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PikeBishop
05-22-2004, 01:04 PM
Firstly the M2 has the correct roll rate as per the NACA graph. The M5's roll rate seems to be faster at 150 - 225mph (250 - 370kph) by about 25 deg/sec, but above that speed its about the same as the M2. I would have thought it would be a lot better but maybe in a later patch when data is available.
Lastly I did queery about the M2 blowing up too easily and I'm still unsure about it, however unless I am mistaken the effectiveness of the M2's cannon has suddenly improved. Perhaps this will balance out. I have also read other posts claiming some weapons are more effective
regards,

SLP.

PikeBishop
05-22-2004, 01:04 PM
Firstly the M2 has the correct roll rate as per the NACA graph. The M5's roll rate seems to be faster at 150 - 225mph (250 - 370kph) by about 25 deg/sec, but above that speed its about the same as the M2. I would have thought it would be a lot better but maybe in a later patch when data is available.
Lastly I did queery about the M2 blowing up too easily and I'm still unsure about it, however unless I am mistaken the effectiveness of the M2's cannon has suddenly improved. Perhaps this will balance out. I have also read other posts claiming some weapons are more effective
regards,

SLP.

Willey
05-22-2004, 03:24 PM
The A6M2 roll rate in FB roughly matches the NACA roll chart - which is for 30lb stick force. I'm confident that more force let her roll quicker.

VW-IceFire
05-23-2004, 08:50 AM
As I'm told...30 lbs of force is sufficient for low speed roll rate and that 50 lbs really comes into play at higher speeds.

Still the Zero's massive control surfaces on both the A6M2 and the A6M5 are going to hamper the high speed sensitivity. Neither could roll very well but they do turn http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Jieitai_Tsunami
05-23-2004, 02:23 PM
I have been trying to get used to the zero and posted here saying I thought the roll rate was wrong. But I found out I was going way too fast and not flying correctly and now I think I can say that it is correct..

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