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Join Date: Dec 2007
01-03-2012, 12:21 PM
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My problem is that I am too fast. I fly at full throttle and am constantly passing everyone by. Should I be reducing my throttle a lot and camping in one spot to shoot things? For tanking the big stuff like gates, etc. that works okay, but against other enemies it's too fast. I run 100/50/25/25, maybe I can lower the engine power more because it's simply wasted power if you have to cut the throttle to keep a manageable speed?
Escorts are a lot easier to fly if you have direct access to your throttle. Try using Keybinds and bind your throttle to the mousewheel. You'll have to map your zoom to other keys, I like it on my numpad (+ and -):
/bind Wheelplus "throttleadjust .2"
/bind Wheelminus "throttleadjust -.2"
/bind Add "AdjustCamDistance -15"
/bind Subtract "AdjustCamDistance 15"
.2 means it takes 5 mousewheel "clicks" to get from zero speed to full throttle. You may choose other numbers like .1666 to further fine tune your speed.
When shooting at an enemy I'll try to keep him in my front arc almost all the time. Please be aware that standing still reduces your defence modifier into the negative range, so keep flying slowly forward and backward all the time.