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  1. III./KG76 had a good go at the bridge with their Arados, so it would make a great collector plane IMO. Besides, the devs now have jet technology working, it would be a shame to waste it and not make any more. The Meteor is a bit of a damp squib as far as Northern Europe is concerned, so the Blitz it will have to be!
  2. Complete waste of time in any scenario. Flew once and ended up in a ditch at the second attempt. Makes you wonder just how much information the Luftwaffe gave them (if any), as they had no idea about the engines and radically altered the design, instead of going for a copy of the Me262. It was supposed to be constructed by unskilled labour and that the wings should fold - an utter disaster from the beginning.
  3. Reading in another thread the suggestion was to open the Mission Editor, go to Tools, navigate to the folder your missions and campaigns are in and Resave All Missions in Folder. I've just done so, it took about 30-40 minutes but will depend on how many missions you have in there. Haven't tested them yet, but it sounded logical.
  4. Excellent! I recently posted in Suggestions that some method was needed to show that you weren't, or were about to, stop recording. This should do instead. Cheers.
  5. There's also a slot for the P-47 missing on the list - 2 taken of a possible (3). Edit: correctly showing now..
  6. Always liked the look of the Junkers Ju188; this is quite an astounding model. The little pilot inside looks terrified though. Apologies if it's been posted before; it was new to me.
  7. I just tried and started all three Yaks, so no probs for me. The mixture lever is full rich when pulled BACK on the Yaks; starting in QMB it appears to default to Forward, so check that perhaps? On a slightly different note, I always open the throttle about an inch before starting the engine - it seems to help. Edit: I see that it's already solved. Jolly good.
  8. Just read through this entire thread and am wishing that I hadn't, but am I the only person that set throttle and mixture to where they should be (i.e. to where they go automatically) before pressing E? I've always played without auto assists and with technochat off so it seemed logical to me. And as someone who moaned when Oleg got the startup buttons for the Me163 wrong I am delighted that we have the extra procedure for the Me262. After all, E only starts the Riedel starter motor - in effect you are starting two engines to get the jet going, so two key presses is fine with me. Mapped the new binding to the blip switch - hopefully we never see a rotary jet engine!
  9. Ooooh nice. The Dodecanese campaign was something that I'd like to have seen in the old Il-2, but there never was a decent map made for it. I went to Kos many years ago and had no idea of the 1943 history there. Churchill's Folly indeed - it didn't help that the Americans saw it for the waste of time it was and refused to pitch in with anything other than a token effort. 'Churchill's Folly' by Anthony Rogers and 'War in the Aegean' by Peter C. Smith & Edwin R. Walker, if anyone wants an interesting read. Personally, I think that Churchill gets blamed too much, but in this case he was sadly misguided. Should have left the whole area alone until the end of the war.
  10. Really loving the Schwalbe - once I got the engines started (thanks Requiem ) - but a couple of times I have accidentally opened, and lost, the canopy at high speed. Now I can make adjustments on my HOTAS to prevent me doing this again, but would this have been so easy in reality? Other aircraft in the sim won't let you open canopies at high speed unless you bail out. Shouldn't the 262 have a canopy lock, especially when considering its speed? Mind you, losing the canopy doesn't seem to affect the pilot; it just makes the whole flight a lot noisier!
  11. Although I would love to try out the Me262 I'll save it for another day and stick with an Il-2 please Tip. Cheers.
  12. Red_Cat

    ME 262

    For those of you who haven't seen the vids from the FSExpo, release day is Monday or Tuesday barring anything unexpected.
  13. ...and then some adenoidal typists from Birmingham with flabby white legs and diarrhoea trying to pick up hairy bandy-legged wop waiters called Manuel and once a week there's an excursion to the local Roman Ruins to buy cherryade and melted ice cream and bleeding Watney's Red Barrel and one evening you visit the so called typical restaurant with local colour and atmosphere and you sit next to a party from Rhyl who keep singing 'Torremolinos, torremolinos' and complaining about the food - 'It's so greasy here, isn't it?' - and you get cornered by some drunken greengrocer from Luton with an Instamatic camera and Dr. Scholl sandals and last Tuesday's Daily Express and he drones on and on and on about how Mr. Smith should be running this country and how many languages Enoch Powell can speak and then he throws up over the Cuba Libres.
  14. That will be the ideal - target-based missions. I do hope so.
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