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  1. Great work, i think a touch screen/helios solution will be a very clean and neat solution for Simulating the AH-64 cockpit! What resolution touch screen would you recommend for your profile? I have bene using helios fairly succesfully, although my touchscreen monitors resolution is not great. the worst is that my computer doesnt always recognise the touchscreen as the screen used for touch..... not sure how to get a workaround for that,
  2. @sobe have you or anyone else made any progress with this HELIOS profile for the Ah64?
  3. Cheers to everyone here @Bossco82 , @THERIONand all. I had read about open mod manager, but not sure if the creators are one and the same. AS OvGME is so widely used Ill think ill stick to that for now!
  4. Hello all, Is OVGME still the go to modding tool for DCS, or has something else come up in the mean time? Thanks, Mick
  5. Hi CHPL, its been a while but I managed to get through this mission in the end? I think it was a matter of making the turn into the valley at the right point. ... I love your campaign, this makes the sim worthwhile in single player mode! I have got stuck on mission 11 though... its tough, and takes too long, haha
  6. Apache over Libya is great read and gives a nice overview of wartime missions in an unusual environment. I'm currently reading Ed Macey's "Hellfire". This is a great read so far, especially as he also describes the operation of the Apache from within the Cockpit quite well, in fair detail. Its entertaining yet technical. I'm definitely going to read his other book too. All the above written from British Aviator's (AAC) point of view, which I am sure will be quite different from US Army aviators. Can anyone recommend books written from a US perspective?
  7. Hi CHPL, Thanks for the speedy reply and bugs re 2.7 understood. Flying up the valley before getting to Alpha troop, but after the initial radio contact with them the C/O say to stay at tree top level. Shortly thereafter the mission just ends (on three occasions) before turning up the valley to head of the unfriendlies. Does that make sense? Basically just before getting to the Waypoint (4) at the start of the side valley? Mick
  8. So far mission 1-9 performing well. In mission 10 it keeps ending towards the end of the valley as the gunners start opening the doors. Is that a bug, or should I keep lower? Loving the campaign so far!
  9. So far mission 1-9 performing well. In mission 10 it keeps ending towards the end of the valley as the gunners start opening the doors. Is that a bug, or should I keep lower? Loving the campaign so far!
  10. Scoop, could you elaborate little on this ? We really like quick reviews While Virpils offering is much better looking, this one looks like more modest option. 1 Reply ScoopMudspike Mug Holder 5 1h NEVO: Surely. It is solidly made. Metal primarily. Some 3d printing but well done. Three PTT buttons, Two four way hats. Two 2 position switches. One three position switch and a rotary dial The bottom is open so by turning it upside down the electronics can be seen (repair access, but the side can also be removed for this?) 960×720 179 KB My brother is an electronics designer all his life in Telecoms primarily. He says the electrics are well put together - they are VIRPIL products. It requires VIRPIL software which is free. A link and instructions are provided. Once the download was made it was plug and play by usb. Cable provided No curves or settings of any sort required. It comes with a mounting plate. 3264×2448 443 KB This can be installed by removing the left arm rest and using the chairs bolts/holes for the mounting plate The collective is then attached to the mounting plate. It worked well on my old office chair… alternatively the plate can be screwed into the underside of the chair. (see first photo above) NB keep the bolts on the collective loose at first. The K51 allows the collective unit to slide backwards and forwards to adjust its position. I have the base plate near the back of the armrest. The collective can then be moved further back and then tighten the bolts (first photo) 3024×4032 2.03 MB Because my chair was very uncomfortable I bought an Ikea Markus chair for DCS use. The arm rest bolts are too wide to fit in the slots of the mounting plate. It would need a good drill bit to make the mounting plate fit. I got around the problem quickly (2 minutes to fit) by simply attaching the plate to the arm rest using cable ties. The ties need to be positioned well but it is quick, cheap and simple to do. It gives a good stable base for the collective and requires no skill to fit. The armrest remains in place. 3024×4032 1.94 MB 3024×4032 2.41 MB 4032×3024 2.03 MB 4032×3024 2.16 MB Flying helicopters with it is dramatically easier- With the friction set fully lose, the collective remains where you placed it if you let go. I fly with the friction tightened slightly to give me more tactile feedback. A personal choice. Instead of a twist throttle there is a large rotary dial (fore and aft) on the right of the collective. I use this as a throttle to enable me to fly autorotation’s. It is very satisfying to wind back the throttle, plummet under control to the ground and flare. Then opening up the throttle and the helicopter takes off again. For my pre K51 autorotation’s it was a question of did I survive the impact or did I just destroy the Huey. Accuracy in the hover is more than satisfactory. It is a reflection less of the K51 but more a question of how good the pilot is. I cannot blame the K51for my failings. I fly the Huey so there is not much need for lots of buttons. However I keep my X56 throttle on the left of the chair. Even in VR I can use it as a button box so all the functions I could wish for can be bound. Purchasing. I would do so again. It proved a simple process with delivery faster than I was advised at first and I was kept well informed. You begin by going on the ED forums and requesting being placed on the waiting list for one. You are advised by Mikhail how long this is likely to be. Next you receive an email asking if you still want one and you pay a deposit. Followed by the full payment. Сollective pitch control lever - Page 16 - For Sale - ED Forums Storage. It can be removed from the chair by two bolts. I find the chair remains usable with the K51 fitted. I like to ‘park’ the collective in the upright position (full power) to avoid knocks when getting in or out. CAUTION. Remember to lower the collective before you go into a helicopter with the engine already running! Packaging was tasteful and very well done. Apart from mounting, it is fully assembled 3024×4032 2.48 MB 4032×3024 2.65 MB I would buy another. I don’t think I will though as it is so well built it will outlive me. I would allow soldiers or @Victork2 's son to use it and have no fear for breakages Cost UK £183 plus £44 postage. No tax asked for by customs. NB I have not been paid in any way for this review. Hello, Hope this is readable. This review is great and I would definitely re-iterate what has been said. I received mine this week and very impressed. However, on the above, the collective DOES have a twist grip for the throttle, so no need to use the thumb wheel. it takes a bit of strength to move it, so some may have overlooked this feature!! I am keen to hear what people are mapping the thumbwheel too? I have it mapped for zoom, but maybe there is a much better use for it? especially on the UH-1 Cheers, Mick
  11. thanks for that info, its definitely something i should look into
  12. For years I have used the Ed tracker devices successfully to track movement of home made Cyclic (gimbal type) and Rudder (anti torque) pedals. Sadly the support for this device has vanished in thin air and I always had problems with mini USB connectors breaking off. I have now bought a similar device from WIT motion Which measures movement on three axis and and connects via Bluetooth. I just don't know how to read the data and convert it to something useful that can be read by V joy or something similar. Does anyone have experience with this? Hope I've explained myself fairly well, I am not IT savvy enough! Cheers, Mick
  13. For years I have used the Ed tracker devices successfully to track movement of home made Cyclic (gimbal type) and Rudder (anti torque) pedals. Sadly the support for this device has vanished in thin air and I always had problems with mini USB connectors breaking off. I have now bought a similar device from Wit motion Which measures movement on three axis and and connects via Bluetooth. I just don't know how to read the data and convert it to something useful that can be read by V joy or something similar. Does anyone have experience with this? Hope I've explained myself fairly well, I am not IT savy enough! Cheers, Mick
  14. Apologies all for a rather mundane question but grateful if people could tell me if I can run medium to high settings. I can buy a PC with some of the following specs. Benchmark for 1080 resolution: CPU: AMD Ryzen 2600X 6 core 12 threads 4.2 Ghz GPU: AMD Radeon 5500XT GDDR6 (4GB?) RB fans RAM : 16GB (Do I need 32GB, is an option) M2 SSD (512GB) Cheers Mick
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