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06-11-2004, 03:03 AM
Can somebody give me samo tips on neutralizing torqe on taking of with planes like P-38, Go229 ,etc. I tried with rudder but it wasn't enough, thanks!

06-11-2004, 03:03 AM
Can somebody give me samo tips on neutralizing torqe on taking of with planes like P-38, Go229 ,etc. I tried with rudder but it wasn't enough, thanks!

06-11-2004, 03:14 AM
mmm, no problem here.

What do you use for rudder?

What is your take off procedure?

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06-11-2004, 03:30 AM
First I move flaps to take off position, then I start one engine, then almost immidiatly second, then I hit the brakes increase power to about 25-30% and push rudder full in direction opposite to where torque is leading me but the plane just won't listen, I managed to control P38 but it was sluggish after takoff, but Go229 is just making circles on the runway and I can't do anything to stop it except decreasing the power, final result - I am unable to take off in it! What is wrong in that procedure, I don't know. Could you tell me how you do it?
I am playing IL2 since orginal Sturmovik released but I was never taking off with multiple engined aircraft, I always use airstart with them!

06-11-2004, 03:39 AM
- select engine one
- select engine two
- select both engine...
If you don't select both engine, you are only applying power to one of them. Just check you did it before any move.

06-11-2004, 03:46 AM
Thanks Takata, it must be that, because it never occured to me I have to do that http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

06-11-2004, 04:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Brain32:
Can somebody give me samo tips on neutralizing torqe on taking of with planes like P-38, Go229 ,etc. I tried with rudder but it wasn't enough, thanks!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Torque on a Go-229! I dont think so.

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06-11-2004, 05:28 AM
No torque but you will have assymetric thrust and with no rudder any correction made using ailerons will make it worse

06-11-2004, 01:37 PM
Use that assymetric thrust for taxi work on the Go-229 but outside of that keep both engines at the same power levels.

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06-11-2004, 10:27 PM
I have developed a habit that helps make sure both engines are selected. After starting the engines and letting them both come up to speed, I look down at the throttles and run them up to 20-30% and then immediately pull the throttle back to 0%. If only one throttle moves, I have only one engine selected. Simple, but it works,


06-12-2004, 01:20 AM
actually, the Go229 DOES have torque on the taxiway. Don't ask me how, but it does. I noticed the other day when I wuz messing about with it (and yes, I had both engines selected, and at same power levels!!!!). It's kinda weird, but there you go!!

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06-14-2004, 06:29 AM
Make sure you have both engines selected.

if you dont only one will throttle and cause what looks like severe torque.

sometimes you have to select each individually and then deselect them, then hit the key assigned to select all engines.

Cheers, Hope you get it sorted its great fun flying the 2 and 4 engine planes!

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06-17-2004, 06:12 AM
u'll find it's alot easier to position the tb3 for takeoff if u use the engines that's opposite of the turn direction. meaning, if u want it to point to the right, start up both engines on the left wing and keep the engines on the right wing off. put these engines in synch with 'select all', add enough power to turn the ship in the direction u wanted. hit the brakes, then start up engines 3 and 4. resynch engines, and ur ready for takeoff.

06-19-2004, 03:28 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gifheres the the procedure for a combat takoff in twin engine a/c: engines are both selected when you spawn so the steps is as follows: #1 unselect engines 1 and 2, #2 select engine 1 hit i then unselect engine 1 again, #3 select engine 2 hit i then uselect engine 2 again, #4 select engines 1 and 2 and your on your way. your engines will start as fast as a single engine a/c. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif