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mrblues81
01-18-2005, 07:30 PM
Hey could u please give me some pointers about taking of from cariers, i have a problem with the F4U i am doing everything the same way as they are doing in the training track but still leave the deck at 120 while the PC does that at 160

What the heck?

Thanks

mrblues81
01-18-2005, 07:30 PM
Hey could u please give me some pointers about taking of from cariers, i have a problem with the F4U i am doing everything the same way as they are doing in the training track but still leave the deck at 120 while the PC does that at 160

What the heck?

Thanks

ruskka
01-18-2005, 08:08 PM
Don't know why you are having problems mate, I am a very average fly jockey. All I do is:
1. Full Throttle
2. Flaps to takeoff
3. Remove the chocks ensuring wheel brakes are not locked.
4. Lift her gently into the wild blue yonder.

Good luck.

cueceleches
01-19-2005, 01:38 AM
First of all, if you have patch 3.03 installed, it is almost impossible to take off, so get the latest 3.04. I found that the only way to take off from a carrier with 3.03 is with autopilot on.
3.04 works just fine as long as I´ve been able to test it. I used a F6F5 with every possible load, and no problems at all to take off.

SeaFireLIV
01-19-2005, 05:09 AM
Or maybe Oleg could just make mrblues81`s life even easier and just have planes hover-takeoff from a Carrier, using experimental anti-grav boosters in 3.05.

Sorry, couldn`t resist.

joeap
01-19-2005, 07:07 AM
Look guys, played around with it last night. It is still tricky to take off...esp. for the CVEs in storm conditions....as it should be. Wha thas changed it is possible to take off with heavy loads from the British carrier whearas before it was very difficult for me. But I still have to use proper technique...I suggest all the whiners and anti-whiners just try it. Also take a look at the Pacific Carrier Landings video on Wiley's guncamera site. There you see a Corsair with a drop tank taking off from an Essex class with a drop tank...it's wheels are off the deck BEFORE it crosses the bow. Now I am sure there was a headwind which is not modelled in IL2 (except for stormy conditions).

I also find dropping full flaps helps with the heavy loads...even works well with the Seafire. Plus I'll bet lots of the landbased ETO types haven't tried, and the "sair" whiners have given up to easily...there was/is a reason real pilots had a hi failure rate, esp. for qualifying for carrier ops. Thanks Oleg and 1C.

Yimmy
01-19-2005, 11:27 AM
I just tried the take off missions one and two in PF single misions, and still can not take of with anything but the lightest of loads with the F4U and F6.

Mind, the take off mission one is on an escort carrier, and the second mission has the large carrier, but not moving.

NORAD_Zooly10
01-19-2005, 03:22 PM
slowly increase the engine power, going from 0 to full then removing chocks will kill you, incremental might just save you.
~S~
Zooly

neil70
02-09-2005, 04:44 PM
Have you got the trick yet? I can't take off with an F4U-1 no matter how I load it in single player missions. Doing all the usual things- Flaps to takeoff various elevator trim settings, full throttle etc. Keep stalling at 120kph at end of carrier.
Thanks

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mrblues81:


Hey could u please give me some pointers about taking of from cariers, i have a problem with the F4U i am doing everything the same way as they are doing in the training track but still leave the deck at 120 while the PC does that at 160

What the heck?

Thanks <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

e2michaelb
02-09-2005, 05:46 PM
My takeoffs improved greatly when I started:
(1)Utilizing Landing Flaps for takeoff;
(2)Experimenting with pitching up as I pass over the end of the deck. With my control setup, I gotta do more than just lightly ease back on the stick - I gotta pull;
(3) Retract gear ASAP!; (4) keep straight during takeoff roll lest you go off the end at an angle to the carrier's direction of travel; finallyhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif5) PRACTICE, until you stumble on the right combination.