I want to do some tricks with airplanes in Infinite Flight and I was wondering how can you keep the nose of the plane up while keeping the main gear still on the ground. All help is appreciated!
Pull up and use a good bit of flaps, no brakes
Well I know that part 😂😂 but what I meant was if there was any trim setting I should use, etc.
Well, the hard part is, airplanes aren’t motorcycles and they aren’t quite meant to do wheelies. But, if you wanted to do this, you could, like Alex said, possibly get some flaps in, and pull up around 100-115 knots (on a heavier weight setting) and just hold it there without lifting off. :)
Would any trim be necessary?
I would recommend it, but it shouldn’t matter all that much.
If you recommend it, what trim setting should I use?
Try not arming your spoilers! I think this will help you. If you land too fast, its more likely to bounce without spoilers armed, but if you have a good speed your nose will stay up but your back wheels will still be on the ground.
About 0%-40% is standard, but that depends on different plane types, weights, the amount you’re pulling up, etc, so I’d say 10%-20% would be a safe bet. There is also a little pink mark on the trim box where you can guess and check until it goes away.
BTW, I’m doing this on KEDW Airport on runway 17 (that runway is like 39,000 feet long, which is about 7.5 miles) so I think I’m good on distance :)
But also use a plane with better physics and one that’s not too large. The A320 or B737 would do nicely to test it out.
I’d say your best bet would be the A350 or 777. It’s big, can be heavily loaded, and was recently added with brand new physics. :)
Or what @ShaneAviation said. It’s just important to use a plane with good physics!
The A340 isn’t the best developed plane in IF. It’s physics and weight etc… Like @yoshi_flyer and @ShaneAviation said try using the 737 or A320 family aircraft. Those two aircraft are really good for training!
I know I just randomly chose it.
Don’t 737 and A320 smash nose gear when spoilters are armed? lol
That’s probably your problem I don’t have problem with landing those two planes their fantastic for training. You just need to bring it down nice and smoothly.
@xsrvmy This is why he’s going to try not arming the spoilers
My favourite aircraft is the A320 and I think I can land it very good. If you’re on 1NM final with spoilers armed, trim 10%, flaps full and no other brakes active you’re good prepare.
After the 20 feet callout I would reduce the throttle to almost zero and pull the nose just a little bit up while correcting the winds with the rudder if needed.
Now here comes the magic: After you touched down with your main gear and you nose gear is still in the air just pull up. Do that like on take off, just don’t it too hard. The nose will start going down very slow. Now start holding the „pulled up“ position until the nose goes down. The nose will automatically touch the ground after a few seconds very smooth.
Hope this helps!