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Flydutch
12-01-2004, 05:55 PM
It has been said before,

Carrier Decklandings are hard, especialy after a long unenventful Campaign mission, Somethimes the only satisfactory thing in such A mission is that your survived the AAA & Enemy fighters and even more so you landed in onepiece back at your Carrier!

In realife the Exausted Navy pilots Strugeling back to their Carrier could releigh on a Skilled LSO A Officer standing on A platform at the Fantail of the Carrier, with two Coloured Signal Paddles he would give instruction on your landing aprouch, So intstructing the landing A/C towards it's ideal landing Speed, Height, Attitude & Possition.
If the pilot succeeded in performing these instructions correct The LSO would give the "Cut Engine" signal on wich the A/C touched down, If not the LSO would signal "Waveoff!" wich aborted the landing becuase it was destined to go wrong.

All we need is either A little static figure moving two arms with paddles only, Or A Groundcontroller who talks you in over the Radio!

I remember many years ago having been into A F18 Hornet sim that already featured the Radio commands, and CFS2 who used a Picture in picture screen with a LSO assisting you to land.

In real live the pilots of the hard to land Corsair would turn into the downwind leg as soon as possible dropping their wing pointed towards the LSO never loosing him outof sight and land Often with a slightly dipped portwing!

It would both enhance realism and Sim-play don't you think?

Flydutch
12-01-2004, 05:55 PM
It has been said before,

Carrier Decklandings are hard, especialy after a long unenventful Campaign mission, Somethimes the only satisfactory thing in such A mission is that your survived the AAA & Enemy fighters and even more so you landed in onepiece back at your Carrier!

In realife the Exausted Navy pilots Strugeling back to their Carrier could releigh on a Skilled LSO A Officer standing on A platform at the Fantail of the Carrier, with two Coloured Signal Paddles he would give instruction on your landing aprouch, So intstructing the landing A/C towards it's ideal landing Speed, Height, Attitude & Possition.
If the pilot succeeded in performing these instructions correct The LSO would give the "Cut Engine" signal on wich the A/C touched down, If not the LSO would signal "Waveoff!" wich aborted the landing becuase it was destined to go wrong.

All we need is either A little static figure moving two arms with paddles only, Or A Groundcontroller who talks you in over the Radio!

I remember many years ago having been into A F18 Hornet sim that already featured the Radio commands, and CFS2 who used a Picture in picture screen with a LSO assisting you to land.

In real live the pilots of the hard to land Corsair would turn into the downwind leg as soon as possible dropping their wing pointed towards the LSO never loosing him outof sight and land Often with a slightly dipped portwing!

It would both enhance realism and Sim-play don't you think?

Antonio_MRZ
12-03-2004, 01:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Flydutch:
It would both enhance realism and Sim-play don't you think? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Agree. A LSO was present in the old sim "Aces of The Pacific" and it was very good and useful!

Antonio

triggerhappyfin
12-03-2004, 05:36 AM
Actually guys! Would you take his advice on landings?

Reading books on WW2 carrier landings the pilots in RL often ignored that poor batman. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I think the development effort could be used on other subjects as some bugs/wrongnesses that irritate some ppl in the community.