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  1. Just heard Hotlead announce on his stream that he got engaged. Big congrats to you both! What a wonderful journey you have ahead. Really happy for you
  2. Well done Hotlead! End of one journey, start of a whole new one :)
  3. Haha, sans snow I assume! Though we actually don't mind a bit of cloud n weather. Anyway, sounds good. Got Spads right? And Alt Vis OFF right? Edit: might be worth running some other maps earlier for the early starters and late Euro guys, then aim 'not Metz' for prime time?
  4. Hi @Butzzell Will you guys be running FiF practice map this Thursday? Only having Dolphins and Camels as entente scouts is going to be a problem i think. Could limit attractiveness for more general players and for the 3rd PG it becomes difficult for us to run our VLife scenario. Totally get the challenge it provides for FiF, just isn't going to work for our Thursday Ops. Understand if don't want to change it, we can run on J5 no issue, just let us know which way you want to go so we can get the word out. S!
  5. Hi Butzzell, Noticed the new map Tank Battle in the Mud. I guess it might come up this week on the Thursday session. Tried bombing the tanks but couldn't see any damage though the game stats indicated I'd destroyed plenty. Is this lack of visual damage a limitation of these assets? Seems strange that something relatively mundane from RoF isn't replicated in FC.
  6. Those changes sound good. But is this mods off or on? Getting the more casual pilots to switch to mods on will take a bit of communication.
  7. Back to FC JG1 server this Thursday gents. A small request from our guys - wondering if can drop that Bodenplatte map from rotation on Thursday? With no NML, no clouds and aerodromes very close to front, it doesn't lend itself that well to mission/squad flying. Probably good as a fast food layout though. See you all tomorrow. S!
  8. Voted. I can't see any point in having 'soggy' ground everywhere. Actually thought it was a bug tbh.
  9. Quick reminder, tonight we're on the JG1 server. Haven't seen the server up in FC the last few days. Assume will be good to go later? See you guys there. S!
  10. Haha! That one voluntary already. In FC the laser Vickers and new wing DM make balloon guns a poor option. Even in RoF most of 103rd gave them up a while ago. Though there is one holdout!
  11. Salute Guys, This week will bring us to the JG1 server. Is that ok? Not sure how mission dev is going, i assume Butzzell has been busy with FiF, but i saw one mission on JG1 FC called Morning Patrol, that looked really good. Anyway our requests are simple - AV off, Arras map, Spads available. See you up there!
  12. Hey Guys, Was thinking we could do with a bit of coordination on Servers for Thursday Fly-ins to help align promotion and guide pilots where to go. The move to Flying Circus seems to be working out well and there's definitely a higher degree of interest in FC now. For this week we were quite keen to try out the J5 map, and then possibly alternate weekly between the JG1 and J5 servers. Of course we're not sure of the plans for JG1 server, especially while FiF is on, so this is just a suggestion. There may also be new servers coming soon, Syndicate for example, so trying these out
  13. So we'll be going back through all the planes to see what difference the propeller change has made. Climb speeds for a start i imagine. I'm with Vonrd on the Se5a. Can't see much use for the trim except at full nose down to give level flight at around 75% power (will get the actual rpm tonight). I suppose you could back up the trim to give level flight at even lower power settings. Was that really all it was for?
  14. Ex-Grand Prix Legends racer here. Spent years on GPL. Fantastic experience, even with dial-up internet! Profile name was 'Playtime'. Worked on the '65 mod that was released and was working on a '55 mod when work commits became too much and had to drop off. Your videos from Rouen and Spa have made me realise the bug is still there. Unfortunately the equipment is not! At some point I will get wheel/pedals and again try imitate our national icons McLaren, Hulme, Amon. US103_Hobbs races as well (rfactor F2), so who knows, maybe we can try challenge you guys on the track as well as
  15. Hi Etzel, Looks like you found a workable solution. Last year I also went thru a process of trying to figure out RoF Graphic performance weirdness, so i'll put this here for future reference. I believe the low utilization of GPU in RoF is a function of the CPU not delivering frames fast enough to the GPU to render. This isn't really the CPU's fault, it's the badly optimised (or just very old) RoF game code which relies heavily on a single core on the CPU at a time. You can probably see this from Afterburner if you track all the CPU cores. BoX makes better use of a modern CPU's multiple c
  16. Interesting, thanks for the feedback Baron. So i guess you are saying that the FC Spad is now closer to reality than RoF was. Ok, its going to take some getting used to, but we will! Also looking forward to all the new planes and the sim's ongoing development. S!
  17. Sounds great Hi Baron, not expecting a great deal of sympathy of course , but would like to ask for feedback here rather than on the FC forum for now. We rather like the Spad in RoF and, to be honest, not really loving it in FC. The 'static' numbers (top speed, climb rate etc) look ok, but in actual operation it seems to run out of energy much quicker than in RoF. Any control movement bleeds a lot of speed, resulting in difficulties zooming, maintaining altitude and energy fighting. Its almost suicide against a decent pilot. Can still hit-and-run of course, but its very much "one and
  18. I missed the big FC flyin but have run up against Dudley, Butzzell and others on your excellent server recently. Am finding the Spads run out of speed quite quickly, so the kind of close bnz/energy fighting you can get away with in RoF doesn't work so well. They feel nice, but it's a trap A zoom up and over the top of an opponent has to have a ton of energy and be perfectly executed, otherwise you're stalling out before getting back in position and become prophang fodder. In RoF against the PD3 I'd be fairly confident doing it PvP, not so in FC. Hit and runs with long extensions w
  19. Hi Klaiber, I'd also like to register thanks. US103_Baer Entente GMT+8 Unfortunately the tz will limit making many sessions but am keen to fly when can.
  20. Thanks all for the encouraging comments. RL has hit us too but hopefully we can get 4-5 planes up each week for the next little while. @Ricky Recon New sig huh..but yeah, that Gotha hole is ineffective from the OH lewis angle. Tbh I find human- flown Gothas pretty easy from below unless i make a mistake. The AI however do that gentle left-right roll thing which makes it hard to stay in the blindspot. @Luftritter Not sure why we don't have a presence in FiF, will ask the guys and try get some in the next event. The timezone won't work for me unfortunately - kick off is 1 or 2am here. B
  21. Hi Guys, Excuse me for intruding into JG1 airspace, it seems numbers have dropped quite a lot over the last 2 weeks with just 10-12 last week. Do realise it's getting into Summer for most of you and FiF is ongoing at the moment, but we'd still like to keep the Thursday night fly-in going. To that end and perhaps being slightly provocative here some links to live comms videos from the last 2 weeks mostly featuring JG1 and 103rd. Looking forward to seeing JG1 in the air soon! 1. US103 Over Arras 2: 'Say Hello To Mr Lewis' Featuring JG1_R.Recon in a Gotha fighting off myself and H
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