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Hendley
11-15-2004, 11:27 AM
Has anyone else noticed the warning in the Beaufighter cockpit about not using flaps for take off?

http://japan-translation.com/misc/Beau_NoFlaps.jpg

This despite the fact that there is a "Take Off" position when adjusting the flaps.

Anyone know about this, if the Beaufighter normally took off without flaps? Don't particularly care about the inconsistency (if there is one), but my curiousity has been piqued http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

Hendley
11-15-2004, 11:27 AM
Has anyone else noticed the warning in the Beaufighter cockpit about not using flaps for take off?

http://japan-translation.com/misc/Beau_NoFlaps.jpg

This despite the fact that there is a "Take Off" position when adjusting the flaps.

Anyone know about this, if the Beaufighter normally took off without flaps? Don't particularly care about the inconsistency (if there is one), but my curiousity has been piqued http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

pacettid
11-15-2004, 11:51 AM
I believe the P-47 has a similiar placard and and it also has a "take-off" selection for flaps.

I just ignore the nomenclature and make the assumption that the sim does not acurately model the myriad of flap settings available on the aircraft modelled.

Yellonet
11-15-2004, 12:40 PM
Combat, Take Off and Landing is just the name which by the game names the different flap settings.

Tully__
11-15-2004, 03:29 PM
Except for short fields or extremely heavy loads, very few pilots routinely used flaps on takeoff.

Fennec_P
11-15-2004, 06:18 PM
It would be nice if the "combat, takeoff and landing" was replaced with "1/4, 1/2 full" (or whatever these settings are supposed to represent).

It is kind of bizzare to find oneself using "landing" flaps to takeoff from a carrier.