PDA

View Full Version : Need help w/ flying (Mustangsomething)



tagTaken2
10-03-2005, 12:05 AM
I've splashed out on the hardware recently- spent $650 to acquire the Holy Trinity http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

TrackIR w/ Vector
CH Pro Pedals
MS Sidewinder 2 Pro (Brand new!)

Can no longer blame tools... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Anybody got profiles they swear by?

The stick arrived this morning, and haven't been home yet, but have heard that there are some issues with the software and XP with SP2. Not wanting to waste any time later (no net at home), could someone fill me in? In the next half hour? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I can't remove sp2, as computer came with it, and a complete reinstall is out of the question at the moment.

With the pedals, now that I have something approaching the actual controllers, feel that I should make an effort to learn to fly. I've been watching the ball carefully, and it's all over the place. Would it be worth investing in MS Flight Simulator to practise on, or X-Plane? Would either of those even run well on my rig (1.7 P4, 512, 9700)? Or is there one plane in PF that is best suited?

I'm looking at a couple of flying lessons, maybe 6 months down the track, so would be good to have some notion of co-ordinated flight...

tagTaken2
10-03-2005, 12:05 AM
I've splashed out on the hardware recently- spent $650 to acquire the Holy Trinity http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

TrackIR w/ Vector
CH Pro Pedals
MS Sidewinder 2 Pro (Brand new!)

Can no longer blame tools... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Anybody got profiles they swear by?

The stick arrived this morning, and haven't been home yet, but have heard that there are some issues with the software and XP with SP2. Not wanting to waste any time later (no net at home), could someone fill me in? In the next half hour? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I can't remove sp2, as computer came with it, and a complete reinstall is out of the question at the moment.

With the pedals, now that I have something approaching the actual controllers, feel that I should make an effort to learn to fly. I've been watching the ball carefully, and it's all over the place. Would it be worth investing in MS Flight Simulator to practise on, or X-Plane? Would either of those even run well on my rig (1.7 P4, 512, 9700)? Or is there one plane in PF that is best suited?

I'm looking at a couple of flying lessons, maybe 6 months down the track, so would be good to have some notion of co-ordinated flight...

ColoradoBBQ
10-03-2005, 12:13 AM
You might want to adjust the Pitch/Yaw/Roll rates for better control response. I'm not saying you should shove it all up to 100 but adjust them the way you see fit for your flying style. For good practice, you could fly the J8A Gladiator or the CR.42 and progress your way into the monoplanes.

IL2-chuter
10-03-2005, 12:15 AM
Try the stick without installing any software. Make sure Force Feedback in game is activated. What I've also done is gone into the IL2 force feedback folder and made a new folder called "unused forces" and put all the force feedback files except "spring.ffe" and "shake.ffe" into it.

Works for me . . . good luck and have fun. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

tagTaken2
10-03-2005, 12:24 AM
From memory, I think the CR.42 has big obvious turn/skid indicator... good start.

cheers for ffb advice. I've heard the gun forces are ott.

In for a very late night http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

DaimonSyrius
10-03-2005, 12:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ColoradoBBQ:
You might want to adjust the Pitch/Yaw/Roll rates for better control response. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
And since you'll be using two different controllers at least, allow me to recommend FoolTrottel's great joystick tool (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#087) for convenient tweaking of the sensitivities. You'll love it, be sure http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif