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Wild.Bill.Kelso
08-28-2007, 06:14 PM
I just got 1946 and am flying the Pe-2 for the first time.

I turn on the Level Stabilizer, adjust the Velocity, Distance, and Speed. But when I hit the key to turn on the Bombsight Automation, nothing happens. The bombsight doesn't lock onto the ground. The info message on the screen doesn't say Bombsight Automation is on.

I checked my key assignments, and I am hitting the correct key. Maybe the Pe2 doesn't use this? Or maybe I just don't know what I'm doing??

Help!

CzechTexan
08-28-2007, 06:45 PM
Have you used the "C" key to scroll through the different crew positions?

bolox00
08-28-2007, 07:04 PM
the pe2 bombsight is not automatic, it projects an impact point based on parameters such as airspeed and height you enter into it.release is done manually.
for a better explanation try the pe2 section of the aircraft guide pdf in your 46 directory

VMF-214_HaVoK
08-28-2007, 07:05 PM
You have to manually drop your bombs in the Pe-2. Actually I find it the easiest plane to drop bombs on target with. Here is a good video that will teach you how to do just that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcmw6ZWOjNc

And here is a link from Oleg. http://files.games.1c.ru/il2pict/Pe-2_Sight_Operation.zip
S!

Wild.Bill.Kelso
08-28-2007, 08:46 PM
Thanks for the info guys. I did look at the Aircraft Guide, but still need some practice.

In the B25 I can estimate the TAS and then turn the Bombsight automation on and tweek it till it's correct. Without this, I have to enter the correct TAS and don't get to check if it's correct with the Automation. Can't see how that's easier, but I'm a noob in the PE-2 so I'll just have to see for myself.

ImMoreBetter
08-28-2007, 08:50 PM
It's easier because there is less adjusting.

Go download the bombsight calculator. I'm pretty sure it's in the essentials list in Bearcat's sig.

Wild.Bill.Kelso
08-28-2007, 08:59 PM
Yea I have that.

I also read you can get the TAS from a dial in the no cockpit view. Haven't used that yet.

Thanks.

PS: Thanks VMF-214_HaVoK. I've watched the vid and dl the pdf info.

JG51_Rudel
08-28-2007, 10:58 PM
Doesn't the player need to enter the data into the bomb sight manually, until all the notches on the bombsight are in the same position to get a aiming point?

Wild.Bill.Kelso
08-29-2007, 02:32 PM
Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
And here is a link from Oleg. http://files.games.1c.ru/il2pict/Pe-2_Sight_Operation.zip
S! I watched the Track last night, but found it hard to understand the voiceover. The quality was crackling and I didn't understand about half of what he said. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Are there any other Pe-2 Bombing Tutorials somewhere?


Originally posted by JG51_Rudel:
Doesn't the player need to enter the data into the bomb sight manually, until all the notches on the bombsight are in the same position to get a aiming point? Yes, from the video he does enter the data manually, just like the B25. And he does line up the arrow and circle on the outer rings at the last few seconds to drop the bombs.