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BuzzU
03-04-2004, 10:31 AM
I'm not sure i'm using it right. Could someone who really knows how to use it explain the procedure please?

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BuzzU
03-04-2004, 10:31 AM
I'm not sure i'm using it right. Could someone who really knows how to use it explain the procedure please?

Buzz
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Bearcat99
03-04-2004, 10:50 AM
You have to turn it on first off.... It will toggle... first it will be with the fixed sight then just the K-14, then just the fixed and back again.. I set CTRL+NUM INS as my toggle key and mapped it to my stick. Just put the bullets where the sight is..at least thats what I do and it seems to work very well. I havent adjusted it at all.

faustnik
03-04-2004, 10:52 AM
I just set a key (I used "Z") and turn it on. An "auto sight" message or something like that will show up. The go to town. I didn't adjust anything and it worked great!

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Bewolf
03-04-2004, 10:56 AM
Dunno about the K-14. I tried it, but unless the distance stays the same, i think it is pretty useless. Else you´d have to adjust distance all the time.

Or maybe i simply don´t know how to use it propperly.

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Flamin_Squirrel
03-04-2004, 11:02 AM
More to it than that. Once enabled, use the 'Adjust Sight Control to Right' and 'Adjust Sight Control to Left' buttons to select the target aircraft type. When you have done this the idea is to use the 'Increase Sight Distance' and 'Decrease Sight Distance' buttons to adjust the sight circle size, so the enemy aircrafts wingtips are the same size as the sight. Now when you you place the sight over the target and fire your bullets should hit the target.

If its too much trouble to be worth it, thats up to you to decide.

BuzzU
03-04-2004, 11:28 AM
That's more what I was looking for. I have all the buttons mapped to adjust it, but didn't know what I was supposed to adjust it too. So, basically you make the crosshair fit the plane.

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porcupine1
03-04-2004, 11:43 AM
wow thats cool!! i wasnt sure how to work it. i never used the sight to the left or right thing when i bomb, so didnt bother mapping them.
what does the increase distance do though?
and how do you work the sight in the stuka???

03-04-2004, 11:44 AM
Yep, you have to adjust the target a/c size, and make the aiming circle fit around it`s span. This way you basically tell the sight what the distance is.

When this is done - and you keep adjusting the range - you have to hold the sight on the target for about two seconds... your plane will point towards the enemy.. and from the movements of your plane, the gzro can calculate angular velocity... from the range and A.vel, it can calculate the lead. This takes about 1-2 sec, after that the sight point at the place where your bullets will go. Simply keep it on the enemy, and fire. (easier to tell than to do, it works against non-/slow-manouvering targets, really, not an enemy zig zagging.)

Actually it`s called a LEAD COMPUTING SIGHT.

RaiderSix
03-04-2004, 12:33 PM
Anyone know the story with the different German aircraft types listed around the top hemisphere of the sight?

BuzzU
03-04-2004, 12:33 PM
After fooling with it some. I think i'll stick to the old method. The sight floating around it too distracting.

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03-04-2004, 12:55 PM
Originally posted by RaiderSix:
Anyone know the story with the different German aircraft types listed around the top hemisphere of the sight?

Those are only for help. You set the wingspan of the enemy a/c for the gunsight in order to make it work (to get the range).

They simply marked the wingspan sizes for the most common German aircrat on the gunsight, so the pilot would only have to align it up with the, say, with the "ME 109" sign, if he faced a 109, instead needing to memorize numbers like 9,92m wingspan etc.

xenios
03-04-2004, 01:13 PM
The K-14 works, but if you've been flying this sim for long you can hit just as well or better without it. For an experienced gunner, you will only waste precious seconds adjusting sights while you could have been blasting 'em. The K-14 might be more useful for a pilot with no experience in deflection shooting, as was any new pilot. They didn't get 1000s of hour of virtual training as we have, so deflection shooting at high speed would have been difficult.

Even then, the K-14 didn't realize its potential until it could be linked with onboard radar in the 1950s. I'm going to try the Revi next and see if it improves dive-bombing.

Gibbage1
03-04-2004, 02:21 PM
The K-14 on the P-80 works astonishingly well. I get the Me-262 at 300M and put the cross on an engine and a short birst will tag it. You dont need to ajust anything to hit stuff at 200-300 yards. Were the crosshair is, is were the bulletes will hit.