Flight sim news round-up for April 10

There’s a lot of news flying around these days and here are some key stories that jumped out at me over the last several days that you might want to know about. JustFlight working on a BAe 146 for X-Plane They are calling it the 146 Professional and its a new regional airliner for X-Plane…

Ever been in a combat flight sim slump?

When it happens and why it happens is a bit of a mystery but I can now definitively say that I’m in a bit of a combat flight sim slump. For a few weeks now my tactics have been all wrong, my aiming worse, and my luck has run out. Oh, I’ve had a few…

Flight Journal: Pfalzing out of the sky

Last week I was on the Flugpark server for one of their Thursday night fly-in events that have recently picked up steam again after the announcement of Flying Circus Vol 2. Among my flights that night was one particularly challenging fight in the Pfalz D.IIIa that I thought I’d share. Sometimes its not about the…

Flight Journal: Varied flights and scenarios in IL-2: Great Battles

I’ve been doing plenty of IL-2: Great Battles flying recently on several of the series’ popular multiplayer servers. This won’t be a full flight journal but rather a summary of each and an example of the kinds of multiplayer experiences you can have on IL-2 right now. Transport run in a Ju52 I wanted to…

DCS WWII servers setup to test new damage model

Eagle Dynamics is cautiously rolling out their new damage model for DCS WWII (which will be expanded to other aircraft and objects later) and has setup two multiplayer servers in the open beta to test out the new system in action. You can join in on the fun and help test to see how the…

The new 4.501 spotting changes in IL-2 make a big difference

I’ve had a chance to get some flying in since the new 4.501 patch arrived for IL-2: Great Battles. Here are my first impressions on the changes and some further thoughts on the issue. The problems of the past Let me be clear what the differences are between now and the previous patch. Prior to…

Community Q&A with the Finnish Virtual Pilots Server

The IL-2: Great Battles multiplayer scene has grown considerably over the last few years and there are plenty of servers out in the community that now cater to different tastes in multiplayer experience. One of the servers that has started to get a boost in player numbers recently is the Finnish Virtual Pilots – Dynamic…

Finnish Virtual Pilots Dynamic War server is a hidden gem

The folks who run the Finnish Virtual Pilots Dynamic War server are running a server that doesn’t seem to always rise to the top of the server list but after my two flights on the server over the last two days of Sturmovikfest, I honestly think that it should. Here are my thoughts on what…

There’s a reason why the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane is so popular

Recently I had a conversation in one of the IL-2 community groups about the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane. This aircraft is sold separately of other titles in the IL-2 series and yet, when you look online in a server like Combat Box, you’ll see a sometimes surprising number of them. Why is the Bf109G-6 as popular…