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  1. See Pricklyhedgehog on utube, he did an update on DCS and I recall there's mention of the Kiowa still being worked on. There are 2 videos from about 18th Jun. So much stuff is now 'On their facebook page', never joining Facebook, so I'll never know ha ha
  2. Very nice, this one looks better than the KA-50 IMHO, looking forward to it
  3. Excellent video and take off, looking forward to this
  4. Shame about the F-18 versions, but thanks for all the hard work
  5. Excellent vide as usual, nice to see crew co-ordination at it's best.....i.e. you were having a blast! lol, keep up the good work
  6. This is great, I don't suppose you could mod it to the RAF Wessex type nose, no problem if it's too much trouble. Thank you . More numerous in the UK/Cyprus and RAF Germany
  7. Had a similar problem, partly solved by double checking the FFB/Normal force trim. I had been away from the apache a few days. Came back. It LEAPED into the air and started rotating, crosswind pedals had not effect. Deleted the entries for other axis of this type, including the gampead and restarted. Still the same! Found this thread and yes my trim was FFB not what it should have been. So changed that. No changed. Had not restarted the pc, only the game, but on a whim I unplugged the gamepad. Restarted the game, and it was SORTED. So, although it said the gamepad was not being used, But LISTED in the items availalbe. Only when I unplugged did it really sort it.PHEW! Though this might help someone
  8. Ramsey & Malakhit, Thanks for the info, Yep I missed understanding that at some point, but it makes sense. It's the same in real life, we used to deploy from UK to other NATO allies, and they'd give us their maps, unlike our Ordnance Survey, they would miss out 'secret information', like the names and locations of the bases we were going to visit. (This is 40 years back in the 70's when there was no GPS or Mobile phones). So we departed Treviso where the Herc's left us and drove up to Villafranca, 'somwhere on the other side of Verona' but the map just had the base as a swamp, some local tracks that looked like roads, were'nt on the map, so it was easy to miscount the numbers to the right turn.... We flagged down the local police car and asked them for assistance. They were a bit suspicious at first....40 guys with green Landrovers and some 3 ton trucks....with british markings....yep that's probably terrorists. But they grudgingly showed us the way to the right road. We were later shown a more 'trusted' map, it had all the swampy bits marked, SECRET area!!! That helped a lot...not Yep dialling down the scale is progress lol
  9. I may well have missed this in all I've read. Struggling to get maps on the TSD I find that I have maps working with the a/c running and route pre-planned on Caucuses, Nellis & Marianas. But nothing on Persian Gulf. Is that right? Thanks in advance, will check in much later today
  10. This last update 19/03/22 has made the RAF starter trolley disappear, the trucks are still there. But I had the trolley on all my RAF airfields, it will be missed. Hope it can be fixed THANK YOU
  11. When my slow internet finally let me start up, it was cold and dark outside, never mind in the Helo. Did a short, ugly engines running set up at Akrotiri, (may as well have sunshine) and I skittered about the pad for a few minutes, rodeo style and then got it in the air for a tower flyby of sorts, flying squint down the taxiway (trudged up that taxi way a few times) and then attemped a landing.....I was able to walk away is all I'll say. So it's a Landing then. Am I the only one that read the book, watched the vids....then suffered memory failure once in the blasted thing. I must've pressed the dump KV button!. Starting again from scratch this morning lol In game tutorial followed....ish, managed a start, taxi.....it stopped speaking to me after that, so I bimbled out to the runway and took off....no one will notice and did a brilliant low lever, under the wires etc circuit and landed....but this time, I was able to taxi back to my slot, with the aircraft looking intact. Quick sign the 700, no faults and retire to the bar...or in my case, go walk the dog, HAVE A GREAT First day everyone & THANKS ED FOR THE MODULE
  12. Configure Warthog & try my basic playstation as part of the WAS. Have read the manual....probably need to read it another 50 times to sink in, but the tutorial videos make more sense after the manual. No cold start, get the controls mapped and try take off, nap of the earth local flight. Sadly I had an accident/fall a couple of days back and my throttle hand is bruised and painful, so I might need some beers anyway. Never been on a server but an earlier post where everyone else will be as hopeless as me sounds good fun. But to inflict a one armed noob on the others seems a bad idea. But whatever happens, I'll enjoy it! Davidrbarnette, thanks for starting the thread, nice to see none of us grew up and we can still have fun!
  13. Going into retirement and this is the most immersive simulation of flying I can think of. Always wanted to be a pilot, colour blind.....bugger! So thank you to the ED team for letting me relax and enjoy something I've always loved.....sorry about all the planes I've wrecked along the way. Keep it up !
  14. That looks great, side by side is a great way to learn.....& I need to learn
  15. Excellent cockpit and model, THANK YOU. I'm finding it damages the blades very easily, i.e. slight roll left or right and it goes bang,.....I've busted it. But that'll probably be me making a mess of it. I have set pitch roll to 8 with a deadspot of 4 to calm it down, Collective 6 otherwise up and down like a yo yo IMHO it could do with a bit more tail rotor authority, my rudder input on the pedals is by the bootfull and it's not turning much. I'm NOT a qualified pilot, this just my opinion and this works for me.....love it!
  16. I looked at VR, hoping to get across before I was retired, however, I'm retired, no VR. It boiled down to too much expense, new pc, new VR unit. And in looking at utube and other sources about what some people who provide us with video's said. Quite a few said they liked VR....but after a time, they were using screens again. So...I got at 34" TV screens,(it fits the space!), Apparently a huge screen becomes bad for your eyes...In any case I'm ok with my decision, get what you can afford and some PC shops will let you try before you buy. My local shop now has a screen and a VR for people to try. Good luck
  17. That's lovely, thank you, had a fast climb to check out the clouds and was almost at low level before real life got in the way! Thats a really nice sim THANK YOU I had the good fortune to have 20 mins in a Eurofighter sim at Farnborough Airshow some years back, They had two, side by side for visitors to fly with. (I thought it looked like a game console than a cockpit.) Showing my age...eeee there's nothing like a million clocks and watches to scan! haha. Had a short briefing and figured out what was what fairly quickly,(Thanks to years of Flight Sims) my younger, would be pilot friend was struggling with basic 'where am I' and was getting a lot of help from the staff. My 'tutor' set me off on a low level course, follow the green line.....then left me to it after a few minutes, I did the course, came back and buzzed my companion who was plodding along on a short circuit, and still struggling....lol, (Old age and Treachery beats Youth and inexperience any day!) Our time was up! At least one of us was happy !
  18. Glad to hear you're in remission, hope you enjoy your DCS even more in the years to come, with best wishes and a Happy New Year
  19. For what it's worth. I've had this with Throttle on the FW's. Did all the suggestions of clear the entries, restart, rebind etc. Didn't work. But then I disconnected my X-Box throttle that I have for views in MSFS2020, it was not showing as a device, I had deleted that catergory....fired up the sim and the throttle was having no problem. Hope this helps someone
  20. Thank you very much, Happy New year, I got this on Boxing day, lol a late but appreciated Christmas Present
  21. There are formation practice missions available, just change the aircraft you want to the Phantom., Here's on https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3311247/ I just googled formation flying mission DCS Good Luck, I'm still rubbish at it
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