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kevin_ghost
03-20-2004, 08:00 AM
I am a total newbie so far.Just play the game for 1 week.
And I always get killed by my own operating mistakes such as stall or spin http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
I am wondering which fighter has the best air combat performance?
I've checked some introductions of WW2 airplanes,it seems the F6F-hellcat get the best average capability on a air combat.
Is it correct or something ?

kevin_ghost
03-20-2004, 08:00 AM
I am a total newbie so far.Just play the game for 1 week.
And I always get killed by my own operating mistakes such as stall or spin http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
I am wondering which fighter has the best air combat performance?
I've checked some introductions of WW2 airplanes,it seems the F6F-hellcat get the best average capability on a air combat.
Is it correct or something ?

malkuth
03-20-2004, 08:09 AM
F6F is not in game.

At this point the best combat aircraft in game in The KI. Its over modeled though.

Basically the secret to this game is to learn the basics of Radiator control and mixtures at different alt. Also Alot of aircraft Turn better with Combat flaps on.

To get started though pick on aircraft and fly the heck out of it. Learn what it can do etc. For instance the ME109 is a BNZ type aircraft. Getting into a turning fight with it, will get you killed most of the time. (online most time).

Alot of newbies like to use the LA7, or as some would call it the LAME 7. Its pretty forgiving.

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System Specs (http://www.metrocast.net/~moffre/sysspecs.html)

kevin_ghost
03-20-2004, 08:22 AM
I fly P51 when I get started and find the gun power can't be satisified.
So I am tring spirfire recently.

resev
03-20-2004, 08:28 AM
Dont worry about your mistakes.
Everyone here was at one point a rookie with bad habits that would kills us frequently.

I prefer to let one learn from his mistakes, then giving bucketloads of information that he might quite possibly not be able to use, and end up making it all even worse, so i'l just give you a few discrete pointers, that will put you on the right path for learning how to fly, so in a few months you can earn your wings.

The game takes a lot of patience to learn, so don't rush it, and just learn at your pace.

1- Are your input settings in default?
If they are, its overkill, because they are way too sensitive to learn with.
What joystick do you use? I might be able to make you a starters input settings for you to learn with, depending on the joystick.

2- Don't use a tight grip on the joystick, that will make you oversteer all the time when you are learning.
Hee's a little learning tactic.
Keep your index finger and thumb away from the joystick.
This way, you won't be phisicaly able to put as much of a tight grip on the joystick, wich in turn means that your movement will be slower and smoother.
Once you do this for a few weeks, you'l notice then when you grab hold with a full fist, you'l no longer make rash movements, because your arm, wrist and fingers are getting used to the understrenthened method.
This is very effective method, so don't neglect it.



Lets try these two points for sraters.
After that you'l be able to start on slightly more advanced methods, and beguin with the basic and intermidiate maneuvres.

As i said, this will be slow, but you have to consider that you first have to learn how to fly, and only after that you can start thinking about serious combat.

Cheers.

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Maple_Tiger
03-20-2004, 08:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by kevin_ghost:
I am a total newbie so far.Just play the game for 1 week.
And I always get killed by my own operating mistakes such as stall or spin http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
I am wondering which fighter has the best air combat performance?
I've checked some introductions of WW2 airplanes,it seems the F6F-hellcat get the best average capability on a air combat.
Is it correct or something ?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


For stalls and spins... this just takes practice. Pick a plane that you realy like or one that is generaly good all around and spend some time with it, get to know it.

Never just yank back on your joystick. Find out at what speeds your favorite plane at the tme can manuver well and can't.

keep a close eye on your plane. What is it doing while your manuvering? Is it shaking?.

Shaking or buffeting meens your getting close to going into a stall. This can change into a spin. Whatch for this when your in a turn fight. Also it might be a good idea to lurn Energy management. If your plane is shaking a bit while manuvering then your wasting energy.

Take your plane for a spin in the QMB. Get to know how it handles at high speeds and low speeds. Watch your speed in a turn when the plane is shaking. Then try another turn but this time dont pull back too hard so that you see shaking. You should notice that you have more speed or energy when you turn is complete, then if you turned too hard cuasing buffeting.

Altitude and Energy is the key to survival.

Capt. 361stMapleTiger.

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kevin_ghost
03-20-2004, 08:47 AM
Thx,buddies.
Actually I am even not using a joystick now,lol
I've just bought the game 1 weeks ago and found this game is quite different from other old simulating games cause it's amost impossible for me to aim my target in a face-to-face combat.That's why i am addicting to it and gave all the other games like WC3 or CS up.
I think I am on the process of being a real pilot,the feeling is sooo goood !
I will get MS sidewind Feedback2 next week.
by the way,is a MS SF2 enough?
what other kind of flying sets u got?

horseback
03-20-2004, 09:47 AM
Man, if you can get a MS FFB of any kind, grab it! According to most on these boards, it is the best FFB stick around, and MS has discontinued their joystick line, so they are becoming increasingly rare.

I have one of the ludicrously expensive CH Products rigs (stick, rudder pedals and throttle), stepping up from the Sidewinder Precision 2, so I couldn't tell you what a good mid-level stick brand is these days, but there is much carping about MS's late, lamented FFB sticks being hard to find.

So, if you could get one, do so, an feel free to gloat about it.

cheers

horseback

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