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Buck_Danny_BAF
05-28-2004, 10:46 AM
Hum, difficult to explain ...

I shot down a B17, It had left wing on fire, both left engines stopped.

At this moment, it started to flight like a crab, I should say from right to left ... the left wing was in fact indicating the direction of the flight ... difficult to explain ... it managed to flight that way a very long time before crashed !

Very strange !

Buck_Danny_BAF
05-28-2004, 10:46 AM
Hum, difficult to explain ...

I shot down a B17, It had left wing on fire, both left engines stopped.

At this moment, it started to flight like a crab, I should say from right to left ... the left wing was in fact indicating the direction of the flight ... difficult to explain ... it managed to flight that way a very long time before crashed !

Very strange !

Harh
05-28-2004, 11:18 AM
Too bad, physics is not good enough. For example if you shoot down half of the biplane wing it still seems to be partially flyable and not go down as in the game.

EmbarkChief
05-28-2004, 11:42 AM
I've seen that plenty of times as well. You have to keep in mind that the AI planes have a very simple flight model in order to conserve CPU load which can lead to weird things like you described.

Giganoni
05-28-2004, 04:31 PM
Yeah I've seen the B-17 crab walk as well, very amusing but it soon goes down afterwards.

http://img74.photobucket.com/albums/v225/giganoni/IL2/giganoni2.jpg