View Full Version : This may have been THE most satisfying flight ever.............!!..........
10-11-2002, 02:07 PM
From start up to shut down, in formation with this AI Corsair.
Beginning in Marathon, Fla... to Miami.
Over shot, and lost him a couple of times. It's NOT as easy as it may seem!
If you are looking for a fresh way to enjoy FS'dom you might give this a go...
Dang I Love the F4U:-jumpy:-jumpy:-jumpy
10-11-2002, 04:10 PM
It's like an episode of "Baa Baa Black Sheep" (changed to 'Black Sheep Squadron' for 'History Channel' re-runs) :-)
You oughta take them puppies out to the South Pacific and pretend you're Pappy Boyington. :-lol
10-11-2002, 04:34 PM
LAST EDITED ON Oct-11-02 AT 04:34PM (EDT)[p]A serious question, though...
When landing the default Corsair, I am unable to keep the bloody thing travelling in a straight line shortly after the tail wheel hits the ground.
I've tried cutting the engines after touchdown, but that doesn't seem to help. It's as though the steering doesn't work at all.
Furthermore, right before stopping, the plane decides to start spinning around... I swear it's possessed :-eek
10-11-2002, 06:12 PM
Taildraggers are famous for the 'ground loop'.
If you can get 'jiggy' with the fs copter, an airplane really can't surprise you.
I don't mean for this to be a 'smart-a$$ed' answer, so don't take it that way.
But if you could have tamed the fs98 copter, the F4U quirks would be nuthin.
Just be quick on the twisty, or pedals.
Actually I love gettin into spot view and spinning the heck out of it....:-lol:-lol:-lol
10-11-2002, 07:27 PM
'Black Sheep Squadron' is a great show! I'm a fan of John Laraquette.
10-11-2002, 11:41 PM
LAST EDITED ON Oct-11-02 AT 11:42PM (EDT)[p]<<<I am unable to keep the bloody thing travelling in a straight line shortly after the tail wheel hits the ground.>>>
The best way to taxi the Corsair is not to use rudder but differential braking. If you have CH Pro pedals with seperate L & R brakes it is very easy to control direction by "pumping" or tapping the brake in the direction you want to go then let her roll and pump back the other way to straighten her out. If you try to use rudder she will ground loop very easily.
The Difference between God & a Pilot: God doesn't think he is a Pilot!:-wave
10-12-2002, 10:28 AM
Tailboom and Blowhole,
Thanks for the replies/tips. Unfortunately, I don't have pedals... alas, I don't even have a force feedback stick, just a non-vibrating, no-frills precision pro :-( ... hence, no toe brakes. I'm still working on getting all the keyboard commands into my head, so I'll have to try to stuff the differential braking into the ol' cranium as well. Unfortunately (again), I don't know how to type without looking at the keyboard, which makes for some perilous, and sometimes fatal, flying when I lose my concentration while visually searching for an appropriate key.
As for flying a helicopter... :-lol :-lol :-lol :-lol :-lol ... yeah, right! :-)
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