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Is the Yak 9 over powered?
« on: March 15, 2019, 04:40:50 AM »
Just to start off, no, I don't think the yak 9 is over powered.

I don't own it, however I've never had trouble killing it in arcade or realistic, and not just with top tier planes, often im killing the yak 9 in realistic with a Bf109f, bf110 or fw190a3 and in arcade with the la5 or f6f3. Despite this I've seen A LOT of people complain about how broken the yak 9 is, in fact it's hard to go into a match where someone doesn't comment on it.

One thing I've noticed is that it climbs much faster and longer than it did in real life, doesn't turn like you'd expect and it also doesn't spin out nearly as easily as it should (the yak's were notorious for going into flat spins and killing new pilots due to their wing design). However I'm not going to complain about historical accuracy when 90% of planes perform better than they should in some regard. Anyways, my whole reason for making this post is to pose the question of; Is the yak 9 over powered?

I just want to get the communities consensus, maybe there's something I haven't noticed due to my not actually owning the plane.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2019, 04:42:34 AM by NoNamesLeft »
Fw190>all allied fighters. Change my mind.


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Re: Is the Yak 9 over powered?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 10:47:05 PM »
Model the density of air at various altitudes and how it affects engine power. Implement superchargers for engines that have more than one stage or speed. Right now, Russian planes seem overpowered compared to reality at altitude. Also, recalibrate the speed of the Yak-9; it is reaching 500mph in arcade and historic and can rip in level flight at 100% throttle once it goes past 700km/hr in level flight in realistic mode.