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uberweng
02-11-2004, 07:58 AM
Greetings all,

This is my first post on this forum so i am sorry if its a bit long. A few months ago i purchased a copy of il2 FB and a computer to play it on. I was extremely pleased as FB kicks as over all the other flight sims i have played (Janes WW2 fighters and Wings on the amiga). However, while FB is an excellent game it is information posted on this forum that has allowed me to enjoy it to its fullest. Thank-you to everyone who has taken time to post usefull information on this forum, esp Fbuster, who posted this gem.

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Cheers to all the tech-heads, skinners, and history buffs who's wisdom has allowed my to increase my resolution whilst doubling my framerate, decorate my favoute aircraft with hundreds of pretty skins, and introduced many obscure WW2 history tidbits.

Okay, now time for a few questions.
1) Last week my girlfriend asked if i would like a ch hotas set-up instead of a wedding ring (she is very understanding). My gut reaction was yes, yes, yes. What i need to know now is can anyone reccomend a good supplier who will ship a set to japan as i haven't been able to find one? Any info would be appreciated.

2) Second question is can anyone recommend some good books on the following subjects;
-Luftwaffe night intruder operations over the uk
-A good reference book on Allied military aircraft of world war 2 (esp Brit and US aircraft)

3) How much difference does perfect mode make on ground detail? (sorry, i know this should be in the tech sections)

cheers,

Uberweng

uberweng
02-11-2004, 07:58 AM
Greetings all,

This is my first post on this forum so i am sorry if its a bit long. A few months ago i purchased a copy of il2 FB and a computer to play it on. I was extremely pleased as FB kicks as over all the other flight sims i have played (Janes WW2 fighters and Wings on the amiga). However, while FB is an excellent game it is information posted on this forum that has allowed me to enjoy it to its fullest. Thank-you to everyone who has taken time to post usefull information on this forum, esp Fbuster, who posted this gem.

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Cheers to all the tech-heads, skinners, and history buffs who's wisdom has allowed my to increase my resolution whilst doubling my framerate, decorate my favoute aircraft with hundreds of pretty skins, and introduced many obscure WW2 history tidbits.

Okay, now time for a few questions.
1) Last week my girlfriend asked if i would like a ch hotas set-up instead of a wedding ring (she is very understanding). My gut reaction was yes, yes, yes. What i need to know now is can anyone reccomend a good supplier who will ship a set to japan as i haven't been able to find one? Any info would be appreciated.

2) Second question is can anyone recommend some good books on the following subjects;
-Luftwaffe night intruder operations over the uk
-A good reference book on Allied military aircraft of world war 2 (esp Brit and US aircraft)

3) How much difference does perfect mode make on ground detail? (sorry, i know this should be in the tech sections)

cheers,

Uberweng

Huxley_S
02-11-2004, 08:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Last week my girlfriend asked if i would like a ch hotas set-up instead of a wedding ring (she is very understanding).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Rajvosa
02-11-2004, 08:09 AM
Now that was rude, Huxley!

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Huxley_S
02-11-2004, 08:13 AM
I'm just jealous http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Rajvosa
02-11-2004, 08:16 AM
I reckon, the jostick will be worn out after a couple of years while the ring will last as long as the marriage (hopefully more than a couple of years http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://stu.wccnet.org/~ecrnovrs/inp150/finalp/sarajevo1/images/sarajevo.jpg

JG14_Josf
02-11-2004, 08:17 AM
It's a trap!

uberweng
02-11-2004, 08:23 AM
i bet the joystick will last longer than a ring would, i would lose anything that small and valuable within the first month. Plus a joystick is cheaper so we can save a bit of cash for other stuff.

madsarmy
02-11-2004, 08:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG14_Josf:
It's a trap!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

JG14_Josf is right. She testing you. If you pick the hotas thats all you wil have left.She will be gone.
You've been warnedhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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"LOOK MUM NO HANDS!"

robban75
02-11-2004, 08:47 AM
First welcome to the boards!

Second, dude! Get her the wedding ring! Your life is very much dependent on you getting it instead of the joystick! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://members.chello.se/unni/Dora-9-3.JPG

When it comes to aircombat, I'd rather be lucky than good any day!

uberweng
02-11-2004, 09:37 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by robban75:
First welcome to the boards!

Second, dude! Get her the wedding ring! Your life is very much dependent on you getting it instead of the joystick! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif
[endquote]



Don't worry, i have already got her a nice wedding ring (its got 19 daimonds and cost more than everything i own put together).
What i meant is that she is going to get me a ch set-up instead of a ring for me.

Thanks for the warning though,

Uberweng

BaldieJr
02-11-2004, 09:48 AM
Assuming you are Japanese...

Ignore the "she is testing you" comments. My understanding of Asian women (having dated a few) is that they don't play silly head-games like American women.

As for a supplier: no idea.

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Woof603
02-11-2004, 10:50 AM
Uberweng said:
can anyone reccomend a good supplier who will ship a set to japan as i haven't been able to find one? Any info would be appreciated.

Go to CHProducts.com. They list international retailers/shippers on their site, including one in Japan.

http://www.spaads.org/denmark/spsabre.JPG

robban75
02-11-2004, 11:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by uberweng

Don't worry, i have already got her a nice wedding ring (its got 19 daimonds and cost more than everything i own put together).
What i meant is that she is going to get me a ch set-up instead of a ring for me.

Thanks for the warning though,

Uberweng<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow! 19 diamonds! You da man! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I better not let my girlfriend read that, she might get funny ideas, not good for my ever shrinking wallet! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://members.chello.se/unni/Dora-9-3.JPG

When it comes to aircombat, I'd rather be lucky than good any day!

uberweng
02-11-2004, 11:11 AM
Cheers Woof603,
I checked the ch homepage but unfortunately i am not japanese and the japanese dealers homepage was a little complicated for me. I managed to find one stick but i couldn't find the fighterstick and that seems to be the one to get.


I think a few of the people who post on this board are also gaijin living in japan so maybe they have a few ideas.

Woof603
02-11-2004, 11:24 AM
You might try Flight Sim Central, listed on the CH site. I've bought from them. They're fast and reasonable, and maybe will ship to Japan.

http://www.spaads.org/denmark/spsabre.JPG

il_gufo
02-11-2004, 11:31 AM
Can't help with the CH stuff, but as far as books I like David Mondey's three volume set:

Axis Aircraft of World War II
American Aircraft of World War II
British Aircraft of World War II

However, the series is painfully missing (especially after starting to play IL-2) a book covering the Russian aircraft.

uberweng
02-11-2004, 12:04 PM
Woof603,
that site is exactly what i was looking for. They have good prices and will ship it international.
Thanks for the help.

Weng

p.s. il_gufo,
I checked those books on amazon and they look good (nice price) but how much text do they have in them? Is it just pics and basic stats or do they have a decent write-up (for the more important planes, at least)?

il_gufo
02-11-2004, 12:10 PM
There is also text for each plane, mostly explaining the changes for each variant and which units and where used them. Pick a plane or two and I'll scan a couple pages from the books for you to look at.

uberweng
02-11-2004, 08:02 PM
il_gufo
Is the beufort bomber or p-39 ok?
cheers,

uberweng

AFJ_Skyghost
02-12-2004, 05:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by robban75:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by uberweng

Don't worry, i have already got her a nice wedding ring (its got 19 daimonds and cost more than everything i own put together).
What i meant is that she is going to get me a ch set-up instead of a ring for me.

Thanks for the warning though,

Uberweng<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow! 19 diamonds! You da man! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I better not let my girlfriend read that, she might get funny ideas, not good for my ever shrinking wallet! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://members.chello.se/unni/Dora-9-3.JPG

When it comes to aircombat, I'd rather be lucky than good any day!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

... at least you still have a wallet.... after 17 years of marriage even my wallet is long gone.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

robban75
02-12-2004, 05:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AFJ_Skyghost:
... at least you still have a wallet.... after 17 years of marriage even my wallet is long gone.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif no, http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif I mean http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://members.chello.se/unni/Dora-9-3.JPG

When it comes to aircombat, I'd rather be lucky than good any day!

il_gufo
02-13-2004, 11:33 AM
OK, I finally scanned them in...

http://www.mindspring.com/~irixdude/Planes/P-39_page1.jpg
http://www.mindspring.com/~irixdude/Planes/P-39_page2.jpg
http://www.mindspring.com/~irixdude/Planes/Beaufort_page1.jpg
http://www.mindspring.com/~irixdude/Planes/Beaufort_page2.jpg

Indianer.
02-13-2004, 01:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
Assuming you are Japanese...

Ignore the "she is testing you" comments. My understanding of Asian women (having dated a few).........[/code]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Thats cos ur knob seems big next to an asian woman m8 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif


"Wer auf die preussische Fahne schwort, hat nichts mehr, was ihm selber gehort"

horseback
02-14-2004, 02:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
Assuming you are Japanese...

Ignore the "she is testing you" comments. My understanding of Asian women (having dated a few) is that they don't play silly head-games like American women.

As for a supplier: no idea.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Baldie,

I married a Chinese, and the headgames started after the wedding. My assumption is that it's a strictly individual thing, not cultural. My ex never did more than tolerate my hobbies and interests, so the fact that this fine lady is willing to subsidize his interest is highly encouraging.

If he has friends or family in the States, I'd recommend he have it shipped to them, and let them ship it to him, if the cost is comparable to getting it from a local supplier.

Cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

uberweng
02-15-2004, 01:58 AM
il_gufo,

cheers for posting those scans. It looks like a pretty good wee book for the price.

horseback,
unfortunatly i dont know anyone in the states cause i agree that that would be the best way to have it sent.


Uberweng