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Old 01-29-2019, 03:08 PM   #761
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Noob question......
How do you know what angle you are climbing or diving at?
Even Mustang pilots during WWII did not know exactly this value.
You do not have any AoA indicator in these planes.
It was reason why they used several aids like painted lines or marks on canopy or wings.

It is not answer to your question, but ..

You can at least use "Info Bar" to gain reference where are AoA indicated and then "remember" approximate planes position against horizont line.

But, finaly your ability to destroy target will always depend on your actual speed, vertical speed, altitude and training not on some exact "value".
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:17 PM   #762
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These few things may help,
in DCS manual is written about Gyro Horizon Indicator that "The horizon bar will indicate pitch up to 60°.." So, when horizon bar touches top of instrument, you are in 60° dive. pic.1

Not from manual but, when horizon bar touches marks for 30° bank from painted bank scale, you are in 30°dive. pic.2

For both you have to have precisely set horizont bar...

And when you are in 15°dive, outside horizon line nearly touches top of your bulletproof windshield. pic.3
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Old 01-30-2019, 12:09 AM   #763
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These few things may help,
in DCS manual is written about Gyro Horizon Indicator that "The horizon bar will indicate pitch up to 60°.." So, when horizon bar touches top of instrument, you are in 60° dive. pic.1

Not from manual but, when horizon bar touches marks for 30° bank from painted bank scale, you are in 30°dive. pic.2

For both you have to have precisely set horizont bar...

And when you are in 15°dive, outside horizon line nearly touches top of your bulletproof windshield. pic.3
Wow, thanks. This is exactly what Imwas looking for.
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Old 01-30-2019, 12:12 AM   #764
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Even Mustang pilots during WWII did not know exactly this value.
You do not have any AoA indicator in these planes.
It was reason why they used several aids like painted lines or marks on canopy or wings.

It is not answer to your question, but ..

You can at least use "Info Bar" to gain reference where are AoA indicated and then "remember" approximate planes position against horizont line.

But, finaly your ability to destroy target will always depend on your actual speed, vertical speed, altitude and training not on some exact "value".
Thanks. This is helpful.
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