VRS Superhornet

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Postby SUBS17 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:12 pm



I had the luck of getting a free copy of the VRS Superhornet for FS2004 from VRS so heres a review of what I've found with it.

After installing the VRS Hornet I first accessed the ACM program to setup the aircraft configuration and preferences for the hornet which had a few surprises for example you can change the loadout to almost anything you can get for the Rhino including a buddy refuelling pod! After messing with the setup I opted for a clean configuration for my initial flight tests I also setup for a warm start as I'll do ramp starts later.

I must say the 3d model is very detailed and even if set for a rampstart all the safety pins set you can see the ribbons move in the wind.


The pit looks extremely detailed and the HUD colimation rocks. After a smooth take off I climbed to 10000ft and did some rolls and turns the FBW seems to work the way it should in UA mode. I found in the low speed the Hornet flys well in high alpha you can see the FBW fighting to maintain the AoA when you maintain the lower speeds. The pirouette is easy to execute but I think I need more practice with it as I tried to continue holding the stick position that nearly put me in a spin.

The rampstart check list follows the same procedure as described in the NATOPs manual and after a few goes its easy to carry out a cold start using the knee board check list.


I tried out the buddy refuelling setup the check list for this is also on the knee board quite easy to setup although I wouldn't mind tring it out in MP.
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Postby Ian Warren » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:30 pm

She looks nice SUBS cool.gif Scary Weird - i,m ripping around in the early 18 at the mo .. the FSX Accel ... love to compare both after seeing there displays in OZ cool.gif
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Postby Naki » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:54 pm

Been eagerly waiting for your assesment of this - by all accounts (from what I read on other forums) this is THE fast jet for FS9 and FSX..and one of the best flight sim add ons around but Ive put off getting this as my next flight sim purchase will be FSX.....
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Postby SUBS17 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:57 am

Ian Warren wrote:
QUOTE (Ian Warren @ Jan 10 2009, 06:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
She looks nice SUBS cool.gif Scary Weird - i,m ripping around in the early 18 at the mo .. the FSX Accel ... love to compare both after seeing there displays in OZ cool.gif


This is far better than the acceleration Hornet as the avionics is much more detailed its like every button and switch is modeled as well as that you have the external stores which adds weight and each pylon and weapons weight and drag are modeled. You also have realistic procedures for example I had the failure rate at 50% and managed to get a HOT FCS due to the airbleed switch in the wrong position and it caused a loss of MFDs and HUD plus hydralics for the gear but as the 2 hydralic circuits are modeled I was able to lower the gear from engaging the virtual speed brake which I think may have opened the hydralic line for the gear.
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Postby Ian Warren » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:32 am

I guess i'd better install the Capsim model to further compare the difference .
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Postby SUBS17 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:49 am

Thats an F/A-18D which is quite different to an F/A-18E in both the FBW and also the pit. It also uses the acceleration hornet pit which is good but is not as detailed as the VRS superhornet.

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You can also deploy the decoy and do electronic jamming etc which looks cool.
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Postby SUBS17 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:03 am

Decoy deployed


Dropping a flare whilst on the runway


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Postby SUBS17 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:39 am

Carrierops what fun pirate.gif
I used the Carrier Waikato New_Zealand_etc.gif but discovered a problem.


How do I get the elevator to work?

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Preparing for launch


Landing time


No problem
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Postby larral1123 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:08 pm

Aparently the ejector seat works
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Postby Ian Warren » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:40 am

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Aparently the ejector seat works

laugh.gif Many do have the feature , only one problem tongue.gif I havnt found out how to fly the ejector seat back to the aircraft ! rolleyes.gif
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Postby larral1123 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:21 pm

LOL smile.gif
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