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08-02-2003, 07:04 PM
I've been able to land a plane for a while, using all different views to line up. Now, I want to do it with just my cockpit. The thing is, all my landings are like ILS landings, because my nose is so high, after so long, I can't see the runway. My flaps are at 30, so how can I make it to where I can see the runway until I touchdown?
08-02-2003, 07:11 PM
No problem is natural. To solve the problem ( although is not a problem) you can add more speed to lower the nose ( the nose goes down because the plane is telling you the speed is too low) or you can press Shift + Enter to rise the seat - Shift + Backspace lowers the seat. You just need to rise the seat to see over the panel, very easy. I use this all the time.
08-02-2003, 07:13 PM
Would that be considered cheating? Or would it be just like a pilot standing up? I'd kinda like to do it just using the cockpit and instruments. And, what's the ideal landing spead for a Boeing 757?
08-02-2003, 07:19 PM
You see this a simulator and you have very limited view so you need to use everything that the sim offers in order to land the plane. I don't think it is cheating. In a real airplane you rise, put things under you in order to see over the panel.
08-02-2003, 07:23 PM
Most heavies ideal landing speed is between 150-140 kts. Of course that depends on fuel ( about 20%) otherwise you need more speed.
Forgot to tell you , have your tried to actually reduce fuel quatity to about 20%. You will find the airplane is lighter and even at speeds of 140kts you hould be able to see the rwy in normal view or to help just rise the seat. Again that is assuming you keep 140kts and a steady decend rate.
08-03-2003, 02:52 AM
don't forget in the Boeing aircraft you add speed brakes to keep the power up at around 55%N1 plus with the airspeed and glideslop this should help in lowering the nose
The 2nd youngest pilot in canada
08-03-2003, 12:32 PM
My glideslopes have been sh*tty lately. I've been flying with a downloadede B757-200 panel, and i just now realised, after looking for months for the glideslope and the line that guides you to the runway, that it's on the HSI.
08-03-2003, 03:30 PM
I have noticed that the VC view is now higher than it was in 2k2. That makes for a better view on final.
08-03-2003, 04:38 PM
Now, I can fix the problems. I have a downloaded cockpit view anyway. I've finally found out where the glideslope indicator is on the HSI. I never looked on the side, but there it was, so now my finals should be better.
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