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THUD68
03-28-2004, 10:26 PM
First let me say that Oleg and company has produced probably the best flight sim to date, and it is continually being updated. Thank you.

What are the chances that the Maddox team could design a two-place trainer type aircraft capable of being occupied by an instructor and student? Something like a T-6/Harvard or suitable Russain trainer of the WW2 period.

Squadrons would have an effective way of training new pilots in Basic Flight and Air Combat Maneuvers.

Could the plane be modeled to fly from either the front or rear cockpit?

Actually seeing and feeling an instructor perform a flight manuever and then having the student do it would be very beneficial.

If realism is what we all seek in a sim it seems only logical that you learn to fly in a trainer type plane not a front line fighter.

Just a question for the Maddox Team

THUD68
03-28-2004, 10:26 PM
First let me say that Oleg and company has produced probably the best flight sim to date, and it is continually being updated. Thank you.

What are the chances that the Maddox team could design a two-place trainer type aircraft capable of being occupied by an instructor and student? Something like a T-6/Harvard or suitable Russain trainer of the WW2 period.

Squadrons would have an effective way of training new pilots in Basic Flight and Air Combat Maneuvers.

Could the plane be modeled to fly from either the front or rear cockpit?

Actually seeing and feeling an instructor perform a flight manuever and then having the student do it would be very beneficial.

If realism is what we all seek in a sim it seems only logical that you learn to fly in a trainer type plane not a front line fighter.

Just a question for the Maddox Team

VW-IceFire
03-28-2004, 10:42 PM
Apparently the game was never coded (I guess from the ground up) to support multiple control ability on the same aircraft.

Consequently trainers are out. Even so...since its a virtual game and not a real one...training can be done in the cockpit of your favorite warbird. As cool as the Harvard is http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif (T-6 Texan http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif).

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BuzzU
03-28-2004, 11:04 PM
You wouldn't really need dual controls. If you could just view from the cockpit of another plane it would serve the same purpose.

You could ride with the instuctor in his plane, and he could tell you what he was doing with voice comms. Then he could ride with you in your plane.

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Fafnir_6
03-29-2004, 12:14 PM
U-2, I-16UTI or Yak-7 for VVS

PT-17 & T-6 for USAAF

Tiger Moth & Miles Magister for RAF

Ar66, Ar96B, Bu131, Bu181, Fw44, Fw58, Go145, He50 or He72 for the luftwaffe.

Ar66, Fw58, Go145 and He50 would the best for LW because they could also be used for a Nachtschlacht campaign. I also remember seeing a Bu181 with Panzerfaust bazookas mounted on the wings (4 bazookas in total) for tank busting. Bu131 would also be nice because it was used by Japan and could be part of a Japanese campaign. Personally I have always found the Ar96 to be the coolest looking trainer anywhere.

My 2 cents,

Fafnir_6

THUD68
03-29-2004, 12:38 PM
"You wouldn't really need dual controls. If you could just view from the cockpit of another plane it would serve the same purpose.

You could ride with the instuctor in his plane, and he could tell you what he was doing with voice comms. Then he could ride with you in your plane."

That would be a nice addition to a fine sim. Thanks Buzz.

BTW are you and IceFire part of the Maddox team?
Just curious. There are a lot of folks particpating in this sim and it might help us that don't regularly visit the forums to know what the bonafides are of the folks responding to our posts. Just want to know who I am talking to.

VW-IceFire
03-29-2004, 12:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by THUD68:

BTW are you and IceFire part of the Maddox team?
Just curious. There are a lot of folks particpating in this sim and it might help us that don't regularly visit the forums to know what the bonafides are of the folks responding to our posts. Just want to know who I am talking to.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Nope...just a friendly forumite. I read what Oleg Maddox posts and I try and remember what he said, what relevance it has and then I repeat it for others. Its not as good as Oleg's word but I try and at least spread some of the limitations.

Generally I'm familar with development teams, the cycles, and limitations of game development. I haven't worked in the industry (still getting my degree right now) but I'm very familar with it so sometimes I do bring a perspective that the average gamer may or may not have.

So nothing I ever say is official...just hopefully as informed as possible http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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BuzzU
03-29-2004, 02:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by THUD68:
"You wouldn't really need dual controls. If you could just view from the cockpit of another plane it would serve the same purpose.

You could ride with the instuctor in his plane, and he could tell you what he was doing with voice comms. Then he could ride with you in your plane."

That would be a nice addition to a fine sim. Thanks Buzz.

BTW are you and IceFire part of the Maddox team?
Just curious. There are a lot of folks particpating in this sim and it might help us that don't regularly visit the forums to know what the bonafides are of the folks responding to our posts. Just want to know who I am talking to.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I do beta test for other sims, but was never asked for IL2/FB. I wouldn't mind, but it is a lot of work.

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PBNA-Boosher
03-29-2004, 04:23 PM
Any idea for a trainer is out, however, if you like to, we might be able to model a T-6 and put a defensive gun in the rear seat and take out the controls, as well as adding two guns in the nose of the plane. This would give us a CAC Wirraway attack plane. It's a fighting man's T-6! The Aussies used it a lot!