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Mac1044
06-28-2004, 06:46 PM
I want to learn to be a good pilot, and I am loving the mustang as my main plane, can anyone help me config my stick, and give me some hints on flying? I can land, and take off no prob, but it just seems, like if a guy gets behind me in a dogfight, I am a dead man. Right now I have my guns set at 150 meters, and cannons at 180 meters. Help if you guys can. Oh I also use the microsoft joystick, its called like sidewinder.

Mac1044
06-28-2004, 06:46 PM
I want to learn to be a good pilot, and I am loving the mustang as my main plane, can anyone help me config my stick, and give me some hints on flying? I can land, and take off no prob, but it just seems, like if a guy gets behind me in a dogfight, I am a dead man. Right now I have my guns set at 150 meters, and cannons at 180 meters. Help if you guys can. Oh I also use the microsoft joystick, its called like sidewinder.

_VR_ScorpionWorm
06-28-2004, 07:07 PM
I can add that I fly at 200 machine guns and 150 cannons, but thats just me. As far as enemies getting on your six, you can learn evasive manuvours, a few members have some pics of such things as the Split-S, Immelmen(not really a defensive manuvoure), the Scissors, and a few others.

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Mac1044
06-28-2004, 07:26 PM
also, I dont exactly know how the whole fighter group thing, or clan thing works, but I play socom for Ps2, and I am in a clan, and love having friends, that play games, and meet up, if there are any clans, or fighter groups, that want a rook, that will get good, because all I do is play video games, give me a holla.

icrash
06-28-2004, 08:28 PM
I have a sidewinder precision pro. The game has a place to set up your joystick. You can also set up the profile in the sidewinder software but doing it in AEP is easier. Mine is set up like the following:
up/down: y axis
bank left/right: x axis
twist the joystick : rudder
slider is throttle
button#1 machine guns or main weapon
button#2 machine gun/cannon (depends on plane)
#3 rockets/bombs (depends on plane, usu. rocket
#4 usually bombs, sometimes it is here instead of on three when using bombs
Set up this way, all the fire buttons are at my thumb & easier for me. The rest of the buttons are not configured or at least I don't use them. I prefer the throttle on the slider cause that way 1) more precise than hitting a key and possibly throttling up/down too much/little (2) means all the really important stuff is on the stick & I don't have to reach for the keyboard. I haven't tried mapping the flaps up/down or landing gear up/down onto my joystick (I got use to their position on the keyboard). Hope this help & good luck.

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necrobaron
06-28-2004, 08:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>also, I dont exactly know how the whole fighter group thing, or clan thing works, but I play socom for Ps2, and I am in a clan, and love having friends, that play games, and meet up, if there are any clans, or fighter groups, that want a rook, that will get good, because all I do is play video games, give me a holla.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Well, in the flight sim community, "clans" are usually called squadrons. Here's the link to the squadron forum:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=frm&s=400102&f=48310655

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Tully__
06-29-2004, 03:54 AM
The best plan for the evasive manouvers thing is to fly so that the bad guys can't get behind you in the first place. Try always to be higher than the enemy and avoid flying in a manner that causes you to lose speed. With the Mustang, this should generally allow you to dictate the terms of the fight so that the enemy wont get more than an occasional snap shot at you.

For some extensive reading on all aspects of combat flying and tactics, have a browse through the articles at SimHQ's Air Combat Library. (http://www.simhq.com/_air/acc_library.html) Some of the articles are for jet sims, but even there a lot of the principles apply.

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