Btw has anybody tested AAR with the Typhoon and can report back whether the position basket/probe is correct? Ideally with screenshots if the position doesn’t fit. If so I’ll put it on my to do list.
General remarks, the FM is OFM, not AFM, as I first want to get it right and reasonably close.
I have addressed a number of topics on the fly, such as implementing the emergency arrestor hook (would need some testing apart from the visual implementation).
Weight and fuel loads are accurate now.
Gun location is fixed, matching the new 3D Model.
Chaff/flare dispenser quantity, position and loadout are correct. Two chaff dispenser at ITSPL position and two flare dispensers on inboard flaperon actuator fairings.
Air intake vary cowl movement is now implemented, animation behaviour has been implemented, but needs some validation testing.
General control surface movements and behaviour have been adjusted (airbrake, nozzles, slats, flaperons, roll coupling of foreplanes and “landing flaps” removed).
The general limiter values have been adjusted as part of the overall FM.
As long as no dedicated models of Typhoon racks and pylons are implemented I have assigned those available in the DB and created appropriate rack entries and groups. There are subsequently ITSPL, DMMEL, ALDERU, AHDERU, TEU, MFRL and Brimstone tripple launcher available. MFRL and Brimstone launcher are attached to ALDERU. Due to the lack of a proper 1000 l SFT model the TEU is a separate pylon but goes of with the tank if jettisoned. AAM jettison from FSU doesn’t work yet though and I’m not sure whether the it will be possible to only get the wing pylons and centreline station shown on the SMS page. To be done are dedicated rack entries in the DB to provide tailored weight and drag data for these. Hence no FM testing with stores yet.
Weapon loadouts have been matched with P2Eb and P3Ea standard A/C as operated by GAF and RAF respectively.
I have also adjusted the avionic options to best match the Typhoon within the given constraints. Feedback on that would be welcome as well. This also includes radar data and autopilot envelope.
In the future it’s ofcourse desirable to get everything included in the stock BMS release to permanently improve the simulation of the A/C. I have made an initial package available, we’ll see whether it will find its way into the next update.
Medium to long term a 3D cockpit would certainly be the most valueable addition though. But that needs someone with the will, time, the experience and skills.