling a Grumman Avenger and it air locked and spat fuel out of the tank filler point all over the wing, it even ran down into the cockpit floor! The pilot didn't bat an eyelid, he just said "ach don't worry about that, does it all the time! it'll soon evaporate" and it did. AVGAS is stinky volatile stuff.
  16. All WW2 aircraft were open line refuel (as opposed to the pressure refuel system used on modern jets) which is basically like refuelling your car. You take the fuel cap off, use a nozzle similar to what you get in a fuel station but bigger, and fill up the tank until it's full. Replace the cap and go to the next tank. There was a sequence to do it in. I was always taught (Ex RAF) to refuel open line tanks from the centre out, and I did this countless times on all sorts of aircraft, so my logic says the centre tanks should be filled first followed by the inner wing tanks, then the outer wing tanks and lastly the externals if they are fitted. By not filling the centre tank but the inner wing tanks first that may be another bug, but I'm not 100% sure. Also IRL if the tanks were at different heights within the fuselage with the centre tanks slightly below the inner wing tanks, if you filled the inner wing tanks and not the centre tanks then the fuel would run down into the centre tanks anyway due to gravity or at least self level after a period of time. I would guess that's why the long range tank that fits into the bomb bay was fitted with a booster pump, as when it was fitted it was below all the other tanks in the system. I could try but it would be a rather large track file. I tried to post tracks here on the forums before and with the limit of 5MB it's been an issue in the past. Still I'll give it a go later and see what happens.
  17. @Helles Belle you're understanding of the fuel system is bang on from what I read in your post. Talking of the external fuel transfer I've been doing a bit of testing with it. I jumped onto a server in a Mossie with 100% fuel. I defueled the aircraft to 76% on the fuel slider in the ground crew options, see NOTE below before doing this!!, which empties the outer tanks. If you switch on the main battery switch you can see this happening on the outer tank gauges. I then fitted 50 GAL drop tanks to the aircraft and went flying. Once in the air, with mains selected (as the outers are empty from the defuel), I opened the transfer valve. The fuel transfers into the outers ok, takes a while, but what I found is I can only get 30 GAL into the outer tanks as seen on the gauges. I thought the tanks hold 50 GAL which should almost fill the outer tanks (58 GAL capacity) on each side. Similar thing happened with the 100 GAL tanks. Can anyone else confirm this or am I missing something? (other than the missing fuel! lol). NOTE :- if you defuel a full aircraft to under 76% I found it tries to take some fuel out the main tanks and there currently seems to be a bug where the fuel sound loops, the fuel never comes out the mains and you're basically stuck in a dead aircraft as the ground crew won't prime the engines for engine start while they are busy with the defuel which is stuck in the never ending loop! only thing to do is abandon it and jump into another aircraft. So if you defuel a full (100%) aircraft DON'T go past 76% on the fuel slider, this will effectively empty the outer tanks only.
  18. This is my best guess too. If I had to pick dates I'd say 22nd or 29th December, barring any last minute hitches that may arise. Looking at the to do list Wags posted in the Mini-Updates thread on the 25th Sept ED still have an awful lot of work to do between now and then.
  19. I tried that and couldn't get them to drop, even though on the bomb panel it says bomb/wing tanks next to the switches. Then I found the secret!... Look on the left side of the cockpit just up from the throttle quadrant, there's a push button with a cross hatched pattern on the protective cover, it's not yellow and black as per modern aircraft, I think it's grey and black but anyway it's cross hatched, it's quite tucked away up there but once you've found it you won't forget it!. Lift the cover and push the button and off they come!.
  20. You're absolutely correct. However there is a work around to currently have the standard vanilla trim, and also have a slow "fine" adjustment at the same time. I have now done this and have both bound to different hotas switches and it works. The drawback is, yes you will have to modify the .lua file after every update, but once you have the two lines of code saved somewhere convenient it takes just a few seconds to copy and paste them into the file to modify the .lua and once in sim go to your control bindings and re-set the bindings for the "fine" trim you just added in the .lua file. For now unless ED implement this as standard this is all we have. But it works and works well, and to me it's a minor inconvenience to update the .lua file in comparison to fighting the trim all the time whilst flying. If you haven't seen the post here is a link to it. The post you want with the two extra lines of code to add the extra "fine" trim bindings is on the 5th post down. Hope this helps.
  21. Where was this photo taken Krupi? The hangar looks like Duxford?
  22. Agree, if it's not in the real A/C then we shouldn't get it either. If it is a function of the pod itself then what we have ATM may not support it, but the Sniper XR pod we get further down the line may have this feature, I'm really not sure. As long as ED stick with authenticity then I'm ok with that.
  23. What about the IRL aircraft, did that have an auto lase feature?
  24. You're absolutely right! however the thread title is quote "Max Speeds Achieved and Settings Used"....absolutely nothing there about what the flight regime has to be at the time. So I thought I would add a bit of fun to the thread and report what I had seen in a dive....you know FUN, remember that?!
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