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Wespe1943
09-15-2009, 12:11 PM
Just picked up 1946 the other day, and figured I'd introduce myself to the community. Wanted to do the Japanese career path, so I'm going through "Nugget" training in the Ki-43a. So...hi all. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

M_Gunz
09-15-2009, 12:30 PM
Salute!

Bearcat99
09-15-2009, 01:32 PM
~!S!~ Enjoy the sim............ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

AndyJWest
09-15-2009, 01:33 PM
Welcome to the <STRIKE>madhouse</STRIKE> Ubi forum. You'll find us a (mostly) friendly bunch here.

The Ki-43 is a nice plane to learn on, apart from not having any rudder trim - you may have discovered this already. The Japanese Army career is probably not the easiest to start on, and sometimes features some very long missions, but you do get to meet a variety of opponents, and at the start of the war, you probably have a better aircraft than most you will meet.

If you have problems and/or questions, post them in the forum, and I'm sure someone will help.

The_Stealth_Owl
09-15-2009, 02:29 PM
Hello, welcome to the forum! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Ba5tard5word
09-15-2009, 02:45 PM
Salute!


If you are playing the Ki-43 campaign that came with the game, I would recommend you check out some of the user-made campaigns, many are available on Mission4Today.com or elsewhere. They are a lot more fun than the ones that came with the game, ask around and people here can recommend some.

Treetop64
09-15-2009, 03:45 PM
Another one takes the plunge!

Welcome aboard, bro! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Pigeon_
09-15-2009, 03:58 PM
Welcome!

Poor yourself an absinthe from Urufu_Shinjiro's liquor cabinet and join the madness!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Uufflakke
09-15-2009, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Wespe1943:
Just picked up 1946 the other day http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/Oh-My-God.jpg

Just kiddin'... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Welcome here! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

Zeus-cat
09-15-2009, 04:26 PM
Hey Wespe1943,

You might want to try out my training campaign at Mission4Today. It uses the SBD-3. Most missions are just a few minutes long.

Zeus-cat

Follow this link to my campaigns at M4T including the Editor's Pick "Straight From the Farm"
http://www.mission4today.com/i...s&file=search&sa=301

stiboo2
09-15-2009, 05:11 PM
Hello Wespe

If you ever have any problems with IL2 there is always 100s of pilots here to help you!

All the very best mate - enjoy

Simon

blairgowrie
09-15-2009, 05:16 PM
Welcome to the Forum Wespe1943. A wealth of information is at your finger tips.

WTE_Galway
09-15-2009, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by blairgowrie:
Welcome to the Forum Wespe1943. A wealth of information is at your finger tips.

and mis-information ... the wondrous thing about this place is the glorious mixture of the insightful, the truly knowledgeable, the outrageously biased and the tragically misinformed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

welcome to the madhouse

Choctaw111
09-15-2009, 07:32 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum.
I hope that you have a lot of spare time on your hands, because Il2 will take up all of it plus some.
Il2 is an extraordinary sim that no one has truly mastered. There is just so much content that there are still things that I am seeing for the first time.

The_Stealth_Owl
09-15-2009, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by Choctaw111:
Hello and welcome to the forum.
I hope that you have a lot of spare time on your hands, because Il2 will take up all of it plus some.
Il2 is an extraordinary sim that no one has truly mastered. There is just so much content that there are still things that I am seeing for the first time.

Like what? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

M_Gunz
09-15-2009, 08:56 PM
The no <somekinda> trim planes are externally adjusted to fly straight and level at some speed. Slower, they need rudder
one way and faster, they need it the other. So if you find that IAS for your plane, it's going work best at about that
speed in IL2. For fighters I expect it may be as low as maneuver speed, V-somethingorother-lol. Turn fighters for sure!

WTE_Ibis
09-16-2009, 12:38 AM
Wespe1943, welcome, but be aware that once you start down this road--- you may check out but you can never leave.


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Wespe1943
09-16-2009, 06:39 AM
Wow. Thanks for the greetings all! I've noticed there is a whole pile of information here. Too much for me to absorb at once http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

I'm still playing with the pitch & yaw, but I've just about "got it" I think. Getting so I can set the Hayabusa down with some degree of regularity...not pretty mind you. Arial gunnery is still a work in progress http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif I saved a QMB against a C-47 with no advantage to work with. The Ki-43 lacks some punch, but it's good practice. Thanks for the welcome!!

Ba5tard5word
09-16-2009, 11:40 AM
Yeah the Ki-43 is a joy to fly but honestly its guns are very weak. Pretty much any other Japanese plane has better armament (other than the Ki-27)

mortoma
09-16-2009, 12:11 PM
Everybody says they ( KI-43 ) have weak guns but I regularly light both Corsairs and Hellcats on fire. I got behind a Sair just yesterday and after about a four second burst into his rear fuselage he blew up into a million virtual pieces!!

When you fly a plane with small caliber machine guns, please feel free to get up real close and you'll be surprised what you can do with those guns. I get tired of hearing about weak guns on planes, when I prove to myself they are not so weak after all. And most every day at that. Maybe it's more that some need to learn better flying and gunnery techniques?? I may have to put together some training tracks so people can learn something.

Ba5tard5word
09-16-2009, 01:43 PM
Heh, I knew you would post about your Ki-43 skills mortoma. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

.30 cals are always annoying unless beefed up with cannons or .50 cals, and 2 x .50's are not enough for causing much damage especially with less than 400 rounds, but to each his own.

Choctaw111
09-16-2009, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by The_Stealth_Owl:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Choctaw111:
Hello and welcome to the forum.
I hope that you have a lot of spare time on your hands, because Il2 will take up all of it plus some.
Il2 is an extraordinary sim that no one has truly mastered. There is just so much content that there are still things that I am seeing for the first time.

Like what? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I know, I know. You've been flying Il2 for 5 years and you've seen everything there is to see.
Very simply, you haven't. I don't think anyone has. There are many Il2 veterans here who will occasionally start a new thread about something they have never seen before.
We are not referring to planes, objects and landscapes but are talking more about events that occur in the sim more than anything.
AI behavior never before seen, some new thing about a damage model, etc.
Use your search function. You will find some threads about that.

Wespe1943
09-17-2009, 06:25 AM
Originally posted by mortoma:
When you fly a plane with small caliber machine guns, please feel free to get up real close and you'll be surprised what you can do with those guns.

That right there was my problem. I had been trying to enguage at ranges between .50 - .80. With my guns set to converge at 750m. Last night, I lowered the range to 350m and was able to chop up a Hurricane and a Buffalo with very good results at ranges from .12 - .25. With this in mind, I think I will set the guns at 275m.