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Robert Dean
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posted 10-24-2000 10:34 AM     Profile for Robert Dean   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I was taking a test ride of the P-38 just now. The plane was loaded with "Medium" bombs: 2 x 1000lb. The takeoff is damn heavy. I could hardly get the gear off the ground even barely at over 150knts! What happened at the end is quite obvious...well.

So anyone can tell me just HOW?


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Bill Hewett
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posted 10-24-2000 02:41 PM     Profile for Bill Hewett   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Make sure your flaps are at 50%. Then let it run out as far as possible (further than those magical AI planes!) and lift off with a very gentle touch.

btw: for Carrier heavy takeoffs put on the parking brake and then 'spool up' to full power before releasing. Again, a very gentle pull on the stick just before you clear the deck.


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Red Wolf
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posted 10-24-2000 04:53 PM     Profile for Red Wolf   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
You are supposed to "spool-up" for full power anyway even when taking-off from the runway. Also, don't pull the stick until you reach around 140MPH to avoid quick speed loss an a VERY possible stall.
You can go here and watch a video that actually teaches you how to fly the P-38: http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/main.html

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Warspite
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posted 10-24-2000 11:45 PM     Profile for Warspite   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Robert, I was able to take off in a P-38 armed with 2x 2000lbs bombs. You may need to put a notch or two of flaps in, it seems to help out. Oh in case you are wondering, I bombed the hell out of a port with docked ships using those bombs

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