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IDF_Raam
07-17-2006, 08:30 AM
We had another session with ww2 yak-9 pilot, including a short test of the sim.

You can read part 2 in our forum (as well as part 1).

Enjoy

http://www.idfsquadron.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=general

IDF_Raam
07-17-2006, 08:30 AM
We had another session with ww2 yak-9 pilot, including a short test of the sim.

You can read part 2 in our forum (as well as part 1).

Enjoy

http://www.idfsquadron.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=general

p1ngu666
07-17-2006, 08:44 AM
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rnzoli
07-17-2006, 09:02 AM
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TgD Thunderbolt56
07-17-2006, 10:43 AM
Very cool. Thanks for posting the link.

I thought it was quite interesting to hear the pilot would lean and that his feet would search for pedals all instinctively while conducting even rudimentary maneuvers.

I get more pleasure from reading stuff like this than I do reading it in some of the printed periodicals.


TB

BfHeFwMe
07-17-2006, 11:32 AM
So it is true, Yak's are a noob plane. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

rnzoli
07-17-2006, 12:21 PM
...and La's are for the more advanced http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

who's laughing now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Haigotron
07-17-2006, 12:51 PM
He too, like the pilot who tried out the game a few weeks ago (i forgot his name) agree that the ingame controls are too responsive http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

and im happy that Oleg is doing something about it, ittl change the way we play this game literally http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

IDF_Raam
07-17-2006, 11:03 PM
Please note that in part 2 there is a corrrection to part 1.
In part 1 we wrote that only some planes had radio transmitters. This resaulted in many responses.
The correction - this was the situation in the beggining of the war. By the time Mr. Alterman flew combat missions, in 1945, all planes were properly equipped.

WWMaxGunz
07-18-2006, 02:56 AM
Before I read, I want to thank your squad for taking the time to make this interview and
place it on the web.

WWMaxGunz
07-18-2006, 04:29 AM
Does he live in Israel or is visiting? Really it would be fine if he could have access to a
gaming rig with HOTAS and pedals, even home made pedals, just for his enjoying!

X-52 twist can be locked and pedals requires very little electronics. You need 1 resistor and
1 potentiometer (same thing as a radio dial unless you can find a slider). Also some wire.
Slightly harder to find is crimp type plug for gameport which here can be got at Radio Shack so
perhaps web-find item in Israel? Trying to use wire from old joystick you will find it is
exceedingly thin and breakable and murder to solder to, more trouble than worth. With a high
value potentiometer you can have full swing in only as far as a bar as wide as 1/2 meter will
pivot on a nail through the center, and there are potentiometers with a hole through them just
for such use not to bear the weight of the turning. Here I can get a mixed package for couple
bucks but go splurge on good ones instead. Yes, once I had to make a device for someone almost
10 years ago not for gaming... harder part then was the DOS software which Windoze does for you.

That is a lot to write but pedals wide enough apart are not cheap by any means and Mr. A I think
really deserves them!

I hope you guys are staying safe from the current madness. I wish the people who pay the money
to keep it going could receive the same because without those 'donations' there would surely be
far less of it and I think we all know it is not money from Palestinian bake sales and raffles!
IMO, it is the same sources that fund the continuation of trouble in Iraq.

PBNA-Boosher
07-18-2006, 06:03 AM
Very good interview! Thank you.

lowfighter
07-18-2006, 06:20 AM
Waiting patiently for part III, thank you! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

IDF_Raam
07-18-2006, 02:45 PM
Thanks all.
Some answers - he has lived most of his life in the (former) Soviet Union. Now he lives in Israel.
He has no computer - the session was in IDF_Eli201 's house. I have a set that includes pedals, But Boris does not live nearbye, and the long travel is not easy on him.
By the way - he flew Mig 17 & 19, We hope to get to talk to him about it, since the Israeli airforce fought these planes..

IDF_Raam
07-20-2006, 03:28 PM
Hoping to publish part 3 this sunday

Friendly_flyer
07-21-2006, 04:57 AM
Thanks for taking time to do and post these interviews!

rnzoli
07-21-2006, 05:22 AM
IDF_Raam, one additional question came to my mind, perhaps this was planned to be asked already, but if not, consider it...

What does he, a real veteran, thinks about people playing various WW2 games these days?

Is he upset about it, because some people make fun out the terrible reality 60+ years ago, or is he positive about it, because there is still a lot of interest in that part of history among new generations? Or both?

Trying to imagine myself in his shoes, I don't know what I would answer. There is good and bad in having games that imitate a part of history.

IDF_Raam
07-22-2006, 03:19 AM
We will ask if time permits.
From what we saw, this was the first time he saw a pc simulator game. He was curious, and extremely moved to see a long forgotten history, but not interested to start playing the game on regular basis. Do not forget he was a career army pilot for many years, flew for real (including Mig 17 & 19), and what he really misses is real flight. Now he is 83, and has some other interests.