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Tales of the Bush Pilots

Posted by ZoomBoy , in FSX, Resources, Sims, Uncategorized 20 April 2015 - * * * * * · 166 views
FSX Steam, Beaver, Bush Pilot
I was not one to ever look at the Microsoft Flight Simulator series. But it was one of Tom's uploads that sparked my interest and then I waited for a sale of the FSX Steam.

He uploaded a model for the deHavilland Canada DHC-6 TwinOtter Extended - Air Inuit from Aerosoft
http://www.lockonfil...r-inuit-3b-p...


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Welcome, Mudspike

Posted by ZoomBoy , in Reviews, Resources, After Action Reports, DCS, Sims, Missions 08 April 2015 - - - - - - · 180 views
Mudspike, Sims, DCS, Other
After Tom's welcome to MudSpike, I decided to wait a bit to see what it was like and to see what was offered. There's not much "press" for simulations out there. A lot of sim coverage is watered down in the popular web-press. Any list of simulations on Steam or Origin will have a long list of Sims4 packs/expansion but not much of the stuff we love.

Ov...


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Content - When We Play

Posted by ZoomBoy , in DCS, Sims 23 March 2015 - * * * * * · 314 views
DCS, Measure, Missions, Usage
Another part of the Beach Prep Missions Project (same mission - 3 different aircraft) was also to see if I could measure the usage people get out of the different missions. This would give us a small picture of the DCS flight sim community. So, for the last 2.5 months, I have been tracking the # of downloads per day for these 3 missions to see if there ar...


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Converting Content

Posted by ZoomBoy , in Mission Editing, DCS, Missions 09 March 2015 - * * * * * · 293 views
missions, content, campaigns, DCS
There is always a search for content. I have created many missions for others and they are appreciated. But one interesting method of creating good and fast content is converting a mission or campaign for one plane to another aircraft.

One campaign

Dirty Rotten Flieger a,k.a. JustinCWood had that bright idea. He converted the MiG-29 campaign "Over the...


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MiG-21Bis Landing Gears - What's Up With Them

Posted by ZoomBoy , in DCS, MiG-21bis, Tutorial 18 February 2015 - * * * * * · 473 views
MiG-21bis, Tutorial, LandingGears
My MiG-21bis was lifting up and it was time to pull in the the landing gears.
I began to Hit G Hit G Hit G - Uhh, where's the sound telling me that gears are up and we are ready to rock.
Ok, maybe I should look at the manual. When all else fails, read the manual :)

Gear Basics

The MiG-21-bis system is not a auto-magical one. It is connected with ex...


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MiG-21Bis Dynamic Campaign

Posted by ZoomBoy , in DCS, MiG-21bis, Campaign, Missions 29 January 2015 - * * * * * · 591 views
Dynamic Campaign, MiG-21Bis and 2 more...
While working through learning about the MiG-21bis, I spent a lot of time on the DCS LeatherNeck forums. Someone mentioned a dynamic campaign that Mbot had created. Checked out his Guardians of the Caucasus
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MBot Gets It Done - In a reasonable Fashion

http://i123.photobuc...Caucausus.jp...


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Steampunk Guide to Steam Guides

Posted by ZoomBoy , in Tutorial, Sims 07 January 2015 - * * * * * · 479 views
Tutorials, Guides
EXTERIOR SCENE: A dirigible over the darkest depths of Africa.

INTERIOR: An over-dressed Englishman is seated in front of a large mechanical contraption peering into a scope surrounded by various large dials.

PIPPINGTON (Looking into scope): Boynton! Come Quick! I have connected our digital magnetoscope, or as the Frenchies call it, an ordinator, to th...


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MiG-21bis - Too Many Buttons + Mission

Posted by ZoomBoy , in MiG-21bis, Sims, Missions 26 December 2014 - - - - - - · 707 views
MiG-21bis, Cockpit, Mission and 1 more...
I am starting on the learning curve for the MiG-21bis and, yes there are a lot of buttons. It is not like the A-10C button-fest which is like running multiple Windows programs. Systems need to be powered up, then those systems need to be authorized for safety's sake. Then you need to choose the right options by hitting more switches. There are no short-cu...


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Beach Prep Mission(s) - Lessons Learned

Posted by ZoomBoy , in Mission Editing, DCS, Su-25T, A-10C, Missions, Black Shark 22 December 2014 - * * * * * · 409 views
Missions, Beach Prep, Lessons and 1 more...
I undertook the task to do a beach assault mission. It was to have lots of scripting and events as well as AI units interacting. I then expanded it further to produce three versions - for the Ka-50, A-10C, and the Su-25T. I certainly learned a lot and might as well use that as fodder for another Blog entry.


Types of Aircraft

With the three types of a...


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Tools We Use - Paint Shop Pro

Posted by ZoomBoy , in Tutorial, Skinning, Modding, Tools 17 December 2014 - - - - - - · 491 views
Tools, Paint Shop Pro, Skins
A lot of my graphics work is done for this blog and for the missions I make. My graphics program is Corel's PaintShop Pro X2 which I picked up on sale for $50. I have used it for other tasks over the years but mainly flight simming. This entry just discusses the basics.

My Current Usage

Right now I use my graphics program mainly for my blog entries wh...








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