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Mickel
20 Feb 2021, 02:27
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: The NEW T-6!
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: The NEW T-6!

Simples... in 1962 it was decided that the tri-service nomenclature was to be introduced. That meant the numbers got reset, and many new things were to the new number (with some notable exceptions). It was just as shambolic beforehand, especially in the army... M-3 light tank, M-3 medium tank, M-3 h...
Mickel
29 Jan 2021, 22:36
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Australia

Had a close encounter with a baby Brown Snake on an industrial site. A colleague and I were sitting discussing life, universe and everything when we realised said snake had slithered between the hands we were leaning back on and the wall of the building, about a foot behind them... We left well and ...
Mickel
28 Jan 2021, 03:41
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Promote Lewis
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Promote Lewis

I'm with Skycat on this one... Gp Capt Lewis.
Mickel
09 Jan 2021, 02:06
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Introduction and THANK YOU!
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: Introduction and THANK YOU!

Ah.... that implies rudder pedals are out then. Get a stick with a grip twist for the rudder then. My Saitek X-52 has done stirling service for over a decade.
Mickel
08 Jan 2021, 18:21
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Introduction and THANK YOU!
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: Introduction and THANK YOU!

If cash isn’t an issue, consider a yoke over a stick. IMO, there is more control. I’d used a stick for years then finally made the leap. The difference is marked. I still pull out the stick for those planes that have them.
Mickel
03 Jan 2021, 03:55
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Going around the world in the A2A Piper Comanche 250!!
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Going around the world in the A2A Piper Comanche 250!!

It’s a solid platform for your trip. If I were to go around in a piston single, it would be my choice.

Good luck. Pics, or it didn’t happen. :wink:
Mickel
03 Jan 2021, 02:30
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: B-17 Released for Prepar3D v4/v5
Replies: 70
Views: 53599

Re: B-17 Released for Prepar3D v4/v5

Team New to the B-17. Just took her for a two hour trip to New Orleans. Used the shift-2 check list and tool tips to get through. Since skimmed the manual and found the things I didn’t do right. :lol: Sat for a good chunk of the trip thinking they were brave boys, flying those on operations, in dayl...
Mickel
03 Jan 2021, 02:02
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Constellation or Stratocruiser
Replies: 22
Views: 1386

Re: Constellation or Stratocruiser

I managed ~100 hours with only a single throttle. There is an in built method for isolating a rogue engine if needs be.

(in other words, don’t let that hold you back)
Mickel
28 Dec 2020, 05:01
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Two Canadians
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Two Canadians

There is only one cup in Canada, isn't there?
Mickel
27 Dec 2020, 19:13
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Constellation or Stratocruiser
Replies: 22
Views: 1386

Re: Constellation or Stratocruiser

Strat, every time... The Connie is lovely, and went to more places (for those who want r/w routes). But. The Strat is a beast. She has to be caressed through the sky. Climbs are slow. Descents even slower. You need to add Captain Of The Ship with the Strat. The Connie comes with it already. COTS is ...
Mickel
21 Dec 2020, 05:42
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: SU-57 Assembly like something out of the Matrix
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: SU-57 Assembly like something out of the Matrix

My first thought was a ‘40s 57mm SP gun platform...

Welcome to augmented reality manufacturing. It’s gaining traction is some areas. IMO, it’s still a toy for the big boys. No doubt it will become more common place.
Mickel
18 Dec 2020, 19:10
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Ban the person above you.
Replies: 5233
Views: 344067

Re: Ban the person above you.

Tomas is banned for going over old ground
Mickel
06 Dec 2020, 00:59
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Ban the person above you.
Replies: 5233
Views: 344067

Re: Ban the person above you.

Gulredrel is banned for not chastising inherz for smoking light filtered cigs within 40’ of the aircraft.
Mickel
29 Nov 2020, 15:24
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar flights
Replies: 92
Views: 76706

Re: A2A Aerostar flights

Brilliant! I can't wait... Side question, as a one engine virtual pilot and Fighter Stick user (good advice from Dudley), what twin engine controller would you recommend ? The Bravo is coming. If their yoke is anything to go by, it should be decent. It can be set up in a variety of configurations, ...
Mickel
29 Nov 2020, 06:27
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: A2A Aerostar flights
Replies: 92
Views: 76706

Re: A2A Aerostar flights

At any other setting, the engine controls typically have some differences in between them, resulting in split levers when adjusting for precisely symmetric settings. -Esa I'm hoping there is going to be a check box for those with only one throttle lever so that the two engines behave as one, as opp...

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