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Welcome to DCS WWII: Europe 1944, the start of an exciting new flight simulation series!
Welcome to DCS WWII: Europe 1944, the start of an exciting new flight simulation series!
2,553 backers pledged $158,897 to help bring this project to life.

A new year begins!


Good evening gentlemen!

We are finally getting back to business after the long Russian holidays.

As I mentioned in my last update, most of the team members were off from December 31st to January 10th, and the calendar being what it is, most did not get back to work until January 13th.

I have used this time to take some much-needed rest myself, spending lots of time with my children, and finally getting lots of sleep. Normally, I work on Moscow time all the way from California with an 11-hour time difference, starting my workday at 10 PM, then converting to single dad mode by 7 am. That makes eight hours of sleep in a single block, well, something out a fairy tale for me.

Anyway, I thought it would be best to begin 2014 with our most important single task from 2013, the highlight of our kickstarter drive, the cockpit for the Me.262.

Unlike most other team members, the two-man crew working on this pit worked through the holidays. With that kind of a work ethic, coupled with doubling up on projects that are usually made single-handedly, these DCS heroes are doing an amazing job staying ahead of schedule and producing consistently stellar quality work. They make the rest of the tasks look bad in comparison, but of course, the overall number of working hours for their cockpits is about the same as for the others. It’s just they need half the calendar time to do the same amount of work.

That concludes this week’s update. Please stay tuned for more next Friday!

Vadim Adel, charger-33, and 32 more people like this update.


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      Shawn Godin on January 20, 2014

      It really is amazing to see the progress since October. Professionals at work here!

    2. Scruffy on January 18, 2014

      As a Greek i understand the belated holidays. Some of us are still using the Russian calendar.

      The cockpit looks superb. Keep up the good work!

    3. Sergey Goretsky on January 18, 2014

      Incredible level of detail. Keep it up!

    4. Noah N. Noah on January 18, 2014

      Wow! Happy new year DCS, you guys are the best. Is that the finished 262? It looks great.

      The level of detail in all the cockpits are amazing. I can't wait to see the Spitfire Nine models.

      Noah aka. Flare2000x

    5. Andrey ScorpyX on January 18, 2014

      Level of details is insane - Love it!
      Awesome work

    6. Zappatime on January 18, 2014

      Happy New Year ilya and team, the 262 cockpit looks fantastic, just cant wait to get my hands on all this, don't forget to have time with your kids - they grow up so fast!

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      klem on January 18, 2014

      Great work and a big thank you to the guys that worked over the holidays.

      How's the FW190 coming along?

    8. Hans-Joachim Marseille on January 18, 2014

      Awesome progress on that Me.262 cockpit. Those guys who worked on it through the holidays deserve a bottle of whisky at least. Wishing you strength with the single dad role; it won't be easy driving multiple "projects" at the same time with little sleep!

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      Alan Wade on January 18, 2014

      Going to enjoy getting my hands on this beauty!
      Keep up the awesome work guys.

      Oh, and happy new year! I have a feeling this ones going to be special.


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      Ishtmail on January 18, 2014

      Wow, I'm in love. Gorgeous work guys!

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      James Stephen on January 17, 2014

      Looks amazing Ilya!

      Thanks to you and your team for your hard work. Looking forward to next week!