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  1. Nice work. 😎 Seeing the insides like that makes clear just how big the cannon was. Or possibly how little room there was in there for the pilot.
  2. Interesting. There may be something of use there, though a lot of it seems to pre-date the end of the war, and presumably will be based around intelligence reports, rather than actual test data. Sadly, none of it seems to have been digitised, and accordingly isn't available online. It is sometimes possible to get materials copied, but it is expensive if you don't know what the material is likely to contain. I'd have thought that if there were any documents of particular significance, a researcher would quite likely have found them by now - the Me 262 isn't exactly an obscure subject.
  3. @CUJO_1970: I saw that, though I'm not entirely clear what it was supposed to mean. All other things being equal, I'd expect sweepback to increase stability in yaw, but as I said earlier, it may also cause strong yaw-roll coupling. Which can sometimes in turn result in Dutch roll, itself a form of instability, though I've not seen this in the IL-2 GB Me 262, or seen it in any flight test reports for the real thing. There are other factors to consider though, like the potential blanking of the vertical tail surfaces by the engine pods at large sideslip angles, so it would be unwise to make any generalisations about what we should expect the Me 262 to do. In practice, it rarely seems necessary to me to use the rudder in flight anyway, as long as both engines are running...
  4. I'm not sure about the rudder effectiveness, but what the FM does seem to have got right (from my understanding of aerodynamics) is the pronounced yaw-roll coupling you'd expect to find with a swept-back wing: any sideslip produces a strong roll. Incidentally, sideslipping is very useful if you need to dump energy: as Mary Poppins almost sung, a boot full of rudder helps the Messerschmitt slow down.
  5. There seem to be issues with the Me 262 at high altitudes too. I can't get it above 10,000 m without using emergency power, and if you throttle back to max continuous RPM (8,400) at that altitude, the engines flame out immediately. The notes claim a service ceiling of 12,000 m.
  6. It is a bit of a generalisation anyway. A long ocean swell can certainly run in a direction other than directly downwind, and waves along a shallow-sloped coastline usually get turned inland. And frankly I don't think it matters much anyway, given how rarely you are going to be able to see it. As I said in another thread, failure to model the entire universe isn't a bug.
  7. Watch your closing speed. Got a little too close for comfort here. 😲
  8. Found the thread I referred to earlier: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/36713-roccat-power-grid-tablet-smartphone-app-for-il2-instrument-panel/?tab=comments#comment-618717
  9. Not going to happen. As the developers have repeatedly made clear, it would involve far too much work. If you want DCS features, expect to pay DCS prices.
  10. Yes, they exist. There is a thread somewhere discussing one. Not tried it myself. No good for VR, obviously...
  11. This. And to state the blindingly obvious, not everyone amongst the populations of the western allies shared the same opinion of the Soviet Union.
  12. "Le fichier spécifié est introuvable". The file specified cannot be found. Not a very helpful message, since it doesn't give the filename, but that's Windows for you. Since other people don't seem to be having the same problem, I can only suggest that the update has messed up your installation somewhere. If this is a Steam install, there is an option to check file integrity somewhere, I think, but otherwise you'll probably have to reinstall the game. Back up your input and LuaScripts folders first, to avoid losing any custom settings.
  13. If and when IL-2 GB gets to the PTO, there are plenty of aircraft to model which actually played a significant part in the war before they start modelling flown-once prototypes.
  14. Don't know the specifics of this one, but given the large number of Rüstsatz modifications the Luftwaffe frequently offered for aircraft types, I don't think it is surprising that not every one is modelled. How common were the nitrous-oxide boosted versions?
  15. Interesting stuff, though I'm not sure about this: "That a head wind will frequently give another 20 r.p.m. is common knowledge"? On the ground, quite possibly. If they mean in the air, I can only assume that the laws of physics have been revised since that was written.
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