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  1. I don't have access to IL-2 GB right now, so I'm curious about what happens to the turbine RPM if you shutdown an engine and accelerate / decelerate - Is the windmill effect simulated?
  2. The model in the above mentioned NACA report ( D-30 ) is not the one we have in-game...( D-28 ) ? Our model, for instance, does not have dorsal fin. This should actually make it even less stable directionally ? Anyway, it's interesting to read about the pitch stability in that report. Comparing to the model in-game it appears it has not much in common ? I haven't been able to quite reproduce the reported instability. Also mentioned in that report, having blown-flaps, they should retract at higher dynamic pressure values - not the case in our D-30 model ? I've tried to reproduce it flying in full landing conf, as well as other intermediate settings, and no partial flap deployment resulted.
  3. Very sad to read this. Kwiatek was a reference in he's always very RW-pilot-oriented observations about this passion of ours for flight, IRL and in the Virtual. My sincere condolences to he's family and those who had him in their hearts! RiP Kwiatek!
  4. I honestly think reality is somewhere between the overdone tail surfaces efficiency of IL-2 and the weak effectivity of the same surfaces in DCS. The rudder waving in Spitfire videos is also the way tire pressure is distributed between the wheels, so I believe that even if slight, depending on surface type and radius of turn, the pilots are still using the grip in the stick.
  5. Anyway, the Spitfires in IL-2 at least don't appear to "suffer" from that wobble thing ( ? )...
  6. Which means "the other sim" isn't that realistic after all in Spitfire ground handling...
  7. HS-129 the Duck... Well, actually any bomber since I do not use those in IL2 GB ๐Ÿ™‚
  8. Thank you ZachariasX for sharing your WONDERFUL experience with us ! and for giving us yet another argument towards how good the simulation really is in this SUPERB IL-2 GB flightsim!
  9. Yes, It's in fact a "tensor-like" phenomena ๐Ÿ™‚ It can be due to the limitations imposed by our controllers, by there being in my case no feedback modeled, or any other factors, but IRL, unless your CoG is way fwd of the acceptable range, if we're flying S&L trimmed for a given speed / AoA, and we perturb the pitch axis by pushing or pulling aggressively in the stick / yoke and then releasing it back to it's neutral ( stick free or stick fixed ) position, the aircraft "nose" will not suddenly / abruptly ( like in IL.2 GB ) move towards the trimmed "pitch"... This return, on a stable aircraft will begin slooooowly.... That's one of my major "negative" observations in IL.2 GB's FDM.
  10. Well, I must confess I didn't quite understand, after all, the idea expressed on the OP. I thought the OP was referring to the long discussed "wobbling effect" that most aircraft, with the Spitfire(s) being an exception due to the modeling of neutral pitch stability, exhibit. Instead I now believe he was referring to a completely different aspect, the fact that in the video the aircraft appears to be pivoting around a "fixed" in altitude point that moves along with it - it's center of rotation. Well, if that's it, then I must say that my observation of the original video puts DCS and IL2 in the exact same situation - I actually see no differences, and as Andy put's it, it would be very difficult to judge because it depends strongly on how the reference for the cameras is defined in the sim views. What I do find quite different between DCS and IL.2, in similar aircraft modeled on both sims - Spitfire IX, Me 109 K-4, Fw 190 D-9, is that the way they model the static response to pitch perturbations from a trimmed state is more close to real, IMO and from my 38+ years of real flight experience, better modeled in DCS overall.
  11. Fumes, I know , and I agree - it's a long debated subject... But the "problem" is more related to how static pitch stability appears to be modeled. The Spitfire(s) since they tried to mimmic their neutral pitch stability, tend to exhibit a more "expected" kind of response. IRL there's naturaly always a response due to static and dynamic pitch stability ( assuming the aircraft is not unstable ) which tends to return it to the trimmed AoA, but in IL-2 it has always been too abrupt ( ? ) Some users with FFB controllers have reported that the behavior is different. I really can't say because I have a T.16000.
  12. Indeed! @Geronimo553 settings are a MUST TRY !!! Made Wonders for my IL-2 !!! Thanks Geronimo!!!!!!
  13. Are the Devs aware ? This should be fixed...
  14. Disregard ... Just went testing and, after all - all seems fine ๐Ÿ˜• My badโ€ฆ sry
  15. Don't have a picture, but the other day while trying to bail out of my E-7, the Yak behind me managed to hit the bottom of the fuselage, opening a hole, and the "virtual me" was stuck in the cockpit, unable to jump... until we crashed ๐Ÿ˜• Eheheh, incredible!
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