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giddygoat1972
12-27-2006, 01:02 PM
I've read the various commentary and threads on how to land Lerchybabes.

I come in low, at 260 to 350 km with the airbrake thingey engaged and flare to allow the auto-thingey to stabilise the aircraft.

But no matter how many throttle settings, approach speeds etc, I always end up racing up like a Polaris missile, sometimes to 800metres!

I can successfully land from this altitude, but I end up landing in a completely different country due to drift etc.


No matter what I do I need to give it a lot of throttle to prevent it stalling as the nose goes up 15 degrees prior to the auto-thingey grabbing the aircraft.

How high should the Lerche be allowed to go when you flare up and begin descent?

I seem to be missing something.

Thanks,

Platypus_1.JaVA
12-27-2006, 04:03 PM
do I need to give it a lot of throttle to prevent it stalling as the nose goes up 15 degrees prior to the auto-thingey grabbing the aircraft.

How high should the Lerche be allowed to go when you flare up and begin descent?

I seem to be missing something.


Yes well, official flight reports indicate that... uhmm.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif I forgot, this plane was never even build. The readme doesn't really give any clue on how to land this thing on the exact spot you want. Not does it have a training track to show. I guess we must all find it out on our own. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

Only 800 meters is pretty impressive. On my first try, I got to 2000 or something.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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NSAdonis85
12-27-2006, 04:19 PM
Well, she's a bi*ch to get vertical and stay low. I might do a track in the following days to show it, I think I got it pinned down.

In short, my way:

I come in @230-240 km/h, 50m's height, engage the stabilizer, pull up (paying extra, and I mean extra attention to yaw as least as possible), and decrease throttle to around 30-35% (kinda the lower deadzone for the stabilizer to be able to function properly without being clumsy).

Now's the tricky part, since it depends on load out, remained fuel, etc.:
Find out on which throttle she can hover, then descent to about 80m's, simultaneously using the controls (REALLY gently) to maneuver yourself to position.

Then start for the 20-30m height, maneuvering as necessary.

Now, the final part I strongly advise to do in the cockpit's shift+f1 view:

Don't take your eyes off the variometer. Make sure your descent is above -5m's, and put her down gently applying 10-15% plus throttle to your current one for a split second, just before she touches the ground.

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