LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE UPCOMING DCS F/A-18C HORNET
DCS F/A-18C HORNET
No, it’s not a myth. Work on the Hornet continues with great progress on the air-to-surface radar. The real beam mapping mode is just about done, and once complete, the team will start work on the various sub-modes. This has been a critical new technology that had to be developed from scratch for this project.
Included in this newsletter is the current status of the 6 DOF cockpit. It is still very much a work-in-progress but project development is now accelerating.
Matt Wagner’s statement/prediction from September last year has come to fruition. Todays Eagle Dynamics newsletter contained fantastic news for F/A-18 fans, including these images which show the cockpit in early stages of development:
ED released this statement in the newsletter:
“Perhaps the most eagerly awaited DCS module, the Hornet, is indeed in progress... it really does exist!
More so than any other of our past and current projects though, the Hornet requires a massive amount of work, not just the creating of the art assets and programming of the cockpit functions, but also a great deal of research, design documentation, building of supersonic aircraft flight dynamics (F-15C with BST and Su-27 have been helping to create this technology), acquiring source data, and creating several new technologies like air-to-surface radar.
In addition to the actual aircraft, there are other elements that need to be created such as an improved Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, much better carrier operations, and a new combat theater map tailored to this aircraft.
We hear you and realize that many of you are very anxious and looking forward to hearing more about this project. As we get closer to an early beta, we will be discussing this more.
The team is currently working on a new combat theater map to support DCS: F/A-18C Hornet.”
An email update today featured this bit of news:
“While we continue to update several of our existing aircraft like the F-15C, Su-27, Su-33 and MiG-29, the team is also hard at work on new aircraft including the Fw-190 and F/A-18C Hornet.”
During discussion at the ED Forums about the DCS F/A-18C Matt ‘Wags’ Wagner stated:
“Honestly, I would not expect any news on Hornet until this time next year at the earliest.”
CORETEX DESIGNS F/A-18E SUPER HORNET
10/30/2014 New teaser video released:
CORETEX have released a new teaser video of their F/A-18E Super Hornet module for DCS World.
9/25/2013 Update highlights:
“Throughout the past few months we have been hard at working developing Coretex Designs and the F/A-18E project. Through our journey we have had to remove members, and gain new members.
The EFM (External Flight Model) is now at a point in it's stages where we'll be handing over the module to our testers to receive their input. One of the highlights of the EFM is our very own FCS (Flight Control Systems). By the time the final build of our module is published the FCS will have a mind of its own.
The current status of our cockpit is that modeling, and animations are complete. We are still working on texturing, and scripting most of the cockpit functions. In the video below you can see that we have a functional HUD, EFD, and UFCD. Our L/R DDI's, and MPCD are still being scripted.
Now, if you are wondering about our cockpit textures I can assure you they will look nothing like what they look like now in the final module. We are bringing on a very popular cockpit texture artist from the forums in the upcoming weeks that will start turning this cockpit into a beauty.
Side Project- CVN-77 USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH
We currently have a side project that we'd like to share with everyone today. We are still in the very early stages of development but I'm glad to say that we are now developing the CVN-77 Carrier for DCS.
We are currently in the modeling/texturing stages. We hope you have truly enjoyed this new update that we have released today. We will be releasing new, and regular updates from now on. Please feel free to contact us through any of the following networks. Thank you!”