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Moosehog1
10-16-2005, 06:48 PM
I love to do a dead stick landing ( No power )
i like to try it in every plane i fly.
i think it helps me to land better when i have power.
Does any oneelse like to do it.
Moosehog
Michael.C

Stackhouse25th
10-16-2005, 07:12 PM
our squadron has a "Engine Failure Qualifaction".

Different Altitudes, Different Aircraft, Different Loadouts. And yes, I enjoy doing it myself.

Oilburner_TAW
10-16-2005, 09:22 PM
Yes, seems to happen to me a lot so I practice it. Especially in the Corsair which seems to leak fuel from the engine area like there is a 5 inch hole somewhere. Deadsticking onto a carrier is where it's at http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

J_Weaver
10-16-2005, 09:42 PM
Always fun!

I managed to bring in a flaming P-38 on a wing a a prayer a litlte bit ago. I took a flak hit in my #2 engine and it went up in flames. Luckily, the fire went out when I shut down the engine. However, it decided to start burning again just as I was about 500m from the runway. I was lucky enough to get it down without it blowing up.

At first I thought I was just darn good, but I later decided it was 98% luck. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

han freak solo
10-17-2005, 08:09 AM
I've never practiced it. But, I've done it after running out of fuel or having engine failure. I've only had one deadstick carrier landing with the F6F, made it by the skin of my teeth.

Oh yeah, the Against Overwhelming Odds campaign by Dunkelgrun has loads of deadstick landings.

Here, near the bottom. http://www.pacific-fighters.com/en/missions.php.

neural_dream
10-17-2005, 08:55 AM
dead stick landings are easy (mainly because you are extra careful when you have to), dead stick and no rudder or no aileron are tricky, but the really difficult one is no fuel, no elevator, no aileron in a FW190 . I was online, when it happened to me and i foolishly decided not to bail for 50% of the points, but try crashland. The landing strip was the most crowded in the map and there were trees at both sides. I made a "flawless" landing sideslipping on the ground and came to a stop just a few centimeters from the trees. I will never try that again. It was pure luck that i didn't kill myself and those spawning next to the trees. I'd try it again if i had fuel though. With throttle, rudder and flaps one can do miracles http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif .

Kuna15
10-17-2005, 09:16 AM
I like it, it is especially interesting for me if I am low on fuel (due to my lack of care ofr fuel gauge http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif), to find some nice place for forced landing.

Also I agree with you ND, it is best to have 50% and be alive than to risk everything and end up with 10% pts.
If I see that landing is going to be tough, I bail most of the times online. And not much for points, but for saving my skin. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Undamaged without fuel I will try to force land every time in game, tho. Unless there are only mountains/forests around me, which is really rare situation.

Iron_Hand1
10-17-2005, 09:39 AM
I probably do it 90% of the time, in all types of planes lol. Seems to help me slow these brids down. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

tagTaken2
10-18-2005, 01:06 AM
I used to do them as close as possible to villages, so I could watch myself run straight through buildings...

Recently acquired a msffb 2, though, and now it's just to **** hard to control at low speeds- hence deadstick http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif- even powered landings are 50/50...

Feathered_IV
10-18-2005, 03:55 AM
I love to do a dead stick landing ( No power )
i like to try it in every plane i fly.
i think it helps me to land better when i have power.
Does any oneelse like to do it.

Heh, it almost reads like a poem. I like it!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

mynameisroland
10-18-2005, 09:58 AM
Respect to anyone who lands the Fw 190 dead stick with no elevators I have managed once only with the engine still running that is.

with the engine out the Fw 190 drops like a stone.

JHannibalSmith
10-18-2005, 11:10 AM
Tried offline to land a Spit on a city street (Somnelsk map I think). I couldn't stop it in time and kept running into the town hall. Tried a Hurri- same problem until I fired the 4 cannons (IIc) just as my wheels touched down. The recoil stopped me in plenty of time! Was even able to turn around and take off again.

Didn't see many people though, I thought it might raise some interest from the locals. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

x6BL_Brando
10-18-2005, 02:07 PM
but the really difficult one is no fuel, no elevator, no aileron in a FW190 .


Luxury! When I were a lad we all slept in a cardboard box by the side of the road, ate a handful of hot gravel for breakfast, and then went off and practised deadstick landings in a steam-roller until tea-time. Eee, it were 'ard in them days! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Korbelz
10-18-2005, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by J_Weaver:
Always fun!

I managed to bring in a flaming P-38 on a wing a a prayer a litlte bit ago. I took a flak hit in my #2 engine and it went up in flames. Luckily, the fire went out when I shut down the engine. However, it decided to start burning again just as I was about 500m from the runway. I was lucky enough to get it down without it blowing up.

At first I thought I was just darn good, but I later decided it was 98% luck. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

I've found the best way to put a fire out on me110 and p38 is clip the ground wing low of the flaming engines. with a little practice you can rip the engine right off the mounting and the fire leaves with the engine block :-) no fire, less weight, and less drag from the prop :-)

neural_dream
10-18-2005, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by x6BL_Brando:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">but the really difficult one is no fuel, no elevator, no aileron in a FW190 .


Luxury! When I were a lad we all slept in a cardboard box by the side of the road, ate a handful of hot gravel for breakfast, and then went off and practised deadstick landings in a steam-roller until tea-time. Eee, it were 'ard in them days! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Luxury
Cardboard box?
You were lucky. We lived for three months in a paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six in the morning, clean the paper bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down t' mill, fourteen hours a day, week-in week-out, for sixpence a week, and when we got home our Dad would thrash us to sleep wi' his belt.