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Default Rookie pilots - Quick Intro

A fellow simmer PMed me on the other forums asking for a kickstart tips and resources. Well, there's no reason others shouldn't benefit from it and also no reason for me to rewrite that in the future

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An effective rookie introduction
  1. Read on activations. Later will be too late. Go to game folder -> \Doc\ folder -> GUI manual
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  2. Patch to the latest version as per instructions given on the forums
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  3. Official documentation:
  4. Introductory topics on this forum:
    • Forum Rules - access via top forum bar
    • Forum FAQ - access via Quick Links - FAQ; if you skip this part you may miss some useful forum usage info like giving reputation or going to the original place a message has been quoted from
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  5. Get additional resources:
    • Cockpit Tool Tips MOD by Baal
    • Flash Cockpit Trainer
    • dig through Eagle Wiki (access via top forum bar); you'll find Resources for New DCS:Black Shark Pilots section there which contains the famous How to Take Off and Blow Up Stuff guide and many more goodies
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  6. Get the training working/substitute for DCS BS 1.0.2 (training has been removed by the patch due to track file playback issues).
  7. Controls configuration:
    - read the respective chapter in the GUI manual again
    - backing up and restoring
    - resetting to defaults
    - start with Axis tune -> Curvature of about 10-15 and work your way from there if you use anything worse than Thrustmaster Warthog
    - no dead zones
    see Joystick configuration tips and advices for the two points above
    - get rudder pedals they make a huge difference, not only in helicopter simulations
    - get a proper joystick/hotas already! Most mid/low priced joystick are the biggest limitation of the whole flight experience with such a high fidelity simulator like DCS series.

    Saitek and CH Products are the only manufacturers who use decent quality potentiometers/sensors (except Saitek Cyborg X and all similar released afterwards!). That or go for controls with hall effect sensors (Saitek X52 series, Thrustmaster Warthog...)

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  8. Quick training:
    If you don't want to do your training chapter by chapter and training mission by training mission, prioritize some elements of the full training:
    • How to Take Off and Blow Up Stuff guide from Eagle Wiki
    • basic helicopter handling and limitations (blades intersection, vortex ring...) - Flight Manual
    • Ka-50 trim and autopilot system - DCS: Black Shark User FAQ
    • Ka-50 trim and autopilot system - new implementation - see 1.0.1 update readme
    • basic emergency procedures (engine(s) failure, emergency landings + autorotation) - Flight Manual
    • basic defensive systems (LWR and UV-26)
    • basic weapon employment
    • how to show map on the ABRIS and zoom in/out
    • watch selected producer's notes videos on the above topics - http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/ Downloads -> Videos
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