View Full Version : New guy and a thank you to Redtoo

02-11-2011, 07:13 PM
Good evening all. I'm a newbie to the forum but I wanted to take a quick moment and introduce myself and offer a quick thank you to Mr. RedToo. My name is Rob and I'm 44. IL-2 is my first intoduction to flying simulations and gaming in general. I'm a ex US Navy aircrewman on SH-60Bs and P-3 C Orions. I'm still doing the newbie stuff like learning to take off, land and not auger into the pavement. With that said, I wanted to thank RedToo for his post on the accounts of various battles, the great photos and, as well as the other folks who have chimed in with links and insight to those great warriors. I'm currently laid off as a DOD Program Manager and I have way to much time on my hands. These post have brought me back to my youth when I was such a WWII airwar history buff. Thank you and look forward to learning this game and the great history behind it.

02-11-2011, 07:19 PM
First off.... Welcome.... Secondly if you haven't check out the Nugget's Guide linked n my sig... Thirdly.... are you in the D.C. area? Lots of DoD around here... and I am always looking for local flyers... that's why I asked.

02-11-2011, 07:30 PM
Thank you but I'm in Northwest Florida at the time. I have lurked for a few days now. I've read and downloaded users tutorials which I'm folowing including yours. Good stuff for sure. I'm working to get my day old Thrustmaster HOTAS set up except for I've been sidetracked by RedToo's post. Thanks for the response Bearcat.

02-11-2011, 08:58 PM
Welcome to the community! Lots of good stuff and good people on here to get some help from. We're always far too happy to give advice if you ask http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Once you get past the basics be sure to check out some of the campaigns and other third party content packages that are offered. Mission4today.com has plenty for whatever you're looking for!

02-11-2011, 09:08 PM
Welcome to the madness.

It does get to you, you can become hooked. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

"You may check out but you can never leave" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif



02-11-2011, 10:11 PM
Thanks VW and WTE. I have so much to learn but in a different note I have renewed my love for airwar history. I have always had this fascination with the German Pilots/Aircrew. I was in awe of thier mission numbers, tally's and their reselience after being shot down. Honestly, I haven't researched at length the exploits of the Brits, Czecks, French and the like. Sorry just the truth.

With that all said and maybe I should start another thread, but I would like to know your thoughts on you favorite pilots from 39-45. Doesn't matter to me what side, kills or even if they were bomber pilots or tank killers.

It would make great conversation......to me at least.

02-11-2011, 10:31 PM
Welcome rrose3254,

If you need help with takeoffs and landings you really should check out my training campaign to learn how to take off and land on both grass strips and carriers (see link below). The missions are short and step you through takeoffs and landings using the friendly SBD-3. It has literally helped thousands.

Also check out the Nugget's guide mentioned by Bearcat (my campaign is mentioned in there too).

02-11-2011, 10:58 PM
Thanks Zeus. I'm flying your SBD tutorials. Very cool and I appreciate the help. I'm still working out the Thrustmaster set up....such is the learning curve.

02-11-2011, 11:04 PM
Wanted to say what a great site this is as well M4T. Such a big help.

02-12-2011, 03:00 AM
Thanks for the kind words rrose and welcome to the world of IL2. It's a good place to be. What started as a little something to help pass the time before Cliffs of Dover came out has now become a rather large project. But the end is in sight! Glad you enjoyed the thread.


02-12-2011, 08:41 AM
This forum has many helpful and kind members who have a great assortment of historical and technical expertise.
This sim has been a hobby of mine since its inception 10 years ago.
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions as they will be answered in a very timely manner.

02-12-2011, 05:28 PM
Hmmm ... cannon fodder!

02-12-2011, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by RedToo:
Thanks for the kind words rrose and welcome to the world of IL2. It's a good place to be. What started as a little something to help pass the time before Cliffs of Dover came out has now become a rather large project. But the end is in sight! Glad you enjoyed the thread.


Its really good reading. Pretty fascinating as to how they reacted under fire. Good reading. I'd like to own some of those books. Thanks for posting them.

K Fred I'll do what I can not to embarrass myself to bad but I'm sure I will. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

02-19-2011, 05:08 PM
Welcome. Be prepared to spend as much time on the forums here as flying in game. Great discussions and always something new and interesting to read.

And if you get busy for months (or years), be ready to suddenly one day have another huge itch to play and lurk on the forums. happens to me all the time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif These forums are very addictive.