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by Sparky
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: New VR Rig
Replies: 10
Views: 167
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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: 167
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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: 216
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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: 216
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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: 308
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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: 216
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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: 2
Views: 164
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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: 1299
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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 ...
by Sparky
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Feldwebel Scram leaves Kalach
Replies: 34
Views: 1299
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Re: Feldwebel Scram leaves Kalach

Eddie wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:53 pm
Welcome Scram...I'll be assiging you a number this evening, check the campaign post.
Depending on how many beers Eddie has you might get number eleveny bazillion and assignment to a squadron guarding the Panama Canal or Antartica.
by Sparky
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Feldwebel Scram leaves Kalach
Replies: 34
Views: 1299
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Re: Feldwebel Scram leaves Kalach

Congratulations, Scram. Welcome to the Monkey House.
by Sparky
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: HP Reverb Professional Edition VR headset (v2)
Replies: 1
Views: 220
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HP Reverb Professional Edition VR headset (v2)

I think Merlin has a new Valve Index and someone else is also going to order a Valve Index. No one has the HP Reverb. Are there reasons to choose one over the other? My HP Reverb Professional (v2) VR headset arrived at my US address today and I'll arrive there Wednesday night. I guess the horse has ...
by Sparky
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Feldwebel Mark leaves Kalach
Replies: 15
Views: 589
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Re: Feldwebel Mark leaves Kalach

Nice Hub Zemke picture Mark as your avatar. Here's three of the 56th Fighter Group’s 39 aces. (Left to right) Robert S. Johnson, Hubert “Hub” Zemke and Walker “Bud” Mahurin. (US National Archives) http://263i3m2dw9nnf6zqv39ktpr1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/Johnson-3-690_640.jpg
by Sparky
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Feldwebel Kipp leaves Kalach
Replies: 12
Views: 460
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Re: Feldwebel Kipp leaves Kalach

Welcome aboard, Kipp. Enjoy! You'll love the actual missions.
by Sparky
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Feldwebel Mark leaves Kalach
Replies: 15
Views: 589
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Re: Feldwebel Mark leaves Kalach

Welcome Mark. Pick up the tab tonight at the O club for your party and welcome aboard.
by Sparky
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: Oculus Rift VR Headset cable
Replies: 4
Views: 226
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Re: Oculus Rift VR Headset cable

PM sent. If it's quick I'll be glad to receive and forward it. I'll be home in France every day to receive it except on July 31st and I leave for Paris and the US on August 21.