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F-six
12-16-2010, 09:05 PM
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F-six
12-16-2010, 09:05 PM
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Boosher
12-16-2010, 10:56 PM
Roll rate is undermodelled.

R_Target
12-17-2010, 02:45 AM
I thought being carrier-capable (in IL2, anyway) was the TB-3's coolest feature.

thefruitbat
12-17-2010, 08:43 AM
I thought its coolest feature was being able to loop the loop straight off from wheels up.

Romanator21
12-17-2010, 12:46 PM
I thought its coolest feature was the ability to spin like a helicopter and thus, arrest its fall into a gentle descent and landing.

koivis
12-17-2010, 03:41 PM
I thought its coolest feature was the ability to use it like a boat, wheels acting as floats.

PS. Romanator, I love your signature, that guy is awesome http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Phil_K
12-19-2010, 12:29 PM
I thought the coolest feature was that you can kill the pilot and co-pilot from the gunner positions.

PCsarefussy
12-21-2010, 02:25 AM
You guys haven't tried taxiing the TB-3 on an airfield yet : ) Especially without wheel brakes...

ROXunreal
12-21-2010, 08:43 AM
better with no wheel brakes because the russians would probably interpret and engineer that so that the wheels *break* when you need to stop

Sillius_Sodus
12-21-2010, 11:39 AM
...In Russia, wheels break you.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

ibeagle
12-21-2010, 07:48 PM
It's coolest feature is definitely it's off road driving performance. I once suffered minor engine damage to an engine or two and was losing altitude. No problem, I landed it in an open field and drove it 10km cross country back to base http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

AndyJWest
12-21-2010, 08:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ibeagle:
It's coolest feature is definitely it's off road driving performance. I once suffered minor engine damage to an engine or two and was losing altitude. No problem, I landed it in an open field and drove it 10km cross country back to base http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Ah yes, the TB-3. The only plane that ever defeated my prototype autopilot. It would follow a course, but only by banking alternately left and right and making elegant curves, as if it was following some meandering river. I'll see if I can download a track sometime... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

wheelsup_cavu
12-21-2010, 08:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AndyJWest:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ibeagle:
It's coolest feature is definitely it's off road driving performance. I once suffered minor engine damage to an engine or two and was losing altitude. No problem, I landed it in an open field and drove it 10km cross country back to base http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
Ah yes, the TB-3. The only plane that ever defeated my prototype autopilot. It would follow a course, but only by banking alternately left and right and making elegant curves, as if it was following some meandering river. I'll see if I can download a track sometime... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
That would be funny to watch Andy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Wheels

WTE_Galway
12-21-2010, 08:57 PM
I think your autopilot may simply have been simulating the daily vodka ration issued by the VVS to pilots.

AndyJWest
12-21-2010, 09:05 PM
I suspect that the electromagnetic field that holds the pencil onto the navigators table was interfering with the delicate mechanism of my autopilot - though perhaps the vodka may have been a factor too... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

M2morris
12-22-2010, 12:41 PM
Last night I was in a TB3 flying against 2 KI 43 aces.
Flying on realistic setting. I placed these AI planes as individuals.
In the first head on pass I managed to injure the one on the left and he went away smoking. I pulled up hard and found the other oscar had also pulled up. I put in flaps to landing setting and went to full power as we passed again firing at eachother missing. I was inverted and as he passed almost clipping me I pulled back on the stick and went into a split S going after him.
Maybe I did hit him, because he just flew in a gentile arc up to the left as I was diving down on him, I would think a 43 would be doing circles around me, but he was flying injured or suicidal. I put my flaps back up and dove at him, got on his six and began to shoot him up as he jigged violently trying to avoid me.

The next thing I know bullets are wizzing passed my cockpit.
It was the other Oscar I had 'thought' I had disabled in the head-on pass. He was on my six and shooting me up.
I chopped throttle, went to full flaps and put my TB3 into a full slip.
Full left rudder and right ailerons.
He flew passed me and in front of my guns.
I had only a second to do it, but I shot him. A control surface or something fell off of his plane and he began to smoke. I throttled back up went flaps up and chased him. But before I could catch up he spiraled in, his shadow met his plane and he exploded on impact next to a river, the pieces bouncing and landing in the water. I never found that other oscar.
I limped my injured TB3 back to home.


Just kidding.