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#3518080 - 02/14/12 01:10 AM Review: DCS Manager  
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DCS Manager by Chris "BeachAV8R" Frishmuth

Flight sims go mobile -- Android app for DCS: A-10C Warthog

http://simhq.com/_mobile/mobile_001a.html


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Inline advert (2nd and 3rd post)

#3518198 - 02/14/12 06:30 AM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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I'll certainly be testing this app. The author may have found himself a very useful niche product idea for flight simmers. Thanks for the review and the head's-up about this product.

#3518226 - 02/14/12 08:35 AM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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Im using it. GREAT APP! Thanks for sharing it!

Im mostly using the AIRDROME charts. Excellent!

#3518255 - 02/14/12 09:34 AM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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No love for iPad? Please?


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#3518294 - 02/14/12 12:06 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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Thanks, it will be perfect in my Moto Droid Razr.

#3518318 - 02/14/12 12:48 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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Looks fabulous, thanks for the heads-up Beach! This may very well get me back into DCS A-10, which I gave up on after a bad case of buttonitis.


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#3518321 - 02/14/12 12:55 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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I couldn't tell... it just gives you HOTAS buttons, no default keyboard commands, right?

Either way great app for those with the phone, like someone said above... an iPad version would be great. (and a BS2 version) wink

#3518412 - 02/14/12 03:47 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: - Ice]  
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Originally Posted By: - Ice
No love for iPad? Please?


Oh..iPad has plenty of apps. I don't have one, so I can't do reviews on that stuff. For once Android got thrown a bone.. LOL..

iControl for DCS is a reason alone to buy an iPad: iControl

BeachAV8R



#3518425 - 02/14/12 04:07 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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Nice job, Beach!

"Need to kill something with your Warthog? We've got an app for that."


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#3518514 - 02/14/12 05:52 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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Nah... tried the free version and just didn't appeal too much.


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#3518562 - 02/14/12 06:42 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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This looks great. The only thing I wish it had is the default key mappings for the actions on the checklists.


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#3519020 - 02/15/12 01:14 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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Anyone notice the screenshots were all taken at 3AM? Staying up late a bit, Chris? LOL.

I'll be grabbing this myself. I have the PDFs on my Kindle, but it's not conducive to quickly thumbing around to the part you need when you may not even remember where that is.



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#3519108 - 02/15/12 03:30 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: Jedi Master]  
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Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Anyone notice the screenshots were all taken at 3AM? Staying up late a bit, Chris? LOL.


biggrin I think I was in some FBO that night at 3AM trying to figure out how to get screenshots of my Android.



#3520016 - 02/16/12 07:25 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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I'm dying to try this, but my (un-rooted) Kindle Fire isn't compatible with the Android Market. Is there a download available so that I can side-load this app?


-Home Fries

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#3520039 - 02/16/12 07:44 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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Talk about timely. I just got a new phone and am discovering apps in general. I remembered there was some sort of apps out there on DCS Warthog and did a search on my new phone and found it. Then I see this article. thumbsup Great read. Thanks BeachAV8R!

#3520195 - 02/16/12 10:26 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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Looks like a great app. I have a Kindle Fire and I do not own a droid type phone. I am unable to download it from the Android market because it requires me to have a phone registered with my account and I do not. Is there a way to download the app so I can try it on the Kindle Fire ?

#3520527 - 02/17/12 01:03 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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Probably not. Don't think of the Fire as an Android tablet. It's an Amazon tablet that happens to run a small number of Android apps. This isn't one of them.
On the other hand, you can put the PDFs on there and access the manuals much easier than off a phone.


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#3520569 - 02/17/12 01:53 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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I've read where people have downloaded DCS Manager to their Droid phones, then sideloaded it to the Fire , so I'm pretty sure the app is compatible.

The Fire is probably more Android compatible than you realize. It runs 2.3 (though an Amazon'd version), and every android app I've sideloaded has worked so far (incl. games like World of Goo, Anomaly HD, Edge). It can be connected to the Android Market if properly rooted, but being I've had the Fire for only a week, I don't intend to do this for quite some time (at least until my warranty is expired).

Besides, the 7" size is perfect for a kneeboard. I use it for my F4 PDF checklists, as you suggested.

EDIT: I just found it on GetJar.com, but it's not as simple as downloading the apk. They ask you your tablet model, and putting in the Fire tells you that it is compatible. Of course, GetJar also said that the EVO 4G is also incompatible, and we all know that this is inaccurate (else we wouldn't have a review duh ).

Last edited by HomeFries; 02/17/12 02:05 PM.

-Home Fries

"Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay - and claims a halo for his dishonesty."
- Robert A. Heinlein

The average naval aviator, despite the sometimes swaggering exterior, is very much capable of such feelings as love, affection, intimacy, and caring. These feelings just don't involve anyone else.

#3521660 - 02/18/12 08:38 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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Has anyone been able to find a workaround to get it going on the Kindle Fire yet? I will keep trying it out and report back if I get it working.

#3521748 - 02/18/12 10:57 PM Re: Review: DCS Manager [Re: citizen guod]  
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I have tried searching GetJar but could not find it on the site. No luck yet. Since it is free maybe someone can post the install somewhere so all can give it a try. Android market requires me to have a Android phone which I do not own, makes it tough to use apps off the site.

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