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Leif_Eriksson
04-01-2004, 04:12 AM
Wonderful plane, what a difference to the Bf 109's I've been confined to during my offline career. It really suites my fighting style, diving down fast, short fire and then ascend back. That leaves the poor Yak's either dead or slow below/behind.

However, I read in an instruction that the prop pitch control should remain in "Auto". If switche to "manual" that would cause it to be stuck somehow. What's true? Is there a performance gain in using manual (like the Bf's)

Any input from peolple more experienced in the FW's is most welcome.

Leif Eriksson

P.S what's with the poor front view from the 190 A4? that thick frame acutally makes observation harder than from the 109's. I thought that the developers of the FW series had taken combat experience into account. Same goes for the gunsight. The pipper is way too close to the cockpit frame. Weird!

Leif_Eriksson
04-01-2004, 04:12 AM
Wonderful plane, what a difference to the Bf 109's I've been confined to during my offline career. It really suites my fighting style, diving down fast, short fire and then ascend back. That leaves the poor Yak's either dead or slow below/behind.

However, I read in an instruction that the prop pitch control should remain in "Auto". If switche to "manual" that would cause it to be stuck somehow. What's true? Is there a performance gain in using manual (like the Bf's)

Any input from peolple more experienced in the FW's is most welcome.

Leif Eriksson

P.S what's with the poor front view from the 190 A4? that thick frame acutally makes observation harder than from the 109's. I thought that the developers of the FW series had taken combat experience into account. Same goes for the gunsight. The pipper is way too close to the cockpit frame. Weird!

michapma
04-01-2004, 06:59 AM
The "manual" prop control on the FW-190 actually behaves more like a constant-speed prop. You won't be directly changing the prop pitch as in the 109. I think it's best to leave it in auto.


There's plenty of info available on the forward view of the Butcherbirds. The issue has been done to death over and over. The final word is that it stays as it is.

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reddevil49
04-01-2004, 07:02 AM
I fly the the A4 a lot and always use manual prop pitch. As you get better preformance and higher speeds using it.

michapma
04-01-2004, 07:10 AM
Don't take my word for it! I'm not FW pilot.

Check this thread out though, it might have some helpful tips for you:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=51110714

Cheers

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