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VFS-214_Hawk
10-20-2005, 06:32 PM
Hi guys,

Just thought I would speak my piece and then no more patch, FM etc posts for me any more. I am just going to fly my F4U when I can on whatever map I can.

For the past three days I have been giving air rides in a Maule MX7-160. For those that dont know what it is, here is a pic.
http://www.mauleak.com/_Pub2004/1993MX7-160/ppright.jpg

The pic is not the one I was flying but is the same model. 160hp engine, bottom of the line compared to the 260 hp version.

Tuesday I logged 7.6 hours 163 passengers, 58 landings. Wednsday I logged another 7.6 hours but had 177 passengers and 60 landings. Thursday I logged 7.2 hours 173 passengers and 61 landings doing nothing but take-offs and landings, not touch and gos. Take off, fly one pattern, land and taxi to the gate for another three 9very few two) passangers, back to the runway. Each flight took about seven minutes or so. Also with numerous jets and bit twins in the pattern. The tower was awsome and the flow is undiscribable, not your typical pattern.

Anyway, both of my knees hurt, my legs where numb and I forgot I had a right foot...could only feel two toes. I have blisters on my right hand (two fingers) from opperating the throttle and right rudder trim. My right foot was numb from the constant rudder presure and right brake for the toes. (also took three Hooters Girls Up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif)

So what are you thinking?
I can home today after the 7.2 hours and tried the F4U. The take off was nice as well as the inflight stuff. The landing was perfect. Oleg is right on but there is still a bad yaw oscilation, and the rudder is too touchy. I think it may be from lack of preasure I am use to feeling in the controls.

How many of you guys fly how many hours on this thing and feel like I did flying a little ole Maule?

VFS-214_Hawk
10-20-2005, 06:32 PM
Hi guys,

Just thought I would speak my piece and then no more patch, FM etc posts for me any more. I am just going to fly my F4U when I can on whatever map I can.

For the past three days I have been giving air rides in a Maule MX7-160. For those that dont know what it is, here is a pic.
http://www.mauleak.com/_Pub2004/1993MX7-160/ppright.jpg

The pic is not the one I was flying but is the same model. 160hp engine, bottom of the line compared to the 260 hp version.

Tuesday I logged 7.6 hours 163 passengers, 58 landings. Wednsday I logged another 7.6 hours but had 177 passengers and 60 landings. Thursday I logged 7.2 hours 173 passengers and 61 landings doing nothing but take-offs and landings, not touch and gos. Take off, fly one pattern, land and taxi to the gate for another three 9very few two) passangers, back to the runway. Each flight took about seven minutes or so. Also with numerous jets and bit twins in the pattern. The tower was awsome and the flow is undiscribable, not your typical pattern.

Anyway, both of my knees hurt, my legs where numb and I forgot I had a right foot...could only feel two toes. I have blisters on my right hand (two fingers) from opperating the throttle and right rudder trim. My right foot was numb from the constant rudder presure and right brake for the toes. (also took three Hooters Girls Up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif)

So what are you thinking?
I can home today after the 7.2 hours and tried the F4U. The take off was nice as well as the inflight stuff. The landing was perfect. Oleg is right on but there is still a bad yaw oscilation, and the rudder is too touchy. I think it may be from lack of preasure I am use to feeling in the controls.

How many of you guys fly how many hours on this thing and feel like I did flying a little ole Maule?

Waldo.Pepper
10-20-2005, 07:37 PM
Where's the pic of the Hooters girls?

han freak solo
10-20-2005, 08:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VFS-214_Hawk:
I think it may be from lack of preasure I am use to feeling in the controls.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Even as a non-pilot, I'd have to agree that pressure on the sim controls would let us have better control. I thought about slapping a bungee cord on my CH pedals when I first got them. Changed my mind though.

I use isometrics to control the CH pedals, now.

Flight sims on home computers are like driving low effort cars for the handicapped. Zero-effort steering and all. Let me take a hard turn just by looking at it. I'd wreck for sure.

VFS-214_Hawk
10-21-2005, 04:57 PM
Oh, saw this on another post. Its a P-47..I think...straffing ME-262 jets. Notice how stable the nose is even with rudder deflection to "hose" the target. There is no bounce or occilation as is in this game.

video (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1881994360824210862&q=%22Allied+Fighters+Strafe+Elite+German+ME-262+Jets%22+playable%3Atrue)