View Full Version : Having probs taking off and landing

06-08-2005, 02:03 PM

This is probably not something new here, but I have just purchased PF, and have tried taking off in an early Spit, little prob, but made it, then tried a Corsair, and as many times as I try, I land in the water each and every time.

I have looked at the training vids, and follow them, but does not seem to help.

Also, landing, well, I have played IL-2 a while ago, and could land on an airfield, I have managed to hit the deck a couple of times, but getting my hook to catch, well that is something completely different.

Anyone got any good advice for a good swimmer like me, would love to stop swimming and start flying.



06-08-2005, 02:29 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gifLower your hook http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

But seriously - Welcome to the community. Careful though, you may end up spending alot of money and time on this sim with no regrets http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Are you recording your own approaches with the F2 external view so you can compare your approach to the tutoial from another perspective.

BTW, you appear to be just in time for the very latest upgrade due to be released any time now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gifHOORAY http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gifHOORAY http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Most of all, just enjoy your time on this sim.

06-08-2005, 02:44 PM
thx for the welcome,

Does the hook not extend with the undercarriage???

Thanfully have already invested in a good stick last time I played IL-2, have a nice X-45, just need to get used to it again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Did not think about recording my flight approach. Will need to read up on that.

Thx for the advice


06-08-2005, 03:29 PM
you need to assign a key to 'toggle' hook.... I use ctrl/H
don't worry... i've been flying il2 for 3 years now and can toss a plane down onto a runway from any height and angle... but I still crash on the flight deck of carriers more times than getting it right... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

06-08-2005, 03:42 PM
thx have found that, and is assigned. This PF is a darned bit harder to start than IL-2 ever was.

Tried one of the missions the first one for the USMC, and was outnumbered by 7-2 is that the norm in the game???


06-08-2005, 05:13 PM
Taking off Corsair:

Fuel mix to 120%
Cowl flaps (radiator) open
Canopy open or closed as desired
Flaps to takeoff
Throttle to 110%, let your rpm settle
Release chocks, and keep as straight as possible.

As you go off the end of the carrier, don't try to fly, you'll bleed too much speed. Let her sink down and gain a tad more speed.

Then you can start rotating up and have enough airspeed to fly. You may want to go ahead and pop out landing flaps just as you start to leave the carrier as well, for extra lift without the added drag on your takeoff roll.

For landing, practice on a runway with your a/c of choice. Slow your approach (#1 mistake is approaching too fast) and practice fairing just as you touch down. Your basically stalling just as you touch down, that's why they call it a controlled crash. Once you can do this on the runway, do it just as you cross the near edge of the runway.

And the sim tries to reflect how it was, so later on you might well outnumber your adversaries, you have to survive as they did. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

06-08-2005, 06:24 PM
You might want to wait for the patch before you put too much effort in.

06-09-2005, 03:44 AM
Taking off:

A fully fuelled and loaded aircraft of almost any type will have trouble taking off from a carrier and will simply not be able to take off from a stationary carrier. Try less fuel/bombs.


Fly slower and learn to control:
a. Approach angle with throttle; &
b. Speed with trim/pitch input.

06-09-2005, 06:36 AM
Thx guys, I know you probably see these posts all the time, so I appreciate your patience.

Will give your advice a go..