Hi there! I’d call myself an experienced pilot BUT the stratospheric flight doesn’t go as planned. The plane is becoming more and more slow over time after reaching height.
maintaining 10° (check)
maintaining GPS (check)
reaching Mach 3 (nope!)
Also at some point the plane is just nose down and I can’t pull up (no wonder at low speed). I’ve been holding F3 a lot, engines are at 100%, engine throttle at “engines 3 and 4” seems to be at 100% after holding again (are those the afterburners?)
To speed up to Mach 3+, you need to follow the profile given on the 3d page of main panel.
1- TO and climb to 30k ft with afterburner
2- roll 180° then pull down 20% at 1.5 G to speed up to Mach 2
3- roll 180° again to then climb 20% at 1.5 G and speed up to Mach 3+
4- start scramble jet passing Mach 3
5- stabilize at 120K ft and let plane speed up to Mach 9+