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Old 04-01-2011, 07:52 PM
Kianoni Kianoni is offline
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Default Really disappointed with the lack of information/instructions

Everyone seems to be criticizing how some other game looks in terms of graphics compared to ClOD - after a bit of tweaking I find the game very playable! big kudos to all in MG!
But what struck me the most as a student pilot aiming for a PPL(A)/SEP is the lack of information on operating procedures.
First the flight "instructor" crashing into the ground and after tackling with that I found the De'Havilland Tiger Moth really easy to takeoff/fly/land in full realism but then, I'm put into a cockpit in an unfamiliar aircraft without any checklists and/or instructions.. quite a bummer. (I did read the manual but it's not much help really)

For those who don't know what I'm trying to explain I'll try to compare CEM in real life and in ClOD.

Here's an example of C152 checklist which is actually a printed form that is quite handy in the cockpit:
ENGINE START:
FUEL SELECTOR............................... OPEN
MIXTURE ................................. FULL RICH
THROTTLE............................ 0,5 cm OPEN
CARBURETOR HEAT .......................... COLD
PRIME .................................AS REQUIRED
BATTERY, ALTERNATOR ........................ ON
BEACON........................................... ON
PROPELLER AREA............................CLEAR
STARTER ................................... ENGAGE
AFTER START:
OIL PRESSURE............................... CHECK
THROTTLE................................ 1000 RPM
ALTERNATOR..................................... ON
FLAPS ............................................. UP
AVIONICS ......................................... ON
EXTERIOR LIGHTS ...................AS REQUIRED
DIRECTIONAL GYRO ............................ SET
TAXI
BRAKES AND STEERING .................... CHECK
FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS ..................... CHECK
BEFORE TAKE-OFF:
FUEL SELECTOR .............................. OPEN
MIXTURE......................................... SET
THROTTLE ............................... 1700 RPM
MAGNETOS ...................................CHECK
(MAX. DROP 125 RPM AND
MAX. DIFFERENCE 50 RPM)
CARBURETOR HEAT .........................CHECK
AMMETER.....................................CHECK
ENGINE GAUGES.............................CHECK
VACUUM (4.6-5.4 InHg) ....................CHECK
THROTTLE .............................CHECK IDLE
FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS ......................CHECK
CIRCUIT BREAKERS..........................CHECK
BELTS, HARNESS, SEATS ...............FASTENED
DOORS, WINDOWS ........................ CLOSED
FLAPS (0-10) ......................... AS REQUIRED
TRIM TAB................................. TAKE-OFF
CONTROLS ................... FREE AND CORRECT
PITOT HEAT.......................... AS REQUIRED
NAVIGATION AIDS .............................. SET
TAKE-OFF BRIEFING ................. PERFORMED
LINE-UP:
TRANSPONDER.................................. SET
LANDING LIGHT ..................... AS REQUIRED
DIRECTIONAL GYRO............................ SET
DEPARTURE TIME ...........................CHECK
AFTER LANDING:
FLAPS ............................................. UP
CARBURETOR HEAT .......................... COLD
TRANSPONDER.................................STBY
EXTERIOR LIGHTS ................... AS REQUIRED
PITOT HEAT..................................... OFF
PARKING:
AVIONICS ........................................ OFF
MIXTURE......................................... OFF
MAGNETOS ...................................... OFF
ALTERNATOR, BATTERY....................... OFF
CONTROL LOCK ................................ SET

and in comparison ClOD style:
GAME:
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH CEM ........... SWITCH OFF CEM
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH OVERHEAT ... SWITCH OFF OVERHEAT
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:25 AM
PVT_Shepperd PVT_Shepperd is offline
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Agree.
The lack of information and also false information is a big disadvantage of this game. The manual lacks of information about the aircraft handling as you said. And then there are mistakes like manual is saying that the Hurricane has only two adjustments, lean and rich. But when flying it I can continously adjust it. So is the manual wrong or the game? Also I miss briefings before missions.
I like the game but right now its too confusing. But I am sure this will get better
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