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  1. so just came here to say we had a BLAST wednesday night! it had the same feelings than "good old days" when we hosted our monday night missions and it felt pretty damend good the stutters were pretty much absent on my side and I don't recall anyone in our group complaining about it. so that seems to be one problem out of the way. timing wise, it was close to perfect. time between take off and first wave was just enough to let us patrol the sky where need and feel the tension rising as we were waiting for it to come. time in-between the wave was enough for us to land and take off again from Manston. And boy, this second wave! We were kind of suprised to discover 2 groups of bombers without any kind of escort. I don't know if it was the work of our spitfires our just the lack of escort, but it was a total massacre. anyway, count me in the next missions and that would be awesome to get the same atmosphere over the desert see you wednesday mates
  2. don't be too sorry, the only people who never make any mistakes are the people who do nothing. We discussed the issue yesterday and I don't see how you could easily check for this beside trying each and every spawn point one after the other. maybe could you put them closer to the center of the airfield and avoid the outer edge of it. BTW I really appreciated the attention to details, i.e. the board and chairs along the runway and the MANY balloon over dover
  3. Hi, as a debriefing, a couple of point might arise to perfect the further missions. We did have some slowdowns and stutters due to high density object area, and some red people were reporting server lag. It did not prevent me of enjoying the missions. As you stated, we did not have the message for the second wave. Briefing from ATAG_Flare told us a little bird told him about a supposed second wave. we stayed in air after the first circling around Lympne but after 1.5h of flight we decided to RTB with no idea where the second wave were. briefing format is top notch ATTENTION : we had huge difficulties taking off from Kenley. some spawn point were in slopes dus airplane start to glide down without any recovery possible. Some other spawn were so that airplane appears with damages to one wing. it was also the case last week from Gravesend but not so accentuated.
  4. as SoilWorker said, how handy are you? Just to reassure you, throttle cable extension was my first ever soldering project, without any experience and using a ancient soldering iron borrowed to my father. No need to be too fancy, just add length to all wires and Voila! Grab yourself a couple of colored wired for electronic, a soldering iron, a beer or two and you should be good to go. it took me a night to figure out what I was doing and actually extending all wire. maybe the hardest thing would be to get over the thoughts you are about to ruin your throttle (which is not the case, it's pretty straight forward).
  5. I've long wondered what this hinge was there. Never have I thought of this. you opened my eyes on this! the seating position in the wulf was notoriously more leaned/ this gave the pilot advantages with high G load. your body not being standing up right, it is easier bear higher G. so as you guessed, there must be room to fit the pilot's legs, hence the two stepped dashboard. not everyone like it, but the layout turns to be exactly to my taste. upper panel is flying information, with outer instrument being less important (i.e. speed and ATA, and most out are altitude and RPM) for a plane in a dogfight. lower panel beeing flight management on the long term, so not much needed in the heat of a dogfight. I could speak extensively on how well this cockpit feels at home to me, everything being where I would like it to be. just have a look at the prototype Fw190 V18. it just look like a frankenplane with part of P-51 and Fw-190, even with a Me-109 engine. always looked odd to me but quite interesting. Like a awful sight you can not take your eyes off...
  6. it might be as simple. I have to check that but I guess this is what happen on my side, as I can see my FPS counter stuck to 50 most of the time and I did'nt notice any blurryness...
  7. so again, thank you for the reminder. I managed to install it. I guess I tried before but was not able to complete to proper install. Anyway, I can feel a slight difference now, in a good way, but still this is not a true game changer. I recently acquired a second MSFFB2 and while I was testing if it was still in working condition, I was amazed how much smooth it felt. the mechanism under moderate load is super smooth compared to my G940 which could not help but remind you it has plastic gearing. I comfort me in the fact I will go back to a modded MSFFB2, but I have to find a way to have as much possibilities button wise as the logitech hotas. let's see what the vote over the Virpil panel bring us in the near futur, but I guess I will look into control panels at some point. Even more with the foreseable release of TF5.0, which will hopefully bring CloD back to life and I will need an extensive number of control for bomber and so on. anyway, back to the topic, this week will be "discovering and measuring the inside" week
  8. that is definitely worth a try. I'll tell you what I think about it, I'll give it a go tonight. thanks for the share, I think I knew about it but never tried. nice reminder though
  9. I see you are a man of culture I had the exact same plan for a while, i.e. modding my G940 like they did on their FFB2 but I plugged my FFB2 just to have a feel and I was shocked by the difference of feeling with my G940 that's why I leaned toward a frankenstick based on the FFB2. But I don't rule out putting the stick of the G940 on the ffb2, even getting the board inside a new box in parallel to be able to keep the trim pots and the throttle. but your idea is not a bad one. I don't think using RC helicopter gearing would make a huge difference. the improvement comes frome switching a gearing mechanism to a timing belt one. but once I have my spare in hand, I will take head toward the RC shop of my town to see how they can help me. I agree the exact same pulley seems hard to find in europe and could be shipped from china in between 20-40 days but I'm not sure I'll be patient enough.
  10. nice way to poor oil on the fire man no kidding, this could be made without too much tooling. I am eagerly waiting my unit to come in to take measurement and making some sketches. out of curiosity, back in the old days there was a site compiling info about our beloved MSFFB2 and modifications made by some. here is an oudated example : http://www.simprojects.nl/ms_siderwinder_ff2_hack.htm is there a newer version or should we all spend hours digging old forum post on the internet?
  11. so you guy just made my day! I am currently waiting for my spare FFB2 to arrive so I could take it apart and make measurement. but this is precious informations, and the sketch is almost priceless. now I have an excuse to justify buying a mill and a lathe cheers mate
  12. I mean, yeah sure he had to change more than a part. beside that, from what I can see on the pics, and bare in mind that I have almost no idea of what I am talking about, I do not see that many changes. So far, all we know is he used MXL timing belt, which is just a standard regarding the pitch of the belt. therefore we should be able to find some okay-ish part to mimic this. The pulley/belt system being standard, we could for sure find some close match for these in any decent RS shop or anywhere you would find hobby parts. and It seems he just replaced the original gearing by the pulleys, so it seems kind of straight forward. there seems to be tensionner to keep the belt in close contact with the pulleys but the fixture of the motors seems to be almost unchanged, despite holes for said tensioners. That is hopefull as I don't really have tools on hand to make a whole new mounting plate. and of course the original shell has been replace to make space for the new system. anyway, I am still super interested and I am currently closing a deal on a spare FFB2 as I don't want to butcher my good old one (things get sentimental with that kind of hardware). My plan is to do almost exactly what has been done here, whith a couple of twist to better suit my taste, but let's keep this topic on the road to share what we can grab I think now is a good time to contact my local fablab to see what's up 🙂
  13. I would be interested to know it too. That sounds like a wonderful upgragde and as far as I can tell it seems to be pretty straight forward, as long as you pick the right parts. anyway, I gues that as long as you keep the ratio between the two pulley close to the original, it should not make a huge difference but I could be wrong in there
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