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WildeSau
12-12-2004, 11:58 AM
I own the game since the day it was available in Switzerland. But it took until today to achieve my first successful landing on a carrier. And this with a badly damaged Dauntless after having attacked some Japanese carriers.

Feel somewhat of proud....

All the best.

Michael the WildeSau

CKY_86
12-12-2004, 12:04 PM
congratulations http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

*claps hands*

stugumby
12-13-2004, 06:24 AM
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Congradulations: this is the best part of the sim in some cases, al that work just to make it back and stall out or go over the bow dragging your hook... im still 50-50 in anything biger than a hellcat on getting down in one peice, me and the corsair dont get along come landing time, i just serenly float over the wire or smack into the edgo of the deck. "a good landing is any one you can swim to the plane guard from"

WildeSau
12-13-2004, 07:43 AM
for me, it seemed to be much easier to land the Dauntless than any fighter. But perhaps it was just by chance that it worked with the bigger plane.

I tried to land after this success for several times a Zero and a Corsair - without success...

Unitl know I have a success rate of about 1 to 30 which is quiet bad. Hope to become better.

WildeSau

Tallyho1961
12-13-2004, 08:03 AM
This may help:

I was completely useless at carrier landings until I took notes while watching the training tracks that come with PF. I used the notes to sketch out a diagram indicating the recommended aircraft movements, altitudes, airspeeds, flap/landing gear deployment points, while setting up to land on a carrier.

I then used my sketch as a guide to practice landing and within a half dozen attempts, or so, I finally got the hang of it.

I don't need the diagram anymore, and still smash into the stern of the carrier from time-to-time, but I no longer overshoot or wind up on my nose or back, and I generally catch one of the first wires.

The difficulty (for me anyway) made it a very satisfying part of the sim to learn.

Good luck.

S!

PS - I should point out that I have only tried to land the Wildcat, Hellcat and Seafire.

Asgeir_Strips
12-14-2004, 08:56 AM
I have no problems at all, when it comes to carrier landing. The first trap i did was with the spitfire/seafire. And by the way, the training videos are ****.. Their final approach is way to long, i've counted it as much as over 10 seconds!
In reality, the final approach wass usually less than 7 seconds maybe less. I've seen loads of real carrier landing videos from the WW2 and almost every plane has just leveled its wings when it passes over the stern of the carrier.

But i Installed CFS 2 and practised approaches, touch 'n go's and landings for over one month before i got PF, so i had kinda trained a LOT before, hehee

Maasi
12-14-2004, 09:06 AM
Gotta ask stupid question...again. How did real life pilots train these carrier landings? Did they go straigt into carriers from the flying schools bench and straight to the real thing or was there somekind of "ground practises" first?

Dog.Corban
12-14-2004, 10:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Maasi:
Gotta ask stupid question...again. How did real life pilots train these carrier landings? Did they go straigt into carriers from the flying schools bench and straight to the real thing or was there somekind of "ground practises" first? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi they trained for carrier ops on marked out runways here's a link its from the korean era but about F4U Corsair Carrier Qualification all the same.
http://www.b-17combatcrewmen.org/fredblechman.htm

http://www.gamespec.co.uk/Practice.jpg
"Push out your 90!" signals the Landing Signal Officer as a Corsair takes a waveoff.

MGBMike
12-14-2004, 01:44 PM
From personal experience:
Back in the late sixties, most if not all the USN aviation naval stations had large anchor chain running along both edges and parallel to the runway. If a carrier plane had a problem and they thought it necessary a cable was attached to both chains across the runway. Hooking the cable and pulling those chains slowed the plane to a stop pretty quickly.

Billy_BigBoy
12-14-2004, 01:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WildeSau:
I own the game since the day it was available in Switzerland. But it took until today to achieve my first successful landing on a carrier. And this with a badly damaged Dauntless after having attacked some Japanese carriers.

Feel somewhat of proud....

All the best.

Michael the WildeSau <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's getting crowdy on the deck with all those successful landings...
Just kidding, congratulations Wildesau!

Maasi
12-14-2004, 02:48 PM
Thanks Dog.Corban! So they have these FCLP trainings, makes sense. Heh, i sometimes HATE driving car but thinking these carrier landings...

J_Weaver
12-14-2004, 03:48 PM
Yea, those carrier landing are hard. I'm getting better though. The Corsair is the toughest IMO. I must say that I made a great Corsair landing last night, didn't bounce the plane or nothing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

WTE_Dukayn
12-14-2004, 04:16 PM
To land the Japanese carrier planes you basically need to do a 3-point landing cos the arrestor hooks are fairly small.

actionhank1786
12-14-2004, 04:29 PM
My first landing was in the seafire.
It's pretty easy with the ten foot poll hanging down in the back. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif