Author: Sacha 'Voodoo'
Author Website: https://github.com/SachaOropeza/AH64D-Project

Requirements: No addons required

Version: 08122018
Signed: No

Short description: This adds the AH-64D Apache Longbow to your Arma 3.

Date: 2018-12-08 12:54


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AH-64D Apache Longbow - Official Project

by
Sacha 'Voodoo'


Description:
THE AH-64D PROJECT
First things first, this project officialy started in February 2017 but it wouldn't have been possible without Franze & Nodunit's original work on A2, and their agreement to push it open source - hats down guys. The main goal of this project is to bring (like never ever before) an high fidelity AH-64D aircraft on A3 considering the engine limitations; this mod does directly aim towards simmers and real life pilots. Keep in mind, a lot of features are still WIP as the code is really complex.

HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROJECT ?
Everyone is free to contribute as long as the provided work matches the initial project direction. Feeling interested ? Hop on Discord, PM me or leave me a message on Steam. You can also contribute to the project differently as other valuable ressources joined the project by bringing in some of the knowledge they have, from real world UH-60/AH-64D pilots to hardcore simmers and rotary wings enthusiasts. Also make sure you check out the AH-64D Project GitHub for most recent code updates. I'm currently looking for C/C#/C++ coders, an RTD developer for flight model tuning and a 3D artist to join the progress.

PREFLIGHT SETTINGS
This version of the AH-64D is NOT meant to be flown with Standard Flight Model (SFM). In order to avoid bugs, make sure you do have the following settings within A3, with Advanced Flight Model (AFM) enabled :
Enable Auto Trim
Enable Rough Landing
Disable Wind Effects
Disable Stress Damage

KEYBINDS
- Cycle Right MPD Page - Custom User 1
- Cycle Left MPD Page - Custom User 2
- Gun Tracking - Custom User 3
- WAS/Weapon Action Switch - Custom User 4
- Arm Laser Designation System - Custom User 5
- TSD/FCR Targets Filtering - Custom User 6
- TSD Range Setting - Custom User 7
- TSD Mode - Custom User 8
- PFZ Selection - Custom User 9
- Disarm Laser Designation System - Custom User 10
- IHADSS Toggle - Custom User 11
- HDU PNVS Toggle - Custom User 12
- Manual/Automatic Jammers Toggle - Custom User 13
- ASE Autopage Settings - Custom User 14
- IHADSS Mode - Custom User 15
- Cycle Waypoint Backward - Custom User 17
- Cycle Waypoint Forward - Custom User 18
- Toggle Head Tracking - Custom User 19
- Crosshair Action - Custom User 20
- Toggle FCR On/Off - Salute
- Sensors Selection - OpticsMode
- Gun Burst, Rocket Salvo, Hellfire Trajectory - Binocular
- PNVS Control - Analog Look


Installation:
To install AH-64D Apache Longbow - Official Project you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.


Included files:
fza_ah64_us.pbo
fza_ah64_controls.pbo


Usage:
FLIGHT SCHOOL
AH-64D A2/A3 OFFICIAL FLIGHT MANUAL http://mechmodels.com/mas/downloads/ah64v2/manual/ah64dv2_manual.html
AH-64D AIRCREW TRAINING MANUAL http://asktop.net/wp/download/5/TC1_251.pdf
AH-64D OPERATOR MANUAL https://info.publicintelligence.net/USArmy-ApacheLongbow.pdf


Media:


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Credits & Thanks:
Sacha 'Voodoo' Oropeza
Jamo aka blindbat2006
Franze & Nodunit


Changelog:
08122018
- Reworked GUN FXD symbology.
- Added Master Arm/Safe.
- Retextured 230 GAL fuel tanks.
- Added 300 rounds magazine by default.
- Added refuel/repair and rearm delay.

07122018
- Resized ASE threat circles.
- Removed BARO ALT in Cruise mode from CPG's TADS view.
- Fixed APU sounds for dedicated server - by Jamo.
- Reworked HDU script, it's now temporary on by default as a placeholder however the monocle still needs to be picked up manually from the box in order to display this IHADSS informations.

04122018
- Reworked M261 sounds.
- Fixed UI "white" menu bug - by Jamo.
- Tweaked M230 sound.
- Tweaked engines and rotor sounds at distance.

03122018
- Fixed flares issue making vanilla aircrafts not being able to drop flares - by Jamo.
- Fixed Rearm & Repair feature.

06102018
- Added dynamic engines throttle levers - by Keplager.
- Added proper onboard radios (VHF ARC-186, UHF ARC-164, FM1 ARC-201D, FM2 ARC-201D).
- Fixed APU & BATT MP synchronization on dedicated servers.
- Tweaked AGM-114 area of effect.
- Replaced IHADSS 180°, 360°, 270° and 90° headings by S, N, W and E.

29092018
- Throttle animation fix.

29092018
- Tweaked M230 damage and effects.

17092018
- Update on the Advanced Flight Model (AFM), rotor intertia fixed - by Keplager.

16092018
- Removed fza_ah64d_chaff30 upon rearming.
- Added hot refuel.
- Removed APU 3D virtual object placeholder.
- Restored ability for PLT to close CPG door.
- Rewrote bunch of scripts, performance are increased in SP.
- Added NVS MODE switch simulation.
- Added aircraft state persistence.
- Tweaked weapon sounds at distance.
- Added single flare dispense instead of burst.

02092018-2
- Added NVS MODE cockpit interaction.
- Fixed HDU PNVS FPS.

02092018
- Updated Advanced Flight Model (AFM) data - by Keplager.
- Increased HDU PNVS resolution.
- Fixed autohover values - by Keplager.
- Unstowed TADS and PNVS camera once APU is running.

27082018
- Core file architecture rework - by Yax.
- Restored ability for CPG to take controls.
- Fixed CPG POV and hands position.
- Minor fix to Optical Relay Tube (ORT) 3D model.
- Added ingame monocle. (w/ Keplager + Yax)
- Removed vanilla UI lock box.
- Removed vanilla NVG mode to PNVS.
- Removed green cursor upon 3rd person.
- Fixed GUN azimuth limit on HMD ACQ. (/w Jamo)
- Reworked TADS informations display.
- Added RKT FXD symbology.
- Reworked TADS DTV colors.
- Disabled PNVS view if not enough electrical power.
- Added new PNVS rendering effect.
- Added new APU & ENG 3D sounds.
- Added APU sound loop. (/w Reyhard)
- External sounds adjustments.
- Changed IHADSS & IHADSS BRT toggle sounds.
- Added two steps IHADSS procedure, first put the monocle on and then click IHADSS BRT to put it alive (requires APU).
- Added threat circles to ASE MPD page.
- Fixed laser issue not showing up on objects (buildings, rocks, vehicles...) at long distances - by Reyhard.
- Fixed ENG starters glitch.
- Added Fire Panel Test WARN sounds.

12072018
- M230 & RKT distance sound adjustments.
- Restored M230 vibrations upon firing.
- Restored M230 barrel smoke effect.
- Battery should now provide supply by itself for CPG in MP.
- Minor change to ACRE 2 onboard radio configuration.

11072018
11062018
- Fixed gun ammo count on WPN page.

29042018
- Advanced Flight Model (AFM) update based on real engines performances.
- Reduced waypoint transition distance (from 500 to 50 meters).
- Fixed SMG_Burst error.
- Minor changes to auto-hover mode detector.
- Added initial steerpoint (WP0) upon spawning.
- Changed default M230 position to FXD.
- Disabled TADS imagery when engines off.

1304201801
- Fixed Gun Crosshair Fixed symbology.

13042018
- Updated Advanced Flight Model (AFM).
- Added ACRE 2 support (requires development build & ACE) /w AN-PRC117F, Racks & Infantry Telephone.

0804201802
- IHADSS bug fix.
- Action menu priority items arrangement.

08/04/2018
- Changed Custom User 11 for IHADSS Toggle.
- Changed Custom User 12 for HDU PNVS Toggle.
- Restored GUN pipper for P*, removed for CPG (WIP).
- Edited CPG FOV.
- Enhanced Crosshair (Custom User 20) visibility.
- Lighten interactions trough action menu.
- Restored AH-64D Apache (without Longbow FCR).
- Removed vehicle chat regarding CPG laser state.
- Partially fixed misaligned backlight textures.
- Added signature files.

04/04/2018
- Thumbnail update.

04/04/2018
- Advanced Flight Model (AFM) changes.
- PNVS azimuth bug fixed (-90°/+90°).

03/04/2018
- R-MPD ENG page rework to match real aircraft values (WIP).
- Complexified startup & shutdown procedures.
- Tweaked animations to be less restrictive.
- Fixed TADS optic stability.


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