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Old 08-04-2020, 03:59 PM   #11
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my turns are garbage, i tend to balloon through the turn or drop like a brick lol
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Old 08-04-2020, 04:22 PM   #12
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IMO flying the turn properly and getting yourself a good start is harder than flying the ball.
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Old 08-04-2020, 04:34 PM   #13
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IMO flying the turn properly and getting yourself a good start is harder than flying the ball.
much harder for me. i tried a few midnight shit weather case 3s from 50 miles out and nailed 3 wires every time! i find case 1 harder lol
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Old 08-04-2020, 05:31 PM   #14
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IMO flying the turn properly and getting yourself a good start is harder than flying the ball.
I also used to find the turns, especially the level turn @800 feet, to be maybe the hardest part, until I started to use the velocity vector.
In the level turn, in the Hornet I keep it on the 0° line of the pitch ladder and in the Tomcat I keep it on the horizon because the position of the pitch ladder is too erratic. Then in the second turn I try and keep it between the -3° and the -4° lines in the Hornet [edit: I meant that I try to keep it at about that glideslope; the pitchladder is graduated to 5 degrees like in the Tomcat], while in the Tomcat I don’t use the HUD anymore and I (ab)use the DLC.
As others wrote, I also find the pointers in the dials of the Tomcat to be easier to use than the digits in the Hornet.
For me personally, the velocity vector is the easiest of the instruments in this context.
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Old 08-05-2020, 12:55 AM   #15
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IMO flying the turn properly and getting yourself a good start is harder than flying the ball.
Definitely. Even with a light payload and 4000~5000lbs of fuel I need in excess of 95% rpm during the first few degrees of the turn, and even then my AoA gets really slow for a little while until it settles. Then just before rolling out of the turn I have to reduce power by a large margin to prevent ballooning before settling into the groove and jockeying the throttles.
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Old 08-06-2020, 02:19 AM   #16
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Looks pretty doggone good. A little long in the groove, which gave you a low start. If you start your approach turn a few seconds earlier, abeam the LSO platform, you'll be just right. You turned aft of the stern. If you can see the potato locker you're too late.

Guys are starting to get pretty good flying the Tomcat. Shows a lot of dedicated work.
Does F-14 use BRC during CASE I takeoff or landing?as you know because of carrie rmagnetic field,heading can deviate up to 20 or 30 degrees.So,how to perform clearing turn and CASE I landing if don't use BRC.

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