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Old 05-05-2012, 11:24 AM   #11
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Is there anything I'm missing about use of drop tanks or are they just not working at the moment?

I can load them up fine but I can't get the engine to feed from the drop tanks. When the fuel tank selector is switched to the drop tanks the engine just dies after a couple of seconds.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:23 PM   #12
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Were/are rl Mustang qualified pilots involved with the testing/validation of the DCS P-51 flight model?
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:40 PM   #13
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Were/are rl Mustang qualified pilots involved with the testing/validation of the DCS P-51 flight model?
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:00 PM   #14
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I have a question... wat is the effective range of the rockets and which gunsight is best to use for it and at what point to aim in the gunsight? I tried them for the first time earlier and I couldn't hit anything even when I think I am firing them really close (within 150m or so) they have so much drop
The training missions cover this pretty good. I believe rockets are best fired under 1 nm. It does mention what to use as a sighting guide but I don't want to mis-quote anything here as I only did the training once.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:47 PM   #15
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Good stuff, that must be all the Q's, In that case thread can be closed
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:35 PM   #16
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if the stick pitch axis is from 1 to 100 with neutral being at 50, where exactly does the tail wheel lock? 51 or 61 or...??
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if the stick pitch axis is from 1 to 100 with neutral being at 50, where exactly does the tail wheel lock? 51 or 61 or...??
Probably closer to 51 than 61 as at neutral the tailwheel is already locked. Unlocks slightly forward of neutral. As to the exact percentage, I do not know. 55 maybe? In any event, don't worry about niceties: Bury the stick in your gut at landing rollout - don't take chances. At take-off neutral is locked.
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Probably closer to 51 than 61 as at neutral the tailwheel is already locked. Unlocks slightly forward of neutral. As to the exact percentage, I do not know. 55 maybe? In any event, don't worry about niceties: Bury the stick in your gut at landing rollout - don't take chances. At take-off neutral is locked.
But what if I trim 2 deg NH for full fuel or 4 deg NH for drop tanks? is it shifted? like 45 now I have to move back like 7 to get to slightly aft neutral, ya?
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:03 PM   #19
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But what if I trim 2 deg NH for full fuel or 4 deg NH for drop tanks? is it shifted? like 45 now I have to move back like 7 to get to slightly aft neutral, ya?
Is what shifted? The point at which it unlocks? Why would it matter?

All you need to do to lock the tailwheel is yank back and wait for it to engage (a second or two) and then return to neutral. Wheel will stay locked.

Am I misunderstanding you?
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #20
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Is what shifted? The point at which it unlocks? Why would it matter?

All you need to do to lock the tailwheel is yank back and wait for it to engage (a second or two) and then return to neutral. Wheel will stay locked.

Am I misunderstanding you?
No, I misunderstood. Now I get it. its just not clearly mentioned in the manual to hold the stick then let go and this would lock. The manual just sez to keep holding the stick till sufficient speed is attained to prevent a torque fall on the chin/ achieve a min-run 3 point takeoff with flaps at 15/20. Now all I gotta do is control the rudder and I should gett'er off cleanly.. but I want to also ask, how do you know when the fuel mix is lean? is there like visual effects? coughing engine? Rich? I know that lean means more air + less fuel. Rich is more fuel to less air going in to the chamber.. I wish I had an animation for the dissected engine operation.

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Fat T is above, thin T is below. Long T is faster, Short T is slower. Open triangle is AWACS, closed triangle is your own sensors. Double dash is friendly, Single dash is enemy. Circle is friendly. Strobe is jammer. Strobe to dash is under 35 km. HDD is 7 times range key. Radar to 160 km, IRST to 10 km. Stay low, but never slow.

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