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thermalguy

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About thermalguy

  • Birthday 01/01/1970

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  • Flight Simulators
    DCS, MSFS
  • Location
    California
  • Interests
    RW Flying, Travel, Night Vision
  1. Last month I was flying through a MOA airspace in the Western US and was handed off from the controller to another inside the MOA which was odd, with the call sign SHOWTIME. I think I was talking to a E-2 but really do not know.
  2. I agree that ED has to 100% use some artistic license, in the real world we have to deal with fleet groundings, AOG and many other things you do not see here. You just select a plane and it starts up every time, that is not real world at all. But what kind of simulation would it be if you got in your cockpit and 25% of the time you had to shut down and 15% of the time you had to wait 2 hours for ground crew to perform a task, or even better yet 18% of the time you are 30 minutes out on a mission and a warning light comes on and you have to RTB. No one would want that realism in a simulation unless you are the actual apache pilot using a simulator to practice emergency procedures. Skim over "ARL-TR-1172" an old doc on Apache readiness just to get an idea of what is involved. You will be amazed at the complexity of keeping these birds in the air.
  3. An equal part to this experience is not just the module but all your interfaces and your display. When I invested in the HOTAS WARHOG Throttle and Stick combined with getting a TrackIR and a 40" 4K display it brought the simulation to a new level. Many people out there have built mock cockpits so there simulation even with a crappy module is better then mine with the best module. PS: Harrier sucks but I still have fun flying it from time to time.
  4. Sounds to me you guys need bigger balls
  5. So the E-2 and S-3 are fully AI functional? That is really cool. Does anyone know if there will be pre-programmed decks that are populated or do we have to start from scratch?
  6. Something people forget Real Fighter Pilot - No toilet Sim Fighter Pilot - No TP
  7. The NTTR map already goes north enough for Fallon NAS. Seeing we have the Hornet, Tomcat and F-5 aggressors it would seem natural to implement Fallon for both Top Gun and the Strike Warfare Center.
  8. Images https://ibb.co/mvV1Mpp https://ibb.co/3WMh6PW
  9. sorry never posted a pic before and not sure how to attached it, seems to want a link
  10. DCS powers at be - Is it possible to get a FCLS on one of the maps on a runway, even if it is an airfield in the farthest corner of the map. For those of us who want to properly train without crashing 20 $80 million dollar jets this is what is needed to get proficiency before going to the boat. And with the Super carrier coming this would be an even more realist progression. Attached is pics of both field based carrier and LHD I'm not sure about other players but for me when I'm running the sim offline I tend to have the mindset that if I crash the plane that is it for the day so I really try to keep the air frame intact. Now in Multiplayer it seems to be more of a game format then a sim, probably because there are a lot of people out there screwing around having fun so it the multiplayer takes on a different tone. I enjoy both, sometimes you want to get serious about a mission and sometimes you just need a good laugh. All that being said DCS is and always will be the best sim ever made.
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