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AFJ_Locust
04-14-2005, 08:54 AM
Landing this was preaty wild

Should we be able to land ac that have NO rudder?

Anyway It was fun http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/AFJ_Locust/krazy.jpg

AFJ_Locust
04-14-2005, 08:54 AM
Landing this was preaty wild

Should we be able to land ac that have NO rudder?

Anyway It was fun http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/AFJ_Locust/krazy.jpg

Gooner01
04-14-2005, 09:16 AM
Hey Locust, great job! I've landed a/c with no rudder, but never a P-51 (IL-2 and a Yak...). I don't know if it would be possible to do it in RL, though...that's one beat up lookin' Pony!

S! Gooner

WOLFMondo
04-14-2005, 10:15 AM
I take it you used allot of brake manipulation when you touched down? Locked tail wheel?

Landing battle damaged planes I found to be one of the things that I always enjoyed the challenge of in this sim!

Petey78
04-14-2005, 12:06 PM
IRL if you take the fin off an aeroplane it becomes directionally unstable and falls into a flat spin. The torque of a Merlin spinning a bl**dy big prop, even at idle would be enough to start the process, as would an out of balance lift force or adverse yaw following aileron input. IRL, you'd never try to land an A/C so badly mauled, you'd bail out simply because it would be uncontrollable! A less severe problem can be seen with aircraft that have a marginally limited fin area and 'Dutch Roll' results. This is a wallowing, yawing motion that reciprocates from side to side with the controls held in neutral. Apparently the Avro Lancaster suffered from this but only to a tiny extent.

Sorry if I just became 'that guy' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

S!

blakduk
04-14-2005, 07:05 PM
Wow! Great job getting back to terra firma in one piece.
How did you bend the prop like that without nosing over?

TheStriker_p51d
04-14-2005, 07:44 PM
if u look in the picture it still has peices of the tailsection remaining....that could be enough to keep it flying semi straight..

Fennec_P
04-14-2005, 07:50 PM
Also, the fuselage of the aircraft acts like a stabilizer too.