Anyone out there flying the AFS2 F-15E Strike Eagle?

  • After all this time I have decided to learn to fly the Aerofly FS2 F-15E. It appears the F-15E is near the bottom of the list for updates and enhancements. Could someone that is familiar with this one in this flight sim post some info about it. I find absolutely nothing in the wiki, nada, zilch, zip, nil. Not to worry, I'm sure someone has a few notes on the limitations, speeds, cautions, etc.


    Because we can't vary the takeoff or landing weights, and we can't change the fuel or weapons and external stores, these speeds should be pretty easy to remember. I suppose I could spend the evening trying to translate the data in the aircraft files to knots and pounds, but I haven't had much luck doing that with other planes. Maybe Jan will step in and impress us with his specialist knowledge.


    Will the current model follow a flight plan created using the NAV page? Will it hold a specific heading and/or altitude? Can I fly an ILS approach? Are any of the buttons and knobs activated yet? Do the flaps actually go from zero to full flaps with no intermediate setting?


    How about specific speeds like, VR, max flaps and gear operating speeds, best approach and touchdown speeds?


    I fully realize that we can consider ourselves lucky to even have an F-15E in our inventory at this early stage of sim development so I am obviously willing to take anything I can get. Can someone narrow down the options listed, engines for instance, maybe max takeoff weight, fuel capacity, in the general specs to our AFS2 model?


    Is anything selectable in the UFC (Up Front Control) panel? The upper middle panel with the keypad below looks like something should be selectable and useable. I do recognize the HDG and CRS buttons on the right MFD.


    Without an operational weapon system, I would expect most of this stuff will not be useful at this stage of development, but who knows?


    Regards,

    Ray



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  • The F15 autopilot implementation can hold heading or bank and pitch or altitude (baro or radar).


    Push the line select key next to the UFC text "STR MODE", this should engage the autopilot and select heading mode.

    Push the LSK next to ALT HOLD to engage altitude hold. You can switch from RDR (radar altitude hold) to BARO (altimeter)

    And I think these toggle, that means if you push it again you get back to bank or pitch hold.

    When you are in pitch or bank hold you can use the trim to change the attitude (steer with trim hat switch).


    ILS or route following is not implemented yet in our version of this fighter autopilot.


    Regarding speed: just enable the flight info bar at the top (default key "i"), that shows the flap speed range in white, normal airspeed range in green.

    Max speed was 800kts I think and Mach 2.0, min airspeed is around 120kts

  • Wow, that was quick. Thanks Jan. Can I change the HDG on the panel? Do anything of the other lighted text items function (bottom 3 rows)?


    Regards,

    Ray

  • Can you convert QThrust][2*129450.0]> to lbs ( s/b 25,000 or 29,000)?


    [Mass][28440.0]> to lbs

    [MinimumSpeed] [ 61.7]> to knots

    [ApproachSpeed] [ 72.0]> to knots


    Regards,

    Ray

  • Never did much on the F-15, the FS2 passing 5,000 feet forced landing clean best speeds for the F-18 seem to be about 230kt with a 20 degree descent gradient, the Aermacchi seems OK at about 190 and an 8.5 degree descent gradient. I have no idea if these performances are realistic, they seem a wee bit poor to me.

    Short wings do not really suit serious forced landing attempts.

    Getting stopped on a runway is quite satisfying.

  • I like it very much and was the one that kept pressing for the landing gear upgrade. Waiting now for some new repaints.


    Regards,

    Ray

    Do we have a repaint kit for the F-15E Strike Eagle?


    Regards,

    Ray

  • ILS or route following is not implemented yet in our version of this fighter autopilot.

    I had a similar question about the Mb-339. Is ILS correctly implemented? I can see that direction and horizontal alignement works, but I can't make vertical alignment work, there seems to be a diamond on the dial but it does never move. Do you confirm that it is not implemented? Or did I miss something?

  • I had a similar question about the Mb-339. Is ILS correctly implemented? I can see that direction and horizontal alignement works, but I can't make vertical alignment work, there seems to be a diamond on the dial but it does never move. Do you confirm that it is not implemented? Or did I miss something?

    The ILS is now implemented in the MB339, has been added with the last major update.

    You can change the navigation source in the HSI to NAV and then tune in the frequency on your right hand side. Change the course on the HSI and then you should have a working ILS

  • Jan,

    Thanks for the conversions. I agree, the conversions are super simple as long as one can recognize the SI unit. Still foreign to me.


    I suggest adding a few // to the tmc file for the ones we keep asking about. I did google SI aviation terms but did not recognize these, although I should have. Sorry.


    What is the SI unit for QThrust?


    Regards,

    Ray

    Got it: Newton’s to lbs.


    Ray

  • The ILS is now implemented in the MB339, has been added with the last major update.

    You can change the navigation source in the HSI to NAV and then tune in the frequency on your right hand side. Change the course on the HSI and then you should have a working ILS

    The DME seems to have stopped working in the current version, it used to show in the top left (I think (PC u/s)) of the the HSI-like navigation instrument.

    The nav' instrument does not receive TACAN but does also work with VORs. In the absence of DME a position fix can be established by switching between suitably orientated VORs. An ILS glide slope indication can be matched with HEIGHT to give a range out. This would not work in real life as false glide slopes can be received above the intended beam.

  • The ILS is now implemented in the MB339, has been added with the last major update.

    You can change the navigation source in the HSI to NAV and then tune in the frequency on your right hand side. Change the course on the HSI and then you should have a working ILS

    Isn't the frequency supposed to be already setup for the landing airport chosen in the navigation interface, just like for other planes? And the frequencies for localizer and glide path are supposed to be setup separately? Because as I said localizer works. Only glide path does not seem to work unless I don't know where to look.

  • The frequency is not auto-tuned in the MB339, nor is it in the learjet, q400 or c90. We plan on eventually tuning these frequencies for you when you select the final approach but as of right not this is not implemented.

    The glide indicator is in the attitude indicator, on the left side as far as I remember. It should work but not all ILSes in Aerofly have a glide slope, some only have the localizer

  • Jan,


    Any plans to add the open/close canopy feature to the F-15E? How about plans to add flight plan following?


    Regards,

    Ray