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XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 02:52 PM
I've been practising landings in various planes, and watching the tracks to see how I'm doing. It seems that when a plane is a couple of feet above the ground it kind of hangs there and then suddenly drops down to the ground. I'm sure its not my flying as I've got landings pretty smooth now! Has anyone else noticed this? Is it part of the FM to represent some kind of ground effect? Is it a bug? Or am I imagining it?!

XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 02:52 PM
I've been practising landings in various planes, and watching the tracks to see how I'm doing. It seems that when a plane is a couple of feet above the ground it kind of hangs there and then suddenly drops down to the ground. I'm sure its not my flying as I've got landings pretty smooth now! Has anyone else noticed this? Is it part of the FM to represent some kind of ground effect? Is it a bug? Or am I imagining it?!

XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 03:08 PM
it really depends on if you're using flaps and also your speed.

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XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 03:14 PM
Am landing with full flaps and at low-ish speeds. To elaborate slightly, I'm not crashing - it all looks and feels find from inside the cockpit. Its only when I play back the track with an external view that I notice this "drop" onto the runway.

I havn't looked to see if it still happens post patch - was just curious to know whats going on...

XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 03:18 PM
MIGHT be your camera position - if you are wathich your plane from a low position the camera stucks a few meters above the ground which makes it looking like the plane suddenly 'drops' down.

XyZspineZyX
09-07-2003, 07:42 PM
not anymore, try a landing in FB 1.0 and then one in 1.1B or 1.1...
The groudn effect was present in FB 1.0 but not anymore in the late patches.
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