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#3760280 - 03/31/13 12:00 PM Looking for a virtual KA50 squad in the UK  
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Hi folks,
I am looking for a virtual DCS: BS squadron to do structured co-op missions in DCS world. Hopefully operating on UK time or perhaps euro time.

I used to do FA18 and Longbow2 quite a lot IN THE OLD DAYS (*sigh*), so I can talk like a fighter pilot :-)

Give me a heads-up if you are recruting.

Thanks

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#3760304 - 03/31/13 01:02 PM Re: Looking for a virtual KA50 squad in the UK [Re: TwoSix]  
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Hey TwoSix

Not in a squad, but would be happy to get together with some other UK based flyers for a mission or two. I tried to set up a UK based squad but there wasn't much interest from people helping out in an admin role!

I think a good initial step would be to get a few of us together on a locally hosted or existing server and see where it goes and how much interest there is, unless someone posts with a UK squad I've not heard of, then count me in too!

S

#3761918 - 04/03/13 04:13 PM Re: Looking for a virtual KA50 squad in the UK [Re: Samson]  
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Originally Posted By: Samson
Hey TwoSix

Not in a squad, but would be happy to get together with some other UK based flyers for a mission or two. I tried to set up a UK based squad but there wasn't much interest from people helping out in an admin role!

I think a good initial step would be to get a few of us together on a locally hosted or existing server and see where it goes and how much interest there is, unless someone posts with a UK squad I've not heard of, then count me in too!

S


Samson, I think the reason people are holding off atm is because of the very 'transitional' state of DCS atm, IE the bugs-instability and so forth which will hopefully be resolved. Not saying that this is always the case (long time since I went solo online tbh), and it may well be 'better' now, but even the smoke columns are causing crippling FPS loss for a lot of people. I have registered on your site and remain interested, will bump in future and try to get people motivated again once DCS is in better shape?

I'd volunteer to be a 'Santas little helper' type lol, but tbh find the job titles a bit daunting. There seems to be a kind of implication that the person must be an all seeing Guru..which I'm definitely not. What I can do is at least start up, fly and fight and take off-land-navigate at least 'reasonably incompetently' (hehe) in all aircraft in DCS. What I'm definitely not is a walking encyclopaedia on everything DCS, with particularly massive gaps in knowledge RE: KA-50. I'd be more than happy to show people basic things like how to cold start the Shark and others, and how to use weapons and a basic knowledge of different modes etc. What I'm not an expert on is attack helicopter tactical doctrine etc, and the ABRIS sub modes and other things ('other things' being almost everything lol....and the Shark is definitely my weakest in DCS).

Like I say, I'd volunteer some time to at least show absolute beginners how to cold start and take off-use weapons-land-navigate at least at a basic level. I have not flew in a organised way with others in DCS yet, but want to as its far more fun. smile I'll have to brush up on Shark data link usage though, been a long time. I'll try to have a crack tonight and remind myself. smile




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#3762241 - 04/03/13 11:26 PM Re: Looking for a virtual KA50 squad in the UK [Re: TwoSix]  
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I'm up for tagging along, but I've not played since ca was released as the multiplayer experience with the server issues was off putting, I'm looking to get back into it and the shark is my fav ride smile

#3762731 - 04/04/13 08:52 PM Re: Looking for a virtual KA50 squad in the UK [Re: TwoSix]  
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Thanks for the replies so far. I was hoping for a nice ready-made squadron to step into..Seems like there just isn't one. This is a shame but reading the last few postings it would seem that DCS world is too shaky to be a viable platform upon which to hang lots of time and effort onto right now.

So I dunno, I was looking forward to having a real wingman instead of Mr Retardo and his mates :-)

I haven't got the skills in making web pages, organising or even in DCS world or BS2 to get a squad together I don't think.


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#3764967 - 04/09/13 09:14 AM Re: Looking for a virtual KA50 squad in the UK [Re: TwoSix]  
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May I suggest you have a look at the 159th? We're UK based flying in DCS, the website explains it all better than I could here.

159th Guards Aviation Regiment

#3765134 - 04/09/13 04:05 PM Re: Looking for a virtual KA50 squad in the UK [Re: TwoSix]  
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The 159'th looks cool, just the ticket. The only thing is Sunday nights and Thursday nights are not good for me a lot of the time but I will have a proper look into joining anyway. Sundays are fine after 9:00pm UK time and Thursday is PUB QUIZ NIGHT :-)) if I can be arsed to go. hehe

#3765306 - 04/09/13 09:05 PM Re: Looking for a virtual KA50 squad in the UK [Re: TwoSix]  
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Well if you're going to the 159th you'd best not forget the vaseline and cellotape butt

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#3765320 - 04/09/13 09:15 PM Re: Looking for a virtual KA50 squad in the UK [Re: JonnyD]  
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Originally Posted By: JonnyD
Well if you're going to the 159th you'd best not forget the vaseline and cellotape butt

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Meh...Real men don't need vaseline, you guys must all own shares at brill-cream biggrin

#3765570 - 04/10/13 12:07 PM Re: Looking for a virtual KA50 squad in the UK [Re: TwoSix]  
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WTF is the sellotape for??? duel

#3766679 - 04/12/13 12:34 PM Re: Looking for a virtual KA50 squad in the UK [Re: TwoSix]  
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So you don't split bananadance

Swarfega will do the job, too (don't forget the bog brush)


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#3767094 - 04/13/13 09:59 AM Re: Looking for a virtual KA50 squad in the UK [Re: TwoSix]  
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I'd be up for a bit of O/L. Be nice to tool around with some bods I. DCS. It's not perfect but it works for me. Bit of Co-op would be fun. Not so sure about joking a squad, working shifts means its hard to stick to particular nights. -ICE and some lads get together to fly Falcon during the week but its not a formal squad. I only managed a couple of nights but enjoyed it.


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