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Forum: SA-342M Gazelle 04-22-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Oldahpilot
Thanks for posting the video, two observations...

Thanks for posting the video, two observations from it, where were the after take off checks? and when he was over that gully next to the cliff there was no escape route. I hate to criticise another...
Forum: Input and Output 04-10-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Oldahpilot
DeLan clip is a very lightweight device that...

DeLan clip is a very lightweight device that Velcro's on to the side of headphones and provides 3 red LEDs for the Sony camera to track with Face track Noir software, think I paid around £45 for the...
Forum: Input and Output 04-10-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By Oldahpilot
One other thought, when I fitted my last GPU, the...

One other thought, when I fitted my last GPU, the system reverted to using the on board graphics chip because I hadn't quite got the card fitted in its slot correctly first time. The result was that...
Forum: Input and Output 04-10-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By Oldahpilot
Open the case and check all the connections with...

Open the case and check all the connections with the Graphics card, some have 2 cables from the power supply unit for the more powerful cards, could be one has worked loose. also check the fans are...
Forum: DCS: UH-1H Huey 04-10-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By Oldahpilot
Don't know what seat you're using, but if its an...

Don't know what seat you're using, but if its an office chair consider cutting out a small section of the seat base between your legs to allow you to pull the stick back all the way, costs nothing...
Forum: AI 04-06-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Oldahpilot
I agree, very frustrating to find that a 70 tonne...

I agree, very frustrating to find that a 70 tonne MBT doing 43 mph is stopped dead by a small bush or wire fence!
Forum: DCS: A-10C Warthog 04-06-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,461
Posted By Oldahpilot
I use flir in my real life job and to fair it's...

I use flir in my real life job and to fair it's not a magic bullet. The software does a fair job to match most scenarios but, there are a few when it's completely defeated or needs tuning from the...
Forum: DCS: F-14A & B 04-05-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Oldahpilot
Your ground crew need a bit of retraining, either...

Your ground crew need a bit of retraining, either that or they've left it like that to stop a roll away if you're not using chocks. it's a castoring nose wheel so it will self straighten after a few...
Forum: Virtual Reality 04-03-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,674
Posted By Oldahpilot
I've still got a foot in both camps. I've...

I've still got a foot in both camps.

I've just bought the AV-8B so assigning controls and key bindings on the warthog and UFC controls while checking the manual and watching tutorials is a task...
Forum: AV-8B N/A 04-01-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,183
Posted By Oldahpilot
I was waiting for the trial as I wanted a couple...

I was waiting for the trial as I wanted a couple of days to try it out. At half price I think it's a great deal so I bought it. I'm certainly in the camp of pilots who study the hell out of the...
Forum: Virtual Reality 03-29-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,240
Views: 357,015
Posted By Oldahpilot
[QUOTE=t-stoff;4256566]I think I can get a Rift S...

[QUOTE=t-stoff;4256566]I think I can get a Rift S for 300 ish euro.

Will it work fine, can I get better, or this is the right stuff for the specs? The COVID thing is giving me lots of time to...
Forum: Bugs 03-22-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,476
Posted By Oldahpilot
Could be that as you near the runway/airfield...

Could be that as you near the runway/airfield you're distance settings for runway textures, grass, textures, trees etc are meaning the system is having to make so many more calculations for each...
Forum: SA-342M Gazelle 03-04-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,150
Posted By Oldahpilot
The Gazelle is a very manoeuvrable light...

The Gazelle is a very manoeuvrable light helicopter, it's very quick to accelerate and stop and change direction. That's the good news. The bad is that it's very dynamically unstable, so in the hover...
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 03-04-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 34,596
Posted By Oldahpilot
[QUOTE=ngreenaway;4230763]I'm not sure what's...

[QUOTE=ngreenaway;4230763]I'm not sure what's going on with my set up. I find the mi8 to be incredibly sedate and predictable no matter what i try with it. Compared to what some people's experiences...
Forum: DCS World 2.5 03-04-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,657
Posted By Oldahpilot
Like Yellowgixxer My experience has been from the...

Like Yellowgixxer My experience has been from the helicopters point of view, one of my many hats was as an ACTI (aviation combat tactics instructor). I've set up and taught many courses turning very...
Forum: Bugs and Problems 02-12-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By Oldahpilot
Have you looked at the wind vector? I tend to fly...

Have you looked at the wind vector? I tend to fly slow aircraft so the wind vector can have a significant effect when trying to perform a full 360 degree steep turn, moving through the wind requires...
Forum: SA-342M Gazelle 02-12-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Oldahpilot
I agree, in a real control setup there are the...

I agree, in a real control setup there are the various mechanical tolerances, inertia due to component weight, frictions, cables, pulleys and bearings etc. then the aerodynamic forces acting against...
Forum: DCS: Spitfire L.F. Mk. IX 02-12-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,052
Posted By Oldahpilot
Tail draggers

The spitfire being a tail dragger makes it very unforgiving on the ground, the main wheel undercarriage doesn't help.

I went through basic fixed wing training with the British Army Air Corps when...
Forum: DCS: UH-1H Huey 02-12-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,091
Posted By Oldahpilot
You're welcome Gazpad. I currently fly the...

You're welcome Gazpad.

I currently fly the EC135P2 (now airbus) which has a massive shaped fin, you can really feel its effect. No tail rotor failure with it yet, in fact the only total tail rotor...
Forum: DCS: UH-1H Huey 02-12-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,091
Posted By Oldahpilot
It's a shame we can't fail the tail rotor drive,...

It's a shame we can't fail the tail rotor drive, but we can simulate the various scenarios to some extent.
Stuck or limited control is simulated IRL by just locking your feet in position and...
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 02-11-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 34,596
Posted By Oldahpilot
Seems that in DCS Vortex ring state or settling...

Seems that in DCS Vortex ring state or settling with power is modelled to be quite unforgiving of steep approaches at low airspeeds. There's some great advice throughout this thread of how to...
Forum: PC Hardware and Related Software 02-08-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By Oldahpilot
I'd say towards heavy but precise. I also use the...

I'd say towards heavy but precise. I also use the Saitek x55 and that's floppy in comparison to the warthog.
Forum: Sim Research 02-07-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By Oldahpilot
Angels used to express altitude, in feet above...

Angels used to express altitude, in feet above mean sea level. Height is used to express feet above the ground.
The elevation of a spot on the ground is in feet above mean sea level.
In practice...
Forum: Thrustmaster 02-02-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By Oldahpilot
Great ideas, I usually find the corner rocker...

Great ideas, I usually find the corner rocker switches and and work from there, same technique with the keY board escape and function keys by finding the top left edge of the keyboard
Forum: DCS World 2.5 01-25-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,403
Posted By Oldahpilot
I use the A-10c printed manual, bought it brand...

I use the A-10c printed manual, bought it brand new on ebay a year ago, read it twice so far! cost me £30. I'm using the rift S now so the manual is for reference only when not using VR. Very useful...
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