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A place for all Tangmere guests to come along and say hello, have a pint and get to know who we are, and what we are up to.

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Re: Welcome Guests.

Post by Bigbyte » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:06 am

Halon wrote: I can get most things with one engine off the ground with practice and occasionally land them

Sounds like most of us here. Welcome from this crab. There's always room for more salty seamen. I stayed on a navy base once (Collingrad), there were no doors on the toilets. WT*?
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Post by Jacko » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:56 am

Welcome aboard Halon, I am sure a salty old sea dog will go down well here. You don't need to be an ace, just enjoy flying and embrace the TP spirit. Good luck on your OTU flights se you on Ops soon.
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Post by Reggie » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:46 am

Welcome Halon, as per my e-mail response to your application, the OTU Team will be on hand in the New Year to get you started, all relevant paperwork has been forwarded to them :)
I am sure you will have a great time with us, I have been a member of TP for almost 15 years now, and still enjoy spending time with this bunch of weirdos :)
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Post by Tom » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:50 am

Halon wrote:I want to learn more and do it surrounded by lots of other friendly potential targets for the enemy.
With some of our lot you'll be a potential target for friendlies...
Halon wrote:I suspect I'll be needing a suitably nautical nick name to distinguish myself from all you Crab-fats ;)
Andrew?

More appropriate would be Fishhead.

601 chaps will probably start with "'ello sailor".
In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

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Post by Silk » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:54 am

Don't worry about being former Navy, this bunch even let me in as former Army.... of course I didn't tell them until after passing OTU just in case :))

My advice is to get comfortable with the flight controls and engine management above everything else. Once those become second nature then you get more time to look outside the cockpit and do the other stuff. That and don't worry too much about getting kills early on.

As for a nickname, you could always go for Popeye then claim that it is in homage to Gene Hackman's Popeye Doyle character :))

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Post by Moggy » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:59 am

Tom wrote:
Halon wrote:I want to learn more and do it surrounded by lots of other friendly potential targets for the enemy.
With some of our lot you'll be a potential target for friendlies...
Halon wrote:I suspect I'll be needing a suitably nautical nick name to distinguish myself from all you Crab-fats ;)
Andrew?

More appropriate would be Fishhead.

601 chaps will probably start with "'ello sailor".
Speaking of which, how is your ladyboy fact finding tour of South East Asia coming along Tom? ;))
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Post by Silk » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:01 pm

Well, apparently Tom has established that someone called Charlie indeed does not take part in local surfing competitions :D

Whether this is our Charlie or not is yet to be established

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Post by Tom » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:09 pm

Moggy wrote:
Speaking of which, how is your ladyboy fact finding tour of South East Asia coming along Tom? ;))
I was gutted today - we took a ferry to Aberdeen harbour and went into the first Chinese fast food place we found (I had BBQ pork and duck with rice, and the kids had fantastic spaghetti bolognese) and when we came out I saw a KFC opposite and a McD just down the road.

To make up for it we went into a traditional dessert cafe-place and had weird puds. I had glutinous rice balls covered with crushed peanuts/sesame seeds and drizzled with honey.

ps. Disneyland yesterday was great.
In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

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Post by Jacko » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:52 pm

Is Aberdeen in the South East Asia then.

Silk we let you in becsuse you were a spie and can kill us with a rolled up newspaper. :salute
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Post by Tom » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:16 pm

In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

Air Vice Marshal Saul in the foreword to 13 Group's 'Forget-Me-Nots for Fighters'

"They fly Hurricanes, isn't it?, them's shit planes for remtards on free dinners..."
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Re: Welcome Guests.

Post by Jacko » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:23 pm

Bigbyte wrote:
Halon wrote: I can get most things with one engine off the ground with practice and occasionally land them

Sounds like most of us here. Welcome from this crab. There's always room for more salty seamen. I stayed on a navy base once (Collingrad), there were no doors on the toilets. WT*?
BB no doors on the toilets makes it easier to find the golden rivet
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Re: Welcome Guests.

Post by Squirt » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:28 pm

Thanks for the welcome everyone, looking forward to getting started. Was suggested I practice on the Lagg and 109, unfortunately I'm having real trouble landing the Lagg which I just can't seem to stop from ground looping after I've started slowing down near the end of my landing (I just can't see the benefit in not having a lockable tail wheel!)
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Post by Tom » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:44 pm

Keep power on a bit and when you're straight stamp on the brakes and use the rudder to keep straight whilst you slow down.
In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

Air Vice Marshal Saul in the foreword to 13 Group's 'Forget-Me-Nots for Fighters'

"They fly Hurricanes, isn't it?, them's shit planes for remtards on free dinners..."
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Post by Squirt » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:20 pm

Awesome, left about 15% throttle on and that seemed to do the trick. Thanks Tom!
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Post by Festa_PWR » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:34 pm

Hello.

Sorry for the late 'hello', as I`ve been wandering around the forum aimlessly the last few days.

Joined up specifically for the tuturial and all its ajoining files etc., but always happy to meet new people interested in the same things as myself. I have to say the tutorial is amazing and I`m finding the ME much easier to get my head around than the previous titles version of it.

I`m not a plane or WW2 super-fan, so won`t know what plane is what from it`s exhaust smoke patterns (don`t laugh, I bet some of you can!!), but I`m ok at flying and feel I`m improving with every bit of flight time. I still need to master full engine management, but I`d rather get more controllers setup for all the mixture levers etc.

I had IL2 some time ago and subsequently the 1946 release, and I also own CLoD. I have a Sim setup, but mostly for Sim-Racing, so the joystick (old Hotas-X) has to sit on my knee when I need it and on the floor next to me when I dont. The logitech G25 wheel works really well for controlling the tanks though haha. With some tweaking, I`ve also got my clutch and accel pedals for the rudders.

Anyway, sorry for rambling . . Hope to catch some of you online once i get a little better at flying on a harder difficulty :)

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