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MAsta_KFC
06-25-2004, 09:11 PM
Hello guys! Need some help here.

I've only been recently playing with the stukas and they are awesome planes, expecially since I am absolutely hopeless at conventional bombing. For the B2 and D3 series, the bomb auto-releases when it reaches the set altitude with airbrakes enabled.

However, with the D5 series, this doesn't seem to happen. When it reaches the set altitude, the klaxon warns, but no bomb release. Am I missing something here? Does the the D5 have auto-release or is bomb release all manual? I have obviously tried altering the bomb-sight height, still no auto dropping.

Thanks for the help! I think the D5 is the best, love that extra vertical bomb indicator on the crosshairs.

MAsta_KFC
06-25-2004, 09:11 PM
Hello guys! Need some help here.

I've only been recently playing with the stukas and they are awesome planes, expecially since I am absolutely hopeless at conventional bombing. For the B2 and D3 series, the bomb auto-releases when it reaches the set altitude with airbrakes enabled.

However, with the D5 series, this doesn't seem to happen. When it reaches the set altitude, the klaxon warns, but no bomb release. Am I missing something here? Does the the D5 have auto-release or is bomb release all manual? I have obviously tried altering the bomb-sight height, still no auto dropping.

Thanks for the help! I think the D5 is the best, love that extra vertical bomb indicator on the crosshairs.

Hairball_1
06-25-2004, 09:30 PM
As far as I know, you have to drop it manually, when you reach the altitude you set the sight to. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JG77_Tintin
06-25-2004, 09:42 PM
The D5 has a mechanisim that will automatically calculate the drop point for you. Should make your dive bombing, even more accurate. Before you take off, set your intended dive speed and bomb release altitude. You may have to set this up in the controls first. When in the dive, keep the target in the sight and mechanisim will do the rest, ie. will release the bomb. Is in the game notes somewhere. Hope this helps.

MAsta_KFC
06-25-2004, 10:42 PM
So Tintin, are you saying that I need to set speed AND altitude before the D5 will auto bomb release? Because in the earlier series, altitude only was enough.

I can't seem to find anything regarding more sophisticated techniques in the manual, more like just basic tips.

JG77_Tintin
06-26-2004, 01:24 AM
Yeah mate, there was something in the Aces expansion pack readme file about using the Stuvi gunsight. Set the velocity and bomb drop altitude earlier, then keep the target in the gunsight in the dive, it will automatically drop the bombs. It does work. You might have to map the keys for this though. I have them set from earlier requirements for the TB3 and He111 bombsights. I use "alt & up arrow" to increase height, "alt & down" to decrease height, "alt & left" to decrease speed and "alt & right" to increase speed. Goodluck and give em hell.

MAsta_KFC
06-26-2004, 08:15 AM
Strange, I must be doing something wrong still.

Tried a couple of QMB's with the D5. Set bombsight Velocity to 500 TAS, bombsight height to 600. Started off at 3000m, activated airbrakes, flipped over, zero throttle, pull up, dive.....klaxon...splat. No auto bomb drop. =(

I'm testing it on wonder woman view, so I know i am going faster than 500 TAS, especially with such a high drop.Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks!

p1ngu666
06-26-2004, 08:20 AM
itll be indaited speed?

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p1ngu666
06-26-2004, 09:22 AM
http://premium.uploadit.org/pingu666/hmm.jpg

notice the lil thing on the bottom of the round bit of sight, that moved http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif up and down the long bit, i think i had it set for 400kmph and 1000metres, bombs seem tobe manual too

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MAsta_KFC
06-26-2004, 06:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:

notice the lil thing on the bottom of the round bit of sight, that moved http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif up and down the long bit, i think i had it set for 400kmph and 1000metres, bombs seem tobe manual too

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Lol, if you noticed in my first thread, I actually mention that's the reason why I like using the D5. Thanks for the screenie anyways. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
I simply wanted confirmation on whether bomb drop was auto or manual on D5.

SwingerSpecial
06-26-2004, 06:57 PM
I don't think the auto-release function works in the D5 - Not a big deal though, just hit the release button when the horn sounds and it will drop the bombs & pull you out of the dive. Just remember to set it!!

And if you hadn't already noticed, the little thing that slides up & down indicates where the bombs will drop (if you set your speed right). VERY accurate, I've been blasting bridges from 1000m release altitude.

WUAF_LtC_Mantis
06-26-2004, 07:22 PM
Is there a way to turn auto release with teh earlier Ju-87 off? i like manual bombing, so if i stuff up I can either go at it again, or stay in the dive longer to aim.

With one of the patches, maybe have been AEP I noticed that the plane releases the bomb its self at 1000-1500m and i've missed way more often.

KG26_Alpha
06-26-2004, 07:37 PM
Hi

You have to assign a key in the keyboard settings for "decrease site altitude", in the earlier Stukas you press and hold to set this to zero and the bombs will stay with you all the way down till you decide to release them, if you want to use the sight to auto drop at a predefined alt you need to set "increase site altitude" key to increase and decrease the prefered release. Dont forget your dive brake select key also.

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SwingerSpecial
06-26-2004, 08:42 PM
Without the excellent "Sturzvisier" I've found it best to take an up-close-and-personal approach to dive bombing - set your release altitude as close to the ground as you dare, the closer you are the harder it is to miss. Generally, 500 meters is safe, anything below that depends on your nerves and elevation... ;-)


-M.R.