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No601_Zulu
10-24-2004, 04:41 AM
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Did the Hellcat have more than one flap setting??

I only see landing flaps in game??

Right or wrong.......

Stuntie
10-24-2004, 01:29 PM
Info from the F6F Hellcat pilots manual.

The hellcat has only Up or Down flap control.

However the flaps have compression springs that controls the flap angle with increasing airspeed.
Flaps 50 deg at 93 knots, 15 deg at 150 knots etc.
Flaps retract automatically at 170.
Flaps will not deploy above 170 knots -handle will be in the down position, but not the flaps.

effte
10-24-2004, 01:57 PM
Is that manual anywhere to be found, Stuntie? Or other POHs for the pacific theatre aircraft, for that matter?

BuzzU
10-24-2004, 01:59 PM
Interesting. So, you can't jam the flaps on the Hellcat? What other planes have this feature?

Stuntie
10-25-2004, 02:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by effte:
Is that manual anywhere to be found, Stuntie? Or other POHs for the pacific theatre aircraft, for that matter? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I got the Hellcat, Wildcat and Corsair manuals from: http://www.afeonline.com/afeshop/en-gb/dept_98.html

I assume they will be available in other Aviation bookshops as well.

You can also get manuals on CD at www.flight-manuals-on-cd.com (http://www.flight-manuals-on-cd.com) Good quick service as well.

Zeno's has original training films to watch or buy (videos often come with added manuals etc.)
http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com (http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.comGood)

_Gadzilla_
10-30-2004, 10:32 AM
They Jam!

I spent all of last night and a good bit of this mourning trying to map the flaps to my Nostomo game pad Dpad..... I'm not having any luck.... Has anybody had any sucess doing this?

NegativeGee
10-30-2004, 01:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BuzzU:
Interesting. So, you can't jam the flaps on the Hellcat? What other planes have this feature? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

In the game, the Wildcats do..... not either of the Hellcats though.