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by Sparky
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Warthog HOTAS
Replies: 4
Views: 47
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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: 317
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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: 317
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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: 317
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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: 317
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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: 320
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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: 198
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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: 395
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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: 395
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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: 489
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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"...
by Sparky
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: VR thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 489
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Re: VR thoughts

Fritz phrased it much better than I could. I ignored flight sims until I saw DCS videos close enough to real life but skipped DCS (own the aircraft, too busy with TP to ever learn/set up DCS) for IL2 and TP. I could never play on a monitor except to review missions for Propwash screenshots. However,...
by Sparky
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Wot VR
Replies: 10
Views: 485
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Re: Wot VR

...a shopping list: controllers, rudder pedals.... Having a good HOTUS and good table mounts make flying so natural. You might not think the different types matter for rudder pedals but I used CH plastic ones for a while and then bought MFG Crosswinds. They make such a difference. Now I'm in France...
by Sparky
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: VR thoughts
Replies: 17
Views: 489
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Re: VR thoughts

VR is amazing. Headset ...you could go for the Pimax 8k (https://www.pimax.com/) but your hardware won't run it and you'll have to have very low frame rates or graphics settings. The Reverb (https://www8.hp.com/us/en/vr/reverb-vr-headset.html) is very sharp but has less of a FOV.... Or you can go f...
by Sparky
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Prangster's Great Battles Mission Building Room
Topic: Reference Material for Bodenplatte expansion
Replies: 3
Views: 308
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Re: Reference Material for Bodenplatte expansion

Very cool. Stormbird is a must-read in any case. If anyone hasn't read it he was a flight student in the Austrian Air Force during the Anschluss. He was seconded to the Navy as an instrument instructor and then flew several hundred mission in 109s in Russia. Then he was a test pilot for new 109s and...
by Sparky
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Feldwebel Scram leaves Kalach
Replies: 34
Views: 1806
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TAW - Tactical Air War

Scram, you might want to register on the German side of Tactical Air War and then get added to our squad there by whomever does that, Tom I think. You might already be on there but it's some of our best times fighting as a squad. We do perverse things like leave perfectly good fighters on the field ...