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Old 06-17-2019, 12:24 PM   #1
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So it's been ages since I tried this module and after the Anton I decided to give the Dora a try again

Is it just me or has anything changed?

First my turn needle isn't working and the Horizon fails miserably too.

I always remembered it floated but going back after the Anton, it seems the only way to get around 210-220 at the threshold, which is what I usually aim for, is to sideslip it in. It seems when you drop to idle you need to fly a long way wings level for a VERY long time to lose energy. Turn however and it bleeds energy at a staggering rate

Clean takeoffs and landings are, however, as difficult as I remember

Probably just because I've been away from it. I do wish they'd fix the Horizon and Turn indicator, it's hard enough when it's working.

Am I missing something?
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:59 PM   #2
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So it's been ages since I tried this module and after the Anton I decided to give the Dora a try again

Is it just me or has anything changed?

First my turn needle isn't working and the Horizon fails miserably too.

I always remembered it floated but going back after the Anton, it seems the only way to get around 210-220 at the threshold, which is what I usually aim for, is to sideslip it in. It seems when you drop to idle you need to fly a long way wings level for a VERY long time to lose energy. Turn however and it bleeds energy at a staggering rate

Clean takeoffs and landings are, however, as difficult as I remember

Probably just because I've been away from it. I do wish they'd fix the Horizon and Turn indicator, it's hard enough when it's working.

Am I missing something?
You're right. Something has changed on the Dora since the second to last update. I've been flying it the most out of all the WW2 planes for years and now I find that taking off is more of a pain than before, flight is more difficult, and landing properly is far worse than before.

I used to be real good with the Dora taking off and landing perfectly (better than I do in the P-5 1 or the 109) now it's my worst plane.
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:15 PM   #3
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Probably due to the fact that you can now drift across the runway without even tipping over. There was a huge discussion about this and some videos which demostrate that behaviour.
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Probably due to the fact that you can now drift across the runway without even tipping over. There was a huge discussion about this and some videos which demostrate that behaviour.
Can you give a link to that discussion? I'd love to read it.
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Thank you much.
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:23 PM   #7
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Your experiences are exactly as mine, looking at old notes I used to trim slightly tail heavy at takeoff now almost full nose heavy.

I used to be good with Takeoff and Landing too now on takeoff as the nose comes up it seems to swing one way and correcting leaves you swinging the other. Landings I seem to drift a lot worse than before

To be fair the Cockpit looks much better and I think the sounds have improved too
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Landing has been kicking my butt real bad this past week or so since I decided to hop back in it after a while. I thought maybe I was just out of practice and had some bad habits sticking with me, but perhaps that's not the whole story after all? Taking off has been a bit of a pain but doable, then again I wasn't really that great at consistently getting a pretty takeoff run so I welcome any takeoff that leaves me flying at the end of it. I have low standards there.


Maneuvering in the air seems to be the same as I remember it. A complete pain in the butt and extremely temperamental. Not sure if it's worse now than before.
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:39 PM   #9
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I'm flying the Dora almost exclusively for the last 3 months and didn't notice any changes.
Haven't noticed any problems during take-off or landings.
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I'm flying the Dora almost exclusively for the last 3 months and didn't notice any changes.
Haven't noticed any problems during take-off or landings.
It's been a long time since I flew it (9 months or longer), it could be imagination and just getting used to the way it doesn't seem to slow down.

It always was the most difficult of the warbirds to take off and land in IMHO

Anyway can you confirm if the turn indicator and horizon are bugged or it it just mine that's not working?
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