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TonyPiech
10-19-2004, 12:30 PM
I'd just like to know if there is a glidescope guide or assistance by either an LSO, flag or meatball when landing a plane on the carrier deck? Or is it just no guide, and "white knuckle-time."

Also, kinda jealous of those across the pond who got the Sim. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

TonyPiech
10-19-2004, 12:30 PM
I'd just like to know if there is a glidescope guide or assistance by either an LSO, flag or meatball when landing a plane on the carrier deck? Or is it just no guide, and "white knuckle-time."

Also, kinda jealous of those across the pond who got the Sim. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

diabloblanco1
10-19-2004, 01:00 PM
No, the only thing is a reticle that shows where you are heading. No LSO or glide slope thing like in LOMAC. By the seat of your pants. You ready? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

MooseNoodles
10-19-2004, 01:13 PM
i thought it was easy watching the training vid ingame. i was wrong i was going right speeds and flaps down,hook down and its tough, u have to really be FLAT on approach to the deck or u cant get the hook to catch correctly.
What happens is if u dont come in FLAT to the deck basically u can easily bounce even at such a slow speed and what u think is a good decent rate. U then catch the hook and it slings u all over the place its rather quite amusing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DD_NL
10-19-2004, 01:50 PM
Carrier take-offs are easy, but the landings is what really is going to make everyone learn how to fly. I dont think anyone is very used to flying real slow, almost near stall.

actionhank1786
10-19-2004, 08:33 PM
Ahh, i can't wait to eat plank trying to land on those things.
I think i'm gonna work backwards, i'll start with landing the Corsair in a thunder storm and massive waves http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
If i can do that, normal landing should be no problem

heywooood
10-19-2004, 08:44 PM
hmmm - so far no one has posted a carrier approach screenie showing the noobie helper reticle? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

Billy_BigBoy
10-20-2004, 04:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by heywooood:
hmmm - so far no one has posted a carrier approach screenie showing the noobie helper reticle? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahhh...good one. Last night I made several attempts on the deck.
The first two the hook missed BOLTER, BOLTER!(what was I doing wrong?)
The third one I broke the prop and and the carrier ran over me (I bailed out and in FB the pilot always ran away, even in the water. Maybe I could get out of the way of the carrier. But no! The pilot jumped in his lifeboat and waited for the carrier to "arrive" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif)
The fourth time I landed an puled up on the wires so the hook came down an grabbed the wire YES, YES, YES. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
But maybe that "noobie helper reticle" could had helped me.

captjohnney
10-20-2004, 05:50 AM
i just hope they make that cables REALLY strong http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Because if i come in at mach 1 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

10-20-2004, 09:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Billy_BigBoy:

The first two the hook missed BOLTER, BOLTER!(what was I doing wrong?)
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Depending on the aircraft (maybe even all of them) you have to be in a nose high attitude for the hook to catch the wire.

The hook can be very short and the tail needs to be close to the deck. Just continue pulling back on the stick once the aircraft has settled on the carrier to make sure you'll catch.