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    I'm wondering if some veterans can help me here.

    I'm having trouble landing a few aircraft, Me109's, FW190's and Mig3's in particular.

    Funnily enought I have no trouble with P40's I16's Lag3's and others but I keep busting the landing gear off the ones above. Could someone let me know some landing speeds for the 3 worst offenders. I know that one of the problems with the Mig was it had a very high landing speed. With high landing speed aircraft should I be trying for a shallower decent angle?

    Many thanks in advance

    Kim
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    I'm wondering if some veterans can help me here.

    I'm having trouble landing a few aircraft, Me109's, FW190's and Mig3's in particular.

    Funnily enought I have no trouble with P40's I16's Lag3's and others but I keep busting the landing gear off the ones above. Could someone let me know some landing speeds for the 3 worst offenders. I know that one of the problems with the Mig was it had a very high landing speed. With high landing speed aircraft should I be trying for a shallower decent angle?

    Many thanks in advance

    Kim
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    F0_Dark_P's Avatar Senior Member
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    around 200kph is a good landing speed
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    Forget about landing at a strip. Just lower the flaps and gear and see what speed you can lower to before the plane starts to descend. Thats the speed you want. Practice on an open field.
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    200 KPH is a good landing speed for most of the fighters. You can bring them in slower, but you are risking a crash (from stalling) if you have to manuever on final. I try to bring the plane in on final with full flaps and about 25% throttle. I cut the throttle when I cross the threshold. Once I touch down and roll for a couple seconds, I put the flaps up and pull the stick all the way back while applying the brakes gently.
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    Thanks Guys

    I'll give it a shot tonight. I've been trying for 160km/h (Works well for P40 etc) but I'm guessing at that speed my decent angle is too steep and I break the landing gear.

    Cheers
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    Remember when you a/c is on the ground before takeoff to find a reference point that the horizon seems to intersect (on the spits I use a line about equivalent with the bottom gunsight mount). This will give you a far better chance to get in the right attitude for flaring and getting somewhere close to a three point touch down.

    It maybe that you are coming in at too steep an angle, and not flaring enough.

    If you can find pilots notes for the real a/c (difficult, I know but some are out there) and follow the procedures for setting up for landing from them, accurate altitudes airspeeds and throttle settings are often included and can help a lot!
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    I`ve been looking for a set of early Spitfire pilot notes for a while with no joy, any idea`s.

    Regards Ratchet
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    All of those birds need fairly high landing speeds, or your controls are going to mush on you and you will have some serious issues with stalling and/or slippage.

    The Mig-3 in particular is notorious for nasty landing behavior and high speeds, made worse by the lousy forward visibility.

    In the Mig, circle long around the airfield and let the turn bleed speed. Like Chris mentioned, let off on the throttle and look for your plane to sink gradually. Try to get your speed down around 200 to 220 on the approach, then back down the throttle and let the plane sink in gradually. Kick out the gear and let your speed bleed off and sink gradually, dont try and force it. Dont deploy the flaps past combat until your commited to the final approach or you will dump speed too quickly to prevent stalling.

    The trick to the Mig is to try and keep the nose more or less level, and let the plane sink. The Mig accellerates quickly in a dive, so nose down approaches tend to speed you up quickly.
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    My instructors drilled into me the importance of landing consistantly while earning my ppl and the same thing applies here. I follow this procedure for almost every single engine a/c in game:

    1. fly at least a semi pattern - give yourself enough space to line up on the runway at something more than a suicidal dive and pray angle.
    2. get your airspeed dropping - when it hits 300 start dropping flaps, prop pitch 100%, gear as you slow to 250.
    3. maintain 210-240 as you make your final turns and try to pass through the "keyhole" at 250 meters 220 kph somwhere aroung 1/2 runway length from the end of the runway with flaps all the way out, gear down, and trimmed for 220kph or so.
    4. use rudder and oposite aileron to "slip" off any excess speed and/or altitude as needed but otherwise keep you inputs small and smooth. Keep backing off the throttle and you should pass over the runway end at 10-20 meters and no less than 180 kph.
    5. Throttle all the way back and s m o o t h l y bring the nose up so you just kiss down on the mains. Immediatly get your flaps up, gently apply brakes, and as you slow through 100 get your tail down and begin braking harder. If your tail starts to come up get off the brakes until it settles then reapply.

    Practice in the qmb - when you can get the I-153 down consistently from the pit (without checking up with external views) landing anything else in the sim will be cake
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