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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 12:58 PM
Afternoon chaps.. just wondering about something.. after hearing an online conversation between a couple of players, i've taken to wondering whether i've been missing something..

Apparently.. you can get your plane to turn more tightly by changing one's j/stick settings in the game...

"The number mustn't be over 86" ??? i assume it's the yaw settings.. but i aint sure..

If this really is the case, it will lend a big advantage in online play.. Is there a big secret held by a select few? Or just BS?

XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 12:58 PM
Afternoon chaps.. just wondering about something.. after hearing an online conversation between a couple of players, i've taken to wondering whether i've been missing something..

Apparently.. you can get your plane to turn more tightly by changing one's j/stick settings in the game...

"The number mustn't be over 86" ??? i assume it's the yaw settings.. but i aint sure..

If this really is the case, it will lend a big advantage in online play.. Is there a big secret held by a select few? Or just BS?

XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 02:06 PM
Sounds like BS to me...you can probably get away with trimming the plane to increase turn radius and using flaps on some aircraft still seems to get a tighter turn...but beware when you try and level out with both of those http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 02:07 PM
I guess it´s the settings in joystick setup,those number witch range from 10 to 100 in orginal settings.Adjust these for all you axis to make your stick to be more or less sensetive in range to prevent stalling to easy by pusching to far.But I don´t thing you gain any thighter turn,cause all planes has it own speedlimit in wich you will stall.

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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 04:42 PM
I'd say it depends on what your setting are to begin with.

If your current settings prevent you from stalling the aircraft in any attitude with full deflection of the joystick, you may gain something from making the stick settings more sensitive.

If however, you can already stall the aircraft just by going full defelection (or less) on the stick, it's already as sensitive as it needs to be, so making it even more so won't help.

In short, you want your stick to be sensitive enough to give you full control surface deflection right around the point where your joystick is at full deflection.

Make your setting too "soft" and full back on the stick may only produce 1/2 or 3/4 deflection in the sim, which will make the aircraft easier and tamer to fly, but will also seriously harm your performance and ability to fight.