One of my pals from the Black Angels is in hospital following a heart attack. The medics have operated and he seems in good form. He admires his pretty nurses but says he misses helicopters. I claim a pat on the back for arranging some via my stepson.
@schurem . My stepson was never on the Sea King so Merlin is his only operational aircraft. He is a young thing, ok he already equals me in rank. It appears to be a good war fighting platform but I would not expect him to say anything else.
NB in Royal Navy parlance he is a WAFU. Wet and f’ing useless. A term used to describe all navy aircrew
Honestly thinking about it, you could probably script that into DCS pretty easily since it doesn’t really require all that much ‘visual feedback’ to the helo crew in terms of blowing up a sub on screen.
Wouldn’t it mostly be listening to pings, squeals and whoops, maybe a falling water display if it’s a newer ASW system, and hovering various places as directed by your ASW specialist while dropping presents into the water?
I could see a neat scripted campaign for that, if the appropriate airframe ever came to DCS.
@Scoop, pat on the back for the shots alone. But they bring up some random questions:
Which Black Angel? (Wish him well from one who appreciates the group.)
Isle of Wight? (That’s the only helipad lighthouse I know.)
Did your friend actually get to ride along?
That’s a big beast to land on such a tiny ridge and narly slope. Salute! (especially if it was your WAFU of a stepson doing the flying.
Oh please don’t bother him with it. I see a helicopter and I get all emotional about it! Isle of Wight has become my go-to playground in MSFS, the lighthouse in particular. Just curious. Godspeed to Aardvark!
Yeah they goofed hard on materials and the stuff they added to make it multimission capable. It rusts and is weak in the wrong spots, strong in unneccesary spots and some of the plastic parts delaminate. It’s a … helicopturd!
Bought a new toy. Figured picking it up at the sellers’ was cheaper than having it sent, and be a nice change to have a roadtrip for me and Aeron. Put the thing together. Took four hours getting the thing to run. Checked if the carburetor was ok. Changed the spark plug. Only upon a long chat with the seller did I find out the thing has an oil sensor and it needed not just 200cl of lube, it needed the whole liter can. And then it ran. And it is glorious. We call it cookie monster de takkemachine(1):
Now if any of the boys (or a particularly annoying client) goes missing… I know nothing XD
(1) In Dutch, “takken” [tacken] means branches. The things you shove down a woodchipper. The thing was also a right b’stard to get right. “takkeding” means something like b’stard-thing. We funny, yeh? Yeh? or shall I have you examine cookie monsters’ maw up close?