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joberrick
08-26-2004, 05:23 PM
With Pf coming soon I was just curious, are there any ways beside the rudder and autopilot to keep the plane going straight down the runway?

joberrick
08-26-2004, 05:23 PM
With Pf coming soon I was just curious, are there any ways beside the rudder and autopilot to keep the plane going straight down the runway?

Zeus-cat
08-26-2004, 05:37 PM
Practice

For tail-draggers, look out the left or right side of the plane and keep the edge of the runway in the same place as you start your takeoff roll. Keeps you from veering off the runway as you have no visual reference lookin over the nose until your tail comes up.

Zeus-cat

Bamatt
08-26-2004, 06:11 PM
Negative, you gotta use that rudder. You'll notice that some of the planes have alot more torque than others, which brings the ailerons into the mix as well.

Zeus-cat
08-26-2004, 06:37 PM
I meant use the rudder AND look out the side window. You are right, each plane is different and torque varies a lot. Lock your tailwheel too.

Zeus-cat

WTE_Galway
08-26-2004, 06:48 PM
historically planes like 109's you locked the tail wheel and were required to use flap on takeoff

in game - locking tailwheel only really helps in thunderstorms and flap is only necessary when carrying tanks, pods or bombs

basically get throttle up to full to maximise the control authority of the rudder, push stick forward to lift the tail and go for it using pedals to steer http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

also once airborne and climbing out use rudder to lift a dropped wing not stick

Bikewer
08-26-2004, 07:11 PM
A little trick- look for a bit of cloud that's lined up with your aircraft. Try to keep it centered till you tail comes up.

heywooood
08-26-2004, 08:40 PM
you want to ease the throttle smoothly to full forward and MAKE the tail come up.

Push the stick fullforward and ease it back as you pick up speed...you don't want to nose over.

Get up on the mains and then you will have rudder authority to best steer straight down the runway.



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ELEM
08-27-2004, 01:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by joberrick:
With Pf coming soon I was just curious, are there any ways beside the rudder and autopilot to keep the plane going straight down the runway?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

What's wrong with using the rudder? It works!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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F19_Ob
08-27-2004, 02:58 AM
To get maximum groundreference, zoom out the view as much as possible, and on some planes the shift+F1 view can provide additional ref.
other than that as above people have said, RUDDER and u can, when reached enough speed, push stick forward to get the tail to raise faster, but normally that isnt nescessary in any plane exept Fiat G50 or Cr42.

While taxiing u can look in different directions to spot obstacles, but when on the takoff-run always look straight ahead and use clouds and the perifer as reference of going straight.

Tully__
08-27-2004, 04:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ob_swe:
...push stick forward to get the tail to raise faster, but normally that isnt nescessary in any plane exept Fiat G50 or Cr42...
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I-16 or I-153 with rockets or bombs under the wings are lethal without forward stick on the takeoff roll.

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F19_Ob
08-27-2004, 04:42 AM
Oh...yes...blast...sry Tully.
I forgot the critters "I-16 and I-153"
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willyvic
08-27-2004, 09:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by joberrick:
With Pf coming soon I was just curious, are there any ways beside the rudder and autopilot to keep the plane going straight down the runway?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Be smooth on the throttle application. Don't just firewall it and attempt to wrangle the bird down the runway. Ease the throttle forward till ya get rolling then, as speed starts to increase and your tail comes up, use your rudder/aileron and smoothly apply full throttle. It will help relieve the birds tendency to jitterbug during take off.

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