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Dreamk

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Ro37bis Ready to DL
« on: December 20, 2011, 09:50:12 AM »

Tonight, the Romeo Ro37bis is once again speading its wings in the skies of Spain - the  "Cadenas" ground attack squadrons are pouring their full range of antipersonal and incendiary light bombs - so typical of Italian ordnance of the time.



you can download the beast at :
http://www.mediafire.com/?99mpx5paa0ndwbs
or
http://www.ifolder.ru/27707304

and the Italian ordnance additions (without it your mod will crash) at:
http://www.mediafire.com/?uyt9m9gxe9a4qeq
or
http://www.ifolder.ru/27708135


Additions to air.ini file:

Ro37bis           air.Ro37bis          NOINFO  i01   SUMMER

Additions to the plane_ru.properties file:
Ro37bis                   IMAM Romeo 37bis, 1937

Name of skins folder:
Ro37bis

3dModel and Java Files: Dreamk
The default skin is mine (and I'm really not a good skinner) - but Nashprod is kindly working on the template and skins so expect soon an update for this matter.

As always cockpit specialists and FM gurus are wellcome to try their hand at improving this plane - no need to ask permisison for that.
I hope to have now eliminated all the bugs but the problem of "solitary modding"  is that one does't always pay attention to minor bugs - Only yesterday Nashprod

put the finger of 2 minors mistakes - it took me only a couple of minutes to correct them but without his help I would have been unware of them, though (afterthought) they were rather obvious.

Ro37bis take off instructions:

This is a biplane with a relatively low power radial engine so the take off is not always easy, above all when taking-off from grass landing strips.
Therefore practice first take-off from concrete runways, then pass to grass landing strips, and look at how the AI piloted plane do.

The critical point for torque is at 80km/h. If not managed correctly, the plane will then dip its right wing tip, under the influence of the torque and you'll crash.

2 procedures at possible:

The first procedure is to raise your throttle to 100% while holding your brakes - then let your plane go while pushing forward your stick so as to raise its tail as soon as possible and have the plane running parallel to the landing strip - it will very soon begin to take off by itself, then pull sharply your stick to climb

The second procedure is to raise progressively your throttle till 60-70%. Let your plane run and take speed, pushing slightly on the control stick in order to raise the tail (This is the critical phase) and have your plane run in an almost horizontal position - this allows the aircraft to take more speed (as you raise then your throttle till 100%)  and take off "almost by itself" at around 110 km/h .

When in air, trim your elevators (this is a "nose up" plane as usual with most biplanes) and it flies quite nicely.

Look at the AI flying, to learn about its abilities as a bomber, reconnaissance and fighter (never forget that you have two forward firing MGs - as a matter of fact a few aircraft were even modified in Spain into a monoplace fighter version)

This mod is 4.10 compatible (and uses DiffFm) - checked on SAS ModAct and UP3.0

This package is freeware.
This software may be freely used, copied and distributed with the following restrictions:
1) The 2 readme files document must be included in any redistribution.
2) DO NOT place these files anywhere that requires a fee for downloading.
3) DO NOT place any of these files in any commercial package or any CD collection without the authors consent.

Theses files should not cause any problems with your computer, but we accept no responsibility if you think it does.

Thanks to Oleg Maddox and Qtim for creating Il2 and opening the gates to Mod creation, to Kumpel for his matrix tool, and thanks to SAS for enabling modders to share their knowledge on Il2 modding.
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David603

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Re: Ro37bis Ready to DL
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 09:53:54 AM »

Interesting aircraft, downloading now. Thanks to you the skies of Spain are rapidly becoming full :)
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Spitwulf

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Re: Ro37bis Ready to DL
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 09:57:08 AM »

Wow, the "Lince"! Nice surprise today!
Thank you Dreamk!!!
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Dreamk

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Re: Ro37bis Ready to DL
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 10:03:59 AM »

Please note that this is a late series Ro37bis, as served in Spain - the early series that served in Abyssinia had a slightly different canopy and rear gun position fuselage opening, similar at the ones on the Ro37.
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jeanba

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Re: Ro37bis Ready to DL
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 10:14:03 AM »

Great
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cgagan

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Re: Ro37bis Ready to DL
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2011, 10:24:40 AM »

You are establishing a reputation for mass producing SCW classics! Many thanks for this, latest Christmas present! 8)
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Re: Ro37bis Ready to DL
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2011, 12:31:56 PM »

Another wonderful SCW aircraft ... this is becoming an embarrassment of riches. When I first bought Il-2 some 5 years ago, we were still skinning the U2VS and the Gladiator into all kinds of skin hacks, just to pretend having something that ever so vaguely resembled aircraft from this period. And that really required a significant suspension of disbelief ... now look what at we have gotten in the last few days.

Many thanks for these planes.

I've noticed that the Ro37 is a bit more lively than the He46, by which i mean that the few times I've tried the plane out so far it really acts aggressively, hunting out your tail.l The He46 variants act more like bombers, flying on their way without going after other planes.

The Ro37 will also be a wonderful plane to skin, nice and colorful.
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Re: Ro37bis Ready to DL
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011, 12:32:58 PM »

A sea of its variants Ro43 and Ro44 are not planned?  ;)
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Re: Ro37bis Ready to DL
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2011, 12:40:56 PM »

The fm is, well, interesting...

I've never managed to ground loop a bi-plane on take-off before xD

Once in the air it flies quite nicely though :)

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Re: Ro37bis Ready to DL
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2011, 01:43:53 PM »

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Re: Ro37bis Ready to DL
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2011, 03:45:11 PM »

Excellent, thanks! And lots of good looking desert skins are possible.
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Re: Ro37bis Ready to DL
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2011, 04:24:02 PM »

I've been flying with it tonight and it is an excellent ai plane as opponent. It shows lots of aggressiveness when not carrying bombs. It is however easy to destroy, compared to other biplanes and planes from that era. With a G50, not the heaviest armed of planes by any means, I could even break up Ro37's and have them completely disintegrate in air ...

I don't know how such things are modded, but did these planes really come apart so easily? Maybe they should be made a bit harder to shoot down, to add some extra challenge? Just a suggestion to what is already an excellent plane ... there is really a nice variation in the skies over Spain now ...
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