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Silenmtium
10-12-2005, 01:54 PM
Hello all,
I am sitting in the office bored and the hamster in my head started exercising. If load a %25 percent fuel load and also take an external tank, Does the game simulate the external beign full? Once you drop the external, then you have %25 right? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

rnzoli
10-12-2005, 02:49 PM
You lucky bastard, getting bored in the office, LOL. Some of us have to WORK there, you know.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

So, with droptanks, the fuel gauge shows 25%. It does not seem to change. I guess it starts going down after dropping the tank (or emptying the external tank).

This can be handy: look for the enemy conveniently with droptank, and then dogfight conveniently with 25% fuel load only.

SlickStick
10-12-2005, 02:57 PM
It used to be that a drop tank's supply immediately dumped into the main supply upon spawning. In V4.01 this has been corrected and the two supplies are separate. It is as you stated, use up drop tank or drop it early and you will be left with the 25%.

As rnzoli stated above, I have been using this tactic regularly for a few months. Use the external tank to get to the action, dump it upon arrival and dogfight with 25%. Just make sure you leave enough fuel to get home safely. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

sakai2005
10-12-2005, 03:24 PM
is there a gauge for the drop tanks?

Silenmtium
10-12-2005, 08:06 PM
Sweet! thanks guys. I have been using this method for online fighting but I was never sure if the game calculated things this way. Oh, trust me. beign bored at work for 8hrs. is the most horrible thing. I rather be bored at home. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

neural_dream
10-15-2005, 04:05 AM
Originally posted by sakai2005:
is there a gauge for the drop tanks?
No