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  1. ICDP, Thanks for walking us through the Before and Afters. I didn't know what to look for on Friday and didn't understand the Update. Now I appreciate the great improvement. Cheers.
  2. All in, Apollo. This gives me an excuse to buy von Rickenbecker's SopGrip Mk1. I used to play Ace of Aces: Handy Rotary which was a clever WWI dogfight game using booklets. That was a hoot. Look forward to giving observation balloons what for. Cheers, mate.
  3. Crash n Fail, Wonderfully horrible video. A bit like a watching a gruesome nature documentary as the lions pull down and pile onto some poor wildebeest. You had some nice saves. Groaned when you were almost there and the wing burned through or couldn't quite clear the vertical lumber. My favourite was skipping the 88 across the river like a stone and parking it perfectly on the beach opposite. Just before you edited the cut, one could hear the bullets thpp, thpping into the sand. I am really impressed by the soundscape. Did you goose of the sound FX or were they all in-game? The rattling metal bits, the engines winding down and the aircraft in distress contributed immensely to the atmospherics. Thanks for sharing. (Make another...) Flying Colander Post Script: The Devs have much bigger fish to fry but I hope one day we'll see the canopies being mashed instead of the crews coasting across snowfields and plowed fields with a cup of cha balanced on their knees. More realism without more gore, of course.
  4. I tuned in to see the next episode. Keep up the good work. Maybe next week...
  5. Interesting on the variations. So many to keep up with. I'll try for some of the more obscure and interesting ones. Some G6s had taller tails made of wood. This gave them better rudder command at high speed. (Perhaps wood was used as metal was a dwindling strategic supply at this stage of the war.) Larger supercharger AND water injection combined in the G6 engine (DB 605ASM) for combined boost at high altitude and low/mid altitude, respectively. With all this extra speed, the muscle strength needed to move the joystick became too demanding. Some G6s were outfitted with special aileron tabs to take the pressure off the stick. I think they were called Flitner or Fletner tabs, if memory serves. Pretty hard keeping track of all these designs. Late in the war, innovations and standards were hodge-podge. No universal uniformity could be enforced which makes for fun trivia. Thanks, Lothar. F.C.
  6. I have never experienced such a committed and generous gaming community. Seems every week or so someone is offering a give-away or drawing for new piece of the BoX franchise. Just last week Tzigy gifted me the Battle of Moscow Premium edition! Is there a way the community can officially recognize these flyer-patrons? I was thinking a small star to be added to their badges under their call sign. Thoughts?
  7. flying_colander+BON Thanks for the chance, m8!
  8. I'm glad with now have a outfitter for WWI gear. Modern and WWII theatres are well covered.
  9. Bravo! Can't wait to see what you'll pick next to offer. What resin-plastic worked the best in the end? The stick looks fantastic.
  10. Tzigy, thank you for your generosity. I will pay it forward. Cheers, Flying Colander
  11. Tzigy, Do you have room for one for BOMp? Wonderful gesture.
  12. Very good way to collect a curated bunch of laughs, Busdriver. I just lost 46 minutes of life I'll never get back. Here's my contribution:
  13. Well done. Thanks for behind-the-scenes documentation. Vicarious engineering for those of us without the degree or innate talent.
  14. vonrickenbecker, Any news or new photos you can share? I'm keen to see how your project is progressing!
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