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hdjuey
01-09-2005, 03:26 PM
Is that you can lose power at 15000' an able to glide down to perfect landing, I could never do this in Lomac.

Wolf-Strike
01-09-2005, 03:50 PM
Arent modern jets unable to glide.From what Ive read,if your engine quits in a modern jet bail ASAP since they just drop straight down.

thmalablloo
01-09-2005, 04:03 PM
F16 pilots train for power-out landings...
If you have flown Falcon 4.0 there are a training mission that simulates
a powerout landing.

Wolf-Strike
01-09-2005, 05:54 PM
I stand correctedhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Texas LongHorn
01-09-2005, 10:30 PM
Yep. In fact somewhere in my DVD burned discs (backup files) I have a quicktime .mov file of the hud from an F-16 where the pilot did indeed flame out shortly after takeoff. He was able to turn the AC around and dead stick the plane in. The landing was done at quite high AOA and speed but he did indeed land safely. Pretty cool stuff as you can see the hud symbols moving and hear the audio too. All the best, LongHorn

LEXX_Luthor
01-09-2005, 10:49 PM
X~15 space rocket plane could glide and land with no rocket fuel left. In fact, the rocket pilots trained on F~104 gliding--with that wing--and landing without engine.

Space shuttle too, why didn't I think of that first? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

dvergur
01-09-2005, 11:37 PM
Hi T.Longhorn and the rest

I know one location of the F16-engine out video, see:

http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-1160.html

I think the real trouble begins if the onboard computer and all the backup computers go out, then it drops like a stone, even if the motor was somehow running.

HL: yamit

SHAKER214
01-10-2005, 10:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Texas LongHorn:
Yep. In fact somewhere in my DVD burned discs (backup files) I have a quicktime .mov file of the hud from an F-16 where the pilot did indeed flame out shortly after takeoff. He was able to turn the AC around and dead stick the plane in. The landing was done at quite high AOA and speed but he did indeed land safely. Pretty cool stuff as you can see the hud symbols moving and hear the audio too. All the best, LongHorn <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yeah .... I saw that too.. I remember his wingie was talking him in... The pilot flying "deadstick" mentioned that he had "Three Green"(Meaning Gear down and locked), and you could actually watch his fpm raise as he flared on his approach......Waaaay Cool!!!
SHAKER

Saburo_0
01-11-2005, 01:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
X~15 space rocket plane could glide and land with no rocket fuel left. In fact, the rocket pilots trained on F~104 gliding--with that wing--and landing without engine.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Geez those guys were insnely good!
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papaboon
01-11-2005, 08:10 AM
One of the things I love about this game is the ability to record tracks.
A buddy and I were playing the other night and I had been shot down earlier in the game and was just a spectator on his strafing of an airfield.
On one run he was a little bit too close to the explosion and lost his right landing gear.
After the mission was complete he limped her on home and I informed him of the unhappy news about his landing gear.
Since he was new to the game and felt lucky if he landed his plane intact on a good day, I talked him through landing his plane on one wheel.
On his final approach I decided to record the landing for the heck of it because I knew it would be either a good crash or his first "unicycle" landing!
Well as it turned out he did just fine with a nice soft landing with minimal damaged.
Needless to say he was absolutely thrilled to receive my e-mail with that landing recorded on a track!
He now shares it with anyone who will watch it! It's one of his proudest moments playing IL-2!

~S~

Yimmy
01-11-2005, 08:29 AM
Surely landing with no wheels is better than landing with one.

John_Stag
01-11-2005, 08:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yimmy:
Surely landing with no wheels is better than landing with one. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Depends if you've just gone over a ramp on a unicycle or not.