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  1. I have read many people's helpful advise, But to me there is something missing, and I will do my best to explain this my friend. The first thing you need to sit down and work out is "why are you playing this game" What I mean is what made you decide to play this game, of all the games available? For many of us here it is a deep interest in aviation and in particular ww2 aviation. There is no point to me coming up with your possible reasons, this is something only you can do. Some advise to help you if you chose to continue: The first lesson is to love the plane that you are flying, know it's strengths and it's weaknesses. The second is to try to dictate the fight If you stall out fighting a Yak then you aren't flying the FW190 the correct way. The FW190 is not a turn fighter (at least not at the lower speeds), it just isn't capable of it, so try some turns and then disengage and create some separation before turning back at them in a head on attack. In regards to not seeing aircraft in game versus real life , I know exactly how you feel.
  2. Good afternoon fellow il2 pilots I know that this no doubt has been done to death on various threads, but my reason for asking the question is to confirm what I've heard (but can't find any sources for) Which is that: When the early Spitfires without the special fix flew in neg G's did the engine regularly cut out (actually stop), either from fuel starvation and/or flooding (when the aircraft went positive G after a neg G maneuver), or did they just give a little cough and then start running normally? And also that if the engine did actually stop while in flight, that the propeller would automatically go to feather/ close to a feather angle (I believe that this was due to the hydraulic prop system loosing pressure), which made it near impossible to restart as you couldn't change the prop pitch (or was that a problem only with the 2 speed propeller units, that were replaced by circa August 1940). I look forward to learning if what I heard is right or wrong. ~S~
  3. Who flies above 6000m?? Def.... not.... me....
  4. Is BOS harder than the original il2 series? I can only speak for myself because I don't know what your skill level is. I found crossing over at first to be very frustrating mainly because of my skill level, but I ultimately found it to be rewarding. When the current series was released the first aircraft that was released was Russian, and so required prop pitch adjustments to even take off (which didn't occur to me at first....) didn't help because of my skill level. The other 2 issues that I found were: In the old series I flew in external pit which this game doesn't have. And I also discovered what numerous people said in the old series that the planes "feel like they are on rails", as the plane now in the new series actually feels like it is flying (from my non-pilot POV), which required my to "re-learn how to fly"
  5. I'm usually just happy that I hit them, I don't question how it happened
  6. In all honesty I think the OP should have stated why they want to disable blackouts. I know that the topic of Blackouts has been discussed at length and I lost interest in following it, but perhaps the OP is trying to revive the topic? The 2 camps are: Everything is modeled correctly It is not modeled correctly.
  7. Greetings from down under! Your PC spec is superior to mine with the exception that I run 16GB of RAM (DDR3) When trying to decide if you want to go the path of more ram now (which my non-expert opinion says will help), or to go big now, depends on numerous things that only you can answer. The best scenario is if you know someone who is willing to lend you 16GB of ram (that way you are using the same ram type etc) and see what results that yield. And from there you can go on to decide. In regards to the current il2 series: I personally play only QMB and occasionally MP and on a 1080 Monitor (at a mere 75 htz) with "freesync" And what I have suits my needs, and all I have is: Win 7 i5-3570K (though I haven't done any over-clocking) 16GB RAM Nvidia 970 ASUS strix OC 4GB Installed the il2 BOX on an SSD So the questions that only you can answer are what do you need your PC to do (VR etc), and what can you afford to do? ~S~
  8. Greetings gents (and ladies of course), Before getting to my boring storing, I'm not sure how many of you heard the news a while back that: 303_kwiatek passed away. I remember seeing the name in the old il2 series, and seeing his contributions in the many discussions here on the forum. I only bring it up on here, because many of the old hands may remember the name, and may be recent additions to the il2 box family Now for my boring story, my brother got me into the old il2 series (I started out when it was il2-1946), I only played online where my name was like it still is "novicebutdeadly" (though I have noticed a few people having copied it in this series.... ) I still remember my first online flight in the old il2 series, not realising that it was colour team blue versus colour team red (and I was on red team) as opposed to the traditional Axis versus Allies, and so I tried to shoot down a team mate in a spit (I was maybe in a 109 but I can't remember), because I was used to red meaning enemy aircraft.... luckily much like now I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn I don't play online as much as the old series, for reasons best left to someone who knows more about computers than me, because ping and packet loss (?) in the current series pretty much mean that I can't play on any server with a ping of more than 200 (unlike the old il2 series)
  9. I'd be more interested in a F-4/Z (GM-1 Nitrous Oxide boost) After all apparently 544 of them were made of the 1841 BF109 F-4's that were manufactured
  10. Good afternoon Gents (and ladies of course!) Today I tried to pre-purchase il2 BON and the Hurricane, but when I tried to pay I got: Your payment could not be processed. Please contact customer support for further assistance. Thinking that maybe I didn't factor in some unseen currency conversion charge, I selected just "BON" and was again given the above 😞 I use a re-loadable VISA card which hasn't had any issues in the past Does anyone know if the the payment site down atm?
  11. I tried to, wouldn't accept payment :-(
  12. Along with what other people have said already, The greatest fighter pilot of all time viewed dog fighting as wasteful (knowing the maneuvers is important and definitely not wasteful) Yes it gives more feelings of a true battle of skill etc But unless you have no choice and you know that it is unlikely that your enemy will call/ get help, it is better to separate from your enemy. Yes we don't really die when we get shot down / black out and crash etc But discipline and patience are as valuable as skill My most memorable air combat of either series was in the old 1946 a number of years ago, And it didn't involve a merry go round dog fight etc against a superior opponent (like David versus Goliath), but rather involved discipline and patience, and even though I didn't have any victories My virtual self survived, and the feeling of knowing that I kept my cool etc still brings a smile to my face (more so than any of my victories) ~S~
  13. My own concerns about physiology are similar to what most people have written, and perhaps my question (that has probably been asked before, but I haven't seen it yet) is more whether the pilot seating position in the 109 and 190 (from memory) being designed to help with G loads during combat has been factored in to give some G tolerance or not. Junkers did some testing during the war and the results (according to the all knowing and unfaultable wiki, a.k.a take with a grain of salt) are: "Extensive tests were carried out by the Junkers works at their Dessau plant. It was discovered that the highest load a pilot could endure was 8.5g for three seconds, when the aircraft was pushed to its limit by the centrifugal forces. At less than 4g, no visual problems or loss of consciousness were experienced. Above 6g, 50% of pilots suffered visual problems, or "greyout". With 40%, vision vanished altogether from 7.5g upwards and black-out sometimes occurred. Despite this blindness, the pilot could maintain consciousness and was capable of "bodily reactions". After more than three seconds, half the subjects passed out. The pilot would regain consciousness two or three seconds after the centrifugal forces had dropped below 3g and had lasted no longer than three seconds. In a crouched position, pilots could withstand 7.5g and were able to remain functional for a short duration. In this position, Junkers concluded that ⅔ of pilots could withstand 8g and perhaps 9g for three to five seconds without vision defects which, under war conditions, was acceptable. During tests with the Ju 87 A-2, new technologies were tried out to reduce the effects of g. The pressurised cabin was of great importance during this research. Testing revealed that at high altitude, even 2g could cause death in an unpressurised cabin and without appropriate clothing. This new technology, along with special clothing and oxygen masks, was researched and tested. When the United States Army occupied the Junkers factory at Dessau on 21 April 1945, they were both impressed at and interested in the medical flight tests with the Ju 87."
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