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Martosaurus
12-21-2004, 09:59 PM
Try as I might, I can't get the undercart on my Wildcat to retract or extend (using the default "G" key) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif. What's the secret?

Martosaurus
12-21-2004, 09:59 PM
Try as I might, I can't get the undercart on my Wildcat to retract or extend (using the default "G" key) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif. What's the secret?

Latico
12-21-2004, 10:06 PM
F4F landing gear has to be cranked up and down manually. You'll need to program key commands to crank them up and down. I use Alt+G for up and Ctrl+G for down.

You have to keep hitting the key until the gear is completely up/down.

And if you look down on the starboard side of the cockpit, you see the handcrack rotating while your raising/lowering the gear.

Martosaurus
12-21-2004, 10:46 PM
Cool! What realism! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TX-WarHawk
12-22-2004, 05:34 AM
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Zeus-cat
12-22-2004, 06:01 AM
How many tomes do we have to hit the key? Anybody know? I never bother to count and just hit the key "a bunch" of times.

Zeus-cat

-HH- Beebop
12-22-2004, 06:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Zeus-cat:
How many tomes do we have to hit the key? Anybody know? I never bother to count and just hit the key "a bunch" of times.

Zeus-cat <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Zeus;
During our last campaign I counted 51 times. It must have a lower gear ratio than the I-16. That plane only takes 40 mashes of the key.

Martosaurus
12-22-2004, 07:59 AM
Okay, works great, but is there a way to tell when you're "down and locked" from inside the cockpit without going outside for a visual reference? I heard a "thunk" and figured I was okay, but after I skidded down the deck I took a look and the wheels were only halfway down! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Drilling_857
12-22-2004, 08:30 AM
Greets Martosaurus,

If you look down right in the cockpit, you will see a crank handle that turns when you lower or raise the gear. When it does not turn anymore, the gear is all up or all down.

If you are useing emulation software for your joystick, you can map the key with a repeat or hold function to speed things up.

S! Drilling

Latico
12-22-2004, 10:55 AM
On your screen where it gives all the actions details such as "target destoryed" Flaps position, Throttle, etc. whatch for it to say "Gear Up" or "Gear Down". Once that appears, the gear is locked in that position.

The I-16 has indicater lights that light up for this. The Wild cats might supose to have them too, but I don't see them working.

pendragon1984
12-22-2004, 12:32 PM
There's a better way than watching the lever, since the handcrank keeps spinning a good eight or ten seconds after your LG is fully locked down or up.

If you look just in front of the handcrank, you'll see a small indicator box that has the words "UP" and "DOWN" on its face, and a small white arrow that slides horizontally between the two positions. The slider arrow indicates the exact, realtime position of your wheels (fully raised, fully extended, and everywhere in between).

Last time I posted on this subject I had a few screenshots to go with it. Assuming the function is working you can probably do a search and find it somewhere.

Martosaurus
12-22-2004, 06:20 PM
Thanks for the help, guys. I've learned to do a loooong base leg when I approach the carrier to give ample time to crank the gear down- it gets pretty busy in there! Gawd this is fun! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

heywooood
12-22-2004, 09:37 PM
Fun is right. The Wildcat is alot of fun.

The carrier ops are a blast. One thing I love to do is to QMB 1 or 2 Zero aces in the Coral Sea map at 17:45 hrs - down 'em in the ol 'Keg'
and then shoot traps on the carrier. Hook up on one of the sternmost wires, chock the wheels, then takeoff and go right around on the tightest lefthand orbit back to the deck again...wash ,rinse, and repeat....good fun be sure.