Aerosoft official retail partner for Microsoft Flight Simulator !! 
Click here for more information

Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Hemme88

CounterMeasures

Recommended Posts

All I have been able to do is dispense chaff and flares simultaneously by mapping the "Floats Retract" to a hotas button- which I believ is DLC Toggle.  I have to hit the button again to make chaff/flare dispense stop.  Is there a way to map chaff to dispense "individually" by a button and the same with flare on another separate button?  I have FSUIPC.  Also, the usual Tacpack "C" and "F" keys for this purpose do not seem to work on the F14.  Argh...

 

Any insight would be greatly appreciated....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking back in the threads, I remember this, but not sure if it ever got implemented:

 

The behavior is correct. The chaf/flare are deployed when either 1) you have pressed the SALVO FLARE switch or 2) the red ECM light comes on. This is described on page 8 of the Weapons manual (Vol 6). So when the missile is launched from the SAM, this immediately raises the threat level (signaled by the flashing ECM light) and the chaf/flare is automatically deployed at around 6 per second. With 60 flares on board it would take about 10 seconds for all to be released. You can test that the countermeasures can be released manually but pressing SALVO FLARE at any time as long as there some on board.

 

This automatic release was a design decision with the intention to relieve pilot from the task of manually switching to the RIO pit and pressing the switch. This could take valuable seconds, which added to the reaction time (the time to actually realize that a missile was launched), could be fatal.

 

We can fix this behavior by simply disabling the auto release. Let us know if you want us to fix this in the next patch?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well tested last night with P3Dv4.5 and F-14X 3.1.0.2, regardless of panel switch settings, one press of the DLC (countermeasures) would pop off the full load.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah how unfortunate.  At least in DCS you can copy and paste the RIO .Lua (insert,delete) CMS commands for chaff and flare over to the Pilot .Lua.  Problem solved....  Then again, its DCS......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...