The latest news from Eagle Dynamics focuses in on the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and several improvements and fixes coming to the module soon along with a status update showing us just what state the DCS: Mi-24P is in right now. Let’s have a look!
Getting the Hind ready for launch
Though not explicitly mentioned in the update, I get the sense that DCS: Mi-24P Hind is closing in on an early access release and this week’s update was the clearest indication yet that the project is well underway.
The update includes a wide variety of features that are being modeled or are already complete. In the complete category are things like the cockpit model for the two seats, the exterior model, most of the animations on the exterior, and the flight model which is apparently being tuned but is largely complete.
Those are the big key features but then when we drill into the details there’s a lot complete there too. Everything from Electrical systems to oil, anti-ice, brake, and the helicopters numerous weapons such as the GSh-2-30, guided weapons, the gunners sighting system, and four varieties of rockets are also complete.
There are still many things underway but the list is looking good. And so are the latest screenshots!
The latest work on the Eagle Dynamics team responsible for the Hornet seems to be aimed at a wide variety of smaller but still important issues. Here’s what they are listing as the latest features being enhanced:
- Adjusted turn rate needle
- AIM-120 Quantity on HUD Incorrect with Mixed Types Onboard
- Autostart macros fixed with INS STD HDG Alignment
- INS alignment takes WPT0 if GPS unavailable, STOR HDG Alignment added, IFA (wip)
- Inertial NAV status fixed
- AINS, “P/INS” advisory
- IFA GPS display hides while AINS mode
- Toggle HUD Time Off with Landing Gear Down
- AGM-62 uncage issue
As always, further enhancements to the Hornet are definitely welcome and they are also indications that the module is becoming more mature. It’s, of course, taken a while but as a significant and flexible fourth gen multi-role jet there’s just a lot of things to program and get right. It’s getting there!