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Re: GNU/GPL MiG-21 development

Postby PINTO » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:33 pm

I have a couple outstanding issues to wrap up and some 3D modelling to complete first, then I will mail the list again with my username.

As a general update, the MiG-21bis is almost complete, as far as cockpit switches and their implementation goes. The radar canvas just received a rewrite. I’m working on updating the exterior 3D, as well as adding more realism to the radar itself. I’m also working on making the engines more realistic. I’ve improved the FDM some - yaw is much tighter, and after watching an interview, the MiG-21 can now climb and stay at ~70k feet (although it takes almost all of your fuel to get there.) Also, a bug in the fuel code which resulted in ghost fuel being added has been fixed.
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Re: GNU/GPL MiG-21 development

Postby KP164 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:17 am

Hi and thank you for your work!
I would like to ask, if there is any way to rise the planes seat or change the point of view (ctrl+right mouse button+mouse move in my case does not work on this plane)? Default position is optimal for flight, but during landing it is hard to align with runway. Thank you in advance.
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Re: GNU/GPL MiG-21 development

Postby PINTO » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:47 pm

This is due to the headshake code. I'll take a look soon.
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Re: GNU/GPL MiG-21 development

Postby PINTO » Fri May 01, 2020 10:33 pm

Alright! The seat height switch now works, so you can raise and lower your view.
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Re: GNU/GPL MiG-21 development

Postby KP164 » Sat May 02, 2020 8:53 am

Thank you very much!
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Re: GNU/GPL MiG-21 development

Postby PINTO » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:12 am

Update:

There was a lull over the summer, so not much was done.
- FDM improvements, including better turn rates and runaway yaw with the center pylon loaded.
- The radar now shows sidelobe clutter at low altitudes, making it much harder to use.
- Several new liveries
- Anticheat, including forcing internal views only and disabling many menu items when damage is on.
- GSh-23 impacts now are more realistic (read: much larger) and respond to the terrain type.
- Weights added to store selection dialogue
- ILS autopilot was greatly improved
- Dead reckoner was very bugged/inaccurate, it has been fixed
- A "joke" chemtrail dispenser, the Human Mind Control System, was added to the center pylon. It requires an option center console as well. It has retracted, armed, and deploying states, and is visible over mp.
- Various other bugfixes

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Two very big changes

- Tacview integration.
Using the recorder switch in the cockpit outputs a Tacview file in the $FG_HOME/Export folder, allowing you to review your flights using tacview. This is great for self-review. Tacview is non-open source, but there is a free version available at https://www.tacview.net/.

- Switching damage from MPChat to Emesary
Using weapons will no longer spam the in-game chat with weapon notifications. These are now silent, instead we are using emesary to communicate this behind the scenes. Due to this, 2020.3.1 is the new required minimum version.
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