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moogiethefrog
05-08-2006, 05:54 PM
I Cant get a good speed and altitude at take off. what am i doing wrong? I hold the brakes, accelerate to full speed and release the brakes. I wait till im up in 160 km/h. then i start to pull the nose up. But i never get to any high speed, and when i switch the autopilot on, the plane suddenly starts to gain a LOT of speed. Seems weird to me, but im a newb http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif sooo help please, really enjoy the game but would like to learn what my problem is here.

Dew-Claw
05-08-2006, 05:58 PM
Trim
Trim
and then
more trim.
climb at your planes optimum speed and rate of climb.
try and get trimmed out so the plane does it without much stick input.
'viola' http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Hashmark13
05-08-2006, 06:27 PM
Raise your gear. Don't climb too steeply. Raise your flaps.. .. don't climb too much!

It's nothing spectacularly hard. Enjoy.

Taylortony
05-08-2006, 06:31 PM
yes the trim could do it, i also take it you have the gear and flaps fully up to, if you let go of the stick if it nose dives, climbs, rolls or yaws then you are out of trim and it will cause drag and slow you down, look at the ball in the turn slip indicator and make sure the ball is in the middle as well as the pointer..... see http://www.allstar.fiu.edu/aero/turnandslipindicator.htm


also try using engine boost if it has it (W Key) and retract up the radiator gills, but don't run with these set all the time or you will boil over quicker than a Mod when you mention Bonty Box.......


excellent guides on flying the game here

http://www.airwarfare.com/guides.htm

http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/il2guide/guidecontents.htm (http://people.ee.ethz.ch/%7Echapman/il2guide/guidecontents.htm)

MLudner
05-08-2006, 06:35 PM
What aircraft?

Set your prop pitch to 100%.

Fuel Mixture to 100 - 120%.

One some aircraft one or both are automatic, but on others they are not. If they are manual and set too low then you will experience just what you are describing.

WTE_Galway
05-08-2006, 06:40 PM
stay on the ground longer before rotating then lift gear and flaps instantly

even then keep the nose down until the speed gets up

best climb speed for many planes is 300 kmh plus

if you try and climb before speed gets up you will just hang there at low speed with your nose in tha air overheating the engine

Dew-Claw
05-08-2006, 07:28 PM
If you have a favorite bird, do some research on it.
find its top speed, best rate of climb, ect.
This sim does a pretty good job of staying close to those numbers.

I've found my skills increase a bit when I stay in that envelope.

VW-IceFire
05-08-2006, 08:18 PM
Originally posted by moogiethefrog:
I Cant get a good speed and altitude at take off. what am i doing wrong? I hold the brakes, accelerate to full speed and release the brakes. I wait till im up in 160 km/h. then i start to pull the nose up. But i never get to any high speed, and when i switch the autopilot on, the plane suddenly starts to gain a LOT of speed. Seems weird to me, but im a newb http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif sooo help please, really enjoy the game but would like to learn what my problem is here.
160 is a bit low for most types of aircraft...particularly the late war uber planes. Depends on what your flying. 160 may be fine for a Wildcat but a little too low for a Corsair for instance.

Alot of new pilots think that flaps down, nose high gains them plenty of altitude. This achieves the opposite. You want to have a shallow climb with a speed of 250 through 400 (depends on the aircraft) to achieve best climb with your flaps set to the normal position (i.e. they aren't hanging down in any way).

Good luck!

Bearcat99
05-09-2006, 07:41 AM
160kph is only about 100 mph.... in many planes thats enough.. but if I were you Id check the prop pitch and give it slight up trim... and a tad more speed. This sim has a steeplearning curve.. so dont thin that something is wrong or that you are unique in that repect... it is normal.. just practice it you will get it. I find that opening up a dogfight while off line is a good way to practice this... you can pick any plane and pratcice bombing... drop your load.. land hit refly do it again and again.. that way you can gain practice taking off with different loads as well and the ground attack.

B16Enk
05-09-2006, 07:51 AM
I hold the brakes, accelerate to full speed and release the brakes.

Brakes err...slow you down.

You should find no requirement for brakes during take off roll, only during taxiing.

As guys have said above apply throttle smoothly, especially when tail still dragging, let tail come up increase throttle to 100% and add War boost (MW80 boost should be applied before throttle up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) keep nose down to aid acceleration.

If you use the whole runway length you can easily exceed 230+ kph in some aircraft http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I often confuse it when writing, rarely when flying, but it is MW80 on D9 and later 109's?

domenlovrec
05-09-2006, 08:07 AM
I allways push stick forward when taking off untill i reach about 200km/h.

But taking off in Ju88 is the most difficult when you have 2Ӕ2000 bombs. You'll have to use whole runway...