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The new Saitek X-55 H.O.T.A.S.

Saitek X-55 RHINO HOTAS Review

Introduction I’ve been an active flight simulation hobbyist for many years and as well as a software and hardware Beta Tester for CH Products for over a decade. I have used Logitech, Thrustmaster, Saitek (X-65) and CH Products. For purpose of this review I will be using the new Saitek X-55 HOTAS (Hands On Throttle […]

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Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations Review

“The game was hide and seek, played over a million square miles of ocean. The losers died.” – Tom Clancy, “Red Storm Rising” (1986) Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations (hereafter referred to as CMANO) is published by Matrix Games and is the first game developed by WarfareSims Limited. Players are able to take charge […]

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VRS TacPack Review Page

by David “Stormtrooper” Tessier and Ken “531 Ghost” King Introduction Spoiler Alert: The Vertical Reality Simulations (VRS) TacPack is probably the best add-on currently on the market that allows virtual pilots to employ weapons, making FSX not only a comprehensive civilian flight simulator, but now one of the newest military flight simulators as well. This review will bring up the highlights of […]

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DCS: UH-1H Huey Preview

by Erik “EinsteinEP” Pierce Introduction This preview article is based on a beta that is believed to be a fair representative of what may eventually become the retail product. With the understanding that some features may be added, removed, or modified prior to the release, we give you this preview article which is simply a non-critical […]

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2012 Year in Review: Air Combat and Civil Aviation

by Erik “EinsteinEP” Pierce 2012 was a turbulent year for the Air Combat and Civil Aviation sim enthusiast. We had plenty of ups (Lunar Flight, IL-2 Sturmovik 4.11m, Falcon 4.0 BMS 4.32, Take On Helicopters) and plenty of downs (IL-2: Cliffs of Dover, Microsoft Flight, DCS World multiplayer), but, overall, a very fulfilling year with lots of new developments to […]

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Playing DCS: Combined Arms with Air Support

by Erik “EinsteinEP” Pierce and Chuck “Magnum” Ankenbauer Now that the first version of the DCS: Combined Arms open beta is available, you have some learnin’ to do. This article will provide you with the elements to get you going. It is not intended as a Preview or a Review of DCS: Combined Arms. Those will come later. Think of this […]

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Wings Over Flanders Fields

Development Progress Report 1 By Jens “McGonigle” Lindblad “There he was, smoking at first, then on fire, high above me. As he lost height, the fire got worse, bits of his kite started tearing off and he started coming at me by design or by chance, I don’t know. The fire was by now engulfing his […]

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Unguided Rockets

A DCS: Black Shark Technical Report by Erik “EinsteinEP” Pierce In a previous article, we reviewed the 9A4172 Vikhr missile and how to use them in DCS: Black Shark. In this article we are going to discuss unguided rockets. Although less sexy than their guided counterparts, unguided rockets can also be used to devastating effect. The principle of […]

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