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  1. Knock/pre ignition at 3000rpm when producing 1000/2000+ horse power can have catastrophic effects in a very short space of time, seconds rather than minutes Cheers, Dakpilot
  2. Kuban ran like crap when it first came out, there were quite a few updates to it, if I remember properly, mountains, and smaller settlements, etc. same with Moscow map, it was not just the forests there were many updates, airfields had a lot of issues that took time to resolve. People say it would be easy to populate the map more. I think it was Jason saying it was pushing the limits, obviously these people know better than the developers, am confident that after a couple of updates many of the issues will be sorted and solutions found (just like previous maps) The people who can't wait should go and play a combat flight sim with faster development (or perhaps read Jason and Han's posts) Cheers, Dakpilot
  3. Fairly sure that it was said the A20's did historically not operate from airfields on the map, (but fairly close) and are included as AI only as a compromise to have them. Cheers, Dakpilot
  4. If I remember, in IL-2, radial engines are a degree tougher than water-cooled inlines as far as damage modelling, this was stated by Dev's. R2800 is an 18 cylinder compared with all other radials in game which are 14 cylinder. I would guess that currently it shares the same damage formula as all other radials without the benefits of higher cylinder count. Going on past experience I would think a future update will give more granular damage model to cover the wider engine variety that we now have, of course sooner would be better than later. But a big overhaul of engine damage with detonation modelled would be another of my guesses now that other things like pilot physiology have been introduced successfully. Cheers, Dakpilot
  5. I would start at the beginning Buy Battle of Stalingrad from the store on this site. (click IL-2 header at top of page) You will have access to all maps in MP and have a balanced mid war plane set which allow you to participate in most of the servers. When you have found your feet (there is a lot to learn) you can purchase the other content which interests you most. When you buy one title you download all content from BoX series but can only fly yourself in aircraft you have purchased and on the map(s)/career from that title offline. All maps available to you on line Cheers, Dakpilot
  6. This is what I have at the moment What I intend to fit And the bracket The 360 is probably overkill, but I have room, and should be very quiet even under load, my Cpu is a 9600k and a corsair 360 keeps it cool and pretty quiet even at load at 5.2ghz. I would have gone for another h150i but that model does not use the standard asetek mounting (which the G12 bracket needs) so I went for the Thermaltake one, underneath most aio loops are pretty much the same Cheers, Dakpilot
  7. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fate_Is_the_Hunter Fate is the hunter by Ernest. K. Gann Probably my favourite book about flying and a must read for anyone interested in the subject As a strange twist I had just finished reading it, literally turned the last page and got the phone call I had been waiting for.... My first job flying C-54 as co-pilot in Angola (civil war) and the start of a great adventure /career Fate is indeed the hunter 😎 Cheers, Dakpilot
  8. Sekrit landing gear uplocks being discussed? Cheers, Dakpilot
  9. First, the map of Moscow region has been improved, more evergreen trees were added. They weren't simply added to existing forests at random - forest types reflect the real forestation in the area. You can see the forest type map below: violet color for pine, red for spruce, yellow for leaf, blue and aquamarine for mixed forests.
  10. Recently sold my Gtx1080 to a buddy and bought a second hand Msi Seahawk Gtx1080ti, it benchmarks with highish results comparatively to other 1080 ti's and runs coolish at 60C. so all good. And the 'upgrade' cost me 150 US Unfortunately the pump has a slight audible rattle, further investigation says this can be normal on the Corsair h55 aio which the seahawk uses As I was trying to achieve a near silent PC this is a bit annoying. Have bought a Kraken G12 which is basically a bracket that allows the use of many iao coolers to be fitted to the graphics card and a 92mm fan for the vrm's.( It was fairly cheap and can be used on pretty much every current GPU.) Have now ordered a Thermaltake water 3 360 mm aio cooler which uses a 5th gen asetek pump and is (supposedly) much quieter than the 1st gen pump from the h55 (I bought this using promotional ebucks from my bank you get when buying petrol so I can kid myself it was "free") Armed with these parts and a screwdriver I hope to have the 1080ti running nice and cool and near silent at high loads (with little actual cash outlay) at least that's the plan 😎 Luckily my case has enough room for two 360 mm radiators, I currently use a corsair h150i for the CPU with very good results, cooling/noise even at 5.2ghz Wish me luck (cooler only arrives in a week or so) have never 'stripped down' a GPU before let alone a water cooled one Cheers, Dakpilot
  11. People have short memories Every map has seen big improvements after initial release Both Jason and Han have stated there will be updates Overall their track record is first class in this regard, they have not suddenly morphed into a multi million tripple A studio.. A little patience is needed. Moscow and Kuban were pretty rough at this stage and are now acceptable, Moscow forests got a huge shake up. Kuban has multiple improvements and Stalingrad a big texture overhaul... All this "I won't support them further until they fix the map" seems a bit hysterical Cheers, Dakpilot
  12. Sounds more like gossip and speculation at the ladies knitting club πŸ˜€ Cheers, Dakpilot
  13. They have already said it is on to do/intention list Hopefully it is higher up the schedule now Cheers, Dakpilot
  14. Did a quick and dirty overclock at 5.2ghz on my 9600k Passmark ST 3180 Hopefully will have time to do full benchmark at the weekend Cheers, Dakpilot
  15. Rift S is nearly $1000 US retail here... Sad especially when salaries are about a quarter of 1st world Not this Christmas but one day soon 😎 Cheers, Dakpilot
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