View Full Version : How far can it stretch? - boing!

12-30-2004, 02:12 AM

12-30-2004, 02:12 AM

12-30-2004, 02:14 AM

If you had a prop you could pull it farther!

12-30-2004, 02:17 AM
I hooked it a 440kmph, but I cliped the prop at the same time. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

12-30-2004, 02:29 AM
That sounds fun! I'll try that, and see what nations carriers have the longest stretch! I'll test these parameters... all at 400kph

U.S. = Corsair = Intrepid
U.K. = Seafire = Illiustrious
Kriegsmarine = Me-155 = Seydlitz
IJN = A6M5b = Akagi

12-30-2004, 02:52 AM


now everyones thinking ....hey why didnt i think of that.

i know i did.


12-30-2004, 03:16 AM
That'd be one heckuva way to get that bandit on your 6 to overshoot. 'Course, the problem lies in surviving the encounter intact enough to take advantage http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

This also reminds me of when I first got PF and was trying out carrier landings for the first time in an F4U. I'd been at it for quite a while without a shred of luck, and stubborn old me was refusing to use the no-cockpit view to take advantage of that vector indicator (in fact I still haven't used that). All my previous attempts had ended with me coming in far too hot a couple of times, then finally coming in too slow, gunning the throttle to compensate, and torque rolling right into the drink... SPLASH!

I guess I was getting frustrated, because on one run I just became hellbent on snagging a wire. Once again, I came in a little too high, and a little too fast. The tiny little LO we all have inside us was frantically yelling "Wave off, wave off!", but I was in no mood for his lip. About halfway down the deck I dipped the nose, bounced off the ship (was lucky to have not broken my gear, actually), and nosed down again as I was nearing the wires on the other end of the ship. Sure enough, my hook bit directly into a cable. "Huzzah!" I mentally shouted, "My first snagged wire!" This was cause for celebration!

Until I noticed how long it was taking me to stop, of course.

I don't remember what I was thinking as I saw the end of the deck hurtling closer and closer to my windscreen, even as the plane shook and the stall light blinked on and off. What I do remember is seeing the deck vanish below my nose, then seeing the nose drop about 90 degrees, staring directly at the ocean, then... nothing. Nothing? After a few minutes of mid-air hovering, I was met with the familiar splash, then an explosion as the boat plowed over my plane. Curious about what had just happened, I saved a track and played it.

Turns out that my plane was HANGING off the front of the deck, still attached to an arresting wire! Lexington was kind enough to carry me a few meters as I dangled off her nose, but soon the cable "reset" and there was nothing holding my Corsair to the ship anymore. Gravity just kind of took over from there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

12-30-2004, 06:07 AM
hey..that would be bad a$$ way to bomb enemy carriers... hook down and when the plane stops
bombs away.. cant miss http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif