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funkster319
05-21-2008, 12:13 PM
Not sure why but I seem to have problems with bailing out online? Sometimes it works sometimes I can press and press the keys (Ctrl E) and nothing happens!

Is there some kind of system to ejecting? Do I hold the keys or tap them or something else? What I'm i doing wrong?

TinyTim
05-21-2008, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by funkster319:
Not sure why but I seem to have problems with bailing out online? Sometimes it works sometimes I can press and press the keys (Ctrl E) and nothing happens!

Is there some kind of system to ejecting? Do I hold the keys or tap them or something else? What I'm i doing wrong?

If a plane goes to fast, you can't bail out. Airflow pressure is to high.

IDF_Raam
05-21-2008, 12:38 PM
When too much G forces are applied on the pilot, he can not bail.

Try bailing in level flight and you will succeed every time, Than try to bail while spinning - sometimes you will fail.

funkster319
05-21-2008, 12:46 PM
So if your going down to fast and unable to pull up to slow - is it an idea to drop flaps / gear and open canopy (If possible) to create drag? ???

general_kalle
05-21-2008, 12:48 PM
if possible i usually Level the plane and cut the engine to prevent the pilot from hitting the spinner.
especially important on the Lerche

and yes if you reduce the speed by applying flaps and other stuff it will make it easyier to bail out.

funkster319
05-21-2008, 12:54 PM
Great! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif will give it ago - Lives are precious on Warclouds !

Monterey13
05-21-2008, 01:12 PM
Also, after you press CTRL E, leave the stick alone. If you're trying to fly after you've elected to bail, it won't work.

DKoor
05-21-2008, 02:58 PM
If you are in doubt whether you will succeed to bail, use;

-0% throttle
-deploy flaps fully, doesn't matter if they jam, you are already screwed up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
-use 100 prop pitch (in aircraft that use auto, switch to manual and firewall to 100)
-deploy gears down
-try to enter a spin, that will generally slow you down even if the spin is not flat; this works good even if you don't have one wing or so
-you can use max trim in order to slow your aircraft down

But really bailing out ASAP from a doomed machine is a key... nothing will work if you bail out at too low altitude.

SeaFireLIV
05-21-2008, 04:12 PM
Diving too fast and being unable to bail usually means your dead (virtually). I`ve had situations where I`ve been shot down, am spinning in can`t bail. I`ll try flaps, pulling up, everything, but usually it`s too late. All I can do is stare at the ground coming at me and scream loudly.

Scares the neighbours.

DKoor
05-21-2008, 05:17 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

That reminded me... there was this ancient Pacific Fighters forum thread about "what was your record lowest altitude of successful bailout?" or something like that, I remember doing less than 50m bailout in LA-5 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif .

funkster319
05-21-2008, 05:39 PM
Yeah I noticed that if you touch the stick or controls it prevents your bail. Just couldn't figure out the rest.



Originally posted by DKoor:
If you are in doubt whether you will succeed to bail, use;

-0% throttle
-deploy flaps fully, doesn't matter if they jam, you are already screwed up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
-use 100 prop pitch (in aircraft that use auto, switch to manual and firewall to 100)
-deploy gears down
-try to enter a spin, that will generally slow you down even if the spin is not flat; this works good even if you don't have one wing or so
-you can use max trim in order to slow your aircraft down

But really bailing out ASAP from a doomed machine is a key... nothing will work if you bail out at too low altitude.

Top stuff Dkoor! Nice one m8 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Thanks to all for answers. Been playing for ages and learn something new all the time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

cawimmer430
05-21-2008, 06:14 PM
How come on some of the early Ki-43 and A6M2 pilot careers you can't bail out? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Even if the plane is in a safe-bail-out-position. This always baffles me. Are the pilots "programmed" to like stay with their aircraft and die with it or something!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Metatron_123
05-21-2008, 06:31 PM
They have no parachute.

cawimmer430
05-21-2008, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by Metatron_123:
They have no parachute.


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

I really don't get the Japanese view on their pilots, even this early in the war. I mean it took time and money (fuel costs etc.) to train these guys and then they send them off in airplanes with no armor or self-sealing fuel tanks and no parachutes!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

DaddyAck
05-21-2008, 09:29 PM
Ahh, but you see the object is not to bail out of your ship. It is to make the other fellow bail out of his.

Xiolablu3
05-21-2008, 11:14 PM
The Japanese in the early war put every faith in plane manouverability.

As such any saving of weight was precious so their planes stayed super-manouverable like the early Ki43's and Zeros.

No armour plate, no parachutes ,
they even used to fly without radios to save weight in 1941-42.

It worked too, for a while, until the Allies captured a Zero and worked out tactics to beat it.

Schwarz.13
05-22-2008, 01:34 AM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
The Japanese... in the war put every faith in...

State Shinto http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

M_Gunz
05-22-2008, 02:16 AM
You could always check your Controls section to make sure you didn't wipe the key binding.

Xiolablu3
05-22-2008, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by Schwarz.13:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
The Japanese... in the war put every faith in...

State Shinto http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

WHat are you trying to tell me mate?

COuld you elaborate? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
05-22-2008, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by cawimmer430:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Metatron_123:
They have no parachute.


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

I really don't get the Japanese view on their pilots, even this early in the war. I mean it took time and money (fuel costs etc.) to train these guys and then they send them off in airplanes with no armor or self-sealing fuel tanks and no parachutes!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The parachute issue was to avoid capture, it's hard for the average westerner to understand but capture was worse than death to the japanese. If you're going to commit suicide rather than be captured anyway, why waste time and effort and weight on a parachute?

SlickStick
05-22-2008, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by Metatron_123:
They have no parachute.

IIRC, this is also a selectable option for the mission builder, to allow bailing or not.