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XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 07:22 PM
Oleg,

The multi-engine flight modeling for one engine out on a two engine plane is extremely unrealistic.

Will this issue be adressed in the upcoming patch?

XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 07:22 PM
Oleg,

The multi-engine flight modeling for one engine out on a two engine plane is extremely unrealistic.

Will this issue be adressed in the upcoming patch?

XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 07:29 PM
Chomps wrote:
- Oleg,
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- The multi-engine flight modeling for one engine out
- on a two engine plane is extremely unrealistic.


Please be a little more specific when complaining....
Which plane, under what particular conditions etc...etc...

BTW Oleg has already said that CEM is in need of an overhaul and HAS been for the upcoming patch. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


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XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 07:42 PM
The He-111 for example. When you lose an engine in a two-engine airplane you need to bank 3-5 degrees into the good engine and use a lot of rudder to counteract yaw. The airplane will also lose up to 80% of its performance depending on various factors such as air density, weight, center of gravity, flaps, gear up or down etc... It may be difficult to maintain altitude based on the above mentioned conditions, and in fact an altitude loss is likely.

In Forgotten Battles after losing an engine in a two-engine airplane, the airplane reacts as if it was still flying on two engines. Extremely unrealistic.

This should be taken as constructive criticism. I hope that Oleg fixes this arcade-like problem in the next patch.

XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 08:05 PM
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XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 08:46 PM
thats only at max trottle, not half power leaned out and the bad engine feathered,

do you want to make bombers any more useless?

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XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 09:20 PM
Even with the bad engine feathered it is still necessary to bank into the good engine and use rudder. This is not modeled in Forgotten Battles. The planes performance will still be seriously lacking.

If the bad engine is not feathered, the wing with the good engine will "roll-up" and control will be lost. This is not modeled in Forgotten Battles.

XyZspineZyX
07-03-2003, 12:59 AM
Agreed, the flightmodel for an engine-"failure" is not really realistic, for what I know it takes a lot more initial action by the crew to get the plane adjusted to the new forces..
But I'm not sure how to, can only concur.

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 12:26 AM
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XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 03:23 AM
How about an answer Oleg??

XyZspineZyX
07-12-2003, 05:11 AM
Oleg doesn't post much in the General Discussion any more, you might try over in Oleg's Ready room for a better chance.

As to multi engine modeling, I believe it has been stated that some compromises had to be implemented in order to allow for some things. I realize that doesn't answer your questions, but it may not be unreasonable to achieve higher fidelity FM in FB multi engine planes, without messing up something else worse.