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  1. If I get a couple of skins for my favorite granfalloons, I'll be happy. Then I can wage war on the "other". Even if I don't I'll still be happy, because it's a helicopter and I get to fly it. A while back, I spent the money for actual helicopter controls. Ouch! But I'm kind of serious about my love of helicopters, so I consider it a worthwhile investment in the hobby. All DCS helicopters are automatic, high priority purchases for me. I expect that it won't be long after release before our talented community skin artists have set to work, and not long after we'll have all sorts of skin choices available.
  2. It's not my fault! Wormtongue threw it down. I wouldn't have looked in it if he hadn't have thrown it down!
  3. I've just gazed into the palantir. Expect the Hind on May 28th.
  4. Airland info at Helisimmer. There's a link to everything that I know.
  5. I use the Pro Flight Trainer Puma with optional toe-brake mod and high resolution circuit board, and Oculus Rift S or HTC Vive Pro (I have both headsets). I like the three-way switch on the Puma collective, as it gives you three tiers of button assignments with the flick of a switch. It's a minor thing, but I also like the centering block for the cyclic. You don't have to eyeball center when calibrating. The anti-torque pedals are smooth and nice, and the whole Puma setup is well made, with attention to detail. The entire unit plugs into my PC with a single USB connection. I use an adjustable, light office chair with mesh back and seat cushion. It can be adjusted very low. The wheels fit just right inside the base frame of the Puma so I don't roll. I have the Puma adjusted so the cyclic and collective stay where I put them, but don't have much resistance when flying. The toe-brake mod makes flying a lot of other aircraft work well, such as warbirds with the cyclic and pedals, plus my two throttle quadrants. I also have a yoke, a jet-style joystick, and fixed wing rudder pedals. But my primary sim focus is flying helicopters in DCS World, X-Plane 11, and Aerofly FS 2. Waiting for word on "Airland". And I pre-ordered the Mi-24P for DCS World the other day, so I own all DCS World helicopters (and most of the other modules as well). It's a good hobby and gives an old, retired military guy like me something to do besides chores around the ranch.
  6. I've been playing the, "How close to the edge can I walk before the ground crumbles beneath my feet and I fall to my death?" game. But I didn't want to lose the pre-order discount, and the release of 2.7 spooked me. So I pre-ordered. Better safe than sorry.
  7. Attempting to communicate the real world reality of VRS around here is an exercise in futility. They've read books and seen YouTube videos. Thousands of hours of real world flight time and experience are no match for books and YouTube videos around here. I invite your attention to any of the DCS helicopter forums. I gaze in wonder at the pages, as people who have never flown a helicopter, and who don't even possess actual helicopter-style controls with which to fly the helicopters in the sim, pontificate on the fine points of rotary aviation and helicopter flight dynamics. As an old retired military fellow myself, with many years of real world aviation experience, I've learned to just laugh and ignore the drivel. And I strictly avoid offering advice or information. If others choose to do so, that's fine. I know when to pay attention and when to roll my eyes and walk away in these discussions. Unfortunately, there are notable cases where the incessantly bellowed, rude, truculent BS offered by the armchair experts has been magically transmogrified by constant repetition into "ultimate truth". When that happens, we all suffer. I can only hope that the developers know when to listen and when to ignore.
  8. Even though the BO-105 is not common or well known on this side of the planet, I'm aware of them and will definitely be purchasing this module as soon as it's released.
  9. I looked at mnemonic's work and the feedback, and it seems some folks have this problem. He mentions reprojection. That may be why I don't have this problem. I turn reprojection off (Disabled) with the Oculus Debug Tool then restart the Oculus Service through the Debug Tool interface because I get better frame rates and no stutters that way. If you can figure out how to turn off reprojection with an Index headset, you might want to try it. Doing it with the Oculus Rift S on my machine improved many things for me. Good luck!
  10. I have no problem flying in VR with either my Oculus Rift S or my Vive Pro, and I mostly fly the helicopters. I use some pretty high settings for what my machine is. I’m using an Intel i7 7700, mildly OCed, 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance RGB RAM, a GeForce GTX 1080G1 (Gigabyte factory OCed 1080), and a 5400 RPM HDD. Not exactly the latest, greatest powerhouse. My new PC has now arrived and I’m busy transferring everything over. The new one has an i9 10900K, 32 GB RAM, GeForce RTX 3070, and 1 TB SSD plus 6 TB 7200 RPM SATA 3. I expect things to get even better. Plus I have a Pro Flight Trainer Puma with toe brake mod coming. If your machine is struggling with DCS helicopters in VR, you either need to upgrade your machine very urgently, or do some in-depth troubleshooting. What are your PC specs? That would make it easier for us to advise you. As for the Mi-24P, I can’t wait to get my hands on that once I’m up and running with the new PC and the Puma controls. I buy all DCS helicopters, Eagle Dynamics or 3rd party. Helicopters are automatic purchases for me. And don’t even get me started on the Apache that’s coming, LOL! Anyway, give us more information and one of us might know how to improve your situation. Everybody ought to be enjoying the helicopters, but we can’t help you if we don’t know your situation.
  11. I've been flying their sims for a very, very long time, long before DCS World. I haven't even launched DCS World in ages, I'm flying other sims. I own just about everything up until recently. Aircraft, terrain, all of it. But I didn't buy the F-14, MiG-19P, I-16, FW-190A8, nor will I buy the F-16C. I used to buy everything. Sometimes pre-order, sometimes shortly after release into early access, rarely later. But, I won't be buying anything else or even launching DCS World until they fix the Yak-52; LODs, ADF, and anything else it needs. And when they're done with that, they can address everything else that they've sold and left unfinished in the past. Then I'll think about ever bothering with their products again. Trust me, they need customers like me far more than we need them. And yes, I do expect them to put other things on hold, even major projects, until they finish products for which they've already accepted money. Even if just one person bought it and they took the money. And their lack of manpower is their problem, not mine or anyone else. Can't get your work done? Stop taking money for products that you don't have the manpower to finish or support. When you charge money for a product, that's what you do, you finish it and support it. You don't just keep switching to new products and leaving previous, unfinished products behind or languishing for months on end without improvement or bothering to communicate effectively with the people whose money you took. Lock threads, ban users, do whatever you want, but you're still wrong. And more and more, you're alienating people. Once you take peoples' money, you have incurred an obligation. That is called ethics. And while you may find their approach acceptable, most people would not. Hence, my discontinuation of bothering with DCS World. I'll drop in now and then and see what's happening. But I don't expect much. And so the money that I would have spent on DCS World modules is going into the pockets of developers who support their products, in other sims. I have no time for this approach to business.
  12. Genius! Pure genius! I'd buy it instantly! Why, I could bomb the Shire! Those furry-footed little hobbit rats would never know what hit them! And as for Frodo, if he thought a Morgul blade was painful, just wait until I nail him and his little friends with an AGM-65! Muahahahaha! :pilotfly:
  13. Extra 300, eh? That's a fun airplane. I'd probably have to break dwon and purchase it. But not before I complained about it first. :D
  14. Hunter, Javelin, Buccaneer, Tornado. But I'd buy whatever they'd release.
  15. In a perfect world, I'd like to see them release both the A-7A and the A-7E. Does anyone know which type/model/series will be coming?
  16. Thanks for the answer, draconus! I'm not going to worry about it, I was just curious. I'd rather they spent the time getting the ADF working in the Yak-52, and working on the new projects than spending time on that. But if they ever get bored, that river sure would be pretty. :pilotfly:
  17. I don't know if I'm right, maybe somebody more knowledgeable about the area can answer this. Shouldn't there be a BIG river right next to Maykop? Right now I see what appears to be a small creek or drainage ditch running about the same course, but shouldn't it be a big, impressive river? Just curious. I fly out of Maykop a lot. Thanks. :pilotfly:
  18. Su-7BM, Su-17, Su-22, and for some variety, an Su-15. And yes, I'd pounce on a full study Su-25.
  19. Yeah, that's true. They're all a lot of fun. I'd even extend that beyond light fighters to say that I find all aircraft enjoyable. But light fighters are sort of the sports cars among them. :pilotfly:
  20. That's a nice looking aircraft. I guess I'll be adding a Chinese plane to the stable when they release it. I wouldn't mind flying that. :pilotfly:
  21. Yeah, I thought I recognized this one. Well, let me say this about that: the Christen Eagle has softened my stance a bit regarding civilian aircraft. That's not to say that I'm endorsing the idea, I'm not! But if somebody creates one, I would probably break down and buy it eventually, if it was really well done. But NOT before a prolonged bout of ranting and raving about the destruction of civilization, the impending apocalypse, and the end times being upon us. So they'll have to hear all that as punishment for having the cheek to make a civilian airplane for DCS, even if I do eventually purchase the thing. :pilotfly:
  22. Trim as close as you can to level flight at the altitude that you want, then fine tune with the throttle. Don't try to fly the aircraft with the trim. You still need the joystick. :pilotfly:
  23. Yeah, some updating on the Yak-52 would be nice. Do the avionics work for navigation yet? Can you rig the flight controls through the odd UI setup to set the yaw straight yet? How about we just pretend that the flight controls were rigged properly by the guys in the Airframes Shop? Fix the yaw and center the ball on the turn and bank instead of trying to implement the flight control rigging scheme in the UI. What's next, engine overhauls before you can fly an aircraft? Come on. I like the module, but properly rigged flight controls and the ability to navigate with the avionics, instead of hitting F10, would be nice. And I'm sure that a lot more could be listed, those are just the gripes that I find most irritating. What they have so far in this module is terrific, I'm glad that I bought it. But let's keep going with the development. :pilotfly:
  24. There isn't one. After reading that repeatedly yesterday, I took the DCS MiG-21 up and pulled +5Gs in a turn without even trying hard. I could have easily overstressed the aircraft if I had wanted to do so. While I have never flown a MiG-21bis in real life, the DCS MiG-21bis performs about like I'd expect it to, considering the design and power. If it's really off, it isn't too far off. HWasp brought up some interesting points that should be looked at, but overall, I think it's probably pretty close to right under normal circumstances. It seems pretty nimble and all to me. You have to fly it the way that it was meant to be flown and have realistic expectations for the aircraft. And it helps if you have a realistic frame of reference for your observations, such as real world flight experience, instead of making observations based on books or other sims. :pilotfly:
  25. What is clearly needed here is a T-34C Turbo Mentor, a T-2C Buckeye, and a TA-4J Skyhawk. And then after that, it's off to the appropriate RAG outfit. It's just that simple. :pilotfly:
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