For those of you who HAVEN’T noticed (harumph!) I’ve been AWOL for about a month now, for lots of various and (mostly) avoidable reasons, so I decided to pop back in DCS this holiday weekend and knock the dust of my HOTAS.
With the recent full release of the Bf109 I needed to start here. It only took me one rollout to remember this beast is as deadly on the ground as it is in the air. Luckily there are plenty of fourm posts and youtube tutorials to point me the right direction, but lots and lots of practice was the key, for me. That, and installing CH Manager to help with noisy/aging CH Pro Pedals (My T.Rudder Mk IIIs are great pedals, but the DCS 109 absolutey requires individual axis wheelbrakes).
Next I hopped into @near_blind’s server. Sadly, there were no Kurfuersts with which to show off my recently honed skills, so I hopped into a Sabre, instead. It turns out that transitioning to the F-86F after spending hours in the Bf109 is an awful, awful experience. It took me a good 5 minutes just to figure out how to taxi again.
Say what you want about the Korean era fighter planes - they are dang sexy, even in ugly green drab.
@near_blind showing off his loaded Tiger, pining quietly for canisters of napalm, and not so quietly for accurate delivery tables for cluster bombs.