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Fujo Jan 2, 2013 @ 5:50pm
Smuggling Jobs
Can someone please provide more information about the smuggling jobs. It's only alluded to in the manual and not really mentioned anywhere online except when people make smug and immature comments like if I told you that I'd have to kill you.

From what I can gather they generally occur in airport strips with no control towers and late at night or early in the morning and they are few and far between.

Can anyone point me to a somewhat detailed guide.
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N64Gamefreak Jan 3, 2013 @ 5:43pm 
If you have the Hawaii pack, check the job boards of all the airports without control towers, and you might find one or two "Clandestine Cargo" jobs. Time of day doesn't matter from what I've seen. If you don't find any jobs, change the date on the calendar, as the job board should change every day for every airport.
If you have the Alaska pack, check the job board at Adak, the westernmost airport on the Aleutians: there's a clandestine job there nearly every day to Atka. There's often a clandestine job on the return flight to Adak as well.
JackBassV Jan 10, 2013 @ 11:00am 
Check out the job boards at airfields that don't have towers. They appear at random for the most part.

BTW: Don't fly direct. You'll be intercepted by an RV6.
N64Gamefreak Jan 10, 2013 @ 4:56pm 
Cops aren't a problem if you have the C-46 :)
Fujo Jan 13, 2013 @ 5:43pm 
Thank you for the advice. I came across one the other day. I guess what I was wondering about was what it looked like compared to other jobs but now I know they look the exact same and it says clandestine mission.
Fujo Jan 13, 2013 @ 5:44pm 
Didn't see any cops at all. Also there was loads of experience for flying the mission but there was no skipping so it took about 30-45 mins
Jackobite Jan 28, 2013 @ 4:54am 
The C-47 is a godsend for Alaska, nice wide runways only trouble with alaska is the distances are bigger I think, no skipping means that 175 knts on the twin engines is unbeatable.
It turns like a cow tho :(
jdcote Feb 2, 2013 @ 10:42am 
Do you find that flying the C-47 is more dificult because of the lack of cockpit view? I find that I don't like flying the cub freeby because I've becaome so used to the cocpit view in the Maule. I'd like to have the C-47, but the lack of cockpit view is a sticking point. Does it make a difference and do you also get more missions? Thanks.
N64Gamefreak Feb 2, 2013 @ 11:27am 
There is a "cockpit" view where the camera is slightly in front of the plane, which actually affords you a less obstructed view than a true cockpit view (similar to the P-51's "cockpit" view). I usually switch between that view and free view. And unfortunately, there's no change in the job boards, so you'll still only be able to carry a maximum of four passengers or 1000 lbs of cargo.
Jackobite Feb 6, 2013 @ 3:16am 
Not more difficult, I usually fly chase view, the best way I find to turn the c47 is 10 to 20 degrees of bank and it does turn fairly quickly anymore bank and it take sooooo long to level out im way past where I wanted to be.

In Hawaii Its not usable so many runways have trees too close and the wings hit ending a 30 min flight with nothing so I only use it in alaska now.
Biggests benifit is speed 170kts cruising beats 100kts :)

Job boards its a shame, im pretty sure we would have had bigger planes if they had kept developing the game, some achievements are for 10k passengers.... cant see that with 4 at a time.
N64Gamefreak Feb 6, 2013 @ 4:33pm 
The C-46 flies fastest at around 85% prop speed, and can reach 208-209kts during level flight at low altitude. Check your flight controls: default to decrease prop by 5% is Ctrl + F2, and to increase by 5% is Ctrl + F3.
As for 10,000 passengers, I've got 4240 left to go :)
Jackobite Feb 7, 2013 @ 5:36pm 
Ahhhh, sorry gamefreek of course its a C-46 not the 47 :)
fryerlawrence Apr 1, 2013 @ 9:05pm 
Here is a tip from my pal ThePandanator2... keeping on finger on the CTRL button then hit the F2 key two times... you can get your flying cow up to about 207kts consistently!

What it does is controls the propeller a little bit and gives you a faster cruzin' speed. :0)

Hope that helps.

And by the way. I have seen ol' Johnny Law in the C-46 and you cannot get away that easily if you've been had. So yes... do NOT fly directly to the waypoint.

Last edited by fryerlawrence; Apr 1, 2013 @ 9:07pm
N64Gamefreak Apr 1, 2013 @ 9:31pm 
Originally posted by fryerlawrence:
Here is a tip from my pal ThePandanator2...
And by the way. I have seen ol' Johnny Law in the C-46 and you cannot get away that easily if you've been had. So yes... do NOT fly directly to the waypoint.


I see the Law Enforcement plane often enough, and it's easy enough to leave behind in the C-46. And 85% prop is a little faster than 90% prop.
Fujo Jun 28, 2013 @ 9:38am 
I've tried to get caught during one of these missions by flying above 1,000 and as high as 10,000 and I've flown with the lights on going over land but still haven't spotted johnny law! I don't like the way the C-46 handles so I don't use it.
N64Gamefreak Jun 28, 2013 @ 5:10pm 
The cop plane is more likely to show up on the shorter clandestine runs (less than 40nm) than the longer ones.
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