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Old 05-18-2018, 11:15 PM   #11
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I think I know the answer to this but is Kursant a training campaign? I love the L-39 and content is VERY welcome but I'm more into scenarios than training.
Yes, it's absolutely a training campaign. The word "Kursant" actually translates to "Student".
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:39 AM   #12
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I'm also stuck on mission 1 - as of yet I can't figure out how to keep my speed that close to 350km/h. This will take a serious improvement in my virtual flying skills but I think that's the whole point - to improve your skillset which then would be able to be applied in a wide variety of other modules and situations.

I suppose I would only recommend this module for folks looking to improve as opposed to just having a good time. I think it's quite good thus far.
That is the point... you have to fly BY THE RULES!!!
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Old 05-20-2018, 05:05 AM   #13
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I just finished 1. I shall produce a video with remarks.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:11 AM   #14
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I am on three... I am taking few tries!! Each.
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Old 05-21-2018, 06:24 AM   #15
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I am on three... I am taking few tries!! Each.
This is a great campaign. If you dont know shit about RL things, you will. I am stuck... on two now.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:56 AM   #16
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This is a great campaign. If you dont know shit about RL things, you will. I am stuck... on two now.
Reminds me a little bit of Sabre's great qualification campaigns, although they were more detailed and took a wider range of the training in charge like start-up, shutdown and so on (in several campaigns). It's not for everyone, and requires more commitment, it's not the kind of mission I'd do to relax after a hard day's work, but it helps being and remaining proficient.

Yeah, on 2 also, I think I've drifted a bit too much to the right for the 2nd control point. No message for that, however, the instructor was so upset he wouldn't speak to me anymore

I find it particularly hard to monitor time and spot landmarks while maintaining altitude, this little jet is all over the place really. So still a bit of overhead until maintaining a stable flight becomes second nature. Reading the time when the minute hand is hidden behind the clock hands doesn't make it easier, I've always suspected those chronograph makers to be impractical and fancy Next time I'm trying with my own watch.


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Actually, having the same in training missions, with runway start, would be helpful.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:49 AM   #17
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Let's hope they'll make a training campaign like this also for the Yak-52, once it comes out
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:00 PM   #18
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Reminds me a little bit of Sabre's great qualification campaigns, although they were more detailed and took a wider range of the training in charge like start-up, shutdown and so on (in several campaigns). It's not for everyone, and requires more commitment, it's not the kind of mission I'd do to relax after a hard day's work, but it helps being and remaining proficient.
Yeap, its not a kind of campaign that you would like to fly when being tired after a really hard day in work. It really requires staying focused and paying attention to what's going on. Nevertheless its a great thing for anyone interested in learning more about real procedures and tactics. Esentially different than the training missions which for the most part teach the order in which to flip the switches.
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Yeah, on 2 also, I think I've drifted a bit too much to the right for the 2nd control point. No message for that, however, the instructor was so upset he wouldn't speak to me anymore
Good for you . I'm stuck on the first nav point which I guess it's a SP (Start Point). I'm confused if I should fly a given course as the briefing says or do a "U" turn as drawn on the kneeboard page.

The bottom line is that this campaign would really benefit from additional documentation.
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I find it particularly hard to monitor time and spot landmarks while maintaining altitude, this little jet is all over the place really. So still a bit of overhead until maintaining a stable flight becomes second nature.
Yeap, keeping the flight altitude is a hard work. I'm thinking about adding some curves at least to the pitch channel. Otherwise almost full attention goes into watching altimeter and VVI with not much of "processing power" left for actually navigating.
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Ive always suspected those chronograph makers to be impractical and fancy Next time I'm trying with my own watch.
Well, be prepared for a "supprise" if you wan't an mechanical, automatic one
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:30 PM   #19
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I'm stuck on the first nav point which I guess it's a SP (Start Point). I'm confused if I should fly a given course as the briefing says or do a "U" turn as drawn on the kneeboard page.
Are you looking at the page with "1-3" at the bottom left? Don't confuse it with "3-3", which is the last page when you have to return. I think the U-turn you mention is on that last page, and indeed you'll need to join downwind at EP, then land.

But at the beginning, you're at page "1-3", and you must continue on 212° after taking off, then
  • at SP turn right from 212° to 265° when you reach the river,
  • at WPT turn right from 265° to 031° above the city (and not left as said by the instructor).

I think the confusing part is that DCS always place you on the page right AFTER the last user kneeboard page, and you have to go backward so you first see the last page. Well, actually you can go forward all the way through lots of page, then you find the custom pages, but that's a bit long

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The bottom line is that this campaign would really benefit from additional documentation.
Agreed!
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:12 PM   #20
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By he way, the clock does not mark the 15mins properly... it seems it mark 16. I have to use external view to see the clock.
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