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WESB1
11-17-2006, 05:51 PM
I'm curious, my speed bar (km/hr) does not match the shown instruments (hidden cockpit view). I just really noticed it when I was seeing if a P-40M was as fast at sea level as the description said. Also I thought the published max speed of a P-40M was the same as an N model at

ShaK.
11-17-2006, 06:02 PM
I have noticed this as well while in a zero flying formation<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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berg417448
11-17-2006, 06:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WESB1:
I'm curious, my speed bar (km/hr) does not match the shown instruments (hidden cockpit view). I just really noticed it when I was seeing if a P-40M was as fast at sea level as the description said. Also I thought the published max speed of a P-40M was the same as an N model at 378 mph. The game says 362 mph for the M, I think. Has anybody else seen the speed differential?
Patience, I'm a noobie! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


This is most likely a case of Indicated airspeed vs True airspeed. IIRC the "cartoon" gauges in the no cockpit view display true airspeed while the other views show indicated airspeed.

IV_JG51_Razor
11-18-2006, 08:04 AM
I fly in knots all the time, and the speed bar only shows the speed in 10 knot increments. Same with altitude, except that is only in 50 foot increments!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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CeeTee2004
11-18-2006, 03:40 PM
For some reason my hat switch only offers snap views. How do I program my hat to "turn my head" so to speak so I can see around, up and down without snapping?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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CeeTee2004
11-18-2006, 03:40 PM
For some reason my hat switch only offers snap views. How do I program my hat to "turn my head" so to speak so I can see around, up and down without snapping?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Aviar
11-18-2006, 03:55 PM
F9 is the default Toggle Snap\Pan View command.

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LEXX_Luthor
11-18-2006, 10:07 PM
Also, Oleg suggests using Crimea map for standardized atmospheric conditions for flight model testing. I don't know how much difference it makes, if any, but that's the word on the net. You could test this if you wish. I used to just go with the crowd and fire up my Crimea map.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Nimits
11-19-2006, 01:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WESB1:
I'm curious, my speed bar (km/hr) does not match the shown instruments (hidden cockpit view). I just really noticed it when I was seeing if a P-40M was as fast at sea level as the description said. Also I thought the published max speed of a P-40M was the same as an N model at 378 mph. The game says 362 mph for the M, I think. Has anybody else seen the speed differential?
Patience, I'm a noobie! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Are you seeing the speedbar speeds as faster, slower, or just randomly off the instrument panel speeds.

PS I thought the speed bar gave speed in IAS, just like the instrument panel . . .?

general_kalle
11-19-2006, 07:21 AM
IAS is knots isnt it??<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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VW-IceFire
11-19-2006, 07:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by general_kalle:
IAS is knots isnt it?? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
IAS is indicated air speed. IAS can be measured in what ever units you like. By default IAS appears in two places in the game...on the speed bar and on the aircraft instruments (except in the Me-262 which has both displayed). TAS only appears in the virtual cockpit view and its only in KPH.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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WTE_Galway
11-19-2006, 06:37 PM
IAS is the important one for flying TAS is only needed for navigation

the real aircraft only showed the IAS as calculating TAS accurately requires knowledge of accurate altitude prevailing atmospheric pressure and ambient temperature .. something often done at the time by navigator/pilot using handheld slide rule style convertors

JamesBlonde888
11-19-2006, 09:01 PM
Can be disorienting. I switch hands and use the mouse personally.

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