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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  MJDixon on Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:25 am

How did you find the Sopwith Scout then, Speedy?

Sorry about not seeing that Albie on your six by the way, at first I thought it was Hinkel in his Pup as I saw two cons behind me and presumed it was you two - then I heard Hinkel say that he had an Albatros behind him, and double checked the con behind you and saw it was an Albatros, but then presumed that the Pup behind me was actually Hinkel (as he was a Pup with an Albatros behind him) so thought the Pup behind me knew there was an Albatros behind him, as I thought it was Hinkel - but it turns out Hinkel actually under our tails, with a completely different Albatros on him. Razz

I'll have to practice my aircraft identification some more!

And pfft! I had it under control the whole time!



I wasn't worried or nuffink!

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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  speedy77 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:26 pm

MJDixon wrote:It's Sunday, Speedy. Razz

Lol! it's been a long weekend! Very Happy

I real liked the pup, very responsive and stable..could be a new favourite!

Yeah, I think those two albie caught us cold, I had stopped looking for cons and was looking to form up to head west so wasn't watching my own six at the time.
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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  hinkel1 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:57 pm

we were to concentrated on those juici 2 seaters. so after hearing the machine guns blasting ( damaging my wing ) I noticed the albi on my 6. and failed to shake him. It was not able to confirm where i was and i had to give it all my strenght to keep evading him. in the heat of the moment i did not think about firing flare to show my position. also the tripe was chasing the albi so was hoping he would shoot it down before i got killed.
it were very skilled central power pilots that killed us so we can t feel that bad Smile
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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  MJDixon on Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:25 am

Here's the video of the main Pup dogfight from last night:



Think I put a few rounds into the tail of that Triplane, daft sod. Razz

Funny what you can see when you have the external view - like how Speedy and I couldn't see Hinkel with his Albatros, yet he was right behind us under our tails. Also interesting to note that Speedy didn't get shot down - the Albatros flew right through him!

By the way I haven't forgotten about the video clips from that day when we had 4 online, I'll get around to it eventually!

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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  hinkel1 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:45 am

our initial attack on the 2 seaters was well executed i have to say. to bad the albies came to help them Smile
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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  speedy77 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:42 pm

Granted, he'd already hit my engine and I had oil spewing all over the place, but to finish me off by chopping my pup into pieces with his prop, and promptly flying away is a little harsh. Evil or Very Mad I thought that was just a WWII online axis tactic!

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Post  hinkel1 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:53 pm

the funny thing is that he gets away with it and keeps on flying

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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  MJDixon on Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:10 pm

At the time I thought he'd just shot you down, so I let him make an emergency landing (what with being a good and proper british flying person and that), obviously had I known he was such a dastardly cur I would have landed and apprehended him with my Webley.

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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  MJDixon on Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:14 am

Going to be doing some more RoFage tommorow (Friday) at 7:30 if anyone fancies it.

If not, Sunday.

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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  hinkel1 on Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:53 pm

i won t be there
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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  hinkel1 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:05 am

new plan will be online shortly
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Post  MJDixon on Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:43 am

I'll be on TS if you log in. Smile

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Post  MJDixon on Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:40 am

Will be on tonight from around about now if anyone fancies some Rofage.

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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  hinkel1 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:46 am

will go for ww2 ol
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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  MJDixon on Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:58 am

Righto Hink. Smile

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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  speedy77 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:41 pm

Been away since Friday chaps. I have to spend sometime with Mrs Speedy tonight, but hopefully I'll be around tomorrow either for WWII or ROF.
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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  MJDixon on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:36 am

No SE5s in 1918?! No Pups in 1917?! S'a conspiracy I tells ya! Razz

We were forced to fly the Sopwith Dolphin and the SPAD VII, the two Aircraft we're supposed to fly anyway! Damn them all!

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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  hinkel1 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:29 pm

yes to bad
not a very good evening for me. Destroyed the engine of the dolphin when we started attacking the first enemy so had to abort.
2 nd flight time was up and got killed try to land this crate.

Think in total I managed to destroy my engine 3 times Evil or Very Mad . Guess I have to get used to this game again and keep more eyes on my RPM. Alltough 2 times it broke when I just started a very shallow dive so the RPM could have gone up that fast.

Is it possible it brakes due to the mixture settings? I usaly keep adding when I go higher to maintain the same RPM.
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Post  MJDixon on Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:50 pm

Don't think mixture setting effects if the engine stops working (though obviously if you have a mixture setting for high altitude then dive lower you have to adjust the mixture or it won't be right for your new altitude so the engine might run badly.)

Usually when I go into a diving attack I cut the throttle completely to make sure I don't over-rev, usually in full dives the Aircraft speeds up to near critical speed all by itself anyway, so no need to have the engine running at high throttle as well.

Then if I do find I'm not going fast enough (such as coming out of the dive or diving at a lesser angle) I slowly creep up the RPM to make sure it stays under the over-rev RPM - best to start with low RPM and increase it than start with too much RPM and decrease it before the engine blows itself up. Razz

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Post  hinkel1 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:56 pm

the thing is that the engine broke ( oil on the face ) when just started the dive and was pushing the stick slightly forward so the RPM could not be going up that fast.
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Post  MJDixon on Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:06 pm

Could have been engine overheating perhaps, I find the Dolphins are a bit twitchy and change temperature a lot depending on radiator position.

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Post  hinkel1 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:41 pm

could be i was not checking temp of the dolphin

but the spad i know the temperature was good
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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  MJDixon on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:43 pm

I'll be online tonight (sunday) from about 8:00pm BST if anyone fancies some RoF. Smile

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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  hinkel1 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:52 pm

i was away for the weekend Sad
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Re: Friday Flight Night 7:30pm BST

Post  speedy77 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:05 pm

Been rather busy again this weekend, I'll hopefullly be on tonight!
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