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cpt-rusty
03-03-2008, 10:24 AM
hey peoples, just a few questions on things i never understood... (i know how to fly/land but these are tiny bit that i dont know)

1)- why do you use flaps to take off?
2)- what is the speed of carriers
3)- how do you skip bomb ( http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif )
4)- and finaly, any tips of winning a dog-fight?

JG53Frankyboy
03-03-2008, 10:34 AM
1) to enhance the lift - to shorten the needed runway

2) in game depends of its type , check the full missionbuilder to see the max available speeds for them...............

3) use a bomdelay of 2-3sec, fly low level, as soon the ship fill your windscreenn release the bomb ......................

4) learn the advantage/disadvantage of your airplane over the enemy's one (il2compare might help in that !) , learn to shoot , pure luck ( http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif )

cpt-rusty
03-03-2008, 10:41 AM
1)- haa so it slows you down but makes you more airborne? mhh might be why i missed some landings..

cpt-rusty
03-03-2008, 10:45 AM
but thanks ... ALOT http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Cajun76
03-03-2008, 11:12 AM
Originally posted by cpt-rusty:
hey peoples, just a few questions on things i never understood... (i know how to fly/land but these are tiny bit that i dont know)

1)- why do you use flaps to take off?
2)- what is the speed of carriers
3)- how do you skip bomb ( http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif )
4)- and finaly, any tips of winning a dog-fight?

1) Depends on situation and aircraft. P-47 is recommended no flaps, but if I have a full bombload, I'll put down combat flaps just before I leave the ground. Flaps increase lift at the expense of drag.

<edit> You asked why use flaps for takeoff, and it's pretty much optional. Very highly recommended for all landings though. If your jamming them your going too fast.

2) I believe carriers do about 25-30 knots. Jeep carriers are slower and have a smaller deck.

3) Skip bombing (on water) generally involves a high speed dive. Faster is better as long as you can maintain control. You should be no higher than 100m and 100m to 200m distance (depending on speed) when you release. Pull up and out 35-45 degrees vertical in almost any direction as long as you don't blow your momentum. Half of the reason for high speed approach is a high speed exit in a safe direction. Plan your entry and exit prior to making your run. Most of my experince on skip bombing is with a P-47, so you can start at 3000-4000m and approach at 600-700kph. A little bob a couple of secs before release will throw off the AI aim.

4) Best way to win a dogfight is to avoid one. Hit and run, make his momma feel it, your going home. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Hope this helps, good luck and

Xiolablu3
03-03-2008, 12:19 PM
For fighting enemy aircraft, think height and speed.

Think of a Yo-Yo and try and copy that action, that way you are a very hard target, and the enemy stays totally defensive.