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There's also the whole tailwheel vs trike landing discussion. Most landing with a tail wheeled aircraft are done on main gear, rudder for directional control, tail wheel settles as get slower, then rudder, rudder, rudder, until engines off in the chocks. Of course for short field landing a three-point landing is the best, slow sleep, lots of wheel friction, and don't forget gentle brakes, on/off/on/off.... Add a cross wind and this is not for the feint at heart. The more we make sim flying realistic, the higher the challenge and greater the reward. OK time to try a short field, over the trees, crosswind landing with a J-3 and then a DC-3. I'll let you know how it goes!
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To not put to fine a point on it the DC-3 is a hard aircraft to fly. Multi-engine and tail wheel. That's rare and weird today and very little flying most modern pilots to prepares them for that scenario. Combine the fact it's a giant airplane and designed almost ninety years ago. The struggle is real. It's to be expected and it seems sim pilots are great at pushing buttons for realism but sometimes not so much at actually flying the plane for realism. But the pilot mod is the hardest one. Sure the plane as released has some issues but they sure aren't what most seem to think are wrong.
It also helps you stay alive RW! When we ferried a P-3B coast to coast in the '60s no one aboard had ever been inside a P-3 before. Much less sat in the cockpit.
We let the chosen take off pilots read the takeoff sensitive stuff before takeoff. While others passed the manuals around to learn how to control fuel burn, proper altitude, etc. And the two guys designated as the pilots to land us studied up on approach and landing. It worked out fine. Of course it did help that we had several manuals aboard and several hours between takeoff and the start of approach for everyone to study up on their assigned tasks.
Wim: Thanks for your reply. You are right Scansim was responsible for EKCH Kastrup X Airport Scenery. The author Claus Vendelboe Holmberg is actualy the woman you reffer to, I too was surprised when he went public, but his FS knowledge and the team he worked with at that time were very good.
I believetoo now that the issue is an elevation problem, which I have no idea how to fix.
PhrogPhlyer, thank you too for your advice I will heed it.
AIG Manager is pointing to the URL used by previous version of the flightsim.com software. You'll need to post the issue to alpha-india because they will have to update the links in their traffic files.