MiGMan

Definition

TFX  
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tags  Manual - Definition
Joystick  
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about  Controls the aircraft attitude via pitch and bank.
  1. Push forward to go down
  2. Pull back to go up
  3. Push Left to bank left
  4. Push Right to bank right

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Padlock view  
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Padlock view keeps the view centred on the enemy.

This is an essential view in dogfights but can be confusing as well because you are not actually "looking where you are going"!

In a dogfight I switch back and forward every second or two between padlock and normal view.


tags  Definition - View
Pan view  
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about  Look around the cockpit.
tags  Definition - View
Speedbrake  
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about  On some aircraft there are dedicated speedbrakes which pop out into the airflow. On others the flaps and spoilers might open in various configurations.
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Throttle  
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Controls thrust and therefore airspeed.

  1. Push forward to go faster
  2. Pull back to go slower

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Trigger  
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about  Fires main guns or cannon.
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Trim  
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"Trim" refers to what the aircraft will do if you take your hands off the joystick.

You can:

  1. Trim for climb
  2. Trim for level flight or
  3. Trim for descent.

The trim of the aircraft will change as you raise and lower gear and flaps. Use the trim controls to hold a steady attitude without having to apply pressure to the stick all the time.

In combat, trimming up a couple of notches will often help you turn quicker. On takeoff you would trim for climb to keep the aircraft climbing without constant back pressure on the stick.


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V1  
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about  The speed beyond which takeoff should no longer be aborted.
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V2  
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about  Takeoff safety speed. The speed at which the aircraft may safely be climbed with one engine inoperative.
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V3  
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about  Flap retraction speed.
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Vrot  
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about  Rotation speed. The speed at which the pilot begins to apply control inputs to cause the aircraft nose to pitch up, after which it will leave the ground.
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V4  
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about  Steady initial climb speed.
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Vflap  
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Vgear  
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Vmca  
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about  Minimum control speed air. The minimum speed that the aircraft is still controllable with the critical engine inoperative[16] while the aircraft is airborne. VMCA is sometimes simply referred to as VMC.
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Vne  
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Vy  
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about  Speed that will allow for the best rate of climb.
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V: Landing: Final  
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