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  • Where'd the Falcon forum go? AKA check out this ditch

    I was practicing again just now, and I was more or less on approach, at about 340 kt. I knew I was going a little fast to lower my gear, but I figured "meh, I've lowered it this early before...besides, I need the extra drag to slow". I lowered the gear, and heard that awful grinding clunk. Uh oh. I looked down at my gear indicator lights. Only the rear left was on. Oh crap.

    ...I think I might have lowered it too early. I figured it'd still be a good time to practice "ditching". I had full engine control, and everything worked fine, so I set up a nice final, and made sure to be flying as absolutely slow as possible... and it worked!


    I had to unlock the front wheel to keep the plane on the runway (it was pulling to the left, HARD), but all in all it was relatively in control...so I figured...I wonder if I could get it back up to takeoff speed?
    -=Brian=-

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    Re: Where'd the Falcon forum go? AKA check out this ditch

    you lowered your gear 90 kts too fast.

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    • #3
      Re: Where'd the Falcon forum go? AKA check out this ditch

      I know. I usually lower them as I hit 300 kts, mainly because I rush to get to the ground, so I use them as extra airbrakes (as long as its a safe speed, and evidently I'm always skirting that edge). I try to make my landings as hasty as possible, so that I get out of the way as soon as I can. That means a short approach with the fastest deceleration possible. I'll often be within 1 or 2 kms of the runway, still going 400 or so, doing violent S turns to waste energy. Usually my landings are very smooth and uneventful as long as my approach and final doesnt destroy my plane!
      -=Brian=-

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      • #4
        Re: Where'd the Falcon forum go? AKA check out this ditch

        What game is that?
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        USMCSierraJuan
        Sierra_6177

        Defabian

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        • #5
          Re: Where'd the Falcon forum go? AKA check out this ditch

          We still have the Falcon 4 forums here: http://www.tacticalgamer.com/falcon-4-allied-force/

          There's not much activity there now, but there are still quite a few TG people playing on other servers.

          Nice landing by the way. ATC might help your hot approaches...;)
          New to TG?

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