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About JTAnimal

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  • Birthday July 4

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    Microsoft 2020
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    Northern California
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    Guitar, Motorcycles, RC Helicopters
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  1. Anti skid was off. I also had no breaks on land base. I did have to revise the rudder but I didn’t try reversing the breaks. The funny thing about rudder, the rudder pedals movement in game, was moving correct but the searing was wrong direction, That’s confusing. The breaks were moving in controls axis setup page. I will have to look at it more tomorrow, work early tomorrow. I do appreciate the help! Thanks all..
  2. Ok so in DCS we are flying F14 in today’s real world time? That doesn’t make any sense, the Navy is no longer using the F14 on carrier operations. But hay guys I’m not making a big deal about this, I was just having problems making sure I had the correct settings. but now I’m using chucks guide and that helps. So that problem is a dead issue. Thanks to all for your replies, I don’t mean to make an issue here, it’s all good. Love the plane, brings back memories. I am having another problem, the breaks don’t seem to be working, I just ran over a yellow shirt and drove off the de
  3. I meant no insult, real good sim, you can tell lots of hard work went into this module. As a ground crew member, we took real good care of the planes. Those switches, dials, cockpit components are all removable. A problem came up, they would take out the whole section send it out to be reworked and put in a reworked component. That was my point! Sorry if I touched a nerve.
  4. The sim looks real good but I think they went a little over the top on the aging look. I have a unique perspective as I was stationed at Miramar back in 1980, along with 2 west pac’s, I was an AME (ejection seats and liquid oxygen) so I sat in many Tomcats and I don’t remember them looking this warn. Still it’s a good sim and DCS is awesome.
  5. My wife bought the F14 module for me for Christmas. I’m new to DCS and still learning the F18 So I had not looked into buying this bird yet, but who doesn’t love the Tomcat! Trying to learn startup is a bit difficult with the aged look and the wearing of letters on switches in the cockpit. Is there any mods to adjust it or am I stuck and deal with it? Thanks..
  6. 9 landings today, I think I finally have it down. They said lots of practice but it seemed like I would never get that good landing. I wanted to thank you all again and special thanks to Harker, that throttle tip helped out a lot. I also toned down the stick in the settings so I made finer movements. On to air refueling ✌????????
  7. I had to post it here I finally did it. A perfect landing, gradeA #3 wire followed all the rules. Not an easy job, Navy pilots have big ones, hanging! Thanks for your help!
  8. It’s funny I watched this You Tube video from Reapers on case 1 landing. This guy was all over the place, long aft of the boat, too high, just lots wrong and at the last he pulled it together and landed. For me it’s opposite, I am in control until the last second, and I loose it. Sorry for the vent, I will keep working on it. Lost our late football game so I have lots of time. I’m going to get this. Thanks guys.
  9. AoA - I can fly the plane for as long as it has fuel in AoA. The second part is probably my problem, I’m just not getting the proper approach vector. I've been using ILS, thought that would help. Funny thing is I was in a F14 squad for 4 years back in the 80’s. Those pilots always made it look easy. I was on the flight deck watching them land, AME so I armed before launch and disarmed the ejection seats after they landed.
  10. yes between the throttle and lineup it seems I fall apart seconds from touchdown. I’m getting sick’s of hearing wave off! It seemed like rudder was not helping. Thanks
  11. Happy Thanksgiving to all. Thought I would get some stick time. I’m still working on landings, I drift left or right a lot when getting close to the carrier. Is it best to use rudder to keep you on track?
  12. I watched the video and it was a good lesson, the guy knows the stuff, and it was one of the reasons I wasn’t going to post the original question. My question has no true answer, and I knew that, it’s a fluid situation. What I should have asked is what is the best speed to try and keep an F18 at during turn? A guy sent me a PM and said 300 is a good number to try and stay at. Do you guys, that have flown for a while, agree with that? So yes energy management, what’s the magic number for optimum turns keeping energy to fight. I keep spending all my energy trying to get inside an AI that has
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