Sushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4070 times:
I got mine already because we had christmas on the 12th. At first I didnt like it. There was alot of setting changes that needed to be done. And I still cant make nice smooth landings like in 2000 or 98. I ve done three fligts with the 737-400 and 777-300 now and all were TERIBLE landings!
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4067 times:
Sushka, some tips:
FS2000 planes tend to have a somewhat harder time landing. You must land extremely smoothly, the margin for error has been greatly reduced. Land too hard and either the nosewheel will collapse or you sink into the runway (some aircraft bounce madly a few times before they do this).
Be sure to turn autothrottle OFF before landing. It is no longer linked to the autopilot (at least in the 737 panel, maybe it is panel related).
Take over manual control a bit earlier. The AP can no longer be relied upon to get the aircraft perfectly onto short final. Fly her down yourself from say 1 or 2 miles out. Keep vertical speed down to under 500 fpm, and flare so you touch down with 100 fpm or less.