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Magnetic Variation and Bullseye Calls


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Are bullseye calls accurate? Is bullseye data displayed on the TAD accurate? This is from a thread in the A-10 general forum that wasn't definitively answered:

 

A question about bullseye calls for ground targets.

 

In a previous patch ( I believe it was 1.1.1.1) there was a user mod that fixed problems that apparently resulted from magnetic variation not being incorporated into bullseye calls -- as a recall "SPEED" was responsible for this. This worked beautifully until the game was patched to DCS world 1.2.0 and since then the fix hasn't worked. So my question is - does this remain an unresolved issue, or am I improperly setting up the CDU (i.e. is there a place to take magnetic variation into account) to accurately calculate bullseye offset calls from an AFAC or AWACS?

 

If anyone would be willing to weigh in on this I'd appreciate it.

I used to find these calls incredibly useful for finding threats, but for now they are only noise.

 

Any help or insight would be appreciated.

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I noticed the same problem! I place enemy units at bulls 74 for 35 at a mission waypoint. Friendly AI calls them correctly at bulls 74 for 35, but when I hook the waypoint, it shows in my TAD as bulls 68 for 35. Off by several miles.


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I'll articulate this again, hopefully with more clarity: Bullseye data in the TAD does not correspond with heading data from the mission editor or the in-game bullseye calls from AI controlled aircraft (I've tested with AI Predator and helicopters). This seems to be a problem related to magnetic variation. Is there a fix available?

 

If this isn't the correct sub-forum for this question, please advise. Thank you.

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  • 2 months later...

http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=1659425#post1659425

 

Maybe we can request that true north be used instead of the map x-axis for radio calls, but the developer in charge of that area of the code is quite busy.

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