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halo34

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1,954 posts

167 months

Monday 14th June
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Any PH bods dabble in DCS at all?

Been trying to get my head round it for a while putting my new PC to good use, but its hard going!

LimaDelta

4,745 posts

186 months

Monday 14th June
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There have been a few DCS threads on here. I play a lot, it's pretty much the only reason I own a decent PC these days. Mostly single player for me, and focussing on the Viper at the moment, but with one eye on the impending Mi-24 release.

The learning curve can be pretty steep, especially so if you are new to flight sims, and more so if you don't know your GBU-38 from a GBU-12. It is very TLA heavy, but there are some good youtube videos for each module, and Chuck's guides are worth a look as a quick-start aid to the aircraft.

What are you flying? Are you flying in VR?

8bit

3,209 posts

123 months

Monday 14th June
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  • raises hand* - Yep, not played a lot lately due to a problem with my VR headset (HP Reverb G2, thankfully the piece of crap is going back for refund this week) and need to sort out a replacement but usually fly a couple of times a week.

halo34

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1,954 posts

167 months

Tuesday 15th June
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I am flying the FC3 modules, which is good as the learning curve is a bit easier. Mainly before I invest too heavily in a high fidelity version.

I am due to get a quest 2 but want to make sure this is going to stick but been a long time flight sim fan.

Currently mostly flying the Migs - but the 29 was so hard to land sticking with the 27.

I can land ok with it, managed a few missions ok!

I guess its just the sheer amount of info to take in, a decent HOTAS is on list to as using a fairly cheap thrustmaster job.

RobGT81

5,168 posts

154 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Harrier and the Russian stuff mostly.

LimaDelta

4,745 posts

186 months

Friday 18th June
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Who's tried the new Hind?


halo34

Original Poster:

1,954 posts

167 months

Friday 18th June
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LimaDelta said:
Who's tried the new Hind?
Might try later since the modules are open for trial, just working out how to map collective etc!

Steve93

1,055 posts

158 months

Friday 18th June
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I'm on quite a lot

Currently have AV8, Hornet, FC3 and the P51

Mostly in the Hornet, on the PVE servers

halo34

Original Poster:

1,954 posts

167 months

Friday 18th June
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Any views on the best high fidelity module to start with?

I got FC3 but sale is on just now!

Not a clue what I am doing tho

Steve93

1,055 posts

158 months

Friday 18th June
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halo34 said:
Any views on the best high fidelity module to start with?

I got FC3 but sale is on just now!

Not a clue what I am doing tho
Id actually say the Hornet to be honest.

Lot to learn etc but it's relatively easy to fly, I guess it's a bit like driving a car with ESP ABS and all that makes it very forgiving to fly. Can't hurt to ask anyone with experience to fly with you and point you in the right direction

Been told the Tomcat is the opposite, a bit like driving an old 80s RWD turbo car in the wet on toyo R888's though

halo34

Original Poster:

1,954 posts

167 months

Friday 18th June
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Steve93 said:
Id actually say the Hornet to be honest.

Lot to learn etc but it's relatively easy to fly, I guess it's a bit like driving a car with ESP ABS and all that makes it very forgiving to fly. Can't hurt to ask anyone with experience to fly with you and point you in the right direction

Been told the Tomcat is the opposite, a bit like driving an old 80s RWD turbo car in the wet on toyo R888's though
Yeah think need a bit of 1-1 tbh. Having said that I did manage a carrier landing on the FC3 training mission tonight after many attempts!

pistonheadforum

381 posts

89 months

Saturday 3rd July
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Anybody struggling with this great sim might want to pick a Yak-52 in the steam sale and watch these with a cold beer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfV6VVz7hT0

Hope this helps.

marcella

147 posts

92 months

Wednesday 7th July
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I'm big into DCS, got most the modules, Thrustmaster warthog stick and throttle, pedals, track ir and just ordered a PC mainly for this sim.

Hoping to give VR a try soon.

I'm mainly flying helos just now, Ka50, Mi8, Mi24 and the Gazelle. Been really enjoying the search and rescue multiplayer servers. I much prefer the cold war era of jets like the mirage, viggen, mig 21 etc as opposed to the F/A 18 and F16 but have them also.

digimeistter

6,278 posts

177 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Yes. Been flying for about 3 years now, I can mostly be found on the 104th Phoenix server.

halo34

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1,954 posts

167 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Got the F16 as my first big module, been short of time but want to try and put effort into it.

Did consider joining squadron etc as some lessons/support think be helpful.

digimeistter

6,278 posts

177 months

Thursday 8th July
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Hop on 104th and their teamspeak, plenty of guys willing to help new guys.

We're all still learning no matter how good you think you are

halo34

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1,954 posts

167 months

Thursday 8th July
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digimeistter said:
Hop on 104th and their teamspeak, plenty of guys willing to help new guys.

We're all still learning no matter how good you think you are
Thanks will check it out once I work my way through the F16 training !

Steve93

1,055 posts

158 months

Friday 9th July
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I need to get onto more servers and start flying with people also

Mostly I've just been on the PVE servers