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Fluffinka
12-08-2009, 03:17 AM
Help me out someone please !

Can't get any of the canopy's to open in IL2 1946. I have the canopy open/close key assigned but nothing doing.
What could be the problem ?

Fluffinka

M_Gunz
12-08-2009, 03:25 AM
Only certain planes can like the carrier planes added with Pacific Fighters. That's using official IL2.
OTOH to open the canopy of any fighter, press the bailout button.

DuxCorvan
12-08-2009, 04:51 AM
Effectively, like M_Gunz says, the planes included with the initial releases of Il-2 FB can't open their cockpits. Only with Pacific Fighters planes were added that included this feature.

Just a few have it by now -namely the most recent ones.

Choctaw111
12-08-2009, 05:37 AM
Welcome to the forums. You will find many helpful people here.
Any question you have pertaining to Il2 or anything else and I mean anything, will usually be answered in just a few minutes.

A few of the carrier planes have the "open canopy" option. With that comes the "change seat position" as well.
You can raise your seat position while the canopy is open to get a better view over the nose for landings.

Frankthetank36
12-08-2009, 08:40 AM
what really sucks is when you press the bail out button and sometimes it doesn't open

Choctaw111
12-08-2009, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by Frankthetank36:
what really sucks is when you press the bail out button and sometimes it doesn't open

This is because your speed it too high, or the G-forces are keeping you from bailing out.

Doolittle81
12-08-2009, 01:14 PM
Can I say MODs?

Rjel
12-08-2009, 01:44 PM
Originally posted by Doolittle81:
Can I say MODs?

You can but smile when you say that pardner. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Frankthetank36
12-08-2009, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by Choctaw111:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Frankthetank36:
what really sucks is when you press the bail out button and sometimes it doesn't open

This is because your speed it too high, or the G-forces are keeping you from bailing out. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yet another reason why fighters should have been equipped with airbrakes...

K_Freddie
12-10-2009, 03:51 PM
Any bailout with half a braincell would let the slipstream drag him out the a/c.
These guy were athletes in their own right, not your half wit lard-encrusted tubes.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

VF-17_Jolly
12-10-2009, 04:19 PM
Even bailing out was not a guarantee for survival

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a7/Hans-joachim_marseille.jpg

Treetop64
12-10-2009, 04:49 PM
Exactly.

BTW, many aircraft in WWII were equipped with airbrakes, but they weren't there for the simple expedient of aiding a bailaout...

AndyJWest
12-10-2009, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by K_Freddie:
Any bailout with half a braincell would let the slipstream drag him out the a/c.
These guy were athletes in their own right, not your half wit lard-encrusted tubes.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

I'm not sure there's any reason to expect the slipstream to 'drag you out' rather than pin you to the seat, and if it does, you could easily collide with the tailplane or rudder.

I seem to remember reading somewhere that fighter pilots had about a 20% chance of getting killed if they bailed out, on average. Obviously the odds will change with circumstances: bailing over the middle of the Atlantic in midwinter will give little chance, even if you make it down unscathed.

jamesblonde1979
12-11-2009, 02:49 AM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
bailing over the middle of the Atlantic in midwinter will give little chance, even if you make it down unscathed.

You can take the air-brakes with you and use them to paddle home...