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DCS Series Flight Sims / Re: Need: Entering Coord Jdams targets help
« on: April 21, 2019, 06:31:24 pm »
Go to F10 map
Hit Left Alt Y to change default coordinate format to UTM coordinates
Get the UTM coordinates of the target
Plug it into this website

http://www.legallandconverter.com/p50.html?fbclid=IwAR1wLTUbyVxv0nsoxJBWMp3Wqyg9MyCnkmKmpdfHKfIH_WAT65bv5Br_6Dk

That will give you coordinates in Lat Long in Deg Min Sec where the seconds has the xx.xx format.

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DCS Series Flight Sims / Re: Need: Entering Coord Jdams targets help
« on: April 20, 2019, 12:35:37 pm »
With the testing I have done I am able to hit a structure not much bigger than a tank.  You need to have 3 things.

1.  You need to be able to see the target in the F10 map so you can be sure you are picking the right impact point.  Example, if you try and look at a Road Outpost structure it doesnt show on the map (you just see the target icon) and the icon isn't actually on the structure so you can't use it as an aim point.

2.  You need to have two digits after the seconds decimal in order to get the accuracy you need.

3.  You need to be around 20k'+ in alt.
 

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DCS Series Flight Sims / Re: DCS Spring Easter Sale
« on: April 18, 2019, 10:40:11 am »
When you do start flying the 19 MattE let me know and I can fly with you.  I already have a startup video made.  And I'm about done studying the 14 (as far as the pilot seat).  I know how to use the systems, now it is just as matter of actually using it (and landing it) to best effect.

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DCS Series Flight Sims / Re: Need: Entering Coord Jdams targets help
« on: April 14, 2019, 06:09:37 pm »
Version R5 loaded to Dropbox

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DCS Series Flight Sims / Re: Need: Entering Coord Jdams targets help
« on: April 14, 2019, 11:41:08 am »
Yes, included elevation.

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DCS Series Flight Sims / Re: Need: Entering Coord Jdams targets help
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:13:40 am »
Silver.  Have you tested?  I tried in my training server and I set up 4 road check point structures (not huge, but not tiny targets) and got the exact Lat Long for those and tried dropping 4 on a single target (1 per pass).  The first one was off by a few hundred feet so I figured I had released early (even though it had said I was in range).  For the next drops I got higher and waited longer.  The 2nd one was maybe 50-100 feet short.  3 and 4 both hit almost exactly the same place and were maybe 20-50 off ... one was close enough that it did 1% damage to the target.  I'm going to try the suggestion made earlier to use UTM coordinates and convert those to lat long and see if that changes anything for accuracy. 

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DCS Series Flight Sims / Re: Need: Entering Coord Jdams targets help
« on: April 13, 2019, 05:27:14 pm »
The video from Wags goes through the process step by step.  I'm testing it tonight.

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I have it.  At one point I had started reading the manual but got sidetracked and haven't looked at it since.

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DCS Series Flight Sims / Re: F-14 Videos
« on: April 01, 2019, 04:42:19 am »
We need to put in the Grim Reapers videos.  They have been making a TON of short videos as of late. 

Here is one for computer offset IP bombing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOBsNoQ3PM4

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DCS Series Flight Sims / Re: Updated the AKA campaign #2 / mission #1
« on: March 31, 2019, 10:14:57 pm »
FYI Rel, I put up my server afterwards on Thur and Dino joined it and he had the same delayed issue with the Harrier spawns ... but I then tried to spawn in to all the spawn points on the Tarawas (moving and static ships) and was able to spawn in fine into all 4 spots.   So I'm thinking it is either a client issue that doesn't impact the host ... or it is his client specifically. 

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DCS Series Flight Sims / Flip them the bird video
« on: March 27, 2019, 07:37:32 pm »
The last part of the video series of me and Dino trying to do the Topgun Government Relations scene that ended .... well .... not so well.  Amusing.  Enjoy.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vvhksdru2yvk0u7/Government%20Relations%20Part%205.wmv?dl=0

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DCS Series Flight Sims / Re: F-14 Videos
« on: March 27, 2019, 09:32:33 am »
MattE, since you are the originator of the thread and thus have the modify rights, can you modify the original post to include all of the videos posted thus far like we have set up in the Hornet video library thread?

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DCS Series Flight Sims / Re: F-14 Progress
« on: March 25, 2019, 01:12:32 pm »
Yeah Silver I had a helluva time spotting the fighters visually.  I set my HSD to show the TID so I could see the RIOs radar to get a better idea where they were and it still didn't help.  But that problem (for me) isn't just an issue with the Cat.  I have a heck of a hard time finding air targets in general.

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DCS Series Flight Sims / F-14 Progress
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:01:16 pm »
So I know a lot of us have picked up the Cat.  I'm curious where everyone is at with it. 

What have you focused on (pilot or RIO, or both)?
What things have you got down?
What things are you working on now?
What things do you have questions on?

This module will, without a doubt, require a lot more practice and training than most other modules to date.  So far there have been a lot of good videos (see the other thread with that listing).  But even with all those, it will still take practice.

Thus far I have focused exclusively on the pilot seat.
I have the startup sequence down and running pretty quickly now that I know what checks/tests can be cut out.
I've got airfield and carrier takeoffs down, and also 
ATA guns
Sidewinders
ATG guns
CCIP bombing
TACAN
Radio (manual and presets)
Once I started using bomb mode for ATA refueling I was able to take on 70% of a full load.  But this will need a lot more practice.
Landing at airfields isn't bad, but the carrier is another story. 
I just reviewed ILS system tonight and the ACL but haven't utilized it. 

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DCS Series Flight Sims / Re: F/A-18C Video Thread Library
« on: March 24, 2019, 08:51:15 am »
Thanks Clutter, added it to the list in the OP.

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