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Ken Cartwright

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  1. Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone, and I wasn't thinking that anyone here would be critical, just that I wouldn't feel like what I produce would be something I'd want to share.
  2. I am just starting the same kit, and am tempted to join, but my skills suck so much that I'm not sure I would want to share my final build 🙂
  3. I haven't done VR, but I think TrackIR gives similar view control, but also lets you do all the button pushing.
  4. A new A-10C would be interesting. I have a Monogram and Tamiya kit in the stash, but of course those are both A models (no pun intended). I have an old AM SBD in the stash as well, along with a Hasegawa SBD, and even two of the old Monogram SBDs (I loved that kit as a kid). One of these days, I'll have to start building them. On a side note, I got to go to an event on the USS Midway for the 75th anniversary of The Battle of Midway, which was a very cool experience. They even had a live feed from the island.
  5. Without changing the global settings, it seems to run at about 70% of other maps I fly, but I am running an older rig, with these specs: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz (Turbo up to 4.2GHz) 8MB Cache 32GB DDR4 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB The good news is, unless something changed, I think it's free.
  6. Here's a video of the DCS Marianas map, which I think shows off their clouds and terrain better (although it's a bit of a resource hog):
  7. Just for kicks, thought I'd post this video I ran across, that compares the same airport in MSFS 2020 to DCS 2.7. As some of the comments point out, the clouds in DCS could be better, and I'm not sure why those were what showed up.
  8. It's been recovered: Wreckage of £100million F-35 jet which crashed in Mediterranean on take-off has been recovered (the-sun.com)
  9. At least that's what is says in the description. I just saw this posted elsewhere, and had never seen it before. It looked pretty intense, and I can only imagine what the Bronco pilots were feeling.
  10. That's a great view, thanks for sharing!
  11. I saw this when it was about a different topic, but modified it to apply to model building:
  12. I don't think I have ever used them, but I did some checking and it looks like they have a Facebook page, so maybe they can be contacted through there to get more info.
  13. Yeah, they are cool to see, although I have to admit that I am a little jaded at this point. I live just a few miles from Miramar, and where I work is on their flight path to the ocean, so on average, I probably see 2-10 MV-22s every day. I also see several MH-53s, Legacy Hornets, and I'm starting to see more F-35s, too, which is cool. From time to time I also see F-5 Aggressors and even, on occasion, an Air Force plane or two.
  14. This discussion is getting more controversial and possibly political than this site would normally support, so this will probably be my last post on this topic, so apologies if I don’t respond to someone in the future. It seems to me that COVID has become so politicized that the actual facts about the virus have become obscured by political posturing by both sides, and it is difficult to know what information is accurate, or who to believe. Anyone can find information that supports their views, so there is little reason to accept or even consider an opposing viewpoint.
  15. For the record, I am also for places saying you can't come in if you ARE vaccinated - I think people should be free to make their own choices. So there are two aspects to this, as far as I can tell. First, is the approach of requiring vaccines, and the other is whether the vaccines actually help. For the second one, I feel that the evidence at every level is pretty clear. It would be pretty hard to conclude that the vaccine wasn't helping based on the current infection, hospitalization and death statistics from pretty much every source. Well over 90% of the major impacts from t
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