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Post by Toro 6 on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 13:41

Hello, my gaming call sign is Toro 6. My name is Bob, I am 63 and I live in New Mexico, USA. I previously applied with this group almost two years ago but at the time my inexperience resulted in me just spinning my wheels. At the time I had the passion for the huey but lacked in the skills dept and had very little hardware. I was definitely not ready. Today I still have the passion for the Huey, my skills are far better and my hardware situation has improved from a thirty dollar joystick. I now have a Saitek X52 and track IR. I do not currently have pedals but am planning on transitioning to them. I have several DCS modules but my passion for the Huey is why I am applying. IF this group still does multiship Huey flights/ missions, I would like to try and earn a chalk #.
I am retired from the Army. My real life experience on the Huey is as a maintainer and a Door gunner. As a doorgunner I was lucky to have no one shooting back. My stint as a doorgunner was during my tour with the 117th Assault Helicopter Company in Korea

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Post by (B|D/229) Gizzy on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 15:46

Hi Bob...

You are most welcome Sir... we'll have you up and going in no time...

US if of course A Coy and someone will be along soon to get you sorted...




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Post by (A/229) Huckleberry on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 17:41

Welcome back Bob, good to know you Sir.




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Post by (B|D/229) Gizzy on Thu 14 Sep 2017, 20:39

Toro, I've transferred you to A Company and PM'ed a welcome letter to you..... Smile




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Post by (D/229) Flubber on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 20:31

Join us!

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Post by (D/229) Guinness on Fri 15 Sep 2017, 23:48

Welcome Bob ! I'm a fellow helicopter guy, was a UH-60A/L mechanic, FI, crew chief. Did my 20 and got out. Glad to have you with us. Woot =) Looking forward to flyin and dyin with ya. That triple A is a Bish!
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Post by (A/229) Rob on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 00:55

Welcome Toro 6. I also use X52. Works great. I highly recommend putting a couple zip ties on the spring. That really made things easier on me.
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Post by (C/229) J7G on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 02:52

What does that do, make it less sloppy? Intrigued as a I have an X52.
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Post by (A/229) Huckleberry on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 06:09

Less centering force, meaning it's easier to find / hold / make small corrections at stick positions further from center. Handy at times you're not in trim.




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Post by (C/229) J7G on Sat 16 Sep 2017, 08:53

Interesting, thanks! I might have to give it a shot when I've actually got time to load DCS up...
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Post by (A/229) Toro 6 on Sun 17 Sep 2017, 23:45

thanks to everyone for the welcome...looking forward to flying with you guys.....Guiness what time period were you in? I was in from 1972-1992...was in a couple of UH60 companies...last one during Desert Storm with A Co 24 Avn Bn, 24 ID...Blackhawk is an awesome machine but the Huey is my first love :-)
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Post by (D/229) Guinness on Mon 18 Sep 2017, 12:16

I was in from 1993-2013, spent most my time in 3ID at Hunter Army Airfield, GA. I believe it was 24th before it switched to 3ID. I wore the Taro leaf for about a year before I got the broken tv set. I was in D Co when it was 24th, and switched to A co when it became 3ID. We watched the decommissioning of the Huey while I was there. Sold most of them to law enforcement agency's for $1 a piece. Cobra's were still there for a bit and finally watched them fade as the Apache grew stronger in force.
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Post by (A/229) Toro 6 on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 18:35

Gizzy, thanks for your help on getting me set up. Your OVGME for Dummies guide is great because I am the posterchild for non techie dummies. I have logged into the server and I have logged onto teamspeak. I currently have not activated any of the optional mods. Although I have not had a checkride, I am retired so I have way to much time on my hands. Let me know if you guys get together to do some flying. I need formation practice. Pretty sure I can keep mid-airs and blade strikes to a minimum. Looking forward to flying with you guys
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Post by (B|D/229) Gizzy on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 20:10

Thanks Toro... yes I have plenty of time too... we can happily make some available to do a check ride (Basic Wings) and some formation practice but from what I saw to day whilst training with Flub it'll be a breeze for you sir.

Your first port of call should be via Chic though, he is the A Coy Unit Trainer and about most evenings but I doubt there are any issues....




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Post by (D/229) Flubber on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 20:40

Lol. Giz what ARE you trying to say haha?

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Post by (A/229) BBall on Sun 01 Oct 2017, 18:06

Hey Toro 6!

WELCOME!

At 61, and for a time being, the "senior" member of this gang of muggers and mal-contents, I now hand that scepter off to you.

Again....welcome sir, and I'm looking forward to flying with you!

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