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PBNA-Flanker
05-21-2004, 02:11 PM
well? .. please say yes http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PBNA-Flanker
05-21-2004, 02:11 PM
well? .. please say yes http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TugZooey
05-21-2004, 02:18 PM
from what I've heard, yes. I hear landing is tricky.

cd.jakevas
05-21-2004, 02:22 PM
Yup sure can. Landing is tricky though as said before, on my first attempt I fell short of the runway, but ended up skiding on it.

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Korbelz
05-21-2004, 02:23 PM
i dare you to try....i've tryed like 10 on-line last....you can't turn it on to the runway and when you the grass it jumps vert. i'm thinking the gear on it is weighted funny and causing it to tip backwards. if you could drop the gear at the same second you bounce the first time...it should just rocket right up.

PBNA-Flanker
05-21-2004, 02:54 PM
wicked http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif can't wait to get home and try this http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

GerritJ9
05-21-2004, 03:33 PM
You'll LOVE the climb rate http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

HH Quazi
05-21-2004, 03:40 PM
If you want a real rush, give it full throttle from a dead stop then take off and pull it straight up and watch the ground fall away fast. Great fun! S!

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Aaron_GT
05-21-2004, 04:48 PM
In real life the climb rate was so high that pilots had to be put on a special low flatulence diet.

Tooz_69GIAP
05-21-2004, 04:58 PM
Yup, the less gasses the better!!! The very quick change in pressure could cause some rather painful results in the bowels. I think there are some reports of explosive ruptures at rather high altitudes, not sure.

Tooz

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Zepototo
05-21-2004, 11:11 PM
I am just sitting there on the tarmac dripping rocket fuel, can't find any matches. How do I spark this thing up ? I get "engine Inoperable" message

Spinne_3.-JG51
05-21-2004, 11:41 PM
You smoke?

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Charos
05-21-2004, 11:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by scriv:
I am just sitting there on the tarmac dripping rocket fuel, can't find any matches. How do I spark this thing up ? I get "engine Inoperable" message<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I assume you have loaded the 2.01 patch? if so you should be ok.

just hit "I" to turn your engine on, throttle up and KABOOM! Naaa you'll just take off like a ROCKET.

antifreeze
05-22-2004, 03:15 AM
To get onto the runway from a dogfight spawn position takes a bit of practise. The undercarriage has no brakes and there is no propwash going over the rudder, so you can't turn like a prop aircraft. I think Komets were probably towed onto the runway (which is obviously not modelled in a dogfight scenario).

Turning onto the runway involves using the bad wing/ground damage modelling; you basically go fast enough (bursts of 65%) so that full elevator and rudder tip the aircraft onto its wing. The drag turns you round. You can be surprisingly rough before any damage is registered.

Practise about half a dozen times, and you'll eventually get it square on the runway.

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NegativeGee
05-22-2004, 03:49 AM
I found this short film quite useful for practicing my Komet take offs:

Me-163 mission training (http://www.spanishcastle.com/justplanefun/fastfritz.html)

It also has some handy pointers on things to "leave" out of your landings http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Charos
05-22-2004, 05:59 AM
HEHE Yes Fast Fritz is one of my Favourites - I think I nearly Ruptured some Internal Organs the First time I saw that -- Its all too close to the Truth http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif