View Full Version : Newbie on Deck

12-07-2006, 10:29 PM
Hello All i just bought PF and am learning but i am having some problems landing,I went to traing area to attempt landing practice, and my landing gear wont come down, and also in one mission i landed on carrier turn eng off up hook chocks in and nothing happens it just sits there no mission complete or anything, anyhelp will be helpful.

12-07-2006, 10:31 PM
also can i play on line with PAc Fighters, I do not have any other of the games,just ordered the new IL2.

12-08-2006, 12:33 AM
On the USN/USMC side of the plane list. You will have to go into your game controls. Assign a keyboard key to Rise gear manually.I use the up arrow key. It is not automatic. I have to press that arrow up key quite a few times.My index finger has become so
numb I lost count. Ouch! The same needs to be
aplied to the Lower gear manually . I assigned the Lower gear manualy to the down arrow key. Here is a web page that has instructional videos Dart's page (http://www.darts-page.com/) I quite enjoy the commentary as well.Do you know that when you choose a Pilot carrer, the game gives you options to View difficulty? Turning the NO instant success button on or off might be why the mission did not end.Other factors could be that you did not complete the nission. Did you use your map to look at your waypoints? The mission briefs can tell you what is imortant for you to follow. Get familliar with you full mission builder. Look at a few missions under the microscope. (FMB) Assign one key to view the enemy planes externally, then another to view frriendly planes. Find the section in the FMB that allows you to PLAY the mission. If you get a blank screen change to one of your external views. You can see the whole mission as if you are watching a movie. I hope that helps. Good Luck.

Aces High Virtual Fighter Squadron (http://aceshigh.ws/run2/)<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


12-08-2006, 09:25 AM
The F4U Corsairs and the F6F do let you raise or lower the gear with one keypress. But the training plane (F4F, I think) makes you raise/lower the gear manually as BlueKestral described.

12-08-2006, 10:08 AM

The Wildcats (F4F-3, F4F-4, FM2) have a manually raised and lowered gear. It was a hallmark of Grumman aircraft at the time. If you look to the right side of the cockpit, you can see the handcrank. It operated a system quite like a bicycle chain and sprockets

Assign keystrokes for "manually raise" and "Manually rettract" landing gear

12-08-2006, 10:51 AM
S! all. Thanks for the further explanation on the maual retract gear planes. It was late and since he was in the training area he would be using the early planes. I know it looks like a typo, however in the controls it is Rise Gear manualy, and Lower Gear manualy he should look for. I am a terrible typist and I wanted to edit it afterwards. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


12-08-2006, 11:44 AM
Hey Thundergrunt

Depending on the mission/scenario, the only message you will recieve when you have completed the objectives is "mission complete" in red text across the screen. The objectives for the mission can be assigned in the FMB for various actions such as destroying XX or escorting XX or even a successful RTB.

Once you have accomplished these objectives and you recieve the "mission completed" message, you will recieve no further messages from the game. Once you have landed you can exit the scenario at will and then you will get a brief of what you destroyed during the mission. For that matter you really dont need to land at all, depending on the scenario.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


12-08-2006, 03:11 PM
THanks for the Info fellas, I did not know about the manual gear thing and i was in a wild cat, also i was flying around and how do i bomb with the planes especcialy the SBD,

12-08-2006, 04:31 PM
Originally posted by Thundergrunt:
THanks for the Info fellas, I did not know about the manual gear thing and i was in a wild cat, also i was flying around and how do i bomb with the planes especcialy the SBD,

You have to arm your plane in the arming section.
In Quick mission Builder click on the far right button (arrow), and look for the drop-down list of bombs etc.

You might need to set a key to drop the bomb (alt+spacebar or just spacebar works for me for rockets/bombs, can't remember which is which though), look in the 'contols' section - on the main page of the game.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

<span class="ev_code_PINK">My Aim is True.</span>

12-08-2006, 04:36 PM
S! Thundergrunt.

A link to know your weapons (http://www.partizanska-eskadrila.com/reference/Dauntless.html)

Cockpit reference (http://www.partizanska-eskadrila.com/reference/SBD.htm)

A link to complex engine mangement (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_cem.htm)

Dive Bombing D3A (http://www.airwarfare.com/guides/pf_divebombing.htm)

Dive bombing Stuka (http://www.airwarfare.com/guides/stuvi_guide.htm)

Plus check out the link for bombing in Dart's movies. Not SBD specific but you wanna learn to bomb yes?

I hope this helps.Print and read at your leisure
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


12-08-2006, 05:07 PM
I forgot to say, you don't want to have unlimited ammo selected in your 'difficulty' settings - you'll be dropping a lot of bombs if you do.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

<span class="ev_code_PINK">My Aim is True.</span>

12-08-2006, 05:11 PM
S! and hello again.

Bear with me if my typing is bad.

You need to set up additional keystrokes.

Supercharger Next Stage
Supercharger Prev stage
Air Brake http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif
Wheel Brake
Lock / unlock tail wheel
Toggle arresting hook
Toggle chocks
open/ close canopy
fold unfold wings
raise seat/ on PF palnes with open cockpit
There is a whole lot more.
Like friendly views ect.
Some of these may be set already. You can set them in a way that is easy for you. Mine are the home,insert,page up page down and end key.
Plus my X52 gives me a lot of extra buttons to chose from as well.
My C.O.BBQhead told me if someone has a mike and Ventrillo http://www.ventrilo.com/
Plus Hyperlobby /4.04m or 4.05./ They are welcome to join us online. Here is our webpage.
Aces High Virtual Fighter Squadron. (http://aceshigh.ws/run2/)

The port and connection info is in the right upper corner of the site. I have not been flying lately. Once connected, say hello and tell them "Blue" sent me. Don't worry or fear that you have to commit. A process is there for those who want to join.good luck. If you see any member online with an _AH_ tag send them and request to join in on the fun.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


12-08-2006, 06:49 PM
HEy Kestral thanks alot, I am learnign alot I got the Landing thing down kinda, it's hard, I kept landing on both small deck and big deck carriers but kept crushing the LG till i got in the SBD and F4U and it became alot easier,my stick is a Logitech Attack 3 and most of my controls are up on it like flaps, hook canopy airbrakes and weapons,,I have a Mic to use and I would love to hook up with squadron and learn as well as get in the mix too, I got 5 kills on the Peral Harbor mission, i will try and get that stuff u put up. Kestral and Setback thanks alot again ill keep you updated also. i just got IL2-1946 do i have to uninstall PF and then add it back to IL-2????

12-08-2006, 11:48 PM
S! Thundergrunt.
As you have read on the forums. The new and improved version of the game is 4.07. You lucky dog! We arecurrently running a mix between 4.04m and 4.05 Since you will have 4.07 I would suggest a seperate install. Keep 4.07 clean. The PR with the different versions is sorely in amis. I use Il2 laoder. This program will enable the user to switch back and forth from 4.04m to 4.05. Since I am waiting on my DVD. I can not suggest anything different. Hint
If you would like to fly with us be able to use 4.04m or 4.05. This may be difficult to do if you are at 4.07. I have to get on my soap box. If only those in control would invent or commission some one to make a switch for all of the versions. Teammplay and Squadron unity would be a lttle easier. If I can speak for Aces High it is a wait and see aproach.
Brother, I will be out of town this weekend.
Take a look at our recuiting page.Aces High Recuiting (http://aceshigh.ws/run/Recruit%20Page.mht)
This is just info. Please read our code of conduct and protocals. You are invited to join us on ventrillo. It may be hard to set up. But if you send a e-mail to the deskclerk. HQ staff will get back with you ASAP. Even if its I'm trying to connect to vent but I can not. I wanna check U guys out. I want you to be happy with your choice of Virtual brothers. So take a look at this Squadrons Recuiting Page (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&s=400102&f=48310655)

You can access further info on our web if you sign up as a user on the right side. It should be blinking. Three hours before I take off. I am thankful for your interest. Keep your ears open and your vision keen!
Talk to you later!
_AH_BlueKestral Squadron Public Information Officer. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


12-09-2006, 04:00 PM
Kestral i' am hooked up on hyperlobby and vertrillio, and went on multi player last night, crashed a **** load, then finally got up alot and flying around, after about 3hrs i finally got a kill, and i got shot down once, but in between that i think crashed about 15 times, trying to turn into a fight, i would turn and then just spin out, and flying i felt i flew best in SBD, Corsair, and Spitfire, and i am putting in a recruiting email to you guys.

12-11-2006, 10:18 PM
Kestral I tried Emailing the Clerkdesk, and nothing kept coming back as not a valid address.

12-12-2006, 07:51 AM
S! sorry about the troubles. As posted I have been out of town. Message sent. You should be getting a E-mail from our C.O. Website is being updated. So sir, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif please accept my appologies.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">