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Old 12-29-2011, 03:34 PM
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Default Flying and Skip Bombing the Blenheim on Cockpit Instruments

Best viewed in full screen @1080p.

Vids now updated, thanks to some experience and a lot of input from Shrivey, Jimbop, Knuckles and others whose names I forget. Thanks all!

You'll probably need to pause the videos in order to read the text. It comes and goes pretty quickly.





Here's a slideshow tutorial of how to use the Map Nav Tools.




And now for the ships!



I hope people find it useful.

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Old 12-31-2011, 02:36 PM
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Thanks Dutch.

Very informative.

Good music choice as well.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:37 AM
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These are great and got me into the Blenheim in the first place - highly recommended.

Now that I have no trouble hitting targets in the Blenheim I've been playing with the HE 111. The course autopilot and automated gunsight/release are good tools but I definitely prefer the Blenheim. Much more like flying a plane rather than just operating machinery! I wish we had a flyable Wellington...
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I tried it on ATAG yesterday afternoon.

Took off from Hawkinge/Lympne and by the time I went feet wet, both engines were toast.

RPM/pressures/temps were all good.



Anyone have a copy of the real Blenheim IV pilot's manual?
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:59 PM
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I have a copy of the Blenheim IV manual from 1940 inbound.

As soon as I get the DL link and read the thing I will post a comparison with the procedures in game.
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Hmm....

Acceleration is really slow on the ground, so the temptation is to give it more throttle, which tends to cause damage at low level. If temps and revs are as per the vid it's probably too much boost.

If you leave the throttle at +1 - +2 boost from the off and leave it there, you should be fine.

Or if you look at the throttle quadrant itself, go no further than the maximum cruise setting for take-off, don't go into the 'rated' section at all.

Then once you've gained some altitude and airspeed, you can slowly throttle up to +4 boost comfortably, but don't exceed +5 boost, which is max with 87 octane fuel. Can't remember where I read that, but it seems to work.
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I use +4 on takeoff so I doubt it's only that - will post a video later. El, did you reduce fuel in the loadout? Default is overweight.

The manual would be interesting. I seem to recall some of blackdog's old posts had extracts from the manual, too.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:20 PM
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Good video! I hope this will attrack more pilots to the bomber role.

For the last few weeks I've been flying Stuka and He111, which is a lot of fun when you can get some friends to cover you! I just wish for more briefed ground targets in ATAG!
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I reduced fuel to 50% and had 4 250 pounders in the bomb bay.

I took off with 1.1 to 1.2 lbs boost as far as I remember.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:14 PM
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the allowed rpm in game are much lower than in the real manual.
at start , using fine ( 100% ) pitch, i try no to go over 2300rpm, 2400 only for a very short time, if at all.
as soon as possible i set my pitch to around 25-30%, these settings between itscfull fine and full coarse pitch.
i btw set flaps at take off. hopefully the blenheim will get its full variable flapsettings and not only these full down and up as it is now in game.
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