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  1. What I found on the internet about it: it's a cockpit programmable delay fuse and is supposed to be used penetrate the forrest canopy of wooded areas. I.e. the fuse detects hitting branches, but delays the action for some ms in order to get rocked closer to the ground. There is also an other option that is supposed to delay the action after penetrating light cover, i.e. (wooden) roofs of dug out shelters.
  2. Exactly. Boresighting corelates the position, where the aircraft thinks the helmet is with the actual position of the helmet inside the cockpit. TIR recentering only changes the position of your virtual head inside the cockpit. Makes no difference, if you just move your virtual head around or let TIR do it.
  3. To me it seems that Pilot George has difficulties, if the Attitude Hold is enabled. He is unable to completely overcome the SCAS (nor does he disable ATT Hold). If I ensure that ATT Hold is disabled before switching to the CPG seat, Geore is doing well.
  4. Are you installing just the F-16 module? What does the progress indicator say about the download size. And what is your download speed?
  5. That's a separate screen between the two cockpits, afaik. Depending on the angle you look at it, it's reflecting some light, it seems. I've noticed it myself as well, but with the explanation above, I had shrugged it off as "realism". ^^
  6. Yes, but other manufacturers found better solutions to similar problems. I mean, I get it, I am biased as I am more used to other interface concepts. And surely many design decisions were implemented with a sound reasoning behind it. But still, it's just the (accumulation) of little things that seem to make things unneccessarily difficult for the users at times ...
  7. Maybe I am missing something here, but what about not pulling too much collective to not give Betty anything to complain about ...?
  8. Thinking about it, my suggestion might not work for every hat switch. For example, if a function has a long-press and short-press action behind it, just stepping through all functions will not be really viable. But I am not sure, if such hats actually exist - maybe FCR Mode?
  9. There are several multi-position switches/hats. I.e. on the TEDAC: LHG FCR Mode, TADS FOV, LHG WAS, RHG FCR Scan Size and many more: Mapping all those to existing joystick hats can be quite difficult because of the sheer number of hats/buttons required. Suggestion: implement alternate bindings for these hat switches that just step-through the individual functions in a sensible order. For example, add a binding "LHG FCR Mode Step-Trough" which perform the next function at each activation (1. ATM, 2. GTM, 3. RMAP, 4. TPM, 5. go back to 1). Or "LHG TADS FOV Step-Through" steps through 1. Wide, 2. Medium, 3. Narrow, 4. Zoom
  10. Depressing the Symbology Select Switch displays the FLT page on the left MPD. This is working ok. But if the FLT page is already displayed on the right MPD, the contents of both MPDs are supposed to be swapped. I.e. left MPD displays FLT and right MPD displays what was previously displayed on the left MPD. This does not work - the right MPD keeps showing the FLT page as well.
  11. UX Design - User Interface Design. Can Boeing even ...? If I was to buy a new, would I consider Boeing as manufacturer/brand? NO. To me it seems apparent, that they can't design a proper user interface. My car would probably have nice cruise control ... but no accelerator pedal. You set the desired speed in a submenu of the board computer. The windshield wiper could only activated by the co-pil... from the passenger seat and navigation system would overlay 5 symbols of when/where/why to steer to. It would not provide a simple arrow, pointing into the right direction, but would provide just a steering cues that are unrelated to the actual orientation or direction of the car. *sigh* FA-18 - User Interface 6.5/10 AH-64 - User Interface: 5/10 F-16 - User Interface: 8.5/10 A-10 User Interface: 8/10 ... sorry, just had to let go of some steam ... ^^ (note: not complaining about what ED did - AWESOME job on those aircraft! But Boeing needs to hire some UX experts ...)
  12. You have to utilize your biological LMC / Linear Motion Control (i.e. your neck).
  13. Yeah, but what's the point in doing that?
  14. The CMWS panel is a later addition to the aircraft, probably using a standard component. They probably had to tie in the audio into an existing channel - but then having two volume knobs for the same audio channel would make no sense. So they did not use the one on the panel. But if you find this already weired, then you must have never flown the FA-18 or even the Harrier ...
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