View Full Version : Wildcat landing gear

05-19-2008, 12:23 PM
Dose any on know how to work the landing gear on the wildcat in il2 sturmovik 1946?

05-19-2008, 12:27 PM
set keys for manual gear up and down and press multiple times that key
(about 40 taps if my memory serves me right)

05-19-2008, 12:29 PM
The gear in this plane is manual. Shift - A gearup and Shift - S geardown. You have to tap the letter several times while holding down the shift key. Scroll around your cockpit and you will see the handle turning.

Before you ask, Shift + F1 brings up gunsight mode, handy for those sights that are offset.

Oh, and Ctrl + E gives you an instant power boost.

05-19-2008, 12:45 PM
Sweet nostalgia... So long scince I heard one of these sweet pleas from the vunerable and uninitiated.
I love the smell of fresh blood. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

...Oh, and by the way: Welcome to the forums! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

05-19-2008, 01:30 PM
this is what I love about this sim. You actually LEARN something. I remember flying the I16 and having to wind in my gear manually and thinking, "Well, that`s typical cr@p Russian equipment..."

The later, taking off with the US wildcat and to my astonishment having to wind in the gears of that plane too! that changed my perceptions a bit.

Every other aircraft sim I had flown (usually American) had the gears on the early wildcat automatically draw up which meant I learnt very little, until now...

05-19-2008, 01:39 PM
Remember reading one of W.E.B. Griffiths books on the Marine Corps. set during Guadalcanal. In the book, Marine pilots after takeoff, would fly well away from the tower, roll the Wildcat inverted and let gravity "assist" with the manual retraction! Any truth to this? Supposedly they were ordered not to use this procedure so they had to "adapt and overcome"!

05-19-2008, 02:23 PM
If you have a stick and or throttle with programmable buttons, you might want to make a macro which generates multiple key presses, so you don't have to be tapping away like a madman.

05-19-2008, 07:22 PM
Oh, and Ctrl + E gives you an instant power boost

Oh thats just plain mean http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif