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dadger
01-08-2008, 01:49 PM
Hi, I'm totally new to this but have followed the suggestion in the sticky of setting up a multiplayer and practise take offs and landings. Only trouble is, when I try to throttle up on take off, the plane leads badly left. Try to trim rudder and lean on rudder to take off but its never stable. What am I doing wrong?

dadger
01-08-2008, 01:49 PM
Hi, I'm totally new to this but have followed the suggestion in the sticky of setting up a multiplayer and practise take offs and landings. Only trouble is, when I try to throttle up on take off, the plane leads badly left. Try to trim rudder and lean on rudder to take off but its never stable. What am I doing wrong?

SeaFireLIV
01-08-2008, 01:57 PM
Just keep practising. Make sure you have take off flaps down. when I first started I never worried about trim, just power up to 60-80% slowly and keep a steady arm, compensating for that left pull, gradually pushing power as the plane tilts forward off its rear wheel.

Make your power increase GENTLE not too fast.

Trim can come later.

rnzoli
01-08-2008, 02:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Try to trim rudder and lean on rudder to take off but its never stable. What am I doing wrong? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Nothing, this is how real planes behaved as well, trying to veer to one side or the other (depending on engine rotation). Increase throttle slowly, let the plane gain speed (and through that, stability) before applying all power.

If it still doesn't work, try to record a track and share with us.

berg417448
01-08-2008, 02:14 PM
Locking your tailwheel usually helps a lot.

PBNA-Boosher
01-08-2008, 02:15 PM
Take-off flaps aren't really necessary unless you want to get off the ground in a short distance. One thing that may be useful is to go to:

www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com (http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com)

There are a number of aircraft training films there that will teach you how to operate the aircraft on take-off, in-flight, and landing.

sgt.dumpster
01-08-2008, 02:39 PM
try throttling up slowly and push the stick evenly down importantly as well.the B239 buffalo is the perfect plane to practic this in as it almost always dips taking off- gut luk-astrogoth

Zeus-cat
01-08-2008, 04:24 PM
This sounds counter-intuitive, but use your brakes. Throttle up slowly and as soon as you start to drift to one side, hit the brakes and use the rudder to straighten yourself out. If you throw the rudder all the way to one side and hit the brakes, only the brakes on that side of the aircraft activate and you can turn the aircraft quickly. Keep throttling up. Once you hit about 30 mph the drift will stop.

If you lock your tailwheel make sure it is pointed straight ahead or you will turn with it until your tail lifts off the ground. Make sure you unlock the tailwheel before landing.

May I also suggest my takeoff and landing training campaign (Straight From the Farm) listed below. Also check out the Nugget's thread at the top of this page.

buzzsaw1939
01-08-2008, 04:25 PM
All good advice here, however take off torque is over modeled in this game, and some should have no torque at all, like the b-25, you'll just have to live with it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Zeus.. I've noticed the advice about unlocking the tail wheel before landing many times in here, I don't know if thats better in game or not, but I have to say in RL it's better to leave it locked and hold the stick back untill your slowed to taxi speed, this helps prevent ground loop. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

dadger
01-10-2008, 12:52 PM
Great stuff, thanks for the tips...something tells me I've got a LONG way to go before I can even be classed as a beginner in this game!

buzzsaw1939
01-10-2008, 03:45 PM
Aw.. don't worry about class, just enjoy yourself, It's a great game with great people in here! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Waldo.Pepper
01-10-2008, 04:06 PM
http://www.thedailyrant.us/rodney.jpg

"Why don't you call me when you have no class"

VW-IceFire
01-10-2008, 05:41 PM
Here's my procedure...give it a try and see if it works for you.

1) Start engine

2) Lock tailwheel

3) Set takeoff flaps if necessary (often they are not)

4) Pull stick full back and hold rudder counter to engine torque (this is what is taking you off to the left...or right...depending on the plane)

5) Throttle up slowly...preferably to 50% and then wait a bit until the plane really gets going then go as far as you feel necessary.

6) As speed builds to about 100kph slowly let off on the stick (until now you should still be pulling back on it)

7) Keep holding the rudder to counter torque and now focus on best speed to pull back at

8) Pull back on the stick and lift off

If you do it right then you can make it look like a very smooth and co-ordinated takeoff. Trim isn't necessary but it can make things easier. Good luck!

Bearcat99
01-11-2008, 11:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Newbie can't even take off properly </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That sounds about right.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
I had flown in the QMB for about 6 months before I even got online with this sim... which was my first time trying to take off... Needless to say it was my experience with the sim that allowed me to finally get up after about 12 attempts..

Billy_BigBoy
01-11-2008, 01:07 PM
And finally we were able to land an aircraft properly...until Pacific Fighters was launched... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

http://www.australianflyingcorps.org/images/tmp/pf007.jpg

oFZo
01-11-2008, 01:42 PM
Ahhhh, the good old days http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif