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woofiedog
04-05-2004, 05:37 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif I just picked Apache Air Assault at one of the game stores while looking for War over Europe. It was $5 buc's... I figured ... What the Hec.
It's pretty good... it has these weather graphics that are Mint.
When it's raining... the winshield get's splatters of rain on it and there's these sand storms that blows in the the desert as your flying along. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
Maybe we could have some of these weather patterns added to the next Game Patch or Next New Game! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

woofiedog
04-05-2004, 05:37 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif I just picked Apache Air Assault at one of the game stores while looking for War over Europe. It was $5 buc's... I figured ... What the Hec.
It's pretty good... it has these weather graphics that are Mint.
When it's raining... the winshield get's splatters of rain on it and there's these sand storms that blows in the the desert as your flying along. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
Maybe we could have some of these weather patterns added to the next Game Patch or Next New Game! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

Covino
04-05-2004, 07:00 PM
The IL-2 demo had droplets that gathered on the cockpit glass during rain but it was taken out. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Probably to lower cockpit development times. And I'm not sure but, in IL-2, can't lightning strikes damage your plane? I either read this or experienced this, or have I lost it? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif
BTW, I haven't heard anyone say mint since Micheal Jackson was black. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

FI-Aflak
04-05-2004, 08:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by EvilBen:
The IL-2 demo had droplets that gathered on the cockpit glass during rain but it was taken out. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Probably to lower cockpit development times. And I'm not sure but, in IL-2, can't lightning strikes damage your plane? I either read this or experienced this, or have I lost it? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif
BTW, I haven't heard anyone say mint since Micheal Jackson was black. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

lightning doesn't strike aircraft veryoften.

clouds build up a huge static charge from all the friction up there, and that charge repels the like charge in the ground, so if the cloud is negatively charged, the negative charge on the ground is pushed farther underground, making the top positively charged, making the charge imbalance huge. When the charge imbalance is large enough, the energy rips the air molecules apart into plasma, which can conduct electricity, allowing all the charge to neutralize itself, only to be built up again. Hence lightning strikes are sudden and short.

An aircraft is too small for a large dipole to form on it, and so it isn't a very attractive target to lighting.

Lightning poles attract local strikes, but I also heard that they can effectively bleed off the positive charge of the ground around them. So a house with a pole will take a hit to the pole if it gets hit, but it is less likely to get hit than a house without a pole.

Anyway, there is a physics lesson for you.

I'm pretty sure the lightning is just eye-candy anyway. Not that eye-candy is bad.