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barryward12345
01-04-2008, 11:37 PM
Just landed on a carrier OK - the a/c came to a complete stop in the middle of the runway (what are they called on a carrier??)

BUT - the a/c then slo-o-owly slid sideways across the deck until it fell into the ocean. Chocks? Applying brakes didn't stop it

Barry

barryward12345
01-04-2008, 11:37 PM
Just landed on a carrier OK - the a/c came to a complete stop in the middle of the runway (what are they called on a carrier??)

BUT - the a/c then slo-o-owly slid sideways across the deck until it fell into the ocean. Chocks? Applying brakes didn't stop it

Barry

Fireball_
01-04-2008, 11:53 PM
Chocks should do it. Although that's weird! I'm not sure I've seen a plane slip sideways on the deck. Was it rough weather?

SeaFireLIV
01-05-2008, 05:14 AM
Yes, your plane will slide off the carrier into the ocean in some inclement weather because the carrier will sway, sending your plane to the waves.

Strange post, since you answered your own question and a small reflight test yourself would`ve proved this.

stansdds
01-05-2008, 06:57 AM
After you land on the deck, retract hook and flaps, taxi to your parking area, fold wings while taxiing, chocks in, engine off. If you don't use the chocks you will eventually slide off the deck. Crash landing on the deck will not give you the option of using chocks, you either bail out on the deck or consign yourself to the briny deep. Go ahead, ask me how I know about that last part. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

M2morris
01-05-2008, 09:06 AM
On one landing after coming to a stop my plane slid sideways into the control tower and exploded because, I later found, the carrier had started a turn at that point.

Worf101
01-05-2008, 09:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M2morris:
On one landing after coming to a stop my plane slid sideways into the control tower and exploded because, I later found, the carrier had started a turn at that point. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
+1 on this one. I've had it happen to me in some coops more'n once. Nothing like losing a ton of points simply cause the carrier's captain wants to go joy riding.

Da Worfster

barryward12345
01-05-2008, 12:13 PM
Hmmm -looks like it is almost impossible to taxi out of the way once you have landed on a carrier. Same thing just happened -- carrier lurched while I was taxying to get out of the way of oncoming traffic and that was the end of me - a/c lurched into the control tower and exploded. Next time I will apply chocks immediately upon landing and the rest of the flight can go somewhere else!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Barry

Bearcat99
01-05-2008, 12:23 PM
Chock up .... once the traffic goes through you then unchock and go to wherever you want to park... if the carrier turns too sharply evenchocks wont save you from sliding off the deck.. it is all in the way the mission is designed.

mortoma
01-05-2008, 12:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stansdds:
After you land on the deck, retract hook and flaps, taxi to your parking area, fold wings while taxiing, chocks in, engine off. If you don't use the chocks you will eventually slide off the deck. Crash landing on the deck will not give you the option of using chocks, you either bail out on the deck or consign yourself to the briny deep. Go ahead, ask me how I know about that last part. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>That's what the escape key and "Quit mission" is for. Simply quit the mission immediately after crash landing on the carrier.

barryward12345
01-05-2008, 02:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Simply quit the mission immediately after crash landing on the carrier. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I don't crash land on carriers - if I am going to crash land , it will always be when trying to drop my armaments! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Barry

barryward12345
01-05-2008, 02:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Chock up .... once the traffic goes through you then unchock and go to wherever you want to park </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't understand what you mean by this - after I land on the carrier, I am sitting right in the middle of the landing area. If I chock up immediately on landing, the others won't be able to land - and (more importantly) I won't get the pleasure of watching them http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Barry

Waldo.Pepper
01-05-2008, 03:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">If I chock up immediately on landing, the others won't be able to land </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dear Barry

Don't be so sure. Just try it please. Papa Bear is trying to teach you something about the game you don't know yet. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Joe-90
01-05-2008, 09:32 PM
Some Carrier landings from EAF.

<A HREF="http://www.fileden.com/files/11523/my_old_friend_the_arresting_hook.zip" TARGET=_blank>HERE
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/russellboyd/il2/myoldfriendthearrestinghookicon.jpg </A>

and

<A HREF="http://files.filefront.com/too+close+for+comfortzip/;7912032;/fileinfo.html" TARGET=_blank>HERE
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/russellboyd/il2/toocloseicon.jpg </A>

See if you can guess who Seafire is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

stansdds
01-06-2008, 04:56 AM
Chocks make your plane invisible when it comes to crash detection with other aircraft. Although, you can be chocked in and have another aircraft crash next to you and the blast will destroy you as well. Ships making tight turns is the fault of the mission designer. If the waypoints are set at 90 degrees, then the ship must make a sharp turn in order to stay on course. A task force that makes turns may also result in ships ramming each other, even sinking your carrier. I'm basing this solely upon my personal experiences.

M2morris
01-06-2008, 03:52 PM
Here's a carrier landing and taxiing I did this morning, I usually just taxi up to the front of the ship to get out of the way but, not this time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyitN-otDv0