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oscar19681
07-27-2009, 11:03 AM
I was sent from pearl to osaka to get some nice snapshots of the harbour there. i did the deed and then i reported it i and was given the second objective to take out shipping in the chinese sea. The problem is i,m almost on half fuel and when going for the second objective i,m not sure ill make it home even when using best speed. I,m running RFB latest version and the mission is the first in the campaing of 1941. What should i do? Also how do you dock at a harbour?

Piggy
07-27-2009, 11:31 AM
That can be a problem sometimes, when requesting new missions I dont believe "command" takes into account your current fuel.

I usually save prior to asking for new orders, for this very reason.

However it takes about 30 to 35 fuel to get back to midway (maybe a little more) from the chinese sea area, so you will be cutting it close if you're already at 50%. If you're going to do it then when you get within the radius of the objective in the chinese sea use little if any engines untill you meet the objectives (usually 3 or 4 days). I normally manually set my speed to ~5knots, this gives you longer endurance when actually patrolling

Still, from chinese sea area I would give myself 40% fuel to get back, you're probably have to make a few dives to avoid planes and then you're going to have to recharge batteries, which burns even more fuel.

Munchausen
07-27-2009, 01:37 PM
Try this:

Keep your cruising speed to 10 knots.
If you dive, recharge batteries at 1/3 speed* after surfacing.
To dock, make sure the port has the slanted anchor.

* As batteries approach 100%, keep an eye on them to make certain they don't charge forever. If they remain at any percentage for more than 4 or 5 minutes, manually disengage charging ... and then return to 10 kts cruising speed.

kstanb
07-27-2009, 03:54 PM
Why don't you stop in Darwin for a refill?
even better, if it is still 1941, Manila or Surubaya might still be open

captgeo
07-27-2009, 05:17 PM
Why don't you stop in Darwin for a refill?
even better, if it is still 1941, Manila or Surubaya might still be open

Ithink you need to take a better look at a map there bud.:hmmm:

captgeo
07-27-2009, 05:20 PM
Try this:

Keep your cruising speed to 10 knots.
If you dive, recharge batteries at 1/3 speed* after surfacing.
To dock, make sure the port has the slanted anchor.

* As batteries approach 100%, keep an eye on them to make certain they don't charge forever. If they remain at any percentage for more than 4 or 5 minutes, manually disengage charging ... and then return to 10 kts cruising speed.

Best advice( above)

, if you get to Midway about 15 miles from it, an anchor symbol will appearin the top right hand corner of youre screen, click it and you can refuel and rearm without docking, remember if you are taking on torp's, you will need to fill tubes then refit again by just clicking the button again.

kstanb
07-27-2009, 05:50 PM
Ithink you need to take a better look at a map there bud.:hmmm:

Not from Osaka, but from China, it is not that far away

edit:
assuming Hong Kong as the second objective
Distance from Hong Kong to Darwin: 4254 kilometers or 2644 miles or 2297 nautical miles

Distance from Hong Kong to Midway: 6842 kilometers or 4252 miles or 3695 nautical miles