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Texan...
02-09-2006, 11:32 AM
For me the wobble is gone, and planes like the F4U, P51 and P47 are once again going to be fun to fly. Gunnery is now stable and with coordinated rudder movements allowed now that the pendulum yaw problem is gone, you can actually skillfully track and hit moving targets.

Also, the .50cal tracers have been fixed. You can now see them firing out in a nice stream and long range .50cal shots are again possible.

4.03 is good news for Allied players for sure, since we've had to put up with the bizarre quirks of 4.02 for awhile now. Thanks 1C for addressing the various issues.

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Waldo.Pepper
02-09-2006, 11:39 AM
The Mossie taxis like the HE-111, and has no rockets. (maybe this version really didn't haven't looked it up yet - but this makes anti-shipping strikes on the Norway mapa a bit of a bust!) She is exceptionally fast!!!

I don't think anyone is going to become an ace in any of the Italian birds. So far to me they all seem to fly like neutred Hiens,

The Raiden is nice but seems slow so far.

I think my wife (who has not played the game for a minute) could fly and land the Dornier quite well. It is on rails and is a breeze to fly.

The Ju-88 is really nice! Love those curtains! Only flew it empty so far but it handles really well.

Haven't teid the new K4 or the A5. The Spitfire is a little bit faster... but nothing to write home about.

'tis a really nice update. Thanks once again Oleg and Co. and all the volunteer plane developers. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Tooz_69GIAP
02-09-2006, 11:48 AM
The Mossie handles like the Beaufighter, cept it's faster, and a bit more manouvreable. It slips and slides all over the place!! Since 4.02, I have hated flying the Beau, and now the Mossie flies just the same way!! Argh!!

On the other hand, the Pfeil is very cool!!! Solid as a rock, fast, and pretty manouvreable.

Tempest is how I expected it: solid platform, energy dogfighter, although tis a wee bit slow I feel.

The J2M3 rocks! Kicked the ****e out of 4 Hellcats and 4 Corsairs without too much trouble!!

The MC.205 is niiiice!! Flies nice, although isn't the greatest dogfighter. Took on 4 Spit VIII's and 4 Spit IX's and I struggled, but the guns on the thing are excellent!! I got two Spits to explode in front of me from a 1 sec burst!! Me likes!

I'm off to play some more!!

uglyohyeah
02-09-2006, 11:50 AM
Arado?

waffen-79
02-09-2006, 11:56 AM
WTF Arado? which one?

BirdieNum-nums
02-09-2006, 12:07 PM
There is no Arado. I'm sure he was refering to the Dornier Do-335. Not Arado. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

I want to see some action screenshots of the new birds!!! Especially Mossie and said Do-335.

Pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gifI`m still at work until 5:00 pm. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

domenlovrec
02-09-2006, 12:09 PM
Bf-109 - increased maneuverability;


Didn't see that. Increased maneuverability at low speed. Didn't see nothing wrong with that. I'll just have to learn again how to fly it. High speed: still like heavy tank. So, nothing good to me in this patch. btw Ju88 looks sharp

AH_Gonzo
02-09-2006, 12:14 PM
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So far I'm really impressed with the new patch. The only change that I've noticed so far apart from those mentioned above is the way the twin engined aircraft in the game handle. They seem a lot heavier, control surface wise, than they use to be.

Great stuff... but back to playing. Erm, I mean testing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

AH_Gonzo
02-09-2006, 12:17 PM
Oh yeah....

The modeling on the Do-335 is top notch! They even have the pilot ejection sequence correct. First the rear prop, then the tail, and finaly the pilot.

Maybe low flying in the thing isn't such a good idea!

slipBall
02-09-2006, 12:29 PM
The 1o9's maneverability seems more responsive, also the roll rate seems to have decreased by 1 1/2 seconds. Has anybody noticed that the engine RPM's, don't match the engine sound on new aircraft. Seems like you have to throttle back 40% to hear a sound change. Also I can't seam to move on runway with Tempest, no takeoff for me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif SlipBall ( I was only following orders )
Originally posted by domenlovrec:
Bf-109 - increased maneuverability;


Didn't see that. Increased maneuverability at low speed. Didn't see nothing wrong with that. I'll just have to learn again how to fly it. High speed: still like heavy tank. So, nothing good to me in this patch. btw Ju88 looks sharp

TheGozr
02-09-2006, 12:35 PM
I rather not say.

Wolfred
02-09-2006, 12:45 PM
Have anynone tried fly the mossie with only
one engine, i cant do that i must do something wrong.

jimDG
02-09-2006, 12:50 PM
-bf109 seem to have lighter controls
-Mossie accelerates like nothing - fighter like in all respects exept roll. And you cant go wrong wit 4x.50 and 4x20mm + extra ammunition loadout.
-fw190 A5 1.65 ata accelerates extremely well too (unlike other fw190s), tried to turn fight with some spits (and in fw190A9 too) - but I cant say much - the AI is easily owed anyway.
-do335 is a bit disapointing in handling - BnZ stuff i guess would suit it best.
-MC202s feel balanced - no nasty quirks or exeptional qualities- bit like a bf109F i'd say.
Good guns though, and they make a fancy sound http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

I didnt feel much change in the wobbling/stability aspect of the bf109, and 'Stang. fw190 seems to be a bit more stable. Tempest was extremely unstable - quite hard to shoot in that thing, and it tends to flip on its back in hard turns fw190like (but this one I tested with 100% fuel so I could be wrong)

mavd24
02-09-2006, 01:14 PM
Definatly want to see some pics. I stuck at work countinf seconds till 5:00. This Is torture set up some pics for the unlucky fools stuck in an office Do 335 and what ever else

carguy_
02-09-2006, 01:42 PM
My first online sortie in Do335 was rather stupid I got excited and in trouble ofcourse.Spit flamed my engine though I kept flying with it for like 3minutes(bug?) until I realised the plane has extinguishers.Cool heheh

Longpo
02-09-2006, 01:48 PM
I love the Tempest and the P38 feels abit nicer in turns than it did before.

But is it just me or are the 50s on the P38J still sychned while they are unsynched on the other versions?

CruiseTorpedo
02-09-2006, 01:58 PM
But is it just me or are the 50s on the P38J still sychned while they are unsynched on the other versions?

I think it's just harder to notice since there's only four of them and they're all in the nose but they look desynced to me.

Deadmeat313
02-09-2006, 02:03 PM
My first sortie in a Tempest showcased its excellent damage model. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d119/deadmeat313/Tempest.jpg

T.

Jaws2002
02-09-2006, 02:04 PM
-P47 is way more stable at all speeds.
-.50's fixed
-New FW-190A5 at 1.65 ATA can't maintain that boost pressure. If you turn it drops to 1.4. In level flight is there, but anything at slow speed or turning eats the boost.
-The new K4 turns and rolls like a demon.
-Mossie is sweet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif
-Tempest feels a bit unstable.
-All the planes are more stable and easier to trim.
-Do-335 is a monster and it can carry a 1000kg bomb http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif Mk-103 Pwns hard. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

The new 3d models and cockpits are a work of art. Great going.
Great patch gents. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JSG72
02-09-2006, 03:17 PM
Well1 Played first QMB.
DO 335 V. 2x Tempest. Shot down both.
But noticed that the old style Water=2 was gone.
Bah! used to like that setting too!
A well Water=3 now and adjust other settings to suit.
Can't even run my old tracks now to compare1

Anyways.
Other than that All else is sweet ATMO!
109 k C3 caught and Blew Mossie vi
Macchi v tomahawks; Nice little dogfight there!
Ju 88 Fine by Me!

Oh and IL2 MAT will have to be updated I guess?

ploughman
02-09-2006, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by Deadmeat313:
My first sortie in a Tempest showcased its excellent damage model. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d119/deadmeat313/Tempest.jpg

T.

Note stopped prop and leakage on Luft Fan boy.

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