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Old 12-16-2016, 06:15 PM   #21
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I imagined the TO being harder - for me it just needs a bit more getting used to the plane for more refinement but otherwise it is quite enjoyable on TO.

I find it even easier to TO than the 109.
Yep, I would say and even easier than this damned FW190
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:18 PM   #22
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sorry to post this here but is there no way i can switch off that mirror ? i am getting 10 fps right now on the Aerobatics online server because that mirror chews up everything.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:32 PM   #23
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Wags, I watched the video and that helped. I do my run up checks and adjust the Engine RPMs. Once centered on the runway, center pitch trim, and then I jam the throttle to 3000 RPM quickly. That gives me good rudder authority right from the get go. I do seem to be doing a right wing dip at times, easily recoverable. She does lift off on her own. A couple of times I didn't even realize it. I adjusted my my Buttkicker and now can feel the smooth air once the wheels leave the ground. Landings...Still working on that.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:37 PM   #24
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I just cannot land the damn thing. The touchdown is OK, but after that the plane wants to veer off, and I usually hit the ground with a wingtip - or both. How do you keep it straight?
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Wags, I watched the video and that helped. I do my run up checks and adjust the Engine RPMs. Once centered on the runway, center pitch trim, and then I jam the throttle to 3000 RPM quickly. That gives me good rudder authority right from the get go. I do seem to be doing a right wing dip at times, easily recoverable. She does lift off on her own. A couple of times I didn't even realize it. I adjusted my my Buttkicker and now can feel the smooth air once the wheels leave the ground. Landings...Still working on that.
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I just cannot land the damn thing. The touchdown is OK, but after that the plane wants to veer off, and I usually hit the ground with a wingtip - or both. How do you keep it straight?
I had the same difficulty at first. You really need to be dancing the rudders with gentle inputs and quickly react to it starting to veer. If you watch real videos of the Mk. IX landing, you'll notice a lot o rudder play.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:52 PM   #27
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I just cannot land the damn thing. The touchdown is OK, but after that the plane wants to veer off, and I usually hit the ground with a wingtip - or both. How do you keep it straight?
Use the force. Wheelbrakes force. Just after touchdown you need to align and stabilize the plane, then as the speed bleeds start to apply brakes to keep steering authority.
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:10 PM   #28
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Please anyone ? i need to switch off the mirror and even toggle mirror does not work
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:25 PM   #29
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"kill count" so far:

3 of 3 takeoffs successfull, but guess they dont get a good rating for style
3 landings, well, one burning spit, one that went of the runway and broke the prop, and one actualy good one, but then i kicked in the brakes without thinking about it, lol, broke me one prop blade, but otherwise no damage.

i definatly killed more 51's, 190's and 109's on the first attempts

how about you gents?

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Old 12-16-2016, 07:42 PM   #30
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I was having trouble with ghostly pedal inputs but found I had an assistance for take off set to 100%. Going to try again without it and will report back
Thanks for the reminder.
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