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  1. 2 points
    =GenMarkof007=

    JG Juggernauts???

    S! All, Did my first P47-D28 skin... for our Sunday Night missions (with AngryGoat) I'm still messing around with it... did some long learning about the Alpha channel and the metal aspect of it! And no, it's not historic... it's the Bone Crusher skin! P47-D28 Red nose Bone Crusher skin: v_!_JG1_P47D28_GenMarkof.dds ---------------------- P47-D28 Red nose Bone Crusher 2 skin: v_!_JG1_P47D28_GenMarkof_2.dds Cheers, GenMarkof AAR on our last Sunday missions (on the Finnish Virtualpilots server): 1st mission We took off from Gelendzhik-1 AF in the South near the Coast with 2 x P47 D28 (with each 2 x 500 pound bombs). To make our way to our target (rear Fuel Depot), we took a safer path near the Coast. After reaching our target in sector 0815 tac 5, our flight leader (AngryGoat) gave us the sign to dive down and bomb the German rear Fuel Depot. All 4 x 500 pounds bombs hit the target and we made our way back to the Coast to RTB and make our way to our landing AF 1419 tac 8. -------------- 2nd mission We took off again from Gelendzhik-1 AF in the South near the Coast with 1 x P47 D28 and 1 x P47 D22 (with each 2 x 500 pound bombs). To make our way to our target (Front Panzer Base), we took a safer path near the Coast. After reaching our target in sector 0916, our flight leader (AngryGoat) saw a Stuka passing just over our flight... so he dropped his bombs and went after the Stuka... and got some real good shots on him... I did the same, but forgot to drop my bombs... I did get a few shots on the Stuka before my plane got fire... At that time, I jumped out of the plane and made my way down near the enemy Panzer Base. The flight lead was able to make is way back home, with some minor holes in is P47 D22 wings! Note: we are looking to get 2 more pilots on Sunday Night... if you would like to fly the P47 D28 or D22... you are more then welcome to join!
  2. 1 point
    Britchot

    Why We Sim Instead of Real

    The Pawnees, Citabrias, Cub, and Decathlon I’ve flown, do. I love holding onto the rails when I’m cruising. I do it in the UAS control shelter’s monitor handle, too, lol.
  3. 1 point
    Hi Mates, Just wanted to point out, that the never ending issue of aircraft spotting actually is boiled up again at in the IL2-Forum: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/64680-discussion-on-the-plane-visibility-issue/ So far I did not even read through the Opening Posting of Han, not talking about the 11 Pages of ongoing discussions. But there is also a blog entry by shamrockonefive in his blog: https://stormbirds.blog/2020/08/22/il-2-devs-talk-spotting-in-great-battles/ ..and that one I did read through and I agree by 100% with his experience on that topic and on his conclusions. For me the spotting ability still is the absolute main factor when it comes to a dog fight and I still have severe difficulties on it; thats also one of the main reasons that many times I prefer flying attackers or bombers (especially in WW2); it's absolutely not because I don't like flying fighters, it's simply because searching for ground targets to attack has simply less frustration potential as flying through the air for long time, screening the environment all the time and in the end suddenly find myself stuck in a dogfight with nearly hopeless starting conditions. Well, during the last month and weeks, when we europe pilots managed to fly more frequently in groups of 2, 3 or sometimes even 4 I definitely see a progress in our spotting skills, but still it's a long long way to go bevore I can call myself a relevant factor during the fights for air superiority! What I like about shamrocks post is that the reading gave simply gave me a feeling of justification... it's not (at least not only) my own shortcoming but it is a very difficult thing in IL2 and it is a problem for many many other pilots too; not only for bloody noobs but also for pilots that flying this (and other) sim(s) for years now; thus that blog entry can be shown to any new player who's suffering on that situation too.... 😜 And btw. that spotting issue is one more reason why I hope they put some focus back on FC1: For my taste in WW1 environment that issue is not that crucial, simply because of the much slower planes... Even if someone with perfect VR-Set-Up on the highest setting spots you minutes before you spot him... when he comes in sight to you in most cases you still will have chances to react somehow and compensate the situation. So I think 1C should see, that FC probably could be the best "starter drug" to the Il2 world: The planes are much more easy to learn than the ones in WW2, less engine management means you need less sophisticated hardware-controlers to still fly them properly, the situation with slower planes makes it easer also for people with not that powerfull hardware.... Nevertheless it is a full realism simulation that in many cases will light the fire of passion for combat simulation ... therefore will in the long term produce also customers for all the other modules... Salute Etzel
  4. 1 point
    Britchot

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Back.

    Flying the DA40 is a lot like flying an ASK-21, especially landing. I have many hours in both. i was disappointed to find out that the DA40 NG in MSFS has nosewheel steering. The real plane has a castoring nosewheel and steers like a MiG-21.
  5. 1 point
    Firefly

    What are you guys watching?

    Exactly. Recent European designs have shown that the delta wing still has plenty of life in it.
  6. 1 point
    TedsOnMeds

    Why We Sim Instead of Real

    It's a 1993 Escort GT w/ the 1.8 that has mechanical injection. It's back from when Ford still majority owned Mazda and they kept swapping the 1.8 between each other. I'm not ***100%*** sure it's identical to a BP but it might be close enough. People love to tune these things over here. Improved Touring-A is the regional (local area) only class I'm running it in - which means the car is extremely limited on performance adding mods. I'm not as good at building them as I am at driving them so I'm one of the few people I know who doesn't cheat - BUT - the rulebook doesn't outlaw performance chips or port and polishing heads, intakes, rod bearings etc etc. So I might look into trying to squeeze a little more out of the car with some attention and love if I can still keep the cost down doing so without sacrificing reliability!
  7. 1 point
    Firefly

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Back.

    Your parents have a fine taste in cars, I learned to drive at a ripe old age of 13 in my mum's Legacy Outback of a similar vintage and in that exact shade of dark green. I'd love to check out my neighbourhood (directly to the south of the Warsaw Babice airport aka EPBC) from the air. My parents' home is in that partly wooded area of pentagonal shape right behind the airfield. The forest in the upper right corner is where I walk my dog on weekends. Note how one of the old runways was turned into a public road. As a side note, EPBC (now a civilian airport reserved for general aviation and sailplanes) was once home to Poland's first tactical jets (Yak-17s and 23s). Sadly the airport's days are numbered, as the local councillors keep complaining about the planes flying over their heads... Bloody fools. I bet they can't wait to get their hands on prime real estate for housing development...
  8. 1 point
    This game is AMAZING. There is a location icon for Los Gatos, CA, that starts you right next to my highschool and they must have done a custom job because the game can't actually be good enough to do this on its own...can it? The screenshot is of my highschool and it is startlingly accurate. The building layout is exact, you can see the team logo on the football field and even the new solar panels in the parking lot (notice the ones pointing the wrong direction lol). My parents cul-de-sac looks exact (except for the trees) down to the white gazebo in my neighbor's backyard. The nearby strip mall is also almost exact. The game can't be that good, right? Maybe it has to do with the fidelity of the satellite imagery, and the SF Bay Area has been extensively captured in high res. So I tried going somewhere I knew, but wouldn't be as high res and...that house on the corner there is my grandparents house. I know most buildings are supposedly generic but...that's startlingly close. Flight feels good, too! Haven't tried setting up hairy weather conditions, but the 152 and 172 handle a lot like I remember. So far the only downside is that my crappy internet connection can only stream data live off peak hours. So I have to pre-download areas if I want to fly any time other than 11pm onward.
  9. 1 point
    Vonrd

    What are you guys listening to?

    I just discovered her... a very tasty cover...: Another one: She also did a bunch of Jim Morrison two years ago at his 75th birthday.
  10. 1 point
    AngryGoat

    JG Juggernauts???

    Ooooooooooo!!!!
  11. 0 points
    TedsOnMeds

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Back.

    This is a tale as old as time and always goes like so . . . 1: Loud center for industry get built in the 1940's-1960's (Airfield, Race Track, Railway Yard, Port) 2: Center for industry creates economic boom in local area - businesses move within a 5-20 mile radius of Loud place 3: Industry creates need for housing. Housing starts on city limits built around supporting business 4: By the 80's/90's/, housing firms out of space to put stuff. 5: Real estate agents start lying to home buyers through omission by not mentioning loud industrial center 2-5 miles away from their home. 6: Home owners start complaining until "Loud place bad" gets shut down 7: Real estate cashes in on the boom and ups everybody's property values and cash in a huge profit 8: Home owners now can't afford their living place without the industry to supply jobs. People stop moving in causing a bust. 9: Rinse and repeat until somebody learns better.
  12. 0 points
    TedsOnMeds

    Why We Sim Instead of Real

    Both with the flight simulator and the racing simulator (JG1RT) - the main advantage is that hundreds of hours of rebuild work never result in a car packing up mid-event or an Aircraft losing power or having a major systems failure mid-flight. I think I'll stick to the squadron flyouts going forward since the real machines are rejecting my guiding touch so firmly! 😁😅 Edit: Also the water temp gauge only starts at 140F - 60C. So I can't call 4-0 Charlie when warming up the race car - it disappoints me greatly.
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