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drose01
11-30-2004, 03:57 AM
(Noob post)

One observation I have in flying the Corsair with the cockpit view on: it is extremely hard to see behind you. Very disconcerting in a busy fight.

Am I missing something? Is it just me? Tips to work around it?

drose01
11-30-2004, 03:57 AM
(Noob post)

One observation I have in flying the Corsair with the cockpit view on: it is extremely hard to see behind you. Very disconcerting in a busy fight.

Am I missing something? Is it just me? Tips to work around it?

SeaFireLIV
11-30-2004, 04:02 AM
You have to twist plane from side to side while looking to your rear. Get a wing man to cover you. Some say you could pop your head out the cockpit in reality... seems a bit dangerous doing that in the middle of a dogfight!

I just do regular turns, checking six. Or you could use the mirror I think, haven`t had a chance to fly for a while - can`t remember if it has a mirror, it should do.

VBF-83_Hawk
11-30-2004, 04:19 AM
Yeap, thats what lead me to this game...more realistic settings.....then they have to go ruin it with the silly dots!

Get a wingman and teamspeak. They are priceless...well except for buying you wingman dinner all the time for saving your arss!

WOLFMondo
11-30-2004, 04:19 AM
It has a mirror and its not bad, its pretty wide so you can get a good view but everything from your lower 4'o clock to your 8 o'clock is blind. Just make slight turns with allot of rudder to see in those spots...or get a wingman as suggested http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

Athosd
11-30-2004, 04:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VBF-83_Hawk:
Yeap, thats what lead me to this game...more realistic settings.....then they have to go ruin it with the silly dots!
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Have you tried out 3.02 beta? If you hate the dots in 3.01 you may find these a big improvement (FWIW I did).

Doctor_Feelgood
11-30-2004, 09:20 AM
the dots are great in 3.02

gates123
11-30-2004, 10:20 AM
if your in a bind just dogfight with your canopy open

WIFC_Raven
11-30-2004, 10:36 AM
Try mapping your "mirror" in controls... I find that it helps a lot..

VBF-83_Hawk
11-30-2004, 10:50 AM
DOnt have 3.02 yet. I read in the forum that the beta has not been programed in US yet. I hear they are much better. Hope you guys go post that in the poll about the dots.

macd1102
11-30-2004, 04:08 PM
i have the beta installed, was under the impression that the (uk) was the same as (us) for the patches

xTHRUDx
11-30-2004, 04:15 PM
gate is right, i DF with my canopy open every time i fight. i can't shoot'em if i can't see'em

Stiglr
11-30-2004, 06:08 PM
All that armor comes at a price.

Tip: improve your SA skills so planes don't get back there. And/or fly with a wingie.