DCS A-10c CBU Quick Tutorial

Written by Phil on . Posted in Combat Flight, DCS A-10 Warthog, Latest


I am in the process of making a quick and easy tutorial on how to deploy the CBU-97 in DCS A-10c. I have noticed quite few hits on this blog come from people doing searches with this particular weapon. So if I can help then great!

Watch this space and it should be up in a day or so.



DCS P-51 Mustang

Written by Phil on . Posted in Combat Flight, Latest


I had to get it. I have been looking at getting this from DCS for awhile now. It’s not a full World War 2 environment it’s just the Mustang within DCS World and that’s why i was reluctant to get it. However i made the plunge a few days ago and i have had a few flights. It is great to fly and it feels like the best WW2 era plane i have ever flown. I have to admit and even though i knew this beforehand i am disappointed there are no missions to test your skills in. I can easily set something up in the awesome mission editor but i am lazy and want all that done for me. Anyway i am far from mastering this great aircraft and will return hopefully with great dogfight stories from the multiplay viewpoint. That i think is where it’s strength lies.


A-10 DCS Home Pit

Written by Phil on . Posted in Combat Flight, DCS A-10 Warthog


Getting back into the DCS series of simulations. This is my humble set-up for the A-10. It includes.

  1. iControl DCS (iPad App)
  2. Cougar MFDs
  3. Warthog HOTAS
  4. TrackIR
  5. Momo steering wheel pedals as the rudder pedals.

It all works really well and it doesn’t actually take a lot to set it all up.


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DCS Black Shark

Written by Phil on . Posted in Combat Flight, DCS Black Shark


The return of The Shark. I haven’t flown this awesome helicopter simulation for many months it may even be over a year i cant remember. Anyway i have managed to get my Momo Racing Wheel Pedals to act as rudder pedals in all my flight simulations and they really do work a treat.

This video below is my first effort at a take off and landing after setting up all the controls. All settings are set to hard/realistic etc…. Not a good ending!

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FsBuild 2.4, Topcat, Electronic Flight Bag.

Written by Phil on . Posted in FSX, Latest


I am back flying the PMDG 737-800 NGX in FSX after having a break from it for a few weeks. The tools and utilities i use are as follows.

  1. Active Sky 2012 – for the weather
  2. Electronic Flight Bag – for the charts and procedures
  3. FsBuild 2.4 – For the flight planning and fuel calculation.
  4. Topcat – for the take off and landing performance data and FMC data.
  5. Ezdock – For camera movement within the sim.

I am also in the process of making a video to show how this all works together. At first it all looks a little complicated but it really isn’t and once you have done it once or twice it all becomes quite easy. The whole setting up and preparation for a flight in FSX is where most of the fun can be found.