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  1. 5 points
    I was a late arrival due to an offspring's high school sporting event. I hopped into a Tempest and whist spooling up its mighty Sabre IIA engine was sideswiped by what I can only guess was a spitfire or tempest. He did not stop to exchange insurance information. Try as I did, the damage wouldn't buff out. I replaned in a P-51 and flew cap over the same airfield while people were spawning back in. I made a 4 bounce landing when ordered and hopped back into a Tempest. Shortly thereafter, the northern airfield came under attack by 4 109s and I scrambled. I managed to shoot down a 109 (Vonrd) but was killed shortly thereafter. After the 20 min time out, I was resurrected and launched from the South field in a Yak 7B. Plague and I flew Northwest and I spotted what turned out to be a 109 headed West. I slid in behind it and gave Razwald a 20 min timeout. The mission timed out shortly thereafter.
  2. 4 points
    Things don't always turn out the way you expect it to. I was ready to turn off my computer and go home after destroying five aircraft on the runway ( perhaps six if you include Brinson)....Clearly I was not going to contribute a thing during this mission. Actually the opposite, I was really hurting our effort I licked my wounds and dragged my sorry ass to the north base one more time and clearly realized I can't fly the Tempest well enough to take another Zed has been sitting on the ground for an hour waiting for Gold Flight to take the airfield so he can drop parachutists. Fry did his part on the hangers but still have to bomb the field. I spawn in as an A20 at the North Base right when all the Bad Guys are attacking. Considered just sitting on the ground providing MG support from the rear gunner, since clearly I was of no value in the air. I sit and watch until everything settles down and most of our guys and the bad guys have fought it out. Then it got quiet and I realized we still were struggling to take the enemy airfield to the west and our airfield was now quiet. There is about 40 minutes left on the game clock. What the hell, might be enough time to do it, and I certainly should be able to get an A20 in the air. With Zed' coaching got set up for carpet bombing the airfield. Took off with Craven in the back seat ( and he complains about the rough ride). Greywolf picks us up on the way over to provide escort. We make it to the Enemy airfield and Grey spots some enemy just beyond the airstrip, he breaks off to keep them busy. I can see Sandy's craters and can tell with two bombs dropped he could not take the landing strip ( one hit, one missed). Grey gives me enough time to line up nice and straight for the other runway. With Grey distracting the bad guys, am able to make a nice drop the whole length of the runway. Boom boom boom boom boom.... Zed is whooping it up in the background and as I make a turn I can see parachutes running down the same line, clean as a whistle There is an enemy aircraft taking shots at our men. I fly in parrallel to the chutes and my rear gunner engages the fighter, eventually shoots him down. Grey is still out there duking it out as well. Zed's drop is successful and we take the field. At least five WingWalker's worked as a team to succeed at getting that done. No single one of us could have succeeded without the other. Like I said, things don't always turn out the way you expect it to.
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  4. 2 points
    Well all in all we lost 21 a/c . I think most were accidents, the enemy lost 5 in the air. I managed to spot 2 ships in my P38 , also a convoy and a Depot were spotted. Ivan has also been takin by a crazy old man and his dog! Not our best night but the loss of there base and the aircraft on it had to HURT ! GOOD JOB EVERYONE! P.s. there were 13 a/c on the base that we took. So over all they lost 18 a/c to our 21 lost.
  5. 2 points
    lol! FIVE pages....is that all you could find?
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  7. 2 points
    Uhhh how did you paint in the bent props and landing gear, that is some serious skill! Very nice skins Craven
  8. 1 point
    Was logging in to post this exact thought, Sandy.
  9. 1 point
    If I only I had not crashed four frikken aircraft just trying to take off we would have frikken won. (That being said I give myself points for sticking around until the end and bombing the frikken airfield. )
  10. 1 point
    I'm going to have to remember to have a bunch of condoms handy for next Tuesday....
  11. 1 point
    Took off twice, died twice...… Ebada, Ebada, Ebada, That's all folks...….
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  14. 1 point
    You’ll have to download the new ORBX central program. It’ll uninstall the old version and get everything in order for you. I had the same issue and starting crapping bricks. 😉
  15. 1 point
    Great set of notes Driftwood. I’ve been flying the clipped wing version a lot lately. Even managed a kill on CombatBox last night. Thanks for sharing these!
  16. 1 point
    So...the street is bang on accurate, as is the airport itself, but even with the autogen slider at max, my house doesn’t even appear as a standard 3D object. LOL!!! Like I said though, the airport is extraordinarily well done, and it’s a worthy purchase. It’s the first P3D add-on I’ve purchased in months, and if it wasn’t in my backyard, I would’ve let it go. Waiting to see what MSFS2020 brings to the table...
  17. 1 point
    2 miles out on approach to Winnipeg runway 31 is my house.
  18. 1 point
    Duck, might try clearing your cache for both browsers and then flush your dns command prompt, type ipconfig /flushdns Restart your computer and see if that makes a difference. Otherwise it could just be a service problem between your location and the host that will go away when they fix it.
  19. 1 point
    First sortie I flew in a YAK as escort for the rest of Red that were in P-38s. My flight was uneventful until I landed and I bent my prop. I repaired it on the field and then my game froze. I disconnected. Second sortie I flew in a P-38. I sunk a bADGe. I then turned south to try and find another Red squadron member under attack and was jumped. He damaged my engines but I was able to disengage and make it home and land safely.
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  21. 1 point
    As many folks have complained about over the last few weeks, the bug where you zoom-in your view to see a target (I call it "concentrating" your focus on one area) and it disappears entirely, only to re-emerge when you un-zoom your field-of-view, is EFFING ANNOYING. C'mon 777 Studios, let's put a high priority on fixing that bug, please!
  22. 1 point
    Oh yeah!! I posted on the ORBX forums that I had planned on not buying anymore add-one until MSFS2020 comes out, but those fellas just had to release the airport right in my backyard.
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  26. 1 point
    Don’t worry Geezer, we’ll just make you another one...
  27. 1 point
    It is a bit of a hot rod, I have a hard time getting it whoad up. Sometimes I might have to make a full circuit around the airfield, I definitely use the dive brakes and when she's under 250 I can give her 10-15% (maneuvering) flaps, all the while keeping the throttle just above the buzzer sound, warning you your gear isn't down, I'll run the prop pitch down to about the same % as the throttle, then lower my gear. Then on final I watch my speed carefully, sometimes not getting full flaps until I'm about a minute from touch down (due to speed), I opened them up once going too fast and they jammed. Once you're down, braking isn't a big deal because of the tricycle gear. Like Chunk said if I'm a little hot I won't close the dive brakes until I've stopped. If on final I think I'm about to stall I can do a few things to stop it from stalling; if I have enough altitude I can nose down a bit; or if I don't I can close the dive brakes and give it some throttle and/or prop pitch. That's all there is to it! lol I'm definitely busy landing the lightning, and remember to flair, don't let the nose gear touch first, it'll buckle like a folding chair! Yes I did that too.
  28. 1 point
    Ya I bought one of those dell refurbished optiplex 3020 strictly being used for wed browsing and MS office, to replace a loud older laptop. Pulled the 500gb hd threw in a extra 500gb ssd I had laying around loaded win 10 using the creation tool and have a speedy little unit with win 10 pro for less than $200
  29. 1 point
    actually i"m trying that now. putting w10 on an old w7 computer i use just for virus removal. just about everything I have read says w10 is still free.
  30. 1 point
    taking a breath....got the case, motherboard, graphics card and processor.....randomly ended up with a copy of Call of Duty Modern Warfare...seems like something one of Navy Gunners kids would want.....
  31. 1 point
    Happy Thanksgiving y’all!! Turkey is already in the smoker and my first pour of the day has already gone down the gullet. High West Yippee-Ki-Ay if you’re wondering...
  32. 1 point
    Just a quick note to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving! I'm already wearing my Turkey-day stretch-pants, warming up the belly with cheap coffee and even-cheaper Irish cream, while I start dragging out the Christmas decor... later I'll fall asleep in front of the Detroit game; and while the Cowboys play, I'll wake so I can start getting in the way in the kitchen! Happy Thanksgiving all!
  33. 1 point
    Happy Thanksgiving all. Im thankful I live in America.
  34. 1 point
    Sandy, here's our P51 vs A3 rolling sissors, I started at 12k ft... https://youtu.be/9DTCK0z1XfM?t=23 Covering Navy - https://youtu.be/h_Qkx-CbgNs
  35. 1 point
    Kind of a low-res view of me in a D9 attacking a Sp;it (found out afterward it was flown by Woody). Initial view is after I had dived down quite a bit, because I could easily spot the silverish aircraft I thought was a P-51 initially. As I hit the record button and continued my dive, I completely lost site of the target, eventually picking it up; as it flew by going the other way. Sheesh! A few tight turns later I get a solid ID on the Sp;itfire, and was about to take the kill shot when some random bit of stall happened, took my nose off target right at the top of it's climbing turn. I followed the Spit around, nearly blacking out as I pulled in behind it. Finally got a good guess on where to shoot (the gyro sight in the D9 sucks, IMO) and sprayed/prayed for a hit. But... What I thought was a piece of the Spit falling off and colliding with my prop may have actually been a flak hit on the Spit, taking it's wing off and which also wrecked my prop. When I flashed to external you can see the flak burst nearby... Interesting fight, and really the only victory I had all night. Downloadable /mov video file (doesn't stream for me ... YMMV) sandy_d9_vs_spit_11_26_19.mov
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  38. 1 point
    Completed my P-38, here's a few screens. Feedback appreciated. They didn't miss and I broke it!!
  39. 1 point
    At least I didn't prang it last Tuesday😁
  40. 1 point
    Have a great one Sandy!!!
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    Happy Birthday Sandman! Enjoy the day, hope its one of the days you're upwind from life. 🐑💨
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  48. 1 point
    wow...another b'day month.... sucks when your the last one in the month....everybody is burnt out and has used up all their good phrases... Happy birthday sandy!
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