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MiszaNC
01-01-2005, 05:38 PM
Happy new Year!
Now back to reality. Try set a carrier landing mission in F4U (I tried in 1A but probably the same for other models), turn autopilot ON. Watch your speed. It reades 60 KIAS (110 kph)! Then on flare even 50 KIAS. I do not know about you but I can not go below 80 (150-160 kph) on final(even in BIG AoA) and 70 KIAS on flare in Corsair, otherwise the baby stalls fast!
How can you explain that amazing skills of my old PC?

MiszaNC
01-01-2005, 05:38 PM
Happy new Year!
Now back to reality. Try set a carrier landing mission in F4U (I tried in 1A but probably the same for other models), turn autopilot ON. Watch your speed. It reades 60 KIAS (110 kph)! Then on flare even 50 KIAS. I do not know about you but I can not go below 80 (150-160 kph) on final(even in BIG AoA) and 70 KIAS on flare in Corsair, otherwise the baby stalls fast!
How can you explain that amazing skills of my old PC?

Wolf-Strike
01-01-2005, 07:48 PM
Less AOA maybe??

RoughRaider1
01-01-2005, 08:06 PM
Yes the AI land too perfectly. Or they plop in the water for unknown reasons.

reisen52
01-01-2005, 08:10 PM
Its easy, the PC cheats. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

In every sim I have flown the AI is usually a perfect technical pilot, never makes a mistake & generally flys with a simplified flight model.

But when he does make a mistake he looks real bad

Zeke

DRB_Hookech0
01-01-2005, 08:29 PM
I get real nervous when I get to 80 KIAS...it just confrims the AI has anti-grav implants http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Tully__
01-01-2005, 11:38 PM
I haven't had a chance to try version 3.03 yet (staying with relatives over the Christmas/Summer break) but in 3.0/3.01/3.02bm the speed that seemed to work best for approach in the F4U was about 95-100mph (150-160km/h).

The AI (computer controlled, including autopilot) aircraft use a simplified flight model. Don't believe you should be able to do something just because the AI do it.

Fliger747
01-02-2005, 12:00 AM
The new flight model F4U series still approaches about like the old ones did, though the stability seems improved from the original.

Note that the cockpit airspeed indicator here is in MPH. It's use rather than the 'speedbar' is suggested, as, well compare them! The 'speedbar' is only in 10 knot incriments, which is not accurate enough for precise flying. Additionally you can tell a lot from 'analog' guages by the trend and speed of movement of the needle.

87 knots, which works out to 100.5 mph is a darn fine approach speed in this aircraft at normal landing weights. 82 knots, which is about 94 mph is a good absolute minimum as (in the real aircraft) application of waveoff power below this speed would probably roll you upside down. Think of it as sort of a VMCA (minimum control speed in the air with application of full power).

Asgeir_Strips
01-02-2005, 07:18 AM
During my final turn to the left (Curved approach, which by the way is the safest) i fly about 210 kph. When im lined up on the deck, my speed is about 190 kph and when i touch down my speed is about 170kph, in the corsar that is..
Way lower speed in the zero and wildcat..
Hellcat most probably a little slower that the bent wing bird.