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    DayGlow's Avatar Senior Member
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    Just wait until they introduce the USAF hi-alt ball point pen. It will dominate. 8 ballpoint pens has way more writing power than 4 pencils.

    COLINMAN

    "It takes a big man to admit he is wrong, I'm not a big man." Chevy Chase, Fletch Lives

    "A fighter pilot is always on the offensive. If there is a MiG on his six, the MiG is in a very good defensive position, while the fighter pilot is in a very poor offensive position"

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    FPS_Stierlitz wrote:
    - FW190fan wrote:
    -- I've done some testing with that pencil and it
    -- appears that the roll-rate is undermodelled at
    -- higher speeds.
    --
    -- Go test for yourself. This sim appears to be biased
    -- towards Russian pencils.
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    -
    - Your sources are wrong.
    - Pencil roll-rate is based on official TsAGI tests
    - which prove the absolute maneuvering superiority of
    - russian pencils on all altitudes.
    -
    - Russian pencils that germans captured and tested
    - were early
    - models in bad condition. That's why german tests
    - claim that russian pencils are inferior.
    -
    - Still, you should keep in mind that German pencils
    - are controled automatically. Germans were using
    - their pencils very effectively. Just keep your
    - energy high when using Luftwaffe pencils.
    -
    - BUT ! There are other issues with pencil modelling
    - in the sim:
    -
    - 1) AI pencils are UBER !
    - 2) High altitude handling of all modeled pencils is
    - not realistic !
    - 3) Some people online have their pencils on the
    - slider !
    - That's cheating !
    - 4) And why we still don't have any american or
    - british pencils ?!! There were lend-lease pencils
    - used on the Eastern front !
    -
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    -
    - Message Edited on 03/23/03â 03:36PM by
    - FPS_Stierlitz

    4) The americans didn't use pencils, but ball point pens. Much better technology. The standard load out was 6 to 8 ball point pens vs the 4 pencils that Russians or Germans carried. The overall weight of writing of the 8 ball point pens is heavier than 4 pencils.

    COLINMAN

    "It takes a big man to admit he is wrong, I'm not a big man." Chevy Chase, Fletch Lives

    "A fighter pilot is always on the offensive. If there is a MiG on his six, the MiG is in a very good defensive position, while the fighter pilot is in a very poor offensive position"

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    mikeyg007 wrote:
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    - lilseed wrote:
    -- Did
    -- anyone see the pencil shavings on the floor in the
    -- TB-3?
    --
    - Pencil shavings? I can't see pencil shavings! I've
    - updated drivers, re-installed the game, re-seated my
    - video card and I still can't see pencil shavings.
    - This is driving me NUTS - I just can't enjoy the
    - game now. It's pretty much ruined for me.
    - Can anyone recommend a video card that will allow me
    - to enjoy the pencil shavings properly?
    -
    - PS. The pencil roll seems very quiet to me. I'm sure
    - you would be able to hear it distinctly above the
    - engine noise.
    -
    -

    S3 Virge should do the trick. The latest cards have a full 4mb of memory [img]/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif[/img]

    COLINMAN

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    warhawk_530 wrote:
    - great ...
    -
    - i would like to ask sumthing?
    -
    - is german pencils manufactured by standler?
    - (or is it standler's?)
    -
    -


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    Eh? who dug this up again

    i remember this one - one of the finest threads ever
    is it it's anniversary or something? [img]/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif[/img]


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    Has anyone tested pencils in AEP yet? I don't want to risk "upgrading" only to find this POS BS VSS pencil bias is still ruining the game.
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    LMAO, not read this one before.

    Glad it survived the migration and

    Happy birthday to it!
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    Ah, the anniversery of The Classic. Still the funniest thread ever hands down.

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    I think the dispersion spread of the lead in the pencil is biased towards the VVS. Oleg, why do hate pencils?
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    Well I for one hope we don't see a further proliferation of fantasy or mechanical pencils in FB or EAP.

    I mean come on! Other than the Ebberhard and the Sanford Eagle No.2 none of these Mech pencils every got beyond the proto-type stage.

    If you want to use a mechanical click type pencil then go write in Lomac.

    P.S. Those whitish gray crumbly erasers really suk man. They really nerfed those babies. Now if you want to compete in a server its pink eraser or don't bother......sheeesh

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