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#3969692 - 06/18/14 04:27 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: Olham]  
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Thanks Rick, I guess I always had a light background when comparing.

IRL it is a rainy day with thunderstorms. As I was taking off on my second sortie a VERY VERY LOUD clap of thunder burst from very nearby. This startled me, I jerked and damaged the lower left wingtip of my Strutter. Made it into the air ok, but excessive aleron and rudder input was needed to keep her flying. So I rtb'd with a flying time of 5 minutes.

Think I'll take "Quincy QuickCombat" out for some Spad training.

#3969704 - 06/18/14 05:01 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Originally Posted By: RAF_Louvert
...young Artemus was forced down with a dud engine and landed on the bad side of the mud.
He is currently a guest of the Kaiser but is crafting a most clever plan and his escape is imminent...

Sounds like you have already seen the announcement by WOFF, that you will manage to escape, Lou?
That is at least some good news within a bad story.
Cripes, even you... It is tough, isn't it?

And Hasse, you are all alone there now? Geeze - how shall we survive much longer?



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#3969714 - 06/18/14 05:29 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: lederhosen]  
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For what it's worth...

I have discovered one way to make shooting harder, and consequently make multiple kills in a mission much less likely ... I removed the 'dead zone' from my TrackIR profile. Instead of roughly v-shaped plots I switched to straight-across plots for all axis.

Now my head movements are much more like real-life, with no preferential centering to the gun. This makes it much harder to line up the gun, as it would have been in real life. Getting kills in a mission is now quite difficult for me.

I ran into Immelman last night and he flew his EIII toe-to-toe with my Strutter. With the new TrackIR settings I hit him only a few times and he was getting the better of me. I was only saved when my wingmates jumped in. Nice!

#3969717 - 06/18/14 05:32 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Today we get up early and take off at 05:30 to surprise the enemy and bomb Ghistelles airfield. 6 Strutters and we pick up our escort of 5 Nieuport 11 near Furnes. With such a force I feel confident !
As we get 2.5 nm from our target, we spot a flight of 3 Eindeckers coming from the South, a little higher than us. Of course, instead of going to intercept them, the stupid escort leader sticks with us. Of course my stupid leader instead of keeping on mission track and drop our bombs on the airfield decides to turn right to meet the Eindeckers. Of course all the Eindeckers ignore the 10 other planes and go after me. They put some hits in my plane and I feel my controls are damaged.
I drop my bombs and turn around going west full steam. As I come on the good side of the lines my engine goes down to idle revs and I land on the road to Furnes. Plane lightly damaged, nobody wounded, they will send vehicles to bring it back with us at Coudekerque.
None of the other 5 planes of my flight made it back, there is a price to pay for being stupid ! Not enough observers left, afternoon mission cancelled.



PS : Wednesday report done !

EDIT : plse note the softer shadows with the new DX9 version from Ankor.

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#3969726 - 06/18/14 05:41 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Scout, you must be the only one who WANTED it even harder...

Corsaire, they KNEW who was the one to shoot down! Mwahahahahaaa!!!


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#3969743 - 06/18/14 06:12 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
Scout, you must be the only one who WANTED it even harder...


I only made it harder because a wise man named Olham once posted that real pilots only got a kill every few weeks, and that getting multiple kills in a mission is generally unrealistic. He seemed to know what he was talking about, so I figured I would strive to meet his difficult criteria (Big Grin).

#3969746 - 06/18/14 06:14 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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There is another Olham around here somewhere???


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#3969770 - 06/18/14 06:57 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I have created an Excel sheet for tracking the losses in MFFA 2. If I manage to stay alive, I should be seeing the whole Abteilung wiped out several times in the coming months! But considering that my pilot is the only one left in MFFA 2 after two days of flying, his future doesn't exactly look promising...


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#3969788 - 06/18/14 07:20 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Funny you should mention Blue Max. I got a kill today, right next to my airfield.

Of course, the enemy pilot (HA called Dieter Collin) had attacked my flight as we formed up. But still!

My transfer request is in. But not confirmed yet (of course it will be) so tomorrow I do what I always do, try not to die.

#3969789 - 06/18/14 07:21 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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TO ALL DiD CAMPAIGN FLYERS

Achtung! Tenshion, please!

Gentlemen, in the poll about the awards and medals, a majority of 9 to 4 voted for
- the more differenciated and more realistic awards system; and for
- the more realistic numbers, resulting from the special way of counting victories

Now I am very happy and very proud, that I received a confirmation from our forum veteran RAF_Louvert,
that he will do the medals and awards valuation, according to charts he had first published back in 2011,
and which were aiming for a more realistic awarding system.
I think you all will agree, that we now know the awards in the best possible hands!
Thanks a lot, Lou!


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#3969896 - 06/18/14 09:48 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Benjamin Bloodworth: June 18, Morning Mission.
Rail yard Bombing. 5 planes, 3 Escorts.

Mission to target was easy with no enemy sighted. After dropping our load we turned to head home and while forming up 5 EA came screaming down on us. 2 of our flight panicked and collided and then all hell broke loose. I headed west with 2 EA on my tail. By weaving slightly and pulling the nose up a bit to give by gunner some shooting lanes he finally drove them off but not before we had a plane full of holes. Luckily nothing vital was hit and we landed back at the field alone. As I sat in my bullet ridden crate pondering my fate we were told that everyone but us was killed but that high command had reported "Well done." And, "Oh yea Sgt., your transfer is approved, better pack your bags, a truck is ready to take you to your new home. I bid my gunner farewell and was in the truck in 20 minutes.

Arriving at No 24 squadron I was told that I was to lead the afternoon flight! These chaps don't fool around. We took off on a Recon mission of the front. Southwest of Arras we were attacked by 3 EA and I sent a green colored single wing devil to hell and watched him crash into a trench. We all arrived safely back at base and I have to say I am in very good spirits!


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#3969902 - 06/18/14 09:55 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Good to hear, MFair!
Tomorrow I will make the chart with the latest records.
I wonder, how many are still alive and active this time...


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#3969919 - 06/18/14 10:36 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Originally Posted By: Olham
Good to hear, MFair!
Tomorrow I will make the chart with the latest records.
I wonder, how many are still alive and active this time...

Thanks Olham, There was a time in that last 2 seater mission when I was wondering if I was going to get home. It was one of the most tense missions I have flown in WOFF! So different in the DH2. Instead of seeing an EIII and thinking "Oh crap!", in the DH2 I had the "I've got something for your butt now Hoss".


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#3969924 - 06/18/14 10:42 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Yeah, I understand that. I'd possibly feel similar, once we receive the Halberstadt.
The DH-2 was definitely a great fighter in it's time, before the Albatros D.I and
D.II came; maybe even then, still.
But be very careful. Her rearward vision is next to zero, and her turn-ability
must be well studied by the pilot, before he can make the best use of it.
Great plus: the free forward vision with the gun right in front of you!
Take care, MFair!


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#3969936 - 06/19/14 12:00 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I have a WOFF error message now about config overide settings that tells me to reinstall WOFF. It happens right before the loading screen appears when "Setting Usiel" (spelling) shows on the screen.

I lost electric power while fly in quick combat... damm thunderstorms

What should I do?

#3969942 - 06/19/14 12:22 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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#3969944 - 06/19/14 12:26 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: MudWasp]  
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Originally Posted By: MudWasp
I have a WOFF error message now about config overide settings that tells me to reinstall WOFF. It happens right before the loading screen appears when "Setting Usiel" (spelling) shows on the screen.

I lost electric power while fly in quick combat... damm thunderstorms

What should I do?


Write your post in the technical issues instead of here ? You'll get better answers probably !

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#3969959 - 06/19/14 01:04 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Just did that.

#3970035 - 06/19/14 07:07 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I fitted a pretty cheap UPS a couple of years ago. It protects against those quick power cuts of a few seconds and with a real power cut I can switch the pooter off safely. You don't need a big professional UPS for a home pooter. I paid about the equivalent of 50$US.
It's rather like using a laptop which doesn't crash when the power goes off.
If you have to reinstall WOFF don't forget to save your pilots.

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I notice that Mfair has not only moved from 13 Sqn RFC to 24 Squadron RFC he has also moved sectors from Flanders North to Flanders South. The first is a Medium sector and the second is a Hotspot sector. He has quite correctly captured the Total hours and the hours in each sector. So if you transfer sectors by transferring from one squadron to another you have to keep good records as he has done.


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