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  1. I know the Air Tactical Assault Group (which hosts a server for a different sim) has a lively TeamSpeak server, and they even created a channel for DCS. Their TS info is below. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of people that use it for DCS (likely because people don't know about it), but what I found is that if I let people know in chat that I'm on TeamSpeak and provide the address/password, sometimes people join me. Maybe you can try it too. The Air Tactical Assault Group (ATAG): Address: Password: calais Like you, I'm a big proponent of using voice-chat for flight simming. It helps promote cooperation and calling out enemy contacts (and in a sim like DCS in which it is incredibly difficult to spot targets, this is very important!).
  2. Nice! Has the Spitfire bug been fixed?
  3. No problem at all. Thank you for spending time to answer my question!
  4. LeCuvier, Your suggestion to try setting the ministick to "relative" is interesting. I looked in the Axis Tune panel in the controls, but couldn't find it. The only 3 check boxes I see are "Slider", "Invert", and "User Curve". I figured "Slider" might be what you are talking about but it didn't seem to be the case. Is there another way to set the ministick to relative?
  5. LeCuvier, Thank you for your response. Would you happen to know why the P-51 would be any different from the OP's plane or other controls he is trying to adjust sensitivities for? I'm struggling to understand why our cases may be so different. In any case, I will go ahead and try to set my settings to +/-0.01 and report back. Appreciate your spending time on this! I have the CH Pro Throttle, which doesn't have any secondary axis to use for the RPM control (I believe the ministick provides axis control, but it's not helpful for the RPM lever). I was trying to bind a couple of the buttons on the throttle for increasing/decreasing RPM. At present, I' have it bound to the throttle slider on my joystick (Logitech Extreme 3D Pro...), and it's a bit of a hassle to have to let go of the throttle and reach over to adjust my RPM. Cheers, SharkBait
  6. Thanks, all. I ran the editor as administrator and I was able to save. Much thanks. I was trying to reset the button sensitivity for Engine RPM increase / decrease for the P-51. Unfortunately, I am now having another issue, similar to imacken. I changed the values to 0.1 and -0.1 for all the .lua files that had the engine rpm settings mapped (a couple files in the DCS Wold OpenBeta / Mods / aircdraft / P-51D / Input / P-51D / joystick, including "default.lua" and "Saitek X52 Flight Control System", which, by the way, I don't own so not sure why it's there). However, when I return to the game, there is no difference. I believe I changed all the .lua files available for the P-51 (I even changed the ones for the TF-51). Is there anything else I need to change?
  7. Whenever I make the edit on the .lua file and try to save, I get an error message saying that I could not save the document because access to the file path is denied. I am the administrator of my computer account, so not sure what the issue is. Has anyone else come across this and know a fix?
  8. Sincere thanks to everyone who responded and offered insights. The discussion has been very helpful for me! Some of my key takeaways: Try to enter the attack with as much speed as possible Yaw tendency is normal; compensate with rudder or trim; that the aircraft is yawing becomes clear even when not looking at the "ball" since the gunsight moves to either left or right Try to cripple the enemy in the first pass (practice gunnery!) Look for the most energy efficient way to regain separation and altitude advantage (avoid high G maneuvers) P-51 can outrun a 109 in a shallow dive (per Solty) - this is a new revelation for me! I'm actually very surprised that there is a mod that people can use which allows them to hear aircraft 2nm away (or that it's even allowed on a full real server like Burning Skies / ACG!). I can't say whether that is realistic, since I have no experience in these planes, but I remember reading about how your own plane's engine noise is so loud that you can't really hear anything outside. In my gameplay experience, I don't remember hearing a 190 or 109 close behind me, but maybe that's because I'm more focused on the warning bell.
  9. Thanks for your note, cromhunt. I was actually not fighting with an AI controlled plane (the fight was in the Burning Skies server), but good to have this context. Thanks!
  10. Magic Zach, I was definitely behind his wingline. If memory serves me, I think I dove in from ~45 degrees behind his wingline and saddled up at his 6. Do you usually dive on your target head-on?
  11. Hello Aces, I’m a novice P-51 pilot who joined DCS World a couple weeks ago. I come from an IL-2:CloD background, and having a blast so far with DCS! I have a few questions about performing “boom and zoom” attacks using the P-51, as I believe I haven’t been executing them in the best manner in the last few days. The particular fight that prompted me to ask these questions took place last night. I was flying at about angels 18 and saw a 109 about 6k ft below me. I dove and made a pass without doing too much damage and “zoomed” back up. I looked behind me and the 109 was still behind and below me, but gaining pretty quickly. I kept climbing away thinking that my relative speed advantage would place me further ahead and above him to position myself for another pass, but about 20 seconds later, I saw that he had actually gotten closer to me and was almost co-alt! Then he took a long range shot and instantly killed my pilot :P I understand that 109s have an insane climb rate, but I felt like a P-51 attacking a 109 which is about 6k ft below it should be able to make at least a couple passes safely before egressing to regain energy. In my case, even my first pass was not safe since the 6k altitude advantage didn’t even offer me enough energy to get away safely after the attack run. My hope is that I did something wrong – if not, and if it is common that a P-51 can’t zoom away from a 109 even if the P-51 starts from such an altitude advantage, I’ll be very discouraged! So my questions: Angle of “boom”: What sort of angle do you like to make your attack run? I know a shallow dive toward a target is a no-no, since you bleed a lot of energy by cutting altitude slowly over a long distance, but what has been your experience in terms of the bare minimum angle required? And what angle is best so that it increases your chances of remaining unseen by the 109? Angle of “zoom”: What is optimal in terms of energy retention during the zoom? Is it fine to climb up near vertical after going guns on the target and do a hammer head? Or is there a “sweet spot” speed to maintain such that I regain the most energy before turning around for another pass? I know this is situational since horizontal extension is just as important when bouncing on more than one bogeys, but just curious from an energy retention perspective. Engine setting and speed: What engine setting is safe when diving? I’ve heard it’s fine to go on full WEP with 3,000 RPM – is this true? And what speed should I remain below so that I can maintain enough control to easily aim without locking up? Yaw tendency: I noticed that my P-51 tends to yaw to the left HARD when I dive (the “ball” in the turn and bank indicator basically goes all the way left and I need to input a lot of left rudder to correct). Is this a common experience for you all? I noticed that this happens especially when my supercharger turns off because I dipped below the altitude in which it kicks in automatically. Supercharger: Related to #3, can I manually keep my supercharger on during these dives? I feel like most of the “boom and zoom” scenario occurs when I’m at Angels ~20 and the bogeys are at Angels ~15 or lower, which means my supercharger will turn off at some point during my dive. Will setting my supercharger to “on” manually cook my engine faster? Is it even possible to turn it on manually? I haven’t tried playing with it yet. Sorry for the long winded post, but I love the “boom and zoom” fighting style (did a lot of this against Spitfires in IL-2:CloD) and would like to be able to become proficient at it in the Mustang. ~S! SharkBait
  12. tom_19d and Astor87, Didn't mean to offend either of you guys. I agree that spotting is not meant to be easy and it's part of the fun of playing in sim mode vs. "arcade." I actually had a better time spotting yesterday and I do agree that it's a skill that can be learned. Cheers, SharkBait
  13. There was a bit more action (~5 people online) last night US EST. It was fun flying with more pilots! Got my butt handed to me by itsukarine, too, who was flying a 109 (he was up at 25k+ ft with me...). Really looking forward to the weekend.
  14. Yes... Fortunately, it sounds like the developers are aware of the issue: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=199148
  15. Also, I'm a newcomer here as well and have been reading a few pages of this thread. Just want to say THANK YOU to Eekz for all that you're doing for this server!
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