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Avont29
08-28-2006, 01:58 PM
hey, im getting kill and everything im getting better, but i just started flying on servers with harder difficulty, like no externals and padlock, icons, etc.

i have some questions, someone said that changing the prop pitch is like a manual transmission ona car, you switch gears, well when do i change prop *****, i know its more manueverable that way.

also, what is recon static cameras or whatever?
how do i use them


finally, my map doesn't have letters at the top, only numbers on the side, so i can't tell friendlys where i am, i tried zooming nothing works.

Taylortony
08-28-2006, 02:06 PM
See we told you it would come together........ on the map put the mouse over it can click it will zoom in then out so you can see them, cant remember which button though lol, just keep clicking to get back to the size you want...........

when you are reving the proverbials out it you are in the wrong gear so to speak http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Avont29
08-28-2006, 02:13 PM
i already tried zooming, nothing works, i had seen it before, hmm, but i bet it is when i played the regular old IL2 sturmovik, i dunno, but i click and drag and everything, but i never seen the letters at the top

Bearcat99
08-28-2006, 02:38 PM
************************ sigh.

Put your cursor on the map and R&L click at the same time... move the map so you can see the entire map. You should have a brown border on all 4 sides. If you would use some of the resources readily at your disposal you would save yourself a lot of ..... time.

Avont29
08-28-2006, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
************************ sigh.


you didn't have to reply to this thread if it bothered you THAT much, someone would have helped

Taylortony
08-28-2006, 02:57 PM
Ahhh the impudence of youth http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Lol

x6BL_Brando
08-28-2006, 03:02 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
************************ sigh.



you didn't have to reply to this thread if it bothered you THAT much, someone would have helped

I think he's politely saying
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v458/brando6BL/smiley.gif

I'm just not polite http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

B.

Treetop64
08-28-2006, 04:07 PM
S'up, Avont.

On Prop Pitch: When in an active combat situation your prop pitch should be set at 100%. Period. NEVER touch the pitch when you are actively trying to kill someone, or if someone else is trying to kill you.

Yes, adjusting the prop pitch is like shifting gears in an automobile. This is only practical when cruising to and from the combat area, however. When you decrease the prop pitch, you lower the RPMs of the engine and conserve fuel, as well as decreasing the rate of wear and tear of the engine (not modelled in this sim, though) while maintaining good speed in cruise configuration.

This works in conjunction with the throttle and mixture settings, contingent upon the altitude you're flying and the egine management capabilities of the particular aircraft you're flying.

Most American fighter aircraft cruised at 2100 RPM (1700-1900 RPM in economy cruise settings), while many German machines were equipped with an auto-management system that automatically adjusted the prop and mixture settings in flight, with provision to manually adjust these settings if needed. Not sure of the specifics of Russian fighters, though they were known to have a comparitively high workload for the pilot as everything was manually adjusted (radiator, mixture, prop, throttle, supercharger). This was true even for the late-war models (La-7s, etc.).

Avont29
08-28-2006, 06:44 PM
thanks treetop, what exavlt is a supercharger anyway? inknow how to use it, just wanna know why it exists, it some turbo booster rigt

carguy_
08-28-2006, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by Avont29:
nothing works.

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TeufelHund84
08-28-2006, 07:02 PM
Avont I believe superchargers are used to force more air into the engine so that it can continue to run properly. This becomes an issue when you are flying at higher altitudes and the air becomes thinner, requiring you to shove more into the engine. It's not so much a power boost as it is a keep-you-running-at-optimal-conditions boost.

But I am still a noob yet so I'm sure our fine community will correct any and all errors I've made.

JG7_Rall
08-28-2006, 07:44 PM
Don't mind bearcat -- if someone doesn't use his almighty "Sturmovik Essentials" thread, there will be h3ll to pay!!!

LStarosta
08-28-2006, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by JG7_Rall:
Don't mind bearcat -- if someone doesn't use his almighty "Sturmovik Essentials" thread, there will be h3ll to pay!!!

For...sure...

AH_BlueKestral
08-28-2006, 09:26 PM
S! all.

I like this explanation I found at Airwarfare.com (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_cem.htm) Found through using the Essentials thread. Don't knock it, you just have to click and read. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Avont29
08-28-2006, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by AH_BlueKestral:
S! all.

I like this explanation I found at Airwarfare.com (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_cem.htm) Found through using the Essentials thread. Don't knock it, you just have to click and read. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

THANKS that helped me a lot

Bearcat99
08-28-2006, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG7_Rall:
Don't mind bearcat -- if someone doesn't use his almighty "Sturmovik Essentials" thread, there will be h3ll to pay!!!

For...sure... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gifThis has nothing to do with the Essentials thread... Avont... knows what I am talking about.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Treetop64
08-28-2006, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by TeufelHund84:
Avont I believe superchargers are used to force more air into the engine so that it can continue to run properly. This becomes an issue when you are flying at higher altitudes and the air becomes thinner, requiring you to shove more into the engine. It's not so much a power boost as it is a keep-you-running-at-optimal-conditions boost.

But I am still a noob yet so I'm sure our fine community will correct any and all errors I've made.

No. You've pretty much nailed it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

R988z
08-29-2006, 04:25 AM
Prop pitch effect varies with different aircraft I find. I usually like to set it to about 85% in most types after takeoff and climb to altitude, but others especially the Typhoon seem to do better with it much lower, like 65-70%, it actually seems to go much faster that way.

I also find myself adjust the pitch constantly even during a fight, if you are diving for example I drop it down a couple of notches as this can squeeze a touch more speed out of some aircraft, it also helps you run at full throttle a bit longer without overheating, which is good when running away.

Think of 100% pitch like first gear, good for climbing up steep hills and acceleration, then dropping it further down is like shifting into higher gears for cruise or high speed straight line stuff.