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XyZspineZyX
06-27-2003, 10:01 AM
When playing single player as a career pilot, when we take off, I can run full power and the AI always run off and leave me. Even at co-alt with me running so fast the plane buffits, (cleaned up of course) they still put more and more distance between myself and them till they get so far away I lose sight of them, by the time I reach the target they are done. Whats up with that? any Ideas? does this happen to any one else?

Thanks,
Jim

XyZspineZyX
06-27-2003, 10:01 AM
When playing single player as a career pilot, when we take off, I can run full power and the AI always run off and leave me. Even at co-alt with me running so fast the plane buffits, (cleaned up of course) they still put more and more distance between myself and them till they get so far away I lose sight of them, by the time I reach the target they are done. Whats up with that? any Ideas? does this happen to any one else?

Thanks,
Jim

XyZspineZyX
06-27-2003, 10:17 AM
Are you playing IL-2: Sturmovik or the new IL-2: Forgotten Battles? The former had this problem. The solution is to engage the auto-pilot...

Tully__
06-27-2003, 10:24 AM
Or if you like to fly the mission yourself and not use autopilot:

The lead plane gets nearly a minute headstart, that will put him up to 5km in front. He'll be cruising at about 300-330km/h, to catch him you need to be going faster.

The trick is to get your speed up to about 350km/h or more before trying to gain any altitude. Don't worry about matching altitude until you've caught up. You can climb, but keep it gentle so you don't lose any speed. If you follow this routine you should be caught up to your flight leader within 15-20km of takeoff (about 4 minutes).

Once you've caught up, you can use any excess speed to climb if your flight is still at a higher altitude than you. Don't cut throttle until you have matched both position and altitude.

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Tully

Cpt.LoneRanger
06-27-2003, 11:54 AM
In IL2FB AI cheats.

It doesn't get an overheat, no stalls, no blackouts/redouts and the advanced engine management doesn't count for them, too.

To put it in short:

They play on easy-settings - always..... =/


greets
Cpt.LoneRanger

Zayets
06-27-2003, 12:01 PM
Tully__ wrote:
- Or if you like to fly the mission yourself and not
- use autopilot:
-
- The lead plane gets nearly a minute headstart, that
- will put him up to 5km in front. He'll be cruising
- at about 300-330km/h, to catch him you need to be
- going faster.
-
- The trick is to get your speed up to about 350km/h
- or more before trying to gain any altitude. Don't
- worry about matching altitude until you've caught
- up. You can climb, but keep it gentle so you don't
- lose any speed. If you follow this routine you
- should be caught up to your flight leader within
- 15-20km of takeoff (about 4 minutes).
-
- Once you've caught up, you can use any excess speed
- to climb if your flight is still at a higher
- altitude than you. Don't cut throttle until you have
- matched both position and altitude.

Yes , I don't worry to much about the fact that I could not catch them , speaking here IL2 not FB , what's annoying me is that the stupid leader keeps swearing like a lumberjack whenever he remembers that I'm too far away from his arse. When I finally reach formation I can hardly keep myself not to empty all my guns in the muthafokker!
Thaanks God , in FB those stuffs are gone.
Speaking FB , what really pi$$ me off is the rear gunner. If I fly too close to the ground , or if I induce some more G's he complains like a sucker! .I hope we will have an option on disableing those stuffs!
Zayets out

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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 12:55 AM
A properly tirmmed plane does not have this problem. In addition, I have seen the AI stall, flat spin etc... it just takes a little longe than it does for us, but they do it too. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Message Edited on 06/27/0304:57PM by UCLANUPE

XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 01:03 AM
just controlled stalls /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 05:10 AM
the best way to catch the AI quickly is to "see saw", drop down into a shallow dive until you are redlining the aircraft, then pull up until you are climbing slightly above your squadmate. Then repeat as needed. same goes for gaining on an enemy aircraft. Sod whatever your AI leader or gunner says. /i/smilies/16x16_robot-very-happy.gif