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Old 01-17-2019, 06:26 PM   #441
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:28 PM   #442
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Christian Eagle II ist out in Open Beta, so, yes sounds reasonable.
Just on a side note: it actually is a very nice and easy aerobatics plane. Maybe nothing for a dogfight, but if you are into flying first and frag count isn't everything, it is actually very enjoyable.
I even dare say it can work very well as a basic flight trainer for western pilots, especially to learn the ropes for tail dragging prop planes without an overpowered warbird engine...
Interesting! While the F-14 will hopefully be pure fun I (private pilot) hope to get something out of DCS for the real world. In DCS I fly a lot with the P51D but its quite hard. However is the Christen Eagle – as an aerobatic plane – really a good tailwheel trainer?
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:40 PM   #443
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Interesting! While the F-14 will hopefully be pure fun I (private pilot) hope to get something out of DCS for the real world. In DCS I fly a lot with the P51D but its quite hard. However is the Christen Eagle – as an aerobatic plane – really a good tailwheel trainer?
It has a tailwheel and you (should) land with a threepoint landing. It is easier to handle and operate than a P-51D, though.
If you want an easy plane to learn the basics of flying prop planes I would currently vote for the Yak-52 if you want to focus on procedures and learn complex engine management and for the Chr. Eagle II If you want to learn basic flying, aerobatics and have fun...
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:43 PM   #444
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However is the Christen Eagle – as an aerobatic plane – really a good tailwheel trainer?
I think it's very forgiving, so it's probably not the best bet if you want to use it to learn to build up to WW2 planes.
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:15 PM   #445
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I think it's very forgiving, so it's probably not the best bet if you want to use it to learn to build up to WW2 planes.
I think I will give it a try. Ideally someone would do a Super Cub! That would be the perfect trainer.
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Interesting! While the F-14 will hopefully be pure fun I (private pilot) hope to get something out of DCS for the real world. In DCS I fly a lot with the P51D but its quite hard. However is the Christen Eagle – as an aerobatic plane – really a good tailwheel trainer?
Give the CEII some time. I think they said the ground modeling needs some work. It's acting very Early Access right now on the ground.

What pedals do you have? Because as a Comm CFI-I I can tell you you just won't get Tail Wheel down with something like the Pro Pedals or the TFRPs. You need a lot more swing.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:21 AM   #447
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Give the CEII some time. I think they said the ground modeling needs some work. It's acting very Early Access right now on the ground.

What pedals do you have? Because as a Comm CFI-I I can tell you you just won't get Tail Wheel down with something like the Pro Pedals or the TFRPs. You need a lot more swing.
Thanks for the info! I have the MFG pedals. Don’t know what you mean by the lack of swing of those brands you mentioned. I already ordered the CAM5 if that says something to you.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:07 AM   #449
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Thanks for the info! I have the MFG pedals. Don’t know what you mean by the lack of swing of those brands you mentioned. I already ordered the CAM5 if that says something to you.
The under $200's are just too close together and don't have great just off center response and have way too much center detent. Ok for Jets and probably not bad for a trike. But for a Taildragger, Especially a high performance Taildragger, you need to have room to dance. MFG with CAM5 should work pretty good.
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