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Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 04-18-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,734
Posted By flynlion
As you say, money is tight nowadays. Why should I...

As you say, money is tight nowadays. Why should I spend my hard earned cash to see yet another cartoon about a Hollywood football team?
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 02-20-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By flynlion
Pure fun! I love that he lands on the grass...

Pure fun! I love that he lands on the grass runway instead of the pavement, my kinda guy. Great scenery too.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-14-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,588
Posted By flynlion
I use the older av8r and I really hate the...

I use the older av8r and I really hate the deadzone in BoP (xbox). Sure hope they got it fixed in Birds of Steel.

Waiting less and less patiently...:-P
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-07-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By flynlion
Question What "New and Improved" feature are you most looking forward to?

Now that many of the details about Birds of Steel have been revealed, which are the ones that you folks are looking forward to the most? I'm sorta curious as to what everyone's priorities are in a...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-04-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,181
Posted By flynlion
Sadly, it looks like the Do-335 didn't make the...

Sadly, it looks like the Do-335 didn't make the cut. Still a most impressive list, can't wait to try 'em all :cool: I wonder if Elton John would mind if I flew a 163 to his soundtrack?
"Cause I'm a...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-04-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By flynlion
Every once in a while Hollywood surprises me an...

Every once in a while Hollywood surprises me an actually makes a decent film. I sincerely hope that this is one of those times, but I ain't holding my breath. Looks pretty mediocre from what I've...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-20-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By flynlion
Maybe not. The 109 has a huge altitude advantage...

Maybe not. The 109 has a huge altitude advantage and probably a speed advantage as well. All depends on wheather
the Hurri is pulling out of a high speed dive or just taking off.

As much as I...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-14-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,181
Posted By flynlion
This is the ONLY game on my must have list. There...

This is the ONLY game on my must have list. There are several games coming out that I'm going to rent and try out, but Birds of Steel is the only one that I plan on buying straight away.

Still...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-12-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,856
Posted By flynlion
I hate to be a buzzkill, but release dates posted...

I hate to be a buzzkill, but release dates posted in GI are not always correct. Great news if it's true though! :grin:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-09-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,465
Posted By flynlion
Why Foz? The Pacific Ocean is a mighty big place,...

Why Foz? The Pacific Ocean is a mighty big place, I'm surprised that they found as many sailors and downed air crew as they did.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-07-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By flynlion
Good read Vdomini, thanks for sharing. The SBD...

Good read Vdomini, thanks for sharing. The SBD has always been one of my favorites.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-06-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By flynlion
http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?t=2490...

http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?t=24909&highlight=red+tail&page=4
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-05-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,465
Posted By flynlion
If they get this right it will be a real...

If they get this right it will be a real acheivement, a first for a console game. Props to the developers for even trying it :grin:

Still waiting patiently for Birds of Steel......
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-02-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,181
Posted By flynlion
The B-24 was a great airplane with a large...

The B-24 was a great airplane with a large payload and tremendous range, but it was very tough to handle. I'll be curious to see how the flight models differ between the B-17, which was in comparison...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-30-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,465
Posted By flynlion
It's obviously a work in progress because the...

It's obviously a work in progress because the P-38 and the B-17 are now on the list! Yay!!

For some reason they refer to the targeting of Yamamoto's plane by P-38s as operation Lightning, I...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-28-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,762
Posted By flynlion
Ha! I admit that it wasn't much use as a weapon,...

Ha! I admit that it wasn't much use as a weapon, I just love the idea of a self launching glider that gets to altitude via rocket. Tell me that aint bad assed :cool: I also just plain like anything...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-28-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By flynlion
You're correct, they didn't really do much...

You're correct, they didn't really do much "soaring" during this event, it was mostly just low altitude stuff to show off for the crowd. The real "sport" of soaring comes when you catch a good...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-28-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By flynlion
100 Years of Soaring

While I'm sure that other people did it sooner, for some reason the record books claim Oct 24 1911 as the first official "Soaring Flight". To mark the 100'th anniversary several glider clubs got...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-28-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,762
Posted By flynlion
Seems like your P-38 might do better in the...

Seems like your P-38 might do better in the Pacific theatre, especially if you could paint it up like the planes that took part in operation vengeance. You could also do with a Bf-109E for the Battle...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-08-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,734
Posted By flynlion
And that movie sucked.

And that movie sucked.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-08-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,734
Posted By flynlion
I dunno, looks like the same old cliches and...

I dunno, looks like the same old cliches and cartoony CGI to me :confused:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-04-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,187
Posted By flynlion
Thanks for the responses everyone. It sounds like...

Thanks for the responses everyone. It sounds like the flight controls are sorta goofy, but at least you do get rudder, aileron and elevator yes? Do they work with legit flight physics (like, gravity?...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-28-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By flynlion
Ciao Marco

Ciao Marco
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-27-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,187
Posted By flynlion
Tell us why BoP is WAAAY better than Battlefield 3

Sure it looks great, but I been wondering what the flight physics are like in the air combat parts of Battlefield 3? Is it just another shooter with wings, or do you realy get to fly the thing? I'm...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-27-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By flynlion
I agree w Foz and Pope. It's not like this forum...

I agree w Foz and Pope. It's not like this forum is way over crowded or anything, why make the community even smaller?
Forum: Other Topics 10-27-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By flynlion
Here's my thread, I was wondering what happened...

Here's my thread, I was wondering what happened to it. Somebody sure didn't waste any time moving it LoL.
Forum: Other Topics 10-27-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By flynlion
Question Battlefield 3

Sure it looks great, but I been wondering what the flight physics are like in the air combat chapters. Is it just another shooter with wings, or do you realy get to fly the thing?
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-24-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By flynlion
Damn. So long Marco. Ride safe everyone.

Damn. So long Marco. Ride safe everyone.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-21-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By flynlion
I hear ya Pope, but it's easy to speculate about...

I hear ya Pope, but it's easy to speculate about how good a "what if" airplane would have been because they never built it. Who's to say this "Super" Tomcat would have been any better or cheaper than...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-21-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By flynlion
So is this the only IL-2 still flying? I know...

So is this the only IL-2 still flying? I know that I've never seen one in the States, but I figured with something like 38,000 built there must be a few flying in Europe someplace. If this really is...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-21-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By flynlion
Interesting read on the Super Hornet Pope. I knew...

Interesting read on the Super Hornet Pope. I knew that it was over weight and over budget, but I thought they had fixed the other problems by spending lotsa money :-P FWIW I think my buddy was on the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-20-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By flynlion
Why so much hate for the FA-18 Pope? I got a...

Why so much hate for the FA-18 Pope? I got a buddy who flies 'em for the USMC and he loves it :confused:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-20-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By flynlion
All I want is decent flight physics and 3 axis...

All I want is decent flight physics and 3 axis controls, which oughta be simple enough. I wonder why so few console games have this? :confused:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-18-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By flynlion
Still no reviews, but I did see this on the...

Still no reviews, but I did see this on the Co-Optimus web page:

"Sadly for fans of the series, it looks like the game might have gone the more arcade route instead of the hardcore flight...
Forum: Other Topics 10-17-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By flynlion
It's not true sim because you can roll onto a...

It's not true sim because you can roll onto a knife edge or fully inverted and go get a beer, and when you get back your plane will still be cruising along, maintaining it's heading and altitude like...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-17-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By flynlion
Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters

Anyone know anything about this new flight game coming out this week? I'm tempted to rent it just because having the name "Jane's" in the title gives it some credibility, but if it's known to be as...
Forum: Other Topics 10-17-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By flynlion
No offense but if this is your idea of a "sim...

No offense but if this is your idea of a "sim mode", then I feel sorry for you.
Forum: Other Topics 10-15-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By flynlion
If I had a 6 year old son I wouldn't let him play...

If I had a 6 year old son I wouldn't let him play this piece o' crap, any kid of mine should have better taste :-P Sorry you wasted your money Bro' :( Maybe you can get something back if you trade it...
Forum: Other Topics 10-13-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By flynlion
Air Conflicts Secret Wars

Rented this one today, played it for about 15 minutes before I got totally disgusted and returned it LoL. Seems odd that a handful of independants can produce a decent flight game for less than 3 US...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-13-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By flynlion
Cool! :cool:

Cool! :cool:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-09-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By flynlion
Hi Bobby Havn't tried Flight Adventure 1...

Hi Bobby

Havn't tried Flight Adventure 1 yet, just couldn't get interested in flying around in a single engine trainer LoL :-P But now after seeing what a good job they did with version 2, I just...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-09-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By flynlion
Just tried the free demo versions of both "Air...

Just tried the free demo versions of both "Air Legends" and "Air Combat Desert Aces". Both had zero flight physics and were totally arcadey as you might expect, no surprise there. The real surprise...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-09-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By flynlion
I just downloaded this and I have to say, I'm...

I just downloaded this and I have to say, I'm impressed! Finally a decent flight game that isn't a glorified first person shooter wrapped up in fancy graphics and a bloated price tag. And it's an...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-27-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By flynlion
Nice one Pope, thanks for sharing. I don't...

Nice one Pope, thanks for sharing. I don't usually care for adverts but you're right, that one is special.

Here's a link to my favorite "airline" video:
...
Forum: Other Topics 09-20-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,945
Posted By flynlion
I wouldn't call it "shocking", just not very...

I wouldn't call it "shocking", just not very good. At least no one is claiming that it's some kind of "simulator" LoL. I guess it's about what I expected. I might try renting it sometime if I get...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-16-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,413
Posted By flynlion
Dadgummitt one of these years I'm gonna make it...

Dadgummitt one of these years I'm gonna make it to Reno !!
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-15-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By flynlion
"Samurai" by Saburo Sakai, "First and the Last"...

"Samurai" by Saburo Sakai, "First and the Last" by Adolf Galland and "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller are 3 that come to mind right away. There's dozens of others :-P

"Chickenhawk" by Robert Mason is...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-14-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,362
Posted By flynlion
I think this line sums it up best. Fatigue has...

I think this line sums it up best. Fatigue has killed far more pilots than bullets.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-13-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By flynlion
Good eye Foz! The tow plane is a crop duster, or...

Good eye Foz! The tow plane is a crop duster, or at least it used to be. It's a Piper PA-25 Pawnee with the chemical hopper removed and a tail hook added. Our soaring club has 3 of them and each one...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-13-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,984
Posted By flynlion
Neat thread Foz, thanks. Aviation is like...

Neat thread Foz, thanks.

Aviation is like many other “hobbies”, it’s all fun and games until you try to make a living at it :-P and for good time “sport” flying you really can’t beat soaring. I...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-06-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,413
Posted By flynlion
Kinda sad that Dago Red isn't on the list this...

Kinda sad that Dago Red isn't on the list this year. I understand that Frank Taylor had to sell her again though I hope I'm wrong.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-06-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,701
Posted By flynlion
Love the new trailer Bobby, thanks for sharing....

Love the new trailer Bobby, thanks for sharing. If the gameplay is anywhere near as good as the visuals, then we'll surely have a winner :grin:

Wow, I just stayed on topic for an entire post! I...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-04-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,701
Posted By flynlion
Interesting combat reports, sounds like some of...

Interesting combat reports, sounds like some of these guys coulda used a third hand (or an FO :P) An old Wildcat pilot once told me about the landing gear, how you had to rotate a hand crank...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-03-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,701
Posted By flynlion
Great video Pope thanks for sharing, but if...

Great video Pope thanks for sharing, but if realism is what you're after why not check out some of Gilly's Red Bull clips or some other actual in cockpit footage? It's still the same sky as 1940 and...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-02-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,701
Posted By flynlion
I should also point out that the main reason for...

I should also point out that the main reason for keeping your hand on the throttle is not so much to make rapid throttle changes during combat, but to prevent it from "creeping back" under all the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-02-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,701
Posted By flynlion
Ha! Yeah, you're right, I think I did see that...

Ha! Yeah, you're right, I think I did see that show. Gotta love Max. Air force fighter guys do say driver a lot for some reason, you can always tell when you share a cockpit with one :cool:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-02-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,701
Posted By flynlion
I'm not really sure why the P-38 had a yoke, I...

I'm not really sure why the P-38 had a yoke, I personally get much better leverage with a stick. Most larger long distance type planes have a yoke because it's easier to read a map or copy an ATC...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-02-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,701
Posted By flynlion
Nope, an airplane is not a rally car. A rally car...

Nope, an airplane is not a rally car. A rally car controls throttle with his feet and doesn't bank or pull G. Flying combat with your hand away from the throttle would be like racing a rally car with...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-02-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,701
Posted By flynlion
Ok Pope, maybe I came on too strong here. Yes it...

Ok Pope, maybe I came on too strong here. Yes it would be pretty cool for a video game to have the pilot move his hands around in the cockpit. I just think it would be more realistic if his hands...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-01-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,701
Posted By flynlion
I think it would look silly to have 2 hands on...

I think it would look silly to have 2 hands on the yoke when the other hand could be reducing power, pushing the prop controls forward, working the elevator trim or deploying those dive brakes that...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-31-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,701
Posted By flynlion
In the "real world" pilots very seldom fly with...

In the "real world" pilots very seldom fly with both hands on the stick. It's usually one hand on the stick and the other adjusting the throttle, trim wheels, switches or assorted cockpit gizmos....
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-30-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,413
Posted By flynlion
Since we're on the subject of counter rotating...

Since we're on the subject of counter rotating props I just had to bring up this little bird. The interesting thing about the TU-95 is that the prop tips are supersonic throughout much of it’s flight...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-25-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,547
Posted By flynlion
I'm as patriotic as the next guy, but that is...

I'm as patriotic as the next guy, but that is freakin' hilarious :lol:

Thanks Winny.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-25-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,413
Posted By flynlion
The main problem with a long prop is that the...

The main problem with a long prop is that the tips go supersonic, which leads to a tremendous drop in efficiency and an increase in vibration. Even a little Cessna can make the tips go supersonic if...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-24-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,413
Posted By flynlion
If it means we get to see them (and hear them!)...

If it means we get to see them (and hear them!) in flight, then I'm all for racing them. One good fly by is worth a thousand museum static displays. Back when I was a teenager (ok, waaaay back) I got...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-21-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,543
Posted By flynlion
Damn. I was kinda hoping that the first...

Damn. I was kinda hoping that the first responders were gonna find him sitting on the river bank having a smoke. RIP John Egging :(
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-20-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,543
Posted By flynlion
Here's a quick link, not much info yet: ...

Here's a quick link, not much info yet:

http://news.sky.com/home/article/16053765

It's always better to wait a bit when it comes to details about plane crashes, the press very often gets it...
Forum: Other Topics 08-12-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,945
Posted By flynlion
I agree w Davedog, an air combat game should be...

I agree w Davedog, an air combat game should be more than just pretty visuals and mashing buttons. Ace Combat was waaay too arcady for my taste.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-09-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,926
Posted By flynlion
:lol: Thanks Pope, I needed that.

:lol: Thanks Pope, I needed that.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-09-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,246
Posted By flynlion
Crazy. I had no idea things were getting so bad...

Crazy. I had no idea things were getting so bad over there. What are people so mad about?

Stay safe guys.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-01-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,926
Posted By flynlion
Actually, I was thinking about most of us when I...

Actually, I was thinking about most of us when I asked if the kid reminded you folks of anyone. Empire of the Sun is not a great movie, It has just about every Hollywood cliché and Spielberg gimmick...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-30-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,926
Posted By flynlion
This kid remind you of anyone? ...

This kid remind you of anyone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tztl6ZEjrw4&feature=related
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-29-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,926
Posted By flynlion
What a sweet sound! Nice to know that Lucas is at...

What a sweet sound! Nice to know that Lucas is at least trying to give it some authenticity. Maybe I've been too hard on him LoL. I saw they had Bud Anderson's Old Crow on the location, sure hope...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-29-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,926
Posted By flynlion
No offense Foz, but why do you think Lucas would...

No offense Foz, but why do you think Lucas would use authentic merlin engine sounds in one of his films? Why would he bother? I didn’t hear any merlins in the clip, and the dialogue sounds like the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-27-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,926
Posted By flynlion
I know it's not WW2 or even air combat, but...

I know it's not WW2 or even air combat, but Airplane is still my favorite movie of all time :-P

Battle of Britain is a close second. I remember seeing it in the theater w my dad when it first came...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-23-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By flynlion
The world is with you. Fred vaere med Norge.

The world is with you. Fred vaere med Norge.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-23-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By flynlion
Nice piece, hadn't seen this one before. ...

Nice piece, hadn't seen this one before.

Thanks Foz.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-11-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,524
Posted By flynlion
Flight stick customization has been confirmed for...

Flight stick customization has been confirmed for 360? Thanks Pope, you just made my day :grin:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-29-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,524
Posted By flynlion
Agreed! Hopefully they'll get the flight stick...

Agreed! Hopefully they'll get the flight stick issues sorted out before the sequel.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-23-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,286
Posted By flynlion
I did the island hopping thing years ago, flew...

I did the island hopping thing years ago, flew for a charter company outta St Croix. The main problem with it was that I was always on call, and its pretty hard to enjoy the sand or the rum when...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-22-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,286
Posted By flynlion
Mesa bought out Air Midwest and for a while had...

Mesa bought out Air Midwest and for a while had all of the 1900s on the Air Midwest certificate, right around the same time that I moved to the RJs in CLT.

You should definately try soaring, its...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-22-2011, 02:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,286
Posted By flynlion
Far out, I think you and I were at PIT around the...

Far out, I think you and I were at PIT around the same time (1998-2000?). I was an FO for Mesa on the 1900 then, later became a Capn on the Erj (the 50 seater is the EMB-145) and finally the Crj 900...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-22-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,286
Posted By flynlion
That cockpit door AD was a real pain on the...

That cockpit door AD was a real pain on the smaller Crj 200, it meant that the flight crew lost our closet and had no place to stow our bags. Don't worry, pilots will put up with anything if you give...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-21-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,286
Posted By flynlion
No, this is just a modification to a previous AD...

No, this is just a modification to a previous AD that has been around for a long time, I doubt it will change much. I wish all ADs were as simple to comply with LoL. Anyway it's been years since I've...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-21-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,618
Posted By flynlion
I actually like Crimson Skies. I like it's...

I actually like Crimson Skies. I like it's overall silliness and the unpretentious nature of the game and would love to see a Crimson Skies 2. Still, I dont have very high hopes for this one and will...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-20-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,286
Posted By flynlion
I was a Captain on both the Crj 900 and the Emb...

I was a Captain on both the Crj 900 and the Emb 145 Regional Jets, stuck it out with the commuters for 10 years before I got fed up and quit the industry (don’t ask). Before that I had several gigs...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-16-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,286
Posted By flynlion
Ha! I'm an ex airline pilot with over 12,000...

Ha! I'm an ex airline pilot with over 12,000 hours, somewhat familiar with trim tabs. I refuse to call myself an old fart but then I aint no young pup either LoL.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-15-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,286
Posted By flynlion
The 109 had elevator trim, that was one of the...

The 109 had elevator trim, that was one of the few things that the guy in Foz's videos liked about it. Rudder and aileron trim would be nice as well but not vital, especially in a plane with well...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-14-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By flynlion
As much as I want realism, I voted for both....

As much as I want realism, I voted for both. Siince they're planning on an arcade mode anyway they might as well give folks the option. I also hope they fix the flight stick dead zone issues for 360...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-14-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,286
Posted By flynlion
Nice vids Foz, thanks for posting. Just about...

Nice vids Foz, thanks for posting.
Just about every interview with a German ace that I've ever seen had the same 2 complaints about the 109:

1) It's narrow track under carriage caused more...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-03-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,140
Posted By flynlion
I have to admit that after watching Guilty...

I have to admit that after watching Guilty Spark's link, I think that head tracking in a flight game is something I'd really like to try. I won't comment on his other "arguments".
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 05-31-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By flynlion
Maybe he didn't want ya to know, Foz. Seems to me...

Maybe he didn't want ya to know, Foz. Seems to me that more often than not war veterans simply want "a return to normalcy" once the job is done, and would rather not talk about it with those who...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 05-02-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,095
Posted By flynlion
It might be cool, but I kinda wonder if it will...

It might be cool, but I kinda wonder if it will be much different from any other flight game. Sky diving is a very visceral, wind in yer face sort of experience that may not lend itself to a video...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 04-22-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,997
Posted By flynlion
Am I the only person who hates that "deadzone"...

Am I the only person who hates that "deadzone" you get when using flight sticks w 360? Sure would be nice if they could fix that in the next game.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 03-28-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,997
Posted By flynlion
I agree with Zatoichi Sanjuro, "Join in progress...

I agree with Zatoichi Sanjuro, "Join in progress trumps all". This would make online multiplayer much more enjoyable, and might even get me to renew my xbox gold membership :-P

I also agree with...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 03-26-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By flynlion
Seems to be a pretty good show, for the most...

Seems to be a pretty good show, for the most part. But its interesting to note that even though they discuss the nazi propaganda machine and how effective it was, they still give Hitler credit for...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 03-26-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By flynlion
Good point, the amount of work (and love) that...

Good point, the amount of work (and love) that goes into maintaining these gorgeous old birds is astounding. One plane that never ceases to amaze me is the ol' reliable DC-3. I mean, she aint much to...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 03-25-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By flynlion
Ha! Now there's a tune that brings me back ...

Ha! Now there's a tune that brings me back :cool: Do they still play it in the clubs over there?
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 03-22-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,547
Posted By flynlion
Thanks Bro'. I'm a US citizen, but my ethnic...

Thanks Bro'. I'm a US citizen, but my ethnic background is Austrian. Austrian Jew, to be precise. My family will always be grateful to the Brits.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 03-20-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,672
Posted By flynlion
Though I probably wouldn't buy it, I'd love to...

Though I probably wouldn't buy it, I'd love to try this one as a demo or rental.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 02-03-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,726
Posted By flynlion
I wonder what it would cost to make it air...

I wonder what it would cost to make it air worthy? Right now it's just a fancy paper weight.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-06-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,084
Posted By flynlion
That has to be the coolest screen name ever...

That has to be the coolest screen name ever :cool:
Have you got any hours in real planes?

Here's to the fighting 99th!
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-16-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,726
Posted By flynlion
Prince of Wales is s'posed to be big enough for...

Prince of Wales is s'posed to be big enough for Hornets? Wow. Those big assed, full sized "super" carriers cost a fortune. Seems like it would be cheaper to keep a few smaller "helicopter" ships...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-15-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,726
Posted By flynlion
Very shocking, considering the Royal Navy's proud...

Very shocking, considering the Royal Navy's proud history. For a land based force it almost makes sense to retire it, I mean, what good is a short field capable combat plane if the big cargo birds...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-15-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,726
Posted By flynlion
Aren't things already tits up? What's the Royal...

Aren't things already tits up? What's the Royal Navy fighting with now?
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-15-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,726
Posted By flynlion
Doesn't this leave the Royal Navy without a fixed...

Doesn't this leave the Royal Navy without a fixed wing combat aircraft? Seems odd that they would retire the Harrier before the F-35 is ready, guess they plan to do it all with land based planes.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-12-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,084
Posted By flynlion
Fun thread Bobby, some of these are pretty good...

Fun thread Bobby, some of these are pretty good :cool:

My First name is Leo and I'm a pilot, so I've been the flynlion for as long as I can remember.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-25-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,425
Posted By flynlion
That bites :evil: I thought pre-order meant you...

That bites :evil: I thought pre-order meant you got the game first?
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-22-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,425
Posted By flynlion
Hello Delta-64, thanks for the review. I've got...

Hello Delta-64, thanks for the review. I've got 20+ years of flying experience, but all of it is civillian and all of it is fixed wing, and I've been kinda wondering what someone with your background...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-16-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,425
Posted By flynlion
The full retail game is out, at least here in the...

The full retail game is out, at least here in the states. I kinda like it :grin:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-10-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,425
Posted By flynlion
Gotta agree w ya there Pope. As much as I hate...

Gotta agree w ya there Pope. As much as I hate any kind of nazi symbolism, any law that restricts freedom of speech or expression seems like a victory for the nazi way of thinking.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-10-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,425
Posted By flynlion
I think the taliban flag is one we'd all like to...

I think the taliban flag is one we'd all like to shoot at.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-10-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,425
Posted By flynlion
You're correct Pope. I just looked at several...

You're correct Pope. I just looked at several German planes in BoP and there's a black diamond shape painted where the swastika would be. Funny that I never noticed that before, but to be honest that...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-09-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,425
Posted By flynlion
Thanks Bobby.

Thanks Bobby.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-09-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,425
Posted By flynlion
You might like it Korsakov. It's not like your...

You might like it Korsakov. It's not like your shooting at Russian soldiers, at least not in the demo. But I do see your point, it's kinda hard to build a game based on modern combat without getting...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 11-09-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,425
Posted By flynlion
That's what my buddy was doing when he was killed...

That's what my buddy was doing when he was killed in Iraq, escorting some Blackhawks with his Apache.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-23-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,423
Posted By flynlion
I'm still on the fence with this one and will...

I'm still on the fence with this one and will probably wait and see what you guys think about it before I shell out my cash. Anything involving the Apache hits me very close to home. My best friend...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-16-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,410
Posted By flynlion
Even though I have some seriously mixed emotions...

Even though I have some seriously mixed emotions about anything involving the Apache (long story), I must admit that I'm starting to look forward to this game. I just hope they got the flight physics...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 10-04-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,410
Posted By flynlion
Far Out. Like I said, never know who you'll meet...

Far Out. Like I said, never know who you'll meet on the internet. I've flown some interesting birds in my time, but never been shot at. Strictly civillian aviation for me. Stay low and zig-zaggin...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-28-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 21,410
Posted By flynlion
You were (are?) Russian airborne? Wow, never know...

You were (are?) Russian airborne? Wow, never know who you might meet on the internet. My uncle was US 101st airborne and would drop from Hueys in Vietnam. You guys have way more guts than I do, glad...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-14-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,730
Posted By flynlion
Yeah, Saitek Av8r (hate that silly spelling LoL)

Yeah, Saitek Av8r (hate that silly spelling LoL)
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-14-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By flynlion
Ruse demo is now available to xbox silver members...

Ruse demo is now available to xbox silver members :grin:
I kinda like it, but not enough to pay full price. I'll probably play the demo for a while and then maybe pick up a used copy in a couple...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-14-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,730
Posted By flynlion
Sure wish Microsoft would let us adjust the...

Sure wish Microsoft would let us adjust the deadzone with xbox flightsticks :evil:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-10-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By flynlion
I'll say it Foz. THANK YOU.

I'll say it Foz. THANK YOU.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 09-10-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By flynlion
True American heroes. The Tuskegee played a...

True American heroes. The Tuskegee played a significant role in the de-segregation of the US armed forces, and eventually, the end of racial descrimination as official US govt policy. They also...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-23-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,439
Posted By flynlion
The Hawx 2 demo is now available to xbox silver...

The Hawx 2 demo is now available to xbox silver members and I just tried it. Yes it does suck, but maybe not quite as bad as the first one LoL. On a scale of 1-10 I give this demo maybe a 3 (BoP gets...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-23-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By flynlion
I always liked Secret Weapons Over Normandy, at...

I always liked Secret Weapons Over Normandy, at least it has 3 axis controls. Wish they would patch it to work with 360, but I guess Micro $oft were lying when they said that "all xbox games will be...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-17-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,439
Posted By flynlion
I agree that the control scheme on Blazing Angels...

I agree that the control scheme on Blazing Angels is rediculous (why are developers so reluctant to program simple 3 axis controls?) but I actually kinda like the first one. At least no one ever...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-17-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,439
Posted By flynlion
That's too bad :( After reading the press...

That's too bad :(
After reading the press release I was kinda hoping that maybe they did a better job with this one, but I guess that an honest press release is asking too much.

I'll still try...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-06-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By flynlion
Good stuff there Bobbysox. I read about a dozen...

Good stuff there Bobbysox. I read about a dozen of your reports and still maintain that adding drag and reducing power is more likely to get you into trouble than out of it. Not saying it didn't...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-05-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By flynlion
True, but this situation is more the exception...

True, but this situation is more the exception than the rule. If you miss the shot or the enemy's wingman shows up, then "chopped throttle and flaps out" is a very bad place to be. Converting excess...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 08-05-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By flynlion
This is one case where the video game "sim" world...

This is one case where the video game "sim" world is very different from real life. Pilots in the real world almost never reduce power while in combat. Instead, they convert kinetic energy into...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-27-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,513
Posted By flynlion
My comment on prop clearance had more to do with...

My comment on prop clearance had more to do with line of fire shooting through the propellor disc than gun barrel length. Given the Soviet military's belief in the philosophy of KISS (Keep It Simple...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-27-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,513
Posted By flynlion
I think prop clearance would be the main reason...

I think prop clearance would be the main reason for putting guns farther out in the wings. There also might be other things like fuel tanks, landing gear, wing structure or ammo bays to consider. No...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-27-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,513
Posted By flynlion
Thanks Gilly. I'm kinda illiterate when it comes...

Thanks Gilly. I'm kinda illiterate when it comes to photo editing software so by all means please have at it :grin:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-26-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,439
Posted By flynlion
I'm with Soviet on this. Not that I care much...

I'm with Soviet on this. Not that I care much about red outs or black outs, I just hate it when developers and even reviewers make outrageous claims for new title that turns out to be more of the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-23-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,411
Posted By flynlion
Who doesn't love an airshow? Great idea for a...

Who doesn't love an airshow? Great idea for a thread :grin:

The big fly in at Oshkosh is just days away!

http://www.airventure.org/
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-23-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,439
Posted By flynlion
I agree with Sparks, the first one stank so bad...

I agree with Sparks, the first one stank so bad that it took months to get the smell out of my 360, and I seriously doubt if this one will be any better. Here's a quote from the Hawx Creative...
Forum: Other Topics 07-23-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,797
Posted By flynlion
There's only about 20 years of development...

There's only about 20 years of development seperating the 2. Might as well put a Hurricane up against an F-104 :-P

But I agree that any hellicopter combat game needs a Huey, if only for the sound...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-20-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,513
Posted By flynlion
Looks more like a T-6 than a P-47

Looks more like a T-6 than a P-47
Forum: Other Topics 07-17-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,797
Posted By flynlion
For some of us, this hits pretty close to home....

For some of us, this hits pretty close to home. My best friend died while flying Apaches in "the mountains of the Middle East". Not that I'm opposed to the game, I love to see new aviation titles...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-05-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,645
Posted By flynlion
Thanks Gilly. I thinks it's important to honor...

Thanks Gilly. I thinks it's important to honor the fallen as well as the victorious when we remember dates like this.

2 events that stick in my mind are the bombing of Dresden on Feb 14, and the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 07-01-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,645
Posted By flynlion
Who was the pilot who died in the other aircraft?

Who was the pilot who died in the other aircraft?
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-23-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,638
Posted By flynlion
It's available on DVD, at least in the states....

It's available on DVD, at least in the states. BoB and Airplane are the only DVDs that I ever watch LoL.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-23-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,638
Posted By flynlion
Ha! Now that's funny :grin: Reminds me of...

Ha! Now that's funny :grin:

Reminds me of "Airplane" where a 707 sounded like a DC3. At least then it was intentional.

It's actually pretty common to mix up sound tracks, especially since a lot...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-23-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,638
Posted By flynlion
Maybe not in the USA. I got this response from...

Maybe not in the USA. I got this response from the channel 4 website:

"This video contains content from Channel 4, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

A pity. BBC...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-21-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By flynlion
Sorry for your loss Ratman. Far too many...

Sorry for your loss Ratman. Far too many Americans believe that war is something that only happens to other people thousands of miles away, but we know different. My buddy Pat died in a helicopter...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 06-21-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By flynlion
My best friend was killed while flying Apaches in...

My best friend was killed while flying Apaches in Iraq. As Taps were being played at the funeral service, his squadron flew a missing man formation over the cemetary. That's one airshow I will never...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 05-10-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By flynlion
BoP was the only game that I ever really enjoyed...

BoP was the only game that I ever really enjoyed online. I say was because the online play became too frustrating and I decided not to renew my XBox gold membership. I still enjoy a single player...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 04-19-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By flynlion
Well said GBTSTR. "Good people never fought...

Well said GBTSTR.

"Good people never fought harder for a worse cause" is a quote that pretty well sums up most Germans of the time, wish I could remember who said it. One important reason to study...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 03-26-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By flynlion
Definately NOT just you! I agree with this 100% ...

Definately NOT just you! I agree with this 100%

And it's a proven fact that cool sunglasses make you a better pilot :cool:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 03-25-2010, 01:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By flynlion
I'm in South Carolina (USA) just across the state...

I'm in South Carolina (USA) just across the state line from Charlotte. CLT was my home base hub when I flew for the airlines, now I fly with Bermuda High Soaring near Lancaster SC. Soaring has always...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 03-24-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By flynlion
I'm a pilot. I used to captain an RJ for a...

I'm a pilot. I used to captain an RJ for a regional airline but got fed up and bolted, now I fly a tow plane at the local glider club. WAY less stressful than working for an airline, pity it don't...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 02-14-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,667
Posted By flynlion
Love the Kilroy, Stinger. Is Kilroy as popular...

Love the Kilroy, Stinger. Is Kilroy as popular with Germans now as he was with Americans then? Very cool.....good to see him again :cool:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 02-07-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,977
Posted By flynlion
How do you learn to play an on-line only demo...

How do you learn to play an on-line only demo with no tutorial? I get waxed in the first 30 seconds every time I try it, not much fun there LoL.

Getting back on subject, any news about the IL-2...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-31-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
I thought the same thing, but when I looked at a...

I thought the same thing, but when I looked at a couple o' Hunter pics it's actually quite different. Great minds working alike or just 2 fools thinking the same thought? :-P
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-30-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
You're playing now! Welcome to the funnest thread...

You're playing now! Welcome to the funnest thread in the forum :-P

Nice pic BTW.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-27-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
So my MiG-21 guess, pages and pages ago, was...

So my MiG-21 guess, pages and pages ago, was basically correct LoL :grin:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-27-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
MiG -21?

MiG -21?
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-23-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
How do you figure? BTW the caption under the...

How do you figure?
BTW the caption under the F-4 reads "Traffic no longer a factor" :grin:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-20-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,243
Posted By flynlion
Good point, I like your attitude :-P

Good point, I like your attitude :-P
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-20-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By flynlion
Thanks for trying FOZ, but this tells us...

Thanks for trying FOZ, but this tells us absolutely nothing. Corporate non-speak LoL
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-18-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By flynlion
Some time ago I was flying a leg between...

Some time ago I was flying a leg between Minneapolis MN and Charlotte NC at about 35,000 ft when ATC announced traffic at 11 Oclock and 2,000 feet below, oposite direction. Turned out to be a B-2 on...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-18-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By flynlion
Great stuff guys, thanks for sharing. My...

Great stuff guys, thanks for sharing.
My favorite has gotta be the Foz's Spitfire flight :grin:
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-14-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
Arado Ar-80?

Arado Ar-80?
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-13-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 1,119
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Posted By flynlion
This part needs a happy face! :grin: Fixed it...

This part needs a happy face! :grin:
Fixed it for you.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-12-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1,119
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Posted By flynlion
So I've stumped the Foz and P-51? Then my work...

So I've stumped the Foz and P-51? Then my work here is done.....

It's called the Jaguar, by Prowler Aviation. I first saw (and HEARD!) one fly at the Oshkosh fly-in many years ago and have wanted...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-11-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,119
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Posted By flynlion
Ha! US navy pilots called the FF-1 "Fifi", but I...

Ha! US navy pilots called the FF-1 "Fifi", but I think it was the Canadians who called it the Goblin. I do love that picture "hmmm, what did I forget this time?"

So am I the only one on the forum...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-10-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1,119
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Posted By flynlion
Goblin "parasite" fighter I think the...

Goblin "parasite" fighter

I think the biplane is a Grumman FF-1
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-09-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,119
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Posted By flynlion
No tries yet? Ok, here's a hint: Think "water...

No tries yet? Ok, here's a hint: Think "water cooled homebuilt". Still nothing? Think "Oldsmobile V-8 powered homebuilt". If that still doesn't work, try "worlds best looking and meanest sounding...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-08-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
Foz would probably love the sound of this one,...

Foz would probably love the sound of this one, even though it's obviously not a Merlin :grin:

I'll post 2 pics just because it's so purty
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-08-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1,119
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Posted By flynlion
And what about the Russians? Look at your picture...

And what about the Russians? Look at your picture Soviet, it's a fast airplane with a round engine! No way the inferior Soviet engineers could have come up with that on there own. They must have...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-08-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 1,119
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Posted By flynlion
I agree with you there, but we should also...

I agree with you there, but we should also remember that the Zero only became a "death trap" after it had been in service for several years. Early in the war it was virtually unstoppable, and the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-08-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
I think virtually all of the great piston engined...

I think virtually all of the great piston engined fighters were influenced by 1930's air racers, why not accuse them all of "pinching"? To claim that the Japanese simply "pinch" other designs is an...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-07-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
Ha! I guess it's not much of a video, definately...

Ha! I guess it's not much of a video, definately has a "home movie" quality to it. But you really think the H1 is ugly? It's beautiful! I just gotta find a better video or pic or something to help...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-07-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
So the H-1 racer had a 2,000 mile range, 3100 fpm...

So the H-1 racer had a 2,000 mile range, 3100 fpm climb and could shoot down any allied fighter in existance until 1943?

I love the H-1, gorgeous airplane, but it's not a fighter. To say that the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 01-07-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,119
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Posted By flynlion
What was "pinched" with the zero?

What was "pinched" with the zero?
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-31-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,297
Posted By flynlion
Hi Kozzmo The leading edge extensions are...

Hi Kozzmo
The leading edge extensions are called "slats", and were designed to allow shorter takeoffs and landings on muddy fields. They were not controlled by the pilot, but were held in the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-31-2009, 04:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,663
Posted By flynlion
Thank you, Swagger7.

Thank you, Swagger7.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-29-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,663
Posted By flynlion
I would love to fly with Saburo Sakai, either as...

I would love to fly with Saburo Sakai, either as his wingman in a real fight or as my opponent in a simulated one. He saw enough death for several lifetimes during the war, when it was all over he...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-28-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,663
Posted By flynlion
Bahahaha! Thanks Winny, best laugh I've had all...

Bahahaha! Thanks Winny, best laugh I've had all day :-D
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-28-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,297
Posted By flynlion
Wow, lotsa good reading there :cool: I still...

Wow, lotsa good reading there :cool:
I still haven't found anything concerning flap usage with aircraft other than the P-51, but I'll keep looking. Thanks for finding and posting the link!
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-27-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,297
Posted By flynlion
Nice find Winny! :) So at least on the...

Nice find Winny! :)

So at least on the Mustang, there are some examples of pilots successfully employing partial flaps in combat. I did not know that. But I still think this is more the exception...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-27-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,297
Posted By flynlion
Pulling G with flaps deployed is an excellent way...

Pulling G with flaps deployed is an excellent way to cause structural damage. If anyone can come up with a single example of WW2 fighter that had a recomended "combat flap" setting, I would love to...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-26-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
I LOVE seaplanes :-P Pure fun! That Emily would...

I LOVE seaplanes :-P Pure fun! That Emily would make an awesome bass boat.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-26-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,297
Posted By flynlion
Since any video game will understandibly have a...

Since any video game will understandibly have a very limited field of vision, I almost always lose sight of my opponent when I try to yo-yo at speed. With this game I find that the only way to change...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-25-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,663
Posted By flynlion
Ha! That is kinda funny, but I honestly think...

Ha! That is kinda funny, but I honestly think Richtofen could fly an F-22. He might not fly it very well, at least not without some instruction, but he could certainly get it off the ground. As...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-24-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,624
Posted By flynlion
Please look after my wife and kids.

Please look after my wife and kids.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-22-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By flynlion
I use a completely stock av8r with 360 and for...

I use a completely stock av8r with 360 and for the most part I like it. Only thing that does bug me is the small but annoying deadzone.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-22-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
A-37B Dragonfly or "Super Tweet" The attack...

A-37B Dragonfly or "Super Tweet"

The attack version of the T-37 "Tweety Bird", also known as the "Converter" because it converts fuel directly into noise. Fun little jet, but LOUD if you gotta...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-21-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By flynlion
Yeah, that's kinda what I found. If I need to...

Yeah, that's kinda what I found. If I need to change settings during an online match I have to try and fly the airplane at the same time, it would be nice if there was at least some sort of pause...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-21-2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By flynlion
Different Settings for Different Birds?

A lot of you folks seem to be very adept at switching from one plane to another quickly. Do y'all normally keep the same "one size fits all" set up for the controls or do you change them from plane...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-17-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
The engines on the Canberra are not small....the...

The engines on the Canberra are not small....the wing is BIG. I've always thought the Canberra was extremely good lookin' and bad-assed :cool: It flew with the RAF until 2006 and a handful are still...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-14-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 50,581
Posted By flynlion
Blohm and Voss BV-141

Blohm and Voss BV-141
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-09-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,768
Posted By flynlion
Ever seen those films where the 'chute opens and...

Ever seen those films where the 'chute opens and gets ripped off the back of the poor guy bailing out? Talk about having a bad day...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-09-2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,509
Posted By flynlion
They shouldn't rip off, they're designed to take...

They shouldn't rip off, they're designed to take the stress of landing LoL. But in a real plane you might damage other things like gear doors and retract mechanicals etc, which is why planes that...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-08-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,509
Posted By flynlion
Any difference in how the bombsight looks? On 360...

Any difference in how the bombsight looks? On 360 it can be very difficult to see the aiming reticule, sometimes making ground attack missions more annoying than fun.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-08-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,099
Posted By flynlion
We are probably beating this point to death but I...

We are probably beating this point to death but I really hope this holds true for the 360 version :-P
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-08-2009, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,718
Posted By flynlion
Raw Kryptonite, you are a true hero :D

Raw Kryptonite, you are a true hero :D
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 12-07-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,718
Posted By flynlion
You are both correct, everyone wins! This is a...

You are both correct, everyone wins! This is a happy thread after all :mrgreen:
Now if we can just get that damn patch for 360.....
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