The DCS thread; Raid's War Stories (image heavy)

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Re: The DCS thread; Raid's War Stories (image heavy)

Postby Raid » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:42 pm

Well whadaya know; no sooner do I post about the Mirage's missing missile launch warning on the RWR that the devs post a test video showing off just that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeWsuS7-4Uw

I've been considering getting a small extension for my TM Warthog, but they're getting increasingly difficult to find. The stick is vastly better than any other I've owned, but I still have trouble making very slight movements when closing in for a guns kill or landing. An increased stick height would almost certainly sort that, but really I should try messing around with axis curves to see if it'll help before I spend £50 on a 2 inch piece of aluminium.

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Re: The DCS thread; Raid's War Stories (image heavy)

Postby Jez » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:33 pm

Where is Yaw controlled from on that warthog? Is it a stick twist yaw?

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Postby Raid » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:57 pm

Nope, it doesn't have yaw control, just like the real thing! I did use the slider on the throttle base for a while, but I hardly ever actually use the yaw control in-flight anyway (at least not in fixed-wings, in the Ka-50 it's a necessity). The pedals that I now own are used more for nose-wheel steering and the wheel-brakes when I'm on the ground.

I played the 6v4 mission that I journaled on the previous page again tonight, but this time I wanted to navigate back to Nellis and land. I'd used up the majority of my fuel using the afterburner while dogfighting with the MiGs, and after radioing Nellis ATC, I was told I was 90 miles out. This sounds like a long way to me, as I've never much considered distances in flight sims. In reality it was a 5-10 minute flight at the speed I was maintaining (thankfully I was at 20,000 feet when I started my ingress, so I could dip the nose a bit and reduce my throttle so that I was only a little above ticking over). I managed to get the plane down, and just as I was about to steer off the runway to the parking area, my engine shut down through lack of fuel. I didn't really look at my fuel gauge while going through the landing procedure, and didn't notice that my final few miles were powered by fumes. I don't think I could have managed it any better.

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Re: The DCS thread; Raid's War Stories (image heavy)

Postby Jez » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:58 pm

Cheers man. Still a great thread.

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Re: The DCS thread; Raid's War Stories (image heavy)

Postby sohei » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:24 pm

Jez wrote:Where is Yaw controlled from on that warthog? Is it a stick twist yaw?



If you're flying the A10 there is very little need for rudder input after you get off the ground to be honest. I bought CH combat rudder pedals but rarely use them in flight, mainly if I take severe damage and the plane is veering wildly off track.

I believe MFC Crosswind pedals are favoured for the serious simmers, although it's a bit of a wait to get hold of them.
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Re: The DCS thread; Raid's War Stories (image heavy)

Postby Raid » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:48 pm

Slaw Device pedals are the other expensive choice. Thrustmaster make a low-end set (the ones that I own), but even they're £80 (and I'm not convinced they're worth that).

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Re: The DCS thread; Raid's War Stories (image heavy)

Postby Raid » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:32 pm

So I've mentioned before that ejecting and walking around is a strangely awesome experience in VR, because you get a good idea of the scale of the various vehicles and aircraft that you just don't get on a monitor. Tonight that technique paid off.

I landed at Groom Lake for the first time tonight, after doing a quick flyover to see the layout and which bit was taxi-way and which bit was the actual runway. On my trip over I noticed a strange green building that looked like a giant tent. After landing I taxied over to it for a closer look. Apologies for the odd aspect ratio, screenshots taken in VR are from one eye only.

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Nobody about, it won't hurt to have a quick look around.

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Ok, that's oddly humerous for DCS. Wait, what's that at the back.

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So. When the USS Voyager went back in time to the mid nineties, apparently they forgot to take everything back with them.

I am *so* looking forward to DCS: Class 2 Shuttle. Model needs work.

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Re: The DCS thread; Raid's War Stories (image heavy)

Postby sohei » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:48 am

Apparently in DCS 2.5 Cartman gets an anal probe.
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Re: The DCS thread; Raid's War Stories (image heavy)

Postby Raid » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:35 pm

Partner bought me the UH-1H Huey for christmas. It's not the easiest thing to fly, what with it being a 60s-era chopper, but I think I'm getting the hang of it.

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Pretty good seats for the race. I know Nascar's a little more lenient than F1, but I would have thought that a helicopter hovering 10 feet above the racetrack would have at least called for yellow flags.

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Re: The DCS thread; Raid's War Stories (image heavy)

Postby Raid » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:26 pm

"C'mon man, the reservation was for 0715!"
"Why the hell would you book a breakfast reservation that early? We'll never get a cab to the base at this hour!"
"I wanted to get the eggs before they went rubbery!"
"Look, there's a fully warmed up Huey sitting on the helipad; the marines won't mind if we borrow it. You've co-piloted one of those before, right? Let's go."
"Well, actually...."
"Yeah, this'll work."

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"Remind me, what do all of these dials mean?"
"Damnit Frank, you said you'd been in one of these before!"
"Yes. On a stretcher. In Vietnam."
"Oh right, the purple heart."

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"Shouldn't we be, umm, higher?"
"This thing has skids. Just pretend you're skiing."

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"Just 10 miles to go."

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"Why are we so low?"
"I said I'd give Blackbox a wakeup call."
"Power lines! POWER LINES!"

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"Stop being such a wuss Frank."

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"Almost there."
"Hey, doesn't that cocktail waitress you like work at the Stratosphere?"
"Oh yeah, let's see if she's in."
"Wait.."

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"Those tourists are gonna be pissed you blew their reservation towels off the sun loungers."
"Hey, let's go see if the President Elect is up."

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"Hi Mr. Tromb!"
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"Oh man, he looks pissed."
"What's he yelling?"
"Something about Mexicans?"

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"Man, I can't see anywhere that says chopper parking!"
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"Try the airport."

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"Nah, remember how long it takes to get through customs?"
"Fair point."

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"Look at how spread out these jerks are."
"Look, there's coach parking over there. This thing seats 18, right? Pretty sure that makes us a coach."
"Nice idea. Wait, isn't this a bit quick?"

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"You worry too much."
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"There's a reason for th.. OH GOD WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!"
"Wheeeee!"

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"You god-damned..."
"Shut up Frank. We're here aren't we? And with two minutes to spare!"
"The marines are gonna be pissssed."

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