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zugfuhrer
03-17-2004, 02:53 PM
When I flew against, especially the I-16, AI-pilots in the early patches of FB, I noticed that it dived down and came up accelerating like it had a rocket in its back.

Ive tested it and it works very nicely especially with my favorite the La-7.

Its fantastic how it perserves its energy. It is not a great climber, but the bumpdive compensate this. It stays up in the air after a bumpdive much better than most other planes.

My trick is when I have someone on my 6,
to reduce throttle, set up flaps, bumpdive so the oponent overshoots and than accelerate up to his 6 and shoot him down.
I have seen many other use this trick.
Does it works on the Yak and Lagg to?

zugfuhrer
03-17-2004, 02:53 PM
When I flew against, especially the I-16, AI-pilots in the early patches of FB, I noticed that it dived down and came up accelerating like it had a rocket in its back.

Ive tested it and it works very nicely especially with my favorite the La-7.

Its fantastic how it perserves its energy. It is not a great climber, but the bumpdive compensate this. It stays up in the air after a bumpdive much better than most other planes.

My trick is when I have someone on my 6,
to reduce throttle, set up flaps, bumpdive so the oponent overshoots and than accelerate up to his 6 and shoot him down.
I have seen many other use this trick.
Does it works on the Yak and Lagg to?

BpGemini
03-17-2004, 03:09 PM
That trick wont work as often with an experienced opponent who might stay level and at an energy advantage.

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zugfuhrer
03-17-2004, 03:50 PM
Most follow me down in the dive, eager to get a kill and get surprised when I reduce my speed.
Its like stopsliding in downhill skiing.

Perhaps a more exeprienced pilot whould dive out instead of trying to climb out but then he is away for some minutes