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  1. They need to do the best with the information they can get. NOT set a bar then just decide they can't do it if they can't reach it. Have you ever flown a D3A Val? No? Then guess what, your NEVER going to know that the D3A in Il2 goes maybe 10kph faster then it should at 10000 meters or rolls a couple degrees per second too slow. And sensible people wouldn't care, beacuse at the end of the day, all sims are for pretend pilots to play with pretend airplanes on thier butts in thier basements and attics. Its funny, even the DCS community seems to be better at grasping this concept, especially since a lot of its planes have data that is still classified anyway. People put thier own minds into prisons. Until they decide to let themselves out, I suspect the PTO for Il2 will never happen. It looks like DCS might get a Zero in the future at some point so... thats where my intrest and money is going to go.
  2. Went ahead and grabbed the last two planes I didn't own for Rise of Flight plus some of their modifications. πŸ˜‰
  3. The Po2 and Ju53 are great. P38 is great. MC202 is great. I'd really only recommend the P40 unless you really like the Hawk family of planes. Spitfire 5 is a must. Really the only planes I'd not recommend are the Yaks, La5s and Bf109s since... the differences between them are so minor IMO. A bigger gun here, a different canopy there. But the Ju53 and Po2 are good perchases. Easily worth it.
  4. I don't currently. I haven't been playing Il-2 as of late. But at some point I'll be happy to create my own thread for my Il-2 Skins.
  5. My first flight sim ever was Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002. And I remember to this day, the first plane I picked was the Beechcraft Baron 58 from the default Meigs airport, and I thought the artificial horizon was some sort of altitude indicator, so I pulled up and up and crashed. πŸ˜„ I've played sims since I was 5 pretty much.
  6. I picked the "make new planes" option personally. But in reality the real priority is probably working on developing the new expansion and getting the new collector planes ready for release. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜„
  7. I enjoy flying the Ju-52 from airfield to airfield, or even just doing patterns and touch-and-go's. I made some short missions with it just doing some cargo and staff relocation flights. Its nice just flying from time to time.
  8. Since anything based in the PTO in Il-2GB is at best probably years away and at worst not possible, I wanted to know what people thought of my little idea. It would be a very small and very simple PTO expansion. It would only have two flyable planes. The F4F Wildcat and the A6M Zero (depicting early war versions). The included Pacific map would be very small. About the size of the Lapino map we currently have. It could depict either fictitious Pacific islands with convenient airfields on either end. Or it could maybe depict a small sliver of a real island, simply making sure an airfield for each side would be on each side of the map for missions and multiplayer. This would allow for a Pacific map without needing aircraft carriers. As for land or sea vehicles it could perhaps only be a set of one or two vehicles and/or ships for each side. Just to have something to shoot at us from the ground and to shoot at. This could be something simple to develop along side a full module in development like Flying Circus was. And my thinking is it would be better then nothing. And if there ever was a full PTO module, it could use different versions of the Wildcat and Zero and sell them separately (think Bf109G-6 and Bf-109G-6 (Late)). Would you like something like this since something is better then nothing, or are you not this desperate yet and want it done properly?
  9. Thanks, fixed. When I get in front of a computer again I'll update it.
  10. I've noticed I know almost nothing about Russian aviation history. Including the aviation engines used in Russian planes. I know a little about the Merlin's and BMWs and what planes they were in. But I basically know nothing about Russian aero engines. So this is as much for my own study and enjoyment as it is yours. I've decided to simply look up what the engines are for the current Russian planes that are in Il-2 Great Battles. = = = Klimov M-105 = = = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klimov_M-105 Notes: - Liquid cooled, 12 cylinders, 60 degree V configuration, internal combustion. - Based on Hispano-Suiza (Spanish) engines. - Around 1100hp depending on versions. - Multiple versions of Klimov VK series engines, VK-100/107. Major Applications - LaGG-3 - Pe-2 - Yak-1 - Yak-7 - Yak-9 = = = Mikulin AM-38 = = = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikulin_AM-38 Notes: - Liquid cooled, 12 cylinder, V configuration, internal combustion. - 1700hp depending on version. Major Applications - Ilyushin Il-2 = = = Shvetsov ASh-62 = = = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shvetsov_ASh-62 Notes: - Nine cylinder, radial configuration, air cooled, internal combustion. - Developed from the American Wright R-1820 Cyclone. - Licence made in Poland and China. - 40,361 were produced. - 1100hp Major Applications - Polikarpov I-16 = = = Mikulin AM-35 = = = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikulin_AM-35 Notes: - 12 cylinder, V configuration, liquid cooled, internal combustion. - Gave a high altitude advantage in a theater where most combat was at low altitude. - 1,350 hp Major Applications - Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 = = = Shvetsov ASh-82 = = = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shvetsov_ASh-82 Notes: - 14 cylinder, two row, radial configuration, air cooled, internal combustion. - A development of the M-25, which was a licensed version of the American Wright R-1820 Cyclone. - Lighter and more compact then the cyclone. Converted to metric dimensions and fasteners. - Installed on a LaGG-3 airframe to effectively create the La-5. - Over 70,000 ASh-82s were built. - Has between 1570hp to 1900hp depending on version. Major Applications - Lavochkin La-5 = = = Shvetsov M-11 = = = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shvetsov_M-11 Notes: - Five cylinder, radial configuration, air cooled, internal combustion. - Produced in the Soviet Union between 1923 and 1952. - individual camshafts for each cylinder. - Early versions suffered from a short service life of only 50 hours. - Different versions possessed between 100hp to 140hp. - 100,000+ built. Major Applications - Polikarpov Po-2 (U-2)
  11. They are eager and rabidly consume every rumor because they are passionate and they are squandering that. These sims have such nasty, hostile, gatekeeper communities and so little go get hyped about it's no wonder flight sims are a niche thing.
  12. The dev's need to communicate better. You ask questions and the only real response you get are gate keepers ripping into you for having the audacity for not knowing what is going on and for daring to ask what is going on. You have to dig just to find laughable tidbits of information, only to find out even those were made up by people that have about as good idea as you do about what is going on. Mum dev's and gatekeepers that RIP into people asking questions. It amazes me this game has so many passionate people chomping at the bit to know more about it but they don't do anything about it. Or they even don't think we should.
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