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larshgf
05-19-2006, 10:23 AM
Hi everybody,

I would like to read a few recommandations about how to start flying in IL-2. I know the official manual and "the users guide to IL-2 Sturmovik", but I miss a link to a paper telling me in plain language how to start gaining experiences with this game.

Best Regards
Lars

rnzoli
05-19-2006, 10:34 AM
welcome Lars,
first of all, don't re-invent the wheel, and start by reading a little background here: Sturmovik "101", http://www.airwarfare.com/sturmovik_101/faq_index.htm

you don't have to understand everything right now, but knowing where to look for information will be a great help as you progress in practice and experience.

larshgf
05-19-2006, 12:14 PM
Thanks rnzoli,
I have not read the FAQ yet, but It seems to be the information I have beeen looking for.
Nice Weekend to you
Lars

Taylortony
05-19-2006, 01:48 PM
Also try

http://www.airwarfare.com/guides.htm

and

http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/il2guide/guidecontents.htm (http://people.ee.ethz.ch/%7Echapman/il2guide/guidecontents.htm)

MLudner
05-19-2006, 03:25 PM
Watch the training tracks.

Then practice. The P-40B & C make a good starting aircraft because their torque is less severe than many other aircraft.

Don't worry about crashing; you'll live http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

carguy_
05-19-2006, 03:50 PM
My personal advice is go to mission builder forums and build yourself a free fly then takeoff/ladning mission.

If you have the right hardware already to fly,go ahead flying.Feel the plane`s reactions,look how it acts.Then just tinker with the buttons.Just look what they do.I did everything like I wrote here.I don`t know what prop wash is,I dunno **** about inertion but I do know how to fly the plane on the very envelope and know what gauge shows what and I know most of the ingame controls.

So first off learn hot to game the game,then when you feel confident start shooting enemies down.

Do not be afraid to start with most of difficulty settings off.You can ofcourse go with the most difficult part learning to fly,shoot,maneuver all at once but this can be very discouraging.

larshgf
05-19-2006, 03:54 PM
Hi MLudner,
I understand that you do not recommend the IL-2 Sturmovik aircraft as the first aircraft in which to practise. Maybee I was seduced when the training section convinced me that "if you can fly the IL-2 you can fly anything".
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and Hi carguy,
The only thing that I might be "a little afraid of" is going online as a beginner. But I guess that it is reasonable to have this attitude to the game.

All the above answers allready gave me a lot of inputs to me unsecure "beginner-soul". Thank you everybody! This game is definately a game for me!!

Best Regards
Lars

MLudner
05-19-2006, 06:05 PM
The Il-2 would work as well. I am more of a fighter pilot, so I tend to pick fighters. The Il-2 is not a multi-engine job, so not too complicated to operate. I have to admit that I have not flown the Sturmovik in a while, but I remember it being stable and easy enough to handle.

I still recommend the P-40C, though, as a trainer because you'll need to learn how to handle torque and the P-40 has torque, but not too bad.

Do you know what torque is?

MLudner
05-19-2006, 06:07 PM
Oh, and, SALVETE! (Be well)