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***DCS NEWS***

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Announcing DCS: Yak-52
We are pleased to announce a new DCS World aircraft that is currently well into development: the Yakovlev Yak-52. This is an outgrowth of a professional, training project that we are also bringing to you.

The Yakovlev Yak-52 is a tandem seat, radial engine, trainer aircraft that served as the primary aircraft trainer for the Soviet Union and many other nations. Introduced in 1979, the Yak-52 has been a popular choice among air forces given its rugged construction, ease of handling, tricycle landing gear, and simple maintenance. These same characteristic have made it a popular civilian aerobatics aircraft in its later years.

Powered by a single Vedeneyev M-14P, nine-cylinder radial piston engine with 360 horsepower, the aircraft is very response given an empty weight of just 998 kg and large controls surfaces. Capable of pulling over 7 G and pushing up to negative 5 G, it’s no wonder the Yak-52 has been popular with aerobatic teams around the world.

The DCS: Yak-52 provides a realistic pilot training progression from the Yak-52, to the L-39 jet trainer, to modern fighters like the MiG-29 and Su-27.

Key Features:

Professional Flight Model that duplicates the flight characteristics of the Yak-52

Complete systems modeling of the Yak-52 that includes the engine, fuel, electrical and pneumatic systems

Realistic, mouse-interactive cockpit in which almost all controls can be interacted with

Accurate sounds of the Yak-52 like the engine and pneumatic system

Multiple liveries as both a military trainer and civilian aerobatic aircraft

Cooperative multiplayer. Fly with a friend in the same aircraft

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Small update in today's newsletter 

hough the Hornet and DCS World 2.5 have been in the spotlight lately, the Yak-52 is making great progress and will introduce some great new technologies that will benefit the future of DCS World.

We are creating a new radial piston simulation engine from the ground up with a highly-realistic engine cooling model. This will have great benefits for future DCS aircraft like the P-47D Thunderbolt.

One of our staff members is also Yak-52 aerobatic pilot! We’ve had our flight engineers in the back seat to get the flight model and quirks of the aircraft just right.

A very important aspect of the Yak-52 are the flight dynamics and post-stall behavior. Our team has been making substantial progress to making our Yak-52 fly just like the real one, including edge-of and out-of-envelope maneuvers. She really will be a blast to fly!

We are also working to include cooperative multiplayer to allow both pilot and student in the same aircraft.

When played in VR, the detailed cockpit very much comes to life.

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DCS: Yak-52 Update
Our Yak-52 is very late in development and in final tests. In addition to putting the flight model through its paces with the help of actual Yak-52 pilots, we are also fine tuning the interactive training missions. The Yak-52 will be released next month!"

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I, for one, will be looking forward to this. My kind of plane.

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***update***

 

Yak-52 Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Why a Yak-52 in a combat simulator?

A: The Yakovlev Yak-52 is a tandem seat, radial engine, trainer aircraft that served as the primary aircraft trainer for the Soviet Union and many other nations. Introduced in 1979, the Yak-52 has been a popular choice among air forces given its rugged construction, ease of handling, tricycle landing gear, and simple maintenance. The DCS: Yak-52 provides a realistic pilot training progression from the Yak-52, to the L-39C jet trainer, to modern fighters like the MiG-29 and Su-27.

Q: Will we see the Yak-52B?

A: There are no current plans for bringing the version with weapons to DCS World at this time.

Q: Will it have multi-crew capabilities?

A: Yes, multi-crew is supported.

Q: What level will the systems and flight model be?

A: You can expect the professional flight model (PFM) and advanced system modelling (ASM). We have had incredible access to the real thing for flight model testing, system testing and sound recording.

Q: What is price going to be?

A: $39.99 USD

Q: Will it have the NS430 GPS unit in the cockpit?

A: Currently only the 2D version will work, and should work right on release if you already own the NS430 GPS 2D Version. No info currently on a 3D version right now.

Q: What language will the cockpit be in on release?

A: Currently we have a Russian and English & Chinese versions are WIP.

Q: What is the planned release date?

A: August 3rd, 2018 for 2.5 Open Beta and August 8th, 2018 for the 2.5 Release version.

Q: When will it be available on Steam?

A: August 15th, 2018.

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***RELEASED***

 

 

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Bought this on release but didn't realise it was for Open Beta which I didn't have. Thought I would be patient and wait for it to released for 2.5.2 stable. Couldn't do it! Installed Open Beta and am I glad I did! Fabulous aircraft! Love it to bits.

P.S. It could have been made clearer it was for beta only. It states at the top of the 'buy me' page it requires 2.5.2 minimum. Not till you've trawled through all the screed do they tell you it's for beta ONLY.

Apart from that.....

 

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