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F0_Dark_P
05-30-2007, 03:19 PM
Hi! i really need some help flying the Zero.

Do you guys know any pilots handbooks for this fighter?

I like to know the best cruising speeds and best climb speeds etc

And i cant read the bloody instruments http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif , so a better cocpit reference then http://free-st.htnet.hr/dvd/ would be welcome

I relly love this little fighter, and i just want to get some more out of it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

K_Freddie
05-30-2007, 04:37 PM
You really need help...
It's very light on the controls..
It turns on a dime...
It's doesn't like speed above 390mph (depending on the version)
It burns very easily.
It has excellent cockpit views...
Bugger the instruments - you don't need them in this plane http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

stansdds
05-31-2007, 05:04 AM
Easy guide to flying the A6M:
1. Remove the cap from the fuel cell.
2. Retrieve the cigarette lighter from your pocket.
3. Activate said lighter.
4. Drop activated lighter into fuel cell.
5. Mission complete.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Seriously, the A6M excels in climbing and turning, it is not a high speed fighter and becomes unstable at high speeds. Do not try to follow an Allied fighter in a turning climb, especially turning to starboard as the torque from the engine combined with a light weight airframe will serve to slow your climb. It is lightly armored and will not take much damage before the airframe fails or you become extra crispy.

JG53Frankyboy
05-31-2007, 05:12 AM
Originally posted by F0_Dark_P:
Hi! i really need some help flying the Zero.

Do you guys know any pilots handbooks for this fighter?

I like to know the best cruising speeds and best climb speeds etc

And i cant read the bloody instruments http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif , so a better cocpit reference then http://free-st.htnet.hr/dvd/ would be welcome

I relly love this little fighter, and i just want to get some more out of it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

there is nothing like the "best cruising speed" in this game............. 100% throttle, 100% pitch and cooler open you can run till fuel is empty.

about the gauges, its reading knots and meters.

watch the max dive speeds, from ~650km/h IAS from the Model 11/21 over ~700 of the Model 32 to the ~750 of the Model 52.

if you roll, youse the rudder get a better rollrate.

while cruising, open canopy and raise the seat - to have a better overview - if you get ambushed in this plane you are mostly dead !

from Model 32 on, shift the supercharger at ~3300m

Hawgdog
05-31-2007, 05:58 AM
Originally posted by stansdds:
Easy guide to flying the A6M:
0. Fly 15 minutes to mission, and with 5 minutes left- proceed to step one.
1. Remove the cap from the fuel cell.
2. Retrieve the cigarette lighter from your pocket.
3. Activate said lighter.
4. Drop activated lighter into fuel cell.
5. Mission complete.


Fixed!

Hawgdog
05-31-2007, 05:59 AM
while cruising, open canopy and raise the seat - to have a better overview -

ah, my favorite che..er, explo...er...tip for flying in pit servers! Dont mind the 200 mile and hour wind in your face, it feels good!

Klemm.co
05-31-2007, 06:22 AM
Why not use a feature when its available?
The view is excellent and is also usefull for formation flying. So why shouldnt the JIN Pilots back then have used that feature of their aircraft, enjoying the mild 200 miles per hour breeze?
What i want to say is: When a feature could be exploited, limit it or disable it when you dont want anybody to exploit it.
Oleg Maddox didnt so dont whine.

Hawgdog
05-31-2007, 06:25 AM
Originally posted by Klemm.co:
Why not use a feature when its available?
The view is excellent and is also usefull for formation flying. So why shouldnt the JIN Pilots back then have used that feature of their aircraft, enjoying the mild 200 miles per hour breeze?
What i want to say is: When a feature could be exploited, limit it or disable it when you dont want anybody to exploit it.
Oleg Maddox didnt so dont whine.

ah, someone who took offense. Sorry bubbie, stick your head above the slipstream and enjoy.
p.s. paper skinned pilots flying paper skinned airplanes. I LOVE IT :d

Divine-Wind
05-31-2007, 09:26 AM
Originally posted by stansdds:
Easy guide to flying the A6M:
1. Remove the cap from the fuel cell.
2. Retrieve the cigarette lighter from your pocket.
3. Activate said lighter.
4. Drop activated lighter into fuel cell.
5. Mission complete.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Psst.... The Zero had fuel tanks... Not fuel cells... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif ........................

Flying_Mex
05-31-2007, 11:48 AM
I think that until we get the ability to "shift" our head left, right, forward or back (and up) as the TrackIR 6dof or whatever it is called, opening the canopy and raising the seat is perfectly fine.

During the war pilots had the canopy opened and looked over the side by leaning, since we cannot do that, we do what we CAN do.