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  1. ........I don't even know what to say. Maybe I'll write more more later when it sinks in. I woke up this morning, made my usual rounds of flight sim forums, and reading this is just devastating. Out of nowhere. I can say he was my primary flight sim mentor. Or that he was the very best virtual pilot I've ever encountered. Absolutely with no doubt, he was. I remember how much his compliments meant, whether in the air, or doing things like working with him to paint a new version of his personal skin. In practice dogfights, he was so good, he would leave me feeling l
  2. What made the Hanriot a dud in RoF was it's poor visibility on a 2D screen, and it's weak tail. Might be a lot different if you are in VR and with some structural revisions. Still, for those who were looking to prove something, I remember a particular group embracing it, and they used it to very good effect against the 1917 plane set. Was that map called "Autumn Reims" on the old Wargrounds?
  3. I think these are the kinds of things where joystick extensions really have helped me. I couldn't hover helicopters worth a damn until I got a 75mm stick extension. When it came to AAR, I still didn't feel I had the fine control I needed. So I went to a 100mm, and still retain a 10 to 15% curve for both pitch and roll. Tomcat seems easier for me because (at least it seems to me) that I can make the power changes I need with less dramatic movements of the thrust levers, and also because it isn't FBW. FBW messes with me a bit both when it comes to AAR and also getting on speed on the downwi
  4. Closed canopy on the ground, yes, but not just sitting there with an open canopy. Sounds like a newer bug. JF is another one of those planes that I went all in on, learned it to a level I felt pretty good with, then haven't touched it in nearly a year...a familiar story with DCS for me. I think I'll have to start over with the cold start tutorial!
  5. Understood. I figured once I could tank every time with the wings in Bomb mode, I'd then start practicing doing it with the wings in Auto. Got lazy and complacent though, and never got around to it! 😀
  6. I'd get those wings locked, not able to sweep back and forth slightly on their own (likely screwing up your trim every time you speed up or slow down to catch the drougue, even slighty.) Optimum fixed wing sweep for refueling is 40 degrees in real life. Bomb mode is 55 degrees, but close enough. I don't find roll stability being a problem. It's a LOT easier with the wings swept into Bomb mode.
  7. When you refuel, were your wings swept into Bomb Mode? Its a heck of a lot easier than when the wings are unswept. I find the Hornet a bit more difficult.
  8. Sorry Chunko. I was rooting for ya.
  9. As quoted by Captain Chaos: So, your crusade is going so well that you are now appending fake signatures to other people's posts when you quote them, to further your agenda? Have you ever heard the saying "We have met the enemy, and he is us."? You come here from a place where your only "insight" on anything in this community is provided by guys like the doubly perma-banned Plank, and you don't even realize that maybe one of the problems in FC is guys like you, who don't own a single IL-2 module, have almost no familiarity with anyone, and f
  10. You appear to be a very new guy in Rise of Flight, and while you might be on Steam, my guess is that you do not own FC or any other IL-2 module. How many of these guys in this community that you insist on lecturing, or pass judgement on, can you claim to actually "know"? I suspect you've been on comms with almost no one you are addressing here, or at least for no extended length of time, flown with or against very few, and your perspective on vintage disputes you might be reading about either here on the RoF forums is very clearly from an after-the-fact perspective. In other words, you liter
  11. To improve their business model, I propose they send a free bottle of Stolichnaya along with the sale of every module purchased during a non-discount period. 🤢
  12. ^^^^^Trust this man. If anyone knows what it's like to get shot down, it's him.
  13. Radar in the Mig-21 seems pretty worthless anyway. In Multiplayer (and I gather in real life as well), it seems the only way to use the Mig-21 is with a dedicated human GCI who can get you into visual range. And the first generation missiles generally aren't worth a damn against maneuvering targets, so that means guns. Now I'm looking at all the temporarily free-to-try modules, wondering what hangar queen I'm going to blow my money on next 😀
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