View Full Version : One of those online moments...

08-26-2007, 03:18 PM
Having a brawl over at Kurch.. a LA5 drives through my tail

I feel the plane lurch and next moment it's all over the place.

Fighting to control it and figure out the damage.

It's starting to get very hairy.. I'm too low to bail.

It starts to stabilise.. and feel my heart pumping (no really http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )
I'm still heading for the ground and the elevators are not working.

I pump the flaps down as fast as possible and hit the throttle full forward.
It recovers as my fellow 'accident' make a sandpit on the local golf course.

Head for home expecting to be bounced at any moment.
Approaching the field give a 'clear the runway' call AND my fuel light comes on. I must have a heavy leak.

At the threshhold guess what happens.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

And I sink like a stone..

But all is OK in the end... Phew!!


08-26-2007, 03:54 PM
Awesome story and screenshots Freddie. Those are the best times, when the situation in the sim is just like something out of a movie.

08-26-2007, 04:09 PM
You just have to love those close calls! Things like this make this sim just fantastic to play http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif .

08-26-2007, 04:33 PM
heart pumping (no really http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif )

We believe you. All been there. Nice. I meant to remember to ask what skin in on the LA?

08-26-2007, 04:41 PM
All close calls seem to be with FW190s. In a similar situation, some pacific map, I landed without fuel, elevator and aileron. Had to fly over 2 aircraft who were taking off, and finally came to a stop 1 yard from a tree.

Sounds like the Monty Python's Yorkshiremen stories, but I don't exaggerate.

08-26-2007, 04:41 PM

08-26-2007, 10:17 PM
Lol nice getaway

08-27-2007, 12:19 AM
Nice Freddie!
I was in the skies of Lerch at the same time - missed that bit, although I heard you asking them to clear the runway for your landing. We were all having a good ol' time last night, pity I had to bail early with a mysterious drop in fps (2-3) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif, the reason I'm still looking for..so far I dunno - you ever try taking off online with an fps like that?....scary stuff.

Waldo, I'm pretty sure thats a default skin that was on the La-5 - might look a bit different in the sunset sky.

08-27-2007, 03:27 AM
Quick thinking ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Are you saying that you successfully managed to use flaps as a substitute for elevators, or that you did eventually get back some elevator control ? Cool if you did.

08-27-2007, 03:52 AM
Originally posted by ViktorViktor:
Quick thinking ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Are you saying that you successfully managed to use flaps as a substitute for elevators, or that you did eventually get back some elevator control ? Cool if you did.
There was very little elevator control left - I pulled on the stick and the nose didn't budge. I then over trimmed - still nothing. So last resort was to punch the flaps down and 'wall' the throttle. It came up fairly quickly after that. Back over the sea a bit more elevator control but nothing that you could control it with.

A thing I've always used when about to make an enormous hole in the ground. Instead of cutting back on the throttle, you must 'wall' it and drop flaps. More throttle = more speed = more lift. This plus flaps helps you pick the stones out of your radiator after you've landed back at base. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

There have been many times when I managed to nurse a plane back to base with 2/3 controls dead, using flaps and throttle control, but only managed 2x to put it down without losing my wheels or wings.. You jump out the CPit and run straight to the camp pub http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

08-27-2007, 04:04 AM
Thanks Freddie, I'll try that the next time I'm about to make a hole - I'm guessing it will be tonight !

08-27-2007, 06:50 AM
Reminds me of the time I was playing an offline Mitsubishi Zero naval pilot career. When not carrying bombs, I always make sure I carry a droptank. Makes me feel safer.

Well on this mission me and two other Zero's are tasked with scouting for the enemey carriers. We basically fly out far into see and suddenly make contact with the enemy. I drop the tanks and proceed to dogfight with some Grumman Wildcats bagging two in the process. One Zero is shot down and the other is damaged. I tell the damaged Zero to return to base and I proceed to fly the mission alone. I find the enemy carrier group and to my dismay I see my fuel tank slowly emptying. Checking the map, I am pretty darn far from my carrier group and my fuel tank is running low. Damn! I throttle down to 35-40% power, enough to generate enough speed to keep the light Zero up and slowly fly home at around 270 km/h if I remember correctly.

To cut a long story short, I arrive at the place where I expected my carriers to be with a nearly empty fuel tank. AND THEY'RE NOT THERE!!! Now I panic. I figured they're somewhere ahead of me and I make my way to where I think they'd be. If I crash in the Pacific, my mission is over so I need to find those friendly carriers. After a few minutes I finally see some ships ahead. I make out a carrier and proceed to land. My engine was running on fumes by now and a few meters before the carrier deck, my engine dies and I get the "out of fuel" message. I have enough speed and altitude to safely put down on the carrier and I managed to do this thankfully!

I thought thew Zero had range? How did those BF-109E pilots manage? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif