AEROSOFT F-14 X リリース

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かねてより何度かニュースで紹介していたAEROSOFTのF-14 X がリリースされた。

リリース予定の直前に20時間のディレイ等の告知があったが、無事にリリースされた。

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本アドオンが持つ機能一覧はこちらだ。
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TacPack by Vertical Reality Simulations:

  • Users who own TacPack will be able launch payloads including the F-14`s potent beyond visual range capabilities
  • TV Camera set (TCS) will focus on any radar locked target and enable visual target identification at a range of 10nm

Features:

  • Three generations of the A model F-14 as well as the more refined B model
  • Drive up front or scan the skies from the RIO seat
  • Payload Manager with Checklists
    • Payloads can be loaded and jettisoned dynamically in the simulator, changing visual models, weight, and fuel
  • Automated Checklists for Pre-Start, Start, Post-Start, Taxi, Run-up, Take-off, Approach, and Post-Landing
  • Approach Rating system which evaluates how well pilots set their aircraft up for a visual approach
  • Sim Start Options which allow users to set and remember the F-14`s loading state
  •  Visual Systems
    • HUD – A models: vintage type that is projected on the windscreen
    • HUD – B model: Sparrow Hawk model with integrated combiner
    • HUD – Both Models: All Flight and Steering modes have been created, including A/A and A/G with CCIP, shows Carrier TACAN and ILS symbology
    • VDI (Vertical Display Indicator) – in-the-cockpit aircraft attitude instrument with ground and sky textures
    • HSD (Horizontal Situation Display) – compass rose and steering symbols (TACAN, CRS, ADF)
    • DDD (Detailed Data Display) – shows raw radar data in azimuth and range-rate
    • TID (Tactical Information Display) – presents radar targets in a computer-generated, synthetic, clutter-free format
    • RWR (Radar Warning Receiver) – shows ground and sea based radar emitters
    • AWG-9 radar – 8 modes of operation (including STT, RWS, TWS, PLM), adjustable azimuth scan and elevation bar patterns, ranges from 5 to 200nm
    • All displays have the authentic F-14A type symbology and functionality is programmed according to the NATOPS Manual
  • Engine Management (TF-30)
    • Compressor stalls (aero): Poor management of the aircraft will result in random compressor stalls which can induce a dreaded flat spin. Stall algorithm is random; stalls will onset, clear, and engine restarts based on a continuous supply of random numbers, while aircraft state (Altitude, Mach, Angle of Attack, and Sideslip) as well as aircraft configuration increase or decrease the chances of pitfalls and recoveries
    • Compressor Stalls (throttle): Rapid throttle movements in the IDLE region can saturate the combustion chamber and stall a compressor
    • Mach Lever: During Air Combat Maneuvering; Engine IDLE RPM is automatically increased at high AoA to increase stall resistance (both types)
    • Engine Fires: Hot starts and compressor stalls dump fuel into the combustion chamber even though no thrust is being generated. Exceeding a transient temperature limit for critical time or heating beyond an absolute limit will cause the blades to melt and the engine will be lost
    • Sump Tanks: Turbines are directly supplied by gravity fed sump tanks which only hold a combined 600lbs of fuel. Negative G maneuvers and high thrust settings can starve the engines in a hurry
  • Flight Systems
    • Complete wing sweep implementation with all four modes of operation: Auto, Bomb, Manual, and Emergency (with Oversweep). Auto Mode uses two sweep channels with dependencies on Mach and Altitude to determine optimum wing sweep angle
    • Maneuver Flaps: Both automatic and pilot controlled (separate system from main flaps)
    • Glove Vanes: Extend with Maneuver Flaps at sweep angles greater than 25° and also at very high Mach
    • Approach Auto Throttle: The F-14 is a notoriously difficult plane to land, Approach AutoThrottle maintains the aircraft at optimum AoA
    • Direct Lift Control: Pilots can toggle a partial extension of the inboard spoilers to adjust AoA during approach
    • Ground Roll AeroBrake: When armed, Inboard and Outboard spoilers fully extend with weight on wheel and throttles at Idle
    • Speed Brake: Blows shut at speeds greater than 400KIAS or auto-retracts at MIL thrust
    • MiniHUD: Optional 2D gauge gives access to information which would be readily available in a pilot`s peripheral vision
  • Auto Flight Control System (AFCS)
    • Three channel passive Stability Augmentation System (SAS). Pilot inputs and control surface deflection rates are reduced, which allow better control in the normal flight regime
    • Aileron-Rudder Interconnect designed directly from NASA source documentation
    • Built from scratch Autopilot with Control Stick Steering in Pitch and Bank Hold Modes
    • Vector mode follows a loaded flight Plan
    • Auto Carrier Landing System combines with Auto Throttle for a hands free carrier landing. 2D Alignment gauge for AFCS can be used give precise feedback on ACLS lineup
  • Flight Mechanics
    • Thoroughly tested by retried Fleet F-14 pilots and a software engineer involved with a professional F-14 simulation. Performance and control response & stability data were sourced and matched as closely as possible to NATOPS and NASA technical archives
    • The F-14`s notorious flat spin has been recreated along with the `Hoser` method of spin recovery
    • Simconnect enabled Axis Manager (AM) precisely sets the aircraft`s lift based on the configuration of six lift devices; Wing Sweep, Primary (outboard) flaps, Auxiliary (inboard) flaps, Slats, Spoilers, and Glove Vanes
    • (AM) Separate control output for Stabilator and spoilerons; wings swept aft will produce less lift, less roll, and notably increased adverse yaw
    • (AM) Authentic catapult launch speeds on any carrier as well as a custom trap physics on recovery
  • AI Scenarios
    • In-sim menu allows users to spawn randomly generated scenarios anywhere near a carrier TACAN signal
    • Includes radar Intercept, escort, wandering (civilian) pilot, Random, and a Tanker for when the tanks run empty
    • Included aircraft that have been generously donated by our collaborators:
  • USS Kitty Hawk CV-63
    • Built from scratch Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (FLOLS) which can be applied to any naval aircraft using the Kitty Hawk
    • 11 moving carrier tracks from around the world centered around on historically significant locations. Each track has a corresponding saved flight which allows users to load the simulation directly on a moving carrier.
  • Moving tracks includes a carrier task force
    • USS Jarrett and USS Vandegrift by Alberto Garcia
    • USNS Patuxent by Javier Fernandez
    • Owners of the Deltasim DDG ( http://deltasimstudio.com/ddg.htm ) will have the option to substitute the destroyer into the Carrier Task Force

 

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