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Offline Cougar_DK

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1845 on: July 14, 2020, 10:37:11 AM »
I had a dream, a dream of Virpil joysticks for years. Pretty expensive and with no way of trying them out before buying. But this March I took the plundge and bought into their range of sticks:


Mounted the look like this:


And June I bought an extra base and stick for the long desk mount/extension for Heli flying:



Now I want to replace my old CH Pro Pedals ;)
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1846 on: July 14, 2020, 10:39:20 AM »
My monitors are now mounted on gas-operated arms, so I can move them closer when flying since the mounts push me a good distance away from the table.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1847 on: July 14, 2020, 11:01:39 AM »
^ That is all really awesome! Congrats on the new set up. I hear universally fantastic things about that hardware.  :clap:

What were you using before?
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« Reply #1848 on: July 14, 2020, 01:05:34 PM »
Thanks Jarhead, its really fantastic. I had full CH gear (from 2005), i.e. Fighter Stick, Pro Throttle, Pro Pedals and Throttle Quadrant. I'm (still) very impressed of the gear, its 15 years old and still working, even though the "pots" are a little worn and spikes sometimes. But they have done well and is in a box in the basement ;)
They Virpil gear is next level though, the smoothness and precision of the axis's is really good. And the number of buttons on the throttle is mind blowing (its possible to use all 128 buttons which is max in Windows). Not every game can use that though, Elite D I'm looking at you  :(
But DCS and IL-2 have no problems ;)
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1849 on: July 14, 2020, 01:09:01 PM »
How long did it take from order to delivery?
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1850 on: July 14, 2020, 02:48:22 PM »
Wow, that's pretty amazing.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1851 on: July 14, 2020, 07:11:42 PM »
Nice gear! Enjoy man!
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1852 on: July 14, 2020, 11:44:44 PM »
How long did it take from order to delivery?

All of my gear are from the "old" times, i.e. you had to be lucky to get to checkout with items in your basket so I can't really talk about the new way with option of preordering.

My first batch was ordered 9. March, Shipped the 17. March and arrived 23. March
The second was ordered 31. March, Shipped the 9. April and arrived 15. April
The third was ordered 6. June, Shipped 12. June and arrived 16. June.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1853 on: July 14, 2020, 11:45:20 PM »
Wow, that's pretty amazing.

Thanks  :)
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1854 on: July 14, 2020, 11:45:55 PM »
Nice gear! Enjoy man!

It sure is and a dream to fly with  ;)
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1855 on: July 15, 2020, 12:18:49 AM »
Nice gear! Enjoy man!

It sure is and a dream to fly with  ;)

Did you need to mod the springs on the WarBRD to accomodate the extended stick and keep it from wobbling?
I dont have an extension and find it a tad wobbly already.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1856 on: July 15, 2020, 12:22:44 PM »
Nice gear! Enjoy man!

It sure is and a dream to fly with  ;)

Did you need to mod the springs on the WarBRD to accomodate the extended stick and keep it from wobbling?
I dont have an extension and find it a tad wobbly already.

Its not and WarBRD, its a VPC MongoosT-50CM2 Base. It has three different springs and you can make them as loose or tight as you want. See this video:


And no, I have found a good setting for me for both bases. Both of them have the light springs and about 12 rotations from fully in. That gives at very easy to move stick with the extension (great for heli) and the other a little more force is needed to move it.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1857 on: July 15, 2020, 11:18:01 PM »
DCS is still a hollow sim for me, but this Syria map looks amazing. If only they'd do something like dynamic tasking for helicopters - providing randomized purpose to your flying, like CAS or CASEVAC or lift or CSAR or assault - I'd fall in love in a heartbeat. As it is now, I know I'll buy this, fly it for maybe an hour with my Mi-8, wish there was some substance to it and uninstall until the Hind comes out. And repeat.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgNdeeu8ApA

Everything you just described is available in dcs through scripting in the editor.  You don't even need to bother with it because cleaver computer savy people have already made complex dynamic missions in dcs.  You just have to be willing to fly in MP.  Some great servers running PVE only missions with all kinds of dynamic missions for every aircraft in the game.  The Fraternity server is the best one I've seen, the hoggit ones are good as well.  The mission on there Fraternity server requires the fixed wing pilots to take out the red aircraft and provide cas and sead.  Missions for Mi8s are for cas and landing ground troops to capture airfields to become forward bases.  Mission runs for 12 hours and either resets or blue force wins and it resets.   

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1858 on: July 16, 2020, 12:34:57 AM »
DCS is still a hollow sim for me, but this Syria map looks amazing. If only they'd do something like dynamic tasking for helicopters - providing randomized purpose to your flying, like CAS or CASEVAC or lift or CSAR or assault - I'd fall in love in a heartbeat. As it is now, I know I'll buy this, fly it for maybe an hour with my Mi-8, wish there was some substance to it and uninstall until the Hind comes out. And repeat.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgNdeeu8ApA

Everything you just described is available in dcs through scripting in the editor.  You don't even need to bother with it because cleaver computer savy people have already made complex dynamic missions in dcs.  You just have to be willing to fly in MP.  Some great servers running PVE only missions with all kinds of dynamic missions for every aircraft in the game.  The Fraternity server is the best one I've seen, the hoggit ones are good as well.  The mission on there Fraternity server requires the fixed wing pilots to take out the red aircraft and provide cas and sead.  Missions for Mi8s are for cas and landing ground troops to capture airfields to become forward bases.  Mission runs for 12 hours and either resets or blue force wins and it resets.

Or you could try "Liberation Dynamic Campaign" out: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=214834
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #1859 on: July 16, 2020, 04:13:02 AM »
You just have to be willing to fly in MP.

I'm not.