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UPTs - track file location and dos and don'ts

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To successfully submit your UPTs you will have to know a couple of things (apart from what is stated in the UPT thread here:)

 

  1. All UPTs have to be flown in Multiplayer, where you will host your own server for yourself. To do so open up your Multiplayer GUI, select "New Server", select the mission and click "start", then select your aircraft as client, then spawn in, when ready unpause the game
  2. All UPTs start with unpausing the game
  3. Your track files are located in c:\username\savedgames\DCS (or DCSopenbeta)\Tracks\Multiplayer
  4. Do NOT use external views or pause the game while flying
  5. Clearly show us at what you look (for example zooming with your track IR on the flaps indicator when you retract your flaps)
  6. When reviewing your tracks prior submitting, make a backup first, do not use view inputs, as this will corrupt your view cues in your track
  7. Review your UPTs prior submitting and make sure you have followed the workflow 100% TO THE LETTER!
  8. Ask your flight instructor (104th_IronMike, 104th_Knight or 104th_Stuge) for help in case you need guidance

 

Failing to adhere to restrictions like speed limit, alititude, bank attitude, etc. or missing steps in the work flow (like retracting your flaps at the exact demanded altitude) will make you fail instantly. The UPTs can only be passed if you meet 100% of the requirements. Therefore make sure you have reviewed them prior submitting.

 

Failing one UPT more than 3 times (no matter which one), will close the door for your application. You will then have to wait until the next recruitment round in order to re-apply, if permitted by the Flight Instructor. In some cases we will reject further re-applications.

 

After posting your application here: when the topic is marked "OPEN" you will have THREE WEEKS from the date of your post to submit your UPTs. So, when you apply, make sure you have time to do the UPTs. Failing to submit them within 3 weeks will close the door for your application. You will then have to wait until the next recruitment round in order to re-apply, if permitted by the Flight Instructor. In some cases we will reject further re-applications.

 

For a single UPT mission it can take up to a week and a minimum of 5-6 repetitions to nail it, no matter how good a pilot you are. Most pilots take significantly more repetitions than that. Espacially real life pilots (with PPL i.e.) should NOT UNDERESTIMATE the difficulty of the UPTs. Remember: Flying in real life and in the sim are two different pairs of shoes!

 

Note: The UPTs are designed to frustrate you. You will have to deal and cope with it more or less on your own and show the right amount of commitment in order to seem worthy of selection to us. All members of the 104th - without exception - have passed their UPTs prior becoming cadets. The reason for this is simple: we need to see, if you are willing to invest the right amount of sweat and virtual blood before we invest a significant amount of time in your training.

 

Once your training starts, frustration might re-appear and disappear along the way, however the training itself is designed much more to make fun and you will progress through your learning curve with enjoyment and pleasure. It will still require a lot of effort from your side though!

 

Do you think you have, what it takes? Then show us and submit your UPTs!

 

S!

Edited by IronMike

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