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  1. 3 points
    Unlike any airshow I have ever been too, for several reasons 1. British are damn serious about there WW2 aviation ( for obvious reasons) 2. None of those safety rules they have at Reno, fighters made head on runs towards the crowd and pulled up into loops. Most of the manuevers were done, aligned with the crowd fence line directly overhead. Most of the planes were on the grass an hour before the show and you could walk right up to them, take pictures, put your head in the cockpits. 3. Acres of green grass, cars pulled in like going to the drive in, if the rain got heavy you could go sit in your car and watch the show from your front seat. Many people tailgating, with table and chairs pouring wine and partying during the show. the storm made for some great cloud backdrops.
  2. 3 points
    Thanks for the sig Dubya, I think I owe the squad a limerick. There once was a plane called Miss Goober... Mr. Driftwood, might you land; and lube her? Woods flew past and crashed! Said her ass; was to vast! The rear approach, is best left, out maneuvered. Downwind pilot humor... Remember, those downwind approaches can have a nasty tailwind. Now no one said it had to be good...
  3. 2 points
    Here are the briefs for WWCOOP Moscow 1& 2 We will fly Russian first on Tuesday for both Missions, than will refly on the German side the next time COOP's are up. Starting to fall into a pattern here. Gold has the heavy target, Red gets their first and de-fangs AAA, Blue escorts. I try to do enough recon on the Vander Mission to point out other Secondary targets that are nearbye. Almost always a couple, but these are only to pursued after each flight has completed its primary mission ( going to try and get some stick time in this weekend on the PE2 so I have a chance of flying it....my track record has not been so good). WWCOOP_Moscow 1-2.pptx
  4. 2 points
    Because, at heart, I'm still 12. "That's what she said...."
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    I notice that when you want to gain speed and/or use the sky as contrast to help locate aircraft at a distance, you dip your nose. That in itself is not a bad thing; however the angle of the dip is a bit extreme. If the down-angle is that aggressive, two things happen - 1) you trade too much altitude for speed, and 2) you actually allow the aircraft you are chasing to extend farther away from you. Even though you are going faster than the aircraft ahead of you, all that speed is directed downward and not horizontally toward your target(s). Recommend placing the horizontal bar in the gun-sight about and inch or two below the horizon. This will gain you your speed, as well as help close the distance between you and your target(s), while also gradually placing your own profile below the target's optimal contrast viewing angle (you get lost in their rear-horizon line/ground clutter). Work with Navy on that, he is a master of that technique. It is a bad habit to follow your quarry to the ground. This has gotten me killed more than anything else. As soon as you see your target lose big portions of itself, or it seems to depart normal flight characteristics, break upwards into a combat turn (spiral climb) so you can 1) regain altitude/restock energy, 2) confirm that your target is no longer a threat (does not matter if you witness the crash or get kill credit, as long is it is out of the fight, it is no longer a threat), and 3) you can get a good look around you for situational awareness. This is also part of BnZ. Instead of locking onto your target and following its turns - and matching speed for speed - keep your speed up and break high into a combat turn. This allows you to 1) maintain a higher energy state than the target, and 2) also clears the way for your wingman to convert his speed and altitude into offensive angles on the same target. With two or more wing-mates, you can tag team the target and maintain a higher state of situational awareness. This is called the vertical weave. Even if it is a one-on-one and there are no wing-mates there to help, you can still perform the vertical weave. back in the day (Red Baron and legacy IL2), this solo vertical weave was also known as "dancing on his head." You maintain the energy advantage while also forcing the enemy to expend more of his own. And as you and others in this thread have mentioned, MOAARRR looky behind you.
  7. 2 points
    Most of the pics are on my daughter's phone, have to have her send them to me. Her boyfriend is a Jeweler in the LA Diamond District. My daughter at Santa Monica Pier….actually did not understand why they had a "Bubba Gumps" there till I saw the big photo of Forrest Gump jogging down the pier. This is where he turned around and started running back home. Griffith Observatory. Not really a big scope. 12" refractor. The side scope (looks bigger because of the big black lens hood) is what I have...8" celestron. A "SittingDuck" ring in solid gold. What where the chances he would have a ring with SD on it???? 200k worth of gold and diamonds round my neck. Sure didn't help me look any younger.
  8. 2 points
    One more picture from my trip.
  9. 2 points
    Been remiss in updating all of skins that Dub, Wolfe have put together for us. So of course I plodded along taking my time building a couple of my own not realizing Dub had already built me some personal skins, thank you for that Dub! Anyway here's a couple of screens from my belated efforts.
  10. 2 points
    I've been to Gettysburg 4 times and Antietam once. Gettysburg is my favorite place in the country. Stayed at a B and B that was on the battlefield at the time on one trip. Incredibly powerful place. Discovered Yeungling at the McClellan (not that Mclellan) bar in a hotel we stayed at right downtown. Have ridden my motorcycle through there a couple of times and got to play tour guide to my group. You can cut the history with a knife. The new visitors center is amazing. p.s. Now this would be an awesome place for a WW get together. : )
  11. 2 points
    start up your teamspeak, and go to bookmarks, and click on your ww bookmark to open it. Now go to bookmarks, but Right click on WW, and select connect in new tab. You can LISTEN in both servers, but your mic will be muted in the server you are not active in. So if you were flying blue, but wanted to listen to Gold (shudder....), in one server go to gold flight, in another server go to blue flight, and make sure blue flight is the active server. You can have a hot key to "switch to next server". If you only have 2 servers open, it will just toggle you between the 2. but chunk might be right.....especially lisenting to gold...
  12. 2 points
    Just a quick post to say thanks for letting me fly with you guys. I had a good time. That JU52 was something else. It was the first time I'd flown something in a mission that can't maneuver or really fight back. Talk about feeling exposed and helpless. It was scary and frustrating to watch the other Junkers being engaged and getting knocked down. Every time I'd hear my gunner start sounding off behind me and I'd wonder if I was next. I can only imagine the horror, agony and terror transport and bomber pilots felt in real life. I literally glared at a spitfire buzzing past with his guns blazing thinking, "you little bastard. You're lucky I'm not in my 109." When landing, I put her down as soon I could. Gonna have to bind some controls for getting things unloaded. I was positive I was about to be strafed. The second sortie was a fluster cuck for me. I was unprepared to fly the 110. I also was reminded that I need to set the fuses to a 2 second delay rather than contact as I blew myself up when destroying a target. Anyways, Thanks for letting me fly with y'all. S!
  13. 2 points
    In game, rename the Track to something more memorable. Close game, go to recordings folder. Select the new filename and the folder of the same name. Rt click on selection and choose send to, and click compressed zip file. Copy that new zip file to the vault or download section in the forum. Reverse that process when you want to extract the file to watch it in game.
  14. 2 points
    I saw all the trouble ticket conversations back and forth. Heroic effort Mr Sandy Thanks so much for your efforts
  15. 1 point
    I used to get those all the time on the OF forum. Deleting each one as they joined eventually got them to stop.
  16. 1 point
    For Gold Flight use, do not download Do not place in Skins/ME262A folder Do not look at Do Not use! WWGold_ME262_Show.zip
  17. 1 point
    Thanks for the shout out WWReaper. With a group of us getting together this weekend, does have one thinking back to past reunions. Membership has evolved over the years, but the heart of the place remains in tact.
  18. 1 point
    Ok, ok, I got caught. Remember I just read SOME of the instructions, and never once did I have to borrow tools from my neighbor.
  19. 1 point
    You read the instructions?!?
  20. 1 point
    I finally got it straightened out. Foxy software Axis setup and Axis shaping tabs. Unbelieveable how easy it is to take off straight now that I have full rudder deflection. Happy happy that I didnt have bad Hoffman F16 rudders.
  21. 1 point
    Must be obvious by now I am not much of a WWI/WWII historian...i just like to fly. Advanced the PW JG52 Moscow campaign, (will be in April 1942), and was very surprised to see the mission it created on the Stalingrad map. When you set up a campaign with PW, you tell it what map you want to fly. what coalition, squad etc etc. I just assumed we would stay on the Moscow map. Russian air activity is still pretty skimpy, so going to have to supplement with some add in activity.
  22. 1 point
    I hear Sandy excels at that! (points at Dub).
  23. 1 point
    He's definite;y a very healthy cinnamon male and he was about 75 yards away. I simply rolled down the window and used a 300mm lens out the passenger side of the truck. Had enough encounters with bears to know better than to get out of the truck for a closer shot. Besides he was starting to get pissed, this one not quite in focus but you can see the hair on the back of his neck start to ruffle. I closed up the window and drove away and left him to his grazing.
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    ouch! (best I could come up with)... Your a traveling man, so going to assume you know what you're doing... Does bring up memories of when I got out of service,,and stayed in Europe. First 5 days..Paris...got the books, the maps, and from 8am to 8pm everyday saw everything. right to London..got the maps,,the books...day 3 we are looking at big ben,,,and both of us realized at the same time we could not give 2 shits if we saw big ben. Decided then (and saved our trip) we were not going to waste time seeing stuff we thought we should see just because we were there. Point in case...Rome...made sure we arrived in Rome on a sunday at around 6am,,,cause that's when the Rome Flea market opened. Spent the day doing the flea market,,had a ball,,,and left Rome.
  26. 1 point
    Just a handful of shots from a quick PNW flight.
  27. 1 point
    Happy birthday Brin, hope you have a great day
  28. 1 point
    I don't know, Brinson sounds pretty young, he can work on his birthday if he wants to.....(I am old and I am taking my birthday off to go camping).
  29. 1 point
    Now I understand some of the stranger conversation last Tuesday. Well....maybe “understand” is not exactly the right word...
  30. 1 point
    New monitor is all dialed in, it’s a keeper. After the fun with disconnect and sound problems last night I managed to find a balance between my system color/NVIDIA and the monitor. My blacks look black, shadows look like shadows, day looks like day and night looks like night, color separation is good, and I can fine tune the gamma separately in game/sim for IL2 and DCS. Pleasantly surprised with the results and how the monitor looks from different angles. Much better monitor. Turning the monitor on/off - turn it off and disconnect switches back to the laptop monitor, reconnect and turn to switch back and all settings stay the same, no issues. I forgot I added an additional keyboard - hopefully this is the sound issue. Hate to think the new monitor that gave me sight is now making me deaf..... really. just can't have it all yet. One thing I did when the NVIDIA became a sound choice and tried to default was to manually set my sound to headphones via the Window sound icon in the tray. But then I always had to manually choose my sound device. I had to go to my Windows settings and reset the sound to my laptop speakers so when I plugin my headphones it automatically switches to headphones then back when I disconnect them. NVIDIA sound has all been disabled so it doesn't show up as an option – no speakers unless I plug them in. TS Sound Issue - I forgot I added my separate keyboard which has sound/volume on it. Seems between that and TS the volume gets adjusted and the mic gets confused. A little trouble shooting, and it should be good. Might also be an issue with too many USB devices plugged into my hub with the added keyboard. I have no issues with sound, mic, etc. until I have TS up and launch IL2. I'll try to hop on tonight before the festivities to test joining the server and doing a manual fix by alt/tab and reset the mic. If that works then it's the immediate temporary fix. Hopefully this is the last fix and I don't have to talk about technical difficulties or hold up the flight. And no Brin, no boobs are involved with regards to my booby shooting, I mean trouble shooting. 😉
  31. 1 point
    i would be the first to admit that we yap "A..LOT.."..But only before and after we fly, I have taken notice and try not to yap during missions. And I can allways get the money for gas....... also we all know im kidding.
  32. 1 point
    And here is just a tidbit of some pretty rare WW1 and early early WW1 aircraft
  33. 1 point
    Thanks for letting me fly with you guys last night in the JG5 test mission. It was fun even though I burned up the engine on my Spitfire and then got smoked by a 190 when chasing another one I had damaged. That 500 respawn timer was annoying. One thing I noticed is that (and forgive me if this is pretty common knowledge as I haven't multiplayered IL until recently), when those guys were in trouble they lit up their navigation lights. Prior to me getting downed, I noticed they were turning them on, but I wasn't thinking as to why they were doing it. I guess if the baddies already know where you're at and are shooting at ya, might as well turn them on so your friends can find you and maybe come to help. I still shoulda smoked that guy before his buddy got to me... grrrrr. For anybody that hung around until the end... Do you know if they actually bombed or gunned their objective? Or was the defense successful? I was flying cover for a bit, but diverted South to try and aid guys in combat. So I guess I left my patrol area. I didn't even see the train we were supposed to be protecting. Anyways... Thanks again. I've got a lot to learn. I think I'll start by listening more in TS rather than jabbering. I'm going to set up some plane specific profiles for the hotus. Not being able to use certain aircraft due to control biding issues is inexcusable. I do have voice attack, but at 11pm the Missus and sleeping Teenager, don't want to hear me yelling, "open oil radiator." S!
  34. 1 point
    Welcome to the fold Driftwood, now about goober’s care and maintenance talk to Sneaky😳
  35. 1 point
    Did she wear out the old one? I told you, get gas powered toys for her...
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  37. 1 point
    Thanks Sandy, without the flying and the website, I was having WW withdrawal
  38. 1 point
    Thanks for bringing us back Sandy👍
  39. 1 point
    I am much blessed this year to be traveling to DC in the spring and England in the summer ( assuming that both governments are still in business!). Just figured out that we are in a good position to visit Shuttleworth during the trip while they are having an airshow. I can't wait! http://www.shuttleworth.org/the-collection/
  40. 1 point
    Yes Welcome aboard. some of us have over a 1000 hrs in the game and still do circles on the runway and hit stupid shit like .......trees, reventments ,control towers,other aircraft. uum that's all the things ive hit in the last month..., So no matter how you look at it your no different then any of us!! LOL !! You are MORE then welcome to take your time and hone your skills with a friendly and helping group of guys. We don't hold too much against anyone........lol.
  41. 1 point
    Thanks Ron, that’s great to hear my friend. (The help part, not the donuts) 😄
  42. 1 point
    Same place as that other thing you got from Amazon....
  43. 1 point
    I shot an email to lunarpages. Question 2 on this page: https://lunarpages.com/support/faq/ Have a feeling all the failed email attempts is what caused the issue. I can get on the forum, just need to remember to kick the vpn in.
  44. 1 point
    Started looking under the hood a bit at Sandy's instruction. Found a place where you can imbed an image as an icon for each forum. Put the Il2 logo on the BOS ready room. I don't think I would put one on each sub forum, but putting it on the top one is a nice touch. Will do something similar for the other ones over the weekend. There was a second place to put an image, but that one hasn't popped up anywhere so not sure what it was for. If the other administrators look up the forum control panel you will be able to see where i placed this image Love the graphic goodness, guessing we are just scratching the surface
  45. 1 point
    Wouldn't be the first time I've received Goobers "best". Now that I've got both kids in college I have some discretionary time again. No money....but time. My son the cyber-security major is hot to build me a new gaming box which we should have by the middle of February. So...baby steps, let's see how gearing up goes and hope I don't auger any of your pretty new machines I see out here. This really pushes the Once/Always motto......
  46. 1 point
    @WWReaper Welcome home, sir! The new digs are so new the paint is a bit drippy in areas. But your bunk will be cleaned and ready for you. Won't make you hot-bunk with Frylock, that just wouldn't be right. And Goober has been more busy with Dubya's bunk for some reason. I don't want to know why...
  47. 1 point
    Glad to see you are relaxing... As I get older, am not getting fonder of the cold.......am pretty sure I would be staying inside there....
  48. 1 point
    WOW...PIG PICTURES!!!!! nothing like the diet pics we used to get on that old dingy site.... Bottom photo is target in 0523-1. Waypoint line gives best approach/heading for a good 2k high drop.
  49. 1 point
    Followed the bread crumbs and found my way here.
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