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killebrew1
08-05-2004, 11:20 AM
Here this term tossed about. What are they? Same as landing flaps? Do you push F and V to use them? When do you use them?

killebrew1
08-05-2004, 11:20 AM
Here this term tossed about. What are they? Same as landing flaps? Do you push F and V to use them? When do you use them?

killebrew1
08-05-2004, 11:21 AM
Meant "hear" not "here." http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

Rebel_Yell_21
08-05-2004, 11:29 AM
In the game, it typically refers to one notch of flaps.

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Lateralus_17SS
08-05-2004, 11:31 AM
Combat flaps temporarily reduce the radius of a turn at the cost of speed. Most aircraft have them, notable exceptions are the Hurricane and Spitfire, among others.

Landing flaps are just that, for landing only. They greatly increase drag to slow down the aircraft for a safe landing. Don't use landing flaps in combat.

dieg777
08-05-2004, 11:32 AM
Combat flaps are a degree of flaps raised. some people with fancy joysticks can map full flaps movement to a slider but in most cases people use F and V keys. They are used in combat http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif to increase speed of turns, dont use them at high speeds or they will jam !!
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killebrew1
08-05-2004, 12:02 PM
Thanks. How do you know if a plane has them or not?

El Turo
08-05-2004, 12:19 PM
Flip it over and look between its legs?



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Or, hit the flaps down button once and see what the readout says on the screen? If it says "combat flaps", then you've got them. If it just says "flaps down" then you don't. Some aircraft do NOT have any flap setting other than full up or down, but most do have the intermediate settings of "take-off" and "landing".

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TgD Thunderbolt56
08-05-2004, 12:33 PM
The quick manipulation of flaps can greatly improve your turning radius.

Remeber those times when you've been flying an aircraft that was historically a better turn-fighter than the one your dueling with and he turns inside you and "lights" you up? Oftentimes, it can be the result of a pilot adept at the use of combat (and even Take-off) flaps. It's only advisable to use them for brief periods though as you'll bleed copious amounts of energy by having your plane "dirty" for extended periods. There are other factors to remember when deploying flaps regardless of whether you're in a fight or not. Speed being the most important.

Your best plan is to experiment with them both off and online.

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BaldieJr
08-05-2004, 09:15 PM
Open question for anyone who uses flaps on a slider:

What percentage of slider equals combat flaps? I always assumed 1/4 turn, but sometimes I think its too much.

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WTE_Galway
08-05-2004, 09:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
Open question for anyone who uses flaps on a slider:

What percentage of slider equals combat flaps? I always assumed 1/4 turn, but sometimes I think its too much.

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Probably depends on your slider


Easy to check .. set your slider to what you think is roughly one stage of flap, trim for straight and level and then key in combat flaps from the keyboard

all going well this should over-ride the slider, if you need to drop the nose to maintain straight and level you have dialed in more flap than the slider and the slider setting is to low

BaldieJr
08-05-2004, 09:55 PM
nice. thanks much.

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ELEM
08-06-2004, 02:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by killebrew1:
Meant "hear" not "here." http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

So edit your original post!

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Chuck_Older
08-06-2004, 07:29 AM
"combat" flaps is confusing because almost no plane had "combat" flaps. "Combat flaps" was primarily a US term referring to 5 or 10* of flap deployment.

IL*2 and FB confuses everyone with it's "Combat" "landing" and "takeoff" names for flap positions. It should just be displayed in degrees in my opinion

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