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PostSubject: Convergences   1/13/2009, 1:07 pm

Convergence is a matter of personal choice that should be determined by your style of flying in each particular plane. If you fly the spits a lot then chances are you take most of your shots closer in but if your more into the 50 cals on the American birds you might set them out a little farther.

Here are some pics of convergence settings. They may not be for everyone but they work well for me. As you will see I usually have the farthest outside guns shooting IN a little closer. The reason I do this might be more a hypothesis than an actual fact. I do seem to get hvy hitting kills with them set this way tho.

I feel the outside guns will criss cross at a shorter distance just in case i happen to be closer to the target than i normally take my shots. I'm thinking I can get the most bullets in that area at one time and if shooting farther for field acks then I still have a nice concentration hitting the ground.

Sometimes when I go out bomber hunting in an F4U I set the 50's out farther because then I WANT to be shooting out farther. I also like to drop my gear in a dive to stabilize the plane and it slows me down just enough to get a few more rounds in them.

Pay close attention to the Spit, Ki-84 and F6F as i fly those most often and do very well. Most of my kills are very quick with
convergences set this way. The FM-2 and P51-B are set the same and I do very well with those as well.

Notice that Outside 50's are always shorter and criss cross many times at different yardages. You get the heaviest hitting power when more bullets hit the same spot at the same time.

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51's are a little different for me. I'm not sure i have them set this exact way anymore but by looking at the target you can see what happens the farther out you set them. The patter becomes more cylindrical, I like a more linear path so I set them in closer.
325 and 350 works best for me but heres a pic of what I used to use.




325 and 350 works best for me but heres a pic of what I used to use and one of what I use now.







CURRANT SET UP




P38's seem to work better with a shotgun approach as the GUNS ARE ON THE NOSE. That means they spread out a lot slower.





Any wing mounted guns that are closer to the fuselage will shoot straighter than if they were set out farther on the wing. Keep this in mind for planes like the 190's. Pay attn. to where the guns are on the wing and that will help you find the best convergence. Nose mounted 13mm you can set out far or where you normally take the shot. I suggest 300- 375.














The Tempest Is a heavy hitter as we all know. There are many different types of convergences used in this plane. when i'm careful I can easily get 7-8 kills in one. This converge works for me.




The KI-61 is a very fun plane to fly. Use this converge and it's like shooting a laser at close range D300 and below. The CANNON is mounted on the cowl. The plane was modeled with an elongated nose to house them. The MG of course in in the wing.






I hope this can help some of you understand why sometimes it takes a lot of rounds to put someone down. Normally it is because you are shooting out of your convergence range. keep in mind how the weapons fire. 50's shoot straight and long while cannon hits hard but because of weight and ballistics it drops quicker.

look for the happy medium of where both converge at the same point. Even with my Spit i need to position my sight just barely above where i want to hit to compensate for this.


Shooting 50's ranged long does not help me close in where I normally take my shots. I can get plenty of hits and kill bombers quickly using a shorter convergence of 325 350 than i can at 450 550.






















PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:44 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
Good info. T00L. I myself have gotten used to a 425 setting on all guns, especially wing guns. The cowl guns and hubs I notice don't really matter as there spread doesn't change much out to 1000, but they are alot more sensitive to up and down shots.

The theory I found sound was that you must think of it like a shot gun. If you have your shots all grouped into a single point like a short range shot out of a 12ga u do tons a damage to that single point. I like that theory myself.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:30 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't fly the 16 as much as I used to and kind of forgot what setting I used for it. I posted what I had it set at but it didn't look right to me so I did some testing. I remembered that I used to use the guns on the 16 like I use the guns on the KI. I take longer shots (around 400) when available. The 16 has it's 50's on the INSIDE which means they can shoot longer and straighter. After increasing them a few times i found the best converge for me to be

300 for outside cannon and 400 for the inside 50'. They criss cross around 200 / 225

The 50's can tear into planes all alone at between 600 all the way dn to 200 and the cannons are best used when your enemy is below 400 in range.

Keep in mind that when the distance or range meter reads 400 for a plane up ahead it does not mean it is at exactly 400. It could be as low as 275 if I remember correctly before it changes to 200. i'll have to check on that.

GOOD LUCK and hope some of this information can help you produce quicker kills with less assists.

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PostSubject: Re: Convergences   4/22/2009, 3:46 am

D200 is 101-300feet, D400 is 301-500, and D600 is 501-700.

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