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frapeforte1
04-26-2006, 07:28 AM
Does anybody know how to activate the Dive brake? Where is the Dive brake button?

JG53Frankyboy
04-26-2006, 07:35 AM
well, have a loke in your button/key settings !
you have to asign one, there is no default.

Lodovik
04-26-2006, 07:36 AM
One more button that you have to map yourself http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Choose the "Controls" option and scroll down the list, the Dive Brake is relatively early in the list.
I tend to use a button in HOTAS control, so I don't have to reach for the keyboard when pulling from a dive. Anyway I suggest to choose a button you don't mix with the others too easy.
Also, don't worry about not getting the hang of all the controls right away. It took me almost 18 months to get the hang of them all and I'm still constantly tweaking them on my Saitek...
But that's fun in itself, I think.

Oh, and do watch out: Dive bombing is really, really addictive http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

zoinks_
04-26-2006, 02:43 PM
i mapped my dive brake to my hotas throttle. i can dive my sbd from the heavens and enable my brake while reducing throttle. the best use is at the end of the dive when i can throttle up, retract brake and pull out with stick from a 90 degree dive without reaching for keyboard.

also trim is mapped to hotas to trim plane during dive. my accuracy is high. i tend to get real low when i drop knowing i can quickly pull out. a 2sec fuse still rocks me sometimes.

sbd is my first choice in any plane set online or off.

Crash_Moses
04-26-2006, 03:17 PM
A pilot after my own heart, Zoinks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

zoinks_
04-26-2006, 03:42 PM
rgr, Crash. hard to find you online. the last base we both visited is still smoking!

Bearcat99
04-26-2006, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by zoinks_:
i mapped my dive brake to my hotas throttle. i can dive my sbd from the heavens and enable my brake while reducing throttle. the best use is at the end of the dive when i can throttle up, retract brake and pull out with stick from a 90 degree dive without reaching for keyboard.


Now why didnt I think of that.. I have my dive break on my stick.. but it is more logical to have it on the throttle... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Crash_Moses
04-26-2006, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by zoinks_:
rgr, Crash. hard to find you online. the last base we both visited is still smoking!

Roger that! Good thing they keep repairing the dang things...

Been away on business. Florida last week, Pennsylvania this week and Georgia is next.

But keep looking...things will slow down eventually (I hope).

S!