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Post by Ace Lord » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:59 am

Thought of the day: Anschluß?

Thought of the previous day (4/20): If we say "drink your drink" then why don't we say "eat your eats" or "food your food"?
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Post by iqmal_97 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:04 pm

@Greenhorn [s]Haha! Very funny! Next thing you'll tell me is that somewhere a lawnmower has managed to defy the law of gravity in pursuit of its dreams! Ha!

*scrolls up*

Ah fudge nuggets....

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Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. f.lux will do the rest, automatically.


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Post by Welshy » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:13 pm

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Post by CalvT » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:32 pm

@Weshly - me neither being a student and all that - I just have a program and a couple a dlls that do the work for me ;)
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Post by Neocon » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:54 am

Thought of the day: If you are a 4-year-old in a park being dragged into a van, would you rather your mom be standing there demanding action, or would you prefer her to take action to save you?

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Post by Stingx » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:07 am

My mom would beat the shit out of someone like that. What type of van tho?

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Post by Neocon » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:09 am

Magic van...full of candy...looking for a lost puppy.

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Post by iqmal_97 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:13 am

Acquired my driving and biking license!!!!

AM I MAN NAO????

TOTD: Having (very limited) experience in driving both a manual and auto transmission, I'd prefer manual every time. Mostly being that you are more in control of the vehicle and it feels more rewarding.

Though I can see why the steep learning curve would scare away most people. But once you've got the basics down... :twisted:
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Post by Neocon » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:00 am

I learned to drive a stick shift in a dream. I'm not joking.

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Post by Flake » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:05 pm

Stick shift ain't hard actually. May as well learn that while you are learning everything else...
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Post by Neocon » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:28 pm

The hardest part is taking off on a hill without a hand brake.

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Post by Barr » Fri May 01, 2015 1:55 am

Oh no the hardest part is trying to parallel park on a hil...

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Why is coffee milk so frickin good?
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Post by decaff_42 » Fri May 01, 2015 11:19 pm

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Post by Neocon » Mon May 11, 2015 2:27 am

Took some guns out to the field today. I shot my AR for the first time in a few years. It ran great. It's never had a malfunction. Shot my pocket pistol, it had some trouble. I forgot to oil it, and it had some trouble. Then I got out my Uberti Walker, the .44 cal. black powder revolver. Smoke went everywhere. After four rounds it jammed up bad. I managed to get it going and cleaned it up before the next loading. Four rounds and it jammed up again. I managed to get the last two again. When I started cleaning it I saw how dirty it was. It was also dry.

Thought of the day: If the wheel* is squeaky, you'd better oil it!

*Or wheel gun.

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Post by iqmal_97 » Wed May 13, 2015 3:13 am

Took my Logitech Extreme 3D Pro for a spin in Il-2 Sturmovik yesterday. The Z-Axis issue seems to be fixed, though I didn't do anything to it.

I flew a Hurri Mk IVc in VVS paintscheme around Stalingrad at approx 300m above the city during the evening. Reminded me how much I love the feeling of cold air blasting against my wind (when I opened the canopy mid-flight, ofc) while I lined up against an airfield quite close to the city itself. Maintained a speed of 160+ km/h with full flaps and navigation lights on. Placed the nose on a slight dip below the horizon and let the plane steadily gets closer to the ground, all the while airspeed is bleeding rapidly right after I have cut the throttle down to 21%. Flared up the last minute to make the classic British 3-point landing. Thankfully it was soft enough that the plane didn't bounce up nor broken the landing gears (as I've always done in the past without fail :lol: ). Taxi'd to a nearby shed, engaged the chocks and killed the engine.

And all is seemingly quite in the Eastern Front.

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Post by iqmal_97 » Sat May 16, 2015 9:39 am

Sorry for double posting. But I am feeling really happy right now...

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Took it apart and reassembled it. Thankfully without any hiccups.Surprised to see that my Logi Extreme 3D Pro differ in a few ways than the one in the tutorial I found (i.e no metal "pins" that kept the X, Y and Z sensors in place). But it was clear enough in explaining on what you should do to safely clean it of dust and debris.

1st time testing:
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As you can see, when I leave the joystick as it is, in neutral, nothing is moving. As it should be. Before this the Z axis was jittery and often gave a flase signal of left rudder all the time.

Now, however...
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TOTD: In less than a week, I'll be entering MATA (Malaysian Aviation Training Academy) to study to be a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, for realzies...
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Post by Midnight Rambler » Sat May 16, 2015 11:55 am

iqmal_97 wrote:Sorry for double posting. But I am feeling really happy right now...

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Took it apart and reassembled it. Thankfully without any hiccups.Surprised to see that my Logi Extreme 3D Pro differ in a few ways than the one in the tutorial I found (i.e no metal "pins" that kept the X, Y and Z sensors in place). But it was clear enough in explaining on what you should do to safely clean it of dust and debris.

1st time testing:
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As you can see, when I leave the joystick as it is, in neutral, nothing is moving. As it should be. Before this the Z axis was jittery and often gave a flase signal of left rudder all the time.

Now, however...
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8/8 would use to dogfight bogeys with

TOTD: In less than a week, I'll be entering MATA (Malaysian Aviation Training Academy) to study to be a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, for realzies...
I'm getting nervous already...
I need to do that to my stick... It's is so jittery it is almost unbearable. :(
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Post by Stingx » Sat May 16, 2015 5:02 pm

I just realized I have three of those. Could've gotten an x45 or maybe x52. :P

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Post by iqmal_97 » Sun May 17, 2015 4:21 am

Midnight Rambler wrote:[post]86452[/post] It's is so jittery it is almost unbearable.
One of the plausible causes is that the range of movement that is actually being used by the twist sensors for the X, Y and Z axis are only 1/3 of what it's actually capable of moving. So after a prolonged period of use, grease builds up at these "stopping points" and the reading given by them becomes off.
What I did was to twist it as far left and right as possible repeatedly to free up the grease. Other than that its just brushing and air blowing on the dirty parts.

Oh, and sad to say this but my 8 button has died, and 9 isn't looking too great either.

If anyone so happens to want to disassemble one,here a video of a guy doing it. Do it at yer own risk!
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Post by Copperhead » Sun May 17, 2015 5:17 am

I think I just need a new stick, for my ST-290 is nearing the end of it's life. The trigger became broken from all the shooting, it moves the aircraft without my input. The life of a combat pilot's joystick is a short and violent one,... especially if that pilot is me.
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