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Beirut
05-19-2004, 09:47 PM
Isit just me or does the cockpit make you feel like you're in Darth Vader's helmet?

I find the boltshead or nuts or whatever to be far too prominent. Very distracting and kind of ugly too.

Sorry, love the game, even bought a 9800 Pro just to makeit look better, but I'm really not crazy about the new Spitfire cockpit.

But all the rest is great! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif (The cockpit in the new I-185 is trully photrealistic. Incredible.)

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Beirut
05-19-2004, 09:47 PM
Isit just me or does the cockpit make you feel like you're in Darth Vader's helmet?

I find the boltshead or nuts or whatever to be far too prominent. Very distracting and kind of ugly too.

Sorry, love the game, even bought a 9800 Pro just to makeit look better, but I'm really not crazy about the new Spitfire cockpit.

But all the rest is great! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif (The cockpit in the new I-185 is trully photrealistic. Incredible.)

"Official Lancaster whiner"

SkyChimp
05-19-2004, 09:48 PM
Yes. Both of my elbows have abrasions.

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ST__Pawnee
05-20-2004, 01:12 AM
Ugly? It makes it better!! I love the cockpit! Looks so.... dangerous... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

IAFS_Painter
05-20-2004, 01:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Beirut:
Isit just me or does the cockpit make you feel like you're in Darth Vader's helmet?
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Yup - Spit cockpit was notoriously small.

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LEXX_Luthor
05-20-2004, 01:54 AM
So the pilot had to unscrew all the nuts to get out? Wow http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif



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HamishUK
05-20-2004, 02:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by IAFS_Painter:
Yup - Spit cockpit was notoriously small.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually Sir you are totally incorrect!

The Spit's cockpit is very roomy to sit in. There is plenty of leg room for full use of the stick. There is also plenty of space at shoulder level which enables you to turn and see over your shoulder.

Unlike the 109G's office which is very cramped.

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VFA-195 Snacky
05-20-2004, 03:08 AM
Well the Spit I saw looked like it might be roomy for a Horse Jockey.

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HamishUK
05-20-2004, 03:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Snacky1:
Well the Spit I saw looked like it might be roomy for a Horse Jockey.

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If you ever had the privilage to sit and fly in one then you may be able to answer the question with some degree of knowledge.

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NegativeGee
05-20-2004, 03:48 AM
The 109 had a smaller cockpit than the Spitfire. Alot of the wartime RAF test pilots who had flown Spitfires and went on to evaluate captured 109's commented on this fact.

Like wise, their Luftwaffe counterparts remarked that the Spitfire felt very open to one accustomed to the 109.

"As weaponry, both were good, but in far different ways from each other. In a nutshell, I describe it this way: if the FW 190 was a sabre, the 109 was a florett, or foil, like that used in the precision art of fencing." - Gunther Rall

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HamishUK
05-20-2004, 03:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NegativeGee:
The 109 had a smaller cockpit than the Spitfire. Alot of the wartime RAF test pilots who had flown Spitfires and went on to evaluate captured 109's commented on this fact.

Like wise, their Luftwaffe counterparts remarked that the Spitfire felt very open to one accustomed to the 109.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is correct. The 109's cockpit was very cramped and uncomfortable to fly in. Based on modern day fighters I could see a pilot getting a lot of fatigue on long journeys in that.

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Skii_
05-20-2004, 04:01 AM
Very simple - Shift F1 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I love the new cockpit, but I'm used to the obstructed view of the 190 (where B-17 stacks are obscured by the bars http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif )

Hit shift-f1 and it will give you a much less obstructed view ,and you can still use the gunsight http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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muffinstomp
05-20-2004, 04:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by HamishUK:

That is correct. The 109's cockpit was very cramped and uncomfortable to fly in. Based on modern day fighters I could see a pilot getting a lot of fatigue on long journeys in that.

http://www.blitzpigs.com/images/Ham-SigPic.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Willi Messerschmitt countered this threat by implementing a very modest fuel tank. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

HamishUK
05-20-2004, 04:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by muffinstomp:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by HamishUK:

That is correct. The 109's cockpit was very cramped and uncomfortable to fly in. Based on modern day fighters I could see a pilot getting a lot of fatigue on long journeys in that.

http://www.blitzpigs.com/images/Ham-SigPic.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Willi Messerschmitt countered this threat by implementing a very modest fuel tank. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Haha very true Sir!

He did however later add slip tanks to the Emil. One of my old RAF colleagues has sat in Black 6 prior to it becoming a static display. His thoughts were "Bloody Awful cockpit!"

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Beirut
05-20-2004, 04:58 AM
I wasn't implying that it was small, just that the bolt heads are extremelly prominent.

Just seems... odd.

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theknightsofni
05-20-2004, 05:36 AM
any chance of a pic for me unable to play yet? had it changedmuch fromt he mkv?

TheEngine88
05-20-2004, 06:00 AM
Isn't the "roominess" of a particular cockpit IRL partially dependent upon the dimensions of the pilot???

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VFA-195 Snacky
05-20-2004, 06:11 AM
You need to cool your jets thier bud. It was meant as a joke so chill out. I should have placed a smiley on there but no need for you to get "sensitive" and call folks stupid.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by HamishUK:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Snacky1:
Well the Spit I saw looked like it might be roomy for a Horse Jockey.

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If you ever had the privilage to sit and fly in one then you may be able to answer the question with some degree of knowledge.

http://www.blitzpigs.com/images/Ham-SigPic.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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