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Re: F-16 upgraded to 'production' status

Postby Johan G » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:36 pm

PH-JAKE wrote in Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:03 pm:Here is a demo of this Auto Start implementation. [...]

From what I can tell comparing the start sequence, its sounds and indications to a few videos on YouTube, it is rather spot on, though not that loud (though they was not dampened by the helmet, see below) and a just slight bit fast (though I expect an experienced pilot could probably do that; the videos often seem to be by ground crew).


Pilot helmets have built in hearing protection as the noise level in a jet fighter cockpit is around 100 dB (A). In a typical work place you would wear hearing protection before you get to 80 dB (A). Note that the perceived sound level doubles every 3 dB.

This is probably overkill, but if you want to have slightly different sound to differentiate between pilot view and an action camera view, and would want to know the acoustic dampening through the pilot helmet, and assuming that the pilot would be using the ubiquitous Gentex ACS helmet, a detailed and accurate dampening curve is available on on page 41 in Pentti Kuronen (2004). Military aviation noise – Noise-induced hearing impairment and noise protection (pdf) (archived), Oulu University Press.
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Re: F-16 upgraded to 'production' status

Postby PH-JAKE » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:43 am

Johan G wrote in Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:36 pm:
PH-JAKE wrote in Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:03 pm:Here is a demo of this Auto Start implementation. [...]

From what I can tell comparing the start sequence, its sounds and indications to a few videos on YouTube, it is rather spot on, though not that loud (though they was not dampened by the helmet, see below) and a just slight bit fast (though I expect an experienced pilot could probably do that; the videos often seem to be by ground crew).

Indeed this is somewhat fast, it's as fast as the simulation allows me to. You don't want to sit around and wait for every switch to be set one-by-one when you want to go flying :lol: . Compared to the Quick Start it was it's already quite a bit slower.
As for the sound, these are the native sounds of the model, these are not changed by this.
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Re: F-16 upgraded to 'production' status

Postby J Maverick 16 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:25 pm

@PH-JAKE Nice work!

Feel free to join the development Discord server so we can further discuss and evaluate it together: https://discord.gg/CJYTUAQ
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