Spitfire LF.MK.IX StartUp and Basic Circuit with custom mission-specific Kneeboards by skybaby68
v1.01 - October 2020
Demonstration Video showing gameplay in VR as well as kneeboards etc can be seen here:
Minor adjustments to various kneeboard plates.
Delayed the 'Mission End' text when player lands so as not to cause distraction.
Being a VR pilot, I’m creating a series of custom kneeboard-filled training missions for specific aircraft that are heavily inspired by Chuck's amazing guides as well as YouTube tutorials (of which I will credit as necessary at the bottom). Originally making them for personal use as I wanted to be able to learn-as-I-go from within the headset and the mission-specific kneeboard missions also act as a handy 'refresher' when you come back to a module after a time away; I thought maybe I’d share.
The kneeboard is a truly fantastic and necessary tool for the VR pilot as it’s not so easy to view reference info etc and having 360 degrees of peripheral vision, the kneeboard can be happily left in view without it getting in the way.
Only tested using the Reverb Pro in DCS Stable Version 2.5.6 55960 and I’ve tried to make kneeboard text as large and easy-to-read as possible.
Works just as well without VR.
**** THIS MISSION****
Mozdok. I'm not too sure if RAF 41 Squadron have ever even 'been' there let alone operated from there but I wanted this mission to be as accessible to as many DCS Spitfire pilots so I shyed away from using any map other than the default.
The mission has been designed to be used with the kneeboard throughout and the 60 or so custom plates detail engine start up, taxi, take off, briefly touches combat and then closes out with a landing circuit with the approach to 'break' being realistic and low, as has been detailed by real Spitfire aces.
Use the 'Active Pause' as much as you need to.
There 'are' musical audio files playing at certain pointgs to hopefully add to the immersion. Some players may or may not find them too loud.
Just put the .miz file in Missions folder found in Users/“Username”/Saved Games/DCS/Missions. Overwrite any previous versions of this mission.
To remove or add kneeboard files as you see fit, open the .miz file with an appropriate tool as such winrar or 7zip, double click to open KNEEBOARD folder, then IMAGES. Delete or add jpegs as required.
Close When finished.
****CREDITS AND LINKS****
Chucks DCS Guides - https://www.mudspike.com/chucks-guides-dcs/
Matt Wagner - (DCS video tutorials on youtube)