Excellent vids. Requiem…to the point and very informative.
I basically taught myself to fly, then i read up a bit about ACM's including the high and low yo-yo which I would like to see you cover at some point.
I think there are probably a lot of pilots out there (including experienced ones) who like myself have only a rudimentary knowledge of Air Combat Maneuvers and these tutorials are a gold mine for them and the community in general.
One minor constructive criticism….can you explain the uses for the Cuban 8? Is it just used to shake opponents? I find it difficult to see what practical value it has as you basically retain your speed, heading and altitude after doing some acrobatics?
Also, you perform most of these vids in the SE5a..one of the most powerful planes in the game….the cuban 8 for example, I would be surprised if some of the other aircraft in the game could perform this maneuver.
For illustrating the concepts I just wanted to use the best aircraft for the maneuver. For instance, I'll have a video on Chandelles soon, but I'm not using the Nieuport 11 for it. I can't be expected to do every maneuver in every aircraft (not at this point anyway lol
I included the Cuban Eight since I referred to using it in the ground strafing video. In ground strafing after you make your dive and pass you have an increased energy state (speed) which you can then use to perform a "half cuban eight" which is essentially the first half only.
Ie - The 2/3 of a loop, inverted roll out, and then your bang on target for the next pass. You can either do the half cuban eight or a wingover, I just included it for some variety in setting up ground attacks.
The Cuban eight is more about having maximum control of your aircraft and knowing how far you can push it while keeping it stable. If an aircraft can perform a loop correctly, then by rights it can perform a Cuban Eight.
I will be using a variety of aircraft (like Central aircraft in a BnZ defense situation), but I just wanted an aircraft that provided good visibility and speed for the maneuvers. This is so viewers can see what should be happening and then extrapolate it to their aircraft of choice.
Thanks for the feedback so far guys, its really important