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Post  MJDixon on Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:54 am

S! Chaps.

I'm going to have a go at MP Rise of Flight on the Syndicate Realism Server from 7:30pm BST on wednesday, I'll also be logged in to our WW2OL TeamSpeak Channel whilst online too, so feel free to join me if you want to wing up. Smile

I read somewhere that on wednesdays they do early war missions on the Syndicate Realism Server, not entirely sure if that means all day, or what their definition of 'early war' is, might mean Airco D.H.2s and Nieuport 11s, or might mean Sopwith Pups, Sopwith Triplanes, Nieuport 17s and SPAD VIIs, when Hinkel and I were on the wednesday before last it was the Somme, with D.H.2s and Nieuport 11s vs Eindeckers and Albatros D.IIs, but that might have just been one of the rotating missions they have.

Or if you don't fancy early war we could try 7:30pm on Monday instead!

Incidentally we probably won't manage a tuesday night WW2OL squad night this coming week on account of the football (England vs Ukraine, 7:45pm Kickoff) so, er - sorry Hinkel. Razz

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Post  hinkel1 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:49 pm

mondays and wednesday usaly don t match for me
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Post  MJDixon on Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:26 pm

Well the only non-WW2OL Squad Nights are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - so pick one. Razz

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Post  hinkel1 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:30 pm

i think friday or saturday will be most convient for me as the mon and wednesday are reserved for my girl mostly
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Post  Skip19 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:55 pm

I also see Hinkels girl on Saturday, but Friday might work for me this week. Shocked

Do you use the text chat on Teamspeak MJ?

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Post  MJDixon on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:58 pm

Y'know, it's funny that, cause on friday I see Hi...

Naa, I'm alright with friday. Razz

I usually use the in-game chat feature if it's important, Skip.

Or TS chat for boring long-winded stuff.


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Post  hinkel1 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:19 am

well good thing there is a big hole with water in between our 2 countries :p
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Post  hinkel1 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:20 am

just realise that friday i will have to go for a BBQ of family so probably will not make it.
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Post  hinkel1 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:56 pm

I will be online tonight from about 7pm BST

I will be wearing a green scarf and streamer :p
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Re: Wednesday Rise of Flight - 7:30pm BST

Post  MJDixon on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:58 pm

Never knew you were Irish, Hinkel. Razz

I'll try to get on from 7pm too.

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Post  Skip19 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:52 pm

did we find out what plane set is on this early war? Is it the 1916 Somme map?

DH2 and Neuport 11s?

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Post  MJDixon on Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:03 pm

When Hinkel and I were online a few wednesdays ago it was Airco DH2s vs Fokker Eindeckers, with limited numbers of Nieuport 11s and Albatros D.IIs, plus R.E.8 and DFW C.V two-seaters.

But that was just the Somme mission, not sure what other ones they run, at the moment it's Spring 1918, but they might just start the early-war stuff in the evening.

Other than the Somme I'd imagine it'll be stuff like the SPAD VII, Sopwith Pup, Sopwith Triplane and Nieuport 17 era.

Though if it is the Somme I'd be tempted to just take an R.E.8 two-seater, the RoF website states the R.E.8 maximum speed (presumably bombless) is 106 mph on the deck, where as the Airco DH2 is 80 mph, Fokker Eindecker is 88 mph, Nieuport 11 is 103 mph and Albatros D.II is 101 mph.

I wouldn't want to be the one to try take on the rear gunner of a two-seater in a Fokker Eindecker anyway. Laughing

Though I would be tempted to try out the Nieuport 11 (with RFC markings!) if there were any available.

Reading the forum, there might also be a mission that's just Airco D.H.2s vs Fokker Eindeckers.

As far as I can tell, the Syndicate Server setup goes:

Monday: Normal
Tuesday: Normal
Wednesday: Early war
Thursday : Normal
Friday: Normal
Saturday: Normal
Sunday: Vintage realism missions

And the missions on those days rotate depending on when the previous ones are won.

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Post  hinkel1 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:38 pm

to bad i don t really fancy those dh2
we can also go on new wings server or something
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Post  MJDixon on Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:02 am

The Somme gets a bit tedious after a while it must be said - be better if it was just DH2s vs Eindeckers, flying a DH2 against an Albatros is suicide at the best of times!

We were going to have a good fight with Hinkel and I in DH2s vs two Eindeckers, but one of the Eindeckers crashed into Hinkel. Rolling Eyes

This is the best I managed in the DH2 as far as air combat is concerned:



I claim a probable on one Fokker Eindecker forced out of combat. Razz

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Post  MJDixon on Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:54 am

Had another go with the Sopwith Scout after Hinkel logged off - must say I'm getting a taste for the crate!

Here's a quick and easy two-seater kill. Razz



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When you soar into the air on a Sopwith Scout,
And you're scrapping with a Hun and your gun cuts out,
Well, you stuff down your nose till your plugs fall out,
'Cos you haven't got a hope in the morning.

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For a batman woke me from my bed;
I'd had a thick night and a very sore head,
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"Oh, we haven't got a hope in the morning !"

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Then, my engine I tried to run;
And the revs that it gave were a thousand and one,
'Cos it hadn't got a hope in the morning.
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We were escorting Twenty-two,
Hadn't a notion what to do,
So we shot down a Hun and an F.E. too,
'Cos they hadn't got a hope in the morning.
Chorus__

We went to Cambrai, all in vain,
The F.E.'s said, "we must explain;
Our cameras broke--we must do it again;
Oh, we haven't got a hope in the morning!"
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Post  speedy77 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:28 pm

Well my WW1 escapade didn't start very well..if at all.

Spawned in a DH2 and track ir wasn't working. Restarted, couldn't start my engine, much to Hinkels amusement Very Happy . Found the key command for mixture and the engine finally started and my DH.2 took off by itself and entered a slow spiral climb where I found I had no stick controls at all (which explains the mixture problem as that is mapped to a rotary control on my throttle!). Restarted, tried a quick mission, same result. Restarted, tried BE offline, same result. Rolling Eyes

Turns out my stick drivers had decided to go awol. So by the time I had reinstalled them and checked all was ok, time was getting on so I retired back to my damp tent on the AF to write a poem about a Sopwith scout. Poor effort really but I sure someone will read it one day.
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Post  hinkel1 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:45 pm

tnx to speedy i have full knowledge of the blip switch as i had to play with it contantly to avoid taking off :p. when i got tired of it and shut down the engine right at that moment speedy s engine decided to start Smile

first flight i did with mj ended not so good. it was very hard to keep visual on mj his re8 ( i was in nieuport 11 ) but we managed to get far into enemy airspace without much problem and were even joined by a random nieu11. then a albatros dII wanted to engage mj but i made him concentrate on me. a really nice dogfight i had with me with me firing some holes in his airplane. in the end he got control over the fight and he shot me down Sad
the dh2 is just no match in this time period and best u can use it for is balloon destroying duty.

when we switched to new wings server we tried out the triplane. not bad at all but i had problems with left turns. the plane allways seemed to be going up instead of side ways. took me a while to get used to it and how to control that turn.
some nice fights i had there.

overall a fun evening in rise of flight

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Post  MJDixon on Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:49 pm

By the way, word to the wise for anyone that wants to fly a bomber at some point, the different bombers have different bombsight ranges/settings.

i.e. the Handley-Page 0/400 has a bombsight that goes up to 15,000ft and a wind adjustment that can adjust for wind from any direction.

However the R.E.8 (which is what I was flying last night) and D.H.4 have a bombsight that goes up to about 11,000ft, but the wind adjustment only works if the wind is directly behind you or directly ahead of you.

For example if the wind is blowing 3 m/s from the north west, as it was last night - you have to either fly your bomb run from the north west or south east - which wasn't much good for me as I was attacking from the west. Razz

Didn't have to worry about that, mind - on account of the Albatros that wounded me and forced me back home (forced landing on our side of the line - just about!)

And as for the Bristol Fighter that has one that only works between 70 and 80mph (and I mean either exactly 70 or exactly 80), and altitude settings of either exactly 10,000 feet or exactly 15,000 feet - so don't bother. Laughing

Also, wind direction info is found in the mission briefings, incase anyone is wondering!

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Post  MJDixon on Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:31 pm

Going to the Cinema tonight, but I should be back by about 11pm if anyone fancies some RoFage.

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Post  hinkel1 on Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:05 pm

to late for me have to work tomorrow
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Post  hinkel1 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:14 am

will have a go at some rof later this evening

everones welcome to join

will be on ts
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Post  MJDixon on Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:42 am

I might be on after about 10pm, early war is a bit meh with the current missions though. Razz

Will be RoFing at the usual time on Friday, though.

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Post  hinkel1 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:01 am

don t know if i ll be on that late will see Smile
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