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IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad / Normal and Expert AKA servers
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:55:38 am »
S! all,

I had some back and forth correspondence with Scorp and he gave me some hints to look out for.  I think the issue with the Normal and Expert servers is that their campaign status was "completed", which is why they wouldn't start.  After getting more info on how to reset the campaigns, both servers appear to be up and running.  I think for Expert the same Kuban mission runs over and over, so I'm not sure how it can be completed.  However, I have a better feel for how to reset the normal/expert campaigns if the server doesn't seem to be starting again.

Thanks to Scorp for responding to me during his trip to Ireland :).

Have fun. S! Rel

I must be a crappy fighter pilot anymore.  If this is the maximum performance turn at sea level for the Bf-109F-2 and the Yak-1:

Bf 109 F-2
Maximum performance turn at sea level: 23.6 s, at 270 km/h IAS.

Yak-1 series 69
Maximum performance turn at sea level: 19.2 s, at 270 km/h IAS.

Then either I'm flying totally wrong, or the other guy's aircraft is over-achieving.

Died last night in a dogfight on the deck, in a horizontal turn he cut inside me no problem, causing me to try crazy moves to avoid getting shot to pieces, and of course stalled in and died.  Getting pretty old.  I don't totally believe the performance numbers that the BoX team posted for these aircraft - Unless I'm flying a Spit I don't feel I can out-turn a 109F series with anything in the Russians inventory :(.

DCS Series Flight Sims / Persian Gulf map - space?
« on: September 22, 2018, 12:44:56 pm »
Can anyone tell me approximately how much space the PG map takes up?  I have a 256GB SSD for DCS, BOX, ROF, IL2/46, etc, and it has about 80GB free.  It seems maps take about 30GB, although the ED site mentions 60!  If anyone can confirm their before/after remaining disk space after installing the PG map, it would be appreciated.

S! Rel

IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad / Dev Blog #204
« on: September 21, 2018, 11:08:59 am »
P47 cockpit is looking good, Me-262 looks menacing, guns will have more accurate dispersion, various visual effects will get improved.

IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad / @Ground pounders
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:36:08 am »
When flying on TAW with civilprotection the other night, he mentioned that he uses a 5 second bomb delay, which allows him to drop bombs extremely low and have them go off successfully.  I tried it and it works!  I used to have the default 2 second delay, and sometimes I would drop too low and they would not arm/explode.

So, unless you are using bombs against moving targets where you want less of or no delay (at the cost of having to drop from higher alt), I suggest everyone use a 5 second delay if you plan on dropping bombs at very low altitude.

IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 / North Africa 1942 Campaign
« on: September 16, 2018, 07:16:44 pm »
S! all,

I worked on the NA42 campaign configuration, and I think I fixed the missing parts - there were changes to IL2/46 and HSFX since this was run back in 2014, so I had to make some tweaks.  I generated a mission and was able to run the mission offline and spawn into aircraft OK, which is a good sign.  It would probably be good to run some test campaign missions.

In the mean time, I generated a mission and have set up the dogfight server to run that mission - so if you want to practice flying the NA aircraft, feel free.  Also, when I was setting it up with Tai, we discussed and made a few slight tweaks, including:

- Ships are 200 points instead of 300 like before (some convoys only have 1 destroyer and 3 transports, so they are less risky to attack)
- Parked aircraft are 30 points instead of 20
- I've made all twin engine bombers "backup" supply aircraft, which will take 5 units of fuel/supply instead of 10 like the normal supply aircraft.  The German side has the Me323 as before, just one at the supply base (it holds 30 units of fuel)

Tai, let me know when you want to run the first test mission - maybe we can do 2x90 minute missions on two separate nights, that would be a good test, then go live.  As you may have seen, the web site is already set up with the NA42 campaign, so you can see the plane set - of course we need to set up the sides again, and I can change that info once it's decided.

S! Rel

IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad / TAW is back on again
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:40:33 pm »
I registered at TAW as Russian and created an AKA squad - I'll check to see if any other AKA members have registered from time to time and add you.

AKA squad stats summary:
Stats of AKA_ pilots (shows experience):

S! Rel

IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad / @Scorp - re: coco-bucks
« on: September 12, 2018, 08:52:56 pm »
Was looking at the Coconut thread in the IL2 forum, and saw this in one of the responses by Coconut regarding the cash reserve:

...cocobucks are now solely for prestige, they can no longer be used to buy/rent planes.

So head's up that in a future build of the Coconut campaign engine, you will no longer be able to use your cash reserve to buy the right to a plane in a forward airfield if you didn't ferry it yourself.

S! Rel

DCS Series Flight Sims / Great interview with Finnish test pilot
« on: August 23, 2018, 12:17:52 am »
Posted over at the ED forums:

He flew the Mig-21bis among other aircraft.

IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad / AKA BoX Servers Stats Pages
« on: August 01, 2018, 08:10:18 pm »
Stats are up thanks to Scorp:

Normal Server

Expert Server

Campaign Server

I saw this thread on the ED forums, and I have similar issues as the original poster:

I posted on this thread too, but wonder if anyone else has similar issues as me.  Basically I have to give full nose down trim, and even then I have to give some downward/forward stick pressure to keep her level.  No issues like this on any other aicraft, just the F-5E.. it's very annoying and makes it not much fun to fly :(.

DCS Series Flight Sims / F-5E hook :)
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:50:33 am »
Apparently it does work on the Stennis:

Of course trying to get it back into the air might be tough without the cat :).

DCS Series Flight Sims / DCS Update 4
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:02:03 am »

DCS Update 4

DCS World
JTAC radios comms error due to SA-18 fixed.
AI F/A-18C. Incorrect surfaces position with cold start of AI aircraft corrected.
AI F/A-18C. Default control surfaces after landing corrected.
AI F/A-18C. Aircraft will spawn without hot running engine when selected cold start option on the deck parking.
ME. Ground/water units numeration corrected.
ME F/A-18C payload panel. Added option for removing pylons in the payloads menu.
The modulation of shipborne radios set to AM by default.

DCS F/A-18C Hornet
Sound distortion when passing through Mach 1 corrected.
Radar altitude hold mode autopilot will not be goes to high negative Gs.
The spawned aircraft will not be stucking in the carrier deck.
EMERJ JETT button will require push and hold for the emergency jettison sequence routine. There is no instantaneous jettison.
Fixed the behavior of the aircraft when flaps extended from the AUTO to HALF/FULL positions.
Chaff/Flare EW Page. It is possible to go from a value 100 to 0 by one click UP button.
Bug with pressing UFC button 4 that caused to remove some of the aircrafts elements - fixed.
Fixed countermeasures reload.
MP. Carrier Auto Launch Sequence. A client should have to be within 3 meters of the start of the CAT, with angles in not more 10 degrees to CAT line error and extended launch bar for the shortcut key U to work and connect the launch bar.
MP. The clients will be stand tightly on the deck during the ship’s motions.
Added option and input command to enable/disable afterburner detent, default fingerlift key is for both. For normal operation, you must re-save the options before the first use.
MP. Carrier spawn queuing system causes game crash - fixed.
Updated the french F/A-18C Hornet manual.

DCS MiG-21Bis by Magnitude 3 LLC
Adjusted HUD and windscreen reflectiveness.
Removed duplicate 3D mesh objects in cockpit.
Adjusted landing and taxi lights as a temporary fix to prevent cockpit bleed-through.
Added RSBN frequencies for Persian Gulf.
Fixed missing kneeboard maps.
Updated mission folder structure.

DLC Campaigns
A-10C NTTR Red Flag Campaign - added CN localization

DCS Series Flight Sims / DCS Update 3
« on: June 06, 2018, 08:32:59 am »
DCS Update 3

DCS World
Updater updated (worked with 'deltas')
Spawn cold aircraft on ship deck with folded wings.
If the unit being followed is destroyed DCS crashes - fixed.
ME. Added feature of static templates.

DCS Normandy 1944
More detailed objects and realistic airfield textures. The textures now reflect the more dusty, lighter, sandy surfaces
Removal of permanent structures from ALG airfields
Concrete surfaces for the airfields of Evreux, Carpiquet, and Tangmere
Shallow water zones along the coastal areas
New stone bridges
More structures like farm houses outside the detailed areas of the map
Added more objects like windmills

WWII Assets pack
New units added:
M12 gun motor carriage
M30 cargo carrier
M2A1/M3 halftrack
SdKfz 234/2 "Puma"
SdKfz 234 7 artillery tractor
SdKfz 234 7 251
SdKfz 234 2 Kettenkrad
Horch staff car
New barrage balloons
LCVP Higgins boats
UK soldier

DCS AV-8B Harrier by RAZBAM
Updated KC-135B model
Updated UFC font

Caucasus campaign bug fixes for Mission 01 and Mission 13.

DCS MiG-21Bis by Magnitude 3 LLC
Corrected glass material setup. Reflected colors on the HUD and windscreen should not be so bright now.

DCS F/A-18C Hornet
Added absolute axis for TDC.
ADV RSET cannot be removed during a cold start - fixed.
Crash with external fuel tanks fixed.
Flight hours will be log in logbook.
Unable to toggle Moving Map on and off - fixed.
Added missing North Up and Decentered modes of the AMPCD digital map.
GUI music update.
Radar scan parameters are updated now only when the radar is not in track, when the new A/A weapon is selected.
TDC press+release now returns the radar to search mode from all applicable modes (RWS/VACQ/BST/WACQ).
TDC press+release and undesignate switch press now reset the radar ACM condition (with certain exceptions).
Pressing boxed ACM on the radar format now returns the radar to search (in addition to resetting ACM condition).
When a new A/A weapon is selected the radar track mode is retained now.
If the gun was selected as A/A weapon, pressing undesignate in all ACM modes, as well as TDC in BST/VACQ, always returns the radar to GACQ mode.
BST/VACQ/WACQ modes, when selected with A/A gun, now override GACQ mode. It can be observed after the radar breaks lock. RTS commanded by pilot instead always reverts to GACQ.
Fixed mixed/lost modes symbology in ACM. Was especially noticeable with missing GACQ circle after RTS was performed or break lock occurred.
Engine start with ground air source.
Added input for station jettison selection buttons.
Different RPM indication on DDI and IFEI fixed.
CCIP mode is designating a target at weapon release which switches the MODE to AUTO - fixed.
Bomb programs quantities corrected.

DLC Campaigns
BS2 Republic Campaign - added CN localization
A-10C Shturmovik campaign - Conditions of success are too hard - 10th mission

DCS Series Flight Sims / F/A-18C - she's tough! :)
« on: June 05, 2018, 12:59:48 pm »
After flying with Thrud on BF last night, where we completed a runway/tarmac strike on Beslan on the deck, full afterburner and dropping our loads of 10xMk82SE's...

I was either damaged by ground fire/AAA/SAM or by Thrud's Mk-82SE blasts (he was about 2 seconds ahead of me, at my 10 OC, on a parallel coarse), happened too fast to notice from what.

She flew a little warbly on the way home, but when I slowed to land she was all over the place (had no rudders, no left elevon, no left flaperon, and holes in both wings) - I ended up skidding down the runway sideways for 1/2 of my landing once I was wheels down (lost my tires too! :) ).

Thrud did the BDA's and took the screen shots.

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