The F111F GBU Challenge
So do you think you can get an F111F to drop on perpendicular to a runway 4 out of 4 attempts?
I have no problems dropping LGBs from the F16 in area or point track mode. I don’t have any problems dropping LGBs in an F111F in point track mode. But I’ll be darned if I can get consistent results dropping LGBs in an F111F in area mode.
So before you ask, I paused the game to make the following checks in a series of 12 test runs.
4 GBU10 check
SMS at 2 Pair, 20’ Interval check
Target Kimpo 32R check
Master Arm On check
Laser Arm On check
Laser CMBT check
Laser seconds 99 check
TMS up to ground stabilize check
Point track fail check
Area mode active check
Get blinking L by pressing First Trigger Detent check
TURN TO TARGET
3 to 5 second consent pickles check
NARO mode check
Test #1: Angels 15; CAS 380; Codes 1611/1611; KILL.
Test #2: Angels 17; CAS 500; Codes 1712/1712; NO KILL.
Test #3: Angels 16.9; CAS 500; Codes 1712/1712; NO KILL.
Test #4: Angels 17; CAS 425; Codes 1712/1712; KILL.
So I am thinking okay, Skosh is right all I need to do is get an airspeed 375 to 400ish.
Test #5: Angels 16; CAS 345; Codes 1699/1699; LONG NO KILL.
OMG, Skosh has it nailed, my issue has been airspeed all along!
Test #6: KILL at SKOSH recommended speeds so I quit taking notes. So, I have to go from memory at this point. Just to be sure I make the run again keeping within the airspeed and this time no kill. So SKOSH recommends banking out instead of flying over. Still no kills at recommended speeds. I don’t know must have tried 4 or 5 more times and I could not get reliable hits. SKOSH recommends trying the Falcon as it might be an F111F modeling issue.
I try the F16. Hit. Try the F16 at really low airspeed – I think 280 or something really low and that goes long. I try 500 and that misses too, I can’t remember if I know whether it went long or not. I tried it at 375ish and 425ish and good kills both times.
So now I can consistently get Area tracking hits with F16 but not F111F. So as far as I am concerned, unless someone can show me how to do it right, the F111F area tracking release mode is FUBAR but I don’t recall having any remaining issues in point tracking mode.
*NOTE: In point tracking mode for laser guided bombs only, I have started waiting for the bomb cue to bounce back up 1 tick before pickle as I find this to be a more reliable release than your typical 2 to 5 second hold to through consent pickle. Sometimes laser-guided bombs will come off early on me if I am holding the pickle before the cue reaches the bottom.
I had a bunch of guys, Ghostdog, Lexi, Nebo, Scope, SKOSH and others all trying to help me on Discord today and I tried all of their suggestions and still I could not get reliable releases. So please verify that your advice will work because their advice works great for the F16 but its not working on the F111F.
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Edited by usVandal, 2017-03-10 @ 15:56.