Chaff/Flares dispensing automatically when CMDS system set to Semi or Manual
I’ve just noticed this recently. Not sure why this is happening, but chaff and flare will dispense automatically even if I have setting on Man or Semi. I heard BB stating “Chaff/Flare” then all hell breaks loose as the chaff and flare start. I understand that in Semi, BB will let me know that I should consider dispensing chaff/flare when I hear the call, but it shouldn’t do it automatically in Semi and I am sure not at all in Man.
I thought maybe I was had programmed a throttle button, other than the Slap Switch button, to dispense but there is only one button programmed.
In Semi, when you press the CMS aft you are giving consent for the system to dispense. When you press CMS right, you are taking away consent to dispense.
In Man, I confess I dont use it, but if I recall correctly you just get what you ask for. So CMS forwards will run the selected program, CMS left program 6, etc.
You will only get the COUNTER voice message if it is enabled in your DTC (as REQCTR). If you hear the CHAFF/FLARE voice message, that is an indication OBCM is being dispensed.
…. In Man, I confess I dont use it, but if I recall correctly you just get what you ask for. So CMS forwards will run the selected program, CMS left program 6, etc. …
Yes. And in Man CMS aft enables the jammer, CMS right disables it.
Thanks. I understand that but my issues is that the chaff and flare are being dispensed without any consent on my part, i.e. I’m not pushing any consent button on my hotas setup.
So, I am not sure why this is happening now, as it only started a few days ago. I check the controller setup in bms and didn’t find anything and ran the bms config program but didn’t find anything there.