View Full Version : Corsair to altitude ASAP

03-06-2009, 09:00 AM
Okay, I'm in an F4U-1C and I just launched from a carrier and I want to get to 25,000 feet as quick as I can.

Certain things with engine management need to be done.

I want maximum performance out of my engine so that I can intercept some G4M bombers coming in at high alt.

How would you do it?

Thanks for any help. I'm not too lazy to read-up on it, I just want to see how you guys have been doing it and what works for you.
I am a Corsair junkie, so engine management tips in that plane is what I'm hoping to find.

03-06-2009, 09:10 AM
Hi, theres an a/c viewer around here somewhere, I dont remember but I think at mission 4 today.

All I remember is to change the blower at 2600 meters, and again at 8200.

Here you go.

http://mission4today.com/index...&file=details&id=325 (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=325)

03-06-2009, 09:17 AM
You've fallen for a wobbly piece of carp.


I fly the 1C off a carrier online in the Skies of Valor server, and it takes a bit to get up there. I basically go hands-off on the controls, and trim the aircraft to fast climb at around 280kph, using 101% throttle. Just enough to boost. Once you cross 2200 meters or so, hit the supercharger to stage 2. The higher you get, the faster you go upstairs. This plane does regain altitude nicely in zooms, so fight in the vertical.

A few gripes, free of charge:

For an aircraft of this size and weight, having a vertical stab practically the size of a B17 and a design basically of a razor back, the F4U is wildly unstable in any maneuver. The gunsight is a hopeless bobble-bouncer. Something is off, this plane should be much more stable.

03-06-2009, 09:23 AM

There are some topics around, but I don't think the radiator does anything. ALSO, for all you folks trying to take off of carriers online, run your throttle all the way up, lock your tailwheel, wait for the engine to reach full rev and then release the chocks. Gentle inputs with the rudder to keep straight down the deck and use NO FLAPS. You do not need them when carrying ammo only. If you really want to, pop one notch of flaps just as you reach the end of the deck to stabilize in the first few moments of air time. But really, no flaps are needed. It never fails that the first 2-3 F4Us that launch ahead of me tumble off the front of the ship and into the drink.

03-06-2009, 09:35 AM
110% throttle, trim nose up, climb at 130-140 knots. Switch SC at 7,000 and 17,000 ft. At around 20,000 ft., throttle back to cool the engine off.

03-06-2009, 09:51 AM
Thanks guys. So I am assuming then that if I have the mixture on auto then I don't have to mess with it and I just need to remember those altitudes for the super charger.

I'll make a little check list and tack it to the wall behind my monitor.