Hi everyone, and welcome to our January 2017 Community A-4E update. This month’s theme is ”You’re in Control of the System.”
Before mentioning any of our content however, we just want to toot our own horn and say Happy Birthday to Us! As of the first week of January, we’ve now been working on the A-4 for a year. We’ve had a few bumpy moments along the way, but every time we think something isn’t possible, one of us pulls a rabbit out of a hat and here we are… Tempus fugit, just like our A-4E.
And now to our new content…
Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS)
The first new feature for this month’s update is our implementation of the realistic Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS), otherwise known as the autopilot. We didn’t use any of the built-in SFM functionality for this, instead implementing our own custom PID controllers from scratch (had to brush up a bit on control systems theory, and aircraft control systems in particular). The autopilot has 3 primary modes of operation while engaged: Jatka lukemista
DCS: AJS-37 Viggen by Leatherneck Simulations, Now Available!
We and Leatherneck Simulations are overjoyed to announce the early access release of their DCS: AJS-37 Viggen in the Open Beta DCS 1.5.6. This is the product of several years of passion and dedication and we are incredibly excited to bring it to DCS World! We hope that you will have as fun learning and flying the aircraft as Leatherneck has had in recreating it.
In one week, on 27 January 2017, we will launch the Early Access of DCS: AJS-37 Viggen by Leatherneck Simulations! Leatherneck has created this masterpiece for DCS World, and we believe it will wonderfully fill role as a strike and anti-ship platform. Over the past couple of weeks, several preview videos of the Viggen have been released. Here are some of our favorites: