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stugumby
02-09-2006, 11:51 PM
Well you can gues my result at landing, once again all's well until i start to over-correct and waffle myself out of the air.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/oooh.jpg http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/outofcontrol.jpg http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Doug_Thompson
02-10-2006, 12:02 AM
Hmmm. Hadn't thought about that. It's a big plane that's not exactly light and responsive on the controls. Landings will require a long-term committment.

stugumby
02-10-2006, 05:24 AM
EJECT EJECT, wow punching out of the Do 335 is a real trip, gotta love a breakaway prop and tail.

BRASSTURTLE
02-10-2006, 09:59 AM
Way to go STUGUMBY!!!

I managed to rip the entire nose off one last night. i got a little too close to my target. Suprisingly it still flew & handled quite well. although my feet started to get cold, since the pilot was clearly visible from outside.

oh well, back to work.

johann63
02-10-2006, 11:00 AM
yeah I like this big bird too. The game sounds is kind of like a bf109 x2, naryly and deep.

I would also say it kind of handles well for its size.

russ.nl
02-10-2006, 11:39 AM
I find it easy to land, mutch easier than the mosquito.

mortoma
02-10-2006, 04:29 PM
Stugumby, go little bit faster, at least 200KPH on approach and come in steeper. Flare at a higher speed so you settle on your wheels with your nose still low. Don't land it like a tail dragger, you don't want the tail to scrape the runway. Although doing so in the sim does not seem to hurt the tail like it would in real life!! I also take off by a very slow and gradual rotation for the same reason, avoiding a tail strike.

berg417448
02-10-2006, 04:42 PM
I brought one in after suffering some battle damage. I noticed that the gear would not come down so I put it down manually. As I touched down, the nose gear collapsed completely and the mains collapsed part. I skidded to a stop. Amazing stuff!

Treetop64
02-10-2006, 05:11 PM
The approach speeds of the 335 are a tad bit more brisk than, say, the Storch.

You really gotta be smokin' it in on approach, more so than I anticipated. I smacked up my first landing attempt in the 335 also! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

XyZspineZyX
02-10-2006, 05:18 PM
Funny, my first landing in the 335 was after being all shot up by B-17s, and I didnt find it particularly hard to land...

Treetop64
02-10-2006, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by Skunk241981:
Funny, my first landing in the 335 was after being all shot up by B-17s, and I didnt find it particularly hard to land...

Well, those .50s obviously adjusted something within the aircraft's aerodynamic properties that inadvertantly made it so that a monkey could land it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Just making a joke, there. Don't get mad at me... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Z4K
02-11-2006, 04:20 AM
Saw a 335 lose its nose the other night. I was surprised that the rearward shift in CG didn't seem to have any major (or perceptible, even) effect on the stability in pitch.

Max.Power
02-11-2006, 07:19 AM
I would recommend an approach of 220 km/h. If you are going to dip below 200km/h, do not try to turn. The surfaces have alright authority at this speed, but if you dig a wing into a stall at this speed, the Anteater won't give it back. It will just shimmy at some odd angle and taunt you with the prospect of getting out of the stall until it kills you. You can hear the faint sound of laughter in the burning wreckage.

TAW_Oilburner
02-11-2006, 08:06 AM
This is how you want to look when you land:

http://www.rapidgamer.com/images/oilburner/do335.jpg

actionhank1786
02-11-2006, 10:26 AM
Does anything cool happen when you eject?
I heard that the top fin could be blown clear and the prop would blow off also, just can't remember if it's true

Dr...Watson
02-11-2006, 10:59 AM
I clipped some debris on the runway, knocked off 1 leg, scrapped the wing, gained speed and got her up. Dropped the huge bomb on the base, got my rear end shot to pieces, rear engine was on fire, shut ot down and cruised back for a crash landing, got a few points for that mission. Its a great aircraft once you get it upto speed that is. Its easy to fly on the front engine only once you are upto speed, landing with front engine only is no problem, have to try rear engine only though!

TAW_Oilburner
02-11-2006, 11:45 AM
Honestly I think it flys better on the rear engine vs the front engine. However, as mentioned, make sure when you take off you are straight and true..the landing gear does NOT like lateral stress and will snap in a hearbeat.

stugumby
02-11-2006, 03:01 PM
Yep the vertical upper tail comes off and so does the prop, and out you go, but its not too healthy to do this at low altitude, el smackeroo ouch.

msalama
02-11-2006, 03:58 PM
I smacked up my first landing attempt in the 335 also! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Me too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif The beast gets behind the power curve pretty easily, you really have to "drive" it against the landing config it seems...

Max.Power
02-11-2006, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by actionhank1786:
Does anything cool happen when you eject?
I heard that the top fin could be blown clear and the prop would blow off also, just can't remember if it's true

Yeah, the rear prop is ejected, then the top rear stabilizer. Then the canopy goes, then the ejection seat fires. Without the prop, the rear engine overrevs and starts throwing cylinders. It's a well detailed set of events.

LW_lcarp
02-11-2006, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by johann63:
yeah I like this big bird too. The game sounds is kind of like a bf109 x2, naryly and deep.

I would also say it kind of handles well for its size.

A briggs and stratton has a deeper sound then that thing sounds like. Good thing i dont mow lawn for a living