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cmorris975
06-16-2004, 03:17 PM
And what are the internal guages on the planes? Does it vary from plane to plane?

Thanks for any replies...

cmorris975
06-16-2004, 03:17 PM
And what are the internal guages on the planes? Does it vary from plane to plane?

Thanks for any replies...

DeBaer.534
06-16-2004, 03:19 PM
both and all are IAS.
they all use pivots (?) afaik.

Dammerung
06-16-2004, 04:18 PM
Speed bar is TAS. Watch the bombing training.

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Locust_
06-16-2004, 04:20 PM
No its not true< Im not sure what the heck the speed bar represents but its NOT the speed that is on the dial in the pit & its not the speed thats on the BIG YELLOW UGLY thing In OPEN PIT HUD so what is it for reals No body realy knows

IVE done tests If the speed bar sayes your going 350 then the gauge in the pit sayes your going 225 or so & if you look @ the full screen hud it sayes your going 375 all 3 give differant reading SO What is the real air speed I guess we will never know

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bird_brain
06-16-2004, 04:28 PM
The speedbar is TAS or groundspeed and the instruments in cockpit display indicated airspeed.
The difference changes according to altitude and there is a conversion chart under "manuals" on the 2nd FB CD.

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JG53Frankyboy
06-16-2004, 04:34 PM
the speedbar shows always IAS , in KM/H

the "comic" gauges with "no cockpit" view show TAS , also in KM/H


the cockpit gauges show also IAS BUT sometimes miles/h (US, UK) , knots/h (Japanese) ore km/h (German , Soviet) - depends on country http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
same few planes are showing TAS in their speedgauge too, like Me262 for example

btw, you can find on one of the FB cds a IAS-TAS chart

DeerHunterUK
06-16-2004, 04:45 PM
If the speedbar was TAS then you wouldn't need the IAS\TAS conversion chart that is supplied with FB unless you fly with the speedbar off.
It's definitely IAS, the only TAS indicator is in the no cockpit view (Ctrl + F1).

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