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  1. Thanks for all of the knowledge guys. I have felt for a while that VRS in the Huey was way to easy to encounter. I remember the first couple of hours within the sim having some WTF moments when it fell out of the sky over the runway practicing quick stops. Having never flown anything but Robinsons I assumed (I know...) that being larger and heavier, the Huey would be much more forgiving during rapid deacceleration. When I was training for my private my instructor would have me hover OGE downwind and pick a vertical reference near or beneath the helicopter to focus
  2. I would really love to fly an AH-6M/i in DCS. Unrivaled maneuverability, almost AH-64 firepower...please gives us an armed scout.
  3. Perfect, my point exactly. Focus on data that can be proven and/or measured. If there is a problem, I stand behind all wanting it corrected. A problem must be approached in a manner in which it can be solved. You don't test buoyancy by first sinking a hull and then trying to remove the water.
  4. No, slipping does not change velocity vector. However, skidding does change velocity vector, but in order to keep from inducing a stall during a skidding turn, your turn rate would be so slow it might take more than ten minutes to perform a complete 360 degree turn. A standard turn rate is 3 deg. per second, or 2 minutes for a full 360 degree turn. Steeper bank angles with increased power and AoA can produce faster turn rates. I am off to perform a skidding turn in the F-86. edit: okay, I was able to get about 8 degrees of turn in 2 minutes using only rudder to skid while keeping the wings
  5. My point is, that if the aircraft performs correctly and is able to meet the numbers of the real aircraft's envelope, why are why concerned about a maneuver that would never be useful and has no real world data to back it because it is not useful?
  6. I'm confused. Are we talking about heading, or vector? As soon as you input rudder deflection, heading changes. Vector may change very slowly depending on conditions. I have very limited flight experience, less than 30 hours in C152 & R22, and 3 hours in an SF.260, but I never had an instructor have me turn the aircraft with the rudder by yawing. In a C152, if you deflect the rudder, the aircraft will slowly roll towards the deflection changing the lift vector. Or the pilot can counter the roll with opposite aileron deflection and put the aircraft into a slip this causes a number o
  7. Such a good laugh. Sometimes its good to chuckle at our own tunnel vision.
  8. I have done good business in components with Microcenter or Amazon. Amazon always has great deals, but it you are close to a Microcenter, their in store deals are to be watched for.
  9. I agree. It just isn't financially practical. Any structural component that is beyond spec would have to be fabricated from scratch as the tooling is long gone. I'm just glad that there are people who's passion for aviation is matched by their deep pockets. :)
  10. I'm sure an eddy current on any one of those airframes would expose them as un airworthy after sitting in a barn dismantled for 40 years. Even modern aircraft break frequently from just sitting.
  11. Yes I know, I love me some Grumman ironworks. Coolest Grumman I've ever seen was a PT6 conversion on a goose. Turbo Goose! Would just love to have another long loitering dump truck to compliment the A-10 ...and you are correct, definitely not a fighter. Would be fun to have an A-6 as well. ...an F-7F An A-26 B-25 P-61 A-4 F-5E TBM Avenger P-38J And so on...
  12. Wink wink...Skyraider....
  13. Any news or update on this, or is it a hopeless cause?
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