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Old 12-03-2019, 01:51 PM   #11
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you could shoot a phoenix straight up, or even an ER from 40k ft... then hit F6... you'll get out of the atmosphere, until it de-renders.
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Old 12-03-2019, 01:58 PM   #12
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you could shoot a phoenix straight up, or even an ER from 40k ft... then hit F6... you'll get out of the atmosphere, until it de-renders.
You can just hit CTRL+F11 for the free spectator mode and just fly as high as you want as a spectator...
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:10 PM   #13
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We can always zoom out there without any concern for flame outs and safety, then a lot is possible. But I think they are a little more cautious than that
This is just a nothing special accelerate to 2.cant even remember but as much as possible Mach at 40K feet, and then a 4G pull to a 60 degree noseup I think I had, when fuel was fairly low, and then just hold on.
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:07 AM   #14
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We can always zoom out there without any concern for flame outs and safety, then a lot is possible. But I think they are a little more cautious than that
This is just a nothing special accelerate to 2.cant even remember but as much as possible Mach at 40K feet, and then a 4G pull to a 60 degree noseup I think I had, when fuel was fairly low, and then just hold on.

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Old 12-04-2019, 03:08 AM   #15
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That manual excerpt says in the end "Distance to the airfield 120 km/h" ... per hour? That's not right is it.
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:36 AM   #16
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That manual excerpt says in the end "Distance to the airfield 120 km/h" ... per hour? That's not right is it.
No, thats a type. Should be 120km.
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:38 PM   #17
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You can just hit CTRL+F11 for the free spectator mode and just fly as high as you want as a spectator...
Boooring!

I remember doing such flights in the MiG-29 regularly... just add the CLT, go up to 11200m (approximately tropopause) without AB, then kick it in, drop tank as soon as it's empty and pull on up at M1.8 and keep that speed steady by constantly adjusting pitch. Upon reaching 18200m (roughly 60kft), fuel is down to 800ish kg, but it's possible to fly with full AB for at least 20 more minutes and still have quite a good amount of gas left for landing if you know what you're doing. Chop your AB at 200kg the latest (300kg if you wanna be safe), drop to idle when passing 11200m, this in total gets you a range of over 200km from the point you shut off the lights. For a space flight, just climb and do the ballistic flight somewhere in between while you still run on AB. Just as a side note, this all was when the MiG didn't have a flight model yet (I don't count SFM). But IIRC I tried to to this when it's FM arrived and it still worked.
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:46 AM   #18
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The Mig-21 is great fun to fly to high altitudes. But those flights are pretty procedure driven in order to be successful, as mentioned in a previous post. The only problem with doing joy rides like this in a real life plane, is that the pressurization system of the airplane wouldn't be able to keep up, and you’ld need a spacesuit.

I would imagine the company with Mig 29s have a pretty specific flight profile as well to get as high as they do.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:18 AM   #19
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You can reach 80 to 90k feet easily. Load up drop tanks no weapons. Burners on full to 40k feet or so, level off and begin building speed until you reach max rated speed (Mach 2.4 or so w F-15 and Su-27). This will take a while and you'll probably drain the drop tanks doing so, if not you should drop them now. If you thought ahead, you didn't take a full internal load of fuel so you'll be maximum speed and minimum weight. Pull smoothly until vertical and climb under full burner until stalling out. Best done at morning or evening, not noon, so you'll see the stars.
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:47 AM   #20
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Lots of set-up involved. Going to try to see if I can make it happen this weekend. It'll save me the trouble of paying over $3,000 for a trip to Russia and a 40-minute flight on an actual MiG-29!
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