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Mal_Dale
12-01-2004, 02:12 AM
G'Day All,
Even though I've bound a key to raise my seat (tried both on my HOTAS Cougar and the keyboard) the **** thing won't move.
I understand that it will only work (1) In certain aircraft (I've tried in the Hellcat and Corsair) and (2) only when view is set to wide angle - but still no joy!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
What could I be doing wrong?

Waldo.Pepper
12-01-2004, 02:13 AM
Do you have the top down?

ckur
12-01-2004, 02:23 AM
Make sure you have opened the canopy before tying to raise the seat. At least Corsair has this landing view, though then you cant see the cauges anymore.

Mal_Dale
12-01-2004, 02:28 AM
Sorry guys, yes of course I should have mentioned, the canopy IS open!!
It's something more than that.

Akronnick
12-01-2004, 03:12 AM
What Version Are you Using?

Mal_Dale
12-01-2004, 03:25 AM
It's version 3.01, merged IL2-AEP-(BOE)-PF

Athosd
12-01-2004, 03:49 AM
Its not the wide view that is required - your gunsight must be in the default mode.
Hit shift-F1 and then try raising the seat.

Cheers

Athos

Tully__
12-01-2004, 03:53 AM
Athosd got it, it's not the wide view but the "Toggle Gunsight" control that is the key.

JG53Frankyboy
12-01-2004, 04:06 AM
and not to forgett, only
Corsair
Wildcat
A6M

have this option, not the Hellcat for example

Mal_Dale
12-01-2004, 04:45 AM
Thanks for all your help guys. It worked a treat!
Just to let you know, I applied the procedure as suggested and completed my first ever successful circuit off a carrier http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
(Well, it was with 25% fuel and I bent the prop on the landing, but what the hell! They can fix me up a new prop below decks and I'll be ready to roll again any minute now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif)

x__CRASH__x
12-01-2004, 11:17 AM
The problem with the Zero is that the seat raises so far up that I am unable to effectively judge hieght anymore. If I am normal in the seat everything is fine and I can trap with little problem. If I am sitting up, I always float it too high and bolter.

Waldo.Pepper
12-01-2004, 11:31 AM
I never while flying/landing use the seat up position. I think the only time I have used it is to help place my plane on the carrier deck when you want to end up on the elevator, or near the edge.

I think that the raised seat position is poorly implemented and a bogus feature to help people land.

hobnail
12-01-2004, 03:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:
The problem with the Zero is that the seat raises so far up that I am unable to effectively judge hieght anymore. If I am normal in the seat everything is fine and I can trap with little problem. If I am sitting up, I always float it too high and bolter. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
You pretty much have to block out or "ignore" the nose of your aircraft when using this view otherwise you get disorientated. The top of the front canopy is pretty much on the centreline, so use that to judge attitude.

x__CRASH__x
12-01-2004, 09:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hobnail:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:
The problem with the Zero is that the seat raises so far up that I am unable to effectively judge hieght anymore. If I am normal in the seat everything is fine and I can trap with little problem. If I am sitting up, I always float it too high and bolter. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
You pretty much have to block out or "ignore" the nose of your aircraft when using this view otherwise you get disorientated. The top of the front canopy is pretty much on the centreline, so use that to judge attitude. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I'm much off just "ignoring" the feature all together. My landings are "OK 3 WIRE" without it. I'll just stick to the smart stuff.