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KrashanTopolova
02-01-2006, 04:27 PM
Do I really sea the sea frozen in FB winter maps...?

Do I really see PF Seafires take off with flaps at 'take-off' while mine only has one flap setting...?

Was the rear gunner in a Shturmovik IL-2 really that nervous...?

Did the Zero really have a British Merlin engine...?(some things never change).

Did I really see an ace A1 fly straight and level for more than 30 seconds just for me...?

KrashanTopolova
02-01-2006, 04:27 PM
Do I really sea the sea frozen in FB winter maps...?

Do I really see PF Seafires take off with flaps at 'take-off' while mine only has one flap setting...?

Was the rear gunner in a Shturmovik IL-2 really that nervous...?

Did the Zero really have a British Merlin engine...?(some things never change).

Did I really see an ace A1 fly straight and level for more than 30 seconds just for me...?

CapBackassward
02-01-2006, 04:50 PM
Yes.
No.
Don't know.
No.
Yes.


Rick http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
02-01-2006, 05:00 PM
1. Reality.

2.,3.,5. A.I. problems.

4. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

SlickStick
02-01-2006, 05:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by KrashanTopolova:
Do I really sea the sea frozen in FB winter maps...? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ah, one of the game's little oddities. My other favs are Emil shadows for all 109s and the missing nose of a Mk. Vc.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Do I really see PF Seafires take off with flaps at 'take-off' while mine only has one flap setting...? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, the AI cheats. If you map flaps to a rotary, you can have different positions, too. You won't see a HUD message about the stops though.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Was the rear gunner in a Shturmovik IL-2 really that nervous...? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nervous?!?! They look awfully cocky for a guy whose life expectancy was not long for this earth on missions. Quite the sum***** marksman, too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Did the Zero really have a British Merlin engine...?(some things never change). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ah, sounds or the lack thereof.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Did I really see an ace A1 fly straight and level for more than 30 seconds just for me...? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My fav is that strange rolling thing they do som,etimes and the fact that they will do the same thing, everytime, if you repeat the mission. Would be neat if they had a learning CPU. Slight T2 reference. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

major_setback
02-01-2006, 05:23 PM
Point 1:
I live in south Sweden, it's not that cold here really during winter, but it went down to about -26 *c on the coldest night I've known. When I first came here the sea would just about freeze over during the winter so that it was almost impossible to get the ferry over to Copenhagen (10 miles away over the sound). They needed tugs to break up the ice on one ferry trip I was on. It looked something like this:

http://www.traveladventures.org/continents/europe/images/helsinkiharbour06.jpg

I'm sure it's even colder than this in Russia.

SeaFireLIV
02-01-2006, 05:44 PM
1. Russias a cold place, besides, major_setback has answered the question with a photo of proof! what more could you ask? Hmm, were you asking I wonder?

2. Sure, AI cheats. It has too, but it cheats very convincingly. the day it doesn`t cheat will be when we have to worry.

3. If i was a rear gunner in an IL2, i`d need 2, no, 3 pairs of underwear every mission!

4. Don`t understand this zero talk. I`ve heard people say that some Japan planes are badly porked from their true top speed.

5. The AI that flew that long was probably a noob or had something shot up on it. In real life pilots had to be WARNED not to fly in a straight line for longer than 30 seconds because those that did were shot down!

You obviously met someone, who forgot to heed this warning (as pilots did in reality).



Was this thread meant to be a whine, sarcasm or just an observation?

KrashanTopolova
02-01-2006, 07:09 PM
This thread was all curiousity (which has never killed this cat yet).

1. I thought that salt lowered the boiling and freezing point of water (yes/no ?). Can't argue with photo proof though (beautiful Sweden). Now that I think of it the Antarctic, which is closer to me, has ice sheets on it...and shrinking because as we all should know it may be the aircraft that is the major cause of global warming...not since the Wright brothers but since altitude became a word in common...This might be so since most pollution produced near the ground settles onto the ground quickly (yes/no ?)...

2. It's just that the rear gunner annoys me when I roll 5m above ground. He doesn't like quick dives or any stall motions...I was curious why an airman would complain so much...he should let me do my pilot thing without question...

3. A Zero with a Merlin engine must have eventually come about from the action of US Admiral Perry who sailed his warship into Tokyo harbour in the 19 Century (1800's); trained his guns on the city and asked the Japanese if they would like to trade...

4. A1's cheat...?

SlickStick
02-01-2006, 07:13 PM
Love your callsign, Krashan. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Oh yeah, I forgot about the constant complaining from the rear gunner. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

F19_Orheim
02-01-2006, 09:23 PM
I don't understand your first question mate.. are you from the tropics?http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Are you asking if it is strange with frozen lakes during winter in Finland or Russia, then yeah I think you are from the tropics. If you are asking if the frozen lakes are hard to spot when flying, well then it's another question... frozen lakes equals minus degrees Celcius equals snow. Snow falls on ground AND on ice. Snow is white. Lake and ground is white. Ergo NO you will not see a lake, but if you fly over an area of forest, then Yes you can discern the contours of the lake as no trees grows on frozen lakes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Then if you are asking about the sea? Remember the Winters during WW2 was among the coldest during the 20th century.

If you are referring to ice in Finnish bay you have to realize that the water east of the sound between Denmark and Sweden (÷stersjon or Baltic Sea) is brackish water ("a mixture of fresh and salt water) with a saltpercentage of between 10 per thousand (mille) and 2-3 per thousand (mille) up in Botnian Sea. Compare this to salt percentage in Nordic sea which is around 35 per thousand (mille).
Thus icecover is much more common in brackish water than in " normal" sea water. A sea covered with ice is very rare from a global point of view, however this is the case of the Baltic Sea. If not a very mild winter, icecover up north in Botnian sea (northern part of Baltic sea, between Sweden and Finland) lasts for about 4-6 months, while in Finnish Gulf ot lasts for 2-4 months, and in actual Botnian Sea less than a month.

To illustrate this, here is the "ice situation in February 1996
http://f19vs.se/ice.jpg

Now the ice cover during the winters of WW 2 would be much more severe. I tell you mate, it was C-O-L-D!

The Finnish Gulf should be covered with ice (which it is in game), while Murmansk area, even though located way more up to the north, should have open water (which it has in game), due to salinity and currents with warmer water from the south.

F19_Orheim, former Telegrahist/Signalst on Ice Breaker "Atle" and "Ymer" during military service in Botnian Sea winter 1988-1989 is signing off.

wayno7777
02-01-2006, 09:38 PM
To get take-off flaps for the Spit and Hurri, I just hit autopilot on to drop them and back off as soon as they are down. To get them to retract, you have to hit AP on and off again, then the retract key (F)....

F19_Orheim
02-01-2006, 11:04 PM
addon to my recent post...
Latest icereport from Finnish Institute of Marine Research Ice Service

http://www.fimr.fi/stc/palvelut/attachments/icerep.doc

Hurricane_320
02-01-2006, 11:22 PM
major_setback, where in south sweden?

Me was thinking of moving to either "Lund" or "G√¬∂teborg"!

F19_Orheim
02-02-2006, 03:04 AM
G√¬∂teborg is the only way http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Immermann
02-02-2006, 03:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by KrashanTopolova:
...and shrinking because as we all should know it may be the aircraft that is the major cause of global warming...not since the Wright brothers but since altitude became a word in common...This might be so since most pollution produced near the ground settles onto the ground quickly (yes/no ?)... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, high altitude air traffic might counter act the effects of global warming. The particles that are spread out in the air from combustion engines and contrails from jet liners reflects a part of the sun light, and thus helps in cooling down the planet. This was shown after 9/11 when all airtraffic was grounded for three days (also there was less car traffic). It's called 'global dimming' and is currently one of the hottest research topics in environmental science... Shows what you learn from TV when you have trouble sleepinghttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Also, I live in Lule√¬• in northern Sweden, home port of our four ice-breakers, big suckers! The bay up here is always frozen during winter. Volvo even had an international launch of some car models a few years ago where the car press could test drive the cars on sea-ice, a novelty to some i suspecthttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SeaFireLIV
02-02-2006, 04:30 AM
F19_Orheim , thnx, I learned something new again! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

F19_Orheim
02-02-2006, 06:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Immermann:
[Also, I live in Lule√¬• in northern Sweden, home port of our four ice-breakers, big suckers! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

MM and the crew of the icebreakers makes the streets of Lule√¬• unsafe during leaves http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I enjoyed Lule√¬• immensly when we stayed over for a few days in between the assists of ships in Botnian Bay.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
F19_Orheim , thnx, I learned something new again! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Glad to make some kind of impact http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Pirschjaeger
02-02-2006, 09:09 AM
Krashan, I worked in the north Atlantic. It definitely gets cold enough. You should see how quicly ice builds up on your ship during rough seas in February.

I used to live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I remember seeing the Bay of Fundy frozen over one year. The latitude is similar to Berlin, maybe even a bit south.

To add, I seem to remember that during the early part of the war the winters were especially cold. Part of a continuing cycle.

To those in Sweden, I can‚¬īt wait to visit. My family comes from Germany but originally from Sweden and Norway, during the Hansiatic Traders period. My family name is "Franzen", typically Scandinavian name. So, I have a special liking for Norway and Sweden. Hope you guyz have good beer. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Fritz

Kapteeni
02-02-2006, 10:48 AM
Im from Freezy Finland. And i can tell ya: It is cold up here. where is the global warming?

ploughman
02-02-2006, 11:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kapteeni:
Im from Freezy Finland. And i can tell ya: It is cold up here. where is the global warming? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We're trying our hardest, and now we've got the Chinese commissioning new coal fired power stations virtually every day it shouldn't be long before you go in your saunas to cool off.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Crop-Duster.
02-02-2006, 11:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by KrashanTopolova:
Do I really sea the sea frozen in FB winter maps...?

Do I really see PF Seafires take off with flaps at 'take-off' while mine only has one flap setting...?

Was the rear gunner in a Shturmovik IL-2 really that nervous...?

Did the Zero really have a British Merlin engine...?(some things never change).

Did I really see an ace A1 fly straight and level for more than 30 seconds just for me...? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

For the answers to these and other questions tune in again tomorrow for another exciting episode of 'As The Stomach Turns"

SlickStick
02-02-2006, 12:19 PM
It's not all gloom and doom with this sim is it, Crop?!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I thought KrashanTopolova brought up some fun points about the game. There are many glitches that have no bearing on the game's play, but are fun to find and yak about.

And I think him just taking the time to come up with that cool nick for a flight forum shows his humorous side well. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

KrashanTopolova
02-02-2006, 03:41 PM
I think I have been well-informed...thank you from the tropics...

'I've been waking up grumpy every morning...but today I let him sleep'... Mrs George Bush

Pirschjaeger
02-02-2006, 11:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kapteeni:
Im from Freezy Finland. And i can tell ya: It is cold up here. where is the global warming? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We're trying our hardest, and now we've got the Chinese commissioning new coal fired power stations virtually every day it shouldn't be long before you go in your saunas to cool off.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Credit where credit is due.

Now you are in my business. China is more than actively looking for alternative energies. I personally am involved in this. I have brought the sale of more than 1000 windmills to China. Tooadd, the Chinese government wants 117,000 in total.

I have worked with German companies in the area of power stations in China. The Chinese are really loooking into their environment and efficiency in energy production. A simple example would be building power plants beside steel plants. Steel plant produce incredible amounts of heat. The Chinese, with the guidence of very reputable German companies, use this heat to replace coal.

A little extra info from wind energy.

1 megawatt costs roughly 1,000,000 Euro. This is the formula.

1 windmill generator takes 1 week to build. That‚¬īs not the complete windmill.

1 windmill can produce up to 5 megwatts, but commonly produce 1-3. This depends on the air density and velocity.

Forget the nonsense you read in the papers. Once again, this is my business and my main work. The number 1 polluter in the world is the USA.

China is a developing country. Sending a man to space was "you gotta spend money to make money". They won a lot of contracts regarding planting sattelites in space. Money well spent.

Fritz