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Hehe... Cheers ;) Still waiting for my sheep evil.gif

I'm not so sure the official DD welcome has been given. Hopefully I'm not stepping on any toes, but in any case:

Have a beer :have_a_beer: and a sheep :sheep1: (rumor has it you get your very own!), and welcome aboard!

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Well you can't have one of Mine! The weekend is coming up and I only have three left!

Ha! You better check again. :laughing7:

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I went to Minneapolis on business this week and was fortunate enough to be able to meet with Gustang while I was there. We went to the Mall of the Americas (right across the street from my hotel) one night and had a nice dinner, talked gaming ... complained about PropNut ... the usual.

Then we wandered over to a shop I'd seen the night before, A.C.E.S. - Flight Simulation. http://www.flyaces.com/index.html

Of course Gustang and I have played IL-2 and ROF for some time now and while I didn't expect this to be up to military standards I thought it might be fun to give it a whirl as long as we were there. We paid the fees and they sent us to the back to the "Briefing Room" where we were treated to such enlightening gems as "90% of the flight control is with the Flight Stick, or stick for short. Grasp the stick with your right hand."

Having absorbed that bit of wisdom it went on to discuss the use of rudders to control something called "yaw" and "coordinated turns" ... I began to get a bit worried at that point.

Nonetheless we were ushered to the cockpits ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/40394335@N08/6244789868/

Climbed in and put on the headsets ... yes, they had comms too.

They fired it up and it was not, let me make this clear, like IL2 ... It WAS IL2 ... exactly IL2 with ID tags and everything. Well not quite everything, there was no Track IR so we both had to relearn old habits and use the hat switch.

But hey, it was fun anyway and while I'm on the road on business I don't get a chance to fly sims very often ... like at all ... so it was all good.

And I got to meet Tim (Gustang) in real life and that's always nice ... as was Tim, a great guy.

JoeBob

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Cool...

Did you shoot down any AI or blow stuff up??

We did a co-op against the AI ... they had a "projection" display on a curved screen in front of you. We flew P51Ds against 109Gs and several different bomber types.

JoeBob

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Bah, I thought my eyes were half-closed when the flash went off! Oh well... Anyway, many thanks again, Joe (and WF), for the evening and for footing the (entire) bill! It was a good time and I'm glad we got a chance to sit for a while.

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See? There you can say that you cannot judge a book by it's cover. Joebob in real life looks much smarter than he actually is!

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