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This looked like the best thread to ask this but sorry if I missed it elsewhere. Am I the only one having trouble initially catching the e Bracket?

 

All my checkpoints are good until I am at 800 and 250 and drop the gear and flaps. The E appears way high on my hud. If I chase it by nose up trim AoA gets too high and when it does come down it just drops fast. Same thing if I drop throttle. When I do find a happy balance it seems that I get stable on the E bracket when at 400 feet instead of 600. It may just be a practice thing But if anyone has a few tips on that initial moment when you just drop the gear and flaps and go for the E I would appreciate it.

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As your slowing with gear and full flaps down E bracket showing in HUD. Bring the power back on to around 80 % when your speed gets to around 170 at the same time put about 1 sec of up trim in. Now catch the speed with the throttle and dont let it drop less than 130. Finish triming once wings level in the downwind. Once the E brack is centered you now only controlling heigth with the throttle and only trim pitch for aoa. Think of it as more of a hover with the throttle.:D


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Use pitch input to prevent initial pitch up and hold velocity vector on horizon.

Add power to establish 140-160kts depending on mass (that's 4 AoA - aircraft is already trimmed for that AoA).

Decrease speed for landing AoA and trim out stick force.

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Is there a program design for DCS for vLSO calls and grading?

 

In this video link is vLSO application for FXS/P3D sim.

 

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Thank you all for those tips! It seems to be getting better. Now on to the next step!

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The E appears way high on my hud. If I chase it by nose up trim AoA gets too high and when it does come down it just drops fast. Same thing if I drop throttle. When I do find a happy balance it seems that I get stable on the E bracket when at 400 feet instead of 600. It may just be a practice thing But if anyone has a few tips on that initial moment when you just drop the gear and flaps and go for the E I would appreciate it.

 

 

I find throttling down faster if I first pitch up to the bracket. Then I loose altitude fast. rather thank slight pitch down or wait for the e bracket to lower.

 

 

with slightly pitch up force my throttle response is fast/noticeable

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