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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 12:35 AM
Ever since I got FB in March, I had always assumed that I could not play on-line. Thanks to crazyivan who pointed out that I could play with dial-up, I had my first try today at on-line play.


What a brand new dimension! I just love it.


I crashed many times on take-off but eventually got airborne. I didn't get shot down but crashed many times from spins, engine overheats etc. I got close to shooting down a number of planes and know that I will eventually be successful.


If you are a dummy like me and haven't tried on-line yet, I suggest you try it. I thought FB was great off-line....... but this is Nirvana.

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 12:35 AM
Ever since I got FB in March, I had always assumed that I could not play on-line. Thanks to crazyivan who pointed out that I could play with dial-up, I had my first try today at on-line play.


What a brand new dimension! I just love it.


I crashed many times on take-off but eventually got airborne. I didn't get shot down but crashed many times from spins, engine overheats etc. I got close to shooting down a number of planes and know that I will eventually be successful.


If you are a dummy like me and haven't tried on-line yet, I suggest you try it. I thought FB was great off-line....... but this is Nirvana.

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 03:17 AM
blairgowrie wrote:
- I crashed many times on take-off but eventually got
- airborne. I didn't get shot down but crashed many
- times from spins, engine overheats etc. I got close
- to shooting down a number of planes and know that I
- will eventually be successful.

hehe better than my first experience online....thought it was free for all and flamed my teammate /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 03:38 AM
yeah I still remember my fist time online vividly, and I used dial up for a long time successfully by the way, it was a DF map with all differnt planes mixing it up.

Just the thought I playing with folks from all over the world in real time is pretty cool, forget what game it is.

Its good crazy helped you out, hes a good pilot and you couldnt asked for assistance from a better guy.

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 03:43 AM
sorry for my multiple avatars, was obviously having posting problems, kind of similar to my flying abilities /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 03:50 AM
Bravo blairgowrie!

and bravo Crazy Ivan

and bravo on-line play!


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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 03:52 AM
I had owned the IL2 (original) demo for a few months before I bought FB, and had been playing the QMB nonstop, so I was decent when I got online. I was a straight turn&burner, though, with no tactic other that "point at them with the gun barrels and press fire." Still, I could takeoff, manage my engine, avoid stalls, land damaged aircraft . . . so I wasn't hopeless.

Heh, i remember my first kill.

I was flying along in a Hurri Mk IIc, and this yak or La got on my tail and shot out my elevators and engine, so I was just coasting, slowly pitching down . . anyway, it fleww right over me, and I dropped my flaps . . . which gave me enough upward pitch to bring him into my crosshairs. I tore his wing off with my 4 20's, and then, due to low speed, my plane snaprolled and pulled a stuka into the forest.

I still got the kill, tho!

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 01:51 PM
Good to hear I am not the only one to have multiple problems with first time playing on-line.

One thing that did puzzle me was the number of times I couldn't take off because engine became "inoperable" half way down the runway. I tried with radiator open, radiator closed, apllying power slowly and progressively, switched aircraft but it still happened frequently.

I think it might be caused by not holding the tail down long enough and the prop digs in, or prop pitch or drifting off the active runway.

Any input would be appreciated.

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 02:03 PM
Welcome to the addiction...

It's worse than crack!

Give it up while you are still sane!

OR.. You will eventually be like the rest of us.. heh

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 02:54 PM
And probably more expensive than crack with all the money I have spent in the last six months on my system!

Any ideas on engine inoperable?

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 05:08 PM
Welcome to the online flying, all the other stuff is just for training and tactics testing.....about the engine, which crate were you flying?
S! nightnight

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 05:15 PM
Blairgowrie wrote:

"One thing that did puzzle me was the number of times I couldn't take off because engine became "inoperable" half way down the runway. I tried with radiator open, radiator closed, apllying power slowly and progressively, switched aircraft but it still happened frequently."

welcome to online! Fantastic ain't it?!

It sounds like you have your prop pitch on manual (not auto) and are over-revving your engine on take-off because the prop pitch is too fine (at or near 100%)... the 109s are especially prone to this.
The russian planes (I'd recommend Yak-7 or [horrors] the La(me) 7) to start off with-

Cheers /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 06:39 PM
Hi CG. Haven't chatted for a while. Since we last talked I got upgrade done and have since overclocked my Barton 3000+ to 2.4g. Its rock solid and I love it.

I tried a FW190A-8, a ME 262 and finally a La-7. I had the most success with the La-7.

I didn't do any settings on prop pitch so it was most likely that which burnt out the engine. We have a rain forecast here for the next couple of days so I will stay inside and try out some other aircraft including the Yak-7 as you have suggested.

Did you ever find someone to give you block time? There is a grass strip near here with all kinds of aircraft parked there. It is a private field. I could make some enquiries if you wish and get phone numbers if there is any interest.

And thanks for responding nightnight. Any other tips would be appreciated.

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 07:20 PM
blairgowrie wrote:
- Hi CG. Haven't chatted for a while. Since we last
- talked I got upgrade done and have since overclocked
- my Barton 3000+ to 2.4g. Its rock solid and I love
- it.

I bet- that's a sweet rig! We have the same MoBo (A7N8X deluxe), IIRC.

- I tried a FW190A-8, a ME 262 and finally a La-7. I
- had the most success with the La-7.
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- I didn't do any settings on prop pitch so it was
- most likely that which burnt out the engine. We have
- a rain forecast here for the next couple of days so
- I will stay inside and try out some other aircraft
- including the Yak-7 as you have suggested.

Oops... I meant Yak 3 (must have been thinking of La-7 when typing). I've just started using the engine control management so I can't give too much advice there--- Mudmovers.com has a comprehensive site with advice specific to ECM, you should check it out.

With Prop Pitch on Auto I've never burnt the engine (I pop the radio fully open on take-off and don't shut it except when engaging in a dogfight); I rarely go past 100% power and never stay on it for more than a minute.
Perhaps that's part of the problem?

In a 109 with ECM and manual prop settings I'm prone to ruining my engine in about 20 secs if I'm not very careful... so I really shouldn't offer any suggestions there; maybe someone with more experience can help you out.

- Did you ever find someone to give you block time?

unfortunately not- I've checked out a couple of co-ownership deals but my finances are wanting (getting married in August) so I'm going to get checked out at Toronto City Centre again and just fly once a month to stay rated;

Cheers, /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 09:18 PM
Thanks CG. I'll head off to Mudovers and have a look.

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 11:06 PM
Just finished an onother on-line session and I think I have figured out a couple of things.

I didn't release the brakes before and that makes it difficult to steer and take off. Once I figured that out my take-offs were no problem.

Then once airborne, I discovered my flaps were still lowered as I kept pressing V instead of F. I found that out when I went to an external view. Once I pressed the right key it sure helped put speed on the plane and made combat a lot easier.

What a goof!

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 11:49 PM
someone might have also said this too but the 109s with water/methonal, if you engage this with engines running high you will quickly destroy the engine. start wep first with engine off or at 0 then rever er up.


good luck flying!!

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 11:57 PM
Thanks for that info johann63. Someone else said the 109 was easy to blow an engine.

I have a good friend who flew 109's in WW2 so I may ask him about the engine.

I do like on-line!