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  1. You guys are a class act, I'm so proud to be a member of Wing Walkers. Tim's wife was keeping me updated on his condition, then about 18:30 she told me he had passed. He left us too soon, we are the same age. I couldn't bring myself to hop on here to let all of you know last night for what I'm going through right now. He and I had some great times. I'm glad I was able to fly with him last Thursday and I'm going to start flying Tuesdays again, now that daylight savings time is over I can get home from work and be on by 18:00 pst. I'm not very classy or profound so this is the be
    7 points
  2. I was going to write a long, perhaps personal post and have decided to keep it brief. My daughter and son in law have a 5 month baby at home. Both have significant careers and job demands. They are both working from home most days. In the current environment they can not get daycare or a nanny. They can barely get a phone call returned. They have negotiated with each other and their employers that they each get 20 hours of meeting time a week, and they have to schedule the zoom calls around each other so one of them can be taking the lead with the baby. No question they are li
    4 points
  3. It isn't often that a pilot comes along, and has so much to offer that they literally change the face of the squad. Think of all the things we do a little different since Icy and Fry came on board. WW will move on, but imho , will never be quite the same. Thanks for everything you gave us Icy.
    4 points
  4. I think I finally have the CH issues figured out and I am SLOWLY working to even take off and land without issue. Its been a long time, but I hope to be proficient soon. I cant believe how rusty I got.... but I will say a newer rig and having my gear mounted properly would sure help my efforts.
    3 points
  5. Going to be flying the Velikie_luki map as Axis.
    3 points
  6. For anyone interested, I made a "pilot's notes" sheet for the Hurricane, replaces the cockpit photo (it is not yet in the SAS Pilots Notes 1.02 mod/add-on). Simply put this DDS in the /data/graphics/planes/Hurricanemkii/textures folder, rename the original custom_photo.dds to something else, then rename Hurri Notes.dds to custom_photo.dds. First attempt, fairly easy to "game it up" (different font, different paper background etc), but at least the info is there (all info taken from Requiem's Learn To Fly the Hurricane Mk II in his Air Combat Tutorial YouTube channel). H
    3 points
  7. Sandy, Robby This is the plane I was referring too after the Tuesday flight. This is at the Museum of Flight in Seattle Sandy you probably remember it. The wings resemble a birds wing.
    3 points
  8. A big thank you to all veterans who faithfully served their countries, not only during times of conflict but during times of relative quiet. I take this day in particular to remember those in my family who served in both the Great War and World War II, sadly all are gone now but not forgotten. Here are the only 2 photos I have of my Dad who served in the Royal Navy during WWII. Summer whites was taken in May of 1943 and the other one taken in December of 1944.
    3 points
  9. well...if you come over Plauge, I'll be glad to show you exactly where it hurts.
    2 points
  10. "... com'on ... just the tip, it'll be OK, I swear." Think I said that once... turned out to be my first marriage proposal. Or maybe it was, "... you're WHAT?"
    2 points
  11. Maybe Gangster, the new Mission Builder is Greek to me compared to the old one but I may have time to learn a new trick or two and start banging out missions.
    2 points
  12. Hey Cephas! Long time my friend. Congrats on winning the race...I can see light at the end of the tunnel myself (about 3 years I'd say). Enjoy your new season and getting back in the cockpit. I'm strictly a lurking non flyer for the near future but enjoy checking in. Good luck getting back up to speed.!
    2 points
  13. Rgr Diz, I'm pretty sure everyone was seeing the same thing. On a positive note you won't see them anymore.
    2 points
  14. Be smart...be safe!! Happy Thanksgiving all!
    2 points
  15. can't tell you how long it took me to figure out who "Tom" was...... At first, I thought it might be Diz, but that didn't make a whole lot of sense...
    2 points
  16. Making up some Spit IX's if anyone is interested. I decided to make these guys a tad more historical than my first one. So I used the first and last initial of Craven, then added a W. The AC id numbers will all start with YT2 then your personal number. The YT is for Yukon Territory, 2 is for second version. For example Navy's crate will be NG-W/YT274.
    2 points
  17. Here be a few more just out of the shop.
    2 points
  18. I believe what may be happening if your nvidia control panel settings are being reset to default is that when Win 10 updates, if you do not have the "allow windows to update drivers" disabled, it will install new nvidia drivers and this will reset all settings to default. This will only happen if you are using nvidia drivers that are a little older than ones available at time of the win 10 update. Here is a quick video, turn off win 10 other udates
    2 points
  19. I did take the Jug for a ride, cold-n-dark to a few fast-ish laps then back down. Starting was easy, just a real chore to go through the checklist, especially when the checklist is incomplete (talks about caging the artificial horizon, but never mentions un-caging it, things like that). It doesn't quite have the same weighty feel that A2A's P-47D- Razorback did in FSX, but there's no denying she's a heavyweight. My landing was less than ideal, but no broken parts. Considering I still can't land an F-15 (sits so dang high that I never expect the gear to touch so early, then it gets all sparky a
    2 points
  20. In case you have not seen this and have some things you would like to purchase. DCS Sale
    2 points
  21. I've got all three. The middle one is my favorite game ever!
    2 points
  22. Great holiday read, if you like historical non-fiction that reads like a novel. This one covers the period of time from Churchill being made Prime Minister to how British citizens responded to being attacked by Germany
    2 points
  23. Gents: One of the things I have found with IL2 in its current (and previous) iterations is that how poor the documentation is. Most of the stuff a noob (like me) tries to do is by trial and (mostly) error. This can be INCREDIBLY frustrating. So, for the past few months, I have been slowly coming up with an IL2 system of sorts, for my Thrustmaster Warthog. I created 11 different profiles which include all of the current aircraft in the sim. To complement this, I documented the living sh!t out of how it works, and perhaps more importantly WHY. This evening, I finished adding all o
    2 points
  24. S! Updated files, minor bug-fixes for both main themes (Titan and Novus)
    2 points
  25. We’re good, thanks for asking.....
    2 points
  26. Cool, Sandman. Be careful when a ball or two are out in the sun, they could start a fire while they are out.
    2 points
  27. I just saw over at the GB forums that Coconut is back and has 2 servers up. Going to check them out sometime over the next few days. Here's his updated first post from his original thread.
    2 points
  28. I'd suggest liquid nitrogen, but that may be too cold (roughly -230 F). Listened to the Governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, give a speech on Public Radio today. He does that fairly often giving Covid updates. He had several other speakers with him, including the CEO of Allina Medical (a large medical group competing with the Mayo system). What this lady had to say was scary. And to hear a CEO of a billion dollar medical group offer to beg for everyone to please mask up, was sobering. And she admitted that over 800 Allina personnel were currently out of action due to Covid. That's 800 care-
    2 points
  29. Thanks all! Yes, had a good day. Had to work (so not such a great start to the day I guess) but after leaving a little early, it was nice. Unusually warm for November in Minnesota. But I got to spend the evening with Meghan and my daughter Rebecca. We enjoyed a nice meal together, and watched some silly shows on TV while getting cozy. My daughter gave me a really nice birthday card (in which she called me an old shit, LMAO) and a package of 48 AA batteries (to feed my camera flash unit) .. all lovingly (and frustratingly) individually wrapped. That's my daughter, all heart! Meg
    2 points
  30. Its like dating your buddies ugly sister, you take one for the team...
    2 points
  31. Looks like 4.503 fixed the Hurri compass
    2 points
  32. funny how people go about their business and focus on all that is wrong around them, without paying any attention what others might be going thru...(and this is NOT a jab at any posts here....) Nicaragua has a Cat 5 hurricane bearing down on them, less than 2 weeks since Eta hit basically the same area. Just as it was impossible for people not involved with the west coast fires to imagine what the people that WERE involved were going thru, one can only imagine what is going on, and what will be going on in Nicaragua the next few weeks. I know things are bad here, but damn........
    2 points
  33. It's going to get bad this time. Buckle up, Buttercup. Wear a mask, wash your hands, stay the hell away from other people. Try not to go stir crazy. Be prepared.
    2 points
  34. When you’re foot heals up, let’s start flying DCS! I’ve got a REAL good handle on the Warthog now. I can even do some training for others on it; and I bought the Hornet during the sale because I want to do SEAD stuff. YGBSM!!
    2 points
  35. Thanks for having me, looking forward to flying with you all this evening at Sqn night. In terms of the Hurricane, as a former 32-year RCAF Air Navigator, compasses and the associated systems are near and dear to me. If you look in the Spit or Tempest, the actual compass rose index (the ring with the numbers indicating degrees) is correctly oriented (N is fixed on the nose, S towards the tail). Reading the compass needle arrow (the end with the cross hatch on it) gives you your current true hdg. However, in the game Hurricane, N is fixed towards the tail and S towards the nose, essenti
    2 points
  36. My dad, 435th RCAF. Mechanic and rigger with electrical specialty. Pictures from Sydney NS and Iceland RCAF. Yes that is a uboat kill on the fuselage. He was ground mechanic for it not pilot.....
    2 points
  37. The 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. The signing of the Armistice bringing "The War to End All Wars" to a close. If only that it had ended all wars. Today we celebrate Veteran's Day to honor those who have, and those who are, serving in our Armed Forces. This holiday was originally called Armistice Day, to celebrate the end of World War One. Out of that war came a poem, and a symbol, of the sadness of war. If you see someone selling a paper poppy today, buy one. Place it on your lapel, and let this poem remind you... In Flanders Fields BY JOHN MCCRAE
    2 points
  38. My condolences for your loss WW's. The other side of the coin of this close cyber squad is that when loss occurs it is exceptionally painful. My prayers are there for you and for his family during this time. Chuck
    2 points
  39. Tonight we have lost a good friend and pilot. WWIcy (Tim Owen) has passed following a medical condition. He is always in our thought and prayers.. HIGH FLIGHT Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless h
    2 points
  40. Yeah, she is rock solid in the air and landing. The next update will probably break it...
    2 points
  41. Condolences to you Tom, losing a good friend is like losing family, sometimes worse, especially a close friend like you had. We are here for you. We try to honor our members, well friends really, with a missing man formation. Pretty sure you have seat reserved in the flight if it feels right for you.
    2 points
  42. I'm still at a loss for the appropriate words to describe how I feel about Tim's passing, it's damn hard. Others have laid out the words that I can't seem to express and have said them well. Icy did indeed change the quiet solitude the WW's found ourselves in early 2017, by the time he got to join the Wing Walkers he'd knocked some of that out of us with his hard charging passion for the sim, the WW's and life itself. I will always fondly remember how some of us gently and not so gently at times, would chide Icy for his seemingly never ending supply of exuberance on anything and everythi
    2 points
  43. https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/67527-coming-soon/
    1 point
  44. Getting my geek on, thanks to Duck. So, here's the results of using the AS SSD benchmark tool (available here) on my current boot drive, a Crucial P5 1tb NVMe M.2 on PCIE : I have no idea if those numbers are fast or slow(ish), but ... let's see how they stack up. For comparison, here's one of my 2.5" SSD's on SATA 6 :
    1 point
  45. I made these to be as common as possible across all aircraft, so the muscle memory training is significantly less. For example, radiator open/close are always going to be on the Coolie Switch, either R for open, or L for close, shifted for water, unshifted for oil. Doesn't matter what plane you are in, if it is equipped, it will work. That being said, these all work for the Darkdiz keybindings listed in the XL file, NOT the default ones. Many issues with the defaults, like dropping a bomb EVERY time you try an alternative b button (shift etc). I think it has something to do with how the ga
    1 point
  46. Game update available, Hurricane included, looks like it's about 2.3 GB in size.
    1 point
  47. We be flying Allied this week as per.
    1 point
  48. Teamviewer has changed the way you approach the "commercial use detected" use this link: https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/reset-management/ you have to say "allow" to the management console (or something like that), fill out the pdf form, print/sign/scan and then upload it. pain in the ass to say the least, but it is so much better than VNC
    1 point
  49. Remembrance Day to honor those that lost their lives in conflicts. A couple of pics taken last year pre covid in Ottawa. I guess it was pretty quiet today.
    1 point
  50. That’s a fact. I blew up German ground units with a Desert Hurricane and Hispano cannons earlier this evening. Icy would’ve loved it!
    1 point
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