• -NW-Jarvis

    A Camel in Motion

    Wow, that's pretty much amazing, Scud.This video would have been beyond tedious to make. Nick Park's, Wallace and Gromit movies come to mind for the pure craziness devoted to stop animation.Thanks ...
    Posted by -NW-Jarvis 2 days ago
  • -NW-Fourspeed

    A Camel in Motion

    As I watched that, realizing it's a model, and not the real deal, it still amazed me to think about how *many* individual parts it takes to make an airplane -- even one from 1917.Can you imagine wh...
    Posted by -NW-Fourspeed 3 days ago
  • -NW-ScudWillms

    A Camel in Motion

    Here ya' to assemble your own Camel. Quite interesting.
    Posted by -NW-ScudWillms 4 days ago


Lesson demonstrating how to perform the Split-S in Rise of Flight.

An example of its use in combat is also included. Split-S Proceedure.
Roll inverted. Pull back on the stick to perform a half loop. Level out.

Use of the Split-S when you want to trade altitude for speed.

Split-S Proceedure

Roll inverted
Pull back on the stick to perform a half loop
Level out

Use of the Split-S

When you want to trade altitude for speed
As an evasive maneuver for defense
As an attack from above for offense

The first Split-S I’ll show is a standard roll, it’s not aggressive.

Standard Split-S

Roll inverted
Pull back for a half-loop
Level out

So we get ready, we roll inverted, we pull back on the stick, perform a half-loop and then level out. We have now lost altitude and we’ve gained extra speed.

Snap Roll into Spit-S

Yank the stick to the 7:00(roll left) or 4:00(roll right) position
Once inverted, apply full opposite rudder
Then pull back

To pull into the snap-roll you have to yank into the 7:00 or 4:00 position, and once your inverted you have to apply full opposite rudder, and then pull back. Doing the Split-S this way completes the maneuver faster and is more aggressive. External views

Combat Example: S.E.5a

2 aircraft on my 6 just shooting at me, some ?jenking? maneuver here to avoid getting hit. I’m in trouble at this point, trying to use the superior roll rate, get into a Split-S nice and fast, get out of their sight underneath their 6, then extend.

That was the Split-S maneuver

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