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VF-3Thunderboy
06-03-2004, 05:34 PM
http://www.yellowairplane.com/Books_n_Videos/Flight_manuals_Pilots_manuals.html

With MS bowing out of flight sims for now (Thanks to you?) you may want to take a look at this.Making the planes fly according to the actual manuals,(if you havent already!)


REAL is BETTER!!!!

VF-3Thunderboy
06-03-2004, 05:34 PM
http://www.yellowairplane.com/Books_n_Videos/Flight_manuals_Pilots_manuals.html

With MS bowing out of flight sims for now (Thanks to you?) you may want to take a look at this.Making the planes fly according to the actual manuals,(if you havent already!)


REAL is BETTER!!!!

Fliger747
06-03-2004, 11:13 PM
Graphics are just that, flight charcteristics are "real". They are the only thing that seperates you from the latest "dragon slayer".

VF-3Thunderboy
06-04-2004, 08:35 AM
What I meant was startup proceedures also. There is an incredible amount of detail to start the planes. The P-40 has a clutch (like a car)to get the propeller going,for example and needs hand priming.

This sim/(or another) could be made that accurate. It would be a great (patch) if neccessary as it would be HISTORICALLY ACCURATE, as most of the people who fly this stuff are at some level PROP guys, and have an interest in the history.WW2 is the pinnacle of human combat flight, nothing will ever touch it, and jets are too fast.

Fliger747
06-04-2004, 10:01 AM
Indeed, and of course there are sometimes "blowers" to shift and lots of other such that kept the solo pilot pretty busy.

Some aircraft such as the Stearman and the Bf 109 had inertial (externally hand cranked) starters, requiring a proper touch with prime and as you said, clutch opeation, others had the Kaufman Cartridge starters etc. I just love the chug, fart, chug etc. that these engines make trying to start!

Then there were the non-ergonomic quirks of the day such as the handle used to charge the F4U's fuel tanks with (co2?) which was similar in shape to and located near the emergency gear extension handel, which blew the gar down with, (co2?). A posibly fatal mistake made by some.

We can only hope!