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Brixmis

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ha - I see you've had your fair share, too! Well, we came here to get away from such things - I got arrested at our last place - a bungalow in a very small rural village (Fosdyke - where we moved to get away from a similar situation to yours, in your flat - ours was a shared house). We had one side's two St bernards barking all day - and their drive-come-run was up against the outside wall of our living room - but we were able to put up with that for a couple of years, cos the other side of our semi-detached bungalow were a very quiet couple - just used to sit reading all day and were very friendly. Then the husband died (at 58 - heart attack) and the wife moved away and we got a complete arsehole who moved in with his two springer spaniels and he had them out, running and barking around the garden, which was up against our bedroom until midnight and again from 5am on. Asked him politely god knows how many times and like you say "oh, didn't realise  - don't worry, won't happen again" next day = same shit! Got pissed off, mainly for my wife, who was working all hours god sends and couldn't get any rest. So I waited outside my door and when the bastard came home from the pub at midnight I went out and decked him. Then I went back inside, called the cops and told them what I'd done. He also called them to report me - but they were so pissed off with him that they actually sided with me! Ha - gotta luv Brit cops! It was cos of that, that we bought this place, right on the edge of town, hoping to get peace and quite. So far the neighbours with the noisey brats (who they actually encourage to scream and yell) have called the cops on me twice, for threatening them! Yup - again, the cops have shown a lot of sympathy and actually given me tips about how to get them in the shit without dropping myself in it I lived in Germany for 18 years - 7 with the army, 3 with the RAF and the rest all in appartment buildings and I never once had a single occasion to be pissed off with neighbours. Whether German, Turkish, Polish or whatever, they know how to behave over there. More's to the point, it's an instant fine from the cops if you don't! The main problem in this area is poor education, I'm afraid. Not much can be done. I was intending to just stay a few weeks and move on, when I came here, cos I knew what it's like - but then I met Mrs Brix, and she refused to move away. Oh well... Anyway, I hope to get on over the weekend as well. I'm within an inch of buying Kuban - pretty sure I'll have it by the end of the weekend. Oh btw - I know the Gloucester area and I love it! Always said I would love to live down there. I used to go to my old army unit at Colerne for a week every year, to run a special event amateur radio station. They stopped doing them about 4 years ago, so I don't get to go down there any more. Shame.

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  • Brixmis was promoted to Level 10.
    July 8
  • ha - I see you've had your fair share, too! Well, we came here to get away from such things - I got arrested at our last place - a bungalow in a very small rural village (Fosdyke - where we moved to get away from a similar situation to yours, in your flat - ours was a shared house). We had one side's two St bernards barking all day - and their drive-come-run was up against the outside wall of our living room - but we were able to put up with that for a couple of years, cos the other side of our semi-detached bungalow were a very quiet couple - just used to sit reading all day and were very friendly. Then the husband died (at 58 - heart attack) and the wife moved away and we got a complete arsehole who moved in with his two springer spaniels and he had them out, running and barking around the garden, which was up against our bedroom until midnight and again from 5am on.

    Asked him politely god knows how many times and like you say "oh, didn't realise  - don't worry, won't happen again" next day = same shit!

    Got pissed off, mainly for my wife, who was working all hours god sends and couldn't get any rest. So I waited outside my door and when the bastard came home from the pub at midnight I went out and decked him. Then I went back inside, called the cops and told them what I'd done. He also called them to report me - but they were so pissed off with him that they actually sided with me! Ha - gotta luv Brit cops!

    It was cos of that, that we bought this place, right on the edge of town, hoping to get peace and quite. So far the neighbours with the noisey brats (who they actually encourage to scream and yell) have called the cops on me twice, for threatening them! Yup - again, the cops have shown a lot of sympathy and actually given me tips about how to get them in the shit without dropping myself in it :)

    I lived in Germany for 18 years - 7 with the army, 3 with the RAF and the rest all in appartment buildings and I never once had a single occasion to be pissed off with neighbours. Whether German, Turkish, Polish or whatever, they know how to behave over there. More's to the point, it's an instant fine from the cops if you don't!

    The main problem in this area is poor education, I'm afraid. Not much can be done. I was intending to just stay a few weeks and move on, when I came here, cos I knew what it's like - but then I met Mrs Brix, and she refused to move away. Oh well...

    Anyway, I hope to get on over the weekend as well. I'm within an inch of buying Kuban - pretty sure I'll have it by the end of the weekend.

    Oh btw - I know the Gloucester area and I love it! Always said I would love to live down there. I used to go to my old army unit at Colerne for a week every year, to run a special event amateur radio station. They stopped doing them about 4 years ago, so I don't get to go down there any more. Shame.
    June 8
  • Chazmeister
    Well currently I'm in a flat which I've been in for about 12 years and have had my share of twats living in the flats around me over that period of time. Been OK for the past couple of years though. Still, I live pretty much in the central area of Gloucester and whilst it's not terribly noisy, I just want to get out of town into a more rural setting for a bit of peace and quiet and country walks etc. There's other things to do with inner city living that piss me off. So having recently come into the money that would enable me to sell my flat and upgrade, I've gone for a terraced cottage in the village of Mitcheldean in the FOD (Forest of Dean; I know how you like your acronyms). I get out to the FOD a lot due to my job and love it out there and have wanted to move out to it for a few years now. House prices are reasonable and you get more for your money out there than you do here in the city. So finally it seems I'm getting there. I just hope my new neighbours are nice quiet people.

    When I first moved into this flat that I'm currently in about 12 years ago, nearly all the flats in the block were owner occupied and everybody was pretty reasonable and got on well. Then as each flat was put up for sale as folks moved out, they all got sold as buy to lets. At one point there was only 3 of us left who were owner occupiers. Renters can be a mixed bunch. Some are nice decent folk, others can be inconsiderate pricks.

    I've had problems with a guy who had a TV with surround speakers etc that used to have it on way too loud. He was a Yodel driver and would get back home drink a few cans of cider or whatever and crank it up, as you tend to do a bit when you're a little drunk. Then he'd fall asleep with it on. One night he had it on so loud till 3am, the neighbours in the flat below me thought "I" was having a party. Apparently he fell asleep with it on, which was amazing given how incredibly loud it was. After I went round to see him a few times about it, he decided to move out. These are not big flats. There's an open plan living room, kitchen and stairwell floor, with the living room bit being only 10' x 10', with a mezzanine floor above it, where I currently have my office bit and PC. You're only sat about 8' away from your TV/hifi at most, so I'll never understand why on earth some people need to have these things on so bloody loud. Like I say, some of them can be inconsiderate pricks.

    Then there were these 2 Polish girls in the flat next door, who seemed OK to start with and then got into drugs and what not, and had loud music on, which often started at about 10.30pm. You know, just when you've gone to bed, they decide to kick off their evening. Apparently some of their mates started dealing outside the entrance to their flat etc. The cops even came snooping around asking about them. As I'm one of the directors of the building's management company, I was on the brink of getting them thrown out by their landlord, when I think they got wind of it and decided to start behaving themselves better. I had to go round and moan at them a few times too. As soon as you go round and politely ask them to keep the noise down, they're all like "Oh yeah sorry, we didn't realise!" Yeah right, sure you didn't. They went nearly 2 years ago now and it's been pretty quiet since then. Well, relatively speaking. Still got all the other crap to deal with, like the playground nearby (my god, children can be so fucking noisy), the street at the back here where drug dealers occasionally like to do their deals, the police helicopters hovering around at 1am, the constant fly tipping in the surrounding streets, twats driving around the streets at high speed with their stereos thumping out, drunk couples holding their domestic arguments out in the street in the early hours of the morning. Yep, welcome to inner city urban living. But Gloucester isn't that bad really. Cheltenham up the road is actually worse, despite being our well off and well to do cousin. The Regency part of it is all nice and stuff, with some pleasant parks, posh shops and nice restaurants, the rest of it is a pretty unremarkable shit hole. I've never been that enamoured with Cheltenham. It's all fancy facade and no soul. Same goes for Bristol and Birmingham. If you're not there for tourism or entertainment, don't bother. The SS Great Britain is worth a visit every few years though, as they keep improving it and doing more to the restoration all the time. Then follow up a visit there with a sitting at Za Za Bazaar, yummy!

    Anyway, if your neighbours really are annoying you, my advice is to just go round and tell them about it. Even if they tell you to fuck off, it'll make them think about it. Don't suffer in silence as they say.

    Now due to the new tax laws on buy to let properties, we're finding that a lot of the landlords are selling up and the flats here are once more are being bought by 1st time buyers and the like, which is good. A lot of the properties I've been viewing have been rental properties which are now being sold up, including the one I've had an offer accepted on. Got a 1st time buyer buying my flat and a now empty ex rental property I'm buying. So chain free either end! I have had one prospective buyer pull out already though, so until it goes all the way, I'm not going to try and get my hopes up too much.

    Will try and get on over the weekend, so might see you then.
    June 8
  • You are very lucky, mate - I really wish we could move, but it's not gonna happen. Especially since our neightbours (semi-detached house) decided to put their TV speakers on shelves screwed to the adjoining wall and turn it up to silly levels every night until after 23:00. It was bad enough when their teenage daughters were getting high every night with their boyfriends and racketing until after 3am - when the girls moved out we thought we would have relative peace (except the other side ,who looks after people's children and sounds like we live next to a school playground every afternoon).

    We're a bit too old to be getting a mortgage now - so we're stuck here in yokel hell.

    At least I have my Rift as a means of escape!
    June 8
  • Chazmeister
    Sorry, missed your posts on my wall yesterday. Had an offer on a house accepted on Monday, so I've been a bit preoccupied with house selling and buying etc this last week or so, and caught up with a bit of TV last night. It will be nice once all the paperwork is done and in the works with the solicitor and I've had a survey done and green lighted. Then I can just sit back and wait, and hope it all holds together until completion.

    I think I do have Chucks guide actually, those jpegs I have are Chuck's, he posted them on some sim forum a while back. Here it is https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12518
    June 7
  • Nice to get on with ya online, Chaz - look forward to more prop-bending fun!

    Here is a link to my info - some is from the game, some is extra. I'll be adding to it as and when I get more info. I recommend looking at Chuck's Guide.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9QxVW975K48U251YWVxemlRTTg?usp=sharing

    June 2
  • Chazmeister
    I shall go make some dinner and speak to you later then (maybe) assuming we can sort out steam or whatever.

    So just to be clear, in your steam (the regular non VR version), on the main top bar you have STORE, LIBRARY, COMMUNITY, BRIXMIS correct?
    June 2
  • Chazmeister
    Only 1 Brixmis shows up and it's no Arma pic in the profile. Some odd little comic art of what looks like a yellow 40k space marine in a pink pinafore holding some baby sized marines. I did say it was odd.

    My profile name is just plain Chazmeister and I have an image of Jupiter as my profile pic.
    June 2
  • Yes, but many have stolen my nick since I chose it because no one else had it! Look for an ArmA 2 image of a soldier with a radio - that'll be me
    June 2
  • Chazmeister
    Are you Brixmis on steam too?
    June 2
  • Yes - to both. I had a bit of bother taxiing to the runway on BoS as well (in the LaGG-3). I still don't think they've got it completely right - some of the physics just don't make sense at all.
    I'll be on from around 19:00hrs. Couldn't find you on Steam.
    June 1
  • Chazmeister
    Still up for a bit of a fly Sat evening? I see you've been getting a bit of practice in yourself.
    June 1
  • btw - try keeping your speed down all the time. I did lots and lots of circuits in the LAGG-3 and learned that if you don't let the speed get too high to start with, it's much easier to keep it sensible on approach and landing.
    May 30
  • OK - in the end that's all you need - practise, practise and yet more practise. The main art is in the rudder control and being very gentle with your throttle. Sometimes even that isn't enough - the plane can get away from you very quickly.

    Despite some saying that flaps are not required for take-off (and that is actually right - they aren't supposed to be used), when I first started I used one stage of flap and found it helped in the LAGG-3.

    Yes, IL-2 BoS etc uses Steam VR for the VR output. Just wish it would always switch it off again afterwards!
    May 30
  • Chazmeister
    I should be good for tomorrow, but might be on a bit later at about 8 though, as I've got to go and view a house tomorrow after work. I'm in the process of moving at the mo. Got a second offer on my place after the 1st fell through, just need to find a place myself now.

    Managed a bit more practice yesterday and I'm slowly getting the hang of take off and landing. Managed a few landings without trashing the plane at any rate. Taxiing is still a bit of a nightmare though. Could use Steam for voice comms as IL2 seems to fire up Steam VR anyway. I'm Chazmeister747 on Steam.
    May 30
  • Chazmeister
    I gave IL2 a few goes last night and the rudder control does seem a little bit better but I still find it quite hard to get fine control whilst taxiing and taking off, and I'm veering all over the place a bit, especially at low speeds. Practice I expect. I think the patch that fixed the rudder was to reduce of get rid of the bounce that you'd get after using them whilst airborne, which it has. Finding landing quite tough still. Trying to lose enough airspeed and still stay airborne for a landing is a fine balancing act that I haven't yet got the hang of. I'm usually coming in way too fast or I overcompensate the other way and I'm trimming dandelions with my undercarriage way before the runway. I'm probably getting the descent angle and everything wrong.  During one go whilst getting read for take off, I sent the plane into a 360 spin on the tarmac scraping the wing along the ground before I regained control and lined up back up for take off again. Then when I'd taken off and was performing my first banking turn, the flaps got ripped off the wing that I'd scraped along the floor. Most alarming! They were retracted, so I guess they must have been damaged during my spinout. I didn't realise it had quite that level of damage modeling. The training mission plane is a LAGG-3 or something like that and I'm playing with the realism settings set to normal. So much different from casually flying a Cessna about. These planes just want to go "really" fast. So yeah any time you want to take a rookie pilot up into the air and give him some tips, I'm all up for that.

    Also tried one of the ground attack night missions in an IL2, which I hadn't flown before. No idea how to do ground attacks but I managed one kill before eventually having a wing shot off. So bloody cool flying at night. The tracer fire flying up towards you and the search lights catching you in their beams. Really bloody atmospheric!

    I don't know if IL2 has built in voice coms? And I'm kind of presuming we can just start a private free fly session or something similar. I'm free most evenings, so just let me know what works best for you if your up it.
    May 29
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