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XyZspineZyX
08-01-2003, 08:18 AM
OK, I know its underpowered and was not the world's greatest fighter but what I am missing to get it over 4,000 ft and over about 140mph/

Have played with throttle, trim and pitch settings but am still having VVS bombers sail straight by.

Last night ried it as BnZ but it took too long get the altitude to boom!!


any helpers?

Matt

In the Foxhound's Kennel is...

Duron 1.2 Ghz, Win XP, 512MB PC133, , Ti4800SE,SB 5.1, Dx9.0a and a small fowl in a fruit tree of indeterminate origin.

XyZspineZyX
08-01-2003, 08:18 AM
OK, I know its underpowered and was not the world's greatest fighter but what I am missing to get it over 4,000 ft and over about 140mph/

Have played with throttle, trim and pitch settings but am still having VVS bombers sail straight by.

Last night ried it as BnZ but it took too long get the altitude to boom!!


any helpers?

Matt

In the Foxhound's Kennel is...

Duron 1.2 Ghz, Win XP, 512MB PC133, , Ti4800SE,SB 5.1, Dx9.0a and a small fowl in a fruit tree of indeterminate origin.

XyZspineZyX
08-01-2003, 08:49 AM
4000ft or 4000m? If metres then you should engage supercharger pos 2 at 3000. If that doesnt help, you have engine trouble or flaps or gear /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif down. Surely Brewster can do better.

XyZspineZyX
08-01-2003, 08:53 AM
also see if mixture helps .. at that altitude you may need to drop mixture back to 80% or less

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XyZspineZyX
08-01-2003, 11:57 AM
I flew the Brewster in over 80 missions. Once you get used to its inadequacies, it can be quite deadly like any plane.

It accelerates fastest in level flight at throttle 92-95%, it actually is slower above 100% throttle. It cannot turn with Russian fighters for long before it slows down markedly. It cannot fight in the vertical without bleeding energy excessively. It climbs like an earthworm.

On the other hand, it is stable, has long legs, and is very easy to land at low speed. Its drastic energy bleed at low throttle is actually quite nice in combat. If you have speed advantage over a bandit and are on its six, you can drive right up to the bandit and match speeds quickly just by dropping throttle for a second or two. This might give you that extra second you need to complete the kill. Of course, it has the usual drawback if you can't shoot!

The armament is not spectacular, but will do almost any job. It can take down I-16s, Pe-8s and even IL-2s if you shoot straight.

Learn its limitations, fly within them and have patience. You will learn to succeed, and have heaps of fun along the way.

Cheers,
FourShades

XyZspineZyX
08-01-2003, 12:39 PM
Thank everyone

If I get online tonight might well take one up and see how it goes.

Matt


In the Foxhound's Kennel is...

Duron 1.2 Ghz, Win XP, 512MB PC133, , Ti4800SE,SB 5.1, Dx9.0a and a small fowl in a fruit tree of indeterminate origin.

XyZspineZyX
08-01-2003, 03:07 PM
Next week may bring better days for the Brewster. If the I-153, I-16 and Hurri are toned down properly, the hunting is going to be good.

XyZspineZyX
08-01-2003, 03:32 PM
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