KA50 V2.0 !
Here i come with a new KA50 Helios profile!
We already have a KA50 Helios profile, we really need a new one?
Well, several reasons made me create this new one:
1- In the time paseed from the first KA50 interface crated by Gadroc and today, ED made changes on the devices of the Blackshark, and that made the old interface to fail in several systems. And thats force to use key commands to send the switch clicks to DCS.
2- In the old interface several devices are missing aswell, not everything on the cockpit can be reproduced
3- The old KA50 profile was designed to be very practic, but thats made a profile very different from the real cockpit, with several systems relocated in diferent places from the real positions.
4- Several viewports need to be created with the old profile, to recreate the PVI, UV26 and Ekran, and this viewports need to be positioned acorss the monitor configuration, making the installation of the profile dificult for some people.
After thinking about for a long time, i decided to study how interfaces goes in Helios, and i start to remake the KA50 interface, fixing the device changes, adding new features and instruments, and implementing the UV26, PVI and EKRAN data directly to the interface.
Then i start redesigning all the art for the diferent panels to be more "cockpit fidellity". Implementing the new instruments and adding the brand new PVI, UV26 and EKRAN systems, without viewports exports!
I created, with the collaboration of Rashmaninov, aswell, several new instruments and controls for the new Helios version, thats permit me to recreate some KA50 instruments in a more easilly and eficient way.
And finally, i use my new Kneeboard control in Helios editor to create a new NAV panel, a Kneeboard with all the airport charts from all the actual DCS maps! including my Normandy Aerodrome charts v1.0 package.
So.... Here you got it... The new KA50 V2.0 profile !!
- HELIOS VERSION NEEDED:
Important notice !!
This new profile uses the new KA50 Helios interface, so you need to have the Helios version 1.4.2019.0616 or above
You can donwload from here:
Main panel with data link, laser warning, emergency lamps and UV26 panel activated
Light and back panel activated
Left main panel and A/P mini panel actives
Right 1 panel
Right 2 panel
Top panel with temperature instrument
New Kneeboard Nav panel
KA50_v2.0.hpf .....................16:10 monitor resolutions
KA50_v2.0b.hpf .....................16:9 monitor resolutions
- EXPORT FILES:
Another important notice !!
Included in the Scripts folder, you can find the export.lua, and a Helios folder with the export files needed to run with this profile
You need to install those files in your scripts folder.
- Monitor aspect resolutions:
I made two different profiles, v1.0 for 16:10 monitors and v1.0b for 16:9 monitors. Use the one better fit width you monitor resolution.
I made the entire graphic art, based on screenshots of the simulator, and the textures folder of the game.
I used the airport charts from http://www.virtual-jabog32.de
I used the Persian Gulf Kneeboard pages by Pellelil - https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3303320/
I used the Nevada/Arizona Airports diagrams V2.3 - http://www.476vfightergroup.com
I used the DCS Normandy Aerodrome Charts V1.0 by Capt Zeen - http://www.captzeen.com
For the export.lua i used the Loophole version, compatible width KA50, A10c and FC3 as a base for all my implementations.
In the export files i include a couple of functions by [FSF]Ian to export the digits of the UV26 for the MI-8
I want to give thanks to Bluefinbima, for let me include the new KA50 interface and all the new helios controls.
Thanks to Rashmaninov, for implementing the new helios Trans-rotate control.¡Gracias amigo!
Thanks to Cylution, yzfanimal, Damien022, Derammo, and Piet Van Nes for the good work done implementing new Helios features.
And of course to Gadroc for creating Helios, this great software.
- Main Front Panel:
All the instruments, lamps and switches implemented.
Actual radio frequency selected window
- Electric panel:
Complete electric panel, with power indicators and oil press and oil temp dials full working!
- Data link panel
- Laser warning panel
- Emergency lights panel
- UV26 panel:
Complete uv26 panel, the display is included so no more need viewport exports!.
- Top panel
including the temperature gauge
- Left panel
Include the engine panel, R800 panel, APU panel, Engine cut off valvles, K041 panel and radio selector, with the Actual radio frequency selected window
- Right 1 panel
Include PVI, pilot id panel, and autopilots panel. The PVI display is included so no more need viewport exports!.
- Right 2 panel
Include magnetic variation Panel, Iff panel, Ark22 panel, R868 radio panel and the flares panel
- Light panel
Even all the lights siwtches are in the correct panels, here you got all the light switches in a simigle panel for easy access
Morse code control for navigation lights.
KA50 navigation light system working display .
- Back panel
complete right back panel
- PVI mini panel:
secondary pvi display if you want to fly with it on the main dashboard
- Buttom panel:
Panel with the land lights, NDB and voice warning con
- Autopilot mini panel
secondary pvi display if you want to fly with it on the main dashboard
- Navigation panel:
Aerodromes and visual operation chart v 4.0.3 - http://www.virtual-jabog32.de
Persian Gulf Kneeboard pages by Pellelil - https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3303320/
Nevada/Arizona Airports diagrams V2.3 - http://www.476vfightergroup.com
DCS Normandy Aerodrome Charts V1.0 by Capt Zeen - http://www.captzeen.com
Custom panel - for user custom images, replace the ones in : Documents\Helios\Images\Capt_Zeen\Kneeboards\custom using the same name of the images
- About panel:
Info about the profile and version.
- Install Helios if you don't have it yet.
- Copy the profile on the profiles folder, usualy in user/my documents/helios/profiles
- Copy the folder Capt_Zeen on the images folder, usualy in user/my documents/helios/images
- Run the HeliosProfileEditor, load the profile KA50V2.0 or KA50V2.0b, and perform a Reset Monitors from the menu Profile.
- Save the profile using your custom name
- IF you use Tackview, Simpleradio, DCS-bios or another external scripts, copy the corresponding lines from your old export.lua to the new one.
- Install the export files
RUNNING THE PROFILE
-Open the Helios Control Center, select the profile and start it.
CONFIGURING THE SECOND MONITOR
In this new profile, on ly the Abris and the Skhval need to be set up !
included in the package, there is a folder called "DCS Monitor Configuration" width a complete folders structure you can drop on DCS World instalation folder.
You will need to change the coordinates x and y of the Skhval and Abris and the width and height sizes of them in the DCS Monitor Configuration\Config\MonitorSetup\2_monitors-KA50.lua
Change it before copy to the game folder, and save a copy of this structure, couse DCS world rewrite this files every update!
To calculate the correct position of each viewport, run Helios and start the profile and take a screenshot using print screen key on the keyboard, and paste the image in any art program. Paint from Windows works well. Put the cursor over the left-up corners of every empty spaces and write down the coordinates. Drag a box from that point to the right_down corner, and take the width and height of the rectangle.
Modify the 2_monitors-KA50.lua width your correct numbers. and you can now copy the complete "DCS Monitor Configuration" folder to the DCS game folder
Here you got a video tutorial where you can see how i do this process on the F18 profile:
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