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  1. This is great. Is this at Murmansk?
  2. Agreed. Note that it doesn't really describe even what A-LOC is until the results section, when it seems to be defined for methodological reasons more than anything else. One comes away with the impression that there is a thing called A-LOC and that maybe it's worth keeping in mind, but nothing more. The comment about the typo is more a comment on the journal than the authors: one would expect poor grammar to be caught if not in peer-review then by the editors.
  3. Without comment on the quality of that study itself, that there is an egregious typo in the title is not encouraging
  4. Goose, while what you've learned is correct, it is very generic and unfortunately it can be argued with, even within the scope of what you've learned so far. Without even considering complex issues of airframe structural analysis, there are many factors to consider just about solid mechanics. 1. A stress-strain curve of the kind you show is usually generated in lab under very specific, canonical loading conditions. For example, a steel bar put under simple tension. But in many engineering applications, the stress state, becomes far more complicated: you can get up to three distinct norm
  5. That is at once the most brilliant and stupid thing I've seen this week
  6. Thank you near_blind and Stuge for the comprehensive replies, they are really appreciated!! These comments make me feel much better about approaching the Su-27, particularly the note that their 'tactics have been borne out of necessity'. Your replies also help me understand and clarify what it is I'm asking (!), and you have answered that too: I wanted to know if it's conceivable for Su-27s (and F-15s) to behave the way they do in DCS in the hands of players. I guess I understand the answer as "yes, given a storm of unrealistic factors which are present in DCS". (Correct me if I'm wrong~
  7. So this excellent guide made me think a bit. I haven't touched DCS in a while mostly because I haven't yet got around to getting a head tracking system, and that really limits really playing on MP servers. But there's nothing stopping me from learning avionics, very basic BVR engagements, weapons handling etc in the interim. I was asking myself, "do I want to really get into the F-15C or the Su-27?" This guide really made me want to go with the F-15C, but in the interest of fairness I wanted to see if there was a similar guide for Su-27. I did see one or two, but it struck me that a lot of
  8. This was excellent, I very much appreciated the Pulse-Doppler explanation and the easy to understand sample engagement. I understand cranking so much better now!
  9. Glad it went well. Belated comment here, but my upgrade went swimmingly and the Win10 beta drivers for my X-52Pro worked better than the Win7 ones (as in, it didn't BSOD on system shutdown!)
  10. I'll be keeping an eye on this for sure!
  11. As a new user of the X-52, it worked fine prior to using the profiler. When I started using the profiler I got all sorts of issues, but upgrading to Win10 (as I've been meaning to do for a while) and using Mad Catz's beta drivers fixed the problem. I'm now a very happy customer. At first I felt pretty meh about the detents, but they've grown on me, perhaps like a fungus. But seriously, I don't mind them at all.
  12. For the record, this seems to be a problem in all A-10C training missions where you take off from Batumi.
  13. Just for the record, I ended up getting the X-52 Pro and it's exactly what I wanted. No problems so far, got the STT software and drivers working too, though I needed to finally upgrade to Windows 10 to do it (Win7 would cause all sorts of wonky issues including BSODs). I just have to make sure never to unplug the stick while the computer is running, but as far as workarounds to annoying issues go, it's not much of a concern. Next up I have to get TrackIR. I'm left-handed, and my whole life I've flown thus, until I got this stick. So looking around the cockpit was easy in a non-HOTAS setup
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