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  1. Ah, just the info I was looking for. Thanks!
  2. Hi everyone, I've had my TrackIR 4 since not long after DCS: Black Shark came out. I'm running the TrackIR 5 software with it, and it works fine. However, I was wondering if there would be any benefit to getting the version 5 camera - it does seem to have greatly enhanced specs. Not so much in terms of frame rate, which as I understand it, TrackIR doesn't affect, but rather general smoothness and responsiveness, as well as light filtration. Thanks for any insights!
  3. I (back)ordered a MongoosT-50CM3 on July 23 or so, it arrived here (continental United States) today. Considerably quicker than I expected, and what a remarkable piece of equipment. One idle question that isn't important enough to start a thread on, but once I had the firmware configured, I noticed that while there were only generic axis bindings and no button bindings for the Mi-24, the other aircraft I'm currently learning, the Mirage 2000, had pre-loaded extensive button bindings - landing gear, VHF/UHF, AA weapons modes, radar slewing, airbrakes, autopilot, and so forth, that, upon inspection, were in no need of revision. I usually hate ready-made profiles but this one is awfully good, and about what I would have come up with on my own, but after several tedious hours of experimentation and testing. Is VIRPIL doing DCS aircraft-specific profiles generally, or is the Mirage the only one? I didn't see any for the MiG-19, F-14, Viggen, etc. Anyhow, a fantastic controller, I've only fiddled with it for part of an evening, but so far it's great.
  4. I was having a little less trouble with it in its pre-update state than some, but this is still a big improvement. Central position trimmer mode (the loud trimmer click is a great addition), depress and hold as you make your maneuver, release and center, fine-tune with trim hat - with all 4 AP channels on it's nearly as nimble as it is with them disengaged, and not twitchy at all. Proceeding under the plausible if by no means certainly correct assumption that the trim and AP systems are roughly comparable to the Mi-8, I applied the stick, rudder, and collective curves/saturation settings suggested in Chuck's Mi-8 guide and flying the Hind-F is easy, and at least feels pretty realistic, in the sense that it generally responds as one might reasonably expect a helicopter of its size, weight, power, aerodynamic surfaces, and control systems would. Some FPS optimization, folding mirrors, and a smarter Petrovich and it's pretty much there (subject to countless tweaks and revisions of course), at least from the back seat.
  5. For what it's worth, the GSh-30-2K in auto-ranging mode if you've got some slant on the target and are properly trimmed and understand the AP channels (even in the current perhaps incomplete/bugged state of both systems), is the best gun/sight combination for general use I've yet encountered in DCS. Flat-shooting, and both rates of fire (which I would characterize as "glacial chug" and "obliterate") are very useful depending on the circumstances and target type. I dim the fixed sight as low as it will go when using the moving reticle, and when that reticle comes alive and you pay attention to sideslip indicator, it's incredibly accurate and effective even in my clumsy hands.
  6. Ah, just the info I needed. Thanks very much!
  7. I noticed the VirPil throttle is on backorder - in anyone's experience are things always on backorder or do they sometimes have product in stock? I'd prefer not to tie up nearly $500 without even a rough idea of when I'll receive the item, unless that's just how it is, in which case I'll deal with it.
  8. This is totally fascinating. I was worried it was going to be a dumbed-down TV show with a robot English voiceover but in fact it's a serious documentary about the Mi-24 with amazing archival photos and film of Mikhail Mil, the Mi-24A, interview footage with Marat Tishchenko, arguments between "the customer" and Mil about components, and all sorts of other niche Soviet military helicopter stuff. Marat Tishchenko recalls that Mikhail Mil called the embryonic Mi-24 concept the "VBMP", at least to himself. Thanks for posting!
  9. Excellent, I think I have a leading contender for my throttle upgrade. Thanks everyone!
  10. It does indeed, thanks! I was considering the Warthog as well and they do seem to be similar in that respect. Thanks again.
  11. Hi everyone, I'm thinking of upgrading from my trusty but now-on-its-last-legs CH Pro Throttle and the VirPil MongoosT-50CM3 is very appealing to me. I use peripherals exclusively for DCS, and fly a variety of aircraft, both fixed and rotary-wing. My question is this - the VirPil throttle will obviously be excellent for twin-engine jet aircraft, and I fly a number of those, but I'm wondering if there's any reason it wouldn't work fine (or at least as well as any other throttle) as a collective for the Hind, Gazelle, etc., as I've been using the CH? Specifically, would the interchangeable and adjustable detents hurt or help or be irrelevant when using the device as a collective? I hope this makes at least a little sense and thanks for reading!
  12. The video is so cool and so directly relevant to the module, I'm glad to see it pop up in multiple places.
  13. I was just coming here to post the video Northstar98 did. The distinctive click of the trimmer and the servo noise of the trimmer, while perhaps not very audible in a real Hind wearing a helmet, etc., might be useful in-flight feedback as the lack of stick forces, big and extremely tactile metal switches and hats, etc., at least for most of us, makes trimming the helicopter perhaps slightly more difficult than it should be.
  14. It seems more like the airframe vibrating very slightly, rather than a "head shake". It's quite subtle and has no effect whatsoever on gameplay, but it's a little extra immersion, at least for me.
  15. I don't think so - it doesn't simulate any specific vibration like that - it's just like the shift-j jiggle in external view but much more subtle - visually makes the craft as seen from inside the cockpit seem less like it's on rails.
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