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Everything posted by ruby_monkey

  1. They have gravity-fed carburettors and get starved of fuel if you nose down too hard. Do a half roll and pull back to dive if you're in a hurry. Or play with Miss Shilling's orifice.
  2. They're certainly sturdier. Their weakness is the reliance on CH's management app, which was hot-or-miss for me under Windows 10.
  3. I use a couple of these (you'd be astonished at how many uses you can find for a lever). I previously used a couple of CH quadrants, which were excellent when the CH manager app worked, but gave up on them when I switched to Windows 10 and found said app's functioning to be too hit-and-miss with Win10.
  4. As an aside, a throttle quadrant or two is an excellent investment if you plan to get the most out of this game.
  5. Regarding the opening post: you'd have learnt to fly right-handed by the time you made it to a warplane, assuming you hadn't already had leftyism beaten out of you as a child.
  6. Wait for a helpful Bf-109 to light them up.
  7. You don't fancy baiting les Boches in a photorecon version?
  8. You can give up a surprising number of valuable organs and still function.
  9. Eh, I'm a sucker for planes with stupidly large cannon. Who knows - we might even get to fly the can opener.
  10. Take off in a Storch in TF6.0, and you'd arrive at your target just in time for TF 7.0 to drop.
  11. It's intentional and AFAIK accurate. All FW-190s fire all inner+cowling guns on the same trigger.
  12. I'm sure there was at least one German wartime engineer who looked at the Condor and thought, "I bet I could fit dive brakes to that."
  13. You're on a fool's errand. Take the FW-190 F-8 instead, load up an SC1000, and you're good to go. You'll be done and home before the Stukas have even started trying to eat all of Uncle Joe's ammo.
  14. Stick back in the Bf-110 is to use the prop-wash to force the tail down, adding a little drag to the tailwheel. Lockable tailwheels are for the weak.
  15. It's not lockable (neither is the Ju-88's). Keep your stick back, right foot in, and learn to love differential braking.
  16. Damnit, almost forgot to buy the U-2VS. Almost.
  17. Down a gallon of Red Bull before each game. You'll get all the shake you can handle.
  18. It's God's way of telling you to buy Crosswinds.
  19. Thanks for your reply. It's an approach that I've considered; but my difficulty with this is that the left and right throttles (apart from giving differential thrust for steering on the ground) also control differential braking. How do the Saitek/Logitech quadrants feel to you? I think I'll have to save up and send a big bag of money to GVL224.
  20. I currently use a couple of CH Pro throttle quadrants, giving me a dozen levers at my disposal and letting me cover all my throttle, prop pitch, mixture, and radiator/cowl flap needs. Lovely. However, anyone who has used CH Pro gear will know that, while the hardware is perfectly adequate, their control manager app is a right royal PITA to keep running on any remotely modern Windows install but running the hardware without it means that one has to give up a fair bit of assistance with calibration and virtual switches. Now I have looked (read: salivated) at some of the twin-engine throttles on the market like the VPC MongoosT-50, with which I could happily fly all the planes available to us except the Ju52/3. That damned trimotor throws off the easy left-right separation, but there's no way I'd want to go without her. So, all you Ju52 jockeys - what are you using to control all three throttles? What's out there besides the CH Pro units, or a whole bushel of Logitech quadrants, that'll allow me to manage three engines? Looking forward to your replies.
  21. None. Any compromise would be the beginning of an epic and never-ending sh1tstorm, here and on every other il2 forum.
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