Below you will find tunings for Digital Combat Simulator (DCS). These tunings utilize multiple sessions of captured telemetry in takeoff, landing, normal and extreme flight. Aircraft include the Su-25, TF-51D, F/A-18C, A-10C, F-15C, AV8B, UH-1H, Ka-50, Mi-8MT, and the SA342 Gazelle. The goal was to provide a smoother experience for aircraft, yet retaining their individual performance characteristics. Helicopter tunings are highly recommended as they are tuned specifically for their capabilities via telemetry (higher Yaw values) and will assist in maintaining flight.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SWAY: DCS will cause spikes in Sway for unknown reasons while the aircraft is on the ground. This is most noticeable directly after engine start, taxiing to the runway, or when loading onto a carrier catapult. Sway Max Telemetry has been increased to mitigate the issue while still retaining the effect for normal flight. These sway spikes will decrease/disappear once the aircraft is airborne. This is a bug with DCS telemetry output.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR H6/P6 USERS: It is recommended to disable Enhanced G-Forces at the bottom of the Motion Tuning page. This will ensure you feel Sway and Surge effects; however, the effect only lasts during the range of motion of the platform. If you want to have a sustained feeling for Surge or Sway, turn Enhanced G-Forces ON and the platform will utilize only Pitch and Roll for those g-forces. This option only appears for these 6-axis platforms.
IMPORTANT SHAKER TUNING: There is no telemetry output for RPM in DCS (except on the Su-25 and F-15C), thus engine RPM will not be widely available as a shake effect. There are effects available for Vert G or Surge; however, these are intended for non-motion platforms and will reduce immersion. Its recommend to utilize sound based shaker abilities (to feel all engine vibrations, weapons fire, and explosions, etc) versus telemetry for DCS. An example tuning for SRS Shake tuning has been provided at the very bottom to disable unrealistic shaking (utilized for non-movement platforms) and balanced for the few planes that have RPM telemetry.
For more information on tuning details, see the SRS 2.0 Motion Tuning Guide here: https://www.simracingstudio.com/forum/motion-profiles/srs-2-0-motion-tuning-guide
Note: To set a general tuning for a game, launch SRS, select TUNING, and click on the magnifying glass icon in the Profile In Use section in the upper right. Select the game to tune, and adjust the sliders and max telemetry as needed. Click SAVE when finished. The tuning will now be the default for the game. When an aircraft is selected and loaded in game, you can set the tuning for the specific aircraft as it will be listed underneath the game title.
*** SCROLL DOWN for more tunings for the Sukhoi Su-25T, TF-51D Mustang, F/A-18C Hornet, A-10C Warthog, AV8B Harrier, Bell UH-1H "Huey", Kamov Ka-50, Mil Mi-8MTV2, and SA342 Gazelle ***
Video of the performance of the tunings for the F/A-18C Hornet (0:11), A-10C Warthog (2:49), AV8B Harrier (5:28), SA342 Gazelle (7:59), Sukhoi Su-25T (11:17), TF-51D Mustang (13:22), and Bell UH-1H "Huey" (15:47) available here:
Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) General Tuning
Notes: General tuning to focuses on Pitch and Roll performance as primary effects. Lat G Sway Max Telemetry heavily increased to minimize telemetry spikes while on the ground. All other effects normalized against average telemetry values from various aircraft. Platform Smoothing increased in all tunings to 75 to smooth motion during flight.
Notes: Increased Sway Max Telemetry to match performance of the aircraft.
Notes: Increased Yaw Max Telemetry and reduced Effect Slider to match performance of the aircraft. Surge and Roll Max Telemetry slightly reduced. Heave slider increased to balance aircraft performance.
WARNING: The TF-51D has a extremely high and fast telemetry values due to its performance. If the motion is still extreme, reduce the Power/Max Angle slider in the Platform Tuning section.
Notes: Increased Surge and Heave Max Telemetry to match performance of the aircraft.
Notes: Increased Yaw Max Telemetry to match performance of the aircraft.
Notes: Increased Surge Max Telemetry to match performance of the aircraft. Heave Effect Slider increased to assist with VTOL.
Bell UH-1H "Huey" / General Helicopter Tuning
Notes: Utilized as a baseline tuning for all helicopters, the UH-1H tuning has adjusted Effect Sliders and Max Telemetry for all Effects based on captured telemetry. This tuning can be utilized for other helicopters not specifically tuned below.
Notes: Surge Max Telemetry increased significantly and Effect Sliders reduced to minimize telemetry spikes due to unstable telemetry outputs which cause motion platform to shake. Sway Effect Slider decreased as well. This is the only aircraft tested in DCS that exhibits this behavior.
Notes: Pitch and Roll Max Telemetry increased to minimize jarring movement. Sway Max Telemetry increased to minimize telemetry spikes.
Notes: Yaw Max Telemetry significantly increased to represent aerobatic abilities of the Gazelle. Surge and Heave Max Telemetry tuned to output telemetry.
SRS Shaker Tuning for DCS
Notes: Disabled shaking effects for Vert G and and Long G/Lateral G which is utilized for non-moving platforms. Reduced Engine slider to be in sync with DCS engine noise and to reduce the pulsing effect.