View Full Version : new player(question on turning)

03-10-2006, 03:32 AM
hi, new to flying sims..just started playing online..got a question about performing sharp turns..in my first couple of dog fights I was shot down by this 1 pilot using a zero. He kept doing real sharp turns and I couldn't stay on him. I was wondering how I could counter this or how can I do this maneuver myself. And what planes are newbie friendly?

btw I only have pacific fighters, but I plan on getting the forgotten battles gold pack

03-10-2006, 03:37 AM
One way, and not trying to sound glib here... Do not turn with zero's ! Speed and energy are your life force http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
If you turn ore than 45 degrees against a zero in an Ameican plane than you may end up dead http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-10-2006, 03:45 AM
Go up! If you can't turn inside him climb, then dash down on him from high. Harder than it sounds though.

03-10-2006, 05:17 AM
Never EVER turn with japanese fighters. They will eat you alive, no american planes can turn that sharp at low-medium speeds. Keep in mind you are most probably faster than him, so just RUN away as fast as you can, and find yourself another target, come in fast, don't maneouver much, fire, and just keep flying straight not to loose to much speed.

Against japanese fighters, speed is life. Never ever get your speed lower than 350kph in a dogfight with them. When one comes close on your tail, DIVE and RUN your a*se out, he will not be able to keep up with u (unless he is flying Ki84).

So, first lesson you should learn is how to survive in an enviroment full of japanese fighters. Once you master this, move on to learning how to shoot them down.

Hm, and flying F4F versus zero, or F6F versus J2M3 or Ki84, your plane really is outclassed.

And, whenever in doubt, climb.

Ah, btw, wellcome to madness and have a nice stay! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-10-2006, 07:24 AM
if he turns better than you his plane is probably slower so you can run away diving(except the las and yak superuber)

most people dont turn well, you know because a smoke trail doesnt appear in the wing tips

to make appear smoke on the wing tips you have to turn to the stall limit

you know you are in the stall limit because the wash of the spinning air makes the plane roll to the right;DONT compesate rolling left with the stick, just put the stick in the point where the plane starts rolling right without using th ailerones, youll be getting the maximum turn and smoke will come out of the wing tips, dont use rudder either when turning

03-10-2006, 11:33 AM
wow, appreciate the great advice guys. really cleared a lot of things up

*takes notes*