Mach Loop challenge personal time records

16 Apr 2016 18:38 #28621 by enrogue
According to what I've read, the nastiness (actually severe pitch up that could put the aircraft on it's back & killed a few pilots) was sorted specifically in the F.4 with the addition of a variable incidence tailplane - I've managed to get it around the loop a couple of times, but a few things need to be sorted out in the FDM.

I'll have to check the pilots notes to see if the CG position is specifically noted - it sounds like the CG may be in the wrong place

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16 Apr 2016 20:53 - 16 Apr 2016 20:56 #28623 by J Maverick 16
"This is what happens when demented people play with powerful toys..."



144.59s yet in the GR4!
Finally the 4!
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16 Apr 2016 21:12 #28624 by Neilson
nice Mav

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16 Apr 2016 21:34 #28625 by J Maverick 16
Wanted to make a second good run and and was much more faster than a previous one but unfortunately I pulled down a bit too much the throttle after the long run part and lost precious time there, anyway I improved:



144.51s GR4.
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26 Apr 2016 20:12 #28702 by sanni
Let me try it with this:
4.4.2016, 22:16:35, D-Sanni, uh1, 850.44
I know, it's not one of the fastest, and it is not a very 'powerful' Jet.
I tried a jet -- always crashed...

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26 Apr 2016 20:28 #28703 by StuartC
Would be fun to make a Helicopter version of the challenge I think.

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29 Apr 2016 17:04 #28716 by Warty
Maybe a version just dropping all the existing "targets" down to ground level would do it?

Mac 10.10.5 Yosemite, FG3.6RC

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29 Apr 2016 21:50 #28720 by Avionyx
Anyone able to get this running on 2016.2? Seems the scenario doesn't want to show.

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29 Apr 2016 22:35 #28721 by Richard
worked a treat out of the box for me - although I did put it in /program files/fightgear/data
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30 Apr 2016 06:41 #28722 by Avionyx
Hi Richard,

I've found I can get it to run fine if I use the old FGRUN launcher. However if I use the new "improved" launcher I don't get given the option.
No issues. Now to see what the fastest time I can set in the Swift without creating a fireball is.

Alex
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02 May 2016 13:30 #28733 by Vodoun da Vinci
...If you can do it in the Swift without dying I owe you a bottle of Scotch.

VooDoo

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02 May 2016 19:48 #28736 by Avionyx
Stuart challenged me to give it a go the other day and I have to say that I made it Twice, out of the 4 times I tried. I'll make a vid of it this week because none of them were uneventful that's for sure.

With any negative G loaded, a release of control pressure results in an insta flip onto it's back which can make for some rather tense moments to put it lightly.

It has to be just about the worst thing to try and take round the loop by far.

Oh...and I'll take an Islay if that's OK?

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17 Mar 2017 18:39 - 17 Mar 2017 18:43 #33124 by J Maverick 16
Because I have time I finally managed to test after a while the Mach Loop and I must say that I'm really rusty, and more lagging.
But, something unreal happened. I've done 2 runs, in the first I've missed 4+ wayponts, and the second I went in so badly I'd have expected a 148s or something...
NOT A NEW PERSONAL RECORD!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

143.93s!! in the GR4!



This puts me -0.10s from the best!!
I think getting close to 142s is possible with some more practise.
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17 Mar 2017 20:34 - 17 Mar 2017 20:34 #33127 by J Maverick 16
I'm so happy to announce that I've cracked the Mach Loop setting the new record!!



143.10s in the GR4 again!
I thought it was harder (at least 1 year ago) to be better than Mark, I spent days for my previous.
Now I can say that 142s is certainly possible, in this last I was a bit dirty in some parts losing precious speed...
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17 Mar 2017 22:59 #33128 by timi
Watching the paint dry...

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18 Mar 2017 10:29 #33131 by Neilson
updated the first post.

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18 Mar 2017 12:09 #33132 by StuartC
First try on the Heli Circuit.

Lynx HMA8. 72.82s
Some of the turns are near impossible if you are going too fast. Its a matter of ballencing speed vs agility on your chosen chopper.

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18 Mar 2017 18:00 #33139 by sanni
@Neilson: Timi is a little bit faster than me. :)

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18 Mar 2017 18:56 #33140 by StuartC
52.38 on the Heli circuit with the classic Lynx

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18 Mar 2017 18:57 #33141 by timi
Wow Stuart, from 72 to 52...

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