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  1. I don't mind the 262 but I do mind that people won't even the teams. I was just playing allies with one guy and me against 13 Axis. Again... I found a screenshot from last year of 1 red (me) v 20 blue. Apparently these blue guys flying jet's on a stacked team don't know or care what sportsmanship or even common decency is. I swapped sides from blue to red when I realized that red was usually outnumbered but I don't understand why so many just stay on the stacked team. Selfish children who don't wanna share the nice toys? Why would anybody join the server as red when they will be so badly outnumbered? This is hurting the player counter obviously. 7 v 7 would have been a fine fight. We had the numbers to do that. Maybe if the TAW devs just made it easier for people to changes teams this might help. It's not fun or historical- 12 jets v 1 mustang.
  2. Yeah the principle is what am getting at. These engines such as Merlin and Allison, DB....world have shorter maintenance cycles from running at high power for too long they generally didn't break down immediately. The devs found a way for us to resist using emergency power unless we are in an emergency. It's a compromise they chose since we don't have maintenance modeled. In my opinion it may be more realistic if the engines just slowly lost power as timer went past the stated limits. Instead of stopped dead.
  3. PS you can use the emergency engine power to accelerate to top speed in a shallow dive and then throttle back to combat power and lower RPM... It will still carry the high speed quite well with a very shallow dive all the way back to base. You can do this with all strict engine limited planes. Just use WEP for acceleration hold on the top speed with shallow dive. I wonder how different it would be if the engine limitations were not so strict. I found a direct quote in primary source claiming that engines don't break immediately if engine is used for longer than 2min manual says. This is from a Merlin 45 papers. "Any encroachment on these limitations may initiate the development of defects which would eventually render the engine unserviceable before the normal period between complete overhauls." The Merlin 45 we have in game breaks immediately and of course there are no overhauls . PPS It might be more realistic if engines would gradually lose max power if you ran them too hard for too long. Instead of just seizing up immediately.
  4. I read in a book about Soviet tactics for P39... They used it as top cover. They would fly P39 on high six of Yaks and these Yaks were sometimes on the high six of IL2. They called the formation Yuri's Steps. Or something like that. At least in the book I read. It is the only plane the Soviets had that performs so well at high speed in dive. Bf109 cannot dive away from it like a Yak or La5. It also can pull more G at high speed than Bf109 can. We can see why they did well with it flown to strength _ High speed diving hit and run. I like flying it on TAW as a one pass plane. It has the firepower to destroy anything in one pass and then continues the high speed dive back to safety of closest airfield Flak, which is usually only a couple of minutes away on TAW.
  5. I would like to sit in it on the ground with the canopy open listening to the Griffin purring rumble ...
  6. What a great patch ! I have been really enjoying the new planes .I was surprised how competitive the P38 is against late model German planes at high altitude. Really fun to fly too. The P38 force feedback is exquisite. The P51 is also great at altitude but I did notice the buffett from high mach ( high altitude and high speed ) is quite a bit stronger in the P51 than in the other planes. Which surprised me because I thought it had advanced aerodynamics for the time. I did some simple tests starting from 10 km alt and then made a shallow dive at full power till the buffett started and rode that buffett down to tree tops, varying pitch to keep the speed as high as possible keeping buffett reasonable to control the plane. By the time I dove from 10 down to 8km I was indicating about 500km/h on the the UI and the P51 was buffeting quite noticeably but everything else I tested had really no buffet at all at the same speed and altitude. Which surprised me. Maybe my expectations were wrong. It seems the Fw190 D9 and the Bf109K4 have almost no buffet at all at that speed and alt. I also tested the P39 and it had no buffet either... P47, Spit IX. They all fly smoothly at 8km alt and 500km/h IAS. Maybe the P51 flight model is more accurate in this regard because the devs have more data about the high mach buffet for the P51 than many of the other planes? Is the other planes experiencing virtually no buffett at high mach too good to be true? It occurs to me that the devs have been reviewing these faster flight conditions for the most recent planes including the Me262 and P51. It is possible that many of the earlier made planes might not model the same details at such conditions. A P39 or a yak would never go anywhere near that high and fast. Anyway still really enjoying the new content. I got shot by enemy gunfire and my pilot lost consciousness for about 20 seconds then regained consciousness. He was too badly injured to bail out and so I had to try to crash land while he could barely move the stick. This is great stuff
  7. Great thread, I am just riding around admiring the manifold pressure gauge. Got to remind myself to look out the window for Bf109s ! I have a lot to learn about how to use this new manual turbo mechanism. Thanks for the manual pages. I would never have used the interlinked throttle and turbo lever if I hadn't read it in the manual to do that. I thought it was just a game thing... I was fighting the AI at high alt and there was a Bf109 on my six so I revved up the turbo for a short time to dangerous levels (25K rpm) and it seemed the boost went even higher and that big 10 000 pound plane climbed away from a controlling bf109 ! Wow quite a sight. I think I love this thing. I had no idea we would get to control the turbo manually and be able to push it harder in moments of danger at risk of breaking the engine. These time limits are strange though. I would have thought the WEP engine time limits were usually due to overheating. But the timer just breaks the engine even if it is not overheating. Wiki page on WEP says: "Like other boost techniques, MW 50 was restricted by capacity and engine temperatures and could only be used for a limited time" It's a shame all our engines break on a time limit instead of overheating... kinda gamey and unnecessary, if they just made over heating the limitation and we were looking at our temp gauges instead of our technochat time warning... Oh well.
  8. Wow this server is the new high water mark for me. You have extended the limits of awesome with this. Thank you for your efforts. The server is down now apparently... I get an error message saying "unable to write file" or something like that. PS I join whichever team has the least players. Is that frowned upon? I just play to the best of my ability whichever side I am on.
  9. Yak 7b is like an ugly girlfriend who is the best sex you ever had! I wasn't even interested in flying it but the campaign for Yak1b included Yak7b in your squadron and boy was I surprised to fly it. Straight away the feeling from the controls through my FFB stick were VERY light. Much lighter than the Yak1b feels. Especially light in elevator. I love how ugly it is and how it was discovered by accident that it is superior to the combat yaks it was designed to train pilots for. I was earlier flying P39 practice Quick battle ... starting with my flight of 4 P39 with an altitude advantage and practicing diving on 8 German fighters. 4 bf109 and 4 FW109. P39 is a little tricky in a high speed dive . After a dozen attempts I had not very much success. I thought I would try one more time but reverse the situation. I was now in a flight of 4 Yak7b and 8 Ace German fighter planes diving on us. We shot them all down with ease. I now agree that the Yak 7b is actually the BEST Russian fighter we have when flying defensively at low altitude.
  10. I love the A-20. The first time I flew it was on a cold winter map and my flight accelerated at tree tops to top speed with full internal loadout of 1600kg... I couldn't believe it was indicating 300 m/h. I was blinking and wondering did the Russian convert this plane to metric? ...No we were doing 500 km/h with a full internal bomb load at tree tops .. wow ! That's impressive.
  11. Hi I just found this server a couple of days ago. Great Server ! I get very bored of very quickly of Wings of Liberty and TAW is not running so now I found this I am very happy. The instructions seem to say that loadouts are unrestricted but I can't put any bombs ona stuka at all. Is this right? I can put 4x 250 kg bombs on a Ju 88 or 16x 50 kg bombs on a He 111 but no bombs on a stuka?! I am actually happy that the giant bombs are restricted and prefer servers to have typical historical loadouts . I imagine Stuka would typically carry a 250kg and 50kgs on the wings ? How can I load this ? Can I load this?
  12. I'm still getting 60 fps but terrible stuttering. unplayable offline or on. Tried lowering resolution and settings but it makes no difference. At first I thought it was the return of the FFB plus trackIR stutter problem but when I turned off FFB it made no difference. Boy am I disappointed right now. I5 3.7 gighz 16 gig ram GTX 770 8gig It was running solid 60 fps with no stutter before in highest settings.
  13. The server went down a few hours ago and I had to leave server because finish flight was not available. I just tried to join again and I can't join. I see that on the TAW website it still says I am connected. Obviously I am not still connected. Hopefully it will disconnect me when the mpa rolls and then I can join again. DirtyRotnFlieger
  14. I'm just updating to 2.009 and while I wait for he DL I thought I would check this thread to see if the Stutter issue was solved... I guess not yet but it is good to see Jason's reply.Thanks . I wish I could fly. Been months, and my fly buddies need me to clear their sixes Hope a fix can be found . Good luck.
  15. Downloading he update and disappointed to see this bug is still not fixed. The smoothing is no solution. It just add a huge delay so I turn my head and then nothing happens for a second and then it moves. It is nothing to do with supersampling or any graphic settings. I get 60fps steady and stutter. The stutter goes away completely if I turn off FFB or track IR... Ill try the camera but i don't expect it to fix the problem because the problem is Trackir and FFB combined Thanks for the suggestion. Game is still unplayable for me.
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