The DCS: NS 430 GPS unit continues to draw some criticism from some corners of the community with the latest news surrounding the NS 430 and its availability in two new forms for DCS World. This is all part of the latest DCS World Weekend News.
More NS 430 GPS options
The NS 430 GPS is made by Garmin in real life and is popular in aviation circles. In DCS, its first appearance was in the cockpit of the Mi-8MTV2 as an optional add-in. This gives the Mi-8 an advanced GPS capability for navigation that it otherwise lacks.
Now, the latest offerings offer two options. The first integrates the NS 430 into the cockpit of the L-39 and a second option offers a 2D floating window implementation that can fit into a whole bunch of aircraft including the WWII warbirds – bringing GPS to these aircraft.
Authentically for WWII operations, this of course would be sacrilege but if operating as a “warbird” in modern day then the GPS option is open to you.
Eagle Dynamics has chosen to make the DCS: NS 430 GPS available separately for the Mi-8MTV2, for the L-39, and in a third iteration with the 2D floating window. This third option is able to be used in a wide variety of aircraft as I mentioned before. Each is sold separately.
Selling separately in three packages rather than spreading them across all modules evenly has caused some players to accuse Eagle Dynamics of “nickle and diming” them for every piece of an aircraft. Some players feel that Eagle Dynamics shouldn’t do this and this model has already caused controversy in the past.
The 3D integrated versions of the NS 430 are available for $5.99 of the Mi-8 and L-39 separately and the 2D version available for multiple aircraft is up for $10.99. Bundle options are also available from the store.