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Hi chaps,

Starting Monday 28th January, the mission I host that gives everyone a chance to fly anything will have a new toy: the DCS community made - and therefore free! - A-4E Skyhawk!

However it will mean that anyone wishing to join will have to have the mod installed, whether they wish to fly it or not.

Could I therefore request that those wishing to partake retrieve and install this surprisingly good Mod - it's a fun little jet, not nicknamed the Scooter for no reason!

It's available here:

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=224989

Follow the install instructions in the thread, it's pretty darn simple as Mod installation goes.

Manual for those wanting to know how to do stuff once you have it is here:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cUH7jpAoGHm-IzUDnv_NDhiZlvX55Q9WvpgR1d9ksYY/edit#slide=id.g45fb1305f8_91_109

Be advised it's not yet feature complete and they are still working through some bugs, though most have workarounds, and generally don't affect too much the enjoyment of this nippy little jet.

Thanks chaps!

Fen

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It's got a functional air to ground radar?

 Wow, thats some mod:salute:

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Hmmm...hasn't DCS only just managed to get ground radar functional - with the F/A18 - very recently?

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No, Viggen's had ground radar for about 3 years now. Benefitted from a comprehensive update recently too. 

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The A-4E mod has jus received an update!

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v1.3 Changelog:
- New carrier catapult mechanic
- New RWR System, complete with originally produced sounds
- Aircraft chocks now available, allowing carrier cold starts
- Enhanced Shrike Usage, with originally produced sounds
- Reworked Internal Lighting
- New Menu Music by Eric Haugen (Thanks!)
- New collision Mesh (Hitbox), aircraft no longer invincible
- Huffer now works on carriers
- Fixed TrackIR issues

However, for now, for the sake of simplicity and making sure for tonight's session we are all singing from the same hymn sheet, I strongly suggest you delay updating.

It would be best to wait until the current Beta version is ported to the Release as this also solves the issue of exploding Skyhawks when spawning cold & dark on the ground.  

 

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Hello chaps/chappesses,

Think it's safe to upgrade our Skyhawk installations to v1.3 now, not sure about compatibility with host, so if we all smile sweetly at FT and batter our eyelashes, maybe he could install it to the Dedicated Server...

Available here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sbeGMJ209PwhOIkW8tF9y0q_gvjdoOz2

A-4E-C v1.3.zip is the file you need.

If we could all have this by Monday 22/4/19 eve chaps could help pre-empt any potential issues joining the server.

 

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Two things:

1. A-4E Mod is updated to version 1.31.

Changelog:

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Version 1.3.1 - 17 June 2019

 

Added

  • Added new quick start (instant action) missions (4 in Caucasus, 4 in Persian Gulf).
  • New keybindings
    • Added "clickable cockpit" binding to mouse
    • Added AWRS keybinds
    • Added axis for white floodlights
    • Fixed lighting axis
    • Added APC keybinds
    • Added engine start/stop keybinds for joystick
    • Added View padlock bindings
    • Added BOMB ARM and BDHI keybinds
    • Added new incremental controls for lighting

 

Changed

  • Corrected cockpit position with respect to external model (Gunsight alignment is slightly affected but the offset should be negligible)
  • Aircraft will now be hooked into the catapult if spawned on the catapult.

 

Deprecated

  • removed unused FC3 keybindings for HUD and HUD modes

 

Removed

  • Some unused keybindings may be removed. Primarily leftover FC3 keybindings.

 

Fixed

  • fixed floating nosegear
  • Fixed init code where left wing tip nav light turns invisible when the master light switch is toggled at the start
  • Updated anti-collision rotation angle to 180 degrees
  • Fixed RWR initial volume to match volume position
  • Added aggressor liveries to AUSAF
  • Fixed condition where flaps indicator is invisible when power is not available
  • replaced EDM8 files with EDM10 files as support for EDM8 was dropped with 2.5.5.31917
  • updated theme to get loading image automatically loaded when A-4E-C is used

 

List of new keybindings

 

Mouse

  • Clickable Mouse Cockpit Mode On/Off

 

Keyboard

  • Lock view (cycle padlock)
  • Unlock view (stop padlock)
  • All missiles padlock
  • Threat missile padlock
  • Lock terrain view
  • AWRS: Toggle multiplier
  • AWRS: Quantity select increase
  • AWRS: Quantity select decrease
  • AWRS: Mode Select CCW
  • AWRS: Mode Select CW
  • APC: Power - OFF
  • APC: Power - Stby
  • APC: Power - Engage
  • APC: Temp - Cold
  • APC: Temp - Std
  • APC: Temp - Hot
  • BDHI - NAV CMPTR
  • BDHI - TACAN
  • BDHI - NAV PAC
  • BOMB ARM - NOSE & TAIL
  • BOMB ARM - OFF
  • BOMB ARM - TAIL
  • Function Selector: OFF
  • Function Selector: ROCKETS
  • Function Selector: GM UNARM
  • Function Selector: SPRAY TANK
  • Function Selector: LABS
  • Function Selector: BOMBS & GM ARM
  • Interior Lights: White Floodlight Increase
  • Interior Lights: White Floodlight Decrease
  • Interior Lights: Instrument Lights Increase
  • Interior Lights: Instrument Lights Decrease
  • Interior Lights: Console Lights Increase
  • Interior Lights: Console Lights Decrease

 

Joystick

  • Lock view (cycle padlock)
  • Unlock view (stop padlock)
  • All missiles padlock
  • Threat missile padlock
  • Lock terrain view
  • Engine Start
  • Engine Stop
  • AWRS: Toggle multiplier
  • AWRS: Quantity select increase
  • AWRS: Quantity select decrease
  • AWRS: Mode Select CCW
  • AWRS: Mode Select CW
  • APC: Power - OFF
  • APC: Power - Stby
  • APC: Power - Engage
  • APC: Temp - Cold
  • APC: Temp - Std
  • APC: Temp - Hot
  • APC: Power - STBY/OFF
  • APC: Power - STBY/ENGAGE
  • APC: Temp - STD/COLD
  • APC: Temp - STD/HOT
  • BDHI - NAV CMPTR
  • BDHI - TACAN
  • BDHI - NAV PAC
  • BDHI - TACAN/NAV CMPTR
  • BDHI - TACAN/NAV PAC
  • BOMB ARM - NOSE & TAIL
  • BOMB ARM - OFF
  • BOMB ARM - TAIL
  • BOMB ARM - OFF/NOSE & TAIL
  • BOMB ARM - OFF/TAIL
  • Function Selector: OFF
  • Function Selector: ROCKETS
  • Function Selector: GM UNARM
  • Function Selector: SPRAY TANK
  • Function Selector: LABS
  • Function Selector: BOMBS & GM ARM
  • Interior Lights: White Floodlight Increase
  • Interior Lights: White Floodlight Decrease
  • Interior Lights: Instrument Lights Increase
  • Interior Lights: Instrument Lights Decrease
  • Interior Lights: Console Lights Increase
  • Interior Lights: Console Lights Decrease

 

Joystick Axis

  • Lighting: Instrument
  • Lighting: Console
  • Lighting: White Flood
  • AWRS Drop Interval

Available here:

https://github.com/heclak/community-a4e-c/releases/

 

2. A pdf version of the original (real) "Tactical Pocket Guide for the Douglas A-4 Aircraft" with bomb tables for optimum settings for various weapons is avaible here:

http://aviationarchives.blogspot.com/2016/10/douglas-4ta-4-skyhawk-tactical-pocket.html

Someone's tested out the data against the DCS Skyhawk and apparently, it works!

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