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Offline Ciaphas

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B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« on: September 10, 2019, 12:07:15 AM »
Here is a really quick tutorial (about 4 minutes) detailing what needs to happen for you to get B-29's in the air,


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Re: B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 06:01:26 PM »
Nice! You make it look easy.

Wouldn't it be better to keep the flaps up until the end of the runway to reduce drag?

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Re: B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 11:30:29 PM »
I tried that and I ended up with the worlds largest 4x4 vehicle haha
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Re: B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 05:30:35 PM »
Try holding the brakes until the engines spin up,I do this with the 262 also.


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Re: B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 06:51:15 PM »
Yeah that's what I do. I do that in almost all aircraft that I fly.


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Re: B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 07:49:32 AM »
Well produced vid that covered all the vital points...Thanks!  :aok :salute
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Re: B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2019, 11:53:39 PM »
Well produced vid that covered all the vital points...Thanks!  :aok :salute


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Re: B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2019, 05:44:44 PM »
 :airplane:  Good Advice   :aok

  Just remember once you're up there watch your speed on descent. I have ripped off many a wing not paying attention trying to land.  :confused:
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B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2019, 05:53:38 PM »
Yeah, landing this aircraft is interesting. You've really got to pay attention to your IAS and learn how to use your flaps, Throttle, RPM and angle of descent to keep this pig at around 180 IAS and 130 IAS on final with a touch down speed of roughly 120 IAS in case you have to touch and go to attempt the landing again.

Never try to force this aircraft, monitor your speed and work your flaps and make her want to sit down on the runway.

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Re: B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2019, 06:23:32 PM »
Your angle of descent, called the glide slope, does affect your speed but what you're doing for speed control is managing the angle of attack, near the critical stall angle, to utilize the high drag created by high AOA. This lets you use thrust for altitude control, and AOA for speed control. Not nit picking, just explaining it for anyone interested.  :aok

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Re: B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2019, 08:48:41 PM »
This lets you use thrust for altitude control, and AOA for speed control.

This was one of the concepts that made Wolfgang Langewiesche so famous.  Elevator controls airspeed, throttle controls altitude.  Just the opposite of what instructors were teaching even into the 1960s.  He did something similar with ailerons and rudder:  Aileron turns the plane, rudder balances the turn.  I remember letters to the editor of Flying magazine, disbelieving that as late as 1962 ("We were taught to turn with the rudder.  It's always worked for me!").

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Re: B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2019, 08:10:02 AM »
Stick and Rudder is a great easy to read book for virtual pilots in a dynamic flight simulator.   :aok

I'm guessing the point of rudder turns was avoiding adverse yaw.

Rudder turns work but coordinated turns are faster.

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Re: B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2019, 04:57:11 AM »
Best way to train taking off with B-29s is using the SFMA2016 terrain in offline mode.  Head over to A44 and launch with an east takeoff.  It's a small airfield with a descending terrain once airborne.  Your drones will catch up quickly when the ground sharply decreases from your slow lifting airframes.
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Re: B-29 quick video tutorial to get in the air
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2019, 04:30:35 PM »
learning how to get these brutes off the ground where there is minimal to no terrain drop at the end of the runway is key. Not all fields in your area will have that nice geo feature.


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