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  1. Yes, this was helpful. I didn't consider the flippers as an axis, but I guess they are based on this definition. Thank you.
  2. Thanks guys. I found the settings in the realism section as advised. Then this brings up the next question--why was I getting messages that my engine was too hot? That's why I went looking for radiator flaps in the first place. Was I pushing the aircraft beyond what the automatic controls were able to compensate for? What do I do then? Just cool it for a while (literally)?
  3. Ok, this was helpful. So what I'm taking away from this is that the red / green button basically enables and disables the rocker on the front of the throttle. What did you mean that the rocker can be used as a keymapper? Like rock left is one command and rock right is the other? Maybe flaps up and flaps down or something like that? I have the Hotas X, so I am limited in the button department. I use the keyboard a lot--I'm sure there are easier ways. This is my first flight stick, so I'll need time to figure out a good mapping plan. What do you guys think the three most important things to map to this joystick would be (outside of basic flight controls)? So far, I use the hat to look around and another bottom to center my look immediately. A couple more buttons are used to zoon in and out. Other than camera controls, I haven't really mapped much yet. I'm only flying the Lagg-3 and Yak-1 now which seem similar control-wise although feel quite different when flying. I'm completely new to flying, but I like the learning curve of sims. I do lots of iracing.
  4. Hi guys, I don't mean to unnecessarily nerd out here, but I can't figure out what this green / red button is doing on my ThrustMaster X. A quick Google search explained it was switching from 4 to 5 axes on the controller. I don't understand what this means. My stick goes left and right (x axis), forward and back (y axis), and it twists around its vertical axis (z axis). 1) Since the joystick doesn't do anything else, what do they mean by 4th and 5th axis? 2) Practically speaking, what do people use this button for in this game? Thanks in advance
  5. Hi all, I'm new to the game and I cannot control the items mentioned in the title of this post. When I press - / = alone, I do get throttle control. When I add a modifier, like the alt, shift or win key, nothing happens. I tried remapping these commands to different buttons without modifiers on the keyboard and the joystick, but no dice. I've only tried two aircraft and had the same trouble with both (Lagg-3 and Yak-1). To my knowledge, all other commands are fine. Thanks! Windows 10 / Thustmaster X / Logitech G910
  6. Henrik, Very cool maneuver and explanation. I'm going to go try to learn some of your simpler lessons first and work up to this. Is there a way to record the maneuvers to analyze later? For instance, when I practice barrel rolls, I never really come out at the same alt and heading. It would be nice to watch an instant replay, and break it down from different angles. I think I saw software for this. Is that necessary for this type of practice?
  7. You guys are really helping me. As you may have guessed, it's hard for me to just jump in and "play" a sim. I like to read a lot, but I value this upfront guidance a lot. Another question that I couldn't answer on my own. I can't figure out what my joystick means by a fourth and fifth axis. I have a red / green button on my Thrustmaster. X and Y must by left / right and forward / back respectively. I guess that z would be twisting it around its vertical axis. Since I don't think my joystick goes up and down, what could the other two axes (elusive fourth and fifth) be? There's still only three dimensions in flight sims, right :-)?
  8. Thanks guys. I found the requiem video series helpful. These were cool combat tips that I never would have thought of on my own. How about the best way to approach the game itself? What's the best way to practice? Just play and have fun? Maybe solo, I should practice barrel rolls and the other maneuvers I just learned? Should I run certain missions / scenerios? Would you advise first trying the campaign first or just a few dog fights to get started? Is there a free play mode where I can just practice take-offs and landings?
  9. Hi, I just got this game and after launching it and sitting in the cockpit for a couple of minutes, I realized that I have no idea what to do. All I know is I must fly and shoot other planes down now and again. I literally have no idea how to do that. I have no flight sim experience at all. Until today, I thought a spitfire was just something my girlfriend did when I was trying to play video games. I don't mind reading to learn, but can I have a little guidance? Jason's zip file won't open for me and I'm not sure what direction to go in. Something like "read this" and "practice that" should be enough to get me started. I don't even know what part of the game I should start with.
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