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07-27-2007, 05:48 PM
Has anyone been able to bring Yak-15's engine up to redline?

07-27-2007, 05:48 PM
Has anyone been able to bring Yak-15's engine up to redline?

07-27-2007, 06:43 PM

sorry thats a lie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

07-27-2007, 06:48 PM
I've left a red line up in the sky because of the Yak-15's engine, if that's what you mean.

07-27-2007, 08:39 PM
just making sure it wasn't me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

07-27-2007, 10:28 PM
Having flown this bird quite a bit while making my template for the skins I released at Flying Legends, I learned that just like any airplane, you need to know how to fight in this thing. Rule number 1, do not play by the same rules you use for the prop engined fighters because your the slow jet fighter here. Number 2 is to be sure your above of your opponent always. If your below him, do not engage, get above him and most important, use your team mates as the Yak-15 works best in a team format.

When you get tailed by say a Ta-183, your best friend is your team mates again. But while they are doing what they can, you can also make a dive to get away if you do several things while in that dive.
1 when diving, make sure you do not dive in a straight line. Change your direction and even pull up some. Your goal here is to throw off his aim so he dont hit you. Always watch your tail!

He's gonna always be faster than you and because he dont have any air brakes like the MiG-15 and F-86 does. Neither do you, so watch your airspeed.
Once you get him to pass you, be ready to flip your plane around and go full throttle down after him and pump a second of cannon in front of him as his speed will be great and that's how ya gonna get him.

Takes trial and error to get this technique to work against the Ta-183. When the enemy begins his pull up, that's when your buddies should be in position to bounce this guy with them on the way down while the Ta-183 is gaining for height he lost going after you.

That's how I work the Yak-15 when I'm in the driver's seat and I'm sure others have some other ways as well. Bottom line is, patience, practice and persistance. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

07-28-2007, 05:51 AM
Thanks for the advise. My real question, though poorly worded, was the maximum RPM of the engine.It seems no matter the throttle position, the engine will not acheive max as indicated by gauge. Any ideas?

07-28-2007, 08:36 AM
It may be a good thing that you're not reaching max RPM. I really don't know about this plane's engine performance but it looks like they grabbed whatever gauge they could find to represent the various bits and pieces and stuck them in the cockpit on these early jets. Max RPM might mean compressor blade failure or something nasty like that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif