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I feel ya. As an aerospace engineer, sometimes DCS feels like "work." It's a little too close to what I do everyday. When that happens, I swing the pendulum the other way for wildly unrealistic escapism about a pandemic ... oh wait. nevermind. ;-)

I'm still reading the f-18 manual while sitting in the pit just trying to find all the switches. I can usually successfully startup, takeoff, fly around vegas a couple times and then mostly land. no where near being able to shoot at anything.
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Manual?!!! Nah, man, you'll never get airborn with that phone book. If you want the real 411, watch Red Kite YouTube videos. Also, I'll happily log on with you and walk you through anything you want, including weapons deployment. ;-p. But, back on topic, you can give me tips on D1/D2 if I ever get around to it. It's nice to see the forum back to its former glory and we're putting the "band" back together as it were. Hell, even Madrus is floating around here somewhere. That's gotta be lucky somehow.
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I agree with Grifter. The best way to learn the planes in DCS is to watch the Youtube videos while you are actually in the cockpit. The "hands on" approach I've found to be much more effective than the traditional academic "read the manual" approach. :-)
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yes, but one helpful manual is Chuck's guides. But youtube videos are the way to go, and then back them up when you cannot sleep with the regular manuals.
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I thought was the only one who slept with my F/A-18 manual.
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by "manual" I meant all the learning resources. YouTube is definitely key.
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Ah, I see. Not to say the actual manual isn't handy now and then, but still. Red Kite is my go-to.
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As the manual is a PDF or HTML file, sleeping with it is a matter of perspective.
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I printed mine out. (not really).
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