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  1. The 38 DC-3s and C-47s taking part will be assembling on the turf at Duxford on the 4th & 5th June (Tuesday and Wednesday) with practice jumps and other flying on both days with the Daks setting out for Normandy around midday on the 5th along with escorting Spits and Mustangs. The paras are due to jump over the beachhead between 4 & 5pm. Anyone fancy going along to Duxford to watch the action? tickets (for either day) are £25 (including museum entry) and I'm planning to go on the Wednesday.
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    Daks Over Duxford

    Phew, saw a post on FB that tickets for this had sold out at DX - a slightly panicked visit to the website and it turns out not to be the case. I’ve bought my tickets now just to be on the safe side.
  3. JP would have had a seizure
  4. Thought it might be useful if we pinned a post with useful links and things at the top here. IL-2 Mission Planner http://il2missionplanner.com/ (Thanks to Thrudd)
  5. Is this what we 'tried' last night?
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    Flying Legends tickets are now available here.
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    So although next Summer seems a long way off for those in the Northern hemisphere, it's always cheering to get the dates for the coming year's Flying Legends - So 13th and 14th July 2019 - Who's up for this? 1. Jabo (Hotel booked Friday - Sunday) - my 20th consecutive Leg ends! 2. Crash (Hotel booked Friday - Sunday) 3. Painless 4. Delta 5. BluBear 6. Sweper 7. VARP Thor 8. VARP Hunter
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    Daks Over Duxford

    I wonder if Mme Gondree is still around...Incredible that the Dogz met someone who had lived through the occupation and liberation of Caen 75 years ago.
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    Daks Over Duxford

    Certainly you're not likely to see so many Daks in one place again. I've been looking for rooms near Caen too - not many left and VERY expensive.
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    Off field landings

    So the moral is 'use a parachute'? lol
  11. I was talking to one of the TF devs the other day, and he was saying that this server is a HUGE asset to the community - well done FT
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    Books for sale

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    Chris (Blubear) and I are probably the two most frequent airshow-goers from the UK dogz, usually doing some (or all) of the Duxford shows and some of the shows at Old Warden as well (the Shuttleworth Collection is based there) and there's often visiting warbirds from around the country too. If the weather's good Shuttleworth is a great venue as the curved display line means the aircraft can get in closer to the crowd and because the sun is behind you in the afternoon, the light is superb for photos! I'll put a list together for you. It'll be great to see you if you can make it over here!
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    Books for sale

    For some reason you have PMs disabled Delta, but these I'd be interested in. How much are we talking about? Shaw - Fighter Combat Johnston - Thunderbolt Knoke - I Flew For the Fuhrer Cheers Jabo
  15. Windows 10 likes an empty drive to install on to - no partitions or anything. From a purely personal point of view, If I'm installing Windows I use the setup program to delete everything on the SSD and start from scratch (bear in mind though that my Users folder and one or two other things reside on a physically separate device so I don't have to account for them in the initial setup). And there's significant anecdotal evidence that having an SSD at over 50% capacity has a very detrimental effect on the speed of the device. Oh, FWIW, my SSD is a SanDisk 240GB - It's not missed a beat.
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    They're not out yet mate
  17. Having taken off most of the gunk with a paper towel, I then use an alcohol based TIM cleaner (but straight alcohol is fine) applied via a clean paper towel to complete the clean-up. Then a small blob of new gunk - about the size of a cooked grain of rice is enough - which (and this is optional) I then carefully spread out over the chip surface before plonking the water block back on and screwing if down (finger tight only!). I've never had to remount a cooler due to over temps using this method.
  18. 650W should be enough Arthur - your maximum power requirement should be somewhere in the 550W mark so you've got some overhead. Looks good though mate, I'll post some pics of my new build soon - it's not quite finished yet though - still tweaking.
  19. No need - there's always 'refly'
  20. Really entertaining to see playback of some of the evening's events. Thank you Arthur - Although internet problems prevented me from staying on longer last night, it's really good to see GBS getting some good numbers online.
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    Wingtip Vortices Turbulence

    just what's required...make refuelling more 'challenging'.
  22. Thanks Sid, that'll be very helpful - I'll have a stab at setting this up on my own and get in touch if (when) I get stuck. I'll post my setup when I have things settled.