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XyZspineZyX
11-05-2003, 08:01 PM
I was wondering this on a particularly long, boring flight today. Sure it straightens view sight in Lufty planes, but what does it do in Allied? I pressed the buttons and... the plane shuddered - then EXPLODED!

Just J/K!

Actually, it gives you a CLOSER view! So if you are in nose view, trying to down a plane then you hit SHIFT-F1 it gets you even closer. Also with this on you can go to `WIDE OUT` view but it feels more like the standard cockpit view.

Basically, with this you get an extra 3 views in the cockpit!

I`ve flown this sim for ages and it`s the first time I noticed this. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

p.s. Only tested on I16 so far, will try others.

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Message Edited on 11/05/0307:03PM by SeaFireLIV

XyZspineZyX
11-05-2003, 08:01 PM
I was wondering this on a particularly long, boring flight today. Sure it straightens view sight in Lufty planes, but what does it do in Allied? I pressed the buttons and... the plane shuddered - then EXPLODED!

Just J/K!

Actually, it gives you a CLOSER view! So if you are in nose view, trying to down a plane then you hit SHIFT-F1 it gets you even closer. Also with this on you can go to `WIDE OUT` view but it feels more like the standard cockpit view.

Basically, with this you get an extra 3 views in the cockpit!

I`ve flown this sim for ages and it`s the first time I noticed this. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

p.s. Only tested on I16 so far, will try others.

"Tis better to work towards an Impossible Good, rather than a Possible Evil."

SeaFireLIV.
(Spitfire & Escape Whiner Member).


Message Edited on 11/05/0307:03PM by SeaFireLIV

XyZspineZyX
11-05-2003, 08:10 PM
Presing Shift F1 makes you lean into the gunsight a bit.

On some planes you need to do this for the graticule to fit onto the gunsight properly.

It's often very useful for looking round vertical cockpit struts, or keeping sight of planes when they are obscured by bits of the gunsight.

XyZspineZyX
11-05-2003, 08:11 PM
I always fly closer to the gunsight. And I use the zoom feature to aim my shots. It really helps accuracy...instead of the gunsight being a little dot it becomes a nice thick line.

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XyZspineZyX
11-05-2003, 08:13 PM
The angle of view doesn't change at all with the "shifted" views...
"Shifted" vuews are nothing more than.... shifted views: your virtual head changes position within the cockpit, but the field of view remains the same. you just lean forward, and sometimes right, to pick a better view on the gunsight. In some planes, noticeably the Germans and the Japanies, the gunsight is shifted to the side, therefore when aiming you must move your head accordingly.


Aero out

XyZspineZyX
11-05-2003, 08:16 PM
I always thought that it mimicked the head position when you want to aim through the gunsight. I therefore fly enroute takeoff and land in the regular view (head centered and back), but use shift-F1 when wanting to shoot or check six.

XyZspineZyX
11-05-2003, 08:20 PM
Shift+f1 simulates slight head movement of pilot.

For example, Fw-190 pilot head slightly move right and crouch. The reason? To see gunsight better.
For Russian and other allies, it's exactly same. LaGG-3 pilot's head slightly move ahead and concentrate on gunsight. (not right or left cause their gunsight is on center exactly.) They needed to move his head forward slightly to look through gunsight better.

Try this. If you are in normal(?) view, when you turn hard, reticle in gunsight move left to right. Sometimes it disappears. Reason : pilot don't concentrate his view(or head) on reticle. After toggle shift+f1, thou you move hard, reticle doesn't move that much. Reason : pilot crouch & moved his head forward and trying to keep his head and eyesight on reticle.

Although it seems like advantage only for allies, German also got advantage by this feature. When in 109 or 190, by toggling Shift+f1, I can see the object that was obscured by frame. This advantage is so huge that I assigend shift+f1 to my hatswitch. (I got TrackIR.)


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XyZspineZyX
11-05-2003, 09:13 PM
Using Shift+F1 also seems to make your head stiffer. Meaning it won't bounce around as much due to G-forces.

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adlabs6
11-05-2003, 10:11 PM
EvilBen wrote:
- Using Shift+F1 also seems to make your head stiffer.
- Meaning it won't bounce around as much due to
- G-forces.

That's right, I'd not realized this before, even though I'd seen it. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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