View Full Version : Something ive spotted - YaK 7A/B series

10-16-2004, 03:27 PM
sorry if this has been mentioned before

The yak 7 seems to turn strange. its nose seems to lift up in the air and the plane 'pivots' (not the right word i know) on a point in the tail. looks real strange.

Not sure what i'm talking about? Go into QMB and try. Is this historical?

10-16-2004, 04:02 PM
Seems fine to me. Are you using the F2 external view? That might give you a false impression of what is actually happening during the turn. Just a thought.

10-16-2004, 04:10 PM
That's right. The camera seems to rotate rear of the centre when it's viewing Yak7A/B. Sometimes makes it look like you're doing massive burnouts :>

10-16-2004, 04:27 PM
I have noticed this since the original IL-2, many AI turn like this and a few flywables. . . as if the CG is about two inches in front of the trailing edge of the elevators (when viewed from outside teh plane anyway).

Always bugged me. . but then I don't think I am in the majority.

10-17-2004, 08:13 AM
Yeah....Yak-7 was always odd to me. But then it was a trainer aircraft turned heavy fighter so its a very odd plane to beging with anyways. I just figured the CG was further behind.

10-17-2004, 11:39 AM
yes I have noted that too, and it has nothing to do with the way the plane really turns, its just the way the "cam" follows the movement of the plane

I'll try to explain it the best way I can even if I will prolly fail to find the good words for it:

the rotary point of the cam is fixed on the TAIL of the plane (Yak7) instead of being fixed in the middle of the plane

in large it means the with the F2 view, for the Yak 7, its the end of the tail that remains always in the middle of the screen, not the middle of the plane itself

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10-17-2004, 05:31 PM
They made Yaks all the way up to 7?

10-17-2004, 05:36 PM
all teh way upto 9 infact
the 9's have nice large cannons http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
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all u see onwhine tho is yak3p http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

10-17-2004, 07:12 PM
Bear in mind that the number doesn't correspond to the order in which they entered service. First was the Yak-1, then the Yak-7, then Yak-9, then the Yak-3. There may have been others but I don't know about those.

10-18-2004, 04:32 AM
Here's the best short list [not too much detail] on the Yakolev line: http://www.aviation.ru/Yak/

Check here: http://www.vectorsite.net/avyak1.html for more details.

Russian aviation history is full of crazy stories like..

* Yakovlev's work brought him prominence. He was made a Hero of Socialist Labor, and was awarded the Order of Lenin, 100,000 rubles, and a car. He gain access to Stalin, and in April 1939 the Great Leader handed him a challenge. Stalin wanted a prototype of a new high performance fighter in months. Yakovlev protested: "But the Americans take two years to produce a fighter!" Stalin replied: "Well, you are not an American! Show us what a young Russian engineer can do! Prove your mettle and, if you do, I'll have you in for a cup of tea."

10-18-2004, 06:49 AM
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10-18-2004, 09:23 AM
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It's kind of like that huh? I guess that the cup of tea wasn't going to be on the cards if he didn't manage to prove his mettle :>