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Letís Do Some Sightseeing
« on: February 04, 2023, 09:05:11 AM »
Inspired from a reply to a convergence post of mine, now I want to see your gunsights!  :confused:

What ones do you use and why? Pics are cool too. I especially want to know if you prefer different sights for different planes or stay with one for all. Anything else you have to add is welcome!
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Re: Letís Do Some Sightseeing
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2023, 09:45:01 AM »
This is mine. I have a VERY hard time aiming. Old guy, old eyes and what Morfiend use to call "Old man syndrome" where the closer you get to your shot the more you shake the stick around due to excitement.

This is the site I made. The basic version all are the same with the 2 dots, lines, and circle, but they are modified for each gun platform. The center pip is the guns, the lower pip is rockets, the lines are to adjust my wings in crossing shots and the circle is the wingspan of most fighters at 250 or 300.

The modification I do is to adjust the center pip and lines lower for guns that have more drop. The 50s center is just a bit lower than center, the german 20s are lower than the 50s and so on. With this site I can put the dot ON the target in a trailing run, fire a burst and roll out and be sure of hits. No thoughts on "how much bullet drop" to add into the shot.

Before I used this site I couldnt keep a 2% hit percentage, now I'm in the 5% range most of the time.


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Re: Letís Do Some Sightseeing
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2023, 12:48:05 PM »
Hey I like that. Might give it a whirl.
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Squad I did the most tours with were The 172nd Rabid Dogs. Still trying to talk Illigaf, Coola, Oldman22, and Joecrow into coming back instead of being boring old farts!

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Re: Letís Do Some Sightseeing
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2023, 01:01:38 AM »
This is mine. I have a VERY hard time aiming. Old guy, old eyes and what Morfiend use to call "Old man syndrome" where the closer you get to your shot the more you shake the stick around due to excitement.

This isn't the first time I've heard about these symptoms. Who else suffers from this easily curable disease?
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Re: Letís Do Some Sightseeing
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2023, 07:35:09 AM »
I've been using a default gun sight from AH1 in all fighter/ attack aircraft since 99/2000...

I rely on "mental sight picture"  more than anything else.. but my memory has done forgot probably 65+ % if not more, of what I knew... if you don't use it, you lose it.... true statement!
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Re: Letís Do Some Sightseeing
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2023, 08:01:12 AM »
This isn't the first time I've heard about these symptoms. Who else suffers from this easily curable disease?

I float like a butterfly and sting like Mr. Magoo.
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Re: Letís Do Some Sightseeing
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2023, 11:59:53 AM »
I float like a butterfly and sting like Mr. Magoo.

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Re: Letís Do Some Sightseeing
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2023, 05:06:25 PM »
This isn't the first time I've heard about these symptoms. Who else suffers from this easily curable disease?

Me, me, me.  Dead six is my hardest shot.  I tell myself to be smooth and squeeze the trigger gently, then my brain and hands go "oo, oo, oo".

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Re: Letís Do Some Sightseeing
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2023, 05:12:52 PM »
Me, me, me.  Dead six is my hardest shot.  I tell myself to be smooth and squeeze the trigger gently, then my brain and hands go "oo, oo, oo".

Lol I feel your pain...  :(
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