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    DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    I created a quick guide for my squadron mates to fly the P-51, so I thought I'd share it with you guys too. Nothing fancy, just the basics that you need to know to get your plane in the air. Once I'm comfortable enough with the Dora, a similar guide for the FW190 should follow.


    DCS P-51D Mustang
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-...cXc&authuser=0


    P-51D Mustang Guide for Gunnery
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCCuwzKV5wo
    Last edited by Chuck_Owl; May-20-2015 at 17:47.

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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    that 190 is a real handful on the ground, ive managed to take off once from about 10 tries, landing it, lets not go there. its nice up in the air though.

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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Handy guide for newcomers - might be an idea to include aileron trim for the Mustang as well for control mapping on your hotas.

    I really miss rudder and aileron trim when flying the FW190.

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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Looking forward to the Dora guide ..... this one on the Mustang is great ..... thanks

    P.s. Don't forget about HOW to set up radio channels too .....

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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Foul Ole Ron View Post
    Handy guide for newcomers - might be an idea to include aileron trim for the Mustang as well for control mapping on your hotas.

    I really miss rudder and aileron trim when flying the FW190.
    Honestly I really do not use aileron trim that much... Traditionally, the P-51 is one of the few aircraft that actually had aileron trim, unlike its british and german counterparts.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefRedCloud View Post
    Looking forward to the Dora guide ..... this one on the Mustang is great ..... thanks

    P.s. Don't forget about HOW to set up radio channels too .....

    Chief
    Do you mean how to set them up in the mission editor or how to use the radio itself?

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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    So... is there a way to setup many of the key/axis mappings to apply to 'all' the aircraft.. ie. I hate needing to then turn around and remap all the common controls when I want to fly the Dora

    Thanks for the guide!


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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrmaverick View Post
    that 190 is a real handful on the ground, ive managed to take off once from about 10 tries, landing it, lets not go there. its nice up in the air though.
    The "take off assistance" defaults to 100 with the Dora. Change tht to 0 and you will have a lot easier time getting off the ground, at least from my experience.
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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by AKA_Recon View Post
    So... is there a way to setup many of the key/axis mappings to apply to 'all' the aircraft.. ie. I hate needing to then turn around and remap all the common controls when I want to fly the Dora

    Thanks for the guide!
    Yeah, I know it's an annoying process... For each aircraft you need to re-do this whole process.

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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Yeah I got the 190 today and discovered that none of the controls were mapped. I couldn't even open the escape menu.

    Fantastic guide though. Absolutely invaluable until I manage to get the startup procedure totally memorized. Hoping you'll do one for the Dora at somepoint too as I've yet to even get the engine started in that thing.

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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck_Owl View Post
    Honestly I really do not use aileron trim that much... Traditionally, the P-51 is one of the few aircraft that actually had aileron trim, unlike its british and german counterparts.



    Do you mean how to set them up in the mission editor or how to use the radio itself?
    I believe so but I read your post over on the DCS forums and downloaded your instructions also. It's a shame it interferes with Multiplayer though.

    Quote Originally Posted by SorcererDave View Post
    Yeah I got the 190 today and discovered that none of the controls were mapped. I couldn't even open the escape menu.

    Fantastic guide though. Absolutely invaluable until I manage to get the startup procedure totally memorized. Hoping you'll do one for the Dora at some point too as I've yet to even get the engine started in that thing.
    Strange ... I just got through Re-Mapping my controls but not clear what you mean by the escape menu. Do you mean escape back to the main menu? That should have worked. I've been getting some tutorage from DennyDd and though he says I'm doing fine, I think I have a ways to go. But it's a hell of a lot of fun .

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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Great guide. Thanks for this Chuck Owl.
    Do you happen to use Facetracknoir, and if so, are you able to share the settings you use?
    I have it up and running, but not very smoothly.
    Thanks for any help you can give.
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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefRedCloud View Post
    Strange ... I just got through Re-Mapping my controls but not clear what you mean by the escape menu. Do you mean escape back to the main menu? That should have worked.
    I mean the menu that comes up when you hit the escape key that lets you adjust controls and go back to the main menu. By default there was no key mapped to it so I had to alt+tab out of the game to leave the mission. Very odd. I'm assuming it's just because it's in beta still, since the P51 came with a full set of already-mapped default controls that I just had to tweak slightly to my preference.

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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Printer-Friendly version now available in first post.

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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Thread stickied for easier future reference. Thanks once again for this one, too, Chuck!


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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by farley View Post
    Great guide. Thanks for this Chuck Owl.
    Do you happen to use Facetracknoir, and if so, are you able to share the settings you use?
    I have it up and running, but not very smoothly.
    Thanks for any help you can give.
    Unfortunately, I do not use FaceTrackNoIr...

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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck_Owl View Post
    Unfortunately, I do not use FaceTrackNoIr...
    Nor do i Chuck.

    I might bite the bullet and purcahse a TrackIR as it might be easiest to use in CLOD, DCS, and FSX (fly A2A Spitfire).
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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    First post updated with added Gunnery tutorial for the Mustang.

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    DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Thanks for these guides Chuck.

    This weekend i finally downloaded DCS World and using your guide i managed to get the TF-51D up to 35,000 ft and safely back again a number of times.

    The clickable cockpits are great and give real feeling of simulation. The FM is also geat and i felt i was flying something with real substance.

    Now i need to ask Santa nicely for the P-51D and the Dora! And try out multiplayer.

    1 quick question:

    Where does your mission for multiplayer extract to?

    Thanks again Chuck.
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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Mindle View Post
    Now i need to ask Santa nicely for the P-51D and the Dora! And try out multiplayer.

    1 quick question:

    Where does your mission for multiplayer extract to?

    Thanks again Chuck.
    You can put it anywhere you want, as long as you can navigate in the so-so file selector.

    My default mission file location is generally here C:\Users\Charles\Saved Games\DCS\Missions

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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Thanks Chuck. I just bought the P51D.


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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    I managed to take off and land the TP-51D on my first try.

    Do I get cookies?
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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Incog View Post
    I managed to take off and land the TP-51D on my first try.

    Do I get cookies?
    Maybe. Now do it in the 109!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Flare View Post
    Maybe. Now do it in the 109!
    too expensive o_o

    the tp-51D is the freebie you get
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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by Incog View Post
    I managed to take off and land the TP-51D on my first try.

    Do I get cookies?
    Yes.
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    Re: DCS P-51D Quick Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Flare View Post
    Maybe. Now do it in the 109!
    I did. Barely.


    Second try....er.....not so much.
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