Controller or Joystick recommended
Thanks to Diamondback, B25Mitch and others for helping to revive the B25. Thanks to PrimeTheBomber for letting us use his liveries.
INFORMATION (please read before posting questions):
- added flaps
- new sounds
- dual engine and variable prop. pitch control
- bomb and lua tweaks
- new brake code
- adjusted flight beheavior
- introduced livery system
- fixed exhaust and thermals
- added fuel tanks with variable amounts of fuel
- reduced instabilities and overall jbeam rework
- added stall values and adjusted lift and drag
- added support for generic surface controller
- added lights back
- two new configs (arcade and realistic)
When spawning look for the motor rpm to stabilize, if they are slowing down hold V to restart the engines. Now you are ready to fly.
How to fly:
With the aircraft on the runway, Press M for Setting the flaps to takeoff position. Then Throttle up with T while Holding Z to hold position(Rb when using an Xbox Controller). Release the Brakes when the engine holds a steady Rpm.
At 180km/h or above, pull up gently and take off. If using an XBox controller, pull the left stick down only half way to avoid a stall.
The aircraft will try to nose down with the gear extended due to drag. Once above 220km/h, raise the gear by pressing N. When the aircraft reaches 300km/h, it will fly straight and level without input. At speeds above 300km/h negative pitch will be necessary to maintain level flight. Top speed is approximately 450km/h. Avoid full-deflection manoeuvring above 350km/h as this may result in structural damage. Instead, use half-strength control inputs (if using an XBox controller). If you pull more than 4 G structural weakening will occur, and at 6G your wings will rip off.
Reduce power to 30% and when reaching 250 Km/h press N to extend the landing gear
and M for extending the flaps to landing position once. This will slow the aircraft down to around 200km/h. When you are at the landing strip, press G till the engine reaches to 2k rpm to select idle throttle. Pull up to maintain a gradual rate of descent.
If airspeed falls below 180km/h, press T to increase power, and then G again to resume gliding. Flare before touch down to avoid wheel or gear strut damage. Aim to touch down at 165-180km/h. Once on the runway, press Z once to activate wheel brakes.
Taxiing is accomplished by alternatively pressing T and G to keep speed below 50km/h.Try to avoid long periods of acceleration as the plane reaches high speeds fast. As in real life, there is no nosewheel steering so wheel brakes are essential for turning at low speeds. To make a full 180 degree turn, reduce speed to 10km/h, set idle throttle (G), turn fully to the left or right. The aircraft will pivot on the locked wheel and the nose wheel will caster. After the turn ensure the nose wheel is straight by taxiing forwards a few metres.
Select 4x500lb bombs from the Ordinance slot in the Ctrl-W parts menu. Open the bomb bay doors using , and press . to release bombs one at a time. Bombs will arm in mid-air when a certain distance from the aircraft, but may still be close enough to cause damage so ensure sufficient altitude to clear the blast. You can also try skip-bombing by releasing at very low altitude such that the bomb hits the ground before arming and embeds itself in the target from the side. The bomb will then explode after you overfly the target.
Starting up/shutting down Motors : V
Pitch up: mouse up(thumbstick down on XBox controller)
Pitch down: mouse down(thumbstick up on XBox controller)
Roll/Yaw left: mouse left(thumbstick left on Xbox controller)
Roll/Yaw right: mouse right(thumbstick right on XBox controller)
Throttle : T
Throttle : G
Trim up : home key
Trim down : end key
Trim toggle mode : delete
for trimming left and right
Trim left : (Trim toggle mode) and left
Trim right : (Trim toggle mode) and right
Wheel brakes on: Z (toggle)
Toggle Flaps : M
Landing lights : O
Navigation Lights : P
Left wheel brakes: left arrow (while slowly moving)
Right wheel brakes: right arrow (while slowly moving)
Landing gear retract: N
Landing gear extend: N
Bomb bay doors open: , (toggle)
Bomb release: . (1 press = 1 bomb, 2 presses = 2 bombs, etc.) Use the Ctrl-W parts menu to load bombs.
Enter cockpit view: C (this cycles between pilots seat, nose gunner relative, and chase view)
B25 Mitchell 5.3.1
Iconic WWII allied medium bomber