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Ludwig last won the day on August 10

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  • Birthday 05/30/1956

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  1. I hate Hollywood... I think every time you buy a movie ticket it should be deductible on your income tax as a donation to the DNC. I went through training last year with a real F-14 instructor that was at Miramar when they were filming the first one and he didn't have an ax to grind... said that a few guys got to have some fun that they would not have had otherwise because the movie called for some extra duty flying, and they were all up for that.... also some general stick time without having the same pre-scripted missions, so it was a change of pace. Said that Cruise and Edwards were OK guys and that Edwards was the only one that didn't hurl out of the whole cast. Did have some really surprising things to say about Kelly McGillis… and if you have seen her lately... you can pretty well project that she won't be appearing in the film... ( OUCH ) On a lighter note.... what a guy... one of my students last week was a Hornet driver for about 8 years... and that crazy goof-ass just got into the USAF Reserves and is going to the A-10.... he has been sending me some pics and I have put him on to the DCS stuff and he was really knocked back by all that. Got a real kick out of the Hornet and showing me all the stuff that has changed... laughing about "yeah, I saw that and I knew guys that had that in their jet but they were gone by the time I got in" I asked him if the only reason he was going back in and to the hawg was just to get to fire the gun and he said yeah.... pretty much that's it..... I don't blame him. I didn't realize that it stabilized the flight controls prior to firing.... wow.... he said the gun in the hornet was really hard to hit, the gun in the A-10 is really hard to miss.
  2. The D.Va is my favorite of the whole bunch, lovely... just lovely... what a gorgeous machine. Extremely well done sir.
  3. Get a ride in a T-6 or Stearman...for about $250 - $350 just as good. When I was flying them we could not get people to give us $50 for gas much less the prices they get today.
  4. didn't work for me either, tried searching under the subject but found nothing
  5. Loudest #$%#$ing airplane in the world. Flew one from MSP to SFO for Doolittle's birthday... he was 90 I think... way back when. Every guy that ever flew one has one thing in common, they all left part of their hearing in the cockpit when they left.
  6. Hey Britchot, that's great man.... glad to see another car on the track.
  7. No I am lucky to have the Michelangelo of car painting doing all my custom work... no... not Earl Sheib…. Snaggle.
  8. Car looks really good... REALLY good. I would mistake it for a real car.
  9. …. I just LOVE that mouse......
  10. This must be harder to accomplish than it appears. I don't know why... but I can tell you that from the driving/racing aspect it makes a tremendous difference. Inside the cockpit of a plane, not so much.... not as thrilling.... but definitely a sensory perception that belongs. I have long complained about the over-rev scenarios in flight sims because believe me... when you have an engine turning that fast YOU KNOW IT. The sound of the engine is well ingrained into your head from hundreds of hours of listening to it. You can feel it in your ass, and if it misses ONE stroke you are going to know it and that times 10x if you are out over the water. Driving sims have taken the exact engines to the tracks and recorded them and they can be masterfully replicated. I have told the story dozens of times when GPL came out in the late 90's I was staying with my girlfriend in New Baltimore, Michigan on Lake St.Claire. Her father was living there at the same time and he was in charge of a test cell running the Packard Merlin engines built under license and he advanced to the level where he was working on the original Cosworth engine. When I played GPL I had installed the MOD pack for the correct engine sounds.... and he was oblivious to it.... the Ferrari, BRM, Brabham, Cooper... nothing made a difference... but when I ran the Lotus 49 with the original Cosworth V-8... I can still here him stumping across the wooden floor and stammered to me...wha wha where did you get that old 8 stacker? That was his child... he knew the sound of that engine in a heartbeat. It is extremely immersive... but make no mistake, the sound in cockpit is mundane... but outside, it is a symphony.
  11. Looks like Red Baron to me....the pitch and font of the text and the color of the box is pretty well etched in my brain. Also, it would previously say something about shooting down a plane, and I remembered that when it included the name of the person I was really impressed... MAN... *that* was technology.
  12. I see Andrew, Gordon, Ludwig and Markof on the entry sheet so far, if you want in, let Snaggle know so you are signed up and have a car available etc.
  13. Mine was something to do with the VR loading because it would go to the screen with the VR and I saw the little colored blocks going in sequence as if it was catching up... and then started up again. If I had to guess right off the top of my head I think Fawlty had it correct that these are not polished and proven tracks, and they have some rough spots in the code and if you do go to a faster better machine and it doesn't fix it... that would prove it. As Snaggle mentioned the very first track on the very first lap... not this race series.. I forget what that track was... Zolder I think... if you go back and look stop frame you can see my steering wheel and front wheels go to the RIGHT on a left hand bend (under the banner on the hill top) and OFF I went. That was cRAzY bizarr-o..... Fawlty, this is for fun so don't go crazy chasing it... I have never played *any* online game that someone didn't get dropped eventually and sooner or later it got everyone a couple of times if you played enough.
  14. Markof, thanks for pointing that out... I did it at 02:00 and just didn't look I am so accustomed to you being in the Ferrari. I have to go fix it on the Fokkers site as well.
  15. Fourth Race: Belgium, Spa Francorchamps Date: March 18, 2019 Number of drivers: 8 Fastest Lap in Race 3:34.xxx Ludwig Fastest Lap in Qualify 3:34.xxx Ludwig Finish order and driver championship points Place Name Car Points 1st Larry Ludwig Eagle 25 2nd Gordon Jacobson McLaren 18 3rd Fawlty Lotus 49 15 4th JJ Ferrari 12 5th GenMarkof Cooper 10 6th ObviousMan Eagle 7th bostom Brabham 8th Lipfert Ferrari 1967 Formula 1 Season Points Drivers Championship Place Name Points 1st Gordon Jacobson 73 2nd Larry Ludwig 65 3rd Fawlty 43 4th Lipfert 33 5th GenMarkof 30 6th Griphos 28 7th Zexe 25 8th JJ 24 Constructors Championship 1st McLaren 83 2nd Ferrari 79 3rd Eagle 65 4th Cooper 53 5th Lotus 49 42
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