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DrunkPilot
01-28-2004, 07:17 PM
Hi fellow pilots!

I am an experienced BF1942 pilot (doesn't mean I'm good http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) and I was interested by IL2's variety of plane, and finaly, wanted to see if I can be a _real_ good pilot.

But...darn..Those physics are kind of harsh for an unexperimented pilot.

Is there anything I should read? I can't even do a barrel roll without stalling and totaly loosing control. Hehe.

I only use rudder/roll. Anything else I should use?

Anyways, thanks guys.

DrunkPilot
01-28-2004, 07:17 PM
Hi fellow pilots!

I am an experienced BF1942 pilot (doesn't mean I'm good http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) and I was interested by IL2's variety of plane, and finaly, wanted to see if I can be a _real_ good pilot.

But...darn..Those physics are kind of harsh for an unexperimented pilot.

Is there anything I should read? I can't even do a barrel roll without stalling and totaly loosing control. Hehe.

I only use rudder/roll. Anything else I should use?

Anyways, thanks guys.

p1ngu666
01-28-2004, 07:35 PM
lotsa speed?
you will get there in the end http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

NawlinzVoodoo
01-28-2004, 08:39 PM
Try this link Drunk:

http://www.mudmovers.com/tutorials/starting_out.htm

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reddevil49
01-28-2004, 08:40 PM
keep your speed up and gentle on the stick. Use your alerions with rudder and it should help

Wilburnator
01-28-2004, 11:01 PM
Hmmm... I know a "DrunkPilot". You wouldn't happen to be the "DrunkPilot" who knows me, would you? If you are, go get Hyperlobby at hyperfighter.jinak.cz, fire it up and give me a holler. I'm there quite a bit. Wolfman plays as well (if you're the Drunk I know, you'll remember him from OFP)

michapma
01-29-2004, 06:43 AM
You're very probably letting your speed drop too low or overcontrolling with big stick movements. There are a few tips in the guide you'll find in the link in my sig.

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DrunkPilot
01-29-2004, 06:58 AM
hey thanks for all the tips!

I'll be looking at this closely, then we'll see each other in the skies!

Is the multiplayer IL2 community any big? How may players can you expect online at same time?

SeaFireLIV
01-29-2004, 07:03 AM
We really need a proper manual for FB. The default manual does no justice at all! Michapma seems to be doing the job for us. Thanks! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SeaFireLIV...

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Stille-NachT
01-29-2004, 09:28 AM
Okay heres a few tips from me untill I go looking for an online session.

Taking off:
Always hit full on throttle when your set up on the rungway, now remember planes try to turn either to the left or right, this is called torque and it exactly what a real plane would do, weather can make this torque worse too!!! just apply a little rudder in the opposing direction to where the planes trying to drag you.

when near 100 speedwise ease forward a little (not too much or you'll plough the prop into the dirt) to get your tail off the ground, this gives your prop more pull and less drag. When about 170 pull up softly (not too much or you'll bank sharp left to right and crash) raise gear, and don't leave flaps on take off position to long, get those flaps raised quick, this gives good training to a quick take off online, avioding vulchers is something you need to get good at quite quickly.

Arial gunnery:
Theres countless tactics for this all which should be considerd but not absolute to you, experience and a lot of dog fighting is the only key here. Never be predictable.

When chaised don't bank left and right paniking thinking you're in a jet avioding a missle or something to that effect, doing that only amuses the attacker, you have to keep your speed up in a situation like this, there is a possible quick slowdown method (akin to a maverik like topgun effort) but this can end messy. So bank left or right and keep you air power up ..some planes have a greater bank left than their right or vise versa. You should try that out before going up to fight. Try training and just flying a plane you fancy using online(server permitting). Getting the hang of it's logistics in flight, won't only help you fly it better, but will also help you aviod it better when someones behind you in that very model.

Only shoot when your in very close, dont try long distance sniping, every shot counts! When I say close I mean under 40 (watch the number above the target).

Flaps in combat position can level you for better accuracy and can provide you with better manoverablility, but watch your speed!!! also have your guns/cannons no higher than 100 in your distance setting (set this in arming before flight).

Landing:
Always fly in the F2 (chase cameera mode) (once lined up good with approaching rungway of course) when training for this, it's the best way to get a feeling for it.

Heres some pionts you should know when landing:

1. Flaps rip off or jam when flying faster than 350 or so. Be slowing to near 200 when applying landing setting for flaps, equally so for your landing gear as the wheels come in usefull on rungways.


2. always ask for permission before comming into land. That means asking the tower in the off line campaigns (where you will have to circle untill you get permission), or shout out online. Have a look around before landing if you can. Downing a few planes limping home a hero, to then crash into a dozy denzil strolling along on your rungway, is a bitter end believe me.

Using tail smoke can sometimes help, but don't be a prime target for a vulcher comming in fast,


3. always be lowering that speed when comming in to land, but don't drop below 170 or you will stall and bank again left or right, ending up a dark mark on the nicely cut grass.

Best way to do this is to lower your engine right down and use gravity to keep your speed going, in other words slightly dive to the start of the rungway ahead of you...just to keep speed up (this doesnt mean dive bomb!!!) when you get low 50 alt' ish, pull up a little and cut engine completely your speed should lower and you should touch down.

4. when you've landed, and your thinking all is well. Don't relax just yet!!! a quick bank left or right could tip over the plane and cause your engine to explode with the impact. Pull back slightly and "tap" the brakes continually (hitting the brakes to hard will tip your plane forward and again crash you)...if on 1 player don't be so worried after you stop on one play games...however-

When On line, press escape and refly as quick as you can after that plane halts...someone may be lining you up from above with rocket, bomb or cannon ready to send you to oblivion, or again a fellow team mate could simply ram right into you, either taking off or comming in hard damamged. BASICLY DON'T STICK AROUND!!!

There, exscuse poor spelling or punctuation.
These few tips should help you on your way.
Happy flying and goodluck!!!

[This message was edited by Stille-NachT on Thu January 29 2004 at 08:43 AM.]

DrunkPilot
01-29-2004, 12:19 PM
thx again! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif