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Aeromed1
05-23-2004, 06:35 AM
Hiya wonder if somebody could help me. I notice that some of the sights on aircraft are offset. especially on the german planes.... how do these work!!! I find it a lot easier when the sights are in front of me..... told you I was a newbie :-) Thank you

Aeromed1
05-23-2004, 06:35 AM
Hiya wonder if somebody could help me. I notice that some of the sights on aircraft are offset. especially on the german planes.... how do these work!!! I find it a lot easier when the sights are in front of me..... told you I was a newbie :-) Thank you

S 8
05-23-2004, 07:09 AM
Shift+F1,will center it for you.

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/113_1084971197_il23.jpg

Aeromed1
05-23-2004, 07:55 AM
Thank you very much for your help

MAstaKFC
05-23-2004, 08:13 AM
While we're on the topic of sights, why is it that sights seem to be 'floating' on the glass, like an LCD screen? When I shift the plane, the sight shifts? I've never seen the inside of a WW2 fighter cockpit, put I was under the impression that sights were 'hard attached'.

Hairball_1
05-23-2004, 08:23 AM
There is a lens below, that shines the sight onto the glass. It's designed to keep the line of sight in the same place, regardless of where the pilot moves his head.

ZG77_Lignite
05-23-2004, 10:27 AM
Often refered to as 'reflector' sights. Though I've never seen one personally, I understand that the lighted reticle appears to be 'floating' outside far in front of the aircraft (optical illusion type thing). That is so the pilot does not have to line up his head (like when firing a rifle for example).

Chuck_Older
05-23-2004, 10:39 AM
Yes, reflector sights, but-


the reason the crosshairs float around is because that's the way the sim shows the effects of G-forces on your virtual head.

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Tully__
05-24-2004, 07:02 AM
A basic schematic of reflector sights (yeah, I know, I'm no draughtsman http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

http://members.optusnet.com.au/tully_78th/reflectorsight.jpg

Because the crosshair is a reflection projected so that it appears to be at a distance in front of the plane, it moves relative to the sight glass as you move your head, but stays on the gunsight line.

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