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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2160 on: June 16, 2021, 02:51:57 PM »
The hind is not that complex, a basic hotas like the t1600 would work or the saitek one.  I always recommend pedals for a helo, but start with a basic hotas first to see if you like it.  Even an xbox controller could work if you just want to test things out before committing money.

Relative to what? It looks extremely complex to me and from the videos put out by Wags, very difficult to fly.

No way I would recommend using a gamepad type controller for DCS. I mean, technically mouse and keyboard works too...but I wouldn't recommend it to someone who wants to dip their feet in because I don't think it will really give an accurate representation of flight in this sim and could cause some unnecessary frustration. I'm all for saving money though, so try DCS World 2.7 for free or jump into the amazing free fly event they have running now!
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2161 on: June 16, 2021, 03:25:16 PM »
Didn't know about DCS World 2.7...link is here for anyone else interested:

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/downloads/world/beta/
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2162 on: June 16, 2021, 07:42:01 PM »
Gus, you have never struck me as DCS material.  Aren't you the guy that had trouble flying a biplane in Rise of Flight?   :-"
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2163 on: June 16, 2021, 09:03:43 PM »
Gus, you have never struck me as DCS material.  Aren't you the guy that had trouble flying a biplane in Rise of Flight?   :-"

Flying an older warbird from the first two world wars is harder than flying a, lets say, DCS F/A 18. 

I could land an F/A 18 on a ground strip first try.  Forgiving aircraft. 

What's hard is learning all the avionics and interface.  Flying is easy.  I imagine Gus could do great in an F86.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2164 on: June 17, 2021, 05:18:17 PM »
This is all true. When I was in my teens and 20s, I was able to play any sim. But the last 10-15 years it has been very difficult for me to learn any kind of sim. I am interested in DCS and have been for a long time, and with the Hind my interest has been piqued.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2165 on: June 17, 2021, 07:43:10 PM »
Just as I suspected...

Still totally suck at flying helicopters. I do not know how people control these things like pros.  Colliding with the ground aside, what a cockpit the Hind has. It's extremely roomy. I feel like I would actually fit into it well. Such a mean and capable looking aircraft.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2166 on: June 18, 2021, 09:22:51 AM »
Did you kill anything with it yet?
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2167 on: June 18, 2021, 09:24:43 AM »
Did you kill anything with it yet?

Myself and my gunner, Petrovich.
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2168 on: June 18, 2021, 03:50:54 PM »
I recommend doing rolling takeoffs like a stol fixed wing with a fully loaded hind.  Same with landing if your fully loaded.

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« Reply #2169 on: June 18, 2021, 04:10:54 PM »
More like tumbling takeoffs...

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2170 on: June 19, 2021, 06:02:13 AM »
I had a relatively nice controlled flight yesterday in the Hind. I might be getting the hang of it. Who would have thought?
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2171 on: June 19, 2021, 06:35:58 AM »
Too late for Petrovich…
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2172 on: June 19, 2021, 08:30:45 AM »
Too late for Petrovich…

Should have scored higher on whatever Soviet equivalent of the ASVAB there was.

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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2173 on: June 20, 2021, 11:01:37 AM »
^HA!
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Re: DCS Discussion
« Reply #2174 on: June 29, 2021, 03:14:07 PM »
Grim Reaper, a big YTuber for DCS demonstrations, has been messing with DCS world recently, pitting the Supercarrier group against various threats (mostly but not entirely AI driven).



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