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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 03:27 PM
Many planes have a gunsight that "floats" to help you make deflection shots. I have had difficulty making deflection shots using these sights, it is almost easier for me to use the "fixed" gunsight. Any advice on how to use this sight? Does it only work at at gun convergence distance when you are only slightly banked? Is there a way to turn the "floating" sight into a "fixed" sight?


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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 03:27 PM
Many planes have a gunsight that "floats" to help you make deflection shots. I have had difficulty making deflection shots using these sights, it is almost easier for me to use the "fixed" gunsight. Any advice on how to use this sight? Does it only work at at gun convergence distance when you are only slightly banked? Is there a way to turn the "floating" sight into a "fixed" sight?


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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 03:29 PM
Shift+F1?

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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 04:07 PM
Turn off head movement in the difficulty panel.

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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 05:17 PM
The sight is not floating, it is caused by your headmovement inside the aircraft.

Shift+F1 will place you in gunsight mode where you pilot is deliberately looking thru the sight and doesn't 'bob' around.

Shift + F1 take you back out of this view and into the normal view.

However I just got used to the normal view and how to shoot without the still sight so I keep it that way.

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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 05:46 PM
Very helpful answer. Thanks!

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ShadowHawk__
08-21-2003, 07:39 PM
Must not fly too many LW aircraft eh cragger? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif Offset sights can be tough to use when you aren't looking through them /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 09:19 PM
Yes and no, while its pretty hard to do without hitting Shift+1 in the 262 because it changes height as well you can do it in the 109 fairly successfully as well as the 190 to

a lesser degree because the height doesn't change much. None at all on the 109 actually, you just have to learn that the sight is centered about 1 inch to the left of the horizontal line left on the projector glass http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Generally though I do use the Shift+1 when flying Lufftwaffe aircraft, although thats not an often occurance in FB right now.

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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 09:53 PM
LMAO/i/smilies/16x16_robot-very-happy.gif FLOATING GUNSIGHT!!!!LOL/i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif ...oh j/k.......I thout it 2 when I sterted to play,,but that was alotng time ago....I'm playing here sinse 1 IL2.../i/smilies/16x16_robot-surprised.gif :/i/smilies/16x16_robot-wink.gif

XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 10:19 PM
there is a real time lapse between proper lead shown by the gunsight and the time it takes the sight to settle to that position . if not settled you dont have a proper gun deflect and will miss. Try to anticipate one seconds time in advance where foe will be, where you will be and where sight will be. this one second time frame will do wonders for you.

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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 10:44 PM
The sight does "float", you see this because of the fact that the gunsight is focused at "near infinity." If you move your head over too far, the target sight completely disappears. The image is not produced at the gunsight but rather, at some really far distance ahead of the aircraft.

This is required because it eliminates angular error generated by the amount the angle between your head and the sight deviates from 0 degrees in all axes. It forces you to keep your head centered in front of the site and its easier this way because you don't need to keep determining whether or not your head is centered.

The way the sight is focused has nothing to do with convergence. Convergence adjusts to make the bullets meet at the crosshairs and make the trajectory hit at the level of the crosshairs at the given convergence distance.