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DooDaH2007
04-06-2007, 05:01 PM
leaning to land and put the chocks on...
(a newbie inspirational post, part two)

Tonight I had the second part of a landing contest with a friend... (who could land most consecutive times without crashing)
This time on an aircraft carrier...

Plane used was the seafire...

I managed a cool five times, but on the sixth landing, after putting the chocks on and lookin at my plane, I had somehow lost my rudder?
Otherwise the landing went fine and nothing else on the plane was broken...
How on earth can I only loose my rudder in landing?
We agreed this was technically a crash (my arguement of it beeing merely a scratch in the paint in vain) and went on...

After this, I landed four more consecutive times untill on the fifth landing, the very end of my hook hit the edge of the ship, bouncing it up (thereby missing all the wires) and sending me overboard in a stall...
(I guess I should have throttled up again at the moment I expected my hook to grab a wire?)


Anyways;
Nine consecutive safe carrier landings are perhaps more than a pilot could historically have hoped for, after only three weeks of flying...

I am satisfied and won the contest...
Go DooDaH http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

This sim rules http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DooDaH2007
04-06-2007, 05:01 PM
leaning to land and put the chocks on...
(a newbie inspirational post, part two)

Tonight I had the second part of a landing contest with a friend... (who could land most consecutive times without crashing)
This time on an aircraft carrier...

Plane used was the seafire...

I managed a cool five times, but on the sixth landing, after putting the chocks on and lookin at my plane, I had somehow lost my rudder?
Otherwise the landing went fine and nothing else on the plane was broken...
How on earth can I only loose my rudder in landing?
We agreed this was technically a crash (my arguement of it beeing merely a scratch in the paint in vain) and went on...

After this, I landed four more consecutive times untill on the fifth landing, the very end of my hook hit the edge of the ship, bouncing it up (thereby missing all the wires) and sending me overboard in a stall...
(I guess I should have throttled up again at the moment I expected my hook to grab a wire?)


Anyways;
Nine consecutive safe carrier landings are perhaps more than a pilot could historically have hoped for, after only three weeks of flying...

I am satisfied and won the contest...
Go DooDaH http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

This sim rules http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Waldo.Pepper
04-06-2007, 05:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">merely a scratch in the paint in vain </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think it is a scratch as well. The crew would have had this repaired in about an hour from stores during the war. You still have to fill out your A25 but that's about it.

FrenziedAU
04-07-2007, 01:48 AM
Carrier landings are such a Rush, one of the best parts of the game. Are you doing it with cockpit on or off? Cockpit off (with the velocity vector) makes it much easier, but cockpit on feels better.

Zonama
04-07-2007, 05:03 AM
The hook itself can sometimes be a factor. On USN planes and the Seafire it extends down a way, but on something like an A6m it descends barely an inch.

It would've been cool to have the Graf Zeppelin and Bf-109T/Ju-87T as part of '46.

DooDaH2007
04-07-2007, 06:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Are you doing it with cockpit on or off? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I allways fly with cockpit on... Immersion baby..! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
The wonderwoman view reminds me more of a space game like x-wing vs tie fighter, than flying a heavy ww2 warbird...

The way we had it set up, was one of us took off and then landed, while the other was watching in external view and commenting on what went right or wrong... Then it was time for the other to takeoff/land...

A teaching kind of competition...

p-11.cAce
04-07-2007, 08:55 AM
Way to go! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif I wish I had some mates to fly with (other than online) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

DooDaH2007
04-07-2007, 09:23 AM
The guy I did this with is a good on-line gamebuddy of mine...
We set it up as a training excersize with a competitive edge, but we allways reserve the right to confuse eachother or be sneaky...

Like a few times he forgot the hook or his flaps and I told him to check his cockpitlights to see if he had forgotten anything as a heads up... (I am looking at him in external view)

But when he came in for a third consecutive landing, a few seconds before touchdown, I confused him by asking if he had maybe forgotten to put his hook down...
It was down, and so he consequently put it back up and stalled off the carrier... Tough luck..! I never said it wasn't down, I only asked and he should have checked his indicators before pushing buttons http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

He did the same thing to me one time, but I was smart enough to check my indicators and didn't fall for it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Hanglands
04-07-2007, 01:03 PM
Some not so successful takeoffs and landings:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhaYQrBFKeA

stathem
04-07-2007, 01:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">merely a scratch in the paint in vain </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think it is a scratch as well. The crew would have had this repaired in about an hour from stores during the war. You still have to fill out your A25 but that's about it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Batsman says lower; I always go high,
I drift off to Starboard and prang my Seafire,
The blokes in the 'goofers' all think I am green,
But I get my commision from Supermarine,

Cracking Show! I'm alive,
But I've still got to render my A25...

Waldo.Pepper
04-07-2007, 01:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">But I've still got to render my A25... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

good to know someone knows what I am talking about - sometimes. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Full lyrics and midi here -

http://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiA25;ttVILDINAH.html

stathem
04-07-2007, 02:17 PM
Thanks for that; a chance to find out if the tune I have in my head is the correct one.

You've read the book? Hihgly recommended if you haven't.

They Gave me a Seafire (http://www.amazon.co.uk/They-Gave-Seafire-Airlifes-Classics/dp/1840372451/ref=sr_1_1/026-2242823-0110032?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175977031&sr=1-1)

edit. yeah it was!

I knew it as, "We all went down Wembley one fine day in May"

DooDaH2007
04-07-2007, 02:26 PM
Those are some seriously cool tests and video's you have on your website Hanglands http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif