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  1. Looks like the salt is already flowing before the Viper finally gets its FM update. DCS is a sim. We don't care about balance.
  2. Exactly. I've done some long distance flying. Correctly trimming an aircraft makes it mostly hands free if the weather is good.
  3. There is no need to defend here. We're simply pointing out that the default trim setting is impossible to return to once you adjust roll trim.
  4. Roll trim not returning to center seems to be a thing for every jet in the game.
  5. No abnormal issues with my msffb2. My subjective impression is that the Viper is pretty mushy to fly in DCS. Maybe that's what you're noticing. I've tried other sticks without any difference in the handling.
  6. Do we have any videos of t-day flying the dcs F16 and discussing it? I'd love to see him, mover, and other rl pilots discuss the current model together.
  7. Starting at 500 knots, at sea level with 6000lbs of gas, I can definitely reproduce the "arcing" described by mover in the video. The F-16 will hold 9g and start accelerating (g effects turned off because you can't hold 9g long before blackout). Below that it wasn't possible until more fuel burned off. As fuel burns the minimum speed to hold 9g decreases to about 480 knots when you hear "bingo."
  8. According to Gonky the Hornet should aim for a one circle fight against the F-16 or Mig-29, i.e. not a rate fight. It's worth noting that they also observed the F-16 to be too fast at low altitude, with mover saying he overspeeded the jet. These are just my observations of the videos and not a criticism of DCS. Of course the simulation will never be exactly like the real thing, but we also hope for a certain level of verisimilitude so that the expectations of real life pilots agree with the most salient behaviors seen in the simulation.
  9. I've done a lot of DCS BFM in both. If the F-16 pilot is very, very good it can hold an equal rate with the Hornet (and an average pilot). Short of that scenario, the Hornet wins the rate fight, no paddle switch needed.
  10. The only solution for this is to enable labels, at least the dot-labels. A lot of servers are fanatical about no labels whatsoever, but tracking aircraft is already hard enough in 2d, for VR users it is a huge disadvantage.
  11. Need more context. Maybe I'm dumb, sorry
  12. Wait, what does the F-22 Raptor have to do with the F-14? I am confused. Je lis francais, and what follows secures this article as frog bombast: Mauvais joueurs les Anglo-saxon ? On en a maintenant l’habitude. Just as bad as american bombast. French aircraft are awesome but I'm not sure what is gained by trashing our allies. Fwiw, I've known quite a few USAF personnel, and I've never heard them bad mouth the Armée de l'Air or its aircraft.
  13. There is no way the F-14 is a better dogfighter than the Mirage 2000 in DCS. The F-14 might outrate the Mirage at 320 knots, but there is a lot more to it than that. The Mirage can pull so much alpha it's not even funny, and I guess delta wings are famous for that. Back before the F-14 had its flaps made mortal it was a serious threat in BFM. Maybe that's what people are referring to. As for the Fishbed, I've shot down F-15 pilots online with it, with guns, but they were clueless. I'm sure a Cessna could kill an F-22 under the right circumstances.
  14. Too many variables there to give a coherent answer. I can show you this pic though. Both aircraft confirmed to have 1.2 degrees aoa when shooting, both with altitude hold. It looks like the F-18 upward cant is as much as 5 degrees after subtracting aoa.
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