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Pigeon_
08-10-2007, 06:18 PM
Hi! I finally have the game (1946) now after 1½ months of waiting...

I think I set up the game how I want it now. Just need to work on those perfect settings, but they're all explained in the manual. My videosettings seem to be working pretty good, the sound is working and I set up my stick for basic flying.

I just completed a little flight, consisting of some CW and CCW circuits and touch-and-go's. And thanks to Bearcat's "Nugget Guide" I even managed to come to a full stop on the runway! Thanks a lot Bearcat! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Now, I didn't know what plane to choose, but I didn't want to start off in one of the famous fighterplanes, like a Hurri or a Spit or something... I wanted some kind of trainer, but since there's no Tigermoth (correct?) I chose a Gladiator. I'm not sure if that was a good choise. The plane feels pretty stable in flight, but I found it very hard to take off and land. I probably need more practise...

I started out at a grass strip, somewhere in the IL2 world. The Gladiator was parked near the runway, but I found it very hard to taxi on to the runway, because the plane is very hard to turn on the ground. Is this normal? I can see the rudder moving to a full deflection position when I twist the stick, but the rear wheel isn't moving at all. And it wasn't locked either! Was the rear wheel movement even modelled? I had expected for the plane to turn a bit quicker...

Also, there's this blue... 'object' in the top right corner. I have absolutely no clue on what it is. Could someone please enlighten me? Thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Of course, any other tips for a new pilot are very welcome too.

Kind regards,

Sytse

Ps. I forgot... Is there a way to reverse the mouse axis in outside view? Thank you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Pigeon_
08-10-2007, 06:18 PM
Hi! I finally have the game (1946) now after 1½ months of waiting...

I think I set up the game how I want it now. Just need to work on those perfect settings, but they're all explained in the manual. My videosettings seem to be working pretty good, the sound is working and I set up my stick for basic flying.

I just completed a little flight, consisting of some CW and CCW circuits and touch-and-go's. And thanks to Bearcat's "Nugget Guide" I even managed to come to a full stop on the runway! Thanks a lot Bearcat! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Now, I didn't know what plane to choose, but I didn't want to start off in one of the famous fighterplanes, like a Hurri or a Spit or something... I wanted some kind of trainer, but since there's no Tigermoth (correct?) I chose a Gladiator. I'm not sure if that was a good choise. The plane feels pretty stable in flight, but I found it very hard to take off and land. I probably need more practise...

I started out at a grass strip, somewhere in the IL2 world. The Gladiator was parked near the runway, but I found it very hard to taxi on to the runway, because the plane is very hard to turn on the ground. Is this normal? I can see the rudder moving to a full deflection position when I twist the stick, but the rear wheel isn't moving at all. And it wasn't locked either! Was the rear wheel movement even modelled? I had expected for the plane to turn a bit quicker...

Also, there's this blue... 'object' in the top right corner. I have absolutely no clue on what it is. Could someone please enlighten me? Thanks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Of course, any other tips for a new pilot are very welcome too.

Kind regards,

Sytse

Ps. I forgot... Is there a way to reverse the mouse axis in outside view? Thank you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bearcat99
08-10-2007, 07:43 PM
The closest thing we have to a T-6 Trainer is a Zero.

bun-bun195333
08-10-2007, 08:14 PM
Use brakes and rudder to turn while taxiing.

Crash_Moses
08-10-2007, 08:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
The closest thing we have to a T-6 Trainer is a Zero. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, the closest thing we have to a T-6 is the SBD. In fact, they're almost identical. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

stalkervision
08-10-2007, 08:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Crash_Moses:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
The closest thing we have to a T-6 Trainer is a Zero. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, the closest thing we have to a T-6 is the SBD. In fact, they're almost identical. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Zeus-cat
08-10-2007, 09:30 PM
To turn quickly while taxiing apply full brakes, full rudder and then give it 20% or so throttle and see what happens. Increase or decrease throttle, rudder and brakes as needed.

BTW, I made the training campaign mentioned in the Nugget's Guide. Give it a shot, it will help.

DmdSeeker
08-11-2007, 03:18 AM
You can also push the stick forward to lighten the tail in turns o the ground; but be carefull; it's easy to ding the prop.

The Gladiator is a good choice, because it has trim on all three axis.

If you learning to fly on full difficulty, then a torquless plane such as the P38, the jets or the me 163 is a good place to start.

In fact there's an off line campaign for the Me 163 which starts with a couple of gliding lessons. It may sound strange, but I found that campaign, "Against all odds", I think it's called; a very good intro to the flight model in IL-2

Friendly_flyer
08-11-2007, 03:23 AM
As a substitute biplane trainer, the P-11 isn't bad.

general_kalle
08-11-2007, 03:32 AM
you said you didnt want a good fighterplane but
the hurricane is good for practice

Pigeon_
08-11-2007, 04:00 AM
Wow! 8 replies already! Thanks guys! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I'll try some of your suggestions.

Pigeon_
08-11-2007, 06:29 AM
Well I gave some things a try and I must say, the SBD is a lot easier to fly than the Gladiator. I'm using the SBD-3. Using the wheelbrakes while taxiing also helps a lot. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I'm already flying at high difficulty to get used to the flight modelling. Today I took off with 3 500lbs bombs and made my way to the nearest enemy base. The first time was hopeless. I did manage to drop my load on the runway, but the flak got me eventually...

The second run was more succesfull. Before starting my bombing run, I lined up with the runway properly and gained some attitude. Then I started diving towards the base in a straight line. I was going very fast, but still, the flak was getting closer and closer and eventually started hitting my poor little airplane, so I decided to go for more of a zig-zag movement, and it helped a bit, but not much... After droping my bombs onto the runway I pulled up in a steep climbing turn, heading home. Inspecting my plane, I saw they only hit my rudder badly and the rest was pretty much ok...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r144/VX_StonedPigeon/IL2/IL2flakhit.jpg

Again, could anyone please tell me what the blue thingy in the upper right is?

I made it home safely and I made a pretty smooth landing. I was thinking by myself: "maybe this was a bit too easy", so I decided to damage my plane some more, using the rear gun. I went a bit overboard tough, as apparantly I had damaged my aelerons in the progress and they weren't working anymore at all! Still I decided to take to the skies again and see how she held up. And she did pretty good. I even managed to land again, using only the elevators and rudder!

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r144/VX_StonedPigeon/IL2/IL2Down.jpg

Man! That SBD sure is one THOUGH plane!!

Thanks for the tips guys! I sure appreciate it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Also, I asked before, but is there a way to reverse the mouse axis in external view?

Superluminal_8
08-11-2007, 06:40 AM
Originally posted by Pigeon_:
Again, could anyone please tell me what the blue thingy in the upper right is?

That´s the latency icon when online.Minimum amount of green bars is best.

MrMojok
08-11-2007, 06:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pigeon_:
Also, I asked before, but is there a way to reverse the mouse axis in external view? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In the root of your game folder, find the file called conf.ini. Open it, and look for a section that looks like this:

[rts_mouse]
SensitivityX=1.0
SensitivityY=1.0
Invert=0
SensitivityZ=1.0

I think if you change the "Invert=0" to "Invert=1" it will do what you want.

Pigeon_
08-11-2007, 08:15 AM
Thank you guys! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Crash_Moses
08-11-2007, 08:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pigeon_:
Well I gave some things a try and I must say, the SBD is a lot easier to fly than the Gladiator. I'm using the SBD-3. Using the wheelbrakes while taxiing also helps a lot. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I'm already flying at high difficulty to get used to the flight modelling. Today I took off with 3 500lbs bombs and made my way to the nearest enemy base. The first time was hopeless. I did manage to drop my load on the runway, but the flak got me eventually...

The second run was more succesfull. Before starting my bombing run, I lined up with the runway properly and gained some attitude. Then I started diving towards the base in a straight line. I was going very fast, but still, the flak was getting closer and closer and eventually started hitting my poor little airplane, so I decided to go for more of a zig-zag movement, and it helped a bit, but not much... After droping my bombs onto the runway I pulled up in a steep climbing turn, heading home. Inspecting my plane, I saw they only hit my rudder badly and the rest was pretty much ok...

I made it home safely and I made a pretty smooth landing. I was thinking by myself: "maybe this was a bit too easy", so I decided to damage my plane some more, using the rear gun. I went a bit overboard tough, as apparantly I had damaged my aelerons in the progress and they weren't working anymore at all! Still I decided to take to the skies again and see how she held up. And she did pretty good. I even managed to land again, using only the elevators and rudder!

Man! That SBD sure is one THOUGH plane!!

Thanks for the tips guys! I sure appreciate it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wahoo! Another SBD convert. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The SBD won the war, y'know... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

S!