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I jumped onto the JG1 server shortly after 20:00 and there was none. So after a sortie or two without anyone else hopped onto J5 and then about ten other pilots turned up. Even though its not the kind of numbers seen on the Sundays was great fun, for most part because got to use voice communications with another pilot and work as a team.

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8 hours ago, Adam said:

 

Didn't your Dad beat up Carl Sagan when he was a kid? Too hilarious. 🤣🤣

 

No, it was my friends father and his buddies.  "here comes that Sagan kid....lets get him" lol.

 

220px-Carl_Sagan_1951.pngTeenage Sagan (black eye is optional)

 

 

On 1/8/2020 at 9:52 AM, US103_Baer said:

Greetings Gents,

 

This Thursday Jan 9th we'll be flying on the FC JG1 Server during the following time frames:
 

 

The JG1 server often has moving frontline maps, so it's critical to keep the 2-seaters and army from over-running your front airfields. Plus there's plenty of opportunity for combined scout/2-seater missions.

 

EDIT: I notice there's a new map on FC JG1 too. Tank Battle In The Mud. That should focus activities a bit!

 

 

 

On 1/8/2020 at 1:12 PM, J5_Klugermann said:

 

Plus there are billions and billions of Spads

Image result for carl sagan memes

 

Guess we were mistaken about that.

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Teenage Sagan. Just missing black eye.
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Had a blast yesterday messing around in the Camel, although I may have had a little too much dutch courage to fly the thing ;) 

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I found the second mission (the one with the small map and the oil facility up north) was pretty good. I liked the variety of balloon and ground targets, and the mixture of single and two seaters we had going for that.

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19 minutes ago, Krispy_Duck said:

I found the second mission (the one with the small map and the oil facility up north) was pretty good. I liked the variety of balloon and ground targets, and the mixture of single and two seaters we had going for that.

I liked the fact we had a good pilot escorting us and keeping a ducks eye out for us, now we just need to get him a couple of wing men to help him out.

By the way, the recon on the first map. We had 2 pilots do recon, started at 10,000 feet nothing happened, dropped all the way down to 4,000 ft and still nothing. Looked like it got done but by who? and how did they get it. Seems like we're having a bitch of a time doing these recons. In the J5 maps sometimes it can take us up to 15 passes to get a recon finished, way to long to be up there. Should be no more than 2 passes in a 2 hr map. In ROF I could do a recon in 2 passes if up high enough and over the target just right. 

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My favorite part was klug turning around and attacking me thinking I was a hun after I had been in formation flying with him and the others for a bit. 

 

 

 

 

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Good fun as usual, with 2 maps in the 'US window', "Morning Patrol" and a new map "Not Bruay", which was smaller and had no D7s or Spads.

Again a decent amount of Squads in action and JG1 in particular had a strong contingent out.

 

Had trouble finding the low CL2s on the first map. They were around, knocking out targets, but it was like chasing ghosts and we couldn't find them when it mattered. Soon ran into higher scouts though and at one point had a D7 in trouble, but he was quickly joined by a Pfalz and Albatros, still ok, but then a higher Dr1 joined in and our 4 Spads were stuck co-alt with the lot. Exit, stage down. Eventually we lost Arras and our front field and the swarms of central scouts taking off from there made things tricky towards the end.

 

The second map was a laugh. Went looking for trouble and found plenty with tons of huns in Pfalzs, Albs and Dr1s around Douai. Pandemonium, bickering and dollops of bs followed.

 

Thanks to JG1 for hosting and creating a great little map.

 

Stream replay with timestamps here

https://youtu.be/VilEeaJBJmE

 

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Huge lag hit at the end (if it was caused by ping). Good flying, just one spin!

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8 hours ago, SeaW0lf said:

Huge lag hit at the end (if it was caused by ping). Good flying, just one spin!


Yep - to add further insult to injury my pass on that Halb 89% wounded that gunner!
One spin and one 'flop' out of a left turn ;)

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2 minutes ago, US93_Larner said:


Yep - to add further insult to injury my pass on that Halb 89% wounded that gunner!
One spin and one 'flop' out of a left turn ;)

 

Lol, so they don't blackout with a sneeze like us... That-is-la-me!

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On 1/13/2020 at 1:20 AM, SeaW0lf said:

 

Lol, so they don't blackout with a sneeze like us... That-is-la-me!

I think that the Halb gunner had time to recover from blackout . Would be good to compare timestamps in both sortie logs. If they don't I consider it a bug.

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Well, a 90% wounded gunner should not be doing much at all. I can't compare with us, but I think that at 90% we lose elevator control, it is hard to turn, etc. We basically go for a somewhat controlled crash. If we get lucky, we ditch into a pond. That gunner was jolly good bringing that cannon all the way to the right.

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Time for some testing it sounds. 

 

If I recall, when gunning and you get the wound blackout, the screen does not go black but the guns lock away and you can still look around. 

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7 hours ago, SeaW0lf said:

Well, a 90% wounded gunner should not be doing much at all. I can't compare with us, but I think that at 90% we lose elevator control, it is hard to turn, etc. We basically go for a somewhat controlled crash. If we get lucky, we ditch into a pond. That gunner was jolly good bringing that cannon all the way to the right.

 

Several times I've been completely 100% out of control while severely wounded. The aircraft essentially would act like it would with the pilot killed - a death-spin. No control surface input would do anything. Some of the Bosches have also reported not being able to bail past a certain level of injury. 

 

I would imagine that a gunner wounded that badly also wouldn't be able to do much of anything - much less swing a heavy Becker around like it's nothing! 

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19 hours ago, US93_Larner said:

 

Several times I've been completely 100% out of control while severely wounded. The aircraft essentially would act like it would with the pilot killed - a death-spin. No control surface input would do anything. Some of the Bosches have also reported not being able to bail past a certain level of injury. 

 

I would imagine that a gunner wounded that badly also wouldn't be able to do much of anything - much less swing a heavy Becker around like it's nothing! 

They will try to shoot you down while in flames waiting for plane to explode or disappear , so wounds are no problem to them either 😄

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Right, after all those Camel and SE5a shenanigans last week, this Thursday Night we'll be on the JASTA 5 FLUGPARK server.

The SPAD factories are back at full production. Shortages are not expected!

EU time: 8PM - 12AM GMT

US time: 8PM - 12AM Eastern Time

 

Stats server is here http://stats.jasta5.org:8000/en/

 

Jasta5 have kindly provided some comms channels on their discord, free for use by all.  Flugpark Discord: https://discord.gg/h8MRmyN

 

Our 3rd PG live-stream should be up by 8:30pm Eastern https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulLMF

If anyone else is live-streaming, do put the link here. Seeing other perspectives of engagements is always interesting.

See you there!

 

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Gonna stream tonight as well. Dualing streams it is. 

 

I assure you it WILL NOT be as professional as my coworker's...

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A crazy night that had lots of action high and low. Great to see so many up flying including plenty from SCG, No.20Sq, JG1, J30, 3rdPG and a bunch of indies. S! all.

 

However the session started on a bad note. A shocking lag collision with Hang's D7 killed me instantly but left him untouched. The D7 just reversed back under mine as i was shooting him and next thing i'm all 3rd person. Amazing planes those D7s. Rubbish way to lose a 33 streak on the Flugpark and 54 Squadron Vlife, though a Hearing is being convened on the latter, just as soon as the Adjutant sobers up. Incident Footage here https://youtu.be/wcI1qCW03Ww?t=1516

 

The second map found us getting drawn into multiple fights low on the German side North of Cappy. Spads, Se5as, Bristols, D7s and Dr1s all twirling lower and lower. Good fun, but not the place for Spads and we did lose a couple because of it. There were more tough scraps later with Greentailed Albs and JG1 D7s, and finally, low on gas and ammo, and just as home field came into view, we ran smack into a low CL2 with D7 escort!

 

Great session, looking forward to next week.

 

Stream replay is here. I'll get time stamps done soon in Youtube description, but there's going to be a few!

 

 

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Salute.

Sorry Baer. I never even knew we had a collision. Did not feel anything.

Clearly a lag hit and should not count.

 

Salute,

 

Hang.

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Tough way to lose a streak. Don't know which is worse, that or getting shot down by a friendly(happened with 2 of my larger streaks).

 

Considering your location Baer, lag collisions on North American servers are an occupational hazard.

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I mean, he's coming back in time just to fly with us. It's probably something on his end when the SPAD comes through the wormhole.

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3 minutes ago, US213_Talbot said:

I mean, he's coming back in time just to fly with us. It's probably something on his end when the SPAD comes through the wormhole.

 

Or conversely he should be able to tell us how many times we will die since he is in the future. It's a question I always posed to Plank when he entered.(obviously with regard to Planks deaths)

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Hats off to No.20, though. I saw that the Central War Stress was very high at one point!

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8 hours ago, 1PL-Husar-1Esk said:

 

This is us time zone ?

 

We run the parser to display GMT/UTC time zone so players can simply correct to their local time zone.

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54 minutes ago, J5_Baeumer said:

 

We run the parser to display GMT/UTC time zone so players can simply correct to their local time zone.

Thanks, that means that peak mission started at 01 am and ended at 4am my time.

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27 minutes ago, 1PL-Husar-1Esk said:

Thanks, that means that peak mission started at 01 am and ended at 4am my time.

Night Shift is always fun!

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48 minutes ago, 1PL-Husar-1Esk said:

Thanks, that means that peak mission started at 01 am and ended at 4am my time.

It's rumored that Larner can't see himself in a mirror.

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9 hours ago, HangmanJ30 said:

Salute.

Sorry Baer. I never even knew we had a collision. Did not feel anything.

Clearly a lag hit and should not count.

 

Salute,

 

Hang.

Cheers Hang, no fault of yours. Next time!

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10 hours ago, US213_Talbot said:

I mean, he's coming back in time just to fly with us. It's probably something on his end when the SPAD comes through the wormhole.

 

Is really about time the Devs sorted out the wormhole and time travel properly. We paid good money for this Sim. Actually preferred the wormhole in RoF. 😁

 

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11 hours ago, US213_Talbot said:

Hats off to No.20, though. I saw that the Central War Stress was very high at one point!

Don't know about the German stress level but my stress level went to a 7 doing that damn recon, then to have the map end before we got back, thought they were 3 hr maps.

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Yes - enjoyed the second mission escorting Bristols to the back targets. Long flight. Connection dropped at the end for me. Good round though.

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