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K_Freddie
04-05-2011, 01:33 PM
Every now and then one does a really good landing..

There we go (27MB) (http://www.vanjast.com/Movies/CoolLandings.avi)

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Ba5tard5word
04-05-2011, 01:48 PM
Now that I'm pretty good at landings (only took me 3 years of practice, though I certainly still mess up my fair share) something I enjoy doing is trying really crazy landings where I try to get a good landing after flying near the landing strip at a high speed and a fairly low altitude. Like let's say I'm about 800m up above the field and going 500kph. I cut everything and use my rudder and gears and flaps to slow down and usually I'm able to do it with certain planes, it can be challenging though to avoid coming in too fast but it feels really satisfying compared with doing what you're supposed to do and approaching from a far distance at low speed in a straight line. I still suck at carrier landings though, lol. Anyone else enjoy doing this? Something like an La-7 is great for it.

Romanator21
04-05-2011, 08:58 PM
Smooth like a baby's behind, Freddie.

Landing is one of the most fun things you can do in this game. I prefer a good landing over a good kill. A bad landing after a sweet dogfight session can make everything sour.

This one isn't cool, but it's a demo on how to do 3 pointers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTcQqjH6GTo

Not perfect though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif I do try to do 3 points whenever possible.

There is a cool one at the end of this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7XjGiwJLv8

I had to sacrifice the prop though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Here's a greaser in an Il-2. The catch? No elevator control http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

http://www.mediafire.com/?kepjoy81c7vki5c

Boosher
04-05-2011, 10:02 PM
I have the absolute best track for this! Happened a few days ago with my squad buddies. Flying a B-17 a 109 nailed all my controls, had to put her down using just the engines. Took a while, but man, that was tough and a lot of fun! Someone had the great idea to tell me to start recording before I was all set up to land, so here (http://www.mediafire.com/?jldanfergfr2fz0) it is available for viewing!

Romanator21
04-06-2011, 12:32 AM
I have yet to see your track, but that reminds me of another fight I had a long time ago. (EDIT - I don't have the El Alamein map, sorry).

I was in a P-40 on Zekes vs. Wildcats when it was still 4.08 clean. I was diving on an unsuspecting zero when the worst happened - screen freeze.

I had no idea what was going on for twenty seconds or so. When the computer came to, I found that I was now climbing, and that every single one of my control surfaces was missing. They must have been torn off in the dive. Once I lost the elevators, the plane just did its own thing and climbed. I've tried dozens of times to reproduce this, but have never done it again.

Well, the normal course of action would be to bail. However, I managed to control my descent with engine power, and roll by varying how quickly I changed power. For instance, once I was rolling one way, I sharply changed power, then gradually returned it to normal. I was playing around like this for a long time before I crash landed. It wasn't pretty, and the plane broke up badly, but the pilot "survived".

I wish I had the track to prove it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Col_SandersLite
04-06-2011, 01:25 AM
Unfourtunately, most of my very best only exist in memory. The landings I'm most proud of are the ones I made under very challenging conditions. It's at these times, that pressing the record button is the furthest thing from my mind. I do still have some that I think are worth watching though.


http://www.gamefront.com/files...SL+Cool+Landings.rar (http://www.gamefront.com/files/20195600/CSL+Cool+Landings.rar)


All the below information is included in a text file for your future reference. I'm just including it here so you can see what all is in here before you dl.


Notes:

All included files are ntrks! Since they are NTRKS, they should play in any version of IL-2 so long as you are running the same or newer version of 1946. I believe that all of these are recorded with stock aircraft so mods shouldn't matter. I have included V# and mod information anyways out of completeness.

Where the IL-2 Version numbers are specified, these numbers come from memory and may not be accurate.


Contents

CSL 109 Road Landing N Takeoff.ntrk

In this recording, I land and take off from a road. As I recall, it was as part of a demonstration, for a friends benifit, of how a curved approach path can be useful. I believe that this recording was made with 4.08 + AAA and assorted custom mods.



CSL Alerion Only Landing IL-2.ntrk

In this NTRK, I'm flying an IL-2 (I think Field Mod) in one of the first few missions of the defenders of lenningrad campaign. I took some ground fire in the tail which severed control to both the rudder and the elevator. I still managed to make a good 2 pointer on the main gear. Almost certainly recorded in 4.09 + Ultrapack. A note about this recording: It has a few slight problems. For some reason, the damage to the plane is not rendered (I recall having a huge hole in the fuselage) and, despite the fact they where inoperable during the actual mission, you can see both the rudder and the elevator move in the recording, when I instinctively attempt to operate those controls (force of habit). If you're experienced, you can tell by the way I made that landing that I was missing 2 primary flight controls.



CSL For Good Pilots 02.ntrk

This recording is from mission 2 of the "For Good Pilots" Static campaign. The Aircraft is a 109 E 7 I think, recorded in 4.08 + AAA.



CSL For Good Pilots 06.ntrk

This recording is from mission 6 of the "For Good Pilots" Static campaign. The Aircraft is a YP-80, recorded in 4.08 + AAA.



CSL For Good Pilots 09.ntrk

This recording is from mission 9 of the "For Good Pilots" Static campaign. The Aircraft is an I-16 (Type 24 I think), recorded in 4.08 + AAA.



CSL For Good Pilots 10.ntrk

This recording is from mission 10 of the "For Good Pilots" Static campaign. The Aircraft is an IAR 80, recorded in 4.08 + AAA. This is one of my favorite missions during this campaign.



CSL For Good Pilots 11.ntrk

This recording is from mission 11 of the "For Good Pilots" Static campaign. The Aircraft is an B-25, recorded in 4.08 + AAA. In this mission, you need to land a B-25 on a carrier, taxi back to the begining and take back off. The first time I tried this one, I actually snapped a wire in my rudder pedals http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. In case you've not spent much time in the B-25, it should be noted that there's a long standing bug where if you apply the brakes too hard you will nose left very sharply. Applying full right rudder at the right time is critical to not breaking your landing gear if you are forced to make this short of a landing.



CSL For Good Pilots 12.ntrk

This recording is from mission 12 of the "For Good Pilots" Static campaign. The Aircraft is an BI-11, recorded in 4.08 + AAA. The BI-1 is a rocket plane, meaning all landings are power off. In this mission, not only do you need to make a perfect landing, you must touch down in the right spot to come to a stop inside the hanger!



CSL For Good Pilots 20.ntrk

This recording is from mission 20 of the "For Good Pilots" Static campaign. The Aircraft is an I-16 SPB, recorded in 4.08 + AAA. The Challenge here is that you are attached to a TB-3 but have no fuel 2% actually. You must detach at the correct time and make a landing on the specified patch of road. In this scenario, I did not touch the throttle and made a perfect engine off (well ok, it was windmilling at full corse) 3 point landing on the road.



CSL For Good Pilots 28.ntrk

This recording is from mission 28 of the "For Good Pilots" Static campaign. The Aircraft is a KI-27, recorded in 4.08 + AAA. The difficult landing, which I barely made, is actually the easiest part of this mission. This was, in my opinion, easilly the hardest mission of the whole campaign.



CSL 109 Very Difficult Landing.ntrk

In this mission, I was flying a 109 F-2 and got shot up by ground fire. On the RTB, I gained as much altitude as I could. I managed to make it back to base, gliding quite a distance. During this landing; the engine was dead, there was some crosswind, there was oil all over the windscreen, and a large hole in the left wing made the plane constantly want to dip left. I believe that this recording was made with 4.08 + AAA and assorted custom mods.



CSL IL-2 Perfect Landing.ntrk

The aircraft is a late model IL-2. Nothing too special, just a nice 3 point landing. I have no idea what mission/campaign I was flying. Could be either version 4.08 or 4.09. Mods would either be AAA or ultrapack. I just don't know.



CSL J8A Touch and Go Landing Practice.ntrk

The Aircraft is a J8A. In this track, I was just messing around, having some fun with the J8. 3 Good landings and one ok landing. Could be either version 4.08 or 4.09. Mods would either be AAA or ultrapack.



CSL Stuka Missing Gear Landing.ntrk
The aircraft if a stuka. This is from one of the missions of PhilK's Volkov Front. A friend and I where playing it multiplayer. If I remember correctly, we attacked some ships, and one of them shot of my landing gear. After we regrouped, drew said, something along the lines of holy crap, you're missing a landing gear. There's no way you're going to be able to land that. I decided I was going to prove him wrong. Unfourtunately, he had to go deal with real life stuff of some sort and asked me to record my attempt so I did. Only when I set up on approach, did I realise that he neglected to tell me *which* landing gear I was missing. Fortunately I still made it down in one piece. I did so well, that I didn't even damage the prop. I think that this is one of my favorite battle damage landings. Definately recorded in 4.09 with ultrapack. A note about externals: In this case, we where taking advantage of the mod which enables limited externals. The externals where set up so you could only use them when you where either dead or on the ground. While I do go do external view once the plane is on the ground and stopped, this option was not available to me when in flight.



CSL YP-80 Flameout and Emergency Landing.ntrk
The Aircraft is a YP-80. I just had a craving for jets so I decided to take the P-80 for a spin. The first chunk of the video is just me messing around doing some aerobatics. After a while, I end up manhandling the throttle a little to roughly and the engine cut out. I managed to glide back to base and put it down fairly nicely. Keep in mind that while I had some time in type, it had been quite a while since I had flown anything without a prop. Due to this, I made some errors out of habit. This is why I take off crooked (trying to work the rudder to counteract torque), land off center (rudder again) and land long (no prop drag...). The prop habits are also why I flamed out in the first place.

Col_SandersLite
04-06-2011, 01:45 AM
Originally posted by Romanator21:
There is a cool one at the end of this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7XjGiwJLv8

I had to sacrifice the prop though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


In that mission (I recognise it from for good pilots), you need to set it up like you would a carrier landing. If you can consistantly put a fighter on an escort carrier, that mission is no prob. I've got a recording of that one too if you want to see it done correctly, though I felt that the ones I included in the pack are more interesting. I've actually got a recording of my solution for every mission from that campaign (all with good intact landings). I just included some of the landing oriented highlights though.

Romanator21
04-06-2011, 03:29 AM
Yeah, that was a fun campaign. I eventually rectified my landing for that mission. I never bothered to record or post it though.

WOLFPLAYER2007
04-06-2011, 08:52 AM
When you are familiar with carrier landings, your normal airfield landings improve like 80%, its just a tip.

Col_SandersLite
04-06-2011, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by WOLFPLAYER2007:
When you are familiar with carrier landings, your normal airfield landings improve like 80%, its just a tip.

Absolutely correct. If you can consistantly make planes do a 3 point landing exactly where you want them to without bouncing, normal landings are just no problem. Note though that at least a few of the planes don't like 3 pointers, as they will always bounce. A few planes also like a higher speed approach as they wallow when they get too slow.