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F19_Ob
01-01-2004, 06:24 PM
When I fly online and have to bail, my pilot often dies hanging in the chute when he is getting close to the ground without being wounded, and I bailed from safe altitude. It dies more often than survive.....why?
A BUG??

F19_Ob
01-01-2004, 06:24 PM
When I fly online and have to bail, my pilot often dies hanging in the chute when he is getting close to the ground without being wounded, and I bailed from safe altitude. It dies more often than survive.....why?
A BUG??

txmx
01-01-2004, 07:02 PM
What is safe altitude for you? Should be 500+ meters me thinks.

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nearmiss
01-01-2004, 07:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ob_swe:
When I fly online and have to bail, my pilot often dies hanging in the chute when he is getting close to the ground without being wounded, and I bailed from safe altitude. It dies more often than survive.....why?
A BUG??<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think the pilot may have been shot in the process of the plane being shot down. Try bailing out at a safe altitude without being shot down and see if it makes a difference.

The damage model for IL2-FB does include the pilot. I realize you mentioned the pilot was not wounded, but...how do you know that?

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LEXX_Luthor
01-02-2004, 01:31 AM
Possibly, the pilot and aircraft collide after The Bail. This happens sometimes, and is fairly easy to reproduce experimentally if you...

(1) Bail out at low speeds, thus allowing the pilot and aircraft to remain near each other when the pilot becomes an active game object independent of the now empty aircraft.

(2) Bail out at low altitude, thus allowing the immediate opening of parachute which is a much larger object than the pilot. One often alsof finds that the parachute is damaged yet the pilot is not. In this case the pilot dies when landing as the damaged chute just waves useless in the airflow as the pilot descends with fair speed to the ground.

Best way is to bail out at low speed and low altitutde. I tried this using MiG~3 at sea level, chopping power, and climbing vertically. At the top of zoom climb, at the lowest speed possible that the MiG hung in the air (about 40km/hr), and about 400 meters altitude, I BAILED and about 1/4 times either the pilot got killed or the parachute was damaged enough to kill the pilot upon landing...or both happened.

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VW-IceFire
01-02-2004, 07:48 AM
Half the time I find myself bailing out too low (get dragged into a high to low alt fight) and even with 900+ meters thats sometimes not enough if someone blows the wing off and you are plumetting to the ground.

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LEXX_Luthor
01-02-2004, 09:26 AM
They won't bail at high speeds and during violent attitude adjustments. Try it low and slow.

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Fennec_P
01-02-2004, 10:13 AM
Your pilot can also die if he hits the ground too hard, even if the parachute has deployed.

SeaFireLIV
01-02-2004, 11:30 AM
The others mentioned most of the other possibilities.

I have had the odd situation of my pilot dying suddenly in the chute when all looks safe. It`s quite rare and only when I`m wounded.

I`ve noticed when you`re badly wounded in an aircraft that the screen gradually becomes more red as you fly back to base. As if bleeding still and/or falling unconscous. Perhaps the badly wounded pilot in his chute actually DIED of his injuries?

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F19_Ob
01-02-2004, 01:46 PM
Well I dont understand the dying part anyway....the most reasonable explanation would be that I was hit by enemy flak......problem is i just cant find any nearby flak or see hits....the pilot is just calmly hanging in his chute and dies 5-10 sec befor contact with the ground....odd

It has been this way for me since the begining of FB...I just didnt bother with it before..

well ........there it is...just wanted to ventilate it.

Bremspropeller
01-03-2004, 05:12 PM
Minimum deploying alt for manual chutes is 150m and 80m for automatical ones http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



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ElektroFredrik
01-04-2004, 02:57 AM
Your pilot put the chute rope in a snare around
his neck. Explain to him how it should be used
and all will be fine.

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carguy_
01-04-2004, 03:01 PM
It happens very rarely,only in online games.I had a nice record in VEF and bailed over allied territory(intact) at around 2500m.The pilot all of a sudden died.VEF record was deleted,cuz it`s so rare that they don`t take this case into account.

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