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    St. Louis area and NW France half the year
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    Aviation, history and military history, 1914-1918, 1939-45, France, travel, hiking, writing, books

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  1. Isn't the 60-60 roll rate based on 60 degrees bank to vertical to 60 degrees in the other direction for 120 degrees of roll and not a complete 360 degree roll as in the message above?
  2. Propwash November 14, 2020 Tangmere Pilots finished their first IL2 BoX USAAF campaign, flying P-47D in the Ardennes Campaign. We “retooled in roundels” in the 122 Wing RAF flying Hawker Tempest Mk.V on the Rhineland map in squadron markings created by Fritz. [Quoting from Dutch's excellent campaign brief] “From late September 1944 onwards 122 Wing comprised of Nos 3, 56, 80 & 274 squadrons RAF, & No 486 squadron RNZAF, & it's the operations of these five squadrons that will form the basis of our missions.” Last Sunday our two squadrons, No.1 and
  3. I've flown fast movers to canvas-covered Cubs and Champs. It's far easier for the experienced eye to see a/c moving against the background terrain and sky in real life than it is in BoX. Nuggets see very little but with experience you see other a/c everywhere. With the Mark 1 eyeball (unlike VR) you catch movement better with your peripheral vision rather than in the center of the visual acuity in the middle of the retina. You constantly scan in pie-shaped sections, stopping at 1, 2, 3 o'clock, etc., rather than sweeping in smooth, uninterrupted fashion. I find aircraft unreali
  4. I've flown fast movers and used a g-suit ("fast pants") and find the g-effect and the g-suits (technically, "anti-g suits") to be realistic. I've done hard acrobatics with and without g-suits and my only beef with the BoX effect is that in real life with positive g you gray out, get tunnel vision, then lose vision, then go unconscious. It's all due to lowered blood pressure in the eyeball (intraocular pressure). There should be a phase between gray out and loss of vision (black out, not unconsciousness) where you get tunnel vision as if you're looking at the world through a car
  5. I bought Cliffs of Dover and Rise of Flight to support the developers despite their lack of VR. I'd love to buy Desert Wings but its lack of VR means I will not. I will buy anything they produce and any available collector aircraft if and when they incorporate VR.
  6. Yes, switch to gunner position, press "t" to take the weapon, then press "shift" and "t" at the same time to look through the sight and get a full-screen view through the gunsight
  7. Thanks for the update. When you announce a delay you might consider throwing out some eye candy on works in progress, whatever the stage, like the Yak-9, Hurribus, B-26 or anything else, just to give us something fun. Since you're posting anyway-
  8. I'm a Yank so I fly at 3 pm Central Time Zone. I flew military and find No.1 squadron like the real guys I flew it. We fly official missions Sundays and on Tuesdays and Fridays we practice fly co-ops, in an online server, Flying Circus, and the occasional Vicious Carrot missions designed by Bunny. Tis great fun with a wonderful group. Half of us are in No.1 and the other half in No. 601.Each squadron has it's unique character. We joke around a lot but missions are pretty realistic. I've sometimes flown with other groups of guys on nights Tangmere isn't flying. The other group
  9. Is the size and shape of the Normandy map the same as the revised area shown before? I hope so as it includes my village on the southern edge.
  10. Gordon200, I really want to use these settings for my newly-arrived Reverb (v.2) but I have not the slightest how. I flew fixed-wing military types and civilian airliner but I'm no programmer. How in the world can I use this (and I'll download the new 3Dmegoto tonight).
  11. I ordered my Reverb from HP and they said they'd send it out for arrival in 8-10 days, I don't remember. Actually it went out much quicker and arrived eight days before they said to expect it. Fast. I'm clueless about SS and other settings. I had to download SteamVR for WMR to get it to work but it's fine, just washed out colors. Better gauges than my Rift but the washed out colors interfere with seeing when the bandit banks and his ID since he's hard to see in a washed out a/c against a washed out background. I'd like recommended graphics settings. I have a 2080
  12. @dog1I wouldn't wait for Bodenplatte which might be out with the last aircraft release set for late next month. If you sign up now you might (depending on instructor availibity) be able to cruise through OTU in time for the end of our summer break and join us for the start of the La-5FN campaign. When Bodenplatte drops I'd wager we might immediately go with Mk.IX RAF Spitfires and the old squadron rosters for No.1 and 601 Squadrons in 1944. Thats just my guess, not anything I know for sure. Where in Thailand are you? I spent a few weeks in Chang Mai and Isan and on into Lao (L
  13. This works perfectly. When I'm in VR and the enemy is sighted it would be inconvenient to life the headset and start recording. I forget to anyway in the heat of the moment of contact. Your mod works beautifully and nothing is lost. Thanks, Mike. 🎖️
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