DCS video shows off the Spitfire LF.IX

The Eagle Dynamics created DCS version of the Spitfire LF.IX is just days from release according to the latest information and the second video in a series of tutorials being released to teach pilots how to fly this iconic British fighter have been released. The video goes over taxi, takeoff and landing and it contains very…

A short Ju52 demo

Patch 2.006 has been slightly delayed to December 19 but Jason Williams posted some fun stuff about the Ju-52 in the meantime with screen shots and a video. The demo The Ju-52 demo is great at showcasing both the low level aerobatics as well as the really cool animation of paratroopers jumping out of the…

The joys of free flight

The other night I decided to take a bunch of IL-2 aircraft out for a spin but instead of my usual campaign mission or quick mission battle I decided to just do some free flight missions and just enjoy the sim and flying. Its something I highly recommend everyone do from time to time. The…

Dunkirk

I’ve become a pretty big fan of filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s work. The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Interstellar were all movies I really enjoyed and sometimes puzzled over. Now, Nolan is turning his attention to World War II with the same kind of depth and detail that his previous outings had. A trailer was released…

IL-2 release 2.006 release imminent

IL-2’s Producer, Jason Williams, took to the forums this eveningtook to the forums this evening to talk about the upcoming 2.006 release. The team is working hard to make the update happen around December 15 if all goes well, however, the road may be a slightly bumpy one. Jason wrote: This particular update has been…

Review: VKB Gladiator

A few weeks ago, my trusty old Saitek X-52 started to act up. After 9-years of service, the twist sensors were spiking and causing all kinds of trouble so I started my research project on what stick I should get to replace it. I was faced with a difficult decision to go with what I…

IL-2: Ju52, G-4, DX11 nearly ready

Things are heating up once again for fans of the IL-2 series as the release of the Ju52 3m, Bf109G-4 and DirectX 11 engine update near. Details abound in the latest IL-2 developer update. DirectX 11 Some good updates on the status of the DirectX 11 engine update including confirmed 2 to 2.5 times the boost…

Battle of Kuban: What content is coming and when?

This post is now out of date. If you’ve read through the Q&A notes on the session that happened last weekend, you probably already know that Jason and Han spent a little time going over when certain pieces of content were going to arrive and that gives us a pretty good timeline for the next…

What we learned from the IL-2 December Q&A session

Yesterday, Jason Williams, Han and others from the IL-2 team joined fans on the official TeamSpeak server for a great Q&A session. The session went for over 3 hours with plenty of great questions and some equally great answers from Jason Williams, Han, and other members of the team. If you missed it (like I…

What you do when your joystick is toast…

My X-52 has essentially become unworkable as the rudder axis continues to spike no matter what filters I set for it. I can’t play DCS or IL-2 at this point as controlling the aircraft has become unplayable. A new stick is on the way and I will write a future blog post about that. In…