View Full Version : How can I make the G-229 go faster than 300 Km/h ?

09-21-2008, 12:50 AM
I know I am doing something wrong , so this is why I am asking you this : how can I make the G-229 go faster than 300 Km/h ? If I tun the Autopilot ON , i've senn it flying with 810 Km/h , but if I take control , I can't get it faster than 300 Km/h ... Why ??

09-21-2008, 01:26 AM
The Go-229 (Gotha) in the game is very slow to accelerate to its full speed after take off, and you need to climb out slow at a low angle of attack until you have gained sufficient altitude to start experimenting with level flight and shallow dives to raise the energy level. Decreasing the fuel load will help, but a steep-climbing fast-turning dog-fighter it's not.

As you can see here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horten_Ho_229) the Horten was designed to transport a bomb load a long way while offering a low drag coefficient and thus good fuel economy. As ordered, with its 2 x 30mm cannon, it might have made a good bomber-interceptor if development hadn't been overtaken by events. But you will need to handle it carefully to get it wound up to its full capability.


09-21-2008, 03:24 AM
It slows down to 300 km/h because that is the cruise speed that had been appointed to the waypoint it is heading to. You may also notice, that it will climb or descend to a certain altitude and keep it.

300 km/h sound to me like you are flying a QMB mission, as 300 is the speed all aircrfat in QMB try to maintain. If it is a campaign mission you could edit it with the Full Mission editor and set a higher cruise speed.



09-21-2008, 03:36 AM
Get the nose down until you have greater speed.
Jet thrust is least at lower speed compared to top end, the opposite of props.
Get the nose down, it's even more important than in props -- and it's important in them too.

09-21-2008, 07:18 AM
OK but how do I prevent my flying wing from losing a wing during hard turn? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hehe... almost all early jets had poor climb rate compared to the pistons. However their level speed and their shallow dive speed is mostly something that most pistons can only dream ofhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif.

09-21-2008, 07:25 AM
Don't make hard turns? E-fighters go for the lesser G maneuvers, dontcha know? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Jets also have much better excess power than props at typical prop high speeds.
Of course that means they can sustain the harder turn at those speeds.