159th Guards Aviation Regiment

159th Public Forum => General Discussion => Topic started by: 159th_ShallowG on December 01, 2017, 11:35:27 PM

Title: harrier
Post by: 159th_ShallowG on December 01, 2017, 11:35:27 PM
Anyone got it yet .... reports and screenies please please !
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Archer on December 02, 2017, 08:47:09 AM
I bought in advance but I believe the current release is for 1.5.8 which is the beta? -which I don't have loaded btw.

Hopefully quickly to follow in the main sim!
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Scooter on December 02, 2017, 06:54:35 PM
Looking into it now.

Edit; Yes, it is only available on Open Beta as of today, Dec 2nd.

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=196586
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Jojo on December 02, 2017, 11:08:08 PM
I have it and despite the fact I don't have properly functional simpit since moving, I've been flying it a bit. It's bloody brilliant but challenging.
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Axman on December 03, 2017, 01:38:28 AM
Purchased it myself but been too busy drinking, partying and living life to the max. :-)

Edit: Let me know if it's any good. Might play being back in the RN during the Falklands Conflict.
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Speckfire on December 06, 2017, 07:38:37 PM
Freaking love it. It's taking me a while learning the systems. TGP etc....not same as A-10C
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Jojo on December 06, 2017, 08:35:16 PM
I'm really getting stuck in.  The misses is studying for exams so I'm getting peace to fly a bit. 
Need to get online and fly with others interested in learning the ropes.

I can do conventional landings and take offs. Short take offs, but hover and vertical landing is causing me issues.

Can operate the DMT and slave to Mavs and use A2A / Gunpod as well as basic dumb bomb employment using CCIP

I'm loving this wee bird.  8)

(https://i.imgur.com/0syRewg.png)
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Axman on December 07, 2017, 02:21:42 AM
Very nice, Jo. I could do with some tuition. Not even sorted key binds or axis yet.
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Scooter on December 07, 2017, 06:38:15 PM
I haven't figured out what to do with the nozzle pos. lever for the HOTAS. Using the pos. hat gives little control and I'm really at odds at binding the thumb stick to it.
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Archer on December 10, 2017, 11:00:53 AM
OK I got round to sorting an initial controls profile for this, and then watched a YT vid on how to fire it up. About got that sorted I think and then -obviously- I went for a non-briefed flit into the skies with her.

Rolling take-off and landing at this stage, it feels controllable and felt nice -landing wasn't difficult although I came it too fast and left some rubber marks here and there. Enthusiasm got hold and had a go at a STO which went supererbly -up till something like VRS happened and 'I altered the gear' and set sparks flying...

Need to read up how it's done now! Great fun so far.
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Archer on December 19, 2017, 09:39:57 AM
I now have this on both 1.5 and 2.0 -but will concentrate on learning it in the standard game for now.

Anyone wanting some OL flying anytime? -also can anyone link any especially good vids or tutorials for the thing as it stands?

I have seen several but they don't guide you through the 'whole' for whatever I am looking for, they tend to skit through leaving Q's unanswered etc.

Still, I am fumbling through it bit-by-bit...
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Archer on December 30, 2017, 09:37:56 PM
Jo and myself had a flit around tonight (30/12) but although fun was had, we had several game probs such as crashes etc. Not sure if this is due to last patch, but it appears so?
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Jojo on December 30, 2017, 10:14:54 PM
Was fun. thanks Archer. First time landing on the carrier. The crashes were frustrating. Wonder if the is a problem using old missions pre patch?
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Jester on January 02, 2018, 01:43:58 PM
Now why didn't they make a proper British Harrier instead of that cheap USMC knock-off?

Always wanted a really good Harrier sim..... But if it's not a Hawker-Siddeley (or at least a BAe), it's not a Harrier.


:P
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Jojo on January 05, 2018, 05:40:19 PM
I think RAZBAM wanted to produce GR5 / 7 but BAe objected.

Stick an RAF skin on it and you wouldn't know the difference. :)
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Jester on January 06, 2018, 12:17:26 AM
BAe objected? Really?

Blimey I didn't think they'd tear themselves away from their tea and crumpets for something as unimportant (to them) as a flight sim.

So what are the differences between the US version and the British Harrier?

Also how well is the V/STOL modelled?
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Archer on January 06, 2018, 10:32:26 AM
Also how well is the V/STOL modelled?

Well, common consesus is that it is modelled pretty well -having spent some time doing VSTOL stuff it does feel pretty convincing to me. Can't comment on if it's too easy or not, but it does easily get away from you if you don't do things smoothly and concentrate fully -it's harder to recover if things becomes pear-shaped than the current helos on offer I think.

It is however, bl**dy good fun! Loving trying to come to a hover along-side a carrier and swing in as you see them do it (or did in UK case...) on UK/US carriers.

I can thoroughly recommend it.
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Archer on January 09, 2018, 11:26:31 AM
Anyone up for a Harrier flight in next few days or so?

Last time out, Jojo and myself suffered from problems with the mission or server -the last squad-flight also had similar probs -so I have built a new mission (from a template) and added some targets on ground and in the air. Also a few ship transports off Gudauta AB.

Existing squad AC included for any ad-hoc action if desired, and the AK is off Sochi and steaming towards Georgian territory. Mission on dedi and called Harrier.Sochi.

Hopefully it might resolve the issues.
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Fusion on July 31, 2018, 07:57:15 AM
Current state of play seems to be that the weapon systems for deploying laser guided bombs via the TPOD are bugged. I can get a few pickles done and then the hud tells you youíre out of munitions, when you arenít.

Laser Mavs work to a point but are also buggy.

Really enjoying this aircraft, just hoping they fix the issues quickly.
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Archer on July 31, 2018, 08:03:37 AM
Yeah I love it too -but I keep getting frustrated by the incompleteness and thus have not flown it nearly as much as I wanted to. Think I will stick with the simple stuff that works on it when flying it for now -until I hear that they wired it up fully!
Title: Re: harrier
Post by: 159th_Fusion on July 31, 2018, 10:13:26 AM
Probably a good idea yeah.

Just annoying that weíre effectively limited to guns and rockets (although the IRMAVs work ok using the built-in DMT - itís just fiddly to use).