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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 09:37 PM
For 12 saturdays now I have been trying to teach one of the neighbors kids to fly in FB.He has been blind since he was 2 and is just one of those kids who has so much spirit you can't stop him.

One day I was talking to his dad about sims and he said he would like to try one someday. Rory jumped in and said I want to try today. So began an excercise in determination/fustration.

87613 or so crashes later Rory has his 1st kill this morning. I promised him that I would post the news here for him and read him some comments (come on guys,help me out here)
He says he hopes its cool that he used a Hurricane because of the good bullet convergence.
With me sitting directly behind him yelling "Nose up,Up!! left rudder ! Fire!! now FIRE! he shredded the nose of a He 111.

We hit auto-pilot and switched to enemy external view so he could listen to the crash.He was so excited I thought he was going to pee in my chair. lol

As soon as it impacted the ground he reached for a hi 5 and said " Again"lol. Oleg I believe you have a new fan.

XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 09:37 PM
For 12 saturdays now I have been trying to teach one of the neighbors kids to fly in FB.He has been blind since he was 2 and is just one of those kids who has so much spirit you can't stop him.

One day I was talking to his dad about sims and he said he would like to try one someday. Rory jumped in and said I want to try today. So began an excercise in determination/fustration.

87613 or so crashes later Rory has his 1st kill this morning. I promised him that I would post the news here for him and read him some comments (come on guys,help me out here)
He says he hopes its cool that he used a Hurricane because of the good bullet convergence.
With me sitting directly behind him yelling "Nose up,Up!! left rudder ! Fire!! now FIRE! he shredded the nose of a He 111.

We hit auto-pilot and switched to enemy external view so he could listen to the crash.He was so excited I thought he was going to pee in my chair. lol

As soon as it impacted the ground he reached for a hi 5 and said " Again"lol. Oleg I believe you have a new fan.

XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 09:42 PM
That's a really nice story! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 09:55 PM
Great man. Sweet story.

XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 09:57 PM
Salute !!! Way to go, Rory!!



In the Japanese Ace Saburo Sakai's autobiography, he relates the story of being wounded in combat, shot in the herad by an American Avenger's tail gunner, permanently blinded in one eye and temporarily also in the left eye, , yet managed to fly his Zero(?) back to his base, over 560 miles, without total vision, and in extreme pain with blood loss, etc...

Here is an excerpt about that mission:

Sakai then noticed a formation of eight 'Wildcats' off in the distance. He had made a terrible error for they were really Grumman Avenger torpedo bombers armed with rear-facing machine guns. Sakai thought that he was catching them up unobserved and was pleased when they tightened their formation as he believed that they were setting themselves up for a devestating attack from behind. But, as he neared the Avengers and suddenly realised the danger he was in, they riddled his Zero with bullets from their twin rear machine guns. A bullet smashed into the right lens of his goggles, ripping into his head and exposing the skull beneath. His face was hit and his left side was paralyzed.

Wounded in the head, chest, left leg and elbow, Sakai was totally blinded for some time. As his plane shuddered and then plunged earthwards he fired his guns, determined to hit back at the enemy.

Sakai was told by comrades that at least one of the Avengers was shot down by his gunfire. However, American sources suggest that all of the torpedo bombers survived - though Sakai's instinctive marksmanship was amply demonstrated by a number of quite destructive cannon hits and bullet holes - for example, the aircraft which seems to have been mistakenly credited as a 'kill' limped home with a large 20mm cannon blast hole in one wing.




Slipping in and out of consciousness and believing himself to be permanently blinded, he somehow kept his Zero from hitting the ocean. He was over 750 miles away from a safe landing place and the continued healthy-sounding operation of his engine was of little comfort to him. Even when sight gradually returned to one eye he felt that the situation was so hopeless that his unflinching sense of duty compelled him to consider crashing into an enemy ship or at least making sure that he would not be captured by diving into the ocean. However he steeled himself for the long journey back to Lae and used the sophisticated engine management systems of his fighter to eke out the remaining fuel for as long as possible. Several times more he was overcome by faintness and nausea and felt bound to turn back to the combat zone in search of an enemy ship to attack. But eventually he was able to concentrate on steering a course back to Lae, his home base. As he approached the airstrip there his fuel finally gave out and the engine stopped completely as he touched down.





As a result of that injury, Sakai was in the hospital until January of 1943. He never recovered the sight in his right eye. During March he rejoined the Tainan Wing in Japan, but when the group was transferred to Rabaul, he was left behind because his eyesight hadn't improved.


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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 10:01 PM
Hopefully it is the first of many for an ace in the making, good hunting!


Rory in action!

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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 10:11 PM
Simply amazing Rory!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....and a big salute to Carter too!!!!!!!!!
Hope you add another one soon Rory!
Would love simply to watch you fly online, knowing the effort going into it for both of you. I could'nt imagine working as a team in that way in such a tough sim. You must have the skills Rory, I have struggled trying to teach my buddy how to fly in this game and he can see!..lol...
Take Care

XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 10:16 PM
great. hope you guys'll go on like that. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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The 110 and the desert!!!
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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 10:18 PM
WOW /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
I Love this game
And you are a good trainer!
That is a sweet story


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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 10:20 PM
Congrats Rory
soon you be able to get a fighter, which should be a even bigger trill

again, congrats, and keep at it

Semper Fi

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fluke39
08-09-2003, 10:23 PM
excellent story man -
i am impressed with both of you /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

this world needs more people like you two

you didn't record the track did you ?



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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 10:25 PM
Rory wants to thank you for the picture Kyrule2. After decribing it in detail, I have just been conned into a trip to the model store so he can feel the differences between the Hurri and the 109G,Ju-86,P-47D & P-38J that I have.

I have a feeling we are going to be doing some modeling as well as flying. Roflol, he just said you guys better hope he doesn't get seeing fly dog or he will be online taking names.

cruelsword
08-09-2003, 10:26 PM
Hi Rory,

R U ready for another one Jerry? Shoot them All.
S!
U got good trainer.

Cruel

XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 10:30 PM
fluke39 wrote:
- excellent story man -
- i am impressed with both of you /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
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- this world needs more people like you two
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God , I an an idiot, we were so excited I didn't even think too, oh well next one should only take 43307 lol

XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 03:00 AM
Seeing Fly Dog! lol, lol, lol. Really a great story. Maybe Rory would enjoy flying in the gunner positions of the He-111.

I don't suppose it would ever be possible with Il-2, but maybe a CFS2(3) guru could put together a 'sound suite' tied together with an attitude indicator, giving an aural indication of pitch and roll, say a buzzing, or even an 'engine sound', increasing in pitch the further from wings level one got, with a 'wind noise' increase in a dive, or decrease in a climb. I wish I could do such a thing, but I wouldn't even know if it would be possible. Regardless, it really is inspiring to hear of Rory's deterimination.

XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 03:19 AM
I bet Rory is better than most of us...well, me anyway../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Just a great story....

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 05:32 AM
That was a very kind and selfless act sir.

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 06:43 AM
Way to go! The idea posted here for audio clues is a good one, although I've no idea how that would work. Definately post a track of Rory flying. We've all got to see this. The guy down the hall from me STILL can't hit the broadside of a barn from a parked plane, and we both work on planes!


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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 06:55 AM
just be sure his parents won't call you child molesture /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 09:13 AM
edit: point made.

Message Edited on 08/10/0312:31PM by OberstWiley

XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 12:19 PM
Is Rory any good at pinball? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 12:38 PM
J.D., tell Rory he is welcome and he can be my wingman any time. And I highly recommend building a model airplane. It is a good way to learn the different parts of a plane and how they work, plus you have a cool toy when you are done. I used to mess around with my models for hours, actually my father built most of them (he is an awesome model builder) but I didn't care. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 01:05 PM
Well done Rory!

I shall Glory in my infirmities ( The Lord God)

XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 01:11 PM
Hello,

this story is very nice.
Rory, you must be a very good pilot, because even some people who can see have problems with shooting aircrafts down! I hope you get the chance to fly in a professional simulator (I mean a simulator that moves like a real airplane) some day. That would be great because you could feel the movements.
I hope you enjoy flying in FB,

Pilot99

P.S. You can try to fly a bomber in FB for a bombing run. It's not easy to fly straight and level so this could be a challenge (I can't fly straight and level /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif )

XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 01:24 PM
Sounds to me like the kid has what it takes /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

You know he would make a great night fighter pilot with you as his radar operator.

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 01:46 PM
Kinda reminds me of Daredevil.. he does not need Eyes, but he can play FB with sounds only, since he has ├╝ber sound-senses /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Nice story..

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 01:49 PM
This could well be the only kill scored without eyesight in a simulator and if it isn't then this is still probably a record given the pilots age and he would be joining a very small group of people.
I have flown thousands of hours in various older simulators and when I got Il-2 I spent a week or so, attacking ground targets and Gigants at 1/4 speed and then I was always spining out or hitting things!

Congradulations, you've done something I will probably never be able to do!

Thank you
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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 02:05 PM
Excellent- well done. Keep up the good work and we'll soon be flying with you in the virtual skies. Of course, we won't give you any special treatment, but you'll probably still beat us. P.S. with the nightfighter remark, its yet another good reason to make a Boulton Paul Defiant. See my earlier thread http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=zbkgh
Fantastic work!

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 10:06 PM
BUMP!

This should be around just a bit longer /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 10:09 PM
cool, don't forget to tell him about Douglas Bader! or for that matter any other guys that flew with disabillities.

I'm a crappy pilot, but one hell of a shot.

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 11:32 AM
Yeah that is a nice story........dont let anything kill your dreams Rory....you can achieve as much as you can imagine if you work at it.

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Zayets
08-11-2003, 11:39 AM
Took me many Saturdays than Rory to down one plane. Which proves he's way better than me.
Way to go Rory! Keep it up!
And Carter,that was nice of you posting this story.


Zayets out

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 11:50 AM
Hi Rory,

My congratulations for your first virtual airial kill.

Just make sure you get some more Jerries down (but not my plane please... (;-)

J.D.Carter - you seem to be a good trainer. Just make sure he will not get too good.

Michael the WildeSau

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 12:00 PM
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XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 01:29 PM
What a cracking story!

Congratulations Rory!
Impressive feat.

Nice Carter, this again typifies the community that has grown around this sim. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Have you a force feedback stick BTW?

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 05:00 PM
Man you two rock!! Wicked story!


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XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 06:04 PM
That really is an inspiring story. Tell Rory he's already better than half the people on here. S! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 06:25 PM
Congratulations Rory and Carter!

From someone who has a child with a disability I know how unbeleivably rewarding it is for them to accomplish things that we take for granted.

Simple tasks like eating, walking, had and eye coordination almost seem almost impossible. Yet with plenty of patience and repetition its amazing what the human spirit can overcome.

Philip my 3 year old son with Down Syndrome is just starting to get very interested in what Dad is doing on the computer. Last night he sat on my lap for almpst a half hour in awe at the sounds and sights coming from the PC while I played FB's online. He grabbed the joystick and played with the keyboard. We came close to hitting the ground but his copilot jumped in before it was too late/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I'm hoping that within a few years I too can announce Philip's first kill!

Keep up the good work Carter and Rory keep practicing/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Nuley - Man I love this game!

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 09:20 PM
Rory!

Good Job- like the other sighted people here, it took me weeks to shoot anything down, S!

Do you have a forcefeed back joystick? It might give more immersion and more info on the simulated world.

I think its possible to change the conf.ini file to modify the distance at which you hear other aircraft; RBJ started a post the other day about how to modify the conf.ini so as to hear the enemy on your 6.

Anywhooo- best of luck,
I'll try and think of other non-visual cues in FB that could be modified to give Rory a better idea of the combat situation-

Cheers,
Cold_gambler

PS. Carter- S! to you, instructor /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 09:37 PM
Good job, Rory. The first of many. Go get 'em LilHombre!

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 10:04 PM
Well done to you both,btw Rory was way cool to choose the Hurricane,well loved by it's pilots and rightly feared by it's opponents as an excellent gun platform.Rory obviously has bucket loads of the "right stuff",I wish you both well from England,home of the Hurricane[oh ,he ought to convert to the Spitfire imho,what a fighting team they would make.Best regards Mal.

XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 12:55 AM
Hi Pilots !!

Thats a great story !!!

I just had to go back in time thru my memories when I was teaching this kid how to fly a radio control model. His name was Carlos . He was 14 years old and didnt want to learn anything !! His dady is a real pilot and was trying to incentivate the boy to the aviation . No way . This kid wanned to play soccer !!! And thats what he loves , I respect that .
His little brother was 6 years old and gess what ?? A real aviation fan !! Could been born a bird !!!
So , there was only a little problem......ha was blind since he was born .

Well....I just had to put a smille at that little face !! So I invited hin to have a try at control line aermodel ,that one with cables , I always bring one to the field .
When you fly a control line model is like having Force feedback because you feel the engine vibration and the model pulls your hand thru the cables. And most important of all , you "feel " where the airplane is , even when not looking strait to it.
Whe made lots of flying and had big time. I'll never forget the experience I had , and the hapiness of my little friend !

You guys made this forun SHINE !!!!

Great work Carter and Rory!!!!
Congratulations for your first kill !!! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

(sory for my poor english )


Saudations fron Brazil To all Pilots !!!

XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 02:07 AM
What a heartwarming story.

Well done Rory on your first kill.
Hope it is the first of many.

Nice work Carter,sounds like you both make a good crew.

Salute.

XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 02:27 PM
Way to go Rory!!!!

Go get some more of those bad guys!
Blast-'em !

PS Hurricane sure sounds neat doesn't it?! i love those 4 cannons.


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