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Spinnetti
07-04-2005, 10:28 AM
Yesterday, I flew in a Pitts S2 acrobatic biplane, and in the air with us for a 'dog fight'was a Radial powered Yak 52... We did every stunt I could imagine, pulling 6g's positive, and 2 negative, flying inverted doing hammerheads, snap rolls etc..

It was just like flying in the game, only with g's! truely awesome.. IL2 captures the feel of flight and combat far better than I imagined...

Spinnetti
07-04-2005, 10:28 AM
Yesterday, I flew in a Pitts S2 acrobatic biplane, and in the air with us for a 'dog fight'was a Radial powered Yak 52... We did every stunt I could imagine, pulling 6g's positive, and 2 negative, flying inverted doing hammerheads, snap rolls etc..

It was just like flying in the game, only with g's! truely awesome.. IL2 captures the feel of flight and combat far better than I imagined...

FoolTrottel
07-06-2005, 03:14 PM
Me thinks this one deserves a bump!

han freak solo
07-06-2005, 03:23 PM
I worship you, you lucky, lucky bastid!!

SeaFireLIV
07-06-2005, 03:51 PM
Wow. Hope we all end up as lucky one day. I reckon flying would feel similar to 4.01`s simulation...

Lemky
07-06-2005, 09:22 PM
Cool did you see grey at 6 gs,at five I start to see grey

Chef-Scott
07-07-2005, 12:55 PM
Back in the 70's we printed the blueprints and assembly manuals for Curtis Pitts for his planes. One heck of a nice gentleman. I still have all the sets of plans. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Spinnetti
07-08-2005, 04:51 PM
More info..

Its more accessible than you might think.. I'm sure there are guys around like this.. It was only $150..

It had dual controls, so I could 'play along' like I was in game.. It was exactly the same..

The pilot said most folks couldn't handle much Gee, and that he had to get used to it again after the 'off' season..

We didn't do any sustained 6 gee stuff, so I don't know my limit, but we did some sustained 4 gee loops and it was nothin.. I got real heavy, but thats about it. I could have done that stuff for hours, and in fact, now that I've tried it I'm going to take lessons http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Platypus_1.JaVA
07-09-2005, 04:16 AM
Well, that sort of thing is accesable in the US of A but, here in holland, you would almost be beheaded if you tried anything like the first post described. The aviation inspection here are a bunch of bureaucrats really. I did do a one of two hours of flying lessons in several general aviation aircraft.

But anyways, it is great that there are other places where you can do this freely. Real flying is rather scary also. actually http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif