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n1zmo94
11-30-2010, 10:49 PM
That's right as the subject says, I quit this game long ago because I got frustrated, but 3 days ago I decided to reinstall it and give another try. I was on a single misssion with the bf and after I shot down all the planes.... well my wingman did that, I went back to the part I that make me quit... land the airplane!, so at exactly 1:03 am I did my first land! and it was flawless I did smooth and not like always jumping around and going side to side then crash. It was beautiful lol.

Just thought I would share.

WTE_Galway
11-30-2010, 11:16 PM
well done http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

S!

M_Gunz
11-30-2010, 11:53 PM
Salute!

mortoma
12-01-2010, 01:44 AM
Hang in there and practice with lots of different planes. Don't get discouraged when you crash trying a new plane because there is a bit of variation in how they land. The approach and landing speeds can be really varied from a biplane to a fast jet!! It takes some practice but many of us vets can easily land any aircraft in the game. And we all started just like you did. It can be done.

PhantomKira
12-01-2010, 01:44 AM
The day you learn to land is always a good one. The hard part is remembering how you did it! Good job! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

+1 for Zeus-Cat's Straight from the Farm, listed below.

Sillius_Sodus
12-01-2010, 07:51 PM
Keep it up!

Zeus-cat
12-01-2010, 08:25 PM
Check out my training campaign "Straight From the Farm". It deals exclusively with takeoffs and landings. It literally has helped thousands of people. I can provide names for every one of them if you need references. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

danjama
12-01-2010, 08:55 PM
Well done.

If you ever feel discouraged again, just remember this: Il2 provides the tools to experience a world as close as you'll ever get to the feeling of actual WW2 combat (short of actually buying a Spitfire). If you put in the hours, you will reap the rewards. This game will amaze you every time you play it, and you're always learning and improving, whether you realise it or not. Easily one of the most rewarding, exciting, and thrilling games ever made. And the possibilities are endless.

Good hunting.

WTE_Galway
12-01-2010, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
Hang in there and practice with lots of different planes. Don't get discouraged when you crash trying a new plane because there is a bit of variation in how they land. The approach and landing speeds can be really varied from a biplane to a fast jet!!

Agreed.


@ original poster

A good rule of thumb for getting the approach speed for an unknown plane is to fly it around and work out the speed it stalls at ... and then add 30%. For example if the plane stalls at 140 kmh you should initially try and approach and cross the runway threshold at 140*1.3 = 180 to 185 kmh.

This gives you a ball park figure which will get you on the ground without crash and burn. You now can refine and adjust this speed (known to pilots as Vref) either:

- faster (if you are tending to stall and flop onto the runway)

or

- slower (if you are floating forever or bouncing and hopping like a kangaroo)

until you get the correct approach speed (Vref) for the aircraft type. Once you have the correct Vref ... always stick to it and never deviate.

M_Gunz
12-01-2010, 10:14 PM
And if you're just hanging above the runway in ground effect and a wing starts to drop, don't use side stick/aileron to get the wings back level. Rudder away from the wing that's dropping. Light rudder should do the trick, work the pedals to keep the wings level. Hopefully you have the throttle idled, the prop revs high, the radiator flaps wide open and if you can, the canopy slid back all to be extra draggy.

n1zmo94
12-01-2010, 11:51 PM
Thanks for all the tips guys I really appreciate that, for some reason I'm flying way way better than when I first try it and that was a almost a year ago when I quit... and I just installed it what? 4 days ago i think, I actually control way better the plane on dogfights and really the landing seems not to be a real problem anymore... I can land the bf109, fiat, and a small plane from the single mission from Finland with no problems for now.

M_Gunz
12-02-2010, 03:06 AM
Don't worry http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif you will have new frustrations to confound you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Remember: if what you're doing isn't working, try something else until you find something that does! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

M2morris
12-02-2010, 06:34 AM
Alright! Good job. Keep practicing. You did it once, you can do it again.
After while it will be like a walk in the park, landing I mean.