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Eagle Rising's flight in a Mi-17

Our BSD pilot (and also an IRL Blackhawk pilot) Eagle Rising has the opportunity this summer to fly on the engineer seat of a Mi-17! Needless to say we were thrilled for him and also extremely jealous. That's kind of what every DCS chopper pilot wants to do one day. Granted, BSD flew on a UH-1H last year. But a Mi-17!!! Eagle was super kind to spoil us with awesome pictures and videos exclusively on the BSD forum, as well as some interesting thoughts about how it compares to the DCS module. If you are a BSD pilot, read all about it on the forum and feel free to share your comments in the thread.

Doesn't it look exactly like Caucasus or what?

DCS Autumn Sales: Helicopter Pack

Want to know if you are skilled enough to fly rotaries and join BSD? You can get the all the DCS helicopter modules in one pack for $70! Watch out for the official announcement in the coming days!

ED Producer interviewed about DCS future

Chizh, ED producer, was recently interviewed during a live stream by the DCS russian community and was giving some great info about what's coming for DCS. Of course, you have to speak Russian to understand this video, but some courageous members of the DCS international community (Silver Dragon and Vikko) took on the job of translating the conversation. Thanks a lot for this huge work. The main points that we are interested in here for BSD:

  • Dynamic real time weather: "two more weeks". They are looking at it, did some work, but don't hold your breath.
  • Syria/Afghanistan map: yes working on it.
  • Mi-24P in the works by mi8.pilot as well as multi crew.
  • Started to work on voice radio (SRS like)
  • Reworking completely Ka50 cockpit.
  • Razbam working on Falklands map
  • Looking at doing server side skins (so players joining can use server custom skins)
  • Dedicated server is coming but Windows only so far.
  • Possible paratroopers dropping from choppers?
  • Ground personnel animated: "two more weeks"
  • Going in an out choppers, mainly Mi8. Will go along with the ground personnel work.
  • Rain effect on canopies will be added to all aircraft. Rain effect on rotor blades not started.

Multi squadron event August 19th

Great evening with the 8 mates from 229th and our fixed wing friends from 906th. 17 pilots hosted on BSD server to evacuate Nalchick then lead a counter attack. The enemy Mi-24 flying around took a toll on our forces, but we managed to successfully complete the mission.

A bridge too far?

So since it was pretty quiet mission-wise last night, after a few MP tests, Eagle and I tried some "close-formation-below-bridges" training with the tiny Gazelle. I think there is definitively some room for a third one down there!


A short post from Wags today...

"...today the Caucasus map for DCS World 2.5 had its terrain elevation resolution increased by an average of 400%. This has eliminated almost all sharp edges to the terrain; and it's added rolling hills, much more detailed ridges and mountain sides, and provided many new places to hide down low."

I think all the DCS rotorhead pilots are over the moon now. 

Some rendering of the upcoming BO-105 from PolyChop

Love the stabilized sight with laser designation capability. This will make an awesome scout chopper for combined A-10 operation. Too bad the designation won't work with the Russian systems like the one on the Ka-50.

SA-342 Gazelle Mistral version Demo

 AA Mistral missile demo on the Gazelle. This will be a new model. It won't be able to take anything else but 4 Mistral missiles.

Caucasus Map for DCSW 2.5

Wags posted a few shots from the upgraded version of the Caucasus map they are working on for the 2.5 release which will finally merge it with the Nevada one and bring all the eye candy from the latter. This graphical upgrade was not originally planned so this is extra work for ED team hence an expected release date for end of 2016.

Some features will have a significant impact on rotary wings like possibly tree collision (like Nevada), corrected parallax for river and lakes (less NOE flights ending up in the water), new ground objects, more trees and maybe a higher resolution terrain elevation mesh.

 

Fun with Gazelle

 

MFG Crosswind Rudder pedals in Black

New color for the MFG Crosswind rudder pedals. Looks really cool.

 

A bridge too far?

So since it was pretty quiet mission-wise last night, after a few MP tests, Eagle and I tried some "close-formation-below-bridges" training with the tiny Gazelle. I think there is definitively some room for a third one down there!


A short post from Wags today...

"...today the Caucasus map for DCS World 2.5 had its terrain elevation resolution increased by an average of 400%. This has eliminated almost all sharp edges to the terrain; and it's added rolling hills, much more detailed ridges and mountain sides, and provided many new places to hide down low."

I think all the DCS rotorhead pilots are over the moon now. 

Captain Zeen is working on the SA342 Gazelle cockpit

Captain zeen is one of the top active member on ED forum and his website is a dream for all multi monitor cockpit owners (even more with touchscreens monitors). The Ka50, Mi-8 and UH-1H panels are already available. With the SA342, all DCS choppers will benefit from a full touchscreen cockpit.

Awesome DCS fan movie

In case you guys are not following BSD on FB, here is a really impressive fan movie on DCS world. Not enough helicopters shown, but I wish we can do something as cool as this one with choppers only.

 

Using ZULU or EST for Missions? Vote closed!

Thanks to your inputs on the forum and your votes, the missions time on BSD are back to E.S.T time from today. The calendar view should make more sense now and it should help to prevent pilots from missing a flight because they got the wrong date. All missions this month have been rescheduled with EST. Next one it tomorrow night, 2100 EST!

 

Mistral class helicopter carrier Mod

Tribute to the great DCS community member Lilkiki, Crazyeddie made this mod available for DCS 1.5.4 here. Needless to say this is going to be a must have for our Harmattan campaign with the Gazelle.

DCS 1.5.4.55952.150 Update 4 and Gazelle multicrew

Multicrew and Mistral version up and running on DCS2 and 1.5 (thanks Spiderpig!). Also the DCS update apparently fixes a few things in MP. Hopefully we will be able to fly the convoy mission in better conditions. To be tested. Too bad I am so far away from my DCS computer!! 

Upcoming updates for the Gazelle (August 15th)

Seen on the ED forum, but not sure when it will be available in the public version:

  • Added SA342Mistral model featuring Mistral anti aircraft short range IR missile
  • Added additionnal SA342Mistral separated manual
  • Corrected encyclopedia files to display 3D weapons models
  • Corrected lased distance to be calculated once only when asked
  • Corrected autorotation collective behavior in final stage
  • Corrected autopilot slaved mode to be linked only to camera azimuth
  • Corrected range finder, now ground and vehicles can be spotted, but still no building
  • Corrected landing in grass, now landing while sliding is possible
  • Corrected module behavior when pilots die
  • Corrected pilot sight display
  • Corrected camera slew speed when not in autopilot slaved mode
  • Added multi crew feature
  • Added multi crew user manual
  • Changed Video command box power rotator to be 2 positions now, flight manual has been corrected accordingly.
  • Added Yougoslav livery for Serbia
  • Corrected pilots eyes
  • Changed FM radio frequency range to 30-87.975 MHz, flight manual corrected accordingly.
  • Added Cockpit vibration setting slider in options screen, corrected manual accordingly.
  • Added Second Tiger Meet livery
  • Moved all default liveries files to SA342.ZIP
  • Added Rudder trimmer feature as an option (unchecked by default)
  • Added Engine break because of lossed rotor/engine sync as an option (checked by default)
  • New same sight for both gun and rockets

Fun with Gazelle

  

Upcoming UniversRadio 0.1.0.0

It should not be too long since the 0.0.2.5HD is expiring end of the month... Some good stuff with support of SA-342 and UH-1H, intercom and a trial version for unregistered users.

  • new : Push-To-Talk management
  • new : A/C – JTAC datalink (PhotoLink)
  • new : DCS:S342M, DCS:S342L and DCS:342Mistral radios
  • new : Intercom for DCS modules having 3 radios : SA342, Mi8, UH-1H
  • new : DCS:TF-51D and DCS:P51D radio
  • new : DCS:Bf-109K-4 radio
  • new : DCS:F-5E-3 radio and IFF
  • new : DCS:M2000C UR and DCS preset channels
  • new : UH-1H UHF UR and DCS preset channels
  • new : disable/enable UR voice effects
  • addition : UR Transponder query for M-2000C
  • correction : Big improvement of hotkey input
  • correction : Return of the “mic click” sound in short range
  • correction : Modification of the radio range
  • correction : Volume of ATIS and bad frequency alarm
  • correction : Plugin, Export
  • correction : Intercom two seats fixed wing A/C
  • LIMITATIONS FOR UNREGISTRED USERS :
    • Time of use up to 15min (since the begining of mission)
    • shorter range
    • only one radio (radio#1)
    • No ATC capabilities

Something new on the Mi-8!

Well it's so rare to get something from the Mi-8 development team lately that even the smallest communication from them is kind of a major event! Even for something like working wipers :).

Operation Caucasus 2016: DCS IRL

  

Upcoming corrections for the Gazelle

Another news about the Gazelle. I know. Well, wait until the BO-105 is coming out.

  • New same sight for both gun and rockets
  • Corrected VRS
  • Corrected Mistral Missile performances
  • Corrected issue with rearming Mistral version
  • Corrected issue with Yougoslav livery
  • Fixed game crash when crashing mistral version or swapping from mistral version to another helicopter
  • Corrected main alarm lamp to switch off with fuel lever full forward position
  • Changed some cockpit instrument glasses for compatibility with external mods
  • Fixed instruments internal lights
  • Now Copilot is no more be able to engage Autopilot Slaved mode, in multicrew
  • Added FFB feature, still WIP

More French ships for the Gazelle

These mods are not really new, but now DCS got a french helicopter, it makes more sense for naval operations to take off from french ships. And the level of details is mind blowing. Available in the Mods part of the library and converted to work directly with JSGME.

Mistral class helicopter carrier Mod

Tribute to the great DCS community member Lilkiki, Crazyeddie made this mod available for DCS 1.5.4 here. Needless to say this is going to be a must have for our Harmattan campaign with the Gazelle.

 

 

Operation Caucasus 2016: DCS IRL

 

Patch 1.5.4.56500 Update 5 OUT!

DCS World

  • Crash server and client in multiplayer when another client occupies manpad unit is fixed
  • IC will not be cheated by unregistered mods
  • China's assets callsign format shown in ME is corrected
  • AA missiles will not dive after miss
  • MP. Fixed issue with difficult to close of chat window
  • No debriefing points for wins issue fixed
  • External model draw arguments accessible from Export.lua
  • Fixed the issue with artillery that not open fire in some places
  • Added RU phrases for ground air supply
  • MP. Added info about difficulties setting on the server
  • M1A2. Corrected damage model
  • Kneeboard. Added support of localized folder inside mission
  • Mid-range missile hit will not always causes to full aircraft destruction
  • Ground units. Fixed issue with shells that flying through target without collision
  • China unit system will be in metric

DCS SA342 Gazelle by Polychop

  • New same sight for both gun and rockets
  • Corrected VRS
  • Corrected Mistral Missile performances
  • Corrected issue with rearming Mistral version
  • Corrected issue with Yugoslav livery
  • Fixed game crash when crashing mistral version or swapping from mistral version to another helicopter
  • Corrected main alarm lamp to switch off with fuel lever full forward position
  • Changed some cockpit instrument glasses for compatibility with external mods
  • Fixed instruments internal lights
  • Now Copilot is no more be able to engage Autopilot Slaved mode, in multicrew
  • Added FFB feature, still WIP

DCS Mi-8MTV2

  • Cyrillic characters on the few cockpit warning lights was replaced in the English cockpit

Captain Zeen is working on the SA342 Gazelle cockpit

Captain zeen is one of the top active member on ED forum and his website is a dream for all multi monitor cockpit owners (even more with touchscreens monitors). The Ka50, Mi-8 and UH-1H panels are already available. With the SA342, all DCS choppers will benefit from a full touchscreen cockpit.