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Hard Landings particularly Nose Wheel

Started by J D ADAM, Mon, 26 Feb 2024 21:18

J D ADAM

Gentlemen,
 I use Planning Portal/Simbrief for all flights.

With the reports I get, as to the quality of my landings, I
would never get a job with an airline!

Main gear is slightly improving.

Does one lower the front wheels with the elevator or do they slowly drop to the
concrete spontaneously!

In my youth, I had several opportunities to fly the Air New Zealand 747 simulator.
and one comment was "he makes it look so easy!"  How the mighty have fallen on Planning
Portal.

Cheers
Derek

Hardy Heinlin

Maybe you need to zoom in your external scenery view a bit. If it's too much "wide angle", the horizon will move very slowly because the horizon landscape and distant scenery objects are so small.


Regards,

|-|ardy

Will

QuoteDoes one lower the front wheels with the elevator or do they slowly drop to the
concrete spontaneously!

"Fly" the nosewheel down gently to the runway using the elevator.

If you hold it off until the speed decays, lift* is lost, and the nose falls due to gravity, then you'll get quite the hard bump indeed.


*) Lift in this case means tail-down force.
Will /Chicago /USA

IefCooreman

Nose down elevator is to be avoided at all times. The term we use is "support the nosewheel". This usually ends up in some up elevator to control the speed at which the nose drops.

Good luck :-)!

Magoo

I agree with lefCooreman, big no no to say push the nose down, it's more of a releasing the back pressure on the control column.