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  2. How high is unbelievably high? I see people on Fleabay selling there secondhand ones for almost as much as they paid new. Is it possible to get some money back on yours selling it as is or even to replace the broken worn out parts from Thrustmaster? Seems a shame to write it off.
  3. After over 10 years of flights, my HOTAS Warthog has deteriorated to the point where it's almost impossible to fly with it. The stick has so much stiction that makes it very difficult fly in formation. I believe I have found a new, sealed in the box, new 1. I hope to go up and get it here in a couple hours. I should be ready to fly later on tonight. Unfortunately, the price is unbelievably high. But, I'm so used to flying with it, I would be very unhappy if I had to use anything different. So, I'm going to have to give up frozen pizzas for the rest of my life. And, if anybody wants to help in robbing 3 or 4 banks, let me know.
  4. Mac

    To everything, turn, turn, turn

    Well, forget it. I tried it. You lose speed very quickly. As everyone knows, the current iteration of DCS Hornet is very much underpowered. So, you need both afterburners in order to keep your energy up.
  5. Last week
  6. Highway

    To everything, turn, turn, turn

    Keep me posted....
  7. Saltat_Mortem

    To everything, turn, turn, turn

    Keep me posted
  8. I just read in the F-14 forums about an assymetrical turn: hard right pull, AB left throttle, idle right throttle. Just wondering how that would work in the Hornet. I will try it later tonight. Plan: Angles 6, 350 kts, full AB and pull to keep 350 kts, time a 360° turn; then Angels 6, 350 kts, left full AB with right idle and pull to keep 350 kts, time the 360° turn again. Will let you know.
  9. Welcome to VMFA-251! Hello and Welcome, if you are interested in joining this is the right place. This page will be kept up to date with information regarding joining, required mods for our server and links to important documentation. First step after making an introductory post in the VMFAT-101 section is to join our discord: and say hi there as well, we tend to be more active on discord: https://discord.gg/XUBUUTD VMFA-251 is currently CLOSED to recruiting. If recruiting is currently closed you are still encouraged to introduce yourself and get to know some of the people here, we can only handle so many student pilots at a time and will re-open once we get people through the syllabus. Required Mods: 476th Range Target Mod: http://www.476vfightergroup.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=287 follow instructions on their site to install Ranger Pack Unit Mod: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kZ6jmojWtuRn3i8uoxtsHBqJNyg4wvze install the same way as Range Target mod, check discord for help if needed SRS/Simple Radio: Currently 1.5.6 Here is a Brief Overview of the Expected Training Pipeline for the New Pilot: Join the Squadron Website: Do this first if you have not. Introduce Yourself to the Squadron: Located in the VMFAT-101 Forum Ensure you read and understand all the documentation: Any documents listed in this post Conduct an Interview with one of our Instructor Pilots: You will be contacted directly by an IP or someone in Command to set this up on Discord Perform Initial Checkride: Upon passing, you will be inducted, if you don’t pass continue to communicate, practice, and get with our IPs to improve your skills. All new pilots will be kept in VMFAT-101 for a period of ~30 days. This is to ensure availability and the ability to progress through the syllabus. After ~30 days or after completion of the 2000 level syllabus, new pilots will be brought in as full members of VMFA-251. Induction into VMFAT-101: An On-Wing will be assigned, and scheduled training will begin with the 2000-Series Operational Syllabus. This should be completed in 3 months or less, usually much less, which will give you the hours and experience to become ‘Operational’ with VMFA-251.
  10. Geko

    Introductory Post

    Welcome again, was great flying with you and look forward to having you around!
  11. Beazle

    Introductory Post

    Hey welcome Big nuts! Hope to fly with you soon Beazle
  12. Mac

    Old missile system

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/previously-secret-cia-report-documents-spear-attack-against-surveillance-plane/
  13. Highway

    Introductory Post

    Nice to have met you and welcome
  14. Hi All, Hello again to all the guys I met on Discord tonight. I big thanks to Redd for pointing me towards the Squadron and an extra big thanks to Geko for taking me through a Check/Fam flight! I look forward to flying with you all in the future. Cheers, BN
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  16. Like I said earlier, my internet moves at the speed of suck and I am currently downloading all the bits that I need to finish setting up so that I would be able to fly. Hopefully I will be good by tomorrow. If not, then by Friday for sure.
  17. Nice to have met you Breetai. I hope you got sorted out and are able to fly on our server. As usual, I will be around at the weekend if you want to do your checkride then.
  18. Hey Breetai, I'll look forward to getting used to your call-sign as you will mine :). Welcome buddy!
  19. Hi Breetai, Broadway and I have flown quite a bit this past year. It would be nice to see another jet jockey flying with us. I have been with DCS since LoMac. I've been with several squadrons in the past but this one is my favorite because of how we fly according to NATOPS. Well, as close to it as we can.
  20. Hello all, I came over here from my buddy Broadway telling me about you charming lot. I only recently have the F18 and have been flying DCS off and on since the Flanker 2.0 days. I've been on your Discord and chatted with Redd for a little bit and I look forward to meeting some more of you fellas.
  21. Redd

    F-14 love

    Unfortunately, a Heatblur dev admitted those weren't the actual engine sounds. They were enhanced with the real life audio. They hope to get close to the sound in the video though.
  22. Mac

    F-14 love

    I am quoting the original poster.
  23. Mustafa_admin

    F-14 love

    To many veritable missing to come to any conclusion. The information you gave is basic promotional information given by the manufacturer to sell their product “17,700 lbs of static thrust at sea level on a standard day while being tested on an engine stand” No other performance data given for the engine. how much proformance does it loose with altitude. What performance hit does it take when having to draw air through the F-18s intakes. What about aircraft AoA does that reduce the performance? I would assume it does depending on the angle and speed as some intakes move to help reduce this performance cost. McDonald Douglas spent years doing all kinds of performance test with the F-18. DCS paid a good bit of money to have access to that information. I’m not saying DCS has it right after all this is a $70 flight sim but, I do think they have access to more information then what can be found on the internet. As for real life pilots saying it does not have the thrust it should well that reminds me of the Spitfire - Bf109 debate as to which ones turns tighter. Some RAF and Luftwaffe pilots are record as saying they believe the Spitfire can outrun the Bf109 and then there are some RAF and Luftwaffe pilots on recorded as saying the Bf109 was better. There are even some pilots that had the opertunity to fly both that disagree. All things being equal on paper the Spitfire could outrun the Bf109 at most altitudes and slower speeds. But, at higher altitudes and higher speeds the Bf109 has the advantage. where the pilots wrong in there accounts? No, because life is not equal most of the time. Pilot skill plays a big role as does variables like weight, altitude and speed along with shit ton more. Without knowing this you are left with only an opinion and not fact. I wonder how much not having the seat of your pants feeling as the jet excellerates might play into them thinking it does not have the right thrust. anyways like Highway says I would not worry about it and just have fun with what we have.
  24. Geko

    F-14 love

    Drag. Drag easily cancels out the minorly positive TWR. The effect of drag on a fighter is far greater than being a few percentage points over 1:1 TWR. IRL these jets cant accelerate straight up either. Another things to consider: thrust decreases with altitude, lower density air. These jets get high very fast when you pull vertical. So you're losing a lot of your thrust as soon as you climb above 10000, maybe even 5000, I dont have numbers in front of me.
  25. Highway

    F-14 love

    Many real life pilots that have tried the F18 have said she's underpowered. So I wouldn't worry about it Mac. Maybe in the future she will get that power added. Not going to worry about it really.
  26. Highway

    F-14 love

    When you see a fighter do a Performance Climb after take off, they are going a lot faster than 250 before they pull up. They take off and stay low until after they pass the end of the runway or just after. That's an easy 350kts and they only keep that climb going to 10-15k ft mostly.
  27. Mac

    F-14 love

    Perhaps most of the numbers quoted in Wikipedia are quite accurate. You can begin at: https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/f-18.htm Scroll down to the FA-18C specifications. GE's reference is at: https://www.geaviation.com/sites/default/files/datasheet-F404-Family.pdf The empty weight of an FA-18C is 24,000 lbs. Internal fuel weights 11,000 lbs. Half of that is 5,500 lbs. That's 29,500 lbs at 50% fuel. Each 404 engine produces a static 17,000 lbs thrust. (That's the lowest number I could find.) Times two engines comes to 34,000 lbs. This leaves about 4,000 lbs of thrust for vertical acceleration that DCS Hornet just cannot do. Are any of my numbers incorrect?
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