I particularly like the F-22 Raptor but I can not normally fly flights with such an aircraft, I always end up losing control of the aircraft !! You flying with the F-22 Raptor, could you give me tips on how to fly and etc ?? Thanks, if you have the same problem leave your experience there in the comments !!
When landing I suggest you keep your speed at 160 and don’t idle when you reach 20 feet, keep some power. Make sure to use trim too, at least 30%.
In what way are you loosing control? It shouldnt just become uncontrollable by itself.
If the aircraft is shaking about violently, you’re probably flying too low at too high a speed, so fly higher or fly slower.
I found that it’s best to start off with gentle manoeuvres, and then work up to the more aggressive stuff once you’re more confident.
As F22 has no Airbrake, I use Flaps instead(maybe in real life they brake with flaps) … set the flaps 5 then you can see the speed is decreasing rapidly.
I can’t even get it off the runway with out loosing control. I can barely fly it
Landing at 160 kts is too high for such an unstable fighter …you should be no more than 135-150 on touchdown with full flaps …unless you want to risk skidding off the runway…and then quickly employ your reversers until you drop to a manageable speed of around 60 kts and then you can do normal braking …IMHO…the best case approach scenario is to gradually lose airspeed within the final 8-12 miles and sort of glide in…also you have the luxury of an AP in this global version that was not available in the regional version of IF…so you do not have to be as methodical in coordinating the AOA with the throttle …which proved to be a much better training exercise in overall aviating proficiency when practicing with the fighter group !!!
The F22 doesn’t have thrust reverse anyway. Landing at 135kts will make a hard landing. Also, when approaching at the speed of 135kts you have a lot of nose up pitch.
130 is definitely too slow based on my experience. Also, the F-23 has no dedicated airbrake. I think they use a mixture of ailerons, flaps and rudder at the same time to create drag and reduce speed.
Taking off on F-22 requires nearly 55-60% N1, don’t push the throttle to full or you might loose aircraft control because of crosswinds. Landing and takeoff speeds depends on aircraft load, you can try setting fuel weight to 40 to 50 percent and keeping armament load to zero. With this weight setting you can takeoff at around 130 to 135kts airspeed and will be able to land the aircraft at 142 to 145kts airspeed and flaps set to 30 degrees. Try these setting and surely you will be able to have nice flights and landings with this aircraft.🙂
Don’t forget to use the rudder to take care of those pesky crosswinds. :)
Don’t taxi over 10-15 kts (Ground), or your plane might spin out or tilt to one side.
I find that 20-25 knots is fine on long, straight taxiways, but for turns, you do need to slow down to about 10-15 knots as @Cbro4 said. The F-22 has a tendency to speed up by itself even at idle power, so you’ll need to use the brakes regularly to keep your speed under control. I once ended up taxiing at almost 40 knots because of this.
I have already done some flights with this aircraft, I realized that in order to have the control of landings it needs a little speed, and for takeoff I use the power lever more or less in the middle, so I can fly
At anything past 1% throttle the F-22 will continue to increase in taxi rate to past 30 kts if you don’t continually monitor it…also l see a definitive difference in the flight physics in that you now can easily land it with full flaps and an AOA of about 05-10% positive vertical elevation rate to comfortably land at between 125-135 kts …whereas is the preglobal version you had to much more careful with nose touchdown at a final touchdown rate of 110-120 kts which was close to a complete stall…at least that is my experience so enjoy the aerodynamic tweaks that have made it a more forgiving airfoil to appreciate !!!
Yeah, I’m aware of the taxi speed issue. I find the F-22 much easier to land now. Just approach the runway with about 7-10° nose up attitude, and let ground effect do the rest. After touchdown I like to hold the nose up for as long as possible for aerodynamic braking.
Since you are part of the IFAEGAF group…do you all practice Immelmanns and other dogfighting maneuvers with the F-22 and F-14 in training exercises on a regular basis !!!
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