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Forum: Virtual Reality 01-18-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,001
Posted By Kirk66
Google "Pilot Training Next"; the US military...

Google "Pilot Training Next"; the US military (and the USAF in particular) is going into VR training for aircrews big-time.

Same with companies like Varjo with their XR-1 MR headset and VR-2 Pro...
Forum: Pacific Theatre 01-16-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,088
Posted By Kirk66
Who cares! An F8F-2 would be awesome! Good...

Who cares! An F8F-2 would be awesome!

Good match for the I-16..and just as relevant...
Forum: Wishlist 11-17-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Kirk66
Those numbers pretty much match my experience in...

Those numbers pretty much match my experience in the centrifuge way back when it was first beginning to be used (mid-80s) due to F-16 GLOCs. My resting (in this context "resting" means twisting...
Forum: Thrustmaster 11-15-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,781
Posted By Kirk66
I guess we will just have to agree to disagree,...

I guess we will just have to agree to disagree, too bad we can't do it over a beer after some acro in an ASK-21. While I agree that the warthog gimbal is not a good design, that is mainly because I...
Forum: Thrustmaster 11-15-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,781
Posted By Kirk66
I'm amused about all the comments about the...

I'm amused about all the comments about the warthog spring being too strong - they obviously are not interested in realism, or have never flown a real fighter! My warthog has the Sahaj blue spring...
Forum: Input and Output 11-09-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,982
Posted By Kirk66
Along the same lines, it's possible to trick your...

Along the same lines, it's possible to trick your inner ears (by using electrical currents) into thinking your are moving in pitch/roll/yaw when you are not actually moving. Developed to help cure...
Forum: Input and Output 11-09-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,982
Posted By Kirk66
G-suits have been used in military simulators for...

G-suits have been used in military simulators for a while time - I used to fly the TAC ACES sim at Luke AFB when I worked there after retiring from the AF (late 90s). It had interchangeable F-15 and...
Forum: RAZBAM 10-09-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 324,693
Posted By Kirk66
As I said, not smart operationally. And sure,...

As I said, not smart operationally. And sure, some systems might complain - but with the newer system (Sniper, etc) may not be as big a problem. Just cause your detail bit page is all lit up doesn't...
Forum: Military and Aviation 10-07-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,912
Posted By Kirk66
Possible but unlikely, I routinely target 20...

Possible but unlikely, I routinely target 20 (5xBRU-61s) GBU-39s in an F-15E; all on individual targets. I think it's a typo ;^)

Cheers,

Kirk
Forum: Controllers & Input Bugs 10-07-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By Kirk66
My flights were in blk 30s and 40s and it was a...

My flights were in blk 30s and 40s and it was a while ago...don't remember much diff, but that doesn't mean much. I do remember in the F-16 sims that I was testing at the time (all blocks), that...
Forum: RAZBAM 10-07-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 324,693
Posted By Kirk66
Operationally, yes (not smart to arm the laser or...

Operationally, yes (not smart to arm the laser or CMD on ground, for example) but physically? No problem at all, you would have to secure the seat and set the command ejection to pilot only, but...
Forum: RAZBAM 10-06-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,401
Views: 324,693
Posted By Kirk66
It's true that in the F-15E the pilot can do most...

It's true that in the F-15E the pilot can do most of the A/A and A/G actions without the WSO (not RIO, please!); at the same time the WSO can equally do most of the A/A actions (and fly the jet, too,...
Forum: Controllers & Input Bugs 10-06-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By Kirk66
Well, no. In every actual aircraft that I have...

Well, no. In every actual aircraft that I have flown, pitch and roll forces are different; typically for "ideal" control harmony you want light roll, medium pitch, and heavy yaw - which makes sense...
Forum: Military and Aviation 10-03-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,912
Posted By Kirk66
18 is an odd number, considering GBU-39s are...

18 is an odd number, considering GBU-39s are always carried by a BRU-61 rack, which can hold up to 4 GBU-39s (or GBU-53s pretty soon). So depending where you load the BRUs, with 5 loaded your SDB...
Forum: Home Cockpits 08-26-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,504
Posted By Kirk66
Cool - thanks! (sorry for late reply...) ...

Cool - thanks!

(sorry for late reply...)

Cheers,

Vulture
Forum: Home Cockpits 08-21-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,141
Posted By Kirk66
Just a though, could the up/down buttons be...

Just a though, could the up/down buttons be connected to the POV thumbswitch, using perhaps the 45 (up-right) contact for up and the 225 (down-left) contact for down? That way the coolie switch...
Forum: DCS: F-14A & B 08-21-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By Kirk66
I always wondered about this. In the F-4 that I...

I always wondered about this. In the F-4 that I crewed the radar was in standby until takeoff (and after landing) and there was also a W-on-W switch; lots of safety briefings about not frying your...
Forum: Home Cockpits 08-02-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,504
Posted By Kirk66
FoxDelta, quick OT question: Is the gear handle...

FoxDelta, quick OT question: Is the gear handle something you made? I would really like one of those!

Vulture
Forum: OctopusG 06-16-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,424
Posted By Kirk66
Easy solution for weak-wristed pilots of DCS...

Easy solution for weak-wristed pilots of DCS I-16: use a CH stick. It has physical "trim" wheels for pitch and roll. Problem solved.

As far as F/A-18s flying hands off - Blue Angels add some...
Forum: RAZBAM 01-20-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,530
Posted By Kirk66
Looks like an "A". Hard to tell without a better...

Looks like an "A". Hard to tell without a better picture of exhausts and props (3 v 4 blade); but definitely not a D (which has long nose with sensor ball).

I was lucky enough to get a few...
Forum: Thrustmaster 01-15-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 179,834
Posted By Kirk66
Ah, OK, understood; my comprehension low light...

Ah, OK, understood; my comprehension low light must have been on. Wonder how they will implement the F-16C (noticed you sig) - If I remember it was also a spring "mini-stick" kind of slew device.
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Forum: Input and Output 01-15-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,105
Views: 270,870
Posted By Kirk66
FireCat, OK, thanks; will do! Vulture

FireCat,

OK, thanks; will do!

Vulture
Forum: DCS World 2.5 01-15-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By Kirk66
And odd as it may seem, in a fighter the engines...

And odd as it may seem, in a fighter the engines are hardly heard at all; most of the noise is from the airflow and air conditioning system. In the F-4 you could not hear your afterburners lightoff...
Forum: Thrustmaster 01-14-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 179,834
Posted By Kirk66
Deano87, Real world, F-15E (and probably...

Deano87,

Real world, F-15E (and probably F-15C) radar elevation control is rate sensor, when released the radar stays at last commanded elevation. I haven't flown a DCS F-15 so can't comment on...
Forum: Input and Output 01-14-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2,105
Views: 270,870
Posted By Kirk66
MilesD, Have you seen this? Logitech VR...

MilesD,

Have you seen this? Logitech VR keyboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cirYAzOPpnk

This would be a nice addition to DCS in VR; hope they eventually make it compatible with all...
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