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  1. Its a shame we can't use our own picture
  2. Great campaign gambit Love the start and taxi adds so much to the atmosphere The only thing i think that could be improved upon in my opinion is the flight leaders communication skills (mainly giving headings / attitude ) On mission 5 Dawn Patrol, You are with a large formation of aircraft when your flight changes course splitting the formation into two flights this is where a heading announcement would help Looking forward to your next campaign
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    so why people prefer to turn left?

    is it the engine torque? Helps aircraft turns easier that direction as many have already said is it right handedness? Its easier to push across the body than pull so if your flying right-handed yes is it certain wire in the human brain? Muscle memory maybe i was wonder if theres any left handed pilot who prefers to turn right? Now I'm left handed but right arm dominant due to working in engineering all my life where nearly all machines and measuring equipment are right handed even a steel rule. I do fly right handed and Yes i break left But i have noticed i like to attack from high left if i can Interesting subject matter
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    Navigation tool

    I use a very basic version of this a post it note with a circle marked with every 45° stuck to the screen edge Just so i can visualise on the map the direction i need to find land marks Distance i use the clock in the cockpit, speed divided by 60 (minutes) multiplied by minutes travelled to give a rough distance travelled so i can start looking for my land mark or turn point Each square on map is 10 kilometres (6.2Miles ) i believe Still get lost on winter maps though
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    How should I manage that new Turbocharger ?

    I've found out a fully loaded P47 is quite a heavy girl 2500lb bombs + rockets i use 25% fuel gives about forty minutes flight time if my maths it right A significant number P47's were crashed in testing. But i'm now getting reliable take-offs
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    How to takeoff in bombers??

    Have a look at Chucks guide there is an interesting part on how to calculate required fuel https://www.mudspike.com/chucks-guides-il-2-bos-he-111h-6/
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    How should I manage that new Turbocharger ?

    I found this helpful much thanks to sheriff
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    The IL2 store

    Its a new security measure from the banks sends code to registered phone as a text
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    New Feedback Feature Launched

    Nice Idea I hope the answers you get help in prioritising what you improve next
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    Actual Spitfire.

    It such a buzz to see the warbirds flying, I've been lucky to see a B17 over fly my garden and i'm in Birmingham west midlands
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    Newbie: best way learning to fly the yak/bf109

    Go into quick missions pick single aircraft on the map select your aircraft starting on runway, attempt to take off you will crash most likely (i did a lot) for landing practice select air start attempt to land you will crash most likely (i did a lot) Don't give up its a very steep learning curve in the start i gave myself a hour each day just practice This is what i do to any new aircraft i get
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    Flying formation with AI

    Thanks @colninny i have seen some of your tutorials mainly on navigation something else i can't do very well. But i have improved in formation flying by using some of the suggestions in this thread thanks all. I'm getting off the ground quicker and now climbing with the AI better, So i do not have to play catch up. Trimming the aircraft better (this surprised me in how much it helped) Looking at my speed more not just manifold pressure & RPMs thanks for pointing this out@busdriver
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    Flying formation with AI

    Thanks I'll try this when i next fly