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Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:49 pm
by john3voltas
Hi there!
I'm 37 years old, I'm from Portugal and I love simulation games.
I've been an "on-and-off" reasonably happy user of FlightGear for around 5 years now.
My main PC fried and my laptop can't run FG properly (less than 10fps...).
I was told about YFS and I'm very well impressed with what I've seen so far but I am still very newbie at it.
I'm mostly interested in civilian flying (no dog-fighting here).
Hope here I can learn a lot about YFS with you guys.
Cheers

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:10 pm
by Shutter
Hi there, welcome to the forum :D

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:35 pm
by Taskforce 58
john3voltas wrote:Hi there!
I'm 37 years old,
Welcome, and in case you are wondering if you are the oldest around here, the answer is no, you're not the oldest. You are not even the second oldest, and the oldest guy around is old enough to be your father. ;) :D

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:56 pm
by tigershark
hi & welcome to ysfhq.injoy

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:05 pm
by CharleyHotel
Lol taskforce. And welcome!

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:34 pm
by Iceman
Welcome to headquarters =]

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:59 am
by DavideV
Yeah, another civilian pilot between us! Welcome aboard ;) I started YSF the same way, searching for a free flight simulator light enough to be run on my old PC.

Taskforce, I was just wondering what that '58' meant...

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:03 am
by Midnight Rambler
DavideV wrote:Yeah, another civilian pilot between us! Welcome aboard ;) I started YSF the same way, searching for a free flight simulator light enough to be run on my old PC.

Taskforce, I was just wondering what that '58' meant..
:lol: The way you said that was classic :lol:

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:55 am
by john3voltas
I wouldn't mind being the eldest around but it is reassuring to know that there are more old-school guys out there when I'm flying ;).
Many thanks for the warm welcoming :P.
Cheers

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:44 am
by DavideV
john3voltas wrote:I wouldn't mind being the eldest around but it is reassuring to know that there are more old-school guys out there when I'm flying ;)
It totally is for me too... I'm pushing the Virtual Airline I'm in to let things be done a little more "professionally" and I'm sure that you, as an old FG flyer, could do the thing very well.

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:10 pm
by john3voltas
DavideV wrote:It totally is for me too... I'm pushing the Virtual Airline I'm in to let things be done a little more "professionally" and I'm sure that you, as an old FG flyer, could do the thing very well.
Hi DavideV,
Please note that I'm only a long time "on and off" player of FG.
But that doesn't mean that I'm an experienced player or anything similar.
In fact, I can still barely take off and land a Cessna 172p :lol: .
Nevertheless, I'll be glad to help whenever I can ;) .
But right now I'm still learning YFS and I'm still trying to figure it's features/limitations.
For that, I'm about to post in the support section.
Cheers

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:46 pm
by Gunny
Hi John3voltas yea I get it he is a real world pilot as well as an actor.
I am Gunny the old man Task Force 58 was eluding to glad to have you here.
And I do have a son about your age.And a coincidence as well I am of Portuguese heritage 3rd generation on my Fathers side origins from Lisbon.
I also tried FG but was not satisfied with its performance on my computer.
I will let TF 58 tell you the meaning of his call sign himself its American history at its finest.Well this is your intro so suffice it to say I am no stranger to real runways.Enjoy your stay with us and if I can help don't hesitate to ask me or anyone else here.Abrigado. :D

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:55 pm
by DavideV
john3voltas wrote:In fact, I can still barely take off and land a Cessna 172p :lol: .
Nevertheless, I'll be glad to help whenever I can ;) .
But right now I'm still learning YFS and I'm still trying to figure it's features/limitations.
Believe me, if you do things properly in YSF you can fly with any simulator as well. I've been flying with YS since 3-4 years and I was able to land in FSX at the first try, with realism options all set to maximum (just rudder autocoordination on, as I flew with the mouse). Try to search on the internet for "Stick and Rudder" and read it... ;)

Have a nice flying! ;)

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:06 pm
by john3voltas
@Gunny,
De nada :).

@DavideV
Well, I do know what a rudder is for.
Use it all the time when landing to properly align my plane with the lane that I'm using.
Wish I had a yoke with a rudder...
Maybe one day I can buy a yoke.
For now I have to stick with using keyboard.
There's an interesting DIY yoke here.
I guess building a rudder to go with it can't be that hard, right?
Cheers

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:02 pm
by Iceman
DavideV wrote:Yeah, another civilian pilot between us! Welcome aboard ;) I started YSF the same way, searching for a free flight simulator light enough to be run on my old PC.

Taskforce, I was just wondering what that '58' meant...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Carrier_Task_Force

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:07 am
by DavideV
When I said "stick and rudder" I was talking about this book.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stick_and_Rudder

Illuminating...

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:31 am
by john3voltas
My ignorance kills me LOL.
I'll see if I can find it cheap on amazon or similar.
Sorry about the confusion ;).
Cheers

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:43 am
by waspe414
I really haven't found a need for rudder pedals for YS. The rudder physics are especially lacking, so precision and control aren't so much of an issue. A twist stick should do you just fine for coordinated turns. (And any chopper flying, as anti-torque is unheard of...)

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:22 pm
by john3voltas
Strange... :roll:
So what do you do when you want to take off/land with 50kt crosswinds?
I got used to the rudder from my use of FG and now I just can't live without it.

Re: Hello YSFHQ :)

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:47 pm
by DavideV
john3voltas wrote:Strange... :roll:
So what do you do when you want to take off/land with 50kt crosswinds?
I got used to the rudder from my use of FG and now I just can't live without it.
Actually, that is not SO unuseful. With such a strong wind you have to give rudder in order to go straight before you take off (I've just tried), then you roll as usual.