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GvSAP_Dart
08-22-2006, 12:02 AM
"Determining distance using the gun sight (as a guide to developing convergence)" was mostly an attempt to get back into making movies.

For pretty much the last year I've been hither and yon and unable to dedicate time to making movies - and the few that I started got wiped off my hard drive for a variety of reasons and causes.

http://www.darts-page.com/movies/Range_and_Convergence.zip

(26.7 MB, .wmv format, zipped to prevent streaming)

Notes:

1) Yes, I know I mispronounced "Hurricane;" no way around it, I'm both American and Southern, and that "a" is pronounced as a long vowel no matter what I do.

2) It ain't perfect - it's "Gooder Enough."

3) Apologies to my dial-up friends. I made a lower-rez version and it just came out horrible.

4) There are two factual errors in the thing. They're very minor, and since I spotted it after completion and upload, I ain't fixing it. Can y'all spot them?

5) There's some geometry in there - I debated removing it, but if I make other gunnery films, it'll come in handy as baseline knowledge. Plus, as a former Artilleryman, I'm gonzo for mils and the OT factor.

6) I used the Hurricane as my example to keep relevance for when BoB: SoW comes out.

7) Isn't it incredible that the sim holds true to real life in the gun sights and scales?

and....

8) I finally found out the source of the 1943 RAF gunnery phamplet - SimHQ's very own Andy Bush in one of his articles I forgot I read. Thanks, Andy, for not only previewing the film, but for reminding me where I found it.

Anyhow, I hope y'all find it helpful and entertaining.

BrewsterPilot
08-22-2006, 12:08 AM
Dart! Big fan o'yer movies here!

Thought you'd left us forever.

Nice to see you still rockin on!

Oh, and make some humour movie would ya?

I'm so depressed right now.

TheGozr
08-22-2006, 12:50 AM
This is actually very good.. Great Job http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ytareh
08-22-2006, 04:21 AM
This is BRILLIANT!.Dont assume you know this stuff guys ....Im a Maths teacher and this guy thought me some simple Geometry clear as a crystal and fun to watch too.

PF_Coastie
08-22-2006, 05:05 AM
Outstanding job as usual Dart. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif <<heres my smile!

P.S. You pronounce Hurricane just fine. I wouldn't say it any other way.

rnzoli
08-22-2006, 05:11 AM
(dang, no polka in this one)

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Excellent, the visualization in the video is really great help to understand how to estimate the distance from target (which is critical for opening fire effectively).

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

SithSpeeder
08-22-2006, 08:23 AM
As always, great stuff, Dart.

Thanks.

* _54th_Speeder *

Divine-Wind
08-22-2006, 08:53 AM
Agh! Geometry! ...


Well, if someone from the South can do it, I suppose I can. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Haigotron
08-22-2006, 09:45 AM
sweet!! dart is back http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif awesome vid, time to put it to practice!

marc_hawkins
08-22-2006, 09:50 AM
Bumping this! Should be essential viewing for all new players. This going into the links sticky?

erco415
08-22-2006, 10:13 AM
Outstanding! If only every instructional vid was this clear and easy to watch. You do this for a living, right? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Outstanding!

F19_Ob
08-22-2006, 12:03 PM
Well done.
Short and clear explanation.
thanks for posting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Joe-90
08-22-2006, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by marc_hawkins:
Bumping this! Should be essential viewing for all new players. This going into the links sticky?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif must be a world record....bumpage after 5mins!

Anyway, great stuff Dart. I wondered why you had been so quiet recently - hamming up on trigonometry, were you?

A great vid for all new flyers (and some old ones too).

Viper2005_
08-22-2006, 01:45 PM
Good vid. Very interesting to discover the metric mil...

russ.nl
08-22-2006, 02:03 PM
Thank you Dart.

GvSAP_Dart
08-22-2006, 03:30 PM
Joe, you have no idea how whipsawed I've been in the last year!

I've got some of the raw footage from the project left, but most of it got axed due to * somebody * "cleaning up some room, honey."

Sigh.

Snyde-Dastardly
08-22-2006, 03:31 PM
Wow this is great! Thanks!

leitmotiv
08-22-2006, 03:42 PM
Thanks for the instructional video. Reminded me of WWII AAF instructional films. Great stuff!

jensenpark
08-22-2006, 07:32 PM
Dart...thanks and well done!

Just love your stuff.

Oh, and your narration is perfect.

Thanks again.

TSmoke
08-22-2006, 07:40 PM
Thank you for all of your great instructional videos. With the southern accent I find them entertaining as well, not a burn. The southern accent sounds so different.

SHAKER214
08-22-2006, 07:56 PM
Great stuff as usual Dart! Thanks!

shahram177
08-23-2006, 09:17 AM
These videos need to all be gathered up and placed as a sticky in the first page.
Its a great help!

GvSAP_Dart
08-23-2006, 09:36 AM
Actually, they're all on one web page:

http://www.darts-page.com/movies2.htm

Diablo310th
08-23-2006, 09:55 AM
very well done and useful Dart. A big thanks.

AH_Gonzo
08-23-2006, 03:34 PM
As always Dart, another great video. Both instructional and fun. Thank you for all of the work and effort you put into making your videos.

PS: More Polka http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

T_O_A_D
08-23-2006, 04:55 PM
Well done, exactly the way I use it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif and thanks to you I can now quit trying to explain it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

I'll just link it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Charos
08-24-2006, 03:53 AM
Very nice work Dart. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

orkan_3d
08-24-2006, 07:28 PM
Allways brings me "a big ol` smile!"

orkan_3d
08-24-2006, 07:28 PM
But I realy miss polka!

Bearcat99
08-24-2006, 09:55 PM
I gotta tell ya.. that video is nice.. real nice.

eckhart1957
09-19-2006, 12:15 AM
Dart: Where are you ?

I am one of your unconditional fans ! Your videos are great and I like your spirit ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Your web-page seems to be down for several days by now.

I hope that you are still around ! And by the way: I luv ur good ol' southern accent in those movies!
Dart please come back on the world wide web... don't leave us out there! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

Eckhart

441Spyder
09-19-2006, 01:10 AM
anyone who got this zip file could you put it up on a site so that others can still get it as Dart's site is down http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

please and thank you

441Spyder
09-19-2006, 08:47 AM
bump

PBNA-Boosher
09-20-2006, 12:23 AM
please? Another linky!

Vacillator
09-20-2006, 02:36 AM
I'll third that. Anyone able to put up a link or set one up?

mrsiCkstar
09-20-2006, 04:04 AM
Ill fourth it as well! Please help us poor buggers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

BrewsterPilot
09-20-2006, 07:10 AM
I'll fifth that! It's great! Wanna see it again!

rnzoli
09-20-2006, 10:22 AM
i have shut down dart's page, because he was giving too much good information for you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

i have many of his wonderful training videos on my HD, including the one about the convergence, which i am watching right now, over and over again

its a masterpiece indeed and it gives me an undeniable competitive advantage against all of you online, muwhahahahahaha!

(just kidding, the file is 27 MB, too large for my webpage, but dart's page experienced some ups and downs before, so keep the faith that it will be online soon)

BrewsterPilot
09-20-2006, 10:56 AM
Rnzoli, do you have any possibility of uploading it to RapidShare or sending it as an email to brewsterpilot@gmail.com?

If you would, I'd be very very happy!

rnzoli
09-20-2006, 01:16 PM
i am really sorry, i don't have time to upload it, and it won't fit e-mail either, these files are huge

karost
09-20-2006, 04:57 PM
GvSAP_Dart , Thanks for your good work S~

I have same Idea like this, to make video for deflection shooting too

S!

LStarosta
09-20-2006, 05:02 PM
John and Martha King got your number... Watch out, it's a dog-eat-dog market...

Irish_Rogues
09-20-2006, 07:39 PM
I have same Idea like this, to make video for deflection shooting too

Hurry up, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif This is the only thing I can hit

mrsiCkstar
09-21-2006, 04:39 PM
Yay! It's back up again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

mrsiCkstar
09-21-2006, 05:51 PM
Dart I've downloaded all of your instructional videos and I'm enjoying them immensely... they are a great help http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif thanks a lot!