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Old 05-11-2019, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default How to use the Landing Gear?

I'm desperately trying to get the landing gear down in the free-flight mission but never got it more than about half down. The Landing Gear Up/Down Handle commands do not work. The Landing Gear Next State command moves that lever up or down and sometimes starts turning the crank, but I never managed to get the gear fully down.
Inversely, when I use the Takeoff mission, once in the air, I cannot retract the gear.
Help Please!
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:26 PM   #2
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Only tried a couple times, but I noticed gear raises at very different paces every time and I believe at this point it's due to air speed affecting it a lot. I have seen in videos even people loosing gear covers, so might be something related to airspeed, even though I guess further testing (or a word by the developer) should be done since current documentation is quite limited.


Also noticed it's better to use the "next state" button since several controls has to be handled in order to raise or lower the gear and "next state" control not only uses them at once but set them in the right position to raise or lower the thing.



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Old 05-11-2019, 08:57 PM   #3
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If I could only get it off the ground I'd be happy to land without gear! This is killing me more than a Spitfire ever did!
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:30 AM   #4
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G (Landing gear next state) will cycle through the 4 settings which is a combination of 2 other settings: Direction and lock. They can be done individually if you chose.

To raise:
1. Press G. It will say, "gear up ready". Direction = up, unlocked.
2. Hold LCtl+G (Landing gear handle, Up) until the handle stops. 42 turns so a long time.
3. Press G, It will say, "gear up fin". Direction = up, unlocked. This stage does seem to do anything since there's no up and locked.

To lower:
1. Press G, It will say, "gear down ready". Direction = down, unlocked.
2. Hold LShift+g (Landing gear handle, Down) until the handle stops.
3. Press G, It will say, "gear down fin". Direction = down, locked.

I setup some buttons on my throttle for G, Up, and Down.

Also it moves up/down the same but noticeably the more it comes up the slower it goes so the speed is not linear. Also that curved tube across the edge of the cockpit is the gear indicator.

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Old 05-12-2019, 05:33 AM   #5
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You need to Fly slower than 250 km/h
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:05 AM   #6
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An excellent explanation too here, by RustBelt:

https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php...24&postcount=6

One aspect it helped me understanding is why sometimes the gear crank starts turning slowly and eventually stops from turning at all !
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Old 05-12-2019, 12:21 PM   #7
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Or if you use Voice attack / Vaicom etc set up a new command to go through the full sequence of key presses. That’s what I’d do anyways.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:19 PM   #8
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G (Landing gear next state) will cycle through the 4 settings which is a combination of 2 other settings: Direction and lock. They can be done individually if you chose.

To raise:
1. Press G. It will say, "gear up ready". Direction = up, unlocked.
2. Hold LCtl+G (Landing gear handle, Up) until the handle stops. 42 turns so a long time.
3. Press G, It will say, "gear up fin". Direction = up, unlocked. This stage does seem to do anything since there's no up and locked.

To lower:
1. Press G, It will say, "gear down ready". Direction = down, unlocked.
2. Hold LShift+g (Landing gear handle, Down) until the handle stops.
3. Press G, It will say, "gear down fin". Direction = down, locked.

I setup some buttons on my throttle for G, Up, and Down.

Also it moves up/down the same but noticeably the more it comes up the slower it goes so the speed is not linear. Also that curved tube across the edge of the cockpit is the gear indicator.

*cough* gear down ready doesn't mean the gear is down. Not that I bellied in or anything the first time I tried to land it. No, I would never do that. Nor would I know she slides a long way on concrete...the Zampolit had a few choice slava for me. Good thing I must be the son of a party official...



This is surely a manly airplane, only fit for manly men to fly! Open air, bugs in your teeth, manual everything. What's not to like? There's nothing quite like sucking engine exhaust at sixty below zero to remind you how manly you are.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:35 PM   #9
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are you speaking of a specific plane? or just any that you are using?
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:08 PM   #10
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I'm desperately trying to get the landing gear down in the free-flight mission but never got it more than about half down. The Landing Gear Up/Down Handle commands do not work. The Landing Gear Next State command moves that lever up or down and sometimes starts turning the crank, but I never managed to get the gear fully down.
Inversely, when I use the Takeoff mission, once in the air, I cannot retract the gear.
Help Please!
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