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Barton last won the day on March 26

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  1. First thing I can remember creating with Legos when I was a kid was a biplane. Was the coolest kid in preschool for a week.
  2. Windows 10 has access to the X-Box store I guess. I wouldn’t know, I’m still on 7. Playing a flight sim never really appealed to me especially after I got a hold of a combat flight sim. Idk what it is, but if you take away the risk of getting bounced or being shot at by AAA suddenly I’m not interested. It’s kinda like hot lapping in a racing sim. Take away the other cars and I get bored very quickly. But ai know now a few people, personally, who would get a lot of fun out of this. I can’t wait to get these kind of graphics in something like IL-2.
  3. That’s crazy. I doubt any American jet could do that
  4. This is amazing! Those clouds! The textures! holy hell I bet you could see the tent cities in Seattle and someone crapping in the street in San Fran! But seriously I would totally be down to grab a stunt plane and weave through buildings and under bridges in VR.
  5. It probably was true when it was built but I can tell you there's no way in hell our interstate roads could support the weight of a modern jet aircraft. However, if you're in a civil aircraft in an emergency it can come in handy. Especially if you're handy with your plane. https://www.ijpr.org/post/pilot-lands-plane-moving-truck-s-flatbed#stream/0 Kinda funny that it happened on Highway 97 as I've traveled that road more times than I care to count in the last 20 years
  6. I can understand your frustration at this. If this happened to me as often as it has been happening to you I might feel the same way. For me the D.Va is so much more stable when full back stick in a hard bank that it makes it much more easy to get an accurate shot. The D.III wallows in those circumstances and I’ve had more than one fight last much longer than it should have when I couldn’t quite get my guns where I wanted accurately because I was fighting the plane. For me this is the straw that breaks my will to fly that plane if I have the option to fly the pfalz or D.V. I’m not saying you’re wrong. If the D.III works better for you, by all means use it.
  7. I’ve never liked the D.III. It’s not as stable and is in fact less maneuverable (slightly). In fact I’ve always wondered why 777 never rectified this. German pilots gave up their D.Vas for D.IIIs because the Vs were so terrible but in game the V is better in every aspect I can think of. And the V is the free plane, too! I’ve never had any problems with the wings being too fragile in any circumstance other than a steep dive or hard pullout. It all depends on where you get hit. I shot down a couple Camels before with just a couple rounds to the outer wing and strut area. Actually one of them was in squadron practice. I attacked from the high 2 and shot maybe 5 rounds at him and as he turned around to engage me after the merge his wings blew off. I was pretty surprised by that one. Ever since this kind of experiences in RoF I always aim for the mid to outer wing area on enemy aircraft if I can. The roundels on the wings make pretty good targets.
  8. Barton

    Almost got got

    It has a pretty good glide path if you keep it at 270kph but typically when you go glide mode it’s because you’re Swiss cheese
  9. I’m really not sure how I didn’t get hit
  10. Well I’ve never gotten any kills in my sleep so i cant say my pants are that good
  11. My pants were made for me by a skilled Prussian Tailor who unfortunately was killed on the front lines in the early days of the war. I try to avenge him on every sortie.
  12. Unless I'm performing a bounce, where I have time to align my sights in 6DOF, I just shoot by the seat of my pants. In WW1 aircraft you're usually so close it hardly matters. But then again I'm usually flying an Alb and the nipple on the front of the engine serves as a pretty good placeholder for a gun sight.
  13. Barton

    Almost got got

    An overview of the flight as a supplement: In the first furball I was over an enemy forward airbase to try to help clear it for strikers. Most of the action was taking place below me and I played it safe keeping my speed and altitude up with an eye over my shoulder. I was looking for a target of opportunity and in a tight, low fight like that they can be a bit hard to come by. I did end up finding a couple. Caught a MiG in the vertical which was a remarkably reckless maneuver on his part that I didn't fully punish. Later I pressed an attack on an La-5 after seeing so many friendlies in the area I felt I could get away with it. Although it was pure luck that I lit him on fire with that shot as he dove for the deck. Kill or not I was pulling away to avoid getting over committed. I was surprised to find the Yak chasing another 109 in a slow climb in such a hot area and was able to make good on a blind side attack. Looked at attacking a low P-40 but he turned around on me. He knew I was there. I knew CIA_Elanski was on the server and that was probably him. I wanted to press the attack but I found another fight up high. It likely wouldn't have interfered with me if I did attack the P-40 but I figured there may be more enemies up by the clouds so I switched to the high fight. I did get a good hit on a well set up attack but I pulled out seeing the other 109 all over him. I had done very well until now but I chased him low after the other 109 broke off and he hit the deck, feeling all mighty. I didn't want to commit too heavily and leave myself too exposed but if he was going to fly level and not check his six I'd take an easy kill. Unfortunately, he saw me and evaded and I was going to call it off but I saw the other 109 join back in so I turned around to engage again. The other 109 got him turning pretty hard but misjudged an angle and flew into the trees. This left the bandit low and slow and I was able to pick him off. Fortunately nobody else saw the fight. I picked up an Pe-2 and thought about giving chase but I have my reservations because gunners have a habit of being ungodly lethal when they are not completely incompetent. Also, a Pe-2 when flown well can be a hard target to kill all on its own. I also spotted an enemy Yak high above me and decided to climb up under him and try to attack. He dove down below before I could get to him and I found another bandit above me as I gave a bit of chase so I peeled off and took stock of the situation. I engaged some of the fighters but really couldn't do much on my own as the only other 109 got himself shot to ribbons pretty quickly. After the Pe-2s vacated I looked for the fighters down low and found one. I set up an attack but his early evasiveness indicated he had a friend close by or he just had very good SA. I did find his buddy behind him but the one I didn't see was the buddy in front of him. I thought I had the lead guy when I had the middleman. I managed the situation as best I could as a 2v1 and managed to keep them from being able to coordinate too well but this allowed the third guy to climb and chase me. As I made my came down off the perch into a run on the second enemy I saw him pitch up into a vertical maneuver and I remember thinking, "this guy is baiting me" but I knew where enemy #1 was and he wasn't going to touch me so I pressed the attack. Upon taking damage I immediately turned for the trees and friendly lines. Fortunately I was able to keep ahead of him despite the damage I took. I had more energy than he did to begin with but I'm not sure if it was bad engine management or what that kept him from closing on me. He eventually clobbered a tree. The MiG didn't give up and chased me for a bit until it was obvious he wasn't going to catch me. I had thought about turning to engage him but I realized he wasn't gaining on me and if I turned to fight him I definitely wasn't going to make it home. He rolled into a split S to try to escape but he wasn't paying quite enough attention to his altitude and hit the deck a little more literally than he intended. Damage I had caused him earlier ensured I got credit for a kill when he went in. I tried like hell to make it home but with no radiator fluid to keep the engine cool I turned into a glider and ended up ditching about 5km outside the airfield. When the engine started to overheat I had two thoughts. Either cut throttle and try to putt in or run wide open and climb as much as I could until the engine gave up. I'm not sure option 1 would have worked, but option 2 definitely didn't. At different times in the flight I told myself to go home but I didn't. I had enough fuel and ammo to keep up the fight but one small break of my personal rules of engagement lead to another, and another, and before I knew it I was running home with my tail between my legs because I had bit off more than I could chew. Listen to your inner voice. When it speaks, its because you've subconsciously recognized something and you need to listen. If you don't think you have an inner voice you probably just aren't listening.
  14. Barton

    Almost got got

    Took my first spin on WoL for the month and came up just short of returning my plane home after what I thought was a 2v1 turned out to be a 3v1.
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