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Everything posted by Stormin

  1. Wow! I've worked with Dave Kinney, I know him, I trust him, and he is a fellow Marine. I have only learned about the F-35 DCS project recently and while I am confident that there are challenges, I have confidence in Dave and his crew as I have worked with him on a project before. I've been out of the commercial entertainment flight sim business for awhile since Lock On shipped and I have to say, looking at some of the comments on this forum, that nothing really seems to have changed. The majority of flight sim users are decent, respectful, and enthusiastic. They are the ones that
  2. RIP My Friend I am shocked and saddened at the passing of my good friend Jim Mackonochie. It was in 1995 when Jim who, while working for Mindscape in the UK, first brought the possibility of SSI publishing an Su-27 Flanker simulation developed by a Russian developer named Eagle Dynamics. I was working at SSI on wargames and simulations and met Jim who was incredibly enthusiastic about both the sim and the developers. That was the beginning of a great friendship and working relationship. Jim went on to continue to work on Flanker 2.0, Lock On: Modern Air Combat, and the continuing line
  3. The stick in the A-10C is very similar to the F-16. The right throttle is the same as the F-15E.
  4. There is lots more to the story, but it's not something we're going to be discussing in public. Suffice it to say that some of the technology being used for Lock On and DCS is being used to train USAF pilots and Sensor Operators. There are more realistic HOTAS available, particularly for the A-10C, but some of the training can be managed using CH and Thrustmaster gear.
  5. Outstanding stuff. Skillfully done. My compliments. Merci. Cheers, Carl
  6. Congratulations to my good friends at TFC/ED for the start of the DCS Series! It's been a long time coming, but the future of combat flight simulations is here. I wish all of you much success and I can't wait to fly what you are developing. Warm Regards, Carl
  7. Come on Matt, admit it: You and Igor are trying to dominate the world and this is just part of your evil plan. Soon all of us will be subjected to your domination. Admit the conspiracy! :D Just kidding. Best of luck to you and all my good friends at TFC/ED with the start of something great: DCS. Cheers, Carl
  8. The true measure of who has the larger "johnson" would be an aerial combat engagement. Thankfully, that doesn't seem likely. But, none the less, I would put my money on the Raptor, any day of the week. There's plenty that is not being discussed or demonstrated at airshows regarding the capabilities of this outstanding aircraft. As for the Hollywood narration and music, it's amazing how many laugh at our nature and culture, and yet the sales of American videos and music overseas continues to know no bounds.
  9. The A-10C saw its first combat recently in Iraq. It dropped JDAMs on an insurgent position.
  10. May God have mercy on your soul. Good luck, EB-1.
  11. Chill Just my opinion, you folks can take it or leave it as I won't be upset either way: Everyone should just chill out. These online flight sim brush wars are cyclical and they really don't help the community at all. Everyone gets into hissy fit mode and then types things they shouldn't. If you don't like the product, don't buy it. If it is a stand-alone or doesn't have all the features you want then don't buy it. If you feel you've been slighted then use your most powerful response, don't buy it. If you feel that you are so important and so critical to the community th
  12. Whoa! Student Naval Aviator (SNA) flying in back on an instrument hop, very lost, very flustered, inadvertently keys XMIT instead of ICS to tell Instructor Pilot (IP) he is less-than-optimally situationally aware: SNA: (broadcasts to world) "Sir, I'm all ****ed up." Whiting TWR: "Aircraft using obscenity, identify yourself." (short pause) IP: "My student said he was ****ed up; he didn't say he was stupid."
  13. I'm still here, just not as often. Blackshark will be amazing and worth the wait. Cheers, Carl
  14. Happy Birthday to my friend! I hope you had a good one.
  15. Outstanding! Well done! I am still wiping the tears of laughter from my eyes. :lol: I will be sharing this video with some real A-10 pilots when I visit Nellis AFB next week. My compliments and appreciation to our friends at KBS. Cheers, Carl
  16. After reading some of this conspiracy crap my moonbat detector is pegged.
  17. It sure would be nice if ED had the same sized budget as a MS product.
  18. Excellent. I look forward to trying it out. Glad to see that the Lua capabilities are being utilized. Cheers, Carl
  19. http://today.reuters.com/stocks/QuoteCompanyNewsArticle.aspx?view=CN&storyID=2006-07-07T164538Z_01_N07205121_RTRIDST_0_ARMS-LOCKHEED-FIGHTER.XML&rpc=66
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