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LF-22 Starling Appreciation Thread

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Cutter De Blanc
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#91

Posted A week ago Edited by Cutter De Blanc, A week ago.

This thing dodges missiles like a boss. If my erratic use of the Rocket Boost doesn't manage to break a lock on, I just drop a flare and boost away. I outmaneuvered two guys in jets trying to kill me at the same time last night and they gave up.

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#92

Posted A week ago

I've had some success with landing it by bleeding off enough airspeed so I basically stall out around 50-100ft or so from the ground, then nose down, level out, and just drop to the ground from about 20ft or so.

 

Since braking seems almost nonexistent when landing, the landing speeds are so high, and it tends to bounce so much when trying to touch down, safely getting rid of you airspeed before landing seems to be the key.

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#93

Posted A week ago

Just had a proper play with this and I am in love.

Its so small and cute like a kitten but will rip your face off for fun....like a kitten. Only thing is landing but if I can tame the Ultralights wild heart I can tame this.

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#94

Posted A week ago Edited by Miami_Biker, A week ago.

..heh! I done it! I made a proper test video about dogfighting. It showcases The Rogue/Molotok/Starling and Lazer

 

I edit this in 3 days and hope i didn't forget anything.

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#95

Posted A week ago Edited by Gridl0k, A week ago.

To all those asking about Luftwaffe/nazi markings, that would make the game illegal in Germany ;)

 

Also, f*cking nazis, dude.

 

If you want to commemorate the Nazi rocket program they should have added a NASA livery :p

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#96

Posted A week ago

bombing helicopters is fun

i can just imagine the thought process

oh sh*t a fighter jet
phew he didn't lock on
boom
what the f*ck
oh
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#97

Posted A week ago Edited by SJH1991, A week ago.

Remembering history is what holds accountability, when you stop doing that it leaves the world open for that same type of evil to thrive again. But also, Muh OCD. We Muricans got our liveries, the Russians got theirs, just seems kinda silly a plane with this distinct heritage got the shaft. Let's be honest though, whoever developed the plane and or it's liveries would have had a hard time getting it approved probably :/

American flag more negitave than the Swastika? I'm sure the Jewish would love that moronic opinion..

 

 

 

I'm sure ancestors of Native Americans thinks that comment is even more moronic!! we'll not mention the rest of your countries affairs!!


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#98

Posted A week ago

Remembering history is what holds accountability, when you stop doing that it leaves the world open for that same type of evil to thrive again. But also, Muh OCD. We Muricans got our liveries, the Russians got theirs, just seems kinda silly a plane with this distinct heritage got the shaft. Let's be honest though, whoever developed the plane and or it's liveries would have had a hard time getting it approved probably :/

American flag more negitave than the Swastika? I'm sure the Jewish would love that moronic opinion..
 

 
 
I'm sure ancestors of Native Americans thinks that comment is even more moronic!! we'll not mention the rest of your countries affairs!!

THE DINOSAURS WOULD LIKE A WORD WITH YOU BOTH.
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#99

Posted A week ago

Rawr roar grr roar ROAR! (Translated from dinosaur). 'The dinosaurs wish to remain on topic about the LF-22 Starling'. Yes, it's a shame there's no accurate WW2 livery for it.

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#100

Posted A week ago

Hmmmmm now I want a pterodactyl livery.....
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#101

Posted A week ago

I'm not sure why R* didn't just give the Starling landing gear like the Komet had, a wheel either side of the fuselage. Not that it would be any safer to land however.


The real thing never had a landing gear, those tiny wheels were not attached to the fuselage, pilots were supposed to belly-land the son of a bitch and hope the thing doesn't blow up or severely injury their spines.
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#102

Posted A week ago

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#103

Posted A week ago

How's this thing on durability? I fought someone in a custom Starling while I was piloting a Molotok, and after a good long chase I caught him with a single burst with my guns and he just came apart. I've never seen anything else, not even a Dodo, explode that quickly with those guns. Was that a fluke, or is that a problem with this one?

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#104

Posted 6 days ago Edited by Cutter De Blanc, 6 days ago.

I've taken a missile and was able to make it back to Zancudo from downtown.

Just engaged in my first decent dogfight in this thing last night. I did not know it has a limited amount of flares. Apparently it can still evade missiles after you run out of flares, but holy sh*t is it intense. Ended up colliding with the Hydra I was fighting, dogfight ended in a draw.

I've figured out that it doesn't land like a plane. It lands like a glider, you have to glide in. I haven't tried landing on something like a freeway yet, but I can more-or-less nail a runway landing now. 

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#105

Posted 6 days ago

I've taken a missile and was able to make it back to Zancudo from downtown.

Just engaged in my first decent dogfight in this thing last night. I did not know it has a limited amount of flares. Apparently it can still evade missiles after you run out of flares, but holy sh*t is it intense. Ended up colliding with the Hydra I was fighting, dogfight ended in a draw.

I've figured out that it doesn't land like a plane. It lands like a glider, you have to glide in. I haven't tried landing on something like a freeway yet, but I can more-or-less nail a runway landing now. 

kill the jet and it will land anywhere, and you can crash and survive if gliding
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#106

Posted 6 days ago

I've figured out that it doesn't land like a plane. It lands like a glider, you have to glide in. I haven't tried landing on something like a freeway yet, but I can more-or-less nail a runway landing now. 

It basically is a glider, a glider with a temporary rocket booster attached to it(obviously not nearly as temporary as its real life counterpart though). It does have its own engine power, but only seemingly enough to taxi on a runway, you can't take off with it and it won't keep you airborne if you run out of speed.

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#107

Posted 5 days ago

It can gain altitude so fast.

 

 

That's what I mainly use the boost for. Attack, then just launch into orbit where no one can use an explosive sniper on you.

 

If you go really high up too, you can just drift down and pick extra speed for going forwards.

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#108

Posted 4 days ago

This has to be my favorite plane of the update so far. Always loved the komet since it's such a unique plane so glad they've added it to the game. I have yet to lose a dogfight in this thing since the agility of it is just insane. So easy to get behind someones tail. A decent pilot will easily avoid your missile spam so I suggest using the MGs (won't take to long to take someone out with them since they do decent damage for standard MGs) absolutely worth every penny!
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#109

Posted 2 days ago

I love this update so much. I fell in love with the Molotok right off the bat but I'm loving all the cool tricks I'm learning with the other aircraft, like the Starling. This thing has a learning curve BUT IT IS SO MUCH FUN. :D

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#110

Posted 23 hours ago

Just bought it, love it. I think it's one of the better first person views from one of the planes- dat gunsight tho. Killed a Lazer troll in it, and that was just hilarious. With the rocket boost, you can just suddenly be somewhere else.


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#111

Posted 23 hours ago

Someone shot me with an explosive sniper, completely disabled the controls. I like how when it gets like that the nose points towards the sky, and I can just keep jumping the plane back up so it won't crash. My own personal rocket ship. Can't land like that though.


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#112

Posted 2 hours ago Edited by PwnageSoldier, 2 hours ago.

My favourite new jet. However won't be getting it, I need the space for my Hydra, Savage (Hunter), Tula and Rogue =/
Not certain however as I haven't bought any SR stuff yet other than clothing.

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Posted 5 minutes ago

My favourite new jet. However won't be getting it, I need the space for my Hydra, Savage (Hunter), Tula and Rogue =/
Not certain however as I haven't bought any SR stuff yet other than clothing.


This thing is a blast to fly. You exit and the hangar and 20 seconds later you're high in the sky where no-one will be able to get you. This is where she truly shines. You fly towards your target, dive on top of him, take him out and go back to the sky to do it all over again. It's bombs work great on ground targets but take a little bit of practice. The homing missiles are pretty useless in dogfights so your best bet is using the guns as you're easily getting behind someone. Keep the homing missiles for slower aircraft and helicopters. Landing can be tricky at first but the key is to practically stall the aircraft to lose enough speed for a landing cause she likes to glide for quite a while. Like seriously, you can glide from mt. Chiliad to LSIA easily. Buy whatever floats your boat but you won't regret this purchase.




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