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by Sparky
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Advice Please: Nummy Hunkered In, Getting Ready to Blow Cash on good Sim Computer
Replies: 34
Views: 288

Re: Advice Please: Nummy Hunkered In, Getting Ready to Blow Cash on good Sim Computer

Nummy, we're in the same time zone so when you get your rig up, we can fly while all these Limeys snore and drool the night away. We can go on a public server or do a co-op. Dogfighting me is like bagging a target drone, only easier.
by Sparky
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Advice Please: Nummy Hunkered In, Getting Ready to Blow Cash on good Sim Computer
Replies: 34
Views: 288

Re: Advice Please: Nummy Hunkered In, Getting Ready to Blow Cash on good Sim Computer

Don't be surprised if your first VR flight makes you queasy. Limit it to a few minutes. Each day it will be less problematic but don't push beyond early queasiness. Within a few flights you should have no more problem and the increase in immersion and realism will bar a return to a flat screen.
by Sparky
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Advice Please: Nummy Hunkered In, Getting Ready to Blow Cash on good Sim Computer
Replies: 34
Views: 288

Re: Advice Please: Nummy Hunkered In, Getting Ready to Blow Cash on good Sim Computer

I'd buy now before supply lines disrupt even more and cabin fever causes even more folks to buy new computers. I'd buy a VR optimized rig and a VR headset from the get-go.
by Sparky
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Thinking of investing in this - Jet Seat and Simshaker. Anyone already have it ?
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Thinking of investing in this - Jet Seat and Simshaker. Anyone already have it ?

I need my chair to rotate to help look over my six. I swing 45 to one side, center my view, then swing 45 to the other and I'm looking over the tail.
by Sparky
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Aircraft Settings - for All Nationalities.
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Aircraft Settings - for All Nationalities.

Mogs, thanks for the excellent information and the url for the Spit IX manual (which is terrific!). Very, very helpful, sir. :cool2
by Sparky
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Warthog HOTAS
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Sparky's Warthog HOTAS stick and throttle quadrant setup

First, here's a picture for the numbering of my list. The depicted setup is someone's DCS setup for an A-10C or some other jet. Note: to see throttle quadrant you may have to use the slider at the bottom of this post to slide your view to the right https://i.imgur.com/gFJeBqq.jpg Sparky’s TP IL2 HOT...
by Sparky
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: F Sgt Kolo has arrived at Sutton Bridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1148

Re: F Sgt Kolo has arrived at Sutton Bridge

Eddie wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:21 am
Sparky wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:13 am
'Almost' ramming other aircraft? We'll fix that. Hey, @Eddie , come show this guy how it's done.
What do you mean?? There is a big difference between ramming and taraning!
Yes, one is a pilot who shouts "Taran!" and intentionally crashes into the enemy. And then there's Eddie. :laugh2
by Sparky
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: F Sgt Kolo has arrived at Sutton Bridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1148

Re: F Sgt Kolo has arrived at Sutton Bridge

'Almost' ramming other aircraft? We'll fix that. Hey, @Eddie , come show this guy how it's done.
by Sparky
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: F Sgt Kolo has arrived at Sutton Bridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1148

Re: F Sgt Kolo has arrived at Sutton Bridge

Kolo, I'm assuming you've memorized the required word-for-word dialogue from the 1968 movie, Battle of Britain? You must recognize and use both stock phrases and obscure trivia. "You can teach monkeys... ; Don't just stand there. Get one up! ; Rabbit Leader- ; Never fly straight and level for more t...
by Sparky
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: F Sgt Kolo has arrived at Sutton Bridge
Replies: 22
Views: 1148

Re: F Sgt Kolo has arrived at Sutton Bridge

Welcome Kolo. Good job on the Bodenplatte sunrise mission. Nice to see someone who believes real pilots fly taildraggers. ...the best time that you can...have at TP without money, women, food or beer. Yes, only Tom has his Tuesday/Friday food and wine pairing commercial. I think he gets paid for tho...
by Sparky
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: VR hints and tips
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: VR hints and tips

1. Map the VR reset button in-game as it means that if you need to you can tweak your head position to get it just right. I find this very important as I cannot crank my head around to look over the tail. My swivel chair helps a bit but mostly I look out over the right wing (swivelling a bit), hit ...
by Sparky
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Nummy's Rig Needs Facelift
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Nummy's Rig Needs Facelift

...the internet connection here doesn't stay connected more than five minutes. ...The US is fortieth internationally, in internet service, behind Turkey, so I read. There's no real oversight so they do about anything they want. I've had excellent internet in the US. ATT in my neighborhood is 360MB ...
by Sparky
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: New VR Rig
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: New VR Rig

I will wait for the next generation of VR .... Having said all of that, I will be buying the Crosswind rudders. :-) Bunster The next gen MAY (or may not) be the Pimax 8KX but I'll let you know if and when they ship. It's supposed to begin in December to early backers but they're notorious on looooo...
by Sparky
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: New VR Rig
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: New VR Rig

Like Fritz and others I took someone here's suggestion for Monstertech mounts and they work very well except I got one with an extended (horizontally) joystick platform and it takes a specialized tool to tighten it every so often. I have the tools in the states but not here. I have the joystick and ...
by Sparky
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: VR thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 1064

Re: VR thoughts

VR will be the closest that you will ever get to flying a spitfire in combat. Good thing, too. As the fighter pilot song from that war said, "There's one thing you can't laugh off. That's when they shoot your ass off. Distinguished Flying Crosses do not compensate for losses." From "I Wanted Wings"...