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01-23-2008, 08:24 PM
When I touch down, how do I efficiently slow dwon the plane? I always seem to run out of ranways... Any way to 'reverse' the engines?...Thanks.

01-23-2008, 08:24 PM
When I touch down, how do I efficiently slow dwon the plane? I always seem to run out of ranways... Any way to 'reverse' the engines?...Thanks.

01-23-2008, 08:31 PM
Apply wheel brakes. B is the default key AFAIK.

While you're still travelling at 100kph or so, pulling back on the stick will help keep your tail on the ground. As you slow down, you'll need to tap the brake key, otherwise you'll nose-over.

01-23-2008, 08:37 PM
I have the same problem. Always running out of runway. Best thing to do is think in terms of speed rather than in terms of throttle...this was always my greatest mistake. Setup for landing with the idea that by the time you touch the ground your speed should be under 200kph. Usually most planes will do this well with about 15% or 20% throttle...burn off your speed without loosing it all. Deploy the landing flaps just a little before the runway and make sure you're going to touch down at an acceptable sink rate (keep an eye on the gauge if you can).

01-23-2008, 08:37 PM
Takes practice. Practice, practice, practice. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Lower your landing flaps (if you aren't already) to give the plane more lift and allow you to fly slower. As you approach use the throttle to control your altitude and pitch to control your speed. I know it sounds a little counter-intuitive but that's the way to do it.

You want to touch down on the runway at just above stall speed. This is different for each plane so practice stalling to find the correct speed for your aircraft. And try to stick with one type of plane until you get the hang of it.

And, as I said above, practice, practice practice. Took me awhile to get it down and I still only make good landings in the aircraft I fly the most. Some folks like to use no cockpit view to practice their landings. I always found it a little disorienting but it may help.


01-23-2008, 09:00 PM
Thanks guys!

01-23-2008, 09:01 PM
Land properly - slowly enough and you don't need any brakes.


01-23-2008, 09:11 PM
heres another little trick for ya!

Once you get your air speed where you want it, just above stall, aim for a spot short of the runway, then flare onto the runway, you'll be puting it on the numbers in no time,.... if there was any numbers! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

01-24-2008, 01:08 AM
As Buzz says.. and extra addition is to keep you're approach speed ~50KPH (~35Kts) above stall speed. As you flare, cut the throttle slowly. This help reduce that Sinking feeling from about 10ft to ground level

01-24-2008, 01:24 AM
I break all the time when I land http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

01-24-2008, 01:58 AM
Fire all guns. This will help slow you down.

01-24-2008, 02:04 AM
I seem to have none of these problems. I really can't relate. After the gear snaps off, I come to a stop rather quickly.

I could use some tips on taxing in though, it's a real bear.

01-24-2008, 02:56 AM
quote from an iterview with Ivan Lukich Zvyagain,pilot from 43 IAP
"Q: The recoil, specially from 45mm was not affecting accuracy?
You mean stopping power? Well, near Kaunas I slightly overshot landing strip, so I fired several rounds, and plane stopped..."
could always give that a go http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

01-24-2008, 03:38 AM
my favourite is when you manage to land after being shot up pretty badly and can't stop before you nose over on rough ground at the end of the runaway and it says "hidden target complete" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

01-24-2008, 03:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by na85:
I break all the time when I land http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


01-24-2008, 04:18 AM
Use flaps during landing, flying just above stall speed. Cut your throttle as you touch down. Roll out until the tail settles, then pull the stick fully to the rear and gently apply the brakes. Be careful that you don't nose over from heavy braking.

01-24-2008, 04:23 AM
Here's my secret to shortening my landing roll:

when I can get the tail down without the plane flaring up off the ground (about 130 kmh) I start tapping the brake.

when the speed sinks down to 70 kmh, give it full rudder to left (or right). You'll stop very quickly without damaging the plane.

Many planes like the FW-190 swing completely around so that you can take off immediately in the opposite direction ! Comes in handy sometimes.

01-24-2008, 04:38 AM
All right you clowns....it's too early for me to be laughing this hard, I can't drink my coffee! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

01-24-2008, 05:16 AM
What is all this **** about just above stall speed....bah!

I land all the time at 250-280kph. It actually makes it easier to land when at this speed. No wonder I see so many people crashing on landing when they have a little damage.

I use combat flaps on approach then full flaps just before touch down. Then I apply brakes as until the nose just starts to tip, let off for a split sec and apply again, rinse, repeat. I never have any problems with stopping.

Practice, practice, practice.

The best landings are the ones with 2 control surfaces out, now thats fun! For a no elevator landing, you have to land at about 300kph and you use the throttle for pitch control.

01-24-2008, 05:22 AM
180 kmh is safe touchdown speed for almost any prop plane

if you touch down at 180 you will definately have enough runway at it shouldn't stall.

if you cant do it at 180 then you are doing something wrong.

touch down at the start of the runway. not half way through

01-24-2008, 05:28 AM
The early 109's I usually lower the landing flaps just before touch down. The later 109's I can land with flaps fully down until touch down. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

01-24-2008, 05:56 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif... You guys are killing me!

Ahem...but for you guys that might be serious...you can't land without stalling, think about it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

01-24-2008, 06:00 AM
<span class="ev_code_RED">Maybe this will help you out. (info from mission4today.com)</span>

How do I land?
-Try to approach the runway at a height of 300m - 500m and don't go much faster than 300 km/h.
-Make sure you're reasonably well aligned with the runway (Gunsight View can help you there).
-Use your combat flaps to slow down to around 250 km/h.
-Keep your nose aimed at the horizon.
-You'll have to develop a feeling for your rate of descent - if you're going down too fast you'll have to flare up aggressively once you get close to the ground.
-Lower you gear and deploy landing flaps.
-You'll have to throttle up once you do this to keep from stalling and sinking too fast.
-When you get close to touchdown (height around 50m) pull your nose up a little and be patient - don't descend too fast.
-Don't let your speed sink below 170 km/h, which is the stalling speed for most airplane in the game.
-If you bounce up again after your gear touches the ground your rate of descent was a little to high.
-You can counteract the bouncing by pushing the stick forward to keep the wheels on the ground, but the timing is tricky (You'll have to do it right after the wheels touch.)
-Cut throttle and pulsate the brakes.
-If you keep them depressed for too long you'll nose over.

And...Practice, practice, practice.


01-24-2008, 07:53 AM
Link (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vD5WkusBMQ0)

Practice, practice, practice.