View Full Version : 'Cats loosing aileron controls....

11-01-2004, 08:44 AM
Seems the Wildcat & hellcat are both susceptible to loosing aileron control..or I've just been lucky.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Just curious was this fairly common ? Were the control cables somewhat vulnerable or is it just a coincidence ?

11-01-2004, 08:46 AM
Yeah, it's a very common damage for me to get.


11-01-2004, 08:47 AM
I notice the same thing, my cat will lose it's airleron controls a lot in combat.

11-01-2004, 08:51 AM
P40B and C is the same way- Pitch and Roll authority lost after 1 hit.
I'm convinced it's a bug.

11-01-2004, 09:21 AM
I'm not saying it's a bug. And landing with no ailerons is a nice challenge, I'm just curious if anyone has seen pilot accounts or anything that would make the 'Cats more vulnerable to this than other planes.
Did anyone notice where you got hit ? I had a ripped up right wing the last time froma cannon hit.

11-01-2004, 11:08 AM
same here...only flown a hellcat twice..both times lost my roll.
but both times i was still able to land it back at the carrier...i love this plane!

11-01-2004, 11:33 AM
So Chris its a bug when it happens to a US fighter and realistic when it happens to a 109. It taint a bug, if it is, it has been around pre-PF.

11-01-2004, 02:02 PM
It's junk modeling for ailerons from the start. No one was ever stupid enough to design a combat aircraft with a single cable controlling both ailerons in the first place. You take a wing hit and the most you can possibly lose is one, the other is still going to work, due to the way it's rigged.

I'd like someone to explain why my plane pushes the stick forward and nose down on blackout, yet when my elevator gets shot out the pitch up is absurd. What gives, how can it cut both ways? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif