View Full Version : Going Vertical a problem?
02-07-2001, 04:49 PM
I've noticed that at a certain point when going vertical(Up)the Flight Model seems to fail and the Plane will just jerk off to one side (even when there is plenty of thrust left). I know this is a tough problem to solve for a sim but I'm wondering if Knife Edge will be trying to correct it soon?
02-12-2001, 07:29 AM
I've seen the same problem too...
02-12-2001, 12:24 PM
Could you elaborate? I don't think I understand 'jerking off to one side'.
02-12-2001, 04:22 PM
I'm not sure what the best way is to explain it? What seems to happen when going vertical, is that at some point (usually just below the overcast layer) the Plane will fall sharply off to one side, kind of similar to maximum rudder deflection. This will happen even when there is plenty of thrust left and no rudder (other than what would be required to maintain the Vertical UP Line)added.
It does indeed look like a limitation of the Flight Model rather that the specific Plane (or) Pilot.
Should I try to do a Video for you?
02-12-2001, 05:24 PM
Ya, make a recording and email it to me jim_coleman(at)knifeedge.com
I'll look at it and let you know as soon as I get it.
02-12-2001, 05:34 PM
Is there a way to remove the cloud layer above so that I can go higher without getting lost in the clouds?
02-13-2001, 09:34 AM
The following is my explanation of what may be happening:
As you fly around the flying field the 'camera' tracks your airplane. If you go up, the camera follows you up, you go horizontal the camera goes horizontal. Makes perfect sense.
Well, what happens when the plane is directly above you? Well, the camera still has to track you and sometimes (only when the plane is directly above you) it has to spin around to keep the orientation consistent. It's this 'spinning' that you are seeing. Granted, it's a little disorienting, but it's the way things are handled. Like I said. It will only happen when you fly directly overhead.
Thanks for the recording.
02-14-2001, 05:36 PM
Jim, Your explaination makes sense to me, guess I didn't feel I was flying directly overhead when the problem occurred. I will view the recording again.
Can you help with my other question (above) concerning the Low Ceiling?
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