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#1 Arty_Effem

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 22:40

Searches do not seem to indicate previous discussion of this matter, which initially I considered to be a depth-perception issue, but it seems not.  In the RoF Felixstowe's cockpit, the rudder bars are located in a position that would make them impossible to operate.  If the Felixstowe is selected in-game, the external view shows the pilot's feet aligned with the instrument panel supports, with the corresponding rudder bar totally out of reach from the seated position.

 

From the RoF website, the rudder bars are forward of the instrument board and very close to the bulkhead:

 

cockpit1.png

 

 

Couldn't find a suitable historical picture, so hotlinked from scalemodellingnow.com these shots of a Wingnut Wings model, show the rudder bars in the expected position:

 

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Compared to the pictured models, the RoF rudder bars are not only much too far forward, but also much closer to the floor.  Of course I'm not expecting anything to be done about this, but I just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on the situation.


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#2 knalp

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 01:41


 

Of course I'm not expecting anything to be done about this, but I just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on the situation.

 

I would pay $$$ for a better WW1 flight simulator.

 

End of thoughts.

 

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#3 Zooropa_Fly

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 10:15

I would pay $$$ for a better WW1 flight simulator.

 

End of thoughts.

 

S!

 

Knalp.

 

You did, then you gave it away to someone else.

 

 

S!


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#4 knalp

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Posted 12 November 2020 - 18:53

You did, then you gave it away to someone else.

 

Sorry, I should have said "not the same one reboxed".

 

S!

 

Knalp.


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Oh no... oh dear... oh gosh, blinking heck! My wing!



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