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AndytotheD

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  1. I've had a quite a bit of fun being the Nav for Mosquitos so far. Navigating over long distances in that thing, especially at night, can be difficult and time consuming if you're not familiar with the older equipment, or not very well spun up on your E6B. Continuing on this point, I think 2 seat heavy fighters, or light bombers are the way to go for DCS WWII multicrew. Its a horrendous shame as I'd love nothing more than to fly a heavy bomber. Nevertheless, here are some suggestions which might be doable given the current state of DCS: Mosquito Light bomber (B.IV, B.IX, or B.XIV) Mosquito Night Fighter (going after Fw 190s and Ju-88s?) Bf 110G-2 (Maybe a G-4 if anyone can suspend disbelief going after B-17s at night, alternatively, 100 Group Fortress IIs and IIIs). Me 410 A-26 (3 crew) A-20 ( 3 crew, but a conversion of existing AI asset isn't out of the realm of possibilities?) Bristol Beaufighter
  2. I remember the Fw 190A-8 originally being slated as an AI asset and then suddenly making an appearance last year as a full module. I’m hoping that the Bf 109G-6 and Typhoon get the same treatment.
  3. I’ll have to test it again, in my case, the needle was stuck at 40 gallons indicated for well over 10 minutes
  4. Nah it’s still there, I was trying to fly the blue nosed bastards of Bodney campaign and my rear tank wasn’t burning.
  5. Before getting into the minutiae I will say that if we had world war 2 aircraft carriers then you’d have some justification. However we don’t, and getting into the minutiae of it, the aircraft had to be specially modified and weighed down. Modifications we don’t have. In addition that’s cool that you’ve seen unmodified carrier planes landing on a world war 2 carrier without a tail hook, but again, you’re trying to land an unmodified Spitfire Lf.IX on a Nimitz Class aircraft carrier. They are not required to be compatible and the devs shouldn’t dedicate time to fixing something that ostensibly is only a bug because it’s being forced.
  6. Why should the devs dedicate time to making non-compatible aircraft compatible? This is a non-issue.
  7. I’m going to say it again, the problem y’all are experiencing appears to be a pitot tube blockage. When the pitot tube is blocked, either partially or fully the air that was forced into the system is trapped, and will maintain the pressure it was initially forced in at. The static system will continue to function normally, letting air in and out as you climb or descend. This causes the air speed indicator to act similarly to the altimeter, just without the calibration. As you increase altitude, the jammed pitot tube will increase pressure differential against the static system, showing an increased airspeed and vice versa. In real life the pitot tube is typically blocked with ice, hence a heating element. Sometimes it might be blocked by other FOD such as insects, dirt not removed during preflight and also when someone leaves the tube cover on, and these may be able to be burned off by the heater but it should not be relied on. I’m not sure how in depth DCS failure modelling is, but I think it’s worth your time to check and see if random system failures is enabled in your settings.
  8. Check random system failures and temperatures, that sounds like a pitot static failure, and potentially a block in the pitot ram system itself
  9. I can agree with this, I was at Flying Legends last year and the Thunderbolt wasn't nearly as loud as I expected. That said, G-THUN doesn't have a turbo-charger so maybe I could be mistaken
  10. And as long as you’re not flying above 25,000 (dependent on weather) it shouldn’t be an issue anyway
  11. Interestingly, the close up we get of it shows a standard reflector gunsight with backup, but in the videos of Wags flying we see a K-14, which means we might be getting two different gunsight models.
  12. I believe it to be full sweep. From playing the other game and watching pilot training videos, I know that the turbo could and should be locked with the throttle, with the turbo only being disconnected and operated independently at high altitude. I use an X-55, so I'm personally thinking that I will have the left throttle control boost/turbo, the right prop RPM, and I will use rotary 3 to control mixture (though that might be a position mixture, like on the P-51). To operate the turbo independent, I will use the vertical switch on the front of the left throttle. There's a lot of other things to keep in mind with this aeroplane too; manually operated intercooler door, potentially a manually operated oil radiator door and manually operated cowl flaps. Plenty of complexity not found on any other existing warbird.
  13. I didn't know it whistled before 2.5.6. The addition of the whistle is really welcome to me, I appreciate the increase in immersion I've gotten out of it.
  14. I only blew the engine when I mishandled the prop pitch, more specifically overboosted the engine at 2700 RPM. Once I realised it wasn't nearly as fragile in higher RPMs, I've given it what for without a failure since.
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