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juryman03
11-27-2006, 11:53 AM
Best I can tell, from comparisons against the speedbar, the F4U-1D's airspeed indicator reads in MPH, and the F6F-5 reads in knots. Is that the way it was in real life? It would seem for a Navy pilot, if everything around you is happening in knots, it would be pretty confusing and potentially dangerous, to have to be constantly making the conversion from MPH to knots.

XyZspineZyX
11-27-2006, 02:20 PM
Corsair reads in knots, not MPH.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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11-27-2006, 06:25 PM
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juryman03
11-27-2006, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by Skunk241981:
Corsair reads in knots, not MPH.

Are you saying the Corsair reads in knots in real life or in the game, or both?

juryman03
11-28-2006, 05:14 AM
As they say in (American) football, "After further review, the ruling on the field is overturned."

I was wrong. The Corsair's airspeed indicator does read in knots.

I've been flying the Corsair for months now, and had never paid any attention to the inner scale on the airspeed indicator. I've been assuming that once you hit 200, it just wound around again, using the outer scale, and it was the pilot's job to know whether he was going 0+ or 200+ MPH.

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BartReurts
12-02-2006, 01:19 AM
I always feel how my plane responds.
To fast wil he start to vybrate .
To slow wil the stick give less respose.
After a lot of practice you will see and feel
what and when you have the right speed without
ever looking at your speedgauge.
Flying cat

Antoninus
12-02-2006, 01:35 AM
Compared to the speed bar the airspeed indicator does neither display the IAS correctly in knots nor mph. In some tests I've once done I've found the cockpit gauge to be more accurate compared with the converted speed from the no cockpit view TAS gauge. Tested this at several altitudes with IAS/TAS conversion chart that came with FB, but with an older version.

In 4.04m F2A-2, SBD-3, -4, F6F-3, F6F-5 airspeed indicator seems to potray speed in KIAS as the speedbar.

F4F-4 and FM-2, speed gauge act in the same way as in Corsairs
F4F-3 same speed gauge as in the Corsairs and the other Wildcats but speed is displayed in mph as in the speedbar.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Crash_Moses
12-02-2006, 06:41 AM
Originally posted by BartReurts:
I always feel how my plane responds.
To fast wil he start to vybrate .
To slow wil the stick give less respose.
After a lot of practice you will see and feel
what and when you have the right speed without
ever looking at your speedgauge.
Flying cat

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M2morris
12-02-2006, 06:01 PM
Originally posted by Crash_Moses:
Yup, and when all the change falls out of my pockets I know I'm flying upside down... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif
That sort of reminds me of the time me and my brother stopped for coffee while out in his RV4, we took off while both of us still had our coffees in hand, and he did a roll but we never spilled a drop because of the way he did it!

Nimits
12-02-2006, 08:56 PM
The 1G roll. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Nice . . .

M2morris
12-02-2006, 11:29 PM
Originally posted by Nimits:
The 1G roll. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Nice . . .
Hey Nimits, I'm thinking of buying a trackIR as a Christmas gift for myself, do you have any suggestions? Right now, and as always for years, I am using the cooly hat and mouse to look around. I am totally a trackIR nooob. Thanks for any advice. <S>

Jimi-46
12-03-2006, 07:43 AM
M2morris:
My sugggestion is just buy it. I bought it and in a while I got used to it and now can't do without it. Some say u need some 10 minutes to start feeling comfortable with the feel of TrackIR, but it took me about a week of 1 hour per day flying to really got the feeling. I dont get lost anymore. It is probably the best investment in computer tehnology for me.

M2morris
12-04-2006, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by Jimi-46:
M2morris:
My sugggestion is just buy it. I bought it and in a while I got used to it and now can't do without it. Some say u need some 10 minutes to start feeling comfortable with the feel of TrackIR, but it took me about a week of 1 hour per day flying to really got the feeling. I dont get lost anymore. It is probably the best investment in computer tehnology for me.
Thanks, I will do that.