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Paz132
09-04-2004, 11:03 PM
Well, this may really seem to be a dumb question (new player who just got ahold of single player campaigns), but how do I taxi? In SP I won't have to do it, but since it seems that in MP I do need to do it, I always end in a smoldering whole in the ground http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif . I had set my power to between 15-20%, but for some reason I can't line up my plane with the runway, and when I do, sometimes the torque still puts me off the runway and there I go into a fireball... So is there a good way to do it?

Thanks.

Paz132
09-04-2004, 11:03 PM
Well, this may really seem to be a dumb question (new player who just got ahold of single player campaigns), but how do I taxi? In SP I won't have to do it, but since it seems that in MP I do need to do it, I always end in a smoldering whole in the ground http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif . I had set my power to between 15-20%, but for some reason I can't line up my plane with the runway, and when I do, sometimes the torque still puts me off the runway and there I go into a fireball... So is there a good way to do it?

Thanks.

Tully__
09-04-2004, 11:09 PM
Use lots of brakes & rudder. Holding the brakes while using rudder will allow you to turn virtually on the spot when you need to. It takes a little practice but is very effective once you've sorted it out.

How much throttle you use depends on what aircraft you're in. The I-16 for instance requires a lot more throttle than most to taxi. More importantly, watch your speed. If you let it get much over 30km/h whilt taxiing, you start to have a really hard time making tight turns or stopping when you need to.

If you're flying with cockpit on, weave side to side a bit so you can see any obstacles on the parking ramp/taxi way/runway.

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wayno7777
09-04-2004, 11:12 PM
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Franzen
09-04-2004, 11:59 PM
Ha ha ha, Wayno, I know your type. I like to taxi just to add some realism. The only problem is this is very difficult on many dfight servers. I'd say taxiing has been the major cause of all my deaths. I get killed so many times by "hyper-spawners" on crack and espresso. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ha ha ha, I'm taxiing perfectly along the taxi lane and suddenly I hear the roar of my comrad in arms, an explosion, then a "sorry". The only good thing about this is I get lots of practise taxiing, less taking off though. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

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wayno7777
09-05-2004, 12:33 AM
Luckily for you guys, I don't fly online,......yet!

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JG52_Helgstrand
09-05-2004, 02:47 AM
Pull back on the elevators to increase down pressure on the tail wheel. You won't bounce around as much if you get taxiing too fast.

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DmdSeeker
09-05-2004, 02:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by wayno7777:
Luckily for you guys, I don't fly online,......yet!
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you're not on-line; how are you flying in multi-player campaigns?

Xnomad
09-05-2004, 04:41 AM
First of all avoid learning this on desert maps as nobody can see the runway or taxi-ways on them, snowy maps are a bit tricky too.

Next, sorry if I'm sounding rude but I don't mean it this way as you are a new player. You do have rudder control don't you? As you won't be able to steer the plane on the ground with the ailerons.

Pull back on the stick to keep your tail wheel down. You should only start to push the stick forward whilst in the takeoff run! Give short bursts of power to get yourself moving just roll around real slow and stick to the taxi ways as they aren't as bumpy.

Zoom out your view of the cockpit so that you get a view of both sides of your plane (you should generally fly zoomed out all the time as it's easier to spot other aircraft this way)

Use the wheel brakes to make your turns harder, you can turn much more at low speed with just jumping on the brakes and applying rudder. You should have your brakes mapped on your joystick (if you don't have rudder pedals) or another control that is within easy reach. You'll find that the brakes need to be easy to use so don't have them on your keyboard as landing when damaged is going to end up with a crash.

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Bearcat99
09-05-2004, 07:52 AM
I suggest you open up a DF server ofline and just practice. Practice taxiing, take offs, landings.. you can even practice bombing by loading up and trying to take out the well defended enemy bases.. return to your own base or another .. land refly.. do it again. By the time you get to the last base you should be proficient at taxiing, takin off, and landing with damage..... (The flak will eat you up..)

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lil_labbit
09-05-2004, 08:07 AM
Assuming you fly with cockpit on...

Select wide view
Put the brakes on full.
Trim elevator up max.
Set prop pitch to about 50%
Start the engine and let it settle.
Up the throttle to 25% and set it lower when you get too fast (like 60kmh should be fast enough http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif for taxiing).
Now up the prop pitch to 100%
Let go of the brakes, and start to roll.
Use a combination of rudder and brakes (tap them - do not put brakes on and hold it there, you will make a nose-dive if you do) to turn
In most planes you can see a little of the taxi-way at both sides of your cockpit...
Try to keep it centered, or weave (left-right shallow turns).

When on the runway, line the plane up, lock the tailwheel, and set elevator trim to neutral... Stop the plane...
Apply full brakes again, 50% proppitch.
Throttle up to 100% (or more) - once the motor is up to revs, up the proppitch to 100%, when motor is up to revs now, let go of the brakes, at about 70kmh push stick forward to get the plane level to the ground.
When reaching 210 kmh+ pull up slightly - raise gear and you're off http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Some of the above might not work on all planes (e.g. I-16 does not have proppitch / trim)...

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The_Gnat
09-05-2004, 08:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Paz132:
but how do I taxi?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, you raise your arm and yell: -Cab, or -Taxi. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Paz132
09-05-2004, 12:00 PM
Well, I've been following the tips provided and had practiced in both empty areas and "live" servers... Needlessly to say, these tips really helped me well! My origional problem was actually that I do have throttle and rudder control, but often because I didn't know about using the brakes, I had often went off course, and... boom. With practices through the night, I've found that brakes are a critical factor to this, and patience was also an important one in doing this perfectly.

I am still getting used to this taxiing, but nevertheless the tips have helped me very much. Thanks!

Paz132

wayno7777
09-05-2004, 01:34 PM
You can taxi in sp missions and campaigns.

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VW-IceFire
09-05-2004, 02:24 PM
Practice practice practice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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DuxCorvan
09-05-2004, 02:39 PM
1) Raise your arm. Don't raise it too straight with hand open and with palm down, or they will think you're a nazi.

2) When a tacky car full of smoke passes before you, yell "Taxi!".

3) Now, if he stops, run as hell to be the first. If a granny gets in the middle and tries to grab it first, don't have any mercy, catch her by the ankles and pull her out the vehicle if necessary. Walking is good for arthrosis.

4) Hold your breath. Choking is better than having that fish and sweat smell in your nose all day. Watch the taxi-meter constantly. Look how it never matches the cash the driver asks. Curious, mmm?

5) Don't pay. Run. Taxi drivers are fat and slow, due to many hours eating peanuts in a car, while you have had to walk many times because of taxi drivers and fast muscled grannies.

Hope you'll find this guide useful. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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ImpStarDuece
09-05-2004, 08:12 PM
Humour Switch: ON

First of all you have to get a taxi licence. Usually they are found on the back of a cornflakes packet or fluttering around the scene of a car accident.

Then body odour. Thats usually very important to your standard taxi driver. And sweat. And dont stint on the body hair.Or a comb over, thay really like comb overs.

Next you have to completely forget the main streets of the city you live in and learn the longest and most convoluted route to every possible place but the one your passenger wants.

Then, if you speak English, you have to forget your native tounge. As im living overseas at the moment all the cab drivers speak flawless English. I assume there is some sort of international Taxi driver exchange programme going on that no-one else is aware of.

Finally the moral backbone and scruples of a jellyfish combined with the fincial sense of a shark, offensive tatoos and some type of bowel problem are all prerequisites

Humour Switch: OFF

Ok so its not usually on but if DUX can do it why cant i?

(Answer: because he has a better sense of humour)

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FlatSpinMan
09-05-2004, 10:57 PM
ImpStarDeuce, Keep it up! If I were you I'd set your humour settings to ON,full real. It'll be hard to start but just practice, practice practice and you'll soon be racking up the laughs.

FI.Snaphoo
09-05-2004, 11:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FlatSpinMan:
ImpStarDeuce, Keep it up! If I were you I'd set your humour settings to ON,full real. It'll be hard to start but just practice, practice practice and you'll soon be racking up the laughs.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Now that's comedy! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

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ImpStarDuece
09-05-2004, 11:52 PM
Full real humour never seems to work for me. I allways end up stalling and crashing out, usually with my tail well and truly burnt.

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heywooood
09-06-2004, 12:42 AM
might be because humour has no switches..off or on..see Dux Corvans posts for proof.

"fish and sweat smell"...yer KILLIN' me! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


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Rab03
09-06-2004, 12:50 AM
Dux, you took word out my mouth http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.

As for taxiing - practice, practice, practice. Keep your throttle low, so that you don't go faster than 20kmph, use brakes when you turn rudder to what ever side, and again, practice, practice, practice.

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JG77_Tintin
09-06-2004, 04:58 AM
Is good to see someone trying to taxi properly. I usually raise my flaps, make sure tail wheel is unlocked and throttle up to about 20%. Use the opportunity to hit the WEP key at low revs. More throttle to get momentum if I have bombs or flying a jet. Some aircraft are tricky to see from like the Fiat G.50 or I-16 so you may need to turn from side to side. Others, like the biplanes tend to bounce a little if you give it too much throttle. For TB3's you will need need to bind the left and right engines to turn the thing. Anyway, get yourself lined up properly on the runway and note the heading. Set flaps to take off, lock your tail wheel and throttle up. Slowly for the jets and push forward a little for those bouncy biplanes. Hope this helps.

Wedge598
05-08-2007, 09:18 PM
I just spent the last hour trying to taxi an I-250 out of parking onto a runway for the 3rd mission in a German campaign. Even using all the suggestions here I couldn't do it. I can't remember the last time I got so mad at a game.

I can get the thing rolling and turn it but I've got to have full brakes and full left rudder just to keep it going straight. And sometimes it'll start to vear right despite all that. The only way to get it going straight again is to blip the throttle and engage the jet engine for a second. But most of the time I'd find myself going too fast and flip it.

I'm guessing that turning off the prop engine might help make it easier to taxi but then again even the smallest imput from the jet engine gets the plane rolling too fast. Besides I'd have to start the game all over again because I don't have comples engine starts on.

I really hate how awefully hard taxiing is in this game. It is really letting the wind out of my sails right now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Freelancer-1
05-08-2007, 09:35 PM
How to do it according to my online D/F server observations.

1) Spawn

2) Start engine

3) Firewall throttle

4) Hang on for dear life and hope you're not pointing at a tree http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Longpo
05-08-2007, 09:42 PM
Posted Sat September 04 2004 22:03

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Wedge598
05-08-2007, 10:00 PM
I just gave it a few more tries and again ended up crashing over and over again.

So then I decided I needed to practice in the I-250. I created an online game and proceeded to taxi with no problems whatsoever by simply using a little rudder to turn. I didn't need my brakes and only need a little rudder input to make a turn either way. WTF? In the campaign the same plane controls COMPLETELY differently.

It must have something to do with a weather setting. I've had this happen before where just taking off was a real challenge in bad weather. To me that seems WAY over exaggerated. Taxiing and taking off in that particular mission are just way too difficult for me. What a shame because I was thinking I'd really enjoy that one.

heywooood
05-08-2007, 10:25 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/pittser.jpg

these all taxi real niiice and old thread dredgers deserve lots of gratuitous screenies...enjoy!

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/2007-5-4_21-43-14-250.jpg
fun to attempt to hover with...no taxiing required...

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Taylortony
05-09-2007, 01:36 AM
when taxing and you need to turn hard use a dab of brake with power and rudder and it will swing round