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Tuskegee1989
06-13-2008, 07:40 PM
Is there a one certin button that you press to keep your plane even so that it doesn't shake and move around while your in a dogfight or do you have to do everything manually?

Tuskegee1989
06-13-2008, 07:40 PM
Is there a one certin button that you press to keep your plane even so that it doesn't shake and move around while your in a dogfight or do you have to do everything manually?

ImMoreBetter
06-13-2008, 08:23 PM
You do it with practice. Manually.

VW-IceFire
06-13-2008, 11:54 PM
A button to make the plane steady in a dogfight? No...that'd be bad...how would you be able to react to the enemy if you're plane was nice and stable? It should be ready to change directions rapidly.

Its a matter of developing those flight skills. Practice offline in the quick mission builder against easy targets first and then work your way up. Everyone had to start from the bottom and work their way up.

K_Freddie
06-14-2008, 12:21 AM
Try not getting tooo excited when you pull the trigger. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

When shooting 'squeeze' the trigger gently - this will help keep you arm still on the stick, improving your aim.
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gdfo
06-14-2008, 04:38 AM
Many or most of the allied planes and particularly the American planes have that problem.

Few of the Luft plane and fewer of the Russian planes wobble or jiggle when you fire.

BWaltteri
06-14-2008, 06:27 AM
With Wind and Turbulence, plus Head Shake options ON your plane will always shake rattle and roll. But you can also slow the game speed up to 1/4 in order to practise aiming.

rnzoli
06-14-2008, 06:41 AM
This is place is getting out of shape really.
How come NOBODY mentioned?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
The desired button is Ctrl+E.
Things will go very smooth when you press it in a dogfight.

SeaFireLIV
06-14-2008, 08:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
This is place is getting out of shape really.
How come NOBODY mentioned?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
The desired button is Ctrl+E.
Things will go very smooth when you press it in a dogfight. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

There is no `steady` button. It`s not an arcade game as it is not realistic. You need a steady hand. You have much to learn.

Like I said before, tuskegee, you must think calm at the moment of a potential kill. Breathe out slowly to steady aim and no jerky moves with the stick. Fire in bursts rather than in a long blast. There`s more to it than this, but I do not want to overwhelm you in too much info at this point in time.

remember, you are flying through air, which is not a nothing, but has turbulence, substance. Your engine is spinning, wanting to turn your whole plane around. this is also what you are controlling. You are not on rails, but literally balancing your aircraft all the time though the air.

i`d mention Trim, but again, I don`t want to overwhelm you.


I also do not advise pressing Ctrl+E.

rnzoli
06-14-2008, 09:18 AM
Well, well, obviously some users just want to keep the secret of IL-2 cheat codes to themselves, how selfish http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

strider1
06-14-2008, 09:35 AM
Some may decry this but you can map "Weapons 1 + 2" to the keyboard, such as the space bar, as well as on your stick. Easy to locate without taking your eyes off the screen, no added tension in your stick hand that spoils your control while blasting the bogey from the sky.

Short bursts for sure. Learn to conserve your ammo supply. The only time you have too much is when you're the only plane in the sky.

Learn to trim in due course, like soon. Many benefits, including smooth flowing control, not fighting the flight forces that act on the plane at all times.

Hope this helps!

Strider1

Bremspropeller
06-14-2008, 09:47 AM
Don't point at the guy unless you can shoot at him.

Don't chase him: engage, shoot, reverse.
Don't turn with him: engage, shoot, reverse.

That's gonna keep you alive.

H-Rebel
06-14-2008, 09:59 AM
Learn to trim your plane for a more steady flight. Settle at a constant speed (your attack speed) and use the trim controls so you can let go of your stick and your plane should stay level and on track.
Center your stick and let go and watch what the plane does: If it dives add some nose up trim, if it rolls to the left add some right trim, if it wanders laterly to the right add some right rudder trim.
Start with the elevation and set some trim and then center the stick again, keep doing this until it stays level, then repeat for the roll and yaw.
This will make your plane more stable during a chase and easier to fly as you aren't fighting the stick when you are lining up your shots.

Wildnoob
06-14-2008, 12:06 PM
I recommend that you play some quick missions to training your air gunnery.

put some friendly aircraft and get some training fire on then.

thefruitbat
06-14-2008, 12:34 PM
Talent for some, practise for the masses.

arjisme
06-14-2008, 01:40 PM
Consider adjusting your joystick settings. Don't have it set to 100% across the board in all three axes. Also, your stick may not be giving smooth, steady input especially around the centered position. You might want to experiment with filtering the stick input some to smooth that out.