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thefruitbat
08-06-2006, 03:34 PM
Now i know this is probally old hat to alot of you, but i've only been flying cockpit on since the start of the year, and have had alot of fun 'relearning' planes and there cockpits.

I'm not intersested in the performance of said plane, just the view from the cockpit, layout etc...

For me, i think the la5f/la5fn have one of the best cockpits going. coupled with trackir the visabilty out of it is amazing, and the instruments are well laid out to.

I also think the me262 cockpit is fantastic, and i like some of the features like the ias and tas indicator. Again its got excelent visabilty to the rear, and everything feels like its where it 'should' be.

Another of my favorites is the 109f4, but i think this is because i have spent so much time in one lately. I do think the layout is excelent again, and i do like having an ammo counter. The visability isnt as good as previous 2, but its more than adequate, particuarly if you utalise gunsight view to look around.

There are quite a few cockpits that i think are beautifuly done, like the tempest, but the rear view for me kills it for me (roll on 6dof in bob).

Oh, and a couple of pet hates, 1) the horozontal bars in the p38, i find myself constantley rocking all the time!!!! and by the far most irritating thing in any cockpit, has got to be not being able to see the ball in the la7. Still thats been a good reason not to fly it anymore.

anyway, what do you think?

cheers fruitbat

thefruitbat
08-06-2006, 03:34 PM
Now i know this is probally old hat to alot of you, but i've only been flying cockpit on since the start of the year, and have had alot of fun 'relearning' planes and there cockpits.

I'm not intersested in the performance of said plane, just the view from the cockpit, layout etc...

For me, i think the la5f/la5fn have one of the best cockpits going. coupled with trackir the visabilty out of it is amazing, and the instruments are well laid out to.

I also think the me262 cockpit is fantastic, and i like some of the features like the ias and tas indicator. Again its got excelent visabilty to the rear, and everything feels like its where it 'should' be.

Another of my favorites is the 109f4, but i think this is because i have spent so much time in one lately. I do think the layout is excelent again, and i do like having an ammo counter. The visability isnt as good as previous 2, but its more than adequate, particuarly if you utalise gunsight view to look around.

There are quite a few cockpits that i think are beautifuly done, like the tempest, but the rear view for me kills it for me (roll on 6dof in bob).

Oh, and a couple of pet hates, 1) the horozontal bars in the p38, i find myself constantley rocking all the time!!!! and by the far most irritating thing in any cockpit, has got to be not being able to see the ball in the la7. Still thats been a good reason not to fly it anymore.

anyway, what do you think?

cheers fruitbat

hotspace
08-06-2006, 04:02 PM
Mc-205 is great, but so is the J8A and Cr-42 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VW-IceFire
08-06-2006, 04:17 PM
The best cockpits for me are the:

1) Tempest with its incredible visibility. Particularly for shooting and deflection shots the Tempest offers so little cockpit framing so as to make this very easy to accomplish.

2) Corsair is number two...with a gunsight similarly setup so that the gunsight framing is part of the cockpit framing.

3) FW190...yes I said it...I like it because its a clean design, well laid out, and the ammo counters are so very useful. The gunsight position is a problem but the rest of the cockpit is very nice. Ta-152H has a slightly better gunsight and thus an even better cockpit (although being roughly the same I count it in the same category).

4) Bf110 is yet another cockpit I really like. The detail here is one of the better ones in the game (not all star but still good) and the gunsight position and instrument positions are great.

5) J8A and I-185...purely because of their artistic ability. Its very impressive when you sit in them. Easily the best in the game.

The worst cockpits have to be the Yak series (except the Yak-3) and the P-47 cockpits which are so poorly done from an accuracy and artistic standpoint.

PBNA-Boosher
08-06-2006, 04:30 PM
I'm a big fan of the J8A and I-185 pits, they're incredible.

FoolTrottel
08-06-2006, 04:33 PM
Bf110 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Looks great, and if you look left or right, you can see them engines, and some more dials... look further back and you can have a glance at the rear gunner...

Oh, and in flight, I love them droning engine sounds!

Viper2005_
08-06-2006, 04:33 PM
Fw-190 for me too. Ammo counters are great. The layout and design of the instruments is very similar to the german gliders I fly IRL.

I particularly like the Revi; IMO it's the best gunsight in the game.

Now if I could only fit one to the Astir, crowded thermals would be much less of a problem! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

boxduty
08-06-2006, 05:15 PM
J8a is my personal utter favourite. And I like all the other represented cockpits equally, except for FIVE, maybe....

polak5
08-06-2006, 05:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FoolTrottel:
Bf110 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Looks great, and if you look left or right, you can see them engines, and some more dials... look further back and you can have a glance at the rear gunner...

Oh, and in flight, I love them droning engine sounds! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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I couldnt agree more you stole the words right out of my mouth.
Also the bf-109, fw-190 becouse it looks clean and the tempest.

ElAurens
08-06-2006, 06:50 PM
Ki 61

r_c
08-06-2006, 06:54 PM
the 262 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ..luv it

Divine-Wind
08-06-2006, 07:30 PM
BF109 or P-47. I just like the way the Messerschmitt's cockpit 'feels' (if you can feel homey in a virtual 'pit... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif), and the Thunderjug's is just pure... Coolness. Pretty good 'lookability' out the sides, top, and front, even though the rear is a problem in the Razorbacks. But I dislike that annoying strut straight down the middle of the canopy in the Razorback, and the gunsight that's shifted over 109-style.

leitmotiv
08-06-2006, 07:57 PM
For the current Maddox series, my favorite cockpit is the Yak-3 because you are not tactically blind---clear vision fore and aft. When we get BOB, we'll be able to look around back armor and canopy frames.

jensenpark
08-06-2006, 08:00 PM
Best is Tempest and Gladiator - J8A.

A20 is great as well - and the me110 is a close 4th.

As mentioned before - the P47 is by far the worse. Can't figure out why Oleg and crew won't update it.

Looks far worse than CFS1 cockpits...

waffen-79
08-06-2006, 09:12 PM
Hi guys, here comes my top 5

1.Bf-110G-2
2.All 190 variants plus Ta-152
3.Me-262
4.All 109 variants
5.P-40 variants

Monty_Thrud
08-07-2006, 05:33 AM
Tempest and Hurricane and ofcourse J8A, i also like the Mosquito too.

MEGILE
08-07-2006, 05:38 AM
BI-1

Love the canopy reflections. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

thefruitbat
08-07-2006, 06:07 AM
hmmm, seems to be alot of love for the j8a and the bf110, havent flown them for a long while, time to take them for a spin me thinks...

about the tempest, i agree that the forward and sideways visability is execelent, and for shooting its fantastic, its purley the lack of a rear view that i dont like. I think this is compounded by the fact that i know that its actually got a bubble canopy to aid rear visabilityhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

its interesting to see what other people like...

cheers fruitbat

JG10r_Bull
08-07-2006, 06:16 AM
Hmmm i like the BF109 E4 good Vis and the F4 with ammo counters

cawimmer430
08-07-2006, 06:19 AM
The BF-110 hands down! Love that cockpit. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Also, German planes, at least for me, have easy to read and understand instruments. Also, anyone notice that the German planes have an ammo meter, so you know how much ammo you have left. I thought that was pretty neat and helps me dosage my bursts.

Ernst_Rohr
08-07-2006, 08:31 AM
Best visibility/layout;

P-51 D models
P-47 bubble canopy models
Yak-3

Favorite pits;
P-39
Ki-43
Ki-84
109F2&F4

LEBillfish
08-07-2006, 09:02 AM
For quality as to look alone I'd have to say the J8, yet also now the MC200/02/05....For a great comparison look at the MC200 inside and out, then look at the G50....Yikes!

Naturally the Ki-61 is nice, also the Arrow's is detailed (that german front and rear prop thing)....Also the A20 ranks up there.

What still blows my mind though is when you turn on the cockpit lights of the Zero, the map light flickers from vibration....very kewl.

TSmoke
08-07-2006, 12:32 PM
My favorite ones are.

#1 Bf-110

#2 Any Zero

#3 Bf-109E

#4 MC 205

#5 P-40's

Kind of interesting to see the 110 so popular. It has to have the best in game sound as well.

F6_Ace
08-07-2006, 01:19 PM
Best quality?
Bf110: Excellent but slightly cluttered
Tempest: Very nice to look at but poorly laid out.
Gladiator: Very nice to look at.

Best actual cockpit design?
FW190. Everything is obvious and exactly where it needs to be with the most important things in your field of view.
Some of the Italian pits are well laid out, too.
P-51 is also notable.

Worst?
P47. Looks like someone puked on the actual panel...and didn't wipe it off.

Xiolablu3
08-07-2006, 01:58 PM
P51D is a very nice cockpit for visibility.

The Spitfire and Me110 I can shoot best with.

Artistic , its go it to be the i185, Gladiator, Tempest and Me110. All very nice.

super71957
08-07-2006, 03:42 PM
Gotta be the Brewster.
Nice,neat,clean & orderly
Notice it"s an early warbird!
Late ones they said the h@ll with being neat,put the gauges anywhere ,just get the d%mn thing done!!!! :&gt;