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Suicide Charlie 07-31-08 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 07-31-08 03:10 PM

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

SUBMAN1 07-31-08 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 08-01-08 03:17 AM

Meh, works fine for me.:yep:

Fincuan 08-01-08 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 08-01-08 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 08-01-08 07:39 AM

Nice as always.:D

Raptor1 08-01-08 08:23 AM

Where's your Sopwith Camel?!!?!

Schroeder 08-01-08 08:59 AM

Never heared of a rank called Vizefeldwebel.:hmm:

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

GSpector 08-04-08 07:42 PM

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

Kratos 08-06-08 06:08 AM

From the 2nd dcg sortie last night :p

Take that you bitch;)
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/817...wn0007kt2.jpeg

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4...wn0075zf3.jpeg

followed it down for a bit,just to see if he needed a helping hand to plough that field :lol:

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/292...wn0015lz7.jpeg

Stealth Hunter 08-06-08 08:36 AM

Hey guys, I think I found a photo of Hunter as a German:

http://www.earlyaviator.com/archive/image4/flamed.jpg

TarJak 08-07-08 06:32 AM

Tante Ju:
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/SHOT3792.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/SHOT3793.jpg

Fincuan 08-07-08 06:40 AM

aka Göring carrier :lol:

TarJak 08-07-08 06:47 AM

LOL

One for the Jet Jockeys:

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/SHOT3709.jpg

Otto's Stork:
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/SHOT3654.jpg

Stealth Hunter 08-07-08 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fincuan
aka Göring carrier :lol:

I heard that Goering would bring his pet lion along with him on Ju-52 flights and then let it out and wrestle with him.

Can't honestly say that I could picture Goering wrestling, but it could be true.

Raptor1 08-07-08 02:56 PM

There are sometimes 2 Goering carriers around, you never know what he hides in the other one... :roll:

Jimbuna 08-07-08 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raptor1
There are sometimes 2 Goering carriers around, you never know what he hides in the other one... :roll:

Probably his food hamper :lol:

kenijaru 08-07-08 04:35 PM

after landing
 
if after landing you'r airplane looks like this:
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/8...nshot14qe9.jpg
you did something wrong.

HunterICX 08-07-08 04:58 PM

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/2820/cockpitgo5.jpg

HunterICX


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