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RAF-Blackace
05-14-2004, 07:05 PM
S!

A while back I posted a question abought some kind of LSO on the carriers. I said at the time that an actual LSO would prolly be unfeasible, but suggested some kind of vasi lamp system.

On the pics I see some lights sticking out from the ship. Please tell me these are approach lights. It would really make a lot of people happy.

Thanks again for the great work Luther and the team.

RAF-Blackace
05-14-2004, 07:05 PM
S!

A while back I posted a question abought some kind of LSO on the carriers. I said at the time that an actual LSO would prolly be unfeasible, but suggested some kind of vasi lamp system.

On the pics I see some lights sticking out from the ship. Please tell me these are approach lights. It would really make a lot of people happy.

Thanks again for the great work Luther and the team.

JTFM
05-14-2004, 07:37 PM
Yes, the Japanese carriers had optical landing aids and it appears they are going to be modeled!

Akagi looks fabulous, btw.

heywooood
05-14-2004, 08:03 PM
Still I wonder... do those flags wave and flutter? is there a breeze?..

JTFM
05-14-2004, 10:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by heywooood:
Still I wonder... do those flags wave and flutter? is there a breeze?..<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I hope so! Plus, some of those flight deck screenshots show the airspeed as 20 knots. Since the engines are off that has to be the speed of the wind over the deck.

IV_JG51_Razor
05-15-2004, 11:21 AM
That would be 20 Kph I believe.

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heywooood
05-15-2004, 11:30 AM
Thats right JTFM.. it is Kilometers per hour..
not 'knots'...This will be an important factor when trying to land on carriers.

PPL thinking 'knots' on the speedbar will be too 'hot'..

And BtW.. where is the metric 'clock' to go with the rest of this KPH?... the hour is still an imperial measurement...? no?

Must drive the 'Metrons' nuts to have to relate space/time/distance using archaic 'hours/min./seconds'? no? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

heywooood
05-15-2004, 11:32 AM
Where ARE my 10 hour days? 100 minute hours? my 1000 second minutes? Metrons? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

Latico
05-15-2004, 11:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by heywooood:
Thats right JTFM.. it is Kilometers per hour..
not 'knots'...This will be an important factor when trying to land on carriers.

PPL thinking 'knots' on the speedbar will be too 'hot'..

And BtW.. where is the metric 'clock' to go with the rest of this KPH?... the hour is still an imperial measurement...? no?

Must drive the 'Metrons' nuts to have to relate space/time/distance using archaic 'hours/min./seconds'? no? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

SHUT UP HEYWOOOOOD!!!

I'm messed up enough with the rest of the metric stuff. Don't mess with the time too!!!!!

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif

heywooood
05-15-2004, 11:44 AM
I'm just sayin' is all...what http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif..

You dont want a 3hr and 50min. workday?..

and if a week is 10 days long.. you get a 3.5 day weekend... er something.. right?

c'mon bro! metric is GOOD !! lets do it in the US too and join the world. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

Latico
05-15-2004, 11:51 AM
OK, forget what I said about the A-bomb in another thread.

I want one with Heywoooood's name on it!!!!

heywooood
05-15-2004, 11:54 AM
They didn't have "smart" weapons in WWII..

HEY .. wait a metric minute!!!WHaddya Tryin'ta.. HEy.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

JTFM
05-15-2004, 12:14 PM
Hellcats and US naval vessels using "km/h"??? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Also, 20 km/h = about 11 knots. These carriers cranked up to 20 - 30 knots to launch--this depended upon wind, of course. Hopefully we'll have more wind over the deck than 20 "km/h".

heywooood
05-15-2004, 12:26 PM
Yes - the speedbar is all metric..

and it has been stated that it will not be changed..maybe they are still working on the carrier speed into the wind..? dunno, WIP.

I just use the cockpit instruments for all but heading.. unless the compass is where I can see it.. then off goes the speedbar thinger.

JTFM
05-15-2004, 12:30 PM
Whew! I disable the speed bar and strictly use instrumentation anyway, so that's a relief. For some reason I thought the instrumentation was going to be metric. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif

I still hope for more wind across the deck but I am NOT complaining! What I've seen so far is awesome.

heywooood
05-15-2004, 01:08 PM
agreed 100%

jtasker
05-16-2004, 04:18 PM
"They didn't have "smart" weapons in WWII"

Actually there were optical and radar guided SAM's used, Optically guided air to surface missiles, and lots of other "Smart" weapons used in WWII.. just FYI