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Jim_Clark
09-03-2004, 01:52 PM
Hi everyone,
I'm new to this place.
I would like to know what's Your altitude records? I know it's far from really {compare to Lockheed U-2, or SR-71), but it's great fun and it's not so easy.
Have a different kind of fun with this GREEEEAAAAT game. But smoking enemy to flame is fun too http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gifC:\PAOBr\AIRPLANES\Altitude.jpg

Jim_Clark
09-03-2004, 01:52 PM
Hi everyone,
I'm new to this place.
I would like to know what's Your altitude records? I know it's far from really {compare to Lockheed U-2, or SR-71), but it's great fun and it's not so easy.
Have a different kind of fun with this GREEEEAAAAT game. But smoking enemy to flame is fun too http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gifC:\PAOBr\AIRPLANES\Altitude.jpg

Red_Russian13
09-03-2004, 02:44 PM
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't flight over 10,000m not modeled? If that's so, wouldn't flight over 10,000m be worthless?

I've gotten to something like 60,000m with the M-163. But that's not possible in real life with that platform...you just keep going up and up and up...

Red Russian

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/Red_Russian13/RedRussian.jpg

AlexDavies
09-04-2004, 04:39 AM
the bl-1 and komet fly into(what looks like) space pretty fast.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/alexcopy.jpg

lil_labbit
09-04-2004, 10:46 AM
Flight above 15km is not accurately modeled - it's sort-of modeled though http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Different planes behave different with growing altitude http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif even over 15km they feel different...
Mig3 has the nicest feel imho bit ĂÅ“ber at high altitude lol

I did 65km in a Me-163 Komet No ammo, Lim Fuel (100%) and realistic settings http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://members.home.nl/lil.labbit/lilseesya.jpg
Question: Did you back-up your files?
Answer: I didn't know they had a reverse...

Jenny_B
09-04-2004, 11:35 AM
I reached 80.000m in the M-163. Should have been weightless by then, according to diagrams at NASA's site. The 163 becomes very sensitive when you find the best climb attitude, so I controlled it only by trim. If the nose got a few degrees too high, not even full elevators could recover it.

At those altitudes, a big green blob swallows mother earth, due to some strange graphics bug.

--Jenny

Red_Russian13
09-04-2004, 01:50 PM
Lil_labbit;

I stand corrected mate. Thanks for the info. I didn't realize it was modeled at all above that altitude.

Red Russian

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v256/Red_Russian13/RedRussian.jpg

jugent
09-04-2004, 02:43 PM
This must be a joke, dont they have a testing team to check this or is it pure nonchalance.

lil_labbit
09-04-2004, 02:53 PM
80km lol

For a low Earth orbit, you need to
achieve a velocity of at least 7800 m/s. Once you reach this value, you will see the orbit
rising rapidly above Earthâ's surface. At the same time, the apoapsis distance (the highest
point of the orbit) will start to grow. Keep firing your engines until ApD reaches about
6.670M. This corresponds to an altitude of 300km. Now cut the engines.

(from "Orbiter" manual - believe me it works http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif every time)
http://www.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/~martins/orbit/orbit.html


100km is the space-boudary for e.g. the X-Prize http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif - it's not orbit yet http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
You can become weightless at (almost) any height - follow a parabolic trajectory http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://members.home.nl/lil.labbit/lilseesya.jpg
Question: Did you back-up your files?
Answer: I didn't know they had a reverse...