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#4102003 - 04/05/15 08:40 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Phil is starting to warm up nicely, looks like he is finally ready to get in the game.


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#4102008 - 04/05/15 08:42 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Looks like Phil is getting to be a regular Daniel Boone with that Lewis.
Did some QC testing some things out (more on that maybe later) and got plenty of opportunity to watch the observer animations for a long while in multiple combats.
Pretty amazing job by OBD as they actually turn, crouch, etc trying to get a bead on the enemy.

#4102018 - 04/05/15 09:06 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Yeah, I'm startin' to get the hang of this two-seater business...

#4102455 - 04/07/15 01:34 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Shot of my SE pilot chasing a DRI with my new system. Love it



And Landing back at base.



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#4102493 - 04/07/15 03:18 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Super pics

#4102582 - 04/07/15 11:42 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: OldHat]  
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Originally Posted By: OldHat
Yeah, I'm startin' to get the hang of this two-seater business...


Fly in the right spot and you'll easily drop scores of Fokkers in that Fee

#4102583 - 04/07/15 11:44 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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MFair, did you get a new computer? Do tell more....

#4102629 - 04/07/15 01:09 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Mudwasp,yes I did. My other machine would not run the enhanced shaders no matter what I did, and I did plenty! Would still get random crashes. I talked to a company, Jetline Systems, which builds flight sim computers. Made a deal with them and then sold my old machine to my brother. Came out pretty even.

The one thing I liked about Jetline is that they build the computer, install all the software, and test fly it until it is right. Once it arrived at my house, I plugged it in, programmed my stick buttons and off I went! I am a computer idiot so this was right down my alley!

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If all that tells you anything, you know more than me. All I know is that it works. If I would have spent the time doing what I know how to do that I spent trying to get my old machine to work, I could have bought 10 of them. But I did learn a bit so what the hey.


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#4102633 - 04/07/15 01:16 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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That is sweet, what kind of cooling did they go with...fans, radiator...?

I built this one back in the late winter/early spring of 2013. Spent much time researching and shopping the parts. I was worried it might explode...but all went well.

I goggled it, very nice, even found youtubes.

#4102640 - 04/07/15 01:39 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: MudWasp]  
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Originally Posted By: MudWasp
That is sweet, what kind of cooling did they go with...fans, radiator...?

I built this one back in the late winter/early spring of 2013. Spent much time researching and shopping the parts. I was worried it might explode...but all went well.

I goggled it, very nice, even found youtubes.


Corsair Hydro Series H80i Liquid Cooling. That tells my dumbass its radiator.


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#4102702 - 04/07/15 04:09 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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yep, me too biggrin

#4103315 - 04/08/15 06:50 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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It seems more appropriate that I carry over my new career pilot that starts out with 30 training hours to this thread.

Crossing the channel was not hard... it was nearly impossible!!!

Disclaimer: the pictures are dark and unclear... exactly what I was seeing while flying.

I decided to start from Dover at 6am (28 March 1917), so cranked up QC and here is what I got....



I forgot to take the screenshot while I was parked because I was confused in deciding if I should continue or restart...

Crossing the channel in these conditions with only a compass, you can imagine my relief when I finally spotted a glimpse of land.... don't tell me you can't see it, too!




Terra Nova, Hurrah!





Flew around a few times to make certain that I was actually looking at a base... and of course to spot the fences.





How do you spell relief... F U R N E S! Finally, home sweet home.


#4103562 - 04/09/15 09:30 AM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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#4103693 - 04/09/15 02:03 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Lederhosen, where did you get that journal and how do you type entries into the journal?


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#4103765 - 04/09/15 03:32 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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I found that one way long ago. I used the paint thingy that comes with windows (I think). If you want a blank let me know.


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#4103780 - 04/09/15 03:59 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Yes, please. That would be a wonderful way of keeping a journal.


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#4103783 - 04/09/15 04:08 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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That was a heck of a flight OldHat!
Nice work getting down in one piece.

#4103881 - 04/09/15 08:15 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Thanks Duke.

I've setup my missions to almost play out like it is recorded in the book A history of No 10 Squadron RNAS in WW1 by Mike Westrop. So, April - Mid May 1917 seemed to be mostly short-long training flights (11 - 45 minutes) and some Coastal Defense Patrols as far east as Zeebrugge. There were only very few escort missions mostly to bomb railyards and a couple of enemy aerodrome raids. There should not be that much going on, so, I'm hoping it stays quiet and the 5 weeks pass by quick until the squadron transfers.

#4103942 - 04/09/15 10:18 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Lederhosen;

Very enjoyable read Sir. Many thanks!

OldHat, get some night goggles!! Geez what a mission!


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#4104489 - 04/10/15 11:19 PM Re: REPORTS FROM THE FRONT [Re: Olham]  
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Well, my first dogfight after 40 hours...




I did manage to make his engine stop....so, I let him go.




While looking for my mates, I get ambushed by two other EA. I managed to escape and land near a town on our side, but got overspeed damage in the process.


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