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#3975958 - 07/02/14 02:42 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: Olham]  
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I am sending the results as of Wednesday to Olham now...


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#3975965 - 07/02/14 03:10 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Send them to me too please, Jim. Thanks.

Well done Scout, you are now a member of the '25 Hour Club' ! cheers

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#3975967 - 07/02/14 03:20 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Hey RAF_lou they are on the CombatAce forum to you as a PM as agreed with you and the SWO.


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#3975969 - 07/02/14 03:27 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Aaah yes, roger that Jim. My memory is good, but short.

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#3976023 - 07/02/14 05:44 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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yes, definitely well done Scout!

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#3976063 - 07/02/14 07:08 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Short Hop to the lines: Spotted a lone Hun below our flight ( 6 a/c 9000ft) Dove in a banking turn down to 5000ft then noticed that the 1 a/c had turned into 3 Fokker s. Ran for my side of lines since the rest of B flight never notice that I was gone. After Archie opened fire 2 of the Huns split for Hunland. Turning to fight, my lone enemy a/c also turned for home. I came to within 800 yrds but couldn't get closer so gave up And RTB

#3976121 - 07/02/14 09:40 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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July 2, 1916

Dear Father,

Before anything else, I'm in the hospital but I'm alright. We were tasked with supporting our troops and we were sent way behind the lines at a German airfield called Avelin. It was eerily quiet for most of our flight but my sixth sense told me things were about to change. The light was failing as it was roughly 1930 hours and I thought I saw some black specks to the east. When we were close to Avelin, I led our flight around to get in a good position to fire.

Sure enough there were two enemy Roland CII's and they were not too happy to see us in their backyard. We were four, but these craft they give us leave much to be desired. They're slow and I can't even fire a gun for Pete's sake! They attacked and shot us up pretty good. I felt a burning pain in my back and knew I was hit and I heard my observer Omar Swithin call out in pain.

I dove for the lines and two of our three craft followed. I didn't know where Wright and Rodden were and I assume they got caught up in the fight behind us. The sun was quickly going down, I was losing blood at an alarming rate and all I could think about was getting back home. I thought about my times as a child when you and I used to fish down by the river. I believe that kept me alive as many times I was close to passing out.

As we approached Bruay the sun was just dipping below the horizon and it took all my remaining strength to bring the bird down. It was tough to see with all the blood on my goggles. As I rolled toward the hangars I lost consciousness and the next thing I knew I was in a hospital. I was told my injuries were not life-threatening and my stay would be roughly 10 days. I learned that Wright and Rodden were killed but not before downing one of the two Rolands.

I put in for my transfer to RFC-32 as I want to be a fighter pilot, not a damn chauffeur. They fly these stout craft called Airco DH2's and other than their nasty tendency to spin, they're pretty stout.

All my best to mother and please tell her not to worry. We Calderwood's our made from the good strong stuff.

Your son,
Basil







#3976127 - 07/02/14 09:51 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Nice AAR Shiloh, looks like you almost needed the headlights for landing ! Have a nice break with the nurses !


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#3976149 - 07/02/14 11:18 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Congrats to you Scout on your 25 hours and thanks corsaire. You quietly have a nice campaign going there carrick. Good luck to Bilbo CatKnight in his scraps over the shire.

I'm patiently waiting for my transfer so I can get into the Airco DH2's with RFC-32. I QC'd them and myself and my mates shredded some Fokker EIII's so I know she's capable. I did get into the 'death spin' at one point so I learned that about the DH2. I actually put in for a transfer after the first mission as I know it can take a long time but I wish there was a way to say, "I want to transfer now so sign the damn paperwork!"

#3976181 - 07/03/14 01:37 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Nice report Shiloh; too bad about the injury. So you were attacked by Rolands? Wow, I didn't know Rolands would be aggressive like that.

I see that you have moved up into the 'A' group with this new pilot; nice. That's one more hardcore pilot in the mix!

#3976240 - 07/03/14 08:58 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Olham pointed out to me that there was something wrong with the chart I sent him. I have been having strange things happening on my computer which caused a file to mysteriously "go missing". I recreated the chart and lost the 'aircraft' column and a few entries were out of date. This morning the missing file mysteriously reappeared but was also out of date, so I have checked on the validity of all the data. And will now send it off to Olham. It will take a while for him to do the graphics bit including medals and awards.

The following pilots were affected:

Corsaire31, Maeran, MudWasp, Olham, Shiloh and 77Scout.

NO DATA has been lost however. The fault is mine although I blame Bill Gates and his merry men. attack


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#3976244 - 07/03/14 09:28 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Jim, good to hear that nothing was lost - and it comforts me to see, that even more
experienced men like you have to face occasional "strange behaviour of the machine".

. . .mycomputer

I will now download your records chart and update the graphic.
All affected pilots, pls doublecheck your data, and we shall be fine.



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#3976264 - 07/03/14 11:48 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Okay, we think we have caught up with everything now, and so we can present the updated chart here.
If you still see single values wrong, just check again in the Sunday chart - there they should be
corrected then by your own latest inputs.

*** ***

No. 5 Squadron, RNAS, Coudekerque, 3 July 1916, 16 h

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Albert Addleson, just returning from a short bathing excursion to the
North Sea beach at Dunkerque, is getting called up by the officer of the day.
"Please go to the Commander's office, Sir, he has something for you!"

And this is what the commander hands to him:





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#3976268 - 07/03/14 11:57 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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...and here comes the updated chart... Click on the graphic to enlarge.
As always, the chart is also updated in post #1 of this thread.





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#3976290 - 07/03/14 01:22 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Scout, Congratulations on your accomplishment and the medal. Also thanks to Olham, Jim, and Lou for this adventure!


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#3976324 - 07/03/14 02:14 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Thanks Mfair (and others!). I must get some flying in as I have been too busy doing other stuff for a while. I am a bit worried about flying the DH2 in a 'hotspot' though. Oh well, let's see what happens...


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#3976344 - 07/03/14 02:31 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: JimAttrill]  
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Originally Posted By: JimAttrill
Thanks Mfair (and others!). I must get some flying in as I have been too busy doing other stuff for a while. I am a bit worried about flying the DH2 in a 'hotspot' though. Oh well, let's see what happens...


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#3976349 - 07/03/14 02:42 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: corsaire31]  
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As you pilots might have gathered I am not a good SIM pilot at all (although I was a great aircraft engine man in my time). I find flying in WOFF harder than in OFF for some reason. This may seem a silly question, but how does one turn a WWI aircraft? Do you do rudder turns mostly or is it a good idea to use some aileron? This is especially important with the DH2 which is reputed to go into death spins very easily. So should I avoid use of the rudder or the ailerons? Which is the most important?


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#3976360 - 07/03/14 03:16 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Albert is embarrassed to have been caught bathing in the ocean, but pleasantly surprised to receive the DSC. (He was actually expecting the 25 hour DID award, which explains the surprised facial expression peering out from under that dripping bath towel).

Thanks to Olham, RAF_Louvert, and JimAtttril for the ongoing great work in making this challenge run so well. Great fun!

#3976365 - 07/03/14 03:24 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Jim, flying in WOFF definitely IS harder than flying in OFF.
The FMs have been changed, and the AI is more intelligent.

As for the flying of the DH-2, RAF_Louvert should have some more detailed advice for you.
From what I remember, it went best to

- use rudder only in gentle, wider turns, when the craft is not banked very much
- use the elevator (and NO rudder!) in tight turns

But mind you: tight turns should only be performed with good "energy" (forward speed).
You should always pick up some forward energy by diving, then perform the tight turn.
The tight turn = bank craft hard, then pull the stick (elevator up).
For a tight turn in a climb you need A LOT of energy from a previous dive - better
try that out without enemy aircraft around.

So, simply: gentle turns = rudder; tight turns = bank hard and elevator up (and care for your energy).


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