Hornet Throttle Curve

Hornet Throttle Curve

Postby Flyco » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:15 pm

Having spent a couple of hours of experimenting, I have come up with what I find a much more controllable throttle in the critical 80% to 94% range. The downside is that you lose a bit of sensitivity in afterburner and in the taxying range, but I don’t find either a problem. You still get the same idle power and max reheat power.

This is for ThrustMaster only, although a similar procedure might work for other throttles You need to go into Controls setup and for each throttle axis select User Curve. Then for each of the 11 settings enter the following values:

0 16 26 32 38 44 50 56 63 77 100

I hope this works for you. Just check that you can still get around 70% with throttles closed, and full afterburner with them fully open.
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Re: Hornet Throttle Curve

Postby Flyco » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:51 am

I'm finding my new throttle curve very helpful. Made a slight tweak - increased 2nd figure from 16 to 18, and reduced the penultimate from 77 to 74. This extends the important (glide-path) part of the range slightly.

Also ran some trials by flying the glide-slope from 4 nm/1500ft down to a 3 wire trap. The figures I got for the various ranges were as follows:

Range Ht ROD IAS Ball
n.m ft fpm kts
3.9 1480 590 131 On G/P
3.0 1220 460 130 On G/Pt
2.5 1070 680 130 Slightly High
1.9 800 710 131 Very Slightly High
1.5 660 630 130 Slightly High
1.0 470 680 132 On G/P
0.7 370 760 128 Slightly High

The average ROD was 650 fpm and I got a 3 wire (one of the few I have got)

As was probably to be expected the glide-path varied as I got closer. Less excusable, the IAS varied as I got closer (and hence more twitchy!) - I was clearly pulling and pushing the stick. A bit anal perhaps, but I'm afraid it's the mathematician in me. However, I did find it instructive to analyse how I did.

I flew an extended approach in landing config and trimmed to the E mark, pressed 'Pause' the game every half mile or so, zoomed in to check the ball, and made a note of the ht, ROD, and IAS, and then pressed 'Pause' again to continue the approach. I do think it is worth trying it, and then trying to analyse why there were variations
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Re: Hornet Throttle Curve

Postby Neil Willis » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:28 pm

I am trying it now.
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Re: Hornet Throttle Curve

Postby Neil Willis » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:17 pm

I'm probably no real judge, but I have gone back to the one recommended on the ED forum. I wasn't getting g 100% thrust at the afterburner detent, and I suspect I'm just getting used to the Ed one.

Still not nailing landings - but that's not down to throttles I think.
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Re: Hornet Throttle Curve

Postby dragon13 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:37 pm

Tried the curves suggested by Neil, I like them, gonna keep them.
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Re: Hornet Throttle Curve

Postby Paul Gillon » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:31 am

I've been using this:

http://www.476vfightergroup.com/showthr ... t-settings

Might experiement with this is combination with the curves.
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