View Full Version : Landing 109 on one wheel

06-02-2005, 02:02 PM
I wonder if a sim pilot could do this in that other combat sim - the one that advertises itself "as real as it gets." In FB you can land the 109 on one wheel and keep the wings level then go into a gentle spin around if you overcontrol while the ground speed tapers off. There's a track (link below) but it's over 8 megs. even though it's not a long one. Must be because of all the objects in Rebirth of Honor. I'll leave the track on the server for awhile if anyone's interested.

Download one-wheel-landing track (http://www.woodbuddies.com/PF/OneWheelLanding.ntrk)


06-02-2005, 03:10 PM
Nice job!

(Well, apart from that first attempt ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif )

Nice design of that Bf too, in that you can put it down on-one-wheel-and-one-wing without getting a prop-strike! Ground crew must've been delighted, only having to fix that one strut ...

Reminds me of a similar attempt, in a Beaufighter ... I knew left gear had gone ('gear damaged' message and clearly visible missing left engine) and I put it down on it's right main gear, keeping left wing a bit up ... loosing speed, waiting for that inevitable ground loop ... and I thought I was doing good, slowing down, keeping that left wing up ... doing good ... going slower, slower ... hmm .... what's this then, no drop of left wing at all? No ground loop? Nope. Came to a stand still ... perfectly level .... turns out it's some kind of modeling bug ... !

Have Fun!

EDIT: oops... my story does bring down your 'as real as it gets' statement ... sorry! Didn't mean to do that .... Buggy Beau!

06-02-2005, 05:25 PM
I think in real life they would belly land gear up (notice I said GEAR!).

06-02-2005, 05:38 PM
You used wheels??? Pah! Just kidding mate, nicely done http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

06-02-2005, 05:51 PM
Originally posted by altstiff:
I think in real life they would belly land gear up (notice I said GEAR!).

This is true.

06-02-2005, 08:19 PM
If you go to WW2 Weekend, ask Gottfried Dulias about his first ride in the 109, ever. He was flying the Emil version and only one leg of the landing gear came down, he had to bring it down on one gear. So it is highly possible. Ask him for the story, definitely. I'm sure he'd enjoy telling you. All I have in my notes is the quote:

"The first time I ever flew the beautiful Messerschmitt 109, she tried to kill me!"

06-02-2005, 08:38 PM
in the big show, a pilot lands with one wheel down and gets it wrong or is unlucky and crashes and burns.

a story i just read yesterday where a b24 flight engineer flew back to base alone (too scared to bale, and the plane would make it *just* without weight of the crew. he sadly hit the only thing there was to hit on the island, was chucked out and died several hours later http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

he had managed to fly the b24 which was badly shot up for hours over the ocean, which is very impressive.

1 wheel landings are the most dangerous, irl atleast

06-03-2005, 02:53 AM
Whether or not it was something that was done doesn't detract from the fact that the physics is cool enough to allow us to attempt such 'tricks'.

I was similarly impressed when trying to land a A6M2-N seaplane. Lost the centre float and the left stabilising float, managed to touch down on the right stabilising float and hold her steady until the speed bled off enough for a nice wet-belly landing.


06-03-2005, 04:48 AM

06-03-2005, 04:59 AM
Some planes are buggy when damaged. The zero seaplane lands easily (AI at least) without the main floater. It doesnt sink either, the absence of the floater is not modelled. The double 109 z lands as if the other half is still there when it is infact cut into two pieces.

06-03-2005, 06:19 AM
Ive landed with only one wheel and managed to save the prop from striking the ground. I quickly shouted at every body to check it out leaving my plane on the run way slip for all to seehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Another close call was landing the Me262 with only one engine, the other having been sheered off. The plane was still relatively stable and the rudder could hold it.

The landing I have been most proud of was in an Fw 190 A5 with no elevators. It was a belly landing but I managed to control the descent using flaps and throttle gunning the BMW 801 frantically to get a nose up attitude. It took me about 10 min to descend from altitude and find a flat field but it was worth it.