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chunkydora
06-22-2008, 12:47 PM
OK, I'm really just a Russian front kinda guy. ie, why should I go over 3000 m? I get have been experimenting with high alt planes, does anyone have any advice?

Interestingly, I have found that my old Russian front favorite, the p.11c, can get to 400 kph at 8500 meters...

After falling from 10,000... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

chunkydora
06-22-2008, 12:47 PM
OK, I'm really just a Russian front kinda guy. ie, why should I go over 3000 m? I get have been experimenting with high alt planes, does anyone have any advice?

Interestingly, I have found that my old Russian front favorite, the p.11c, can get to 400 kph at 8500 meters...

After falling from 10,000... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Freiwillige
06-22-2008, 01:30 PM
Okay can you be a little more specific? Do you need help getting up there? Change supercharger gears!
Do you need help fighting at high alt?
P-47, Corsair, Mustang Just get high as you can and dive on your opponents. then extend and climb then repeat.

space_bandit
06-22-2008, 02:03 PM
I think he's saying he can get it up!

He just can't keep it up!

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K_Freddie
06-22-2008, 02:26 PM
He starts at 10K then find the a/c drops to 8.5K, so falling like a brick for 1.5K helps with 400Kph ??
TAS or IAS http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

na85
06-22-2008, 02:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by chunkydora:
OK, I'm really just a Russian front kinda guy. ie, why should I go over 3000 m? I get have been experimenting with high alt planes, does anyone have any advice?

Interestingly, I have found that my old Russian front favorite, the p.11c, can get to 400 kph at 8500 meters...

After falling from 10,000... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why should you go over 3000m? A number of reasons.

-Maybe the differences in performance between your plane and that of your enemy are more marked up high. You can use this to your advantage.

-Energy advantage

-It's a lot easier to keep your SA intact up high since there are fewer aircraft (especially true in most public dogfight servers where it's rare to see planes above 5000m)

chunkydora
06-22-2008, 03:08 PM
I know how to get up high, switch superchargers, lower fuel mixture. However, fighting at that altitude seems impossible, and diving down to attack enemies at lower altitudes is kinda....

not that useful.
It seems like I gain too much speed, overshoot horribly, then lose that speed advantage by having to turn to get back on their six. So I'm slow again. Or I zoom back up a little, but it still doesn't seem worth it to go to 8000 m just for that.

I generally don't go higher than 3000 m because I can dive to get some speed, zoom back up, flip and afford to lose some alt afterward. It just seems like a good altitude most of the time. The TnB fighters I generally use (la-7 is my favorite) stay plenty fast at that altitude. If I dive down with a stang or jug, they a TnB fighter can simply out turn me.

na85
06-22-2008, 04:58 PM
Not all planes are suitable for high alt bnz. The Ta-152 or the FW190D zoom much better (when handled gently) than, say, any of the russian planes.

Don't turn if you miss, that just wastes energy. BnZ is about patience. If you miss, climb back up to your starting alt (you probably won't be able to zoom all the way back up), and then set up another pass- don't just zoom back down again.

Also try to make gentle pull outs and pull ups. The more G's you pull, the more energy you bleed.