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Talon_Sr
01-02-2005, 10:24 AM
I just got this game the other day and I've patched it to 3.03 so I don't know if this has happened before but I was trying out a Mitsubishi Zero and just for kicks I leveled out the plane and bailed. The **** thing flew around in a circle while constantly and gradually gaining altitude and continued to fly like that for about 15 minutes, so I decided to record this behavior and I left it recording until it reached 6770m altitude at which time it stopped climbing but continued to fly in a slow circle and would have continued but I quit the mission. Is this a glitch? Anyone want to see the track?

Talon

CKY_86
01-02-2005, 10:29 AM
it happens quite alot, when i was flying my spit online i bailed & it continued to fly straight & true, i watched it until it ran outa feul lol, but i dont think its a bug

han freak solo
01-02-2005, 10:45 AM
I bailed out of an Oscar after being smoked by some F6Fs on an offline mission. That Oscar just kept on going and going and going.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

I don't think it is a bug either. Basically, the Oscar in this situation was still stable, I just thought a few more hits from 6 .50s and I would blow up, so I bailed. Of course, the F6Fs quit attacking after I jumped. So the Oscar could fly happily along, minus the weight of the pilot and gear.

VW-IceFire
01-02-2005, 11:08 AM
It happened during the war as well. Instances where a pilot would bail out of what seemed like a stricken aircraft only to have the records later report that it crashed a hundred KM away when the fuel finally ran out. Or where the pilot was killed but the plane continued on...once again, till the fuel ran out.

Zarathael
01-02-2005, 04:35 PM
Actually read of one example of a B-17 flying all the way to england after the crew had bailed out, ran out of fuel, and came to rest in a field, essentially landing itself. The only real damage was when it hit trees and nearly sheared off a wing. And then there's "lady Be Good".... these things did really happen in RL, so the fact that they happen here, says good things about the sim, not vice versa.

p1ngu666
01-02-2005, 04:45 PM
i heard of a pilot got a b24 out of control, so i opened bomb doors and told crew to bail out over intercom.

intercom didnt work. crew where rather puzzled when pilot got up and jumped out, but got it under control and back to base http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

DuxCorvan
01-02-2005, 05:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:
i heard of a pilot got a b24 out of control, so i opened bomb doors and told crew to bail out over intercom.

intercom didnt work. crew where rather puzzled when pilot got up and jumped out, but got it under control and back to base http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I guess the pilot was 'congratulated' when he returned... if he did... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

CKY_86
01-02-2005, 05:59 PM
try it with a me323, shoot it up enough so that the crew bail, then with luck it should start recreating its on a halfpipe lol

Waldo.Pepper
01-03-2005, 04:10 AM
Google Payne Stewart.

Shadow1706
01-03-2005, 04:28 AM
Modern version:

F-106 (http://www.f-106deltadart.com/71fis_pilotless787.htm)

zoomNboom
01-03-2005, 04:32 AM
about 4 months ago i had a remote control FW190 that i built myself, a big barst@rd that flew quite well.

i got cocky, so I decied to try aerobatics.

loops, yeah *yawn*

rolls, splits esses, hammerheads, it all worked.

it never really stalled whilst flying normally, low speed / landing / whatever, ( I admit i enlarged the flight surfaces just a little to account for its rather trim airframe ) just mushed forward.

so i deliberately tried that mother of all aero moves.... The Spin.

Backed power off and lifted one wing higher than the other, and whipped the elevator stick back.

It stalled. On its back, **** its black heart. Flipped over so fast my mouth opened in awe, inverted and spinning like a **** dreidel, although im not Jewish so you'll have to trust me on that one? XD

it looked quite cool actually. I tried stick down and opposite rudder but no good.

it was facked, so about 20m from the ground after every combination of those three channels ie power, elevator and rudder I switched the transmitter off in disgust.

it then snapped out of its spin, wobbled and stooged around a bit, pointed its nose down, and in that short distance pulled its nose up almost enough to miss the ground.

almost.

if i had switched things off earlier i reckon it would have pulled out and flew on low power, enough to salvage.

instead i saved the fuel tank, the electronics and the engine.

hmmm time for another design effort...

CKY_86
01-03-2005, 05:32 AM
im trying the me323 again, ive got 1 flying round in circles PILOTLESS & 1 engine out, its been flying for bout 30 mins now lol http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

CKY_86
01-03-2005, 05:39 AM
sorry to double post but its just run outa feul but its still going round in circles