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Offline nopoop

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Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« on: February 17, 2023, 07:52:36 PM »
I'm a year into my return. Great times but my gunnery sucks.

But I found something that is helping. Offline missions.

I spend a good 15 minutes some times more, shooting at fighters before I go online.

Pick your plane and go. Lots of shooting that tends to make me relax. Between Monday night madness and offline match ups I've really have settled down.

Another thing that I did was attaching my stick and throttle to the desk with gaffers tape. Forearm resting on the edge of the desk takes all the bounce out of the aim.

Still suck...but improving  :D

 
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Re: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2023, 08:11:35 PM »
Good for you!!!

DId you try some of the tips I gave you? If you send me a couple of films Ill adjust a gun site for you that might help. Practice IS the best way to improve.

Im trying something new. Im determined to to get hit/kills in a 109. I just love the plane, but I have the hardest time hitting with the guns. They dont match, and dont fire anything like the 50cals on the american rides I normally use. SO last month I flew only the 109G14 under "fighter", all other fighters I flew under "attack". This way I can keep an eye on my hit% on just the 109G14 very easily. Last month I got it to stay above 5%, and so far this month Im over 8%. Knowing how I was doing has helped me focus in on shooting when I had the shot and not just spraying when I "think" I might have a shot.

Flying for over a year you already have your set of "site pictures" What you have to do is adjust your convergences and site to match those pictures. To me this is much easier than trying to learn a whole new set of site pictures.

Again, if you want my help Im offering to show you what has helped me, a 64 year old guy with glasses and heavy fisted flying for years settle in and start hitting more than now and then.

Offline GasTeddy

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Re: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2023, 04:21:04 AM »

Another thing that I did was attaching my stick and throttle to the desk with gaffers tape. Forearm resting on the edge of the desk takes all the bounce out of the aim.


My solution together with sliding under-desk keyboard tray was four little holes drilled in it and these:

 

Takes few seconds to remove stick and throttle (TM.16000M & TWCS) when pc needed for other tasks. And my chair has armrests where elbows are resting during the flights.

Still suck...  :joystick:

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Re: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2023, 08:07:14 AM »
I use the soft "rubber" non adhesive sticky mats made for putting a cell phone on the dash of a car. Cheap Amazon item. I don't know what they have on them but it's pretty strong. Once you put something on them, it ain't going anyplace. Have to pry things off! I use them for my throttle and quadrants. They're totally reusable too. Just peel them up, clean with soap and water, dry and put them back wherever.

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Re: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2023, 08:53:13 AM »
I built a setup for my controls. When stowed they are under the desk...



WHen I need then they drop down...



and swing out to lock in position.....



This way they are alway in the right position when I play, and well out of the way when I am using my desk for anything else.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2023, 08:55:28 AM by The Fugitive »

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Re: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2023, 11:37:12 AM »
I'm happy and glad that you came back, nopoop!

As for your gunnery, how do you use manual trim, automatic combat trim, scaling etc...

Knowing what you are using as your scaling, settings.etc, will help the AH Trainers as well as others like Fugitive, Shane, Drano, Violator etc... help you and give you advice on finding out what works best for you on your gunnery...

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Re: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2023, 12:03:44 PM »
I find if I  shoot higher,  lead more shooting sooner than I think I should I sometimes usually I have more strikes

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Re: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2023, 02:12:50 PM »
Fugi I have to make some films. The main thing I'm learning practicing via missions is "gravity". It is modeled well and is taking time to learn it in my gunnery.

My gunnery with spit cannons is pretty good. I can hit stuff lol.

With  German cannons I can't hit squat.  I suck with a thud. Not much better with Japanese cannon. 50's not half bad.

Scaling in roll is 100%. Probably 80% in pitch. 100% is too touchy. At 80% with a forearm rest is sweet.

I have started using "attack"  in  a similar way as you do. I use attack for sorties where I just wanna get in fights or flying aircraft that I want to learn. 190's 47's Ponies etc.

"Fighter" sorties for flying aircraft that I am comfortable in and have flown alot.  Brewster, spit VIII etc.

Fighter sorties for a decent K/D. Flying smart lol. "Attack" for hair on fire...

Fugi I'd love to try your gunsight.

Flying smart has actually has produced the FIRST positive K/D since I have returned..

But I still love lighting my hair on fire...

Thanks all !!



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Re: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2023, 10:49:02 PM »
Wasnít aware of these missions. Pretty nice! Can you turn on the gunsight computer like in normal offline?
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Re: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2023, 04:55:04 AM »
Wasnít aware of these missions. Pretty nice! Can you turn on the gunsight computer like in normal offline?

If you are referring to the lead computing site where it gives you the green X, I'm pretty sure you can!
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Re: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2023, 12:54:53 PM »
Wasnít aware of these missions. Pretty nice! Can you turn on the gunsight computer like in normal offline?

If it is in a Custom Arena, you can turn on the Lead Computing Gunsight.
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Re: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2023, 11:09:59 AM »
Is there a key combo that enables the lead computing sight for offline practice? I just went through every option in popup menus from the tower and the hanger couldn't find an option to turn it on.

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Re: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2023, 12:47:59 PM »
Is there a key combo that enables the lead computing sight for offline practice? I just went through every option in popup menus from the tower and the hanger couldn't find an option to turn it on.

Not sure if it works for the missions but does for the offline practice. http://www.kentwoodstation.com/ArenaSetup/ComputedGunsights.html
Back in 2022 after a loooooong break from 2010. Old name Ratpack, same for the BBS.

Squad I did the most tours with were the Excaliburs then 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: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2023, 12:52:07 PM »
Cool setup Fugitive!

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Re: Inproving gunnery. This has helped me.
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2023, 05:12:23 PM »
Not sure if it works for the missions but does for the offline practice. http://www.kentwoodstation.com/ArenaSetup/ComputedGunsights.html

Thank you.  :D