Saturday, November 12, 2016

New version [WIP]

Dear fellow simmers,
I've been working on a new vLSO version for a year or so. Yes, this will be a new version, not just another beta. The most noticeable feature of this version is its new design with custom skins:
 
Less visible but no less important options are all FSX and Prepar3D versions support with separate configurations for each sim, integration with RFN gauge, an optional practice carrier with adjustable WOD, user activated calls (ex.manual calls) now with joystick support, more convenient debrief window etc.

Another option I'm going to add to the program is using real WOD calls when applicable. For sure you did hear such calls like 'Roger ball, 23 knots' on numerous carrier videos.

I already have a number of good samples for WOD calls from 23 to 29 knots and a single call for 38 knots. But a whole range of calls from 30 to 37 knots are still missing.

So, I have a favor to ask you guys, if by any chance you have such missing samples or know places where to get them (mostly youtube videos?), could you share them?

Correction. I just got 2 sample calls for 30 and 31 knots, so the missing calls are 32 to 37.

19 comments:

  1. WOW! Looks great! I can't wait to try it out!!!

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  2. Looks the business. Cant wait for this !
    Cheers Paddles

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  3. REALLY looking forward to this!

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  4. Thank you Paddles for the great effort and time you invest to make vLSO better than what it already is. It makes a naval aviation sim complete. Can't wait to one day see a MOVLAS program for pitching decks. Again, thanks

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  5. Hey Paddles would it be possible to have the burble be a GUI option? Until The VRS Superbug PRO comes out we lack the ability to trim for AOA which makes flying the burble more challenging than it should be IMO.

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  6. Ryan, I think it's doable but seriously speaking, disabling the burble will give pilots some advantage and will make the landing process easier. So, to compensate for this the program should coarse the grade, right?..

    Is the burble really difficult to fly? And what about trimming other aircraft?

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  7. It took a while to master it, but leave the Burble alone. It's unique to naval aviation. It caused me to manage it and fly better IC and AR. Now it's very rare to get a "low at the ramp" call. It's all about flying the VV steady and being On-speed

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  8. Can't wait brother to try this out!!!

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    1. Brennan, I sent you a email last evening, thanking you for your TGS Day mission sound files. I had happened upon them while looking through the FSX sound files on AVSIM. Pete Ward

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  9. Also, any plans to update the FLCPs to work with P3D?

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  10. Brennan, I think that my Mk14 trailer won't work with P3D because of an ancient technique I had to use to implement glideslopes different from the infamous 4.12. That's very sad news.
    But good news is that the new version will support the RFN gauge. This gauge features an easily adjustable glideslope, it's easy to place on a field of your choice etc. And it works with P3D! :)

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    1. Great to hear, will look forward to it!

      One small thing I saw in the pictures you posted of the next vLSO, the GPA scores need periods (.), not comma's (,).

      Can't wait to fly it!

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    2. That's the wrong format of the GPA cells, will fix it. Thank you for telling me!

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  11. This is going to be epic! All that is needed now is ATC around the carrier ;-)

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    1. And.......a Air Boss yelling/cussing over the flight deck comms!

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    2. LOL...Ithat would be awesome

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  12. great news..looking forward to it!

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  13. Amazing news! One question: When the LSO's comment is : not enough straightway - what exactly do I do wrong?

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  14. That means you rolled into the groove too close to the boat. You should have enough distance to first lineup your aircraft and then start maintaining the glideslope. Otherwise, if you try to lineup somewhere in the middle, your aircraft will loose energy and you'll eventually drop below the glideslope and then will have to add power in close which is no good, because it's an almost 100% waveoff.

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