[BF1942] Question: why do big planes crash?

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  1. NAPERAF

    NAPERAF Getting Started

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    Question?

    Why do big planes crash easier than small ones? Have no problems keeping small ones in the air but big ones tend to crash, simply can't keep them at a decent height. Btw i'm using a joystick to fly. Thx
     
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    Belgian players cant fly at all :) :) :)
     
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    'cause they're heavier?

    Which game are you asking about, mate?

    When you let us know, we can direct this thread to the appropriate game forum, and get some of the players to answer the question for you.
     
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    NAPERAF Getting Started

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    BF1942 sorry bout that
     
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    Warbear.Prime Well-Known Member

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    Well if you are crashing the bigger planes - did You go to the Cailith Academy for Bomb Flight Training and TKing?

    Cause that would explain it more than anything else.
     
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    Bigger planes make bigger targets :)
     
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    The thread heading got me worried, I'm going to Germany in 4 weeks and thought there might be a problem with big planes. 8O :roll:
     
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    Janus Hope is Alive

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    Moving this thread to the FPS Public forum (The Shooting Range) where it'll get a bit more attention.

    Also changing the subject.
     
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    Have a nice flight Odo :twisted:
     
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    At the risk of stating the bleedin' obvious, here's a serious attempt at an answer. I think it's simply because they're heavier, therefore slower, and far less maneuverable. This means you have to use quite a different technique to fly them. Quite like the difference between driving a truck vs driving a sports car - on takeoff you will notice bombers have less acceleration. If you try to turn sharp corners they don't perform like a fighter and lose height rapidly the sharper the turn. In short, if you try to handle them like a fighter they crash. You can't dodge fighters that might be shooting you from behind, that's why the bombers have gunner positions. The handling difference is even more noticeable in the Forgotten Hope mod. Hope that answers your question. :)
     
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    I'd have to agree with Janus on this one :)
     
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    thanks HellDad

    I supose practice is the only solution then, work to do
     
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    It's probably to do with their weight.
    They are heavier than other planes, like. :D
     
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    I love the b17 but yeah you have to make sure you speed is up when doing sharp turns. I can skim it along the ground but in saying this you have to have it at full speed to do the sharp turn thing as when going slow you will drop quite rapidly.

    Just get your max height and take it into a shallow dive until you get the speed required. Once full speed is reached you can start chucking it around quite sharply. Although not as well as a fighter of course. Oh yeah it is a tough old bitch so don't worry too much about bumping it into the ground as it will handle quite a heavy knock as long as you hit it flat. Hehe hitting a wing on the ground is not a good thing.
     
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    Being Bf42, we could do with some more traffic :D
     
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    The answer probably lies in their weight.











    And the fact that they stall easier - lower threshold and all that sort of thing. Plus they're heavier.
     

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