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  1. Hey, Just wondered if anyone was using tacview? I have it and wanted to know how to get it running with IL2... Cheers
  2. Fair enough, think I'll go grab the DCS F-16 and throw that around! Cheers
  3. I dunno, maybe I'm asking to much..... I guess I should stick to other flight sims to get that pilot yank and bank feeling and just have fun with what they did in this one. The original IL2 and DCS really made you sharpen your stick and rudder skills, it was a skill you would always try to improve on and you would study and practice to get it right.
  4. Did you by chance read the manual that I posted?
  5. I try and fly with 50% fuel as much as I can. I've played the original IL2, CLoD and have DCS, played many combat flight sims so I'm not a rookie by any means, only to this series from IL2, which I've had about 2 weeks. What has happened to maneuvers like the scissors or displacement rolls, some of the tactics used since the days of WWI. I don't see them here, just get as high as you can and dive, shoot and run. It's all good for the scenarios we have on multi, but at some point there is going to be a need to defend targets, bombers, tanks and troops and the old style of dogfighting will have to come back. Its just that the aircraft in the Great battles series seem a little twitchy, more twitchy than they should be? I'm not criticizing just making an observation. If this is what the Devs have envisioned to make it more challenging, I can live with that, not a problem but IMHO its not true to how the aircraft envelope actually was. (From what I have read and studied and not actually have first hand experience with)
  6. Just wanted to start a discussion of the stall spin handling of the P-51. I'm finding it departing without any warning and seems to be almost a death trap in lower speed dogfights. In my opinion the P-51 seems to give no warning or its really difficult to judge as there id no real control or feel with a computer hotas system. There is a manual online that describes departures and recoveries and I will try and add it here. Is this purposely modelled in game to be more of a challenge? I'm not sure, but I'm hoping the flight model will be tweaked to become more realistic as the IL2 team strive for the most realistic approach. I will also give the address for the manual to others on the forum can get better at knowing the systems on their birds. http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.org/mustang/P-51D-manual-5april44.pdf What do you guys think?
  7. No, I don't think you understand what I'm trying to say....... From the pilot interviews I've see, they have said there was a signal from the "whistle" that the aircraft was ready to depart or "spin" etc. Even upon landing the pilots said the "whistle" would increase much more. As it is now, there isn't much warning that you get before the P-51 stalls, that came in the form of a buffet and an increase in the tone and volume of the whistling sound. This is historically correct. From the outside you can hear it ok, but in the cockpit is were it really helps. I'm surprised that there is no buffet or pre stall warning modeled that the actual aircraft had. Most aircraft and most sims have a slight shake or buffet before departing into a stall of spin, with IL2 it seems to come without much warning and I personally find it difficult to fly at the edge of the aircraft's envelope.
  8. I've been flying the P-51 for about a week now and just wondered if there was a way or could the devs increase the volume of the AoA whistle a bit more? There needs to be a little more notice of a departure and in the real aircraft there is a buffet before departure. It's probably me but when she goes she really goes and when in combat its nice for a little more warning. I'm not that skilled yet at IL2 aircraft so I'm asking from a new players point of view. That whistle on the P-51 is awesome anyway and I'm pretty sure more seasoned vets won't mind.
  9. With all the new aircraft and higher performance, just wondered if the MK XIV would be on the collector aircraft list? Being a Canucklehead I'm always partial the the Spits!
  10. Hey Guys, Just wanted to ask any experienced pilots out there how to battle in the P-51. I'm Canadian and was flying the Spit IX and have found that it is just not competitive with the new German rockets so I've decided to try and learn the P-51. I've had IL2 for about a week and played the first IL2 years ago and decided to try it again. Is there any info on how to fly the Mustang against the newly added German aircraft? I'm getting my ass shot off continually and any info would be great. I'm not new to flight sims and do well in DCS jets but the flight model or maybe its just prop planes I need to learn. I'm finding that the usual combat maneuvers don't work well in these aircraft, such as yo-yo's scissors etc. From what I've seen so far, its just get high enough and dive on your opponent, shoot then run. Is there no turn fighting with these planes? I mean the Dora, 109 K4, Mustang, P-38 etc. Thanks.
  11. I try and get on the KOTA server as much as I can, I'm pretty new as I've had IL2 great battles for about a week now. Do the pilots ever work together? When I first log on, you see guys hop in their aircraft and shoot off in a million different directions. Is there no team work? I see a bunch of Tempests and P-38's fly off by themselves, wouldn't it be more effective to plan an attack with a wing of bomb carrying planes with CAP fighter protection, and wouldn't that be more realistic?
  12. thank you Wellenbrecher.... I'm going to give the re shade a try.. thanks for testing
  13. I was thinking about this fix..... this is the problems I'm having. Does this go against the game user agreement?
  14. Awesome, thanks! I spotted a target from about 20,000 and dived toward it, it was a 190 a5, as the I got closer there was lag and the 190 warped behind me!? continuing the dive to extend, I noticed 2 109s catching up and was ripped apart by there guns..... Great acceleration on the 109's , better than the 262's!
  15. Its different on different systems I guess, I get bounced constantly because I see nothing until they are directly behind me. Its insane, I fly on multiplayer servers where I fly for an hour and see nothing until I get back to my airfield. The new patch made it better and I could actually see other aircraft. After the last patch, its back to the same thing. I dont see anything and am just plain frustrated. Now I track a target down low and follow.. do a couple of maneuvers to get in to position and it disappears... I'll just stick to solo missions I guess.
  16. Just trying to figure out dive flaps on P-38. Do you use flap lever or speed brake bind for this? Help plz Cheers
  17. All good info. I'm using Thrustmaster t16000m stick, throttle and pedals. I used the stick top hat for elevator trim in the 0 180 positions, the Throttle has a small wheel by the pinky finger that was mixture. The throttle hat switches for the thumb still work for gear up and down etc, but some of the buttons don't work for the assignments I've given them.
  18. Anyone having issues with some bindings? My Spit IX mixture, trim etc won't work after the patch. They were working before it so I'm not sure what has changed, I've even tried rebinding but nothing so far.... Cheers
  19. Thank you! Yes, Solo players are easy prey.... I will jump on discord, thanks that is me
  20. How does a Canuck Spitty flyer hook up with some wingmen or wing for a small flight? Most guys fire up the plane and head out... I'm getting tag teamed by the Gerrys because they fly as a unit, us solo guys usually get our asses shot off. I'm Canadian so I'm trying to stay with my traditional service aircraft. I usually get to shoot one down but the wing man for the poor fellow usually gets me.
  21. Forgive me father for I have sinned.....
  22. An amazing aircraft for IL2 would be the Avro Landcaster bomber. No other game in my knowledge have ever attempted to use this aircraft. Russian lend/lease had many Landcasters delivered and use by the VVS. https://vvsairwar.com/2016/08/12/the-soviet-unions-british-built-avro-lancasters/ Hopefully the Devs will see it as a real asset to the game.
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