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jasaund7089
05-06-2005, 07:19 PM
Stupid question: How can I keep the speed of my aircraft UP, while making a turn? I lose speed(down to around 200-240km) while making a turn and generally get shot down, as this loss in speed is unrecoverable. I am a true noob to this game, and to flying, and just need some "hints". Any help would be appreciated. Basically how should I make an efficient turn.

Raptor_20thFG
05-06-2005, 07:30 PM
what plane are you flying

jasaund7089
05-06-2005, 08:02 PM
sbd-3

Lunix
05-06-2005, 08:04 PM
Dont turn! Well dont turn hard, be easy on the stick. Energy management is the name of the game here so if your going to do a maneuver that will burn energy like a hard turn make certain you are doing it for a reason.

Your motor turns fuel into energy very slowly so if you want to bank up some "E" climb and put potential E away. You can turn potential E into E very quickly by descending. Much quicker than your motor can, you can then cash this E in to perform maneuvers.

A great way to do a hard turn without burning too much energy is to use the horizontal. Before turning climb up to store that E then turn after which you can descend and cash in that E you saved. This also allows you to stay behind your opponent while having more E in the bank. Remember the best position to be in is high on their 6.

Good luck and have fun

karost
05-06-2005, 08:09 PM
if you like turning tactic take this:
I-16,Zero,LA5FN,Spirtfire,Herricen


if you like engergy tactic take this:
bf109,P-51,fw-190

- do you know about Best Corner velocity turn ?
- do you know about Best sustained turn ?

if you not know what difference between art of energy tactic and turning tactic ....man you have alot of thing to read and learn and develop your skill..... my friends http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

start from this Energy Management: Picking The Right Airplane For The Job (http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_011a.html)

have fun and good hunt http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

S~

jasaund7089
05-06-2005, 08:13 PM
thanks for the replies! I will have to do some reading! again, thanks!

jasaund7089
05-06-2005, 08:25 PM
Great read karost. I am begining to understand now what it is I was doing wrong. I belive I am pushing me plane to hard into a turn. Another question, should you trim your plane for level flight before engaging an enemy? Is there any benefits to this. Or does this auctually hinder performance?

karost
05-06-2005, 08:40 PM
trim+ is good for turning tactic

and Yes, I like trim level flight before engaging an enemy coz I like to play energy tactic.


soon when you understand about energy tactic you will find new dimension of fun , but it takes a lot of time to understand it coz energy tactic is invisible force (adventage) you can not see it with your eyes but you will see it with your head http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

S~

jasaund7089
05-06-2005, 08:51 PM
Now, I feel like luke skywalker...... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif obi-won

LStarosta
05-07-2005, 05:14 AM
Look up how to do chandelles...