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  1. My rather amateur attempt at "You-Tubing" and video editing. Please feel free to rip it apart. Kind Regards, MDS1
  2. Hi Guys, here's an un-edited video captured with Nvidia Shadowplay and uploaded raw. I'm hoping it's a lot sharper visually than my previous attempts, but I'm still learning. I did use a couple of in-game Mods for this, namely the no fog mod, the green Moscow map, and flowers. I forgot to press "H" to hide the in-game notifications, so you can see how desperately poor my engine management was on the I-16.Thanks to @Jade_Monkey for his most excellent single player missions, this was taken from his "Surviving the Raid" I-16 offline Mission. I hope you like it, it's far from a masterpiece, (very far) but I'm hoping the visuals are sharp enough. Kind Regards, MDS1
  3. Hi Folks, I currently have a TM Warthog and throttle set, and after about 1200 Hrs usage I have had to replace the internal rubber "O" Rings in the Joystick base unit twice. I fear this fault will just keep recurring, with this particular base unit, ad finitum. So I was considering upgrading to a Virpil joystick base unit, which by all accounts is compatible with the Warthog stick (which incidentally I like very much - it's just the base unit, gimbal and spring setup which is pants) so my questions to anyone who is familiar with Virpil products are: Does anyone here have a TM Warthog controller stick mounted on a Virpil base unit? - and does it work properly? (I don't use TM Target software) Do Virpil actually have any available stock ..... ever? Do I have to pre-order, and part with a substantial lump of cash in advance, to actually get one of these? https://virpil-controls.eu/vpc-mongoost-50cm-base.html Generally, is the Virpil (with desk mounts) worth the investment, and is it as superior as I think it is - to the Warthog. Thanks for reading, and any experience or information you have with regard to purchasing from Virpil, would be gratefully appreciated. Kind Regards, MDS1 P.S. The Warthog throttles are fab. No complaints there
  4. Hi @jaygee485 I had my Thrustmaster Warthog about a year and approximately 1000hrs use before the O ring worked loose. It is probably is still under warranty, but to be honest I couldn't be bothered with all that hassle of getting it sent away for repair, etc. The strange thing is, I have my joystick settings ultra sensitive, with no deadzones - so I rarely, if ever, use the full range of motion on the stick. Very small inputs to the stick is my preferred mode of flying. The O ring worked loose though, apparently due to the adhesive used in manufacture not being up to the job. I gather, that like the common "Stiction" problem, it is very random, and some Warthogs have it, others don't. Much the same with the rubber O ring. It is just luck of the draw if your stick's O ring works loose. So far the silicon replacement from Sahaj, is perfect with no problems. I as yet, don't have the dreaded stiction problem either. I hope that helps! Kind Regards, MDS1
  5. @jetblue291 thanks for checking in. We get together when we can, Sunday Flight nights at 18:00 GMT is our main venue, however I try to get an hour or two during the week too. I can usually find a Squadmate on Teamspeak or Facebook, and have a some fun on the Eagle Squadron training server. I'm a newbie, and the Squadron Tea-boy, but I can say - I've really enjoyed being part of the 334th so far. It'll be great to see you in the air when you are able. Kind Regards, MDS1
  6. Nice! I don't have Flying Circus yet, but watching Videos like this......(fumbles around for wallet)
  7. I would like to have a trial with you gentlemen, if I may, ( I say "Trial" as I have about 850 hours of flight time, but probably less than an hour of that has been in Multiplayer.) Online flying would be a very new experience and I might be totally useless. I have Teamspeak, but I am not on Facebook or any other social media. I'll try to catch up with you all on TS. Kind Regards, MDS1
  8. I have a powered USB hub, with 7 USB 3.0 ports. I have my Joystick, Throttle, Rudder pedals,keyboard (and printer) all connected to the hub with no problems at all. I wouldn't try to run that many peripherals on an unpowered USB hub tho' - that would be asking for trouble. Kind regards, MDS1
  9. That makes sense, thank you @Diggun
  10. I had absolutely no idea what this "Wololo" business meant, except to say i found it rather bizzare, and a trifle annoying. So of course I Googled it. Am I right in saying it stems originally from the old Age of Empires strategy game, where the Priests could convert units from your side to theirs. I played that game quite a lot back it the day, and found that it was also a trifle annoying - when you spent ages and ages building an invading force - that an enemy priest would wave a crozier and mitre, chant "wololo" and convert your hard earned elite fighting units against you. I am asking, please enlighten this rather confused Old Guy, what exactly does this have to do with Developer Diaries and updates? Kind Regards, MDS1
  11. Thanks for this Campaign @Jaegermeister I'm only half way through, but loving it so far! I rarely fly the P47, (until now that is ) so it's really fun getting to know what the heavy old girl can do. Kind Regards, MDS1
  12. I am posting this here in case anyone else gets this fault with their Thrustmaster Hotas Warthog Joystick. The rubber 'O ring' worked loose on my Joystick (see picture attached) which I gather is quite a common fault with this stick. I got a replacement silicon 'O' ring from Sahaj - problem solved. I can recommend his services, for my personal experience was this : 12 Euros (approx £10.00) paid for replacement silicon O ring, order acknowledged and dispatched within 24 hours, arrived at my house in the UK, from Poland via Royal Mail within 5 days. The package was also tracked which was a re-assuring touch. I fitted the replacement, and my Joystick is now just like new. I hope this information may be of help to anyone here, should the need ever arise, to make this simple repair to their Warthog. Kind Regards, MDS1
  13. A truly Marvelous piece of film making. Excellent job JM. I really, really enjoyed watching it. The best Great Battles Vid I have seen so far. Thank you for sharing 👍
  14. @DD_Arthur Thank you got it here too, with no issues
  15. Much as I love this game, and appreciate all the hard work that goes into making a WWII Flight Sim as good as this game is..... I too am somewhat surprised at just how bad the American Fighters appear to be. I freely accept that maybe it's my lack of skill for the most part, but they are difficult to handle compared to the Soviet plane set, and so slow - I almost cry. I am really hoping the Mustang is fast, nimble and at least as "flyable" as the Yak's.
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