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  1. DD_Arthur

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    Whats this Artie? Have you taken to shooting skeet with MG42's? Are these MG42's? After the war everyman and his dog knocked out their own versions of this thing. I think the Bundeswehr still use 'em. The bonkers rate of fire - with a full size round - is irresistible. When I was a very young marine we were taught the way to deal with 'em - if you couldn't use a mortar - was to get in as close as possible, hope the guy with the MG would loose his head and squeeze off a long burst too many and then rush them while they were doing a barrel change. We were told we had a seven second window. Many years later I read somewhere that the bloody Waffen SS could in fact do it in four seconds!!!
  2. Check this out; https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/56874-coupe-de-la-rose-p-38-air-race/ OK, it's on a Tuesday night but it seems to start at 1900 gmt so might be good for a warm up before our session starts or even startle the French hosts by turning up mob-handed during the evening Hmmm.....so if I join this for a race I'll have their map in my multiplayer cache....hmmm....
  3. DD_Arthur

    Jas 39 flyby

    Come and join us for some formation flying in BoX Sweper
  4. Very nice takeoff Haven't flown it for a while....but landing the Spit is just the same for me as in BoS; at 1500' and 200mph the runway threshold appears under the trailing edge of the left wing. Close the throttle and start turn onto finals in a curved descent. At 160 put gear down and push prop lever fully forward. Drop flaps at 140 and then concentrate on rate of descent and throttle. Aiming for 90mph and 10' over the threshold and then chop throttle and gentle back pressure on stick. At this point in BoS I can actually let go of the stick and it will land. If all goes well you should get one - Spitfire - bounce and you're then on the roll out. What I really, really like about the DCS Spitty - and the 'Stang too - is the immediate throttle response. This is in marked contrast to BoS. A successful BoS landing is much more of a controlled glide to touch down whereas DCS aircraft can be 'driven' onto the ground on the throttle - much better! Takeoffs? Since I'm still not sure how to trim for takeoff or what throttle settings to use, takeoff in the Spit requires the full width of the runway and any handy, adjacent open ground as I veer to the left and porpoise into the air. There then follows a brief period of fighting with the controls to get the nose down whilst retracting the gear and trying to get the engine under control. I then need around twenty miles of clear air to get the bloody thing trimmed to fly in something approaching a straight line in level flight. After that I can then fly formation - great throttle response makes that bit easier too Takeoff in the Spit? Tis' a mystery to me
  5. DD_Arthur

    Gypsy

    Lol. How many other Dutchmen are there that have the cultural references to call someone 'darling' and a git in the same sentence?
  6. DD_Arthur

    Gypsy

    Flypast for Gypsy #1
  7. I've been looking on evilbay too and I'm increasingly coming round to getting a Rift S over a Reverb. The large price difference does matter and I really like the no fuss simplicity of the Occulus set up and being able to run it with Open Composite against the Reverb which would mean running both Steam VR and Windows Mixed Reality
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