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#3106034 - 10/02/10 08:47 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff ***** [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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Im probably wrong, but that doesnt seem right. eg.. 011 would be only 1 flare fired wouldnt it not 7

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#3136100 - 11/12/10 06:53 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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Mission download link broken again - anyone have a copy they can mail me?

#3137608 - 11/15/10 03:20 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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I just checked and could download the file without problems.


"...late afternoon the Air Tasking Order came in [and] we found the A-10 part and we said, "We are going where!? We are doing what!?"

Capt. Todd Sheehy, Hog pilot, on receiving orders during Operation Desert Storm

#3138320 - 11/16/10 02:10 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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Dont know why, when I clicked on it a few days ago got a missing file error, but its now working fine. :thumbs:

#3155029 - 12/11/10 04:21 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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I'm having some serious problem:
After pulling the Collective up and raising to about 100 meters of altitude, I pull it slightly down until the helicopter stops going up. I then push the Collective a bit more for the heli to go down to 50m, and already at 70m altitude I pull the Collective up for the heli to stop at that height, but that doesn't stop my heli from continuing going down, until it crashes. So basically, I can't get my heli to the altitude I want it to hover at - 50 meters.


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#3155200 - 12/11/10 10:30 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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You could be entering into the ring vortex state and it will cuase you to crash. Post the track and let us look at it.


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#3156989 - 12/14/10 06:29 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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How do I record the flight? Does the game have a built-in recording feature, or do I need to use a 3rd party program?


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#3157319 - 12/15/10 02:42 AM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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When you exit out of the sim, the debrief screen has a button in the bottom center label'd "Save track" or something similar. Select that and save it, that saves a track of the flight that can be watched.

-Jenrick

#3160744 - 12/19/10 09:31 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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OK, I've become more aware of how the helicopter reacts to the collective stick, so I'm a lot more successful at stabilizing the helicopter.


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#3167711 - 12/29/10 04:07 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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Originally Posted By: Para_Bellum
I just checked and could download the file without problems.

hi there do you have the link please
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#3170706 - 01/03/11 03:52 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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I am encountering two problems when following the tutorial:

1. I am unable to find the tanks or any enemies. Any tips on doing this, or do I simply need to scan the whole area with the Shkval targeting display?
2. Getting my weapons to shoot: the tutorial says: "... The cute little plane with the funky lights show the weapon presence indicator (yellow) and the weapon readiness indicator (green) which display the selected weapon. Select the outer hardpoints.". - How do I do that?

Also regarding the weapons thingy, mine doesn't look like in the tutorial, even after take off:

You only see the 24 number. The NC and other light are off. Why?


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#3171064 - 01/03/11 11:29 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: yonyz]  
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It looks like your Master Arm switch is off.

#3171363 - 01/04/11 11:28 AM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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That's because I didn't even take off. ALl the systems are off. However, it's the same after take off with the Master Arm switch on.


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#3171525 - 01/04/11 04:39 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: yonyz]  
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You need to select the proper pylon with Y/U/I. I have mine mapped to the bottom buttons on my Saitek AV8R.

#3174721 - 01/08/11 07:19 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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That works. Thank you. Now I just need to understand how to hover, because I can't aim at the tanks like this. When I raise the cyclic to stop the helo from flying forward, it's like a rebound - the helo starts moving backwards after reaching 0 airspeed. More practice is needed, I guess. A lot more.


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#3222148 - 03/02/11 01:47 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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This tutorial was the most useful thing ever!

Now how about "how to take off, blow up stuff, and land again"? I keep going splat at the end of missions.


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#3227945 - 03/08/11 01:26 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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Hehe...thanks, Rusty.

smile

Unfortunately my simming time currently is pretty much taken by DCS:A-10...


"...late afternoon the Air Tasking Order came in [and] we found the A-10 part and we said, "We are going where!? We are doing what!?"

Capt. Todd Sheehy, Hog pilot, on receiving orders during Operation Desert Storm

#3228703 - 03/09/11 02:50 AM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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Have to add my thanks along with the other 16 pages of them. This was the best training mission I've done and apart from rolling off the runway and damaging my nose wheel, so much that it wouldn't retract, and taking longer to land than it took to fly to the first 2 waypoints it worked out great smile


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#3230224 - 03/10/11 12:23 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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Yeah I did it the wrong way round. Bought BS...realised I couldn't run it very well. I then saved enough to build a new PC. I bought DCS A10 as well. I'm finding myself getting into the shark more than the 'hog, which is really surprising me. Especially as I'm a sim-noob (apart from a long time ago playing F14 Fleet Defender). It's all good now. I can land on a FARP without tipping the heli over on the sloped edge of the helipad.


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#3267813 - 04/12/11 02:38 PM Re: Tutorial: How to take off and blow up stuff [Re: Rusty_M]  
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Anyone can send me the tutorial files?

Many thanks. thumbsup

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