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Old 06-07-2018, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default F/A-18C - Trap Practice (aircraft carrier landing)(6 traps)

Whats up guys back at it again, practicing those Traps, I found I was getting good at flying the numbers on a case 1 but my groove and my ball flying was garbage. so I set up a mission and just started trapping alllll day. different weather different wind conditions moving decks U name it I tried it. (just no high fog)

anyone is some actual experience looking at these traps and seeing something wrong please let me know I'm always open to perfecting my flying. always looking for tips and tricks.

If I still have one major problem its my alignment anyone have any tricks for always coming down aligned ?

anyway here it is fellas, trap, trap, trap, until you can't trap no more. literally did this all day yesterday lol





I've attached the mission files for my landing practices, in case anyone wants it. theyre nothing special but just thought id share, theres a Groove only practice, where you basically start in the groove(a little out of the 3/4 just to line yourself up) theres a case 1 starting at an angels 6 holding pattern, and a sierra hotel break i'm sure you all know what that is by now lol.
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File Type: miz carrierLanding.miz (377.9 KB, 110 views)
File Type: miz carrierLandingGrooveOnly.miz (106.4 KB, 83 views)
File Type: miz carrierLandingSeirraHotelBreak.miz (242.2 KB, 75 views)
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:21 PM   #2
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If I still have one major problem its my alignment anyone have any tricks for always coming down aligned ?
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:22 PM   #3
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Meanwhile, I am STILL trying to get my AoA trimmed in < 15 seconds on downwind.

Beautiful traps (to me!).


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Old 06-07-2018, 04:41 PM   #4
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Looks pretty good to me. I'm taking a 24 hr break from trap practicing. I was starting to get worse at them last night which was frustrating me. So imma take a quick breather and just keep practicing on bombings.
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:13 PM   #5
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If I still have one major problem its my alignment anyone have any tricks for always coming down aligned ?
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Meanwhile, I am STILL trying to get my AoA trimmed in < 15 seconds on downwind.

Beautiful traps (to me!).
thanks man, keep practicing, i'm actually not using any trim to be honest. I can't get the damn thing to work with trim.

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Looks pretty good to me. I'm taking a 24 hr break from trap practicing. I was starting to get worse at them last night which was frustrating me. So imma take a quick breather and just keep practicing on bombings.
been there man, when it first came out I trapped all day too, but then got worse and worse, slept woke up the next day trapped again that night probably a 20hour break from it, and I was noticeably better. so ya deff the right track imo.
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You’re still settling in close and have a tendency to drive it in low, get the ball above the datums. Again, if it’s on the high side of the lens you’ll trap. You nearly became a fireball on that 3rd pass, very very close. 1 wires will always be a no grade on a 4 wire boat, a bolter is a higher grade than that. Watch the ball and ask yourself if it’s where it’s supposed to be. You’re looking for an on start, too much power in the middle to energize the ball and raise it up, then bring it back down to on the datums on touchdown. You need to move the ball around or you will be behind and react to how it’s moving. Don’t try to fly a center ball in right now.

As far as lineup goes, look at the far end of the landing area
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I will deff Try to do that, never done it before check back in about an hour, i'll have it attached to the #1 post.

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You’re still settling in close and have a tendency to drive it in low, get the ball above the datums. Again, if it’s on the high side of the lens you’ll trap. You nearly became a fireball on that 3rd pass, very very close. 1 wires will always be a no grade on a 4 wire boat, a bolter is a higher grade than that. Watch the ball and ask yourself if it’s where it’s supposed to be. You’re looking for an on start, too much power in the middle to energize the ball and raise it up, then bring it back down to on the datums on touchdown. You need to move the ball around or you will be behind and react to how it’s moving. Don’t try to fly a center ball in right now.

As far as lineup goes, look at the far end of the landing area
can u define "datums" I've never heard this term before. are u referring to the green horizontal lines? I agree with the 3rd pass. it was deff low.

"You need to move the ball around or you will be behind and react to how it’s moving." This is a greeeeaaat point. I never thought about like this. I'm deff going back to trapping and trying this out.

thanks for taking the time to share those tips man much appreciated.
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I will deff Try to do that, never done it before check back in about an hour, i'll have it attached to the #1 post.



can u define "datums" I've never heard this term before. are u referring to the green horizontal lines? I agree with the 3rd pass. it was deff low.

"You need to move the ball around or you will be behind and react to how it’s moving." This is a greeeeaaat point. I never thought about like this. I'm deff going back to trapping and trying this out.

thanks for taking the time to share those tips man much appreciated.
Yep, the green bars are called the datum lights. But yes, the goal is to keep an energized ball, which is you forcing the ball to move around. From the start position to the ramp the zone for 1 ball of movement changes from 16’ to 1’, so as you get closer you’ll see the ball move very fast if you’re not keeping it moving and where you want it. Keep it on the high side to creaster so if you do settle it’s only 1 ball low at most in the wires, none of this 2+ ball low stuff. Idealy, you’ll never see a low ball
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Old 06-07-2018, 05:57 PM   #10
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FS201, are you following the checklist? You have no flaps?? Checklist FULL FLAPS.
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