View Full Version : Crashlanding sure is hair-raising!

06-17-2005, 06:22 PM
Twice in campaign I`ve had to crashland due to being shot up by enemy fighters and I`ve discovered that the crashlandings are more dynamic and take longer to stop than in previous FB/PF versions. It used to be worrying before, but now it`s a rollercoaster of bump, skidding, more bumping, bits break off, skid some more, twist to the left hard with a little extra slide for good measure, finally coming to rest. You want to jump, but you know you`ll kill yourself if you do! Seems more pronounced in the later fighters like the LA5fn.

Very nice. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

06-17-2005, 06:23 PM
It's sure one hell of a ride though! I just landed and collapsed my 109E-7/B's gear and it flipped 3 times!

06-17-2005, 06:35 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It sure is. Crash landing survival can be more rewarding than getting the kill. Those wheel struts are like hard coil springs... I don't know?

06-17-2005, 06:49 PM
During carrier practice today with the F4U it nosed over and skidded almost to the end of the carrier on 3 points. Seemed different but I thought it must have been my imagination until I saw your post, SeaFireIV.

06-17-2005, 09:08 PM
Although I agree with you that they have better physics and are just plain cooler now, I disagree that they take longer. Before the patch, I used to be able to consistantly crashland at about four hundred miles per hour and walk away from the wreck (unrealistic), and a mile away from the point of impact, but now high speed belly landings destroy you as they should.

The thing I like the most about the new crash landings is the physics; the ground actually grips you now, and there is no more rubber ball bounce or ice rink slide. I haven't tried my patented wingtip drag since the patch, but I'm going to try that in a few minutes. I'll bet the plane will now cartwheel, unlike before the patch where I could keep it up indefinitely at low speed.

06-18-2005, 01:41 AM
Defenitely. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Its indeed better physics, although sometimes I get to a stop quicker than before, but once you start rolling, it keeps on going. Where before it would just explode. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Really cool, sometimes thereāĀ“s nothing left but the cockpit. Everything else broken into pieces.
It seems the number of parts that can break off also improved. At least on some planes.

06-18-2005, 02:59 AM
I haven't tried the new patch yet since I'm not finished building my pc but it's nice to see positive posts rather than whining. Sounds cool and I can't wait to try crashlanding now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I'm first goal will be getting used to flying and shooting Arnie down again. Ahhh, I miss the good old days. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


06-18-2005, 03:23 AM
AerielTarget,you can still drag you're tips m8y http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


PS:OOPS! hope you dont file a lawsuit against me for doing the tipdragging aswell...I didn't realise it was patented http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

06-18-2005, 03:42 AM
Originally posted by AerialTarget:
Although I agree with you that they have better physics and are just plain cooler now, I disagree that they take longer.

Like I said, it`s dynamic. It probably depends somewhat on the type of aircraft, but also on speed, drag, throttle. I was still going at quite a hard throttle in this crashland because there was little crash space (the area was covered in trees) and I still had 2 109s on me. When the space suddenly showed up I had to drop throttle quite fast, but still had momentum, ergo, long crashland.

And you others are right, more pieces break off leaving just only the cockpit. I had a previous similar crashland and just as the plane came to rest it caught fire - I got the redscreen (I`m burning alive! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif ) and frantically hit the bail button to get out. I really could imagine myself throwing off the safety belts as flames licked around my feet! Finally, I got out, but was so wounded the Campaign gave me a few months rest and put me onto the next Campaign. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

06-18-2005, 11:04 AM
Is it just me, or do most crash landings involve getting both your wings ripped off?

06-18-2005, 11:18 AM
No. It depends how you land. I think everyone has their personal method in crashlandings. I like to slow as muc as possible drop to landing flaps, raise nose slightly... then at the last moment raise flaps to combat and dip one wing (usually my left), so it gently touches the ground at a slant. The idea being to decelerate quick yet not allow the fuselage and engine to hit the ground too hard.

When I do this I`ll often swing about to a moderately fast swing to the left with the bottom of the aircraft roughing it on the ground to slide to a stop. Usually this means I always end up with my left wing torn off, but my right wing intact.

Seems to work so far.

06-18-2005, 11:36 AM
If you crashland like you would on a normal landing, but without the wheels ofcourse, on land that is flat enough, it should be comfortable enough. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Just a very soft touchdown and it slides to a stop pretty soon. In the FW anyways, ofcourse, different planes have different ways of crashing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

06-18-2005, 04:31 PM
Heh, I remember one crash I had after a particularly succesful flight which ended in a long slide which ended up by bouncing oer a railway line. I thought that the worst was over and that thiss would pull me up but I kept going! With just enough impetus to smash into a house and die....

F*CK I was not happy but laughing out loud and amazed at the crash physics which I hadn't seen before.

han freak solo
06-18-2005, 05:03 PM
Hair raising. Cool.

Lost starboard engine from a Ki-61 attack. Found a field, holding 120 mph........get message "Rear Gunner Killed". Oops! Sorry about that, bud! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif