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  1. I pulled some dirt dauber larvae behind some hardened clay out of the wing fuel vent during pre-flight on the CTLS one time. It was a good catch, as I wouldn't have liked to have had to glide down in that one Not a very good glider. Of course it has a parachute rig, but I wouldn't have wanted to use that either. At least my Chief had those old low-aspect wings on it. I probably glided close to 7 miles that time its engine quit, and I had plenty of height still when I got to the runway. I had to side-slip it a bit. I've had the pitot tube stick closed on the Chief a few times.
    4 points
  2. A nice little mission, doing defense mostly while flying on the German side. I flew a D VIIF all night. I managed to get five kills through the course of the night, but lost four planes in doing so. One I had the elevator control shot out, made it back to home base by flying sideways and using rudder as an elevator. Which sort of worked until it came time to land, which wasn't pretty, but I survived the crash. Another time I had the rudder control cable shot out, which resulted in the rudder being locked in a hard left position. Flew home crabbing sideways, but did manage to elude two Spa
    3 points
  3. IF nothing else has been planned. Made a quick mission on the Velikie_luki map. Flight area is kind of small, so could be hectic. Did notice field we take off may be long enough for the he-11 to get off the ground. Flying German, no op-for, there is a re spawn field, but damn if I could get my plane to rearm....kept giving me a message I have never seen before about my oil coolant system.
    3 points
  4. Now that our shitty summer is just about over I've got time to revisit my skins. I've redone the 109 F2/4 series to a darker, dirtier and less glossy version. Once I get all the custom skins in this series completed I'll repackage, update the version number and have them in the Paint Shed for DL. These are NavyGunner's, 3 versions as he likes to change his uni, often
    3 points
  5. Apparently my Daughter feels with Halloween coming, teaching her son how to make scary faces is part of good parenting
    2 points
  6. I told her perhaps something less frightening but with more historical value would be better
    2 points
  7. Did I hike today up to Malakoff Diggins, old hydro mining site from the late 1800’s. Resulted in the first environmental protection law suit from all the farmland below that was flooded during the mining operations .
    2 points
  8. 4.501 update for IL-2 Some nice improvements in this update including distant spotting of aircraft .
    2 points
  9. Thank goodness they got this one take care of. Those Old Fokker’s have more clout with Jason than I realized.
    2 points
  10. Update 4.501 Dear Friends, We just released the new update - 4.501. Its shifted version number means it is a kind of a milestone and it really is. First, the research we did on the community opinion on the aircraft spotting allowed us to make many improvements to this important part of the sim. The distant LOD scaling system has been adjusted, their lighting has been made full, atmospheric haze option and an increased MSAA level have been added. We're sure that this update will make the online multiplayer experience totally different from how it was before. Now our next target, for the n
    2 points
  11. Thanks for hosting last nights mission ( Tue, 9/15/2020 ). Had a great time !!!!
    2 points
  12. Got 2 ordered just in case. Playing with the new MS Flight Sim and have a Yoke for that right now but in trying the joystick found that instant 90 degree rolls weren't really a good thing despite the fun factor.
    2 points
  13. Fast forward a while. The pandemic is still a thing, with no vaccine yet ready and folks becoming more and more polarized over basic mitigation policies (mandates for masking have caused fist-fights -and worse- on the streets.) The election cycle is in full swing, with uber-polarized folks on both sides. Russia and the U.S. are actively probing each other's defenses with bombers and naval exercises right up to, and occasionally over, each other's recognized borders. Fifty year old nukes are being carefully polished and maintained. Nobody seems to be centrist or willing to negotiate any more. T
    2 points
  14. On Saturday, Meghan and I took a short ride to the town of St. Peter, Mn and visited the Traverse des Sioux historical park, cameras in hand. The information center itself was closed (like *everything* these days...) but the short hiking trail with a few informational signs was open. Late summer flowers, and plentiful insects, were the main objects of interest. Historical background: That area was a spot where fording the Minnesota River was easy due to the river being wide and low, with a mostly rock river bed. Walking across was easy, as was horse and cart traffic. The local Indian trib
    2 points
  15. Consolidated Fleet model 11.... with Kilnnex R5. Exported to China as a trainer
    2 points
  16. That's worth a try! Manfred Jahn, who did this one, did the C-47s for FSX. I actually helped on that project. I wrote the manual for it (and did the artwork to make it look antique). It was a great plane for that sim! Looks like he might have ported this in a bit of a hurry though. Reports of various game crashes on that site. Here's another good site for addons: https://www.msfsaddons.org/
    2 points
  17. I have DCS, and keep it updated and even occasionally buy a new module. But the reason I bought it (actually, I bought the original A-10C before DCS brought everything together a few years ago) was to learn the A-10C. Something which, to this day, I have failed to do. I couldn't start it up without printing off checklists and cockpit knob maps to know where everything is. And I have no idea how to use the weapons systems, at all. But I do enjoy flying the various aircraft I own. I even have the third-party A-4 Skyhawk, which was the one aircraft most responsible for getting me interested
    2 points
  18. Flying Axis this week with Opfor slots available. Scramble to start things off Don't let the enemy break through or this will be the result
    2 points
  19. Finally getting around to this thread as I also indulge on occasion while sipping on a nice Armagnac or some Remy Martin VSOP. My Dad made this humidor for me just before he passed in '99, holds a very special place in my heart. Box is made of Red Cedar, clad with Walnut Burl with a nice inlay on the lid, interior is all Spanish Cedar, what a beautiful aroma! I'm with Chunk, punch and v-cutter as and when needed. Have a few Romeo y Juliette's, Monte Cristo's, Cohiba's and various sizes of Don Tomas Honduran cigars. Don't really have a favorite, just enjoy a good smoke and a smoot
    2 points
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  21. That's what she said
    2 points
  22. I'm not a huge race fan, but growing up in middle Indiana for part of my life I fell in love with the Indy 500. Will be watching the "Greatest Spectacle In Racing" Sunday afternoon with an eye on my favorite paint schemed car in a while.
    2 points
  23. Well, I did a little bit of both. I downloaded the files, but instead of loading Jsgme, just added the cheat sheets on the aircraft I normally fly. Showed up nicely.
    2 points
  24. I have flown Orcas in default, and it's basically just as nice as that video, minus a few buildings. I've flown quite a few places now, and I think Orbx is soon going to be out of business. I just can't see any reason to buy scenery when the default looks this good. Maybe in some parts of the world where Bing imagery isn't as great, maybe. But everywhere I've flown has been gorgeous. I flew out of Bonner's Ferry yesterday (65S) and it looked so much better than the old Orbx P3D scenery. I've flown the C152 @WWSoarfeat. Most of the engine systems are pretty simple so far. A2A may c
    2 points
  25. Requiem's videos are always a good place to start...
    2 points
  26. Welcome WWGroucho! A man who knows his cigars is always welcome around here!
    1 point
  27. Novus theme is now available, as the main light colored scheme. Those on Ironsight, please check out Novus and let me know your thoughts. Particularly if you prefer Ironsight over Novus.
    1 point
  28. Great to have you with the group Groucho--- welcome !!!
    1 point
  29. Welcome Groucho, look forward to flying with you more. In addition to looking after Goober, make sure that Icy doesn't teach you how to set your hair on fire
    1 point
  30. Happy birthday Robby, hope you're having an amazing day
    1 point
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  34. Very interesting history, and the photos are great as always!!
    1 point
  35. That first bottle, distilled in 1974 and bottled in 1992, is worth about $1000.00 now by itself. I think the dad in this story was insightful and creative in making this savings plan for his son. The fact that he chose Macallan simply shows his taste and belief in Macallan as a company to persevere through all the business ups and downs through the years. And what a return! Invested about 5,000 GBP over that time, and is looking to sell the collection for 40,000? That's far better than any bank savings account, LOL!
    1 point
  36. Thank you so much fellas. My Sergeant is now jumping down into the Fleet rabbit hole...
    1 point
  37. Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's a Fleet and a Kinner. Which one is open to question. Hard to say with so little of the plane showing. The one in the pic has a different windshield and doesn't have the fins on the side of the engine cowling. The Finch usually has that little turtledeck cover as well.
    1 point
  38. and the Cadet's wheel strut attaches above the wing root... not like the image.
    1 point
  39. I'm betting on the AVRO 643 Cadet. they had 5 of them in training capacity
    1 point
  40. You’re apparently doing better than Geezer, Fawlty. He’s just making shit up!
    1 point
  41. correct. as soon as you make the time edit...the sun should move to where it is going to be at that time..so you should be able to "spectate" in ME, fiddle with the time and watch the sun to figure out how low you want that sun at mission end,,,then just subtract 2 hours from your mission time....
    1 point
  42. All finished and ready for download, link here Screenshot of Chunk's new colors. Didn't like the first batch as I thought they were still too shiny so I did a final dirty up by dulling the alpha some more and redid the whole first run. Hope you guys like the final result.
    1 point
  43. does not appear to be xmp enabled, so think you would be looking at fiddling with BCLK frequency and Memory Frequency. Personally, I would leave it alone........lol.... my impression of memory these days (which could be entirely wrong) is it is no way near as important as it used to be.....timing wise
    1 point
  44. Oh, and I wanted to put a shortcut on my desktop … NO. Can't do it, because there's no single file to start the damn thing. Can only pin to the task bar or use a card on the start menu. Sheesh, Cmon…
    1 point
  45. Watching the Orcas Island youtube video above looks interesting. Looks to be a C-152 that was being flown. One thing of interest was that on landing with the power below 1500 rpm they were not using carb heat. I take it that the sim can be flown with simple engine management because most all the Cessna's require carb heat on lower power settings ( @ less than 1500 rpm ) or they will ice up quickly and cause power loss and engine cut-off fairly quickly. Also, the rollout looked weird to me in that it appeared much faster than it should in accordance with the indicated airspeed on
    1 point
  46. Here you go. These are of the default KTIW, not the Orbx version. I think I may get the Orbx version, even though this looks pretty good.
    1 point
  47. I'll get right on it. Just saw this message after flying around a good part of the afternoon. It's cool that you live so close to the airport!! One of the places I flew this afternoon was around Austin. It was incredible! The AI that interprets the imagery and places autogen is just so clever. Around here, there are good sized oak and elm trees, etc, then a lot of scrub trees, like live oaks and cedars, and then a lot of smaller brush. They nailed it. Flying around the outskirts of town, the pastures are surrounded by exactly this kind of vegetation. And the textures of the g
    1 point
  48. A number of photos that I've taken over the last few years to showcase the beauty of the Yukon.
    1 point
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