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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 07:51 PM
Has anyone noticed that the Hurricane waddles like a duck when taxi-ing after landing?

Is this an authentic quirk or a bug? Or even down to my landing technique?

Just curious -

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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 07:51 PM
Has anyone noticed that the Hurricane waddles like a duck when taxi-ing after landing?

Is this an authentic quirk or a bug? Or even down to my landing technique?

Just curious -

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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 07:54 PM
I don't notice it waddling any more than any other plane.

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 09:48 PM
I know this "waddling" can get pretty severe with the Stuka,as well.

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 10:00 PM
Yes it is a bug, the wingtips almost touch the ground when waddling!

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 10:25 PM
I notice it alot with the P40 as well. Not sure why...

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 10:30 PM
Platypus just said it was a bug,so I guess that's what it is...I have no other explanation.

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:37 PM
Relieved it's not just me - guess it's another thing the big O's going to have to put on his 'to do' list.....poor guy must be running low on post-it notes by now.

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:39 PM
i notice it in any plane

well my name was spelled wrong

XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:42 PM
What do you mean by waddling exactly?

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:56 PM
StG77_Fennec wrote:
- What do you mean by waddling exactly?


As the aircraft rolls forwards, one wing will assume a higher position than the other - then this wing will adopt a lower position while the opposite wing assumes an angle to the ground similar to the aforementioned first wing. This sideways swaying or rocking motion is known as waddling - from the verb to waddle. Somewhat similar to the movement of a duck (or any other large web-footed bird) on dry land. It's as if the runway is too hot and the poor plane can only tolerate one wheel on the ground at any one time. This 'waddling' occurs from the moment the plane starts losing speed until it rolls to a halt.

There, I think that's explained it.



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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 12:10 AM
For me the wheels don't actually leave the ground. The suspension is just hyper-active,making the plane rock from side to side.

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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 12:31 AM
necrobaron wrote:
- For me the wheels don't actually leave the ground.
- The suspension is just hyper-active,making the plane
- rock from side to side.


I do believe you're correct there. Will double check. Got a bit carried away in my last post /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif




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