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TatoBean
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So, I haven’t been able to sleep all night (unrelated to this post) so what do you do when you can’t sleep? You go fly. I decided to finally take the P40 up after studying for about 6 weeks. Figuring out how to make it work, basic speeds and power settings stuff like that. And I would love to be able to comment about how the A2A folks did on the airplane. But I was too dam busy trimming, and pumping, and levering, and trimming, and levering, and pumping, and OH CRAP IM OVERHEATING, and levering

You all weren’t kidding when you said this thing was a handful. I feel like I got a workout in. I’d imagine it gets easier when you have more than 1 hour in. But I don’t think I’ve ever been that far behind an airplane since my first T-45 ride. And that was a large number of years ago!
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TatoBean wrote:
11 Jun 2020, 04:49
So, I haven’t been able to sleep all night (unrelated to this post) so what do you do when you can’t sleep? You go fly. I decided to finally take the P40 up after studying for about 6 weeks. Figuring out how to make it work, basic speeds and power settings stuff like that. And I would love to be able to comment about how the A2A folks did on the airplane. But I was too dam busy trimming, and pumping, and levering, and trimming, and levering, and pumping, and OH CRAP IM OVERHEATING, and levering

You all weren’t kidding when you said this thing was a handful. I feel like I got a workout in. I’d imagine it gets easier when you have more than 1 hour in. But I don’t think I’ve ever been that far behind an airplane since my first T-45 ride. And that was a large number of years ago!
:lol: :lol: :lol: I know what you mean. I have maybe 10 hours and still can't enjoy the view because of all the work.Trim elevator, crap rudder or ailerons need attention, now temp. By now I need to lower flaps and gear which is a chore in itself. But when you land and taxi to parking it feels like you really did something. Kind of fulfilling.
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Pump Pump Pump! Just like the early Spitfire MkI, I-16 etc. Its very much of its time 8) 8) Keeps you busy on landing and takeoff phases for sure

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I love the P-40 for the work that is involved in flying it. I never use the electric hydraulic pump but prefer the manual lever. Something that makes a huge difference is to set up joy stick buttons to operate the manual pump handle as well as flaps and gear controls. Having them on keyboard is ok but the P-40 is not an aircraft that you want to take for granted. Attitude, Altitude and Roll can [ and will ] change very quickly and not usually for the better :) . Mousing around in the cockpit of the P-40 is likely to make for a short flight :wink: . I have a rotary axis on my X52 Pro that I use for the radiator flaps and that is a big help as well.

I love the fact that the gear come up independently just like most P-40's I've seen fly. It makes for interesting approaches and departures.

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When you first start flying the P-40 it is very much a handful. After a while you "get ahead of the aircraft" and it becomes no harder than flying any other complex airplane. In fact, it was the P-40 that taught me exactly what "getting ahead of the aircraft" actually meant.

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The P-40 is the airplane that sold me on A2A. I like that they released it in it's most elemental form, the P-40B/C. I've got the trigger on my Thrustmaster T.16000 mapped to the hydraulic pump. I pull the trigger and the little button on the top of the stick goes down. I believe that it has a greater roll rate than the P-51, and maybe even better than the Spitfire. Here's a picture of some guys sighting in the guns on an early model P-40:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AC ... authuser=0

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Wow - that's an incredible cool painting!

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That's what the P-40 is all about. Incredible people doing incredible stuff so the good guys can go up and shoot down bad guys.

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