Optimum climb speed

Discussion in 'WT Main' started by Ernst, Aug 17, 2014.

Optimum climb speed

Discussion in 'WT Main' started by Ernst, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. DeadlyWalrus

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    Just noticed that this one was missing:

    P-38G: 270 kph or 168 mph
     
  2. HoneyBadgerTX

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    K4 seems to climb best at 180mph too like the 109 Gs.
     
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  3. DeadlyWalrus

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    That makes sense. The K series was more of an attempt to standardize the myriad of 109G variants rather than a true update. They have a slightly improved engine over the G-10s but are otherwise mostly identical aerodynamically.
     
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  4. RossTiger

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    Nice one this is great :)
     
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  5. Nraged

    Nraged I fly things

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    Its biggest strength is an ability to climb at low speeds, around 200kph while in defensive spiral too. N1K works the same way but not as smooth as K4.
    Has anyone tried flying K4 on deck? 580+ kph, great acceleration too.
     
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  6. Sirus_Prime

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  7. Ernst

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  8. Sirus_Prime

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    Before I bed, optimal climb rate for the P-80A is 500kph IAS (310mph) achieved at roughly a 5* AoC.
     
  9. Nraged

    Nraged I fly things

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    Now how about P38 and XP50?
    I know that P38 is not modeled correctly and it's dive speed should be a lot higher isn't?
     
  10. HoneyBadgerTX

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    I thought these numbers were good for a P-38.

    As for an XP-50, I don't know. It's such a vertical UFO..... and rolling brick. ;)
     
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