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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby legoboyvdlp » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:47 pm

Dave, ever managed to stay there for a long long long time, while it does its turns?
Or anybody? Any red arrows out there? Or blue angels or yellow apples or green bannanas or purple flamingos.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Johan G » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:14 pm

It is hard, really hard. My personal record is just slightly more than 7 minutes. The turns are near impossible. And this with 25 meter contact range. ;)

Also, as usual all skills are perishable, so regular training is required if one is to always be ready.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby daveculp » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:15 am

I haven't tried for a record yet. You definitely need a joystick, with a pitch trim switch. What makes it harder is that you feel the wind but the AI tanker doesn't, so that means your bank angle won't always match the tanker's, and you have to move the throttle around to keep your ground speed matched in varying wind.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Jabberwocky » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:32 am

Well, you can always try it with an MP tanker flown by another player. They both feel the wind and if they are both good, you can do amazing things (like getting more fuel out of a tanker than there is in it). But lately, no good tanker actions because people rubber-band like crazy, even if they are on the same server.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:52 am

Not with 3.6 at last the mppatch is in flightgear!
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Thorsten » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:29 am

Dave, ever managed to stay there for a long long long time, while it does its turns?
Or anybody?


It strongly depends on the plane... With the F-16 I usually manage really well and can get the tanks full for a 5 m contact range and also manage to follow a turn (it rarely gets to that though), with the SR-71 I've always been struggling even with a large contact range.

A large part of the equation is how quickly the plane responds to throttle up/down a notch - if there's a long delay in the response, then it's pretty hard to anticipate everything - you basically need to plan 30 seconds ahead.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby wlbragg » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:37 am

Out for a spin at KEDW (Edwards AFB, Rogers Dry Lake)
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Thorsten » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:26 am

Why do I always see you and japreja fly the Shuttle with gears out??? They're supposed to be deployed 300 to 600 ft above ground, i.e. a few seconds before touchdown.

I mean, it sure looks great, but doesn't this mess up your approaches? :-)
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby dtlan201 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:31 pm

Thorsten wrote in Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:26 am:Why do I always see you and japreja fly the Shuttle with gears out??? They're supposed to be deployed 300 to 600 ft above ground, i.e. a few seconds before touchdown.

I mean, it sure looks great, but doesn't this mess up your approaches? :-)

I think 2000ft is the most suitable atl to deploy landing gear, we still have time to check if they are fully down or not and feel how it affects flight control. :D
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Necolatis » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:05 pm

MIG29pilot wrote in Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:59 pm:Oh, and go ahead and get your 3d glasses.


Just got my 3D glasses today actually, picture looks good.
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby StuartC » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:31 pm

Somewhere over Spain

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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby Catalanoic » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:29 pm

both for Screen of the month!!!
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby fmg » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:36 pm

Just in time
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby gsagostinho » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:29 pm

A flight around the Serra Gaucha in the south of Brazil (pampas region):

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If interested, I posted images of the whole flight on my blog: http://fgflights.blogspot.de/2015/07/ri ... o-sul.html
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Re: What/Where did you fly today? - Part 2

Postby wlbragg » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:57 am

Thorsten wrote in Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:26 am:Why do I always see you and japreja fly the Shuttle with gears out??? They're supposed to be deployed 300 to 600 ft above ground, i.e. a few seconds before touchdown.
I mean, it sure looks great, but doesn't this mess up your approaches? :-)

These particular screen shots were solely for the purpose of showing off the gear doors, speed brake and tail flap. I doomed the Shuttle to a horrible fate long before I took the shot.

I feel bad now :cry:, I promise, no more reckless behavior in the Shuttle. If I can't engineer a good shot during a legitimate outing and approach then I'll just have to do without!

Not to mention the clouds you see in the shot, would be a rare sight at Edwards.
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