I have nagged about this before, but of course it sounded like the normal Plankian whinge.
Jumped into the DR1 and got stuck into a brawl. ( Central was losing and had less players.)
We were getting carved up by Se5a's they were working like a well oiled machine.
( Luckily they are were not bullet proof...)
After spending an inordinate amount of time in the Camel and getting rather comfortable in it I
found the DR1 to be an intolerant little monster. : - )
This is completely normal.
I got my game face on and just dove in, bullets were screaming, engines overheating, wings everywhere, that sort of thing.
Then the dreaded turn left stall thing thing reared it's ugly nose....
Now I am no novice, but having flown the Camel for a good while and learned to fly it ok the leap onto the DR! threw the planes habits into stark relief.
And this is the point which I labor over:
While turning left. at a certain speed the plane seems to get stuck, no amount of anything bar
turning right will save you.
And it makes sense really if you think of the plane as a set of changing variables.
At some point a couple or more will negate a third and/or fourth.
When in this state the rudder does nothing.
It is like it does not exist.
Rolling left stops working.
and blipping, that magic cure for all rotary ills, is on the blink.
Some times, it feels like the plane is slipping forward.
On a strange angle of course.
Nose up a bit.
What is interesting is I have come across this in the N17.
Obviously after you get the hang of a plane you avoid letting it get anywhere near this point.
but the fact remains that it can do this....
is this an actual thing OR an artifact created by the RoF FM?
In investigating the phenomena I have found it is quite hard to replicate the exact conditions that
produce it. Try as I might I cannot seem to get the plane to do it again.
BUT in the heat of the battle, you certainly know when you are in it, as you very quickly run out of options.
Occasionally I see novice pilots flying their DR1's "sideways" and I am pretty sure they are not in control...