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F/A-181 flight model seems to float after taking damage
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The F/A-181 flight model seems to float after taking damage, or tends to act like a "hot-air balloon" and not want to go nose down. This flight dynamic anomaly seemed to occur immediately following taking damage at high altitude and did not seem to ceased until approaching ~500m-1,000m altitude.


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Operating System
Windows 7 x64
Steps To Reproduce
  1. Fly at high altitude. (> ~40,000m)
  2. Take survivable damage from AAA ground fire
  3. Try to glide/fly the aircraft to a landing strip
  4. Take notice the flight dynamics seem to pull the nose of the aircraft up high, while as well displaying "hot-air balloon" flight dynamics.
Additional Information

This is an initial bug report, and I have not taken time to reproduce. However, the odd "hot-air balloon" flight dynamic has been seen within other game or flight model engines as a commonly occurring bug. Not known if reproducible, but likely is.

Event Timeline

rogerx created this task.Apr 18 2017, 6:29 AM
razazel claimed this task.Apr 18 2017, 3:26 PM
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thanks for the feedback.

First of all, 40,000 m seems pretty high for a fighter jet, I wouldn't expect it to be able to even climb this high.

Also, with the introduction of the new hitpoints for the airplanes, it is very likely that parts of the aircraft including control surfaces might have got damaged too much and their malfunction might have significantly decreased your ability to control the aircraft.

From memory after the previously mentioned incident and after restarting the mission scenario, I pushed the F/A-181 to around 51,000-59,000m, but flight control surfaces became inoperable. You mean there's a limited height, or adequate height, or content heighth a pilot should want to fly? ;-)

That is what I'm thinking, being weighted in the rear by two engines, the center of gravity would then pull down from that part of aircraft model bringing the nose of the aircraft up. However, one would think the descent would be more dramatic, or the aircraft would sway left to right instead of the nose keep lifting upward. But if this action has already been modeled, I won't waste further time contesting.

(Funny, I could not remember how to spell nose, and Google Chrome was useless!)

rogerx updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 19 2017, 2:25 AM
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