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    DCS (Obviously) 1.5 and 2.x, X-Plane 10 and X-Plane 11, Rise of Flight, I-L2 BoM BoS BoK, Elite Dangerous
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  1. Ergo, that’s why it’s “early release.”
  2. Perhaps the manual is wrong. That sometimes happens during development of or changes to a system. That would explain why it’s reported as “correct as is.”
  3. Chuck is amazing, but give him a break! i hanen’t downloaded yet, but I have to assume that ED included at least a rudimentary manual for it. Has anyone bothered to look for it? The reward fo good work is more work. The reward for excellent work is the same with additional demand that it be done NOW!
  4. Really dumb question, but what is the VR mask? What is it’s purpose? I use an Oculus Rift S in Oculus with a 3840 x 2160 4K monitor, but I haven’t used the VR since downloading Open Beta 2.7. I don’t remember ever hearing about any thing called a VR mask.
  5. Every time I update the DCS Beta, I open the controls panels for all my aircraft and check for duplicate settings. I’ll usually have to remove duplicates from at least one of my aircraft. When I see one, I just load saved profiles for that aircraft to make sure nothing else is bound incorrectly. This has been an ongoing issue with DCS updates, at least since I’ve been playing.
  6. Thank you very much Rudel very much appreciated.
  7. Have you turned up the volume of the radios? By default, when you start up, they are off.
  8. I just went to download one of Charley O’s aircraft guides, and couldn’t find the link to his site in the Forum. I suspect the Forum software change has something to do with it. Does anyone know his web site URL? A reference to it would be very helpful.
  9. No, what I’m saying is that the copilot would hold the cyclic with his left hand if the pilot was incapacitated, and he needed to tune radios. I was in a Marine Light Helicopter squadron (HML-771) in the 1970s in the UH-1E and was in training as a crew chief. When the pilot passed command to the copilot, the copilot used his left hand on the cyclic when he needed to tune. We used to train for many different scenarios in the USMC, such as shooting with our off side even though it wasn’t as effective as with our “strong” side.
  10. The A6M5 Zero would be very limited in scope. After introduction of the F6 and F4U, the Zero was pretty much fresh meat in any fight. The main reason that Chennault’s Flying Tigers (the original AVG) had such good success against the Zero with the P-40, that was already pretty much already obsolete), was because Chennault developed specific tactics to use against the Zero. The allied leaders after Pearl Harbor didn’t adopt his tactics, so the allied fighters tended to get shredded by the Zero in the early war until the U.S. found a crashed Zero in the Aleutian Islands, repaired it, and test flew it to determine it’s strengths and weaknesses. TLDR: The zero would be very limited in a Pacific map, sort of like having a Spitfire MkI in the Normandy or Channel maps. Side note: Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, Commanding Officer of VMF-214, was a member of the AVG Flying Tigers and taught the tactics to his pilots in the Marine Fighter Squadrons that he commanded.
  11. I’d consider the Robinson cyclic a swing-bar that controls the cyclic, not a cyclic stick that other posters are referring to as the reason for the Pilot in Command (PIC) being the pilot on the right. The Copilot uses the same hands for the same functions as the PIC. It’s just a bit more awkward for the Copilot to set frequencies and such if the PIC is incapacitated.
  12. It doesn’t make much sense to release a WWII carrier before an airplane that can actually land on it. Any Navy carrier plane can still land on land until the carrier is released.
  13. The actual reason that the Pilot-in-Command sits on the right in a helicopter is because when Igor Sikorsky invented the helicopter, and was flying it for testing and sales, he sat on the right. It has nothing to do with the direction of torque or the cyclic stick. Look at the Robinson R22 helicopters. They don’t even have a cyclic stick.
  14. Some whiz kid designer probably decided that it is so heavy, that the engines won't move it until a certain point above idle, and since it's not on a moving carrier, it doesn't need one. I remember an issue with the F-16 {I think they were F-16} engines encountering corrosion because they were parked near the ocean. The designers said "But they use the same engine as the F-14, so they shouldn't corrode!" The problem with that was the Navy engine Specification required anticorrosion protection because it was to be used at sea. The Air Force said, "We don't need anticorrosion protection on our engines because they're not used at sea." Then they park them next to the ocean. I was on a team that "tried" to develop a Joint-Service Engine Specification, but it fell apart because we couldn't get the Army and Air Force to agree to anything the other suggested.
  15. I use TrackIR Pro for my external views. It’s much more effective than using the hat switch or keyboard.
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