PDA

View Full Version : Canopy



NRN_Monkey
04-01-2004, 10:44 AM
any way of getting this to open whilst in flight with out bailing out.

if not any chance the developers could incorporate it into this new pacific fighters release. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

NRN_Monkey
04-01-2004, 10:44 AM
any way of getting this to open whilst in flight with out bailing out.

if not any chance the developers could incorporate it into this new pacific fighters release. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JR_Greenhorn
04-01-2004, 11:11 AM
This question gets asked every now and then.

The place to ask it is Oleg's Ready Room, but there are defineately bigger fish to fry at the moment.

If you really want this feature in game, your best bet would be to request it for the upcoming BoB, as that sim is still early in its development.

In FB or any FB-based game (read: Pacific Fighters), to implement a feature such as this would mean that the developers would have to go back and modify every plane with a canopy to take advantage of the new feature. Another thing to bear in mind is that all the flight models would have to be redone as well, to account for the drag caused by opening the canopy. That would be a lot of work, and such a move would limit the chances of getting as many planes as possible carried over from FB into PF.

Feel free to ask away in ORR, but please consider asking for the feature to be in BoB.

Dmitri9mm
04-01-2004, 11:19 AM
Rowans "Battle of Britain" had this feature. One button was assigned to open the hood in the british fighters, you could even do this in three steps, slightly open, half open, full open. On the German planes you would just blow the canopy off, but still without the pilot bailing. When trying to bail from the a/c you had to first open the canopy before bailing was possible, which was why I often flew with the hood open at low altitudes.
This was perhaps the coolest feature of that game (says a lot about the standard of that particular production http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif)
Of course we would all like to see this feature implemented in BoB of Pacific Fighters, but I regard this mostly as eye-candy.

S!

http://ww2photo.mimerswell.com/air/italy/fiat/00305.jpg
>"Flatspin", what is that supposed to mean? This aircraft is entirely spin-proof!<