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ikrananka 11-01-16 03:20 PM

That's a shame, I'm sure they must have some fascinating stories, but I can understand why they may not want to talk about them. Sounds like your father had a hell of a time too.

My father didn't talk much about his experiences, but I believe he was luckier than most in that I don't think he saw any action. He was involved in communication repairs and drove a truck and I believe entered France about 10 days after D-Day. He did get shot once though - but it was friendly fire!!! Someone dropped their rifle and the bullet went up the back of both of my father's legs. The scars were horrendous but he could walk fine so he was lucky. A German soldier was in hospital in the bed next to him and they swapped a few things. One was the eagle and swastika insignia from his uniform which I now have (my father passed away in 1995).

ikrananka 11-06-16 09:32 AM

The fourth video in this series is now live on YouTube. This video focuses on Training Mission #1: Taxi and Takeoff. I give three different examples of how to taxi and takeoff with increasing difficulty.

https://youtu.be/tYLsHVBOVSY

Buddahaid 11-10-16 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ikrananka (Post 2443875)
Did vJoy and Joystick Curves help you with your Sidewinder 2 ?

Not really. I ordered new controls.

ikrananka 11-13-16 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buddahaid (Post 2445817)
Not really. I ordered new controls.

Oh well, that's a shame. Hope the new controls work out for you.

ikrananka 11-14-16 09:57 AM

The fifth video in this series is now live on YouTube. This video focuses on Training Mission #2: Approach and Landing. I give two different examples plus a few funny outtakes.

https://youtu.be/zoSTjSyVG8w

ikrananka 11-19-16 03:54 PM

The sixth video in this series is now live on YouTube. In this video I focus on Training Mission #3: Feathering / Restarting an Engine. I give three different examples of how to shutdown, feather and restart an engine with increasing complexity and difficulty.

https://youtu.be/dDwfVpBjJPc

ikrananka 11-25-16 11:04 AM

The seventh video in this series is now live on YouTube. In this video I focus on Training Mission #4: Bombing (Good Conditions). I give five different examples of bombing, illustrating the effect of the intervalometer setting as well as the salvo switch, with some surprising results!!!

https://youtu.be/DwR5Bg9QrxQ

Buddahaid 11-25-16 08:38 PM

Great videos. Still waiting on the new controls but I wanted to let you know the videos are appreciated.

ikrananka 11-26-16 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buddahaid (Post 2448670)
Great videos. Still waiting on the new controls but I wanted to let you know the videos are appreciated.

Thank You :)

ikrananka 12-08-16 02:35 PM

The eighth video in this series is now live on YouTube. In this video I focus on Training Mission #5: Bombing (Poor Conditions). I focus on the procedure I use for the bombing run, correcting for drift and rate error to achieve synchronisation as early in the bomb run as possible.

https://youtu.be/v1EGZFuhR8I

ikrananka 12-08-16 02:41 PM

The ninth video in this series is now live on YouTube. In this video I focus on Training Mission #6: Gunnery. This is actually a relatively useless training mission. My main recommendation is to instead practice your gunnery by playing Quickstart Missions #2, #3 and/or one of the historical missions in the game.

https://youtu.be/6FxiHe52M-8

ikrananka 12-08-16 02:41 PM

The tenth video in this series is now live on YouTube. In this video I focus on Quickstart Mission #1: Limping Home. This is a challenging mission to land a badly mauled B-17. I introduce the use of trimming the plane which makes the mission so much easier.

https://youtu.be/wlzW_7WBf5Y

Buddahaid 12-09-16 08:54 PM

Very helpful. At the end of the poor conditions bombing tutorial, it seemed to me that the bombing map in the debriefing was oriented with north at the top. The bombing run was to the southwest, and you aimed just off the top of the target making the bombing pattern true to your aim.

Curiously, I remember seeing a four engine start up somewhere but I can't find it now. I'd like to run through the adjusted full start up to take off.

VR B-17
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ArPe3NZ5f1o

VR B-29
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=Qa3Lu8iPfHW

VR Many
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Vis...ockpit360.aspx

Buddahaid 12-10-16 03:25 PM

So I bit and purchased a modern FCS from Saitek, the X-56 Rhino, and it looks like it will work well using the profile software it comes with. In any case, using vJoy stops the Saitek driver from loading again even when vJoy is disabled. vJoy also will not recognize any of the three hat controls.

Buddahaid 12-11-16 08:46 PM

Well I have no idea why, but I'm unable to do the bombing run tutorial due to the aircraft not maintaining altitude. The bomb sight is set for 8000 ft and the bomb sight is flying the plane but I'll be at 4000 ft by the time I'm over target.

Also the drift adjustment will be controllable but the aircraft is no longer heading the autopilot so nothing changes. Very strange.

Well I know what happens now but not why. I loose control of being able to choose manual, or AI control, and it's stuck in a bad AI mode and it happened when I went to manual to adjust the intervalometer.


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