DCS World Weekend News – 28 September 2018

Hornet, Persian Gulf Map, and Su-33 Free Weekend!
Starting today and lasting until 1 October 2018, play DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, DCS: Persian Gulf Map, and the Su-33 for DCS World for free! The Hornet and Su-33 include all the missions and campaigns as the purchased versions, and they can be played in both single player and multiplayer modes. Enjoy!

If you do not already own one of these modules, we hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity and try out a new DCS World module and consider a purchase.

Download and try out from either our e-Shop or Steam.

For install any of those modules please see into Module Manager in the game.

DCS World e-Shop

DCS World Steam Edition

DCS World Open Beta Update
This week we updated the DCS World Open Beta to version 2.5.3.22176. Important additions and fixes to this week’s Open Beta include:

  • SA-2 SAM, Rapier SAM, HY-2 Silkworm anti-ship cruise missile and P-19 search radar added.
  • Persian Gulf Map updated with oil platforms, natural gas platforms, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and Aldar Headquarters building. More to come!
  • Includes new Hornet mini-campaign.
  • Hornet air-to-air radar improvements for retaining lock with hard maneuvering, and resolved locking target when at high roll angles. Note: work continues on oddities with b-sweep in some conditions.
  • Mk-82Y (high drag with ballute) added to the Hornet inventory.
  • R-77 / AA-12 air-to-air missile guidance improved.
  • Mk-20 and CBU-99 Mk-118 submunition effectiveness increased.
  • Several AJS-37 Viggen additions.

Please see the complete changelog on the DCS forum

DCS World Helicopter Autumn Sale Pack Final Days
Running just two more days, until September 30th, 2018, we are offering all four DCS World helicopters for just $69.99! Normally a $199.96 value; this is a 65% saving on each helicopter. DCS World offers some of the most realistic helicopter simulations available on the PC, and nothing compares to the helicopter combat environment that DCS World offers.

You can purchase from our e-Shop

We are also offering the same bundle sale from our DCS World Steam Edition page

Please see our sale video

Aircraft Flight with Folded Wings Explanation
With the release of DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, we’ve observed some confusion and false-assumptions regarding how an aircraft can fly, or even take off, with its wings folded up. The answer: physics.

For folded-wing aircraft’s flight characteristics, we conducted calculations for the wings and stabilators in XFLR5 software. The calculations were done using VLM (Vortex Lattice Method) with a non-viscous flow model. The program then determines the characteristics of the linear area of lifting force dependence based on the angle of attack. For horizontal flight, we have the following equation to calculate how the forces are balanced in the vertical plane:

ρv2/2 SСL= mg

The calculations show us that the folded wing configurations results in a 30% reduction in the coefficient of lift. To compensate for this reduction in horizontal flight lift, we need to either increase the angle of attack by 42% or increase the velocity 19%. Because the folded portion of the aircraft resides behind the center of gravity, a folded wing configuration results in reducing the negative pitching moment, which will also result in a reduced rotation speed at takeoff.

Initially, we didn’t take into account the fuselage, stabilators, and flaps lift capabilities, which all add to the total lifting force.

Unfolded wing

Folded wing

For an aircraft with non-folded wings and mass of 35,000 pounds and 8 degrees of angle of attack, the velocity to create the lifting force would be 186 knots without taking into account the fuselage, stabilators, and flaps. For an aircraft with folded wings and a mass of 35,000 pounds and 8 degrees of angle of attack, the estimated velocity for creating lift is 222 knots (i.e. 186 +19% = 221,34 knots). In our model, the velocity for a mass of 35,000 pounds and an angle of attack of 8 degrees is 205 knots due to the fuselage, stabilators, and flaps.

DCS World Weekend News – 21 September 2018

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, DCS: Persian Gulf Map, and Su-33 for DCS World Bundle Pack Announcement
Coming October 1st, 2018 and lasting until October 21st, 2018, purchase the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, the Persian Gulf map, and the Su-33 together for just $89.99! This bundle has an almost $150.00 value.

DCS World e-Shop

The Persian Gulf map was in large part chosen to act as the setting for DCS: F/A-18C Hornet combat operations. Operate from numerous, detailed airfields in the UAE and Oman or from the deck of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Conduct air-to-air and air-to-ground operations over a huge, detailed portion of southern Iran and many of the Persian Gulf islands. New additions coming to the map in time for the pack include the SA-2 and Rapier surface-to-air missile system, the HY-2 Silkworm anti-ship cruise missile, the Aldar Headquarters building, the Sheikh Zayad Grand Mosque, and oil platforms. More map items like new airfields, unique buildings, and weapons will be added after the Pack. The Su-33 adds a great adversary aircraft for the Hornet.

More screenshots

This same Bundle Pack will also be available on Steam!

Don’t miss out on this great savings, and experience these three great modules together! Read more about the Hornet, Persian Gulf map, and Su-33 here:

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and Persian Gulf Map Discounts
If you already have one of the two modules of the Bundle Pack, then we have a deal for you! DCS: F/A-18C Hornet owners can get a $10 discount on the Persian Gulf map, and Persian Gulf map owners can get a $20 USD savings on the Hornet!

This offer is from our DCS World e-Shop
These savings last until October 1sth, 2018.

DCS World 2.5 Update
This week we updated the DCS World 2.5 Release version from the current Open Beta version.

  • Corrected inaccessible controls when using 4K display.
  • Addressed an intermittent multiplayer host crash.
  • Fixed a crash related to multi-monitor use.
  • Corrected VR issues related to 4K monitors and cursor scale.
  • Aircraft carrier catapult adjusted for low-temperature conditions.
  • Added a work-in-progress update to properties of Medium and High PRF radar emission. There is a known issue with Medium PRF with high-aspect targets.
  • Hornet ACM boresight mode extended to 10 nm.
  • Corrected UH-1H glass transparency.
  • Numerous AJS-37 fixes and improvements.
  • Added the Yak-52 to the Logbook.

Our primary focus of the Hornet is currently a re-coding of the air-to-air radar to make it more effective and realistic. Updating the radar is not a simple task, but we will release into a later Open Beta as soon as possible.

Full changelog you can see in the dedicated thread on the DCS forum.

Ongoing DCS World Helicopter Autumn Sale Pack
Running now and lasting until September 30th, 2018, we are offering all four DCS World helicopters for just $69.99! Normally a $199.96 value; this is a 65% saving on each helicopter. DCS World offers some of the most realistic helicopter simulations available on the PC, and nothing compares to the helicopter combat environment that DCS World offers.

You can purchase from our e-Shop

We are also offering the same bundle sale from our DCS World Steam Edition page