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Old 06-14-2019, 12:24 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if the MiG-29 gear door landing lights are supposed to be aimed to one side like in this image? I would think they would be straight ahead.

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Old 06-15-2019, 07:05 PM   #2
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i see it many times Mig-29 and Su-25A and T before. bot not sure when it will happen.
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:53 PM   #3
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sure it is a bug. i see it many times Mig-29 and Su-25A and T before. bot not sure when it will happen.
Are you sure that you are sure? Here's a copy & paste from another thread:

I just checked the flight manuals I have (MiG-21, -23, -29) and for all they say the pilot before landing flare should look left and down to visually estimate the height. The MiG-21 and -29 also have landing lights pointing slightly to the left (demonstrable fact). On MiG-31 landing lights are also pointing to the left.
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:52 PM   #4
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^^
As bbrz said - it's not a bug, that's how they're set up IRL because as you flare the nose is in your view & if the landing lights pointed there you wouldn't see the near section of runway you're about to land on, so you look out and down to the left & that's where the lights illuminate.
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:02 PM   #5
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Most/all soviet planes seem to be that way. Helps a lot if you land coming out of a left turn. Enjoy!
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:16 AM   #6
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Nice to know! I do have a MiG-29 manual on the way. Thanks for the information on the lights
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:08 PM   #7
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Are you sure that you are sure? Here's a copy & paste from another thread:

I just checked the flight manuals I have (MiG-21, -23, -29) and for all they say the pilot before landing flare should look left and down to visually estimate the height. The MiG-21 and -29 also have landing lights pointing slightly to the left (demonstrable fact). On MiG-31 landing lights are also pointing to the left.



i didn't know that before. so it is not a bug. but this should be good for real life landing. i didn't find this helpful in DCS from F1 view yet.
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:22 PM   #8
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Wait until you fight a cross wind coming from starboard
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:50 PM   #9
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Wait until you fight a cross wind coming from starboard
R U sure? With the xwnd from the right you have to crab to the right as well.
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Old 06-24-2019, 03:13 AM   #10
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So your leftward leaning lights point straight down the runway
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