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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 11:03 AM
Hi.

I have just started flying a couple of weeks ago, and my aircraft stalls very easily. (I fly mainly LA-7 and 109 g-2.) That's so annoying. I have an old gravis pro joystick with 4 buttons and a throttle on the side. Can stalling be reduced by joystick settings, or am I doing something wrong?

Cheers
SP1

XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 11:03 AM
Hi.

I have just started flying a couple of weeks ago, and my aircraft stalls very easily. (I fly mainly LA-7 and 109 g-2.) That's so annoying. I have an old gravis pro joystick with 4 buttons and a throttle on the side. Can stalling be reduced by joystick settings, or am I doing something wrong?

Cheers
SP1

fluke39
09-15-2003, 11:27 AM
stalling can be esaily curbed by reucing the sensitivity of your joystick in the settings - ei in the input section of hardware setup (i think) reduce the last couple of bars so they are not at 100 ( i think)

this is possibly best for a "new flyer" however this is will prevent you from being able to use full aileron or elevator when you might need it.....

the "proper" way to do things is to make sure you don't pull or push all the way with your joystick - the faster you are going the more you can pull/push your stick without stalling.. try to avoid violent movement of the stick - especially at slow speeds

ie at 250 kph pulling the stick all the way back will give a stall at 500kph pulling it all the way back will not result in a stall - and may well be neccesary to execute the manoeuver that you may need to do /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

practice with one particular aircraft and the amount you pull on the stick - you will soon learn how hard you can pull your stick ( err../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif ) aat certain speeds without stalling /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
different planes have different stall characteristics


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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 11:30 AM
How to stall less.......

Don't yank at your stick so hard /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

also you might go blind http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif


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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 11:49 AM
I thought it made the palms of your hands hairy! Made you look!!!

Luckyboy = senior hydraulic landing gear designer for the P-11

XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 11:51 AM
Nope, not fair and did not answer the poor hairy palmed boy's question. Before I can help you I will need to know when this is happening to you. Please be specific. Answers like "all the time" won't make it!

Luckyboy = senior hydraulic landing gear designer for the P-11

XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 12:35 PM
Get a force feedback joystick so you can feel the aircraft before it stalls. If you don't want to buy a force feedback joystick you can watch your wingtips. When you see streamers of air coming off them your about to stall.

I'm assuming your speaking of stalling in a turn. Keep all your control movements smooth or setup you controls to force them to be smooth.

If your stalling just trying to climb just watch your airspeed, and keep your nose lower.

XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 07:36 PM
Yeah, I practiced alot today, and I think I won't change the settings, but my flying style. I don't have to pull that poor old stick so hard. Thanks everyone, I'm sure I'll be on your 6 some day :-)

Thanks 4 your answers.

XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 07:51 PM
Fly at a lower angle of attack.

If you don't know how to fly you're probably going to be bad at it.

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 08:24 PM
I would keep the stick at a sensitive setting then keep it the same.
Get used to it through experience.
Each plane has it's stall points, learn them and you'll be ok.



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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 08:26 PM
Don't wanna stall? Pick something built by the soviets and slam the throttle all the way forward and forget about it. You can do anything with the stick and those pesky stalls are nothing but a bad memory.

XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 08:36 PM
BlitzPig_DDT wrote:
- Don't wanna stall? Pick something built by the
- soviets and slam the throttle all the way forward
- and forget about it. You can do anything with the
- stick and those pesky stalls are nothing but a bad
- memory.


A little insight on DDT:
Key word in his post = built
That excludes the P-39 and P-40 among others.

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XyZspineZyX
09-15-2003, 09:19 PM
BlitzPig_DDT wrote:
- Don't wanna stall? Pick something built by the
- soviets and slam the throttle all the way forward
- and forget about it. You can do anything with the
- stick and those pesky stalls are nothing but a bad
- memory.


And dont forget about those useful UFO manouveres they should come in very useful too, in VVS birds that is...

XyZspineZyX
09-16-2003, 10:54 AM
Read the characteristic of your plane in the advanced manual locatad in FB CDs. Memorize the differnt altitude performance of the aricraft. For example the mig3, that is the plane I'm currently flying, easy stall at low altitude, under 1000meters while it is much good at altitude above 4.000 meters.
Try to fly gently and try to use rudder properly to help you in turns.



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XyZspineZyX
09-16-2003, 12:56 PM
I'm using a prehistoric Logitech Wingman at the moment as my regular joystick died (I'm awaiting a replacement under warranty at the moment/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif )
This thing is sooo unresponsive, it is nigh impossible to stall with it!



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