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.


Take On Helicopters Demo

Written by Phil on . Posted in Latest

Back from a great skiing holiday and back into the world of simulation and unfortunately work. I have had my eye on this for a while. Anyone who has played any of the Arma series of games will be very familiar with the way this game is built because of the fact that its made by the same guys over at Bohemia Interactive.

Anyway i tried the demo out today. While it all looks ok (i get good fps on full settings) i thought the challenge of flying in expert mode would be quite hard. I was disappointed to find it to arcadey. Anyone who has flown the KA-50 by DCS will know what a beast that is to master. So after flying that great sim for a few years and then trying this out………well arcadey.

Saying that it’s not going to stop me from buying the full game because the missions are well made and interesting. For instance in this demo you have to fly and hover over some building sites to pick up cargo and deliver it to other sites on the massive map. The next mission was to fly a SWAT team to a building for a mission insertion. All good stuff.