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Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:15 pm
by Fritz
Reggie wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:14 am
By the way - the e-mail address you put on was the google place we all know and love. If that first part looks wrong let us know.
Okay, thanks - what's what it should be.
Tom wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:25 am
Odd as I did send an email thought it expressed reservations about the time zone. I’ll double-check later.
Strange indeed. I've been diligently checking all my folders as well as the spam folder just in case it got dumped in there, but so far I haven't received anything.

Thanks Tom.

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:12 pm
by Bunny
Hi Peter.
We fly ops missions on each Sunday at 9pm UK time. So I would say your available time slots seem to.fir it well.

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:20 pm
by Dutch
Hi Peter,

At the moment we're flying the 109 E7 on ops, although I think in OTU they fly a Russian a/c - maybe the Lagg?

(We swop sides every so often between Russian/German)

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:33 pm
by Silk
Not sure what Merlin is using for OTUs at the moment - I've done four sets of missions for it - summer and winter for Lagg3 and Bf-109 (possibly the F2?).

Welcome anyway :)

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:39 pm
by Tom
18thEastern wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:23 pm
I suppose I’ll keep bopping around in my hurricane for now then
We're swapping sides to enjoy all facets of the game. That means it is very likely that in the future we will be Soviet, LW, RAF and possibly USAAF.

If folks don't want to explore everything that is absolutely fine, but they probably won't be a good fit with us.



Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:55 pm
by Tom
18thEastern wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:49 pm
That doesn’t bother me. I just like to do a ton of reading on the front end of my mounts before I jump into the cockpit.
Oh dear that might make you too intellectual for Bunny. We tend to just jump in and hare around until the engine pops.

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:17 pm
by Sparky
We learn the campaign aircraft well. Currently flying 1941 Operation Typhoon Jabo missions in Bf-109E7 with extra armor and even after dropping bombs those empty racks slow you down. MiGs are faster. We'll do some work in Bf-110s. Aside from manual radiators and coolers and throttle limits IL2 doesn't require much detailed a/c book knowledge. It does require lots of practice with our new a/c each campaign to get it right. You can't fight these E models like the G models we flew a couple campaigns ago.

After 12-15 missions/weeks we'll move to the 1941 Soviet side and MiGs and I-16s.

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:24 pm
by Sparky
110s are great fun.

Yeah, but I'm glad we don't have to learn a phone-book thick Dash-1 manual and balance fuel between tanks and have partial bus failures and have to know what's AC and what's DC because AC lies and DC dies and I'm glad we can slave controls to HOTAS rather than clickable cockpits (the early P-38 is a nightmare for this in real life) where we have to reach under the seat and out of sight to actuate a control necessary to prepare for combat when the enemy is sighted.

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:46 pm
by Fritz
Hey Peter -

I can attest to the fact that TP has no issues with signing up pilots from the U.S. as long as you can make the training flights and the Sunday ops (and after OTU, either the Tuesday fun flights or Friday night flights). In in the same boat - my schedule makes it easy for me to make Tuesdays and Sundays.

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:46 pm
by T-rex
Hullo guys,

rediscovered my IL-2 Stalingrad when my VR Rift arrived several moons ago, which makes quite the difference.

I'm an old guy living in the netherlands and have flown flightsims for decades, started with MSFS, did some IL-2 a very long time ago (must be the first I think), came to DCS A10-C, now FA-18, waiting for the mavericks there to be implemented, and now a couple of months back rediscover a very beautiful IL-2 in VR (there are only a couple of proper VR titles).

Anyway, saw your server (the only one) on the server list one night, and since you're apparently on european time, thought I might see what it's like. Any chance I could tag along one evening (at the back of the mission or as a gunner perhaps and I’ll install teamspeak) to see what it’s like so to see if I want to enter your recruitment?

I flew VR with 1st the Yak, now the Bf 109 F-4 which I like more (easy on the throttle), have buttons for map on/off and labels on/off, added the canon, kill 1 bogey and then go strafe a train (I need to remember to add a bomb) and then some cars .. :)

Landing is still a bit bumpy, but at least I figured out the taxying. All settings auto, unlimited ammo, and including time acc to shuttle me to the next engagement. I’ve done many years of FSX(P3D) virtual airlines, I know about flying when I’m in the air, not so much the team dogfighting I see you guys do.

Hope to hear from you.

Marcel, very near Schiphol.

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:15 pm
by Hunter
T - I must be the first to see your post. Glad you decided to contact us. I'll leave the official welcome to 'The Brass', but I hope to see you in the skies.

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:09 am
by Tom
Hi T-Rex

see here -

To take part in official ops you have to get past OTU. During OTU you are more than welcome on a Tuesday or Friday evening from 20:30 GMT or so onwards.

You may well have seen just our server if you had mods enabled.

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:16 am
by T-rex
Will do

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:43 am
by Sparky
T-Rex, if you get involved now you've picked a good time. Once you complete the OTU flights it'll be time for the I-16 and MiG 3 campaign and then all the shiny new Battle of Bodenplatte aircraft should be released and will occupy our campaigns for a while with Tempests, P-51, P-47, P-38, Bf-109K-4, Doras, 262's Spit IX and others.

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:44 am
by Jacko
Hello T-Rex welcome and thanks for taking the time to check us out. When you say you only saw our server I guess you have selected Mods enabled which cuts out servers running un-modded. You don't need mods to run VR.