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Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012





Vahakyla posted:

There is a healthy amount of bandits, so there should be a couple skillfull pilots in the Eagles.

I have myself, and Lumme as two of em.

Put me down for a Su-25T SEAD mission.

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Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


So uhhh mmhhm uhhhh uuhmmm me and Lumme did a thing and set up some stuff and uhhhh...















skooma512
Feb 8, 2012

You couldn't grok my race car, but you dug the roadside blur.


Finally caved and ordered a TrackIR

Sauer
Sep 13, 2005

Socialize Everything!

Vahakyla posted:

... there should be a couple skillfull pilots in the Eagles.

I have myself...



Look into DCS Simple Radio. Its basically IVC for DCS and works quite well even with the non-clicky airframes. Because lol a dozen goons in different flights all in the same discord voice channel.

Sauer fucked around with this message at 23:16 on Apr 18, 2018

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


Sauer posted:



Look into DCS Simple Radio. Its basically IVC for DCS and works quite well even with the non-clicky airframes. Because lol a dozen goons in different flights all in the same discord voice channel.

That's drat awesome and will be used next time, but I've never heard of it so I'd like to practice first and iron out issues before I make us fiddle radios in the air as a surprise.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012





Sauer posted:



Look into DCS Simple Radio. Its basically IVC for DCS and works quite well even with the non-clicky airframes. Because lol a dozen goons in different flights all in the same discord voice channel.

this looks very cool but i feel like we would need someone playing ATC to make it work well

e: except it appears to use teamspeak? if so holy hell get hosed. i am so sick of voice chat program fragmentation

Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.



Sagebrush posted:

this looks very cool but i feel like we would need someone playing ATC to make it work well

e: except it appears to use teamspeak? if so holy hell get hosed. i am so sick of voice chat program fragmentation

No, but yes.

The point of the stand-alone is that it doesn't use teamspeak. However, it allows you to use TS as a fallback for those who want to and who don't have everyone one Simple Radio. So yes, it actually contributes even more to the fragmentation.

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


Tomorrow's game will also run from a dedicated server, so it should be pretty smooth.

Sauer
Sep 13, 2005

Socialize Everything!

No such thing in DCS. A proper dedicated server will be release in "two weeks". You can launch a client with 3D world rendering turned off but its still running a full instance of DCS.

Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.



Sauer posted:

No such thing in DCS. A proper dedicated server will be release in "two weeks". You can launch a client with 3D world rendering turned off but its still running a full instance of DCS.

I think he means “dedicated” in the sense of “nothing else is running, and definitely not a local player”.

BMan
Oct 31, 2015

KNIIIIIIFE
EEEEEYYYYE
ATTAAAACK




OK I got my game updated, I can fly whatever. Hopefully all my keybindings are still valid.

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


Good news! This mission ain’t gonna be too easy after some testing!

Four flyable Mirages too, for just funsies. They are in the CAP role, but obviously Eagles are a better choice for performance. There's a healthy amount of skilled and quality enemy air.

Vahakyla fucked around with this message at 14:02 on Apr 21, 2018

Vivick
Feb 24, 2007



Would love to be there and crash a bunch of planes, but im out of town Hopefully Ill be able to make it next time.

Ichbinuber
Feb 3, 2014


I wont be able to make it to this mission, however I'll do my best for the next one if more are hosted.

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


https://discord.gg/KhsX6X assemble here in Air Goons Discord when we start getting close to start time.
On your first server load, you might time out after a long wait. Reconnect again, and it should load instantly. It's normal. DCS blows.

Kainblueriver
Aug 10, 2013


Vahakyla posted:

https://discord.gg/KhsX6X assemble here in Air Goons Discord when we start getting close to start time.
On your first server load, you might time out after a long wait. Reconnect again, and it should load instantly. It's normal. DCS blows.

You can also bypass the initial drop sometimes by loading another mission first with the aircraft in them. The textures can be loaded in single player and then used in multiplayer. DCS is currently dumping all of the textures into RAM at the start, this is apparently why it takes a while to load the first time. Eagle Dynamics is supposed to release a fix in the next two weeks*.

*may not be two weeks

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


Server up for dicking around for warmup: LAME Goon Aviation

Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.



I'll be streaming my woeful point of view of this mess at https://www.twitch.tv/tippis/

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012





Woot, got my throttle fixed just in time. Opened it up and found that all the solder joints on the left throttle hall effect sensor board were cracked in half and it was barely hanging on by a plastic tab. No damaged pads though so I reflowed em all and it appears to be un-glitchy now

cool new Metroid game
Oct 7, 2009

hail satan



sorry dudes, was gonna join in today but some other poo poo has come up irl. all my inept training for nothing have fun and I'll try and join in next time.

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


I did not get any good ground attack screenshots, sorry!





























Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


MODS: please, we are back into playing both sims but no sense in breaking down small groups into smaller groups.


New thread title:

DCS World/Falcon BMS goons: 420th Blazers




Also the second post is our DCS World post, so if a goon would like to rewrite or add to it, I'll throw it up there if you just PM me or write here. I just don't got the energy for that.

Wooper
Oct 16, 2006

Champion draGoon horse slayer. Making Lancers weep for their horsies since 2011. Viva Dickbutt.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edkZ_RnG8dk

mlmp08
Jul 11, 2004


Nap Ghost

Shot down various things today, and my only crash was me slamming into a runway fence. Success!

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


Tentatively next weekend will have some DCSing again. Didn’t mean to abandon the CAS people, CAP was just labor intense. Hopefully ground pounders were not lonely.

I’m fairly fond of trigger-light missions with just calling it quits when it fizzles out.

Full Collapse
Dec 4, 2002



I can finally play next week.

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

FRIENDS, LISTEN TO ME
I AM A SEAGULL
OF WEALTH AND TASTE


Slippery Tilde


quote:

How does the Viggen fly so loving fast?

The Viggen's engine, the RM8, is a 727/DC-9 turbofan hotrodded by Volvo's aircraft engine division and with an afterburner bolted onto it. That means that a) it's inconveniently big, which explains why the Viggen looks so fat, and b) it's got very high bypass ratio for a fighter engine at about 1:1. High bypass ratio means that the afterburner gets very powerful, since it has a lot of cold unburnt air to work with. Thrust also increases with airspeed at a very high rate because of this. Essentially, both the engine and the aircraft in general are optimized to do one thing well, and that's accelerate and fly exceptionally fast in a straight line at low altitude. There were very few aircraft active during its service life that could out-accelerate a Viggen at sea level - it'll beat both twin-engined ones like the F-4 and much more modern ones like 80's variants of the F-16. I'm not sure what the actual top speed for a clean aircraft at sea level is either, the flight manual just says that Vne at sea level is Mach 1.1, but at that point there's plenty of thrust left over and the aircraft will happily accelerate further if you let it. Don't try to turn fight with it or take it to high altitude though, it doesn't like either of those much at all.

Speaking of the Viggen, the DCS module is on sale right now.

TheFluff fucked around with this message at 10:48 on Apr 22, 2018

my kinda ape
Sep 15, 2008

Everything's gonna be A-OK


Oven Wrangler

The Viggen is fun to fly and is easy to learn (except for the navigation computer which is a pain in the rear end)

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


If someone hasn't read this guide for DCS F-15C, you should. Even if the Eagle isn't your jam, this one has lots of broken down info on defeating missiles, and how to understand radar.
https://www.mudspike.com/dcs-f-15c-...-for-beginners/

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


In 15 minutes, we will fly a small-ish coop DCS mission that will last for an hour or so. Total of 8 F-15Cs will do a sweep of an area to let friendly AI F-16s into it for SEAD. There are also two player controlled German MiG-29Gs. Get into airgoons discord. https://discord.gg/5SCY6C

ZekeNY
Jun 13, 2013

Probably AFK

TheFluff posted:

Speaking of the Viggen, the DCS module is on sale right now.

The dead sexy Viggen T-shirt is also on sale:

https://store.heatblur.com/products...37-viggen-shirt

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


Thanks for flights.










Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.



Experiments in hosting led to this…


Onwards, to destiny!


The enemy approaches…


First catch of the day!


DCS is pretty pretty these days.


Things start heating up…


“Where did that -23 go? Must be hiding in the valleys.”


Only survivor of first contact limping back home.


Canyon chase!


Jae coming in for landing… of sorts.


RTB


What do you mean, “pattern is full”? (Also, note the number of running engines…)

mlmp08
Jul 11, 2004


Nap Ghost

Just to maximize how nerdy playing DCS or other flight sims with TrackIR is, here's the free hat I wear when I play. I don't have any other use for it and don't care if it gets cat hair or weird creases from the TrackIR on it.

pthighs
Jun 21, 2013





Pillbug

I wear a Windows Vista hat. Same.

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


For the best low cost HOTAS, there is a t16000 hotas for 102 dollars combined for a "used - very good" one from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-lis...ter+16000+hotas

EvilJoven
Mar 18, 2005



Fun Shoe

Speaking of HOTAS what do used Warthogs usually go for these days because I haven't touched mine in two winters now and with the summer here it's probably just not going to get used so I'm thinking I'd better offload it before something shorts out and it's no longer functioning. I see them advertized new for widly varying prices these days, from like 400$ US all the way up to 800$ and it seems like the standard is like 6.

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


Brand new is at 420 or so. I recently bought a used one for 360 for a friend.

If you sell it on Amazon, it seems like you’d easily get 380 or so.


You could come fly DCS with us next weekend, get that bug in.

Vahakyla fucked around with this message at 12:54 on Apr 23, 2018

Vahakyla
May 3, 2013

My battleboo just said "yeah, us. Ma'am. We'll be going to war. Not you."


This is becoming a weekly thing.
So, again.


WHO: Goon pilots one step above the ''aggressively incapable'' stage
WHAT: A fairly simple DCS Caucasus mission of SU-25T's performing SEAD and a Strike, with some F-15Cs for escort.
WHEN: Saturday the 28th of April, at 1400 EST, which is 2000 GMT+1.
WHERE: LAME Goon Aviation server, will be hosted during the event.
WHY: Merica.

SEAD IN THE VALLEY!





SU-25T is a free plane. Once again, no money needed for this! If you are a total beginner, you are still encouraged to join with the free client, and free plane

Situation: War has broken out in the Caucasus. Russia has declared war on Georgia, and after initial gains by NATO, such as capturing the city and airfield of Sochi, the Russian Radar Air Defences that were snuck into the area are dominating the air space. Georgian Su-25Ts, the FREE PLANE IN DCS OMG FLY IT PLZ, are tasked out to carry out SEAD and DEAD in order to defeat the Russian AA threat. The enemy ground forces are currently making their way to the city down the coast, along the two main roads to the west of the city. Secondary objective is to prevent the enemy forces from crossing the bridges into the city. If they gain a bridgehead, we will need to destroy the bridges. They are not estimated to arrive until an hour after mission start time.

Friendly Forces: Only a small contingent of NATO has arrived, with a forward deployed force of 8x F-15Cs jointly from Israel and the US, 4x Mirages from France, and 4x Mig29Gs from the German Air Force. 8x A-10C are also at Sochi airfield. Alongside are Gazelle, Huye, and KA-50 helicopter.The mission of course has respawns, and a friendly AWACS will be available for calls. There'll be a tanker, too. If one human wants to volunteer for being the AWACS dude, that's great too.

Task: Suppress and Destroy enemy AA-capability in the caucasus region between waypoints 1 and 7. Destroy all encountered enemy ground units. Protect the SEAD and CAS planes. Protect friendly Sochi-Adler Airbase. After SEAD starts to wind down, the Su-25Ts can perform regular CAS.

Estimated length of the whole mission is roughly an hour and half. In addition,a separate US package from a different airport in AI control have tasked out to assist in SEAD.
SEAD is vital in this mission. Enemy RAA covers vast areas, and if there aren't at least two competent SEAD dudes in froggies, this would be a massive bitch.


Before the start time of the event, the server will be running free for all air start shenanigans with all kinds of planes.


COMBAT AIR PATROL

F-15C,
x4"Enfield 1"

x2 "Enfield 2"


MiG-29G
x4 "Enfield 3"


M-2000C
x4 "Enfield 4"


CLOSE AIR SUPPORT

A-10C
x4 "Hawg 1"
x4 "Hawg 2"

AJS-37
x2 "Pontiac 1"




SUPPRESSION OF ENEMY AIR DEFENCES

SU-25T
x4 "Dodge 1"
x4 "Dodge 2"


HELICOPTER GUNSHIP CAS

These start close to the line of battle, in a mountainous helicopter base.
KA-50
x4 "Chevy 1"

UH-1
x4 "Chevy 2"

Gazelle
x4 "Chevy 3"










Vahakyla fucked around with this message at 19:56 on Apr 23, 2018

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Tippis
Mar 21, 2008

It's yet another day in the wasteland.



Definitely SEADing it up this time.

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