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Pics extracted of the Wags Stream show F/A-18C cockpit on develop

 

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That looks amazing!

That weathering. Especially on the stick.  :o

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By Wags, about F/A-18C Hornet module develop.
 
Konichiwa everyone,
 
We hear you and understand your wish for more news about the Hornet project. Virtually all the work is in code at this time, but I can say that work continues and the electrical, hydraulic, and gear systems are all almost complete. The next step will be to tie these systems into the cockpit. Other systems have been tied to the cockpit and the HUD symbology integration is on-going. Once that task is complete, we can begin work on the flight model prototype.
 
The cockpit is done though and includes functionality for JHMCS. What weapon systems will be included in the Early Access is TBD.
 
As mentioned earlier in the year, it’s our hope to release the Hornet into early access by the end of the year. However, that is only a best estimation at the time and many things can alter this. Only a date announced with the start of a pre-purchase should be taken as a date you can bank on. We are quite accurate with such dates.
 
When there is more information to pass along on this project, we will do so.
 
Thanks
 
On a side note, this is the ONLY official Facebook page for DCS World: https://www.facebook.com/eagle.dynamics

 

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Skatezilla show new info about F/A-18C
 
DCS F/A-18C OFP 13C, Lot 20, ATFLIR

 


Lot 20.
In FY98, Lot 20 series F/A-18C/D Aircraft were delivered, integrating the Phase II AN/APG-73 RUG, ATARS, Joint Direct Attack Munitions, Joint Stand Off Weapon, and EGI to meet the precision navigation capability that future weapon systems require. EGI provides an all-altitude, worldwide source of navigation and attitude information.
 

 

 
ATFLIR
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This is not new info brother....wake me when it's released.

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Boomer,I don't believe it was known exactly what time period Hornet DCS had been working on,This confirms it is Lot.20 series.or as I understand it as 20th year of production.This tells us the Radar and systems that will be available.

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The detail put into the cockpit is amazing! Really looking forward to flying the F/A-18C.

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***Update 11/11/2016***

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=2948302#post2948302

 

 Hornet Update


As with the DCS World 2.5 update, it was also decided last week that the Hornet Early Access will be pushed beyond our original desire to release by the end of this year. As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we are now very busy coding the various cockpit systems and flight dynamics. However, as this work continues and we acquire new information, the level of complexity has become more apparent and it will take more time than first estimated.



When we do have significant news on the project to share, we will certainly do so. Once the Early Access for this project goes into pre-purchase, we will announce its release date then.    

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2017 then.  Thats okay now as I am using those funds to buy the pending PMDG 744v2 for P3d.

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2017 then.  Thats okay now as I am using those funds to buy the pending PMDG 744v2 for P3d.

 

if you use p3d, then it is a very good alternative to spend your money on. unfortunately i uninstalled it so i just rely on dcs :(. i  think i will buy f-5

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I have the F5 and dont fly it, it is NOT a valid stop gap for the F18.  Frankly, the jet itself is crappy IMHO.

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For me the mark of a good simulation is to keep going back to it, years after you bought it and finding it just as gripping. The A10C Warthog is one. The Hornet looks like a safe bet it will turn out to be the same.

 

To learn the systems, the HOTAS and fly the aircraft, letting all that ordinance loose, is what makes DCS my go back to sim when the NGX becomes so mundane its like flying a desk.(yawn)

 

 

The Hornet may push me over the edge and into VR Headset territory....:-) Feel the need..the need for speed!

 

Fly Navy:-)

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PL9A6425B5CB89F5E3&v=EdAplyH7w0c

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New DCS Header featuring upcoming Hornet 

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**EDIT** 

I'm being told this is actually the AI Model already in DCS World.

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I'm still not clear on why EA went with the Hornet instead of the Super Hornet - anyone know the reason?  Matt certainly has experience with the Super Hornet from his days with Jane's F/A-18 and the technical documentation exists in abundance.  Additionally, having a Super Hornet model would help to bring about The E, F and the Growler, and of course two of those platforms could be used for Shared Cockpit - something that would make the DCS experience even better!

Real world, USMC Squadrons (who are the only US Armed Forces who fly the Hornet, other than the Navy's Blue Angles) have cannibalized aircraft time and again to keep some Hornets flying because there are no spare parts available and many needed parts to fix aircraft can no longer be made.  We're now down to 2 operational USMC squadrons and the clock is ticking on those.  The Blue Angles are being forced to move to the Super Hornet next year because of the parts issue - though the Super Hornet is also being affected by this issue.  Point being... Hornets are quickly going the way of the Dodo Bird.

While it will be nice to finally get an aircraft for Naval Ops, I'll miss the added advantages that the Rhino brings to the fight.

It would also be nice to see a Strike Eagle on the Horizon, but starting that now would likely mean a 3 to 4 year development time line.

Regardless, I'm certainly looking forward to being able to enjoy Naval Ops with a Fighter/Attack aircraft!

Best wishes!

 

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Hello Dave,I certainly can't argue with your points on the Real Life Hornet parts issues and why it's being phased out.I can only guess that the The Legacy  Hornet has been in The DCS pipeline with artwork and documentation started  many,many years ago.

A Third party developer RAZBAM had bought the rights to DCS F-15E AI Model,Although I don't see it in their line-up of aircraft they're working on,We can only hope to see it sometime in DCS.I loved the Janes F-15E StrikeEagle Sim:biggrin: Fun Days!!

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The developers at VRS have a Super Hornet for FSX and P3D.

Why not recruit them to DCS World?

Bill Clark

 

 

 

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54 minutes ago, sbclark said:

The developers at VRS have a Super Hornet for FSX and P3D.

Why not recruit them to DCS World?

Bill Clark

 

 

 

I'm pretty sure The creator/CEO of VRS  Does not agree with The DCS Business Model....Same with MilViz.

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