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  1. 2 hours ago, Gotters said:


    I get that but instead of pulling the nose up and down i end up fiddling with the trim rocker on the back of the accelerator stick, I may be being a bit heavy handed with it but it seemed quite choppy over NY last night and if i left the main stick alone never really got a level trim only altitude going, same in the training. 


    1 hour ago, Swallow said:


    Would you have examples of what VS you would consider acceptable at various airspeeds and altitudes? Yesterday I was flying at 150 knots at 16,000 feet, the best I could manage was around 300 feet per minute which made ATC keep coming on and telling me to climb.


    Assuming your aircraft has 'traditional' instruments then a good rule of thumb is that the VSI is the first thing to move when you initiate a climb or descent and the last thing to stop when you level off.  If you're in a climb or descent and you want to level off, adjust the attitude to 'stop the clock' (stop the altimeter changing) and hold that until the VSI settles down.  You can then make smaller adjustments to finesse.  If you think you're flying straight and level, the VSI will give you an indication of whether you start climbing or descending before the altimeter moves.  If your aircraft has some fancy-pants electronic display then it might have a Velocity Vector (VV), in which case you just put that on the artificial horizon and jobs a good 'un.


    Trimming is a dark art, it may be that the sensitivity of the hat is too high (I don't know if you can change it in settings). Bigger aircraft tend to have specific trim wheels which are much less sensitive and allow fine adjustment, but I don't know if that's simulated here?  Is there an auto-trim setting that would make life easier?

  2. 38 minutes ago, Hanzo the Razor said:

    Apple TV+ is a bit shit isn't it? It's all cheesy self knowing American "comedy". I feel soiled by even looking at it.

    You’d be missing out. Ted Lasso is absolutely fantastic, The Morning Show is great, and I really enjoyed Mythic Quest. There are plenty of other recs in the thread. I don’t think I would necessarily have paid for it monthly, but for free there’s some really good stuff there. 

  3. Metro Exodus is £8.49 or £13.49 for the Gold edition for PSPlus members right now.  I quite fancy giving it a go, but 1 - Is it a good game? and 2 - Does that include a free upgrade to make it the Enhanced Edition so I can bask in all the 60fps Ray-Traced goodness?

  4. It does that thing that was a criminal offence back in 96 of being a pub shirt first and football kit second. If England wear the Blue shirt in the semi or final they will definitely lose. 

    After the grey kit loss of 96 there was an implicit agreement that all England away kits for ever more would be Red to appease the vengeful gods of football. At a push, dark blue third kits are acceptable but should never be worn in a tournament. 

    I’m only semi-joking. 

  5. I can’t see Coady or White getting any game time as Stones and Maguire have been very solid, and Mings was too so would seem to be the obvious sub if one is required. I am surprised we haven’t seen anything of Chilwell, as before the tournament I would have guessed he would be picked in front of Shaw. However Shaw has been absolutely immense in the last 3 games so now I wonder if we’ll see Chilwell at all?

  6. On 22/06/2021 at 11:55, schmojo said:

    I feel like this episode was better than any from last season.


    You sunnovabitch, I’m in.

    Come on, you missed an open goal here. 

    Loved the new episode. 

  7. It’s been reported that they had a 25-minute conversation with him in the tunnel after the game. Which is frankly a bit silly and you would have thought probably outside the protocols the team had set up. 

  8. Someone correct me if I’m wrong but now that there are 2 groups with 3rd place teams on 3 points that must mean England are guaranteed to qualify with 4 points as only Scotland or Croatia could get to 4. Also any win for Scotland would be good enough for them  

  9. They’re both on ITV channels so the quality will be terrible. 

    Edit: In all seriousness Ukraine Austria is the only one with any stakes as the Netherlands are already group winners and North Macedonia are out. 

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