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Can someone test to see if you can actually fire the pistol between the struts, rigging wires etc in FC.

 

In RoF you can in some places. and not in others...it's dreary I tell you.

 

Ahem.

 

Being the kind of chap who does not simply fly home when his ammunition is expended,

it would be of considerable importance, to hand held gunnery, if one could actually fire ones pistol

through the quite wide gaps in between things what make up your plane...

 

and sketching around to get a shot off through a "window" is getting old.

Especially if they are right in front of you and you couldn't miss, even if you were

the Major after a good evening of cards, who is still blind in one eye and never dry.

 

So can some Stirling person do some research and report back?
 

I'll put the kettle on.

 

Salute!

 

Planky.

 

 

 

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Dear luke I have not bought FC for myself yet as it has very few planes I wish to fly.

Pretty simple really. Hopefully things will change in the future. and RoF MP is keeping me quite busy.

I hear that FC MP is a dead duck. Not to mention the map and WW2 planes involved. Sounds daft.

Or maybe I have my wires crossed. Don't care! But do care about pistol duels 

 

Dear Hoots, I would like to disagree.

I carry a pistol to shoot the blighters when I run out of ammunition and they are

belching smoke and stuck off my nose tantalisingly close but blocked by invisible barriers.

and flare's, they bounce off as well which makes firing one forward an annoying task.

Niche it might seem, and this could well be the handicap at play.

Fix the problem and you might find it becomes normalised less niche..

Heck. The amount of times I would liked to have taken a pot shot but couldn't.....

 

Like I said. it's the little things in life....

 

Saute!

 

Planky. ( pew pew pew! )

 

 

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Heck how could I be so stupid...

 

Of course you can't fire forward the blinking prop is in the way.

 

But.... not all the time... so there is a chance that your shot fwd through the prop will in fact clear it.

Just like the MG's.

 

Slowing the engine will of course help and losing the prop itself..

 

making a "none shall pass" wall to block projectiles is a simple but clunky solution.

A reasonable probability of success wold be much more interesting and the opportunity

to shoot your own prop off....

 

Ha!

 

Salute!

 

Planky.

 

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14 minutes ago, Plank said:

 

 

making a "none shall pass" wall to block projectiles is a simple but clunky solution.

 

 

They could use the same cop-out used with AI gunners, whose bullets don't affect their own plane or crew.

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I was referring to what they have now....( even with the prop out of the way you cant fire fwd ).

Still I would like to know is it's the same in FC as it is in RoF.

Just for laughs. Like.

 

Salute!

 

Plank.

 

 

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In combat flight simulation for combat flight simulation, as in the maneuvers, the energy management, the team tactics, not pistol shooting with a mouse.

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Plank. maybe you should employ the pistol before you expend the other ammo because you are usually dead way before that.😎

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Not even!

 

Sent you packing three times in succession if I recall correctly.

 

The lag was terrible. Planes were warping all over the show.

 

Got six not out! That's a record for me in the fur ball. ( Flying the cruddy Camel of course...)

Even managed to dodge the cads who were shooting up crippled landing planes.

 

and the epic flare battles were excellent.

 

If I could of fired forward I would have shot you down with my pistol... being on your six most of the time...

 

Salute!

 

Planky.

 

 

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Plank's not to be taken so lightly in the skies these days chaps..

 

However, " If I could of fired forward " ?

And  "epic" was "excellent" was it ?

 

Come on old boy, standards... standards !

 

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Oh ZF....

 

Have. and you can't have the same word twice in the same sentence!  So "brilliant" ?

 

Yes coming to terms with the Camel... fuel loading and forcing the plane to do things it just does not not want to.

Like weaving furiously after a Dva...the RoF Camel is just crap at that. but crossing up the controls helps very muchly. : - )

and practice practice practice.

 

Swooping, wing overs, dive down zoom up repeat till out of fuel. Get more fuel.

Dive down pulling a corkscrew spiral. Climb up do it again the other way.

Pull out of a dive hard and not highspeed stalling it. ( important.)

Attack ground targets furiously with as many runs in the shortest time,

keep the momentum up and push hard. This is really good.

Snap shots and very short bursts.

Zooming up till out of energy then floating back down without spin out.

Hard nose over with rudder to catch the snap roll.

Pylon turns. Left and right.

Nose down bank turns. Till you can do them in your sleep .

Knife edge left and right.

spin control. should be second nature.

 

That's the stuff I practice.

 

and generally flying as hard as possible. Say, around the factory chimney stacks.

 

: - )

 

Salute!

 

Plank.

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Plank said:

Like weaving furiously after a Dva...the RoF Camel is just crap at that.

 

 

 

 

 

If you're weaving after the Alby, that means you're behind it.

If you're both weaving that means energy levels will be about equal.

 

If this scenario remains a 1 vs 1 encounter, then all you have to do is keep the Alby in front of you.

If you don't, then you've duffed up somewhere old chap.

 

The Alby needs to be high yo-yo'ing to defeat the proficient Camel, and you're now what I would call a proficient Camel jockey.

 

I'm off to practice some Alby yo-yo's !

 

S!

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4 hours ago, Zooropa_Fly said:

If this scenario remains a 1 vs 1 encounter, then all you have to do is keep the Alby in front of you.

 

Unless the Dva has not very much fuel, is right in front of you and is trying very hard to evade.

Up down roll left right. Wriggle wriggle wriggle...

The Camel is a pig when it comes to this kind of thing and lesser mortals will lose the Dva...

A classic trick for the Dva is to zoom up to the left, wait for the Camel to commit then roll out right. Or vice versa.

I guess it's a snap roll they are doing. Cheeky blighter.

 

My counter is to nose over, rudder rudder rudder and pancake Plankflop till they are lined up, then pew pew pew...

 

Ha I remember a discussion once where people swore blind that a Dva could not beat a Camel.

You''re flying it wrong!

 

Wow yesterday I had a moment flying against an Albie where we both zoomed up together meeting at the top.

It was as though time had slowed down, we both drifted thought the air, missed colliding by inches, totally out of control.

Then in slow motion dropped back down.

It was visual poetry. : - )

 

Salute!

 

Planky.

 

 

 

 

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" It was visual poetry. : - ) "

 

Yes such moments make it all worthwhile ! Had a few of them myself lately since I've been in the Alb last few days.

Remember that when in the plane that 'turns' better, this applies to the vertical as well horizontal.

So you should still get inside them.

 

S!

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On 10/25/2018 at 7:35 AM, Plank said:

 

Swooping, wing overs, dive down zoom up repeat till out of fuel. Get more fuel.

Dive down pulling a corkscrew spiral. Climb up do it again the other way.

Pull out of a dive hard and not highspeed stalling it. ( important.)

Attack ground targets furiously with as many runs in the shortest time,

keep the momentum up and push hard. This is really good.

Snap shots and very short bursts.

Zooming up till out of energy then floating back down without spin out.

Hard nose over with rudder to catch the snap roll.

Pylon turns. Left and right.

Nose down bank turns. Till you can do them in your sleep .

Knife edge left and right.

spin control. should be second nature.

 

That's the stuff I practice.

 

 

Dicta Planke   aka things that will get you killed vol. 1

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finally got around to testing this.

 

fired a flare directly into my cockpit, hoping to recreate the last scene of "Dunkirk". Plane did not, I repeat did not go up in flames.

 

should that be classified as a bug ?  (note: sarcasm) . 😉

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On 10/29/2018 at 1:15 PM, Sgt_Joch said:

...should that be classified as a bug ?  (note: sarcasm) . 

 

No, I think it is actually a form of mercy....same results in RoF.....:joy:

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