3rd July 2020



Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,

Our third-party partners Polychop Simulations have been working hard during the past few months on DCS: Kiowa Warrior. “As you have seen, there are a number of detailed videos about the DCS Kiowa Warrior on Youtube, and we are very thankful to have Barundus and all the other pilots on the team”.

- Your Polychop Simulations Team

Alongside the substantial bug-fixing schedule, we have been making improvements to our DCS World Voice Chat system. These are necessary steps needed to achieve our goal of high quality, realistic communications embedded within DCS World. We still have a way to go but we are confident that it will be up to user expectations when the system goes final.

We would like to kindly remind you that the DCS World Summer Sale 2020 will continue on our Eshop until the 19th of July. For those of you who fly in DCS World Steam Edition, the sale will end on the 9th of July at 10:00 PST. We hope this will give you all a chance to land some great deals and add some serious stuff to your hangar.

Thank you for your passion and support.


Yours sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

Kiowa Warrior

Polychop Simulations

Kiowa Warrior

“With the help of the pilots we are currently evaluating details, which also includes the refinement and corrections of the avionics system of the aircraft. During the coming weeks, we hope to integrate the moving map feature to the avionics and also finetune the weapons and the flight model of the Hellfire missiles and will integrate another rocket type, that we have not shown or talked about yet, that will make it possible to properly engage infantry and light armoured vehicle units in DCS World.

During the past months we have also worked on certain aspects of the flight model that either needed corrections or refinements. For example, the torque values of forward flight at all possible altitudes, speeds and temperatures. Currently, we are working on the hover torque requirements to accurately mimic real aircraft as closely as possible. We are also looking at the flight characteristics below ETL, effective translational lift.

Performance pages have recently been added to the DCS Kiowa Warrior MFD, which will enable you to ask the system to calculate your power for certain flight envelopes in level and hover flight. Night vision has also been added, which we plan to update prior to release with a new feature never before seen in DCS World Helicopters, but we do not want to reveal anything yet, because we can not yet foresee obstacles we may come across that might delay such a special night vision feature. We are confident that on release, we will have realised the most accurate Kiowa Warrior representation in the game market.

At the moment we have 19 US Army liveries of various Kiowa Warrior troops, these include older aircraft markings. 16 Croatian army liveries were added as well, which is the complete fleet of the Kiowa Warriors they operate, including the tail number 327 that crashed on the 27th of January 2020 and resulted in the unfortunate loss of the aircraft and crew. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the crew.

Since everyone was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, our production has slowed down a bit during the past weeks, because we as a team were also affected. Nevertheless we are back to normal again and our team is back to normal status because we have the desire to keep our promise for a release in 2020, which also includes the time required for the quality verification process by Bell Helicopters. That said, we are also currently working on 3 stand-alone campaigns for the DCS Kiowa Warrior.

Finally we hope everyone stays safe and is excited for the release of DCS: Kiowa Warrior.”

Your Polychop Simulation Team

Check out new work in progress screenshots

Voice Chat

Development Report

WebRTC

We continue to work on improving the functionality of Voice Chat in DCS World.

At the moment, testing is underway to add player rooms and the ability to invite friends for private communication. In addition, the automatic creations of rooms between the crew of one aircraft (intercom) and the ability to create special missions rooms for coalition forces. This is done through the scripting trigger system function when creating missions. It is useful when specific communication channels are needed with air traffic control, sub-channels within squadrons and with ground crew. These features are planned for release in the upcoming updates.

Following the update, the Voice Chat Development Team will be focussing on the integration of radio device voice communication in the game. We understand that this function is highly demanded and greatly appreciate your patience whilst we work on it.

Summer Sale

F/A-18C Hornet

F/A-18C Hornet

We have been working with our internal and external beta testing teams in order to locate and squash bugs. Recent fixes include:

  • During a cold start, refuelling now confirms, so that the rearm process can continue.
  • Fixed right engine RPM failure when using AutoStart in cold weather conditions.
  • Auto Laser timer and TTI will display only when the bomb is dropped.
  • The Radar Altimeter warning, SAI and ADI no longer freeze after repair.
  • Launching from the catapult no longer turns external lights off.

These bug fixes are part of a larger update to the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and we look forward to sharing the progress with you soon. With the Summer Sale 2020 in full swing, make sure to take advantage of the 50% discount on our EShop.

Thank you again for your passion and support,


Kind regards,

The Eagle Dynamics Team