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  1. joystick fooked any suggestions

    Hey Dave, just seen this post. My X52 is a number of years old...don't know how many though. I didn't have any issues with it until last year when the stick part wasn't connecting to the computer. It turned out to be an intermittant connection fault between the stick and the throttle section. I could get it to stay connected sometimes by waggling the connection into the stick but eventually secured it in position by curving the joining cable to give a positive pressure on the stick connection and securing it with tape. My Hotas and two saitek quadrants are all mounted on a board so can't move so no issues since then.
  2. Who has what

    All of it at premium and flying more often
  3. Flying Legends 2018

    That's brilliant Gec, be great to see you all mate!
  4. dash cam

    Cheers Dave. Being a sporty car, does the cam need to be mounted on the windscreen below the rear view mirror or is there enough room to mount it behind? Does it block your forward view much?
  5. Flying Legends 2018

    Me. Fri eve, Sat, home sunday
  6. We need to talk...

    I agree with delta's comments. I also think that there are two aspects that need addressing by the Dogz. What we fly and how we cover the associated costs. This is a topic about what we fly so I won't comment further on website and server costs. What we fly as a group is the most important reason for us being together. As individuals we can fly whatever flight sim we want when we want, sharing these times with others that choose to take part. However as a group that chooses to spend time together at certain times on certain days then we have to fly something at those times that is accessible to all that turn up. By accessible I mean it has to have minimal cost implication, relatively simple to run on pcs and relatively simple to set up and fly. The only sims that I know of that meet these criteria are IL2 1946 and CloD so it is understandable that these are the ones flown officially on particular days at particular times. We are so used to the '46 sim by now and, apart from computer glitches and pilot error, I believe it suits our purpose brilliantly. I would like to see IL2 46 flown by the Dogz until the time comes it naturally falls due to lack of technical or pilot support. CloD just doesn't do it for me because there is no variety. Some Dogz have said that even though it represents the period well it can be repetitive. I will fly IL2 46 for as long as it is physically and technically possible. It is fun, frustrating and I love the banter from the Dogz. I have absolutely no control over the technical support and progression of the game so the length of time it remains workable is guesswork, I am just grateful that it still works after all this time. I would like to believe we have a few years left in the game. We have a huge collection of missions to fly and Dogz are making efforts to improve and provide more content, teamwork and competitiveness in order to keep our pilots and perhaps encourage new members. What would be a shame in my view is IL2 46 dropping out of favour amongst the Dogz because pilots are spending their valuable flying time on other sims during official IL2 46 flying sessions. Their choice but my view. I will be concentrating on setting up and supporting BoS etc. because that is my next step outside of '46. The content and plane set is expanding and it interests me. I understand that doing so isn't supporting the Dogz as much because I have chosen not to fly CloD and I also understand that this path is going to cost me money to get the full sim. Not every Dog would want to pay for content but unless CloD expands to make it more than just a speciality sim I don't see how we can move on from IL2 46 when it eventually expires. So, for me: 1. IL2 46, 2. BoS etc, 3. CloD 4. DCS Cheerzen
  7. Nijmegen - Sunset March

    Like that very much FT
  8. Broadband in the UK

    Same here...took them on six months ago when I moved and I'm getting a boost like you too!!
  9. Flying Legends 2018

    Room booked...6 twin rooms left by the looks of it
  10. A view with a sky

    Classic. Deventer?
  11. More tragedy

    Ok thanks mate. +1 Arthur
  12. Jeez...all that pollution....and shit
  13. Broadband in the UK

    They tried to call you Mr P but your connection was poor and they couldn't get through.... Great that you had a constant good connection last night, it certainly appears that something has moved.
  14. I really enjoy flying Operation Jericho, cheers Tom for putting it together. One of the best parts is the feeling of realism in the mission, it works really well for me. Browsing through the 'net today I found a short Pathe News film about the raid that shows what we are out to achieve and how accurate we are in what we do! Brilliant stuff.
  15. New Toy Mmm

    Great pic Swep!!
  16. New Toy Mmm

    Mate, the piccie with the lighthouse in would be my screen background.. If it wasn't for the fact that there was a VW in front of it....
  17. Wanted GTX970

    Only just seen this post....I have a 970 that I will part with
  18. Being Sid Viscous...

    Pardon my perceived lack of understanding but from the DCS/Eagle Dynamics forums I believe my version of DCS World 1.5.5 will become DCS World 2.5 at some point in the future. I am asking because the Normandy map and assets looks very good and I would like to install them but can't because my version isn't ready for them yet. Is it worth downloading and installing DCS 2 and are all my current aircraft in 1.5.5 compatible? Cheerzen
  19. Being Sid Viscous...

    Cheers Fen. There were loads of posts on forums but your suggestions are where I'd got to. I will probably await 2.5 unless I have loads of time on my hands before or after the house move.
  20. Theresa (my daughter) flew from Eindhoven to Manchester today of all days. Storm Doris made it interesting..... "Take off was bumpy. Above the clouds was pretty. Manchester closed their airport while we were in-flight. Then they opened it for landing. Circled for landing for 20 minutes. Tried to land twice...couldn't. Got diverted to Liverpool. 10 minutes before landing at Liverpool a fight broke out. Three minutes to landing and a very drunk idiot decided to walk up and down the plane....laughing and cheering at himself while 100 people are screaming at him to sit his butt down. 1minute later he does it again and a woman passes out (bear in mind it feels like we're on a rollercoaster). The plane landed sideways.10 people threw up around me and we've been sitting on the plane for 25 minutes while police taserd said idoit. Police escorted the fighters off and the paramedics are here treating the woman who passed out. And due to the shortage of baggage handlers (we're not next to the terminal, out in an open parking spot) we're going to wait a while before we can get our luggage. I need ground beneath my feet...pronto. And someone please give this cabin crew a massive bonus #bumpyflight #groundnowplease#imtoooldforthis " Looking forward to a Dad Hug later when I pick her up from her uncle's in Droitwich, he was good enough to offer to pick her up so had to contend with the diversion.
  21. Unfortunately Painless and Sid aren't staying over, are looking to attend probably on the Sunday though.
  22. takeoff and landing

    Cheers Dave, will have a go aswell
  23. looking very smooth. What's the final scheme going to be?
  24. Sid's planes

    Sid's planes View File In the zip file is a folder called 'Sid's planes v3' that contains some iconic aircraft, a Westland Whirlwind fighter/bomber, an F7F Tigercat fighter/bomber and 3 versions of the Gloster Meteor jet. I have been flying these aircraft around in HSFX for a while now and have had some fun. I think they are types that the Dogz may want to use and also add some fresh aircraft in an easy way because they can be put in as one installation via jsgme, a method we are all familiar with, meaning that they can be installed and taken out very easily. They work absolutely fine on my installation and should work for you too although I cannot guarantee this if you have mods running other than the Dogz ones we use. Installation: Unzip the zip file to the 'jsgmemods' folder in your main HSFX 7 folder. Then go to your jsgme activator and install 'Sid's planes v3' as you would any other mod we use. Start your game and enjoy. All the folders in the 'Sid's planes v3' folder are arranged so that all files go to the correct places so you don't have to do anything else. All credits to the game maker and mod makers for all the bits therein, I have only put them into a folder. Cheerzen Submitter Sid Submitted 01/23/2016 Category HSFX 7 Checksum