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Offline Redwolf

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1890 on: August 25, 2020, 08:30:30 AM »

The product page in the official DCS store is a good start. If you dig a little deeper you can probably find more specifics.

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/terrains/syria_terrain/
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Plans are also in the works to include Cyprus.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1891 on: October 02, 2020, 10:55:42 AM »
A-10C II Tank Killer Released to Open Beta !

DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer is available now for $79.99. If you own DCS: A-10C Warthog, you can upgrade to DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer for only $9.99 until the 31st of October 2020. After that, the upgrade will cost $19.99.

The upgrade option and module are both available on Steam and E-shop now.


https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/modules/tank_killer/

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1892 on: October 16, 2020, 09:17:37 AM »
Another one that I can't wait to fly...

https://flyingironsimulations.com/blogs/news/dcs-a-7e-corsair-ii-development-update?fbclid=IwAR3UsGICG7jfOo7Cjr6RgVX3XI35KaC2W4XyHV3qCFtD8O8JP2-GQ0lHLDw

I find the information about the HUD of particular interest. It really looks like a cross-over from early generation HUDs to something that incorporates elements that we still see in modern HUD systems today.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1893 on: October 16, 2020, 03:05:06 PM »
Nice module indeed!

Iíve also been playing around with the HMCS in the Hawg 2; a little buggy still, but once this works flawlessly the Hog drivers will be the masters of SA on the DCS battlefield! Very cool piece of kit.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1894 on: October 16, 2020, 03:27:12 PM »
Nice module indeed!

Iíve also been playing around with the HMCS in the Hawg 2; a little buggy still, but once this works flawlessly the Hog drivers will be the masters of SA on the DCS battlefield! Very cool piece of kit.

I really want to learn the Hog, but the SOI stuff holds me back. It just seems so complicated.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1895 on: October 16, 2020, 06:48:08 PM »
Ugh...I scarfed down dinner and then went on a ground pounding mission against a crapload of AAA. I was jinking like a bat out of hell and now I really feel air sick.... :buck2:

But God damn if VR isnít the most amazing invention since the light bulb.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1896 on: October 22, 2020, 06:41:50 PM »
New Sim pit under construction!

1. Tekcreations F/A-18C Up Front Controller
2. Thrustmaster Cougar Multi-Function Displays
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4. Buddy Fox Sims A-10C II Up Front Controller

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1897 on: October 22, 2020, 06:44:07 PM »
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1898 on: October 22, 2020, 09:43:25 PM »
And notice, the setup is actually a little wider than the photo!

Does the stick holder swing over into position? I only ask because the bracing thing doesn't look quite like it does, so I'm curious.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1899 on: October 23, 2020, 12:54:24 AM »
Very nice setup!!

Are you going to replace the CH Pedals? With such a profi simpit you owe it to yourself to get rid of spikey podmeters and get a decent hall sensor, cam driven, set of pedals like the MFG Crosswind. 😊
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1900 on: October 23, 2020, 02:25:58 AM »
Very nice setup!!

Are you going to replace the CH Pedals? With such a profi simpit you owe it to yourself to get rid of spikey podmeters and get a decent hall sensor, cam driven, set of pedals like the MFG Crosswind. 😊

I think about this often, but with flying mostly modern fighters, I hardly use rudder. Pretty much only on the ground for taxiing. Itís really not worth the investment, but as I build the pit, Iím sure it will happen eventually.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1901 on: October 23, 2020, 02:28:18 AM »
And notice, the setup is actually a little wider than the photo!

Does the stick holder swing over into position? I only ask because the bracing thing doesn't look quite like it does, so I'm curious.

Nope. The stick and throttle mounts are fixed in place. I went with an F16 style side stick mounted setup.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1902 on: October 23, 2020, 04:04:55 PM »
JH do all those physical button panels mean you use VR less for simming now?
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1903 on: October 23, 2020, 04:40:35 PM »
JH do all those physical button panels mean you use VR less for simming now?

Nope. I fly almost exclusively in VR. I place textured adhesive beads on some of the buttons so I can feel where they are. Works great.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1904 on: October 23, 2020, 07:35:30 PM »
Itís been a year and a half since I first sat down and attempted to learn a high fidelity DCS model: the harrier.  Since then, I have played almost 1400 hours of it and Iíve not played any other game for a second. Having even booted anything else up. I could never get into any flight simulators for more than a day or two. I just ďknewĒ it wasnít real...I was never immersed. It was quite an epiphany when I discovered that the problem was lack of realism and complexity. Feeling like Iím doing what a pilot would have to do in real life to make things work completely immersed me.

At first it was the modern fighters: f-18, then F-16 and then the F-14. I found out though that I really enjoyed the 2nd gen aircraft even more: mig 21 and mig 19. The more archaic switches, buttons and dials there are, the better. Hell, I even enjoy the Mig 15 and P-47!

I find myself REALLY looking forward to the A-7 and praying at night for the F-4 Phantom. These modules for DCS are all fantastic. If you are kind of ďon the fenceĒ about trying DCS, Iíd recommend setting aside 2 hours, sitting down With a YouTube tutorial and learn to cold start and fly a plane. If youíve tried and it ainít your thing....try an older plane: like the Mig 21 or mig 15. For me, those planes are so different from anything else; they fascinate me.

Just hoping there are a few more of you guys out there who read this thread, toss around the idea of learning it but decide not to. Give it a shot. I went from hating flight sims to not touching anything else but DCS, listening to fighter pilot podcasts and reading everything I can on it. Just sit down, and give it a few hours
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