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joeap
12-12-2006, 03:45 AM
First cool thing, played a Shinden single mission and got killed so was enjoying the view of the other planes and watched some Sallys (Ki-21) landing. Watched the landing gear come done, first the right wheel then the left (or was it the opposite). Yes UNYSNCHED landing gear...and a gorgeous model to boot...to bad it's AI.

Faveorite thing so far.

KIEV. Glorious capital of the ancient Kievan Rus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kievan_Rus). Noticed about 5 or 6 Church complexes (not just churches or cathedrals) important buildings like the railway station and the stadium. At work so no screenies. Check it out!!!

Deadmeat313
12-12-2006, 05:32 AM
I still have all this joy to come. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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F19_Olli72
12-12-2006, 05:37 AM
I agree its (Ki-21) a very nice model, very cool looking.

I also agree its a pity its AI, it wouldve been awesome to fly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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flox
12-12-2006, 11:06 AM
While the unsynched landing gear is cool, it's not new. The gear on certain planes worked that way and this is reflected in their in-game counterparts. The P-40 and I-153 come to mind.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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SeaFireLIV
12-12-2006, 11:19 AM
Guess you don`t fly too many Spits then, joeap. As it`s what they do all the time.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Platypus_1.JaVA
12-12-2006, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
Guess you don`t fly too many Spits then, joeap. As it`s what they do all the time.

We'll be tapping a certain key quite a many times with BoB then. I just read somewhere in a magazine that the spit mk1 gear was operated manually http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BTW, I ordered my 1946 DVD online. The release date was 7 december and I still did not get any message about it being send http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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joeap
12-12-2006, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
Guess you don`t fly too many Spits then, joeap. As it`s what they do all the time.

Well not that often lately. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif Although, I hardly ever look at my own plane during take off...still cool.

I still wonder that no one seems to have commented on Kiev, and I must add that Burma and the other new Asian maps are very welcome.

SeaFireLIV
12-12-2006, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by Platypus_1.JaVA:

We'll be tapping a certain key quite a many times with BoB then. I just read somewhere in a magazine that the spit mk1 gear was operated manually http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Hey! how come no one ever mentions these things? First time I learned that a plane needed manual gear use was the I16 and I thought, "Well, that`s Russian technology for you!" Completely oblivious to the fact that the early F4F American aircraft had a manual winding gear too and now I discover the Spitfire (my own home aircraft) uses the manual gears!

Someone once whined that having to tap buttons to wind gears was micro-managing gone mad, well all I can say is it taught me something that 5 or 6 Western sims kept me in ignorance on.

What I like about IL2 is that more than any sim, it`s TAUGHT me a few things about planes more than any other. You should not only ENJOY a simulater but learn from it as well imho. Someone posted photographs of an I16, a P51, a cutwing Spitfire LF and a Hurricane IIC - at a glance I knew them all.

Before, IL2, I may have got the Hurricane or Spitfire.

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tomtheyak
12-12-2006, 05:27 PM
Early MkI Spits had the manual chassis retract, but mid to later production variants had the automatic system.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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SeaFireLIV
12-12-2006, 05:53 PM
I`d guessed that, but cheers anyway.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
12-13-2006, 04:05 AM
Originally posted by tomtheyak:
Early MkI Spits had the manual chassis retract, but mid to later production variants had the automatic system.

I seem to remember that there was some mention of the difficulty of having to adjust to the manual gear in spitfires in Geoffrey Wellum's excellent book 'First Light'. As I recall he did most of his training in Harvards (Fixed landing Gear) and mentioned one or two had to be reminded that you needed to 'pump' the landing gear into place!

Quite messy if your a new pilot and forgot

Either way I thouroughly and frequently recomend this book to anyone with a passing interest in spits or the battle of britain.

Only 'Fighter boys' has proved to be a comparable read for me so far.