View Full Version : will it be possible use gear,partially down,as airbrake in PF?

10-18-2004, 09:21 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gifhi all,

i just finished reading a great book about some of the WW2 planes and found out that many of the US fighters used also as a divebombers used the gear down as a airbrake.the speed of the plane kept the gear from locking at the final extraction.will this be possible used successfully in PF??? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

10-18-2004, 09:39 AM
I already use this in FB to slow my plane down.

The trick is using it at the right speed...once the gear starts to deploy there is the possibility of it being ripped off...so keep it under 300 kph. Preferably 250...get it down to there and then strat dropping your gear.

You can alternate dropping and raising the gear to try and simulate a halfway out approach too.

So yeah...it works, not 100% like you describe but very similarly.

10-18-2004, 09:46 AM
Neat thing is , some of planes in PF will have hand crankable gear, so you can probably deploy them incrementally, or not all the way down to help air braking.

10-18-2004, 12:26 PM
The fat tubby american plane has manual gear deploying and raising only.. so yes u can stop it half way down etc etc

Texas LongHorn
10-18-2004, 12:40 PM
The fat tubby American plane? You couldn't be talking about the Aluminum beer keg with wings that is the Wildcat <ggg.> There's my choice in aircraft. Who needs an uberplane like the Corsair, give me the Wildcat! All the best, LongHorn

10-18-2004, 03:32 PM
LoL yeah thats the one lol sorry there are so many variants and stuff i didnt want to make an *** of myself. so tubby it was .. <g>

10-18-2004, 03:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MooseNoodles:
The fat tubby american plane has manual gear deploying and raising only.. so yes u can stop it half way down etc etc <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Quite a lot of planes in FB has this already. Don't know how effective the air-brake effect is with the gear half down though...

10-18-2004, 04:03 PM
thx, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifyaehh i know you can simulate it even in FB,my concern was more if it was implemented into the game engine naturally, so you would be using it as it was in the reality.(of course i keep in mind its a comp.simulation http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gifbtw the best one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif)
huh cant wait its out!!!ehhh when is it btw???

10-18-2004, 04:11 PM
Yes, it is in PF. The gear on the corsair is used as an airbrake.

10-18-2004, 04:23 PM
Always got a good chuckle when the gear were torn off at such low speeds in FB, it's actually the doors that are exceeding the airspeed. If your main gear are tearing off from airspeed, you should have much larger problems, structurally they're the strongest part of the airframe. Generally they only go to pieces when you lawn dart it.

Jason Bourne
10-18-2004, 08:11 PM
yah, especially with carrier birds the gear should not be nearly so easy to rip off, but i forsee many missions of mine diving on carriers with full flaps, full airbrake, zero throttle, cockpit open, and gear fully down, just to get as much time over target as i can.