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Autoland in a Thunderstorm...


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I'm getting on well with my Conversion Course and today managed an Autoland at McLeland Field in pretty wet weather. I had to first insert PAMA with all its fixes, aids, approaches and runways into the iFly database. I also fitted the auxilliary fuel tanks and the spray effect from the reverse thrust on a wet or snowy runway. Here are half a dozen pictures that I took today:-

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Crossed the fence and in the auto Flare.

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Tower view as I pass...note the spray.

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Even more noticeable here in Spot view.

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I have the Autobrake set for max and I'm a bit over the max landing weight...

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...but managing to stop on my rather short runway. Here seen in VC cockpit as I'm nearly stopped.

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Parked next to an old Continental B727.

My aircraft is the BBJ3 from iFly Developments...thanks for looking :rolleyes:

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Great pictures!

Is there really that much wing flex on a 737?

I would not be surprised if that is the correct amount of wing flex...I've never flown in one of these later models but Boeing wings do tend to flex a lot. I once flew in a B744 in a passenger seat on the right side...When I looked across the aircraft out of a left side window as we taxied out, I found I was looking straight at the left wing tiplet. As we took off I looked at that tiplet until it rose up out of sight. I even put my head down into the aisle as low as I could get it, but the wingtip was still out of sight :rolleyes:

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I would not be surprised if that is the correct amount of wing flex...I've never flown in one of these later models but Boeing wings do tend to flex a lot. I once flew in a B744 in a passenger seat on the right side...When I looked across the aircraft out of a left side window as we taxied out, I found I was looking straight at the left wing tiplet. As we took off I looked at that tiplet until it rose up out of sight. I even put my head down into the aisle as low as I could get it, but the wingtip was still out of sight :rolleyes:

I'll assume the wing 'can' flex that much, but on nearly all FS addons I find the developers have to exaggerate the effect a lot to make it visible. I understand that, you spend a bloody lot of time on it and if it is fully realistic nobody will see it otherwise.

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