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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1905 on: October 23, 2020, 11:36:42 PM »
Great story !  :notworthy:
There is a lot of ‘fiddling’ required when starting out with (combat) flightsims and most will also want a decent joystick, which raises the cost of entry.
Perhaps its self-defense for some, to not get involved, because you can quickly fall through the rabbit’s hole when you do start.
But you’re right; it needs a few hours of one’s time with every new aircraft you want to learn. No instant gratification .
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1906 on: October 29, 2020, 01:05:47 PM »
Steam sale is on, lots of aircraft are 50% or 33% off.

I got the new P-47 and finally the MiG-21.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1907 on: October 29, 2020, 01:33:22 PM »
Steam sale is on, lots of aircraft are 50% or 33% off.

I got the new P-47 and finally the MiG-21.

I'm considering the Jug, but I just never fly WWII in DCS.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1908 on: October 29, 2020, 04:04:28 PM »
Steam sale is on, lots of aircraft are 50% or 33% off.

I got the new P-47 and finally the MiG-21.

I'm considering the Jug, but I just never fly WWII in DCS.

I spent some time with the two, and the MiG is a blast, way more fun than the P-47.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1909 on: October 29, 2020, 09:24:39 PM »
P-47 is great if WW2 is your thing. Something about the smoke trails from 8 .50s that makes me want to spend 30 minutes flying it to get there.
Same with the F-86

But yeah, the mig-21 is a blast; especially if you like flipping  metal switches And looking at old-Timey displays. I love that old-ass Cold War cockpit and you have to fly it: no fly by wire. The mig 21, mig 19 and F-14 are my favorites to fly. Although I love the F-18 and F-16 for serious missions....I’m kinda getting a crush on the mirage: just so f’ing sexy.

But if you want to try something different for a change, invest the $ and a few hours into flying the Mig 21. I mean, picture the red glowing cockpit displays on a dark January night in a swirling snowstorm as you take off to intercept the imperialist B-52s. Yum

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5abnwsJtnww
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1910 on: October 30, 2020, 05:29:54 AM »
I just broke down and ordered the new flight panels from winwing for combat ready and take off...ugh.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1911 on: October 30, 2020, 06:27:36 AM »
Damn nice!  :smitten:
Let us know how it performs!
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1912 on: October 30, 2020, 06:48:03 AM »
Sexy!

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1913 on: October 30, 2020, 10:17:10 AM »
But yeah, the mig-21 is a blast; especially if you like flipping  metal switches And looking at old-Timey displays. I love that old-ass Cold War cockpit and you have to fly it: no fly by wire. The mig 21, mig 19 and F-14 are my favorites to fly. Although I love the F-18 and F-16 for serious missions....I’m kinda getting a crush on the mirage: just so f’ing sexy.

But if you want to try something different for a change, invest the $ and a few hours into flying the Mig 21. I mean, picture the red glowing cockpit displays on a dark January night in a swirling snowstorm as you take off to intercept the imperialist B-52s. Yum

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5abnwsJtnww

The most important feature so far is the ejection seat. Those stubby delta wings get me into trouble easily.

The inverted Soviet-style artificial horizon doesn't help either.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1914 on: October 30, 2020, 12:15:35 PM »
Guam is looking pretty enough to bomb.











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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1915 on: October 30, 2020, 09:39:01 PM »
Ugh....my computer is chugging just thinking about me flying over that map
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1916 on: October 31, 2020, 12:56:45 PM »
Progress of the sim pit. Hopefully, winwing panels will arrive next week.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1917 on: October 31, 2020, 01:17:07 PM »
DAYUM
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1918 on: October 31, 2020, 03:06:29 PM »
If I post my ‘pit’ you’ll laugh!  :notworthy:
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1919 on: October 31, 2020, 03:11:02 PM »
'I don't even have a pit, I have to admire yours.'  :-[
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