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Panther_CSB-21
07-12-2007, 12:10 AM
First of all, sorry for possible english mistakes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif...


Gentleman, Im having some problems during the stabilization of bombers (I'm starting to play with them now, so Im not an expert yet).
I was using the auto level key to do this job for me but, always when I was working with the bombsight tool, I noticed that the airplane lost some altitude (for example: 2000m to 1950m). This is making me crazy, since I don't know what I'm doing wrong and ,when it happens, I don't have enough time to adjust again. I've watched all the bombing tutorial and tried to do exactly as it says to do but I'm still missing the target.
In case, I'm trying to destroy a bridge at moscow map on the quick mission builder playing at "normal" difficulty.



Please, help me..... XD !!!

Panther_CSB-21
07-12-2007, 12:10 AM
First of all, sorry for possible english mistakes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif...


Gentleman, Im having some problems during the stabilization of bombers (I'm starting to play with them now, so Im not an expert yet).
I was using the auto level key to do this job for me but, always when I was working with the bombsight tool, I noticed that the airplane lost some altitude (for example: 2000m to 1950m). This is making me crazy, since I don't know what I'm doing wrong and ,when it happens, I don't have enough time to adjust again. I've watched all the bombing tutorial and tried to do exactly as it says to do but I'm still missing the target.
In case, I'm trying to destroy a bridge at moscow map on the quick mission builder playing at "normal" difficulty.



Please, help me..... XD !!!

mrsiCkstar
07-12-2007, 12:20 AM
I think that's pretty normal... you can compensate by engaging the level stabilizer about 50 meters above your desired altitude. I'm sure there's nothing your doing wrong.

WTE_Moleboy
07-12-2007, 02:04 AM
You still have control over trim when the stabilizer is engaged so simply use trim to maintain the desired altitude and attitude. However, be warned that once Level Stabilizer is disengaged the trim can cause some interesting results- I was doing a bomb run in a Ju 88 which was overloaded with 2 x 2000 KG bombs. To stay level when the stabilizer was engaged i had top use so much trim that when I came off level stabilizer the Ju 88 did something close to a vertical climb.

Shultze_87
07-12-2007, 08:05 AM
Hi

From my experience use combat flaps when you are on your bombing run.That way you'll keep the desired altitude while bombing.

Ernst_Rohr
07-12-2007, 08:17 AM
Level stabilizer works well for some aircraft, but the Ju-88 and B-25 in particular will not maintain level flight at high altitude without some additional trim and engine management.

Crash Moses has an excellent set of static charts and a guide for the B-25 over on M4T, I highly recommend it.

For the Ju-88, similar techniques are needed, so the guide is a good place to start.

In both bombers, heavy bomb loads and full fuel will mean that you will not be able to hold altitude without resorting to some complex trim/flaps/rpm/prop pitch management.

It can be done, but requires more work on the approach leg of the bomb run to get the plane level.

The other option is to come in low and fast, both the B-25 and Ju-88 do well there, and the Ju-88 has the added advantage of being able to dive bomb. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Crash_Moses
07-12-2007, 08:42 AM
And Thor has written a general bombing guide with particular emphasis on manual bombsight use with correction charts for using the Bombsight Table II. You can get it here:

http://www.erinnavy.com/downloads/LEVEL_BOMBING_MANUAL_v1.1.pdf

Joe-90 has a wonderful training video also...

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1101043355

Good luck and welcome to the forum! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

S!

HotelBushranger
07-12-2007, 09:19 AM
Welcome to the forums mate http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WWSensei
07-12-2007, 09:58 AM
Part of the reason is also because there are unrealistic bomb loadouts for some of the aircraft. For example, the twin 2000KG option for the Ju88 is nearly double the weight it could reasonably carry IRL so it's inability to hold alt with that massive load is not surprising.