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Forum: DCS Wishlist 07-28-2018, 07:45 PM
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Views: 427
Posted By Echo38
Um, I take it that the moving of this thread to...

Um, I take it that the moving of this thread to the Wishlist section amounts to an answer of, "No, that rumor is not accurate"?

It wasn't actually a wish thread, but rather a request for...
Forum: DCS Wishlist 07-28-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Echo38
Mouse control to be updated?

I heard from an acquaintance who uses multiple flight sim/games that DCS is supposed to be getting a mouse control update. As some of you may know, I no longer fly DCS for the sole reason that I can...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 03-28-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,346
Posted By Echo38
Are you sure you're thinking of the right...

Are you sure you're thinking of the right airplane? I've never come across anything like this during all of the reading I've done on the P-38, and I did a lot back in the day.

You got me curious...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 03-23-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,346
Posted By Echo38
That pretty much answers my question(s), thank...

That pretty much answers my question(s), thank you. Skimming through the P-47 and P-80 manuals also helped cast light on the subject. For example, the P-47 had a hand pump which could supply...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 03-19-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,346
Posted By Echo38
Does the pressure deplete over time, regardless...

Does the pressure deplete over time, regardless of whether you're operating things? Or does it only deplete while you're e.g. lowering/raising your flaps/gear?

Do jets work similarly to props in...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 03-18-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,346
Posted By Echo38
Hydraulics & engine failure

Knowing little about engines & such, a question about hydraulics in real aircraft: when a WWII fighter's engine quits, is all hydraulic pressure immediately lost? Or can you (for example) lower your...
Forum: DCS: Spitfire L.F. Mk. IX 01-30-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,961
Posted By Echo38
Back when I was at my peak of skill, I actually...

Back when I was at my peak of skill, I actually extrapolated the real-life P-38 best climb speed chart (IIRC, the speed went up with mass, up with power, and down with altitude) for the masses and...
Forum: DCS: Fw 190 D-9 Dora 01-30-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,566
Posted By Echo38
What sort of boom-and-zoom are we talking,...

What sort of boom-and-zoom are we talking, exactly? Is it a single diving attack, followed by an extension and then a shallow, long-term zoom climb? This is the sort of long-term fight I called my...
Forum: DCS: Spitfire L.F. Mk. IX 01-27-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,961
Posted By Echo38
I've always assumed that best glide speed is...

I've always assumed that best glide speed is about the same as best climb speed. I could be entirely wrong; anyone know?
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 01-22-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 322,063
Posted By Echo38
You must be thinking of Arma. ; )

You must be thinking of Arma. ; )
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 01-22-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 322,063
Posted By Echo38
Firstly, ~60% is what I'd call "slightly more...

Firstly, ~60% is what I'd call "slightly more than half," not "an overwhelming majority," since you'd like to get pedantic.

Secondly, I never argued against the statement, "The slight majority of...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 01-22-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 322,063
Posted By Echo38
Not a majority view, no. But not a small...

Not a majority view, no. But not a small minority, either. I've known several virtual squadrons made up exclusively of air-to-air guys, in a variety of aerial combat sim/games which did feature...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 01-21-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 322,063
Posted By Echo38
Ground vehicles themselves are not fundamental to...

Ground vehicles themselves are not fundamental to a flight sim. I've flown thousands of hours on missions with no ground vehicles at all, and I've been quite happy without them. No one else I flew...
Forum: Chit-Chat 01-16-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,770
Posted By Echo38
Got a terrible case of the giggles right now. ...

Got a terrible case of the giggles right now. Thanks for posting that. : )
Forum: DCS: P-51D Mustang 01-14-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,840
Posted By Echo38
There's a concept called "corner turning speed,"...

There's a concept called "corner turning speed," the exact definition of which I'm not entirely sure of, but it generally means the speed at which your airplane turns the best.

It's different from...
Forum: DCS: Fw 190 D-9 Dora 01-06-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 30,239
Posted By Echo38
[facedesk] I see that you once again didn't...

[facedesk] I see that you once again didn't bother to read my post on the "very rapidly" thing (by the way, the same problem Mslama is talking about with the "quantifiable" bit).

Ahhh ... one can...
Forum: DCS: Fw 190 D-9 Dora 01-05-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 30,239
Posted By Echo38
That comparison (P-51 turns slightly better, FW...

That comparison (P-51 turns slightly better, FW 190 rolls much better) is in line with everything I've ever heard about the two. My understanding is that this is also how it is in-sim, no?

As for...
Forum: DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst 01-02-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,090
Posted By Echo38
If you think the post I quoted wasn't...

If you think the post I quoted wasn't constructive, then that's your problem. An explanation of the subjective nature of pilot quotes, with relevant example, is about as constructive as it gets.
Forum: DCS: Fw 190 D-9 Dora 01-02-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,998
Posted By Echo38
Yup, real-life muzzle flashes don't obstruct...

Yup, real-life muzzle flashes don't obstruct visibility in the day (as OP said, because of extremely brief duration), regardless of caliber or barrel length. Even machine guns with recoil...
Forum: DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst 01-02-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,090
Posted By Echo38
Deja vu. Here's a post of mine from the last...

Deja vu. Here's a post of mine from the last thread on this subject, in which Hummingbird also participated (and evidently ignored my post). I think it was Ben Franklin who defined insanity as...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 12-08-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,574
Posted By Echo38
A few months back, there was some discussion...

A few months back, there was some discussion about a bug exploit that some of the competitive virtual air racers use to get some extra speed out of their virtual aircraft. They were getting speeds...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 12-02-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,496
Posted By Echo38
Historically, the Black Widow was most useful in...

Historically, the Black Widow was most useful in the role of using its radar to help allied bombers find their island airfields. As such, it was an important rescue aircraft, like the Catalina, but...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 11-29-2017, 04:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,496
Posted By Echo38
For comparison, about what percentage of fighters...

For comparison, about what percentage of fighters was that, out of all of the other U.S. fighters involved in Overlord?
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 11-28-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,496
Posted By Echo38
Why the hell does every P-38 thread turn into...

Why the hell does every P-38 thread turn into people saying they'd rather have a bomber/attack aircraft than a proper twin fighter?

There's no substitute for a P-38, the only successful twin...
Forum: DCS: P-47 Thunderbolt 11-18-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 756,898
Posted By Echo38
Surely a prop airplane's FM has to be more...

Surely a prop airplane's FM has to be more complex than a jet's FM of the same level of fidelity? You've got things like torque, gyroscopic effect, propwash, and P-factor to deal with.
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