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  • Birthday 05/22/1976

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    DCS World, IL-2 BoX, Rise of Flight, F/A-18 Interceptor
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    Kendo, Kayaking, Cycling, Football, Video Games.
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  1. Norwegian F16's having their last exercise in the Arctic Challenge Exercise before being retired and replaced by F-35's. https://tv.nrk.no/serie/dagsrevyen/202106/NNFA19060821/avspiller#t=14m56s
  2. I can see that being a problem in some situations. I was more thinking about the hats and switches on the throttle grips, if it's hard to reach the front switches when in full afterburner, or if it's easy to push a hat-switch in the wrong direction when it's angled like that. I use a slide-throttle (TWCS) currently so i'm used to the straight movement.
  3. I was about to order a Taurus throttle when i saw this. Now i'm a bit unsure what to get. Compared to the Taurus the Orion throttle seems more like a compromise with the shorter radius giving it a more similar arc movement to the Thrustmaster Warthog and Virpil throttles. For those who have the Warthog throttle, is the angle of the movement a problem when using the hats and buttons on the handles? When it's in full afterburner it seems to lean very much forward.
  4. Some more info on the Winwing Orion throttle User Manual: https://www.wwsimstore.com/static/assets/files/T2-ORION%20THROTTLE%20BASE-MANUAL%20EN%20V%201.0.pdf A few videos of installation and operation: https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Py4y1q7VS/?spm_id_from=333.788.videocard.19 https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Da4y1p7na/?spm_id_from=333.788.videocard.2
  5. The Founders Edition cards looks to have a good cooling solution. The partner cards seems to be priced higher and none of them seems to be using the reference cooler unlike previous series. I have a hunch the FE cards will be paper launches, and not just the 3090. A way for Nvidia to get the public awareness of quality cards at a specific price, while we might end up having to get more expensive (and potentially inferior)cards from partners due to low/no availability.
  6. Keep in mind the 10900K (or any other available Intel CPU) does not support PCIe 4.0. I'm waiting to see AMD's lineup of GPU's before deciding, but right now i'm thinking about getting the RTX 3080 together with the Reverb G2, hoping that they will be a good match in (single player) DCS.
  7. https://virpil-controls.eu/payment-info "All prices are listed in Euros (€) with VAT included. When purchasing from within an EU member country, you will not be expected to pay any additional customs fees. "
  8. Another shot of the throttle together with the flightstick and desk mount:
  9. So, all the people with 1080 Ti's are finding it way out of their budget? ;). I'll admit it was a bit more expensive than i thought it would be, but i'll have to wait for reports on the build quality and performance before deciding. I'm looking to upgrade my throttle this year, and if this one is top quality i can stretch my budget a bit.
  10. Mel

    VR Cockpit

    Hi, it looks like you've put a lot of thought (and money!) into your sim setup. I'm slowly building my own VR cockpit and i'm trying to get an optimal setup in the small space i have available. Till now i've just put the throttle and stick on the desk, but it's not very ergonomic, and now that i've started looking into getting an extension to use it as a center stick i need to find a solution that will work for me. I've been thinking about getting the WSP, but i'm concerned about the height of the middle mounting. I see you've sawed it off to get it as low as possible. If i'm not ter
  11. I have the Gunfighter Mk.I (regular, not pro) and considering getting the MCG PRO when it's released in europe if i can get hold of the stick extension for it, but they don't list the extension in the european store :(. I understand that the 3-pin connector used in the Gunfighter Mk.I has been replaced with a Rev.B in the new new Mk.II Gunfighter and that VKB are focusing on the new connector from now on. My worries are that by the time the next grip or accessory comes out down the road the old revision 3-pin will be unsupported. Has there been any statement on this? I'm very happy
  12. The KW-908 has 8 motors (the model André's SE mod is based on), while the KW-901 has 6.
  13. Received the KW-908 yesterday. Installed the software and tested the motors, everything worked as it should. As my current officechair isn't suited for the jetseat i dragged in the recliner from the living room, strapped on the jetseat and booted up DCS. After about 20 of minutes flying a few different planes with just the keyboard while sitting 2m from the monitor my initial reaction was "so.. i bought a massage mat", not sure what to think about it. Later in the evening i went back, rigged the hotas and put on the rift headset for some BFM. 2 hours later i was somehow not nauseous (which
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