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Old 01-13-2015, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default Rreally new to FC3 - 1st basic, basic question

How new? I had a heck of a time logging in to this forum. I kept entering my username and password and resetting several times, using my credentials for the DCS website (digitalcombatsimulator.com); not realizing that this forum uses a different login and password. I wish they made that clearer to newbies like me when they buy their products.

My basic, basic question:

Is there a detailed manual on how to fly and land the A-10A in FC3? Something like a walk through, for example:

To fly:
1. Press button x to start engine
2. Increase throttle to 50%
3. Arm master switches (which ones?)
4. Release brakes (what button?)
5. Adjust flaps...
etc.

I'm looking for a detailed walk through tutorial, not a reference manual or user's guide telling me _where_ and _what_ the buttons are for. Instead, I need to know *how* and preferably also *why*.

I see a lot of people enjoying this game. Please help me have fun with this too.

Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2015, 04:54 PM   #2
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Download this file https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/421087/
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:30 AM   #3
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Nice reference manual but I'm looking for a tutorial. Thanks all the same.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:52 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome.

The following tutorials helped me a lot and I recommend them to anyone new to DCS. However, the tutorial covers the Su-25t. It is a good aircraft to start with, probably as much as A-10a, they are both on the FC3 level of complexity.

http://youtu.be/aZT878Rylhw

p.s. the author of the tutorial plans to make a tutorial on A-10a sometime.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:26 PM   #5
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This is ED's opportunity to shine to provide additional training (even if they charge for it via their new DLC options). The "hows" and "whys" are definitely worthy of explaining to anyone interested wanting to get into DCS.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:15 PM   #6
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If you have fc3 then there are training videos you can download from the in game menu. It takes you step by step on what you need to do to operate the aircraft
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:39 PM   #7
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Welcome to the awesome world of DCS! The learning curve may appear steep but once you get into it you will really enjoy it.

There are lots of good videos online for training.

Once you are ready you can try your hand at our Qualification Campaigns.

They are also a good learning / training tool too.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:47 PM   #8
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Great encyclopedia or flight manual but it has no tutorial. Thanks anyway.
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:52 PM   #9
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If you have fc3 then there are training videos you can download from the in game menu. It takes you step by step on what you need to do to operate the aircraft
Found them. They have *.ogv file formats. After viewing the first one, I still have no idea how to taxi the plane. The tutorial starts ready for take-off in the runway but there are no instructions on how it got there.

What happens after I take off? Where do I go? Is there a tutorial on how to create missions?

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I'm getting very frustrated here. Is there a listing of keyboard shortcuts somewhere?? Thanks.
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