View Full Version : Carrier Roll Off
06-03-2008, 03:21 PM
Why do some aircraft "ride" on a carrier and others "roll off" the fan tail after landing? Can an aircraft be modified to correct the roll off?
06-03-2008, 04:18 PM
Are you sure the aircraft is question was designed for carrier landings? :D
Flying Officer Jevans
06-03-2008, 04:42 PM
And check if the hook is down.:D
But don't forget that sometimes the hook will bounce and miss, even on a perfect landing. So it might do this occasionally.
06-03-2008, 06:02 PM
The problem occurs after a successful trap or after a successful helicopter landing. (crash detection is on and set to max sensitivity). For example, the stock Bell will "stick" to the deck (or will travel with the carrier) while other helicopters or fixed wing aircraft will remain stationary and the carrier will continue to move forward and the aircraft will slip off the fan tail. Brakes or even throttle have no effect on the problem. The carrier moves out from under the aircraft. Another example is the Harrier. Fly parallel to the carrier, slip sideways over the deck, land - OK , cut the throttle and the carrier moves out from under the Harrier. If I want to ride with the carrier for awhile and visit the gedunk I turn off the crash detection because of the turbulence/pitch of the carrier may cause a crash.
06-03-2008, 06:36 PM
I'm not sure if this is a related problem or something totally different. But the Loopy Larry mission (I think that's the correct name)....the one where you land a plane on top of a moving bus, does the exact same thing. Eventually I got it to stick.
Related bug or just pilot error?
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