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Porsimo
04-06-2004, 01:18 AM
Hello!

After I thought I'd seen everything in FB, I had a new - and great - experience with J8A last night!

After a mission I was flying to home, when I accindentally dropped my nose too fast and the engine went out. So, I started the engine again, but soon after that it went out again. "What the h...", I thought and hit the start-key again. Same happened - the engine started and soon went out. First I thought the engine was "over-sensitive" for G-forces maybe because of the way of shut-down and I tried to keep the plane in as natural angle as possible when I next time started. But it didn't help.
After several tries the engine nearly started at all, it couldn't even get any reasonable rpms anymore.

At this point I was at the height of about 50 meters and I thought it would be wise to start looking for a place for crashlanding. There were forest everywhere and no plains close enough so I could reach them.

I saw a river behind a forest and I decided to try to get there. The J8A was gliding like a leaf and I just made it. When I was above the river, I was already lower than the treetops. I was at about 10 meters when I decided to try the engine for the last time. It started - and sounded like it was going to keep running! My speed was about 90 km/h so I was still dropping. I kicked the throttle up and pulled the stick as much as I dared. It felt like eternity... The speed was rising but I was still going down. Finally, when the distance to the surface of water wasn't more than a diameter of my plane's wheel, I got enough speed and I started to gain altitude!

After that I got back to base and landed safely.

I was so amazed! The feeling at the moment when I started to gain altitude again just before the touchdown, was absolutely amazing. It was totally different than struggling with enemy fighters or trying to get the shot up plane safely down (which I'm very used to http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ).

It's great that restarting the engine in mid-air isn't so obvious.

- Regards
Porsimo

Porsimo
04-06-2004, 01:18 AM
Hello!

After I thought I'd seen everything in FB, I had a new - and great - experience with J8A last night!

After a mission I was flying to home, when I accindentally dropped my nose too fast and the engine went out. So, I started the engine again, but soon after that it went out again. "What the h...", I thought and hit the start-key again. Same happened - the engine started and soon went out. First I thought the engine was "over-sensitive" for G-forces maybe because of the way of shut-down and I tried to keep the plane in as natural angle as possible when I next time started. But it didn't help.
After several tries the engine nearly started at all, it couldn't even get any reasonable rpms anymore.

At this point I was at the height of about 50 meters and I thought it would be wise to start looking for a place for crashlanding. There were forest everywhere and no plains close enough so I could reach them.

I saw a river behind a forest and I decided to try to get there. The J8A was gliding like a leaf and I just made it. When I was above the river, I was already lower than the treetops. I was at about 10 meters when I decided to try the engine for the last time. It started - and sounded like it was going to keep running! My speed was about 90 km/h so I was still dropping. I kicked the throttle up and pulled the stick as much as I dared. It felt like eternity... The speed was rising but I was still going down. Finally, when the distance to the surface of water wasn't more than a diameter of my plane's wheel, I got enough speed and I started to gain altitude!

After that I got back to base and landed safely.

I was so amazed! The feeling at the moment when I started to gain altitude again just before the touchdown, was absolutely amazing. It was totally different than struggling with enemy fighters or trying to get the shot up plane safely down (which I'm very used to http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ).

It's great that restarting the engine in mid-air isn't so obvious.

- Regards
Porsimo

T_O_A_D
04-06-2004, 01:38 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif A tru simmer, an arcader would of just crashed and respawned S!

Have you checked your Private Topics recently? (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=ugtpc&s=400102)
131st_Toad's Squad link (http://www.geocities.com/vfw_131st/)
My TrackIR fix, Read the whole thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=49310655&m=15310285&p=1)
2.11 drivers (http://home.mchsi.com/~131st-vfw/NaturalPoint_trackIR_2_11.exe)
http://home.mchsi.com/~131st_vfw/T_O_A_D.jpg

carguy_
04-06-2004, 02:53 AM
I know the feeling.Sometimes I`m forced to ditch in a Me109 with completely black windshield.One big *GASP* and touchdown,*phew*.

http://carguy.w.interia.pl/tracki/sig23d.jpg

Fehler
04-06-2004, 06:08 AM
The other day, I was hit hard in my 190 and the screen was so red you could barely make out the detail of a concrete base!

Every stick movement felt like I was pulling a 1000 Lb lead weight with my pinky.

My son came in the room moments before I touched down and asked if I fried my video card! LOL

I was just able to touch down and get it to slow to about 20 KPH when I was vulched and the screen went black.. bummer...

I didnt see ant ambulances on the taxiway, so I assume the medical crew was hiding in a bunker waiting for the enemy to leave.. Those cowards!

http://webpages.charter.net/cuda70/FehlerSig.gif
http://webpages.charter.net/cuda70/9JG54.html