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F/a-18 avionics, question for modders

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Hi, I,m working on the avionics for the EricJ Superhornet but I have problem with add target range counter on the Hud. F/a-18s all versions have specific avionics with characteristic "NIRD" circle. NIRD -Normalized In Range Display circle represents the maximum missile boresight steering error for optimal employment conditions. Below example screen taken from Graphsim F/a-18 ODS sim, what I'm talking about

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As you can see range bar moving in a circle. How to obtain this effect in our series?

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So anyone?

 

Based on Erwin_Hans cockpit repaint

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Still need some work. Like I say I don't know how to add this "range bar". In Crusader F-15 avionics mod range bar working in up-down direction on the Hud but how to mod this to get circle moving?

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So anyone?

 

Based on Erwin_Hans cockpit repaint

 

Still need some work. Like I say I don't know how to add this "range bar". In Crusader F-15 avionics mod range bar working in up-down direction on the Hud but how to mod this to get circle moving?

 

I haven't saw a real F-18 range bar working.

 

Need some pics in real life,in sim is also usefull.

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Little update

I discovered that the contacts could be moddable. I mean not only shape and colour but also how they work.

Look at the targets

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and compare to that

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This picture is from a manual to Digital Integration F/A-18 Super Hornet sim.

One step closer to reality. :crazy:

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Wow that is damn nice.

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All looks good. I have a couple photos of us locked onto a Russian Bear last year when it flew close to the USS Nimitz. Got to love those alert launches.

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That would of been one dead Bear.

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Thanks guys

Whoaa Navy ATC these photos are amazing! Unique :rolleyes:

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I see that some things I need to remake. Unfortunately this range bar can't be model like in real so what you see in NIRD circle is only "Target Aspect" indicator.

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I tried to upload cockpit video but file was too large. Here are a couple more photos. If you look in the window of the tail gunner closely, you can see him video taping us. Say cheese Russian guy.

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Something that I always noticed was how the values didn't quite sit right in those boxes. Can that be fixed or is the .ini not precise enough to line them up?

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I think that only need to change some values in "ini", i'll try to fix this. Navy ATC you killing me :clapping: , give us more "guncam" shots :dirol:

Hornet forever... ekhm and Fulcrum too

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I think that only need to change some values in "ini", i'll try to fix this. Navy ATC you killing me :clapping: , give us more "guncam" shots :dirol:

Hornet forever... ekhm and Fulcrum too

 

Sorry guys. It'll be a couple days. I'll have to go through all my photos to see if I have anymore cam photos. Tons of in flight photos and a couple videos. I'm in the process of moving and won't have all my gear for a couple days. Moving from Virginia to Florida. No longer with VFA-81. Going to work with the F-35 project. Will make a gallery of photos once I get them all back.

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I tried to upload cockpit video but file was too large. Here are a couple more photos. If you look in the window of the tail gunner closely, you can see him video taping us. Say cheese Russian guy.

 

Got me a couple good Bear and a Flanker shot, though gotta find it.

 

But ArtuR, since I'm no guru at this, I would defintely like it added to the project I've got. Unfortunate thing is I'm in transit and can't always be on, but I am definitely wanting this added to it.

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But ArtuR, since I'm no guru at this, I would defintely like it added to the project I've got. Unfortunate thing is I'm in transit and can't always be on, but I am definitely wanting this added to it.

I'm still experimenting/fixing/etc... so maybe two weeks :biggrin:

I looked at the avionics70.dll file and noticed few interesting features, I know "GMT/TF" radar modes don't work but what about "Steering_CUE", "Steerpoint_SYMBOL", did anyone try these entries?

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Well the transition period threw me in the "two weeks" as well. I've got the time... but I do other things, and other things to worry about, so that's fine with me too bro.

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