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Dowly 07-31-2008 09:40 AM

I always have atleast 20% throttle (lately 35-40%) when landing, be it carrier or land. 109 for example is much easier to control when you have your throttle open. :yep:

Raptor1 07-31-2008 10:00 AM

When I land on a carrier I always come in a straight line while changing the throttle around from 0% to about 40% trying to keep the speed at about 150-180km/h, then I go to 0% right before touching down

Can't say it's the best approach, but it works most of the time...

Raptor1 07-31-2008 10:08 AM

My FM-2's cockpit after a Zeke exploded in my face (They tend to do that rather often, unlike some other planes I know...):

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/9619/ouchlg3.jpg

SUBMAN1 07-31-2008 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raptor1
My FM-2's cockpit after a Zeke exploded in my face (They tend to do that rather often, unlike some other planes I know...):

Thats what happens what you don't have self sealing fuel tanks!

-S

SUBMAN1 07-31-2008 10:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stealth Hunter
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ierlanding.jpg

That's the way I do it, and it's never failed me before.

Remind me not to fly any real carrier landings with you! #4 really scares me! #4 should be right as you hit the deck and should read increase throttle to full power! This is how real planes do it so if they miss the wires, you can go around and try again!

-S

Suicide Charlie 07-31-2008 02:19 PM

I think you guys are applying rules used for landing jet aircraft too much here.

Landing a piston engined prop job is a lot different. There's a reason why the British invention of an angled deck caught on and is now a standard in the jet age.

Jet aircraft are coming aboard carriers at a much higher speed than what we're flying did. They require around 200ft of space to roll out after they've caught a wire. Piston engined aircraft don't need nearly that amount of room.

Because of that difference in power and speed angled decks were necessary. Everything was moving faster and the margin of error became bigger. It is much easier to miss all of the wires and a jet aircraft is not going to stop by itself. It is also possible to power up in a split second and fly off the carrier again. You're not going to do that on a straight deck carrier with a piston engine and if you do then you were approaching way too fast in the first place and missed the glide path.

For me turning off my engine right before or as I touch down on deck has always been part of my glide path. Sometimes I'll do it when I'm still in the air a bit and come aboard in a full glide. It's just all about maintaining that glide path under minimal power to make a clean arrest.

Stealth Hunter's diagram to me actually looks text book.

Raptor1 07-31-2008 03:10 PM

I still can't see the point of shutting off the engine as opposed to cutting the power...

SUBMAN1 07-31-2008 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raptor1
I still can't see the point of shutting off the engine as opposed to cutting the power...

There ya go. Feather the prop if need be.

-S

Stealth Hunter 08-01-2008 03:17 AM

Meh, works fine for me.:yep:

Fincuan 08-01-2008 04:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SUBMAN1
There ya go. Feather the prop if need be.

-S

In IL2 that can only be done in multi-engined planes. In the single-engined ones you can usually adjust pitch, but never feather the prop.

TarJak 08-01-2008 07:29 AM

Blenheim of RAF No 356 Sqn Bomber Command over France Summer 1940:

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/SHOT3726.jpg

Luftwaffe Mistel on take off from an unknown airfield late 1944:
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/SHOT3648.jpg

FW Condor on an attack run. Shot taken from the deck of HMCS Bartholemew during an air attack on convoy HX223
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/SHOT3656.jpg

Schroeder 08-01-2008 07:39 AM

Nice as always.:D

Raptor1 08-01-2008 08:23 AM

Where's your Sopwith Camel?!!?!

Schroeder 08-01-2008 08:59 AM

Never heared of a rank called Vizefeldwebel.:hmm:

*EDIT*
O.K. looked it up. The rank did exist.:oops:

GSpector 08-04-2008 07:42 PM

Wow, I just love the views you guys get in your Sims. :up:


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