Watching where your bombs actually hit is useful when trying to figure out burst altitudes, rippling, etc. It’s what I do in the training TEs I’ve setup for myself.
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RE: Flashing Camera in Weapon view for all Bombs in BMS 4.33
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RE: CZ wouldn't Z?
This happens to me and I think I notice it most when I have something locked in the TGP then I mask the target or get the problem (I think it’s IR) cue.
To solve I have to get that IR cue to go away and then TMS Dn.
FCR could be similar, I should test this and make sure I understand what is going on but real busy in RL for the moment.
RE: AWACS/COMMS Discussion – What Would You Have Changed?
2) Expeditious tower take-off clearances. If you’re #1 to take-off, but you’ve arrived at the threshold 5 minutes early, tower will clear you to taxi into position and hold (should be “line up and wait”, but I know that’s a lack of audio frag issue) and just keep you on the runway for 5 minutes.
I’m in favor of all the points made in your post. Just wanted to add, and you probably already know this, but after you line up and wait you can report ready for departure again and you’ll get immediate clearance.
RE: Mission planning - assigning actions to a package.
I can’t tell you what “Unknown” is for because then it would be “Known”.
Your commando is here:
To find them double-cross them. To send them, use “the chopper” especially for extractions.
Sorry I couldn’t resist. If I had the correct answers I would have provided them for you, but I only had my juvenile thoughts to guide me here.
RE: LGB's SHOULD be SO easy!
The reason that this isn’t the case with Paveway IIIs is that they have a brain that thinks more like a human pilot trying to make an engine out landing. It’s wanting to keep its options open for as long as it possibly can and so the fin movement commanded by the guidance unit is much more subtle and skewed towards landing long.
RE: LGB's SHOULD be SO easy!
It’s in the thread above, and I don’t understand it 100% that’s for sure, but I’ll take a layman’s stab at it.
So when you lase what happens is the bomb guidance unit detects the termination point of the laser and the fins snap to attention and try to align to the target indicated.
I believe bomb fins are set at maximum glide when they are loaded on the pylon and your fire control computer expects that to be the case upon release. So, when you lase early and cause the fins to snap to a different position that would introduces additional drag into the equation. Just like if you pitch up in a plane. When you pitch down in a plane you do gain speed, but there’s an optimum glide slope so if you pitch too far down, and you have no engine thrust, you have just reduced the maximum range you can glide.
Also, I suspect that in RL, when lasing, the bomb tries to fly a flattened curve to the target. So, once again if you trade-in altitude for a line-of-sight flight path and the line of sight flight path is below the optimum glide path, well you never get that altitude back for your bomb, so it’s range would be gimped there as well.
Additionally, keep in mind the fire control computer had no way of knowing that you were going to manually lase early, so it can’t account for that. I’m guessing in RL you want to drop well within the staple if you plan on manually lasing all the way down.
But honestly, I don’t know for sure about any of what happens in real life. I only know what happened in my testing of the sim. So going back through the thread will probably be more enlightening than listening to me.
RE: LGB's SHOULD be SO easy!
That explains your success, you weren’t following the tutorial or what folks with real world experience suggest. When you do what the manual says for Paveway IIs with a GBU-24 at altitude – you miss. Well, unless you happen to manually lase early enough but the manual doesn’t say when or why you should IIRC.
Anyway, again according to RL experience reported here in the forums, you lase Paveway IIIs all the way down _if you don’t you risk missing long. IRL you don’t do that with Paveway IIs because if you do that with P2s land short.
The sim is different than RL. At present if you lase P2s all the way down (or for too long from too high an altitude) they still hit – so Mav-JP was planning on fixing that – or at least improving it – at some point. And with Paveway IIIs the manual – according to Red Dog – is going to be expanded to make it a bit more clear as how to employ those. Also, I think Mav-JP is going to double-check on Paveway III ballistics and guidance (not 100% sure on that). Basically, that’s the status of things I believe._
RE: LGB's SHOULD be SO easy!
That’s interesting because the process is the same in BMS for all the Paveway series, at least that’s how I’ve deployed them and had no issues. No need to have two diff. missions for two diff. types as they all fall and lase the same BMS speaking of course not real life. (I’m speaking just from experimentally using all the Paveway series.)
I wonder if BMS models penetration then the boom? Something I’ve never tried before.
If you would be so kind, could you run a test mission with GBU-24s? Your own TE, campaign, multiplayer, whatever you prefer. Bomb from Angels 30. Lase for 10 seconds. And then let us know the results? I suspect you might have been lasing from a lower altitude. But if my testing doesn’t align with yours, that’s something that we should bring to the attention of Mav-JP who I think is working on this issue.
RE: Frustratingly frequent CTD when completing missions
Many times when flying missions upon landing and exiting 3D, the game crashes to desktop with no points or evaluation saved, just a black screen and then desktop, but the debrief file has record of flight. So, many good flights go without any reward or progression of the campaign. I would like to submit the crash file but have been unable to locate where necessary evidence to submit might be. Are you guys looking for the Event viewer log of the crash? or is there somewhere else I need to submit from? thanks!
Just in case- here is the event viewer log:
I am running 4.34 version 5.0 with windows 10 and a Ryzen 3900x/rx580
Faulting application name: Falcon BMS.exe, version: 4.21393.0.0, time stamp: 0x5e943815
Faulting module name: Falcon BMS.exe, version: 4.21393.0.0, time stamp: 0x5e943815
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000000efafb
Faulting process id: 0x30e4
Faulting application start time: 0x01d61f07a99fd574
Faulting application path: C:\Falcon BMS 4.34\Bin\x64\Falcon BMS.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Falcon BMS 4.34\Bin\x64\Falcon BMS.exe
Report Id: 12dfefa1-e3e1-4c97-9408-01e9f58adfec
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
When going from one video mode to another I always suspect it involves the video card. So, my layman’s attempt to fix something like that would be to try a different video driver (newest to oldest for your card) and I’d even consider trying a different video card (as a test if nothing else).
RE: Dcs World Viper and Falcon BMS
Read the manuals, fly the sims, do your research - many of the answers you seek will be found this way letting make up your own mind which gives you the better experience. Sitting being spoon-fed everything will ultimately mean you get no satisfaction from either BMS or DCS. Then, IF will not be required any longer.
Or ask around and save yourself some money. No reason to buy DCS at this point given the OPs criteria. Besides no harm in asking and getting a chit chat going. Look how many people got in here and read and presumably enjoyed this thread – I know I did. None of which would’ve happened had the OP not asked the original question. It sparked Dee-Jay’s and other informative posts. I get it that there’s a lot to be said about the journey of simming in studying and testing it yourself etc. But there’s also a lot to be said for getting hands-on instruction and verbal information from a flight instructor, veteran pilot, and-or aerospace engineer and some may enjoy that method of discovery more than taking engineering courses.
RE: (new feature?) Aircraft in-flight problems… Avionics Shut down, losing HYD-Pr, etc.
I fly F-15E as my favorite and I am not having the problems you describe. The main one I have is that the autopilot only works part of the time. I don’t know maybe I get 10 minutes out of it, or I’m doing something that causes it to fall asleep.