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capt_dale1_395
10-14-2005, 09:31 AM
Hello guyz i bought pf yesterday and i can't take off from the carriers is there a special button i have to press please help me

capt_dale1_395
10-14-2005, 09:31 AM
Hello guyz i bought pf yesterday and i can't take off from the carriers is there a special button i have to press please help me

Skycat_2
10-14-2005, 10:14 AM
As stupid as this may sound, you have to assign a key to "chocks" so you can release them.

There are several other functions you need to assign keys to so take a moment to read the Read Me in the game folder and also the FAQs linked in my signature. Otherwise you'll be wondering how to lower the tailhooks for carrier landings or how to raise the Wildcat's landing gear. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

lairdperkins
10-14-2005, 04:29 PM
Yeah, you (unfortunatly) have to assign a key to release chocks - I've got mine on shift-c. You'll also want to assign keys to manually raise / lower gear, and to lower tailhooks.

Once on the deck, I normally start the engine, hold the brakes (I've got it mapped to one of the toe brakes on my pedals... I haven't found differential brakes if their in - anybody?). I leave the flaps up, zero the trim, and remove the chocks. I advance the throttle to about 30%. Then I release the brakes and SMOOTHLY advance the throttle to the stops.

Work the rudder to keep yourself on the centerline, and once I'm rolling fairly well straight I lock the tailwheel. As I'm about to go off the end, I dump in two notches of flaps (takeoff). Gear up as soon as you're off the deck (provided they're hydrolic - if you're in a Wildcat wait till it's flying to crank =). Depending on your load, you may need to go ahead and dump in that last notch of flaps to keep it out of the waves... Don't try to climb out, just keep it out of the water until you're moving fast enough to start retracting your flaps.

I've managed to get an SBD with full fuel and a 1600lb bomb off a jeep carrier like this. Biggest hint I can give you is to be smooth in your motions. Especially throttling up. If you just dump it up to full throttle, you'll either nose over and catch the prop or torque yourself right off the deck.

fireman519
10-14-2005, 05:50 PM
I start engine, flaps all the way down, full throttle, and remove chocks. I never touch the brakes, as they never hold anyway. When I remove chocks, it slingshots me forward. You just use the rudder to offset the engine torque, and guide it across the deck, slightly pulling back on the stick to keep it from nosing over.

kalaluth
10-17-2005, 05:23 AM
Downloading this (http://www.simulation-france-magazine.com/download.php?op=mydown&did=429) may solve your problem.
See here. (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/1161031143/r/5371055243#5371055243)

KGr.HH-Sunburst
10-17-2005, 05:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fireman519:
I start engine, flaps all the way down, full throttle, and remove chocks. I never touch the brakes, as they never hold anyway. When I remove chocks, it slingshots me forward. You just use the rudder to offset the engine torque, and guide it across the deck, slightly pulling back on the stick to keep it from nosing over. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yep i do it the same way only i lock the tail wheel and slight positive elevator trim and about 8 rudder trim clicks to the right to overcome engine torque effect
all in all a nice smooth take-off and almost hands off http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

AH_BlueKestral
10-18-2005, 01:46 PM
S! Don't forget to assign a tailwheel lock key prior to take off. Unlock prior to landing. Don't go Full throttle on first chauk release. You may want to give youself a little rudder untill you get a better feel. You might fish tail down the deck other wise. I engage my flaps almost prior to the Bow (front)of the ship. This helps with heavier paylods. The amount of fuel and ship speed will also come into play. Not all payloads will get off the deck. S! Have fun. In't this community soo cool, when there not at each others throats! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

LMS-Draeger
10-19-2005, 12:08 PM
Might want to see if yer wings are Unfolded... go to outside view and verify - that was the only thing that stopped my takeoffs.

I tend to trim Right several taps to neutralize my torque as well.

Gets iffy with over 3000 lbs of ordnance too!

8o)

Draeger
aka...
DesertRacer