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.
Getting back into the DCS series of simulations. This is my humble set-up for the A-10. It includes.
- iControl DCS (iPad App)
- Cougar MFDs
- Warthog HOTAS
- 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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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![embedplusvideo height=”388″ width=”640″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/yPbIgZznvos?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=yPbIgZznvos&width=640&height=388&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=” id=”ep1509″ /]
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.
- Active Sky 2012 – for the weather
- Electronic Flight Bag – for the charts and procedures
- FsBuild 2.4 – For the flight planning and fuel calculation.
- Topcat – for the take off and landing performance data and FMC data.
- 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.