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    Winging Redtail on the homebound flight
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    From the album: DCS Delectations

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    Papabear's Pony
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    Outbound to blow s*** up with Papabear rockin' a Slybird scheme on his Pony
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    We need to talk...

    ... about the future. The future of flight simming in general and the Dogz place within the idiom and the community. Now let's be clear, I have not started this discussion with the aim of having reached some definitive agenda or decree about how the Dogz will move forward from hereon in. Think of this as a brainstorming effort. I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts, conjectures, opinions and even crystal ball consultations on the genre flight sim and what we think the Dogz will look like in the future. The first point of discussion will be the state of the sims we currently fly (if I miss any candidates please let me know). So in that vein let's look at our primary - Il-2 1946: Il-2 is a grand old lady, with a breadth of content unrivalled by any subsequent simulator offering. And it does not skimp on depth - it strikes a fantastic balance between simming enough realism to be satisfying without becoming inaccessible or tedious. In short, it's fun. With mod support we have unparalleled access to theatres and even eras. However there are issues technically and community wise that I suspect will come to make 1946 less and less viable as our primary sim in the future. It could be argued that perhaps some of these issues already are snapping at our collective heels. 1) 32-bit Program Support - we have to acknowledge the possibility that at some point in the future, windows support for 32-bit programs will disappear - this means no more Il-2:1946! There are of course ways around these things but this is an important aspect that must be recognised. 2) Player Base - the Il-2 community is dwindling. As people dedicate more time to more modern offerings or move squads wholesale to the next big thing the community around Il-2 contracts. Those still persevering end up in ever smaller and less relevant squads or go offline only. Newer entrants to the genre will generally want the newest, best looking and higher fidelity sims, and whilst some could be brought round to the delights of 1946, they will be a minority. We could perhaps pick up some these and also target the veteran disaffected types whose squads moved on to newer things against their opinion, both of which could boost our attendance in the near term but these cannot but delay the inevitable - that being that Il-2:1946 will eventually become a anachronism of the flight sim genre. If the Dogz stay with it then it is likely our fate will be similar. Pause cos babies making noise. To be continued...
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    Daks Over Duxford

    Booked! Father and father-in-law also in attendance.
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    Daks Over Duxford

    Wednesday only for me. Will book tonight.
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    Daks Over Duxford

    Which day you going chaps?
  9. More fixes have landed in the Stable release chaps. Of note - Spitfire canopy finally fixed! Yay! Also bomb fuzing anomalies for the F/A-18 got some love also, particularly regards Snakeyes; low fast retarded drops are back on! F-15C Aggressors BFM Campaign by Mapple Flag. Some minor briefing text updates and unit repositioning.
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    FT! In a jet!!!!!!
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    From the album: DCS Delectations

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    From the album: DCS Delectations

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    From the album: DCS Delectations

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    DCS F-14A/B Pre-order Now Available at Heatblur

    Victory205 over at ED forums claims to be a real ex-Tomcat driver. Given his post history, I believe it! He's posted some of his own hints and tips on Tomcat handling. https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=232264 https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=232275
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    Hey Propnut, might be a bit of an ask to get Nick Grey to move the date of Legends, but if you did want to catch an Airshow at Duxford.... https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/duxford-air-festival-2019 And if there's something flying at Duxford there's usually a DangerDog in the vicinity!
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    DCS F-14A/B Pre-order Now Available at Heatblur

    The manual is released! http://www.heatblur.se/F-14Manual/index.html They must be getting close. I'm getting a hard-on....
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    DCS F-14A/B Pre-order Now Available at Heatblur

    RIO pit has landed folks (that's the backseat to those who need to brush up on their USN vernacular 😉 )! https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=232033 The circuit breakers! Christ on a bike!
  18. Howdy peeps. Another update to the Stable version landed yesterday with a selection of fixes:
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    DCS Stable Release Version Update 06-02-19

    Amen to that bro.
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    For the noobs aiming to fly Navy:

    So you current Hornet noobs and future Tomcatters will find some useful terminology here. I recommend getting familiar with the nicknames for the deck areas; suddenly a lot of you tube vids start to make a bit more sense! https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/17-wacky-naval-aviation-terms-you-never-knew-you-wanted-1707214888
  21. Worry not. You're in good company.
  22. Big update has just landed amigos! Most noticeable for you chaps will be the updated WW2 bird cockpits, the P-51, 109 and 190 in particular. Also the additional new P-51D-25. For the most part it's identical to the -30 we had already just cosmetically adjusted to look more like an ETO based Pony. For the Hornet drivers, you now have access to HARM missiles (Yay! Revenge on those pesky SAM sites!) and Laser Guided Bombs - mmmmm…. precise..... Harrier jockeys will appreciate actually being able to launch a Sidearm and not firing the gun instead! Lots of other odds and ends, all in all, pretty comprehensive. No Tomcat yet tho…..🙁 L-39 Kursant campaign. Corrected missions of stage 6. P-51D The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney. Removed the "player alive" success condition. Updated some docs. Mi-8MTV2 The Border Campaign. Corrected mission 8 (Radio Hunt) where group of Mi-24 can not landing. M-2000C Red Flag Campaign. Mission 03: removed static F-15 blocking taxi route for Monster (UK Tornado). Mission 10: fixed behaviour of AI F-5 and M-2000 so that they engage instead of landing. A-10C Stone Shield. Adapting mission files under DCS 2.5. Museum Relic Campaign. Numerous performance changes made to both campaigns.