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SA342 Gazelle v1.0



Here we come, with another Helios profile! This time for the SA342 Gazelle version L, M and Mistral. For this profile i followed the recomendation of Lefuneste, and i make the profile using the KA50 interface in Helios, instead of the FC one. That was my first idea when i start to do Helios profiles, but in that time, the source code of helios was closed, so i decided to use the FC, for his easy use. The conversion was harder to do, trying to convert values from the SA342 to KA50, but at the end, i dont need to create a new keyboard table with a default.lua, and i dont need to worry about different languajes in diferent countries. And even, i dont need to worry about changes on the default.lua, that developers do time to time. And of course, for the final user, (you), is a more easy installation !

Hope you like it !

For this profile i exported all the instruments, lamps, selectors, switches and levers in the cockpit, and the collective.
Of course i added the navigation panel from others profiles, so you can check airport charts, tactical maps, ndbs, etc

- Profile files:
SA342_v1.0.hpf .....................16:10 monitor resolutions
SA342_v1.0b.hpf .....................16:9 monitor resolutions



- Export.lua:

Important notice !!
Included in the Scripts folder, you can find the export.lua, DCS 1.5.4 compatible, ready to export data A10C, KA50, FC3, F-15C, P-51D, UH-1H, A10C radio fix, MI-8 v1.5, and SA342 profile.
This file is a modified version of the Loophole Updated version from 09/11/2014, ( http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=97222 )

- 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.

- Thanks:

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 and the tactical chart TC-1 created by =MAF=Mongoose and the NDBs list created by Lino_Germany.

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.lua i include a couple of functions by [FSF]Ian to export the digits of the UV26 for the MI-8

Thanks to Lefuneste. I started the code for the SA342 profile following his rough Helios profile for the Gazelle. You can find it here.

I want to thanks aswell to all the people who help me, in the DCS forum, every time i reached a deadlock, somewhere!

And of course to Gadroc for creating Helios, this great software.



- Pilot Dashboard:

- All the instruments, switches and lamps

- TV:

- All the Encoders, Switches and lamps. - A hole in the background is prepared to insert the TV viewport from the game

- RWR:

- All the Encoders, Switches and lamps. - A hole in the background is prepared to insert the RWR viewport from the game

- Weapons panel:

- You can choose between the L and M version of the weapons panels - All the Encoders, Switches and lamps. - A hole in the background is prepared to insert the WEAPONS viewport from the game

- Radio panels:

- panel with all the radios together: Copilot intercom, UHF, FM, AM, and ADF - All the instruments, switches, lamps and displays. - 2 holes in the background prepared to insert the RADIO UHF and FM viewports from the game

- Flare dispenser panel:

- All the Switches and lamps.

- Collective panel:

- All the Switches implemented

- Navigation panel:

-Airports visual operation charts v4.04
-Airports diagramss v4.04
-TC-1 Tactical Chart
-Caucasus general area map, with airports and table width airport freqs, locations, ids, etc.
-Airport Circuit Example
-List of the NDBs

- Exterior background panel:

- Panel to change the exterior background you can see beyond the dashboards. You can select between: airport Day, airport Night, flyind Summer and flying Winter

- About panel:

- Info about the profile and version.


--Install Helios if you don't have it yet. (http://www.gadrocsworkshop.com/helios/latest)
-Copy the profile you need, for your resolution , 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 SA342 you want to use, and perform a Reset Monitors from the menu Profile.
-Save the profile
-Dont forget to use the correct export.lua i included in the package,
Copy it in C:\Users\yourusername\Saved Games\DCS\Scripts, but first make a backup copy of your actual export.lua.
-IF you use Tackview, Tarst or another external scripts, copy the corresponding lines from your old export.lua to the new one.


-Open the Helios Control Center, select the profile and start it.


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. This structure prepare the diferents lua scripts to export the views to the second monitor to represent the Nadir, Radio panles, RWR, TV and Weapon panel display.
You will need to change the coordinates x and y of every viewport and the width and height sizes of them in the DCS Monitor Configuration\Config\MonitorSetup\2_monitors-SA342.lua
Change it before copy to the game folder, and save a copy of this structure, cause DCS world rewrite this files every update!
To calculate the correct position of each viewport, run Helios and start the profile. Take some screenshots with all the paneles opened, radios and weapons using print screen key on the keyboard, and paste the images 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-SA342.lua width your correct numbers. and you can now copy the complete "DCS Monitor Configuration" folder to the DCS game folder, or use a Mods control program like JSGME to do it.

Also, you can use this template to calculate the position and sizes of the diferent viewports:


- -In the cockpit of the Gazelle, in the Stby HA, you can block the instrument moving the rotator to the upper position (thats dont happens in the main HA, so i figure is a bug, but not sure). To unblock it again, you need to pull the button, and then rotate at the same time with the mouse. In helios, you can't do two things at the same time, so if you block the stby HA by error, you need to unblock it from the cockpit.


If you use Helios and TARS or TACKVIEW you can have miss workings due to the way Helios works width the export.lua.
To prevent this, just move the lines for Tars or tackview to the very end of the export.lua in C:\Users\yourusername\Saved Games\DCS\Scripts.












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