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JimmyJazz14
04-15-2004, 03:55 PM
Hello everybody,

I have just bought the game and love it despite or maybe because of the steep learning curve. I have become really good at recovering from stalls and spins http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Anyway, I have a couple of questions which were not answered in the manual:

What does the prop pitch do?

What does the radiator do?

Do you play chicken with enemy planes? Whenever I try I am to slow or clumsy to hit the other plane but they usually manage to shoot my down quite well.

Can anyone recommend a good and comprehensive homepage for a newb like me? F.ex. a homepage which shows me how to fly maneuvers without instantly loosing control of the plane.

JimmyJazz14
04-15-2004, 03:55 PM
Hello everybody,

I have just bought the game and love it despite or maybe because of the steep learning curve. I have become really good at recovering from stalls and spins http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Anyway, I have a couple of questions which were not answered in the manual:

What does the prop pitch do?

What does the radiator do?

Do you play chicken with enemy planes? Whenever I try I am to slow or clumsy to hit the other plane but they usually manage to shoot my down quite well.

Can anyone recommend a good and comprehensive homepage for a newb like me? F.ex. a homepage which shows me how to fly maneuvers without instantly loosing control of the plane.

Chuck_Older
04-15-2004, 04:04 PM
Police come looking for the Jimmy Jazz... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


prop pitch: In some aircraft, the angle at which the propeller blades attack the air is controllable by the pilot. In a fixed pitch aircraft, like a WWI fighter with a wooden prop, this can't be changed, but in a WWII fighter, many planes had some sort of manual prop pitch selectable. Many automatic and airscrew types were in use, too. Pitch is directly related to engine rpm, in function.

the radiator is subjective: are you flying a liquid cooled or air cooled engine powered plane? No matter, the radiator has doors or 'flaps' (not to be confused with wing flaps, a high lift device), that can be opened to restrict or increase the amount of air going through the radiator. The added cooling comes at the cost of aerodynamic drag- something you don't want.

here is a good website for you:

http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/il2guide/index.htm

"CEM" is complex engine management, or- what you need to know about things like prop pitch http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Bearcat99
04-15-2004, 04:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JimmyJazz14:
Hello everybody,

Hi.....

I have just bought the game and love it despite or maybe because of the steep learning curve. I have become really good at recovering from stalls and spins http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Thats a good thing.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Anyway, I have a couple of questions which were not answered in the manual:

What does the prop pitch do?

Prop pitch will slow the RPMs down a bit. In theory it adjusts the angle of the prop as it slices through the air. Many of the planes in here have constant speed props so it actually adjusts the RPMs.. same effect though. If you are going to be cruising at alt for a bit and you want to lessen the wer and tear on your engine set your pitch to @65 or so you will notice the engine slowing down a bit.

What does the radiator do?

The radiator cools your engine. If you start to overheat open it and throtle back a notch...tillit goes back to normal if you can.

Do you play chicken with enemy planes? Whenever I try I am to slow or clumsy to hit the other plane but they usually manage to shoot my down quite well.

I try to avoid head ons with AI.. with live pilots it is all subjective... The AI in FB is a challenge. Setup a few QMs with various AI numbers and levels from say 1:2 to 2:1 etc.. Practice and have fun... welcome aboard..


Can anyone recommend a good and comprehensive homepage for a newb like me? F.ex. a homepage which shows me how to fly maneuvers without instantly loosing control of the plane.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Check out the Sturmovik Essentials page at the top of this forum. Look for the linkt to Tailspin's and Eastern Skies in particular... very good sites with tons of great info. Other links in that thread are good too so check out the whole thing when you get the time.

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Chuck_Older
04-15-2004, 04:14 PM
Forgot about that sticky of yours, Bearcat!

Hey, did you know there is a new book about the Tuskegee Airmen? I beleive it's called "Black Knights" I saw it in the most recent Military History catalog. Let me go find it.


OK I am back

Black Knights
Lynn M. Homan and Thomas Reilly
Pelican books, 2003.
336 pages, 101 illustartions.
Not just about the pilots, it also features the mechanics, armorers, even band members. Listed at 23 dollars. Military History order # 52PYR

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Get your car outta that gear ~ Clash

JimmyJazz14
04-15-2004, 04:50 PM
@Chuck: Wow, someone knows the song http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Edit: I just noticed your sig, of course you know it.

Well, right now I am flying a Brewster in a single player campaign for the finish airforce. I like it since it seems to be a forgiving aircraft.

Thanks for the answers, I will check the website.

About the radiator: So am I correct in saying that in general I want to keep it closed because of the drag but if I have trouble with overheating engines I want to open it to cool down the engines without reducing rpm's?

Chuck_Older
04-15-2004, 04:56 PM
Yes, within reason.

These engines are not supposed to be operated at full power for extended periods, so use of full throttle continously will overheat the engine, making an adjustment to the radiator doors necessary.

...Of course I know the Clash http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



for Bearcat

if you are still reading this, could you check on the "Worst Movie" thread again? I owe you an apology.

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Get your car outta that gear ~ Clash

Freycinet
04-15-2004, 05:00 PM
prop pitch is just like the gears of a motor car, low prop pitch = low gears...

Chuck_Older
04-15-2004, 05:05 PM
wellllll...."coarse" and "fine" need to be understood before that analogy helps, i think

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Get your car outta that gear ~ Clash

Spit_Fan
04-15-2004, 05:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Freycinet:
prop pitch is just like the gears of a motor car, low prop pitch = low gears...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Your post would confuse him. 100% prop pitch in FB would be like 1st gear

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