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Sooooo is there any way to safely land the Alpha?

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sonofkorol
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#1

Posted 2 weeks ago

It's even hard to land this thing on a runway, let alone on a street. Any trick to it? Or is it basically a one-way-trip?


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#2

Posted 2 weeks ago

As soon as your about to touch down, push your nose down, that will stop you bouncing back up.

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#3

Posted 2 weeks ago

Never mind landing, I'm having trouble just keeping the thing airborne, especially on race settings. Talk about twitchy!!

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Posted 2 weeks ago

As soon as your about to touch down, push your nose down, that will stop you bouncing back up.

 

You risk destroying the engine though, if it catches on the ground. Had that happen a couple of times. 

Honestly, just hold the left trigger (brake) all the way. I've found that the way you generally land a plane in real life - adjusting the throttle to keep airborne whilst reducing height, and then "hovering" right over the runway until you've lost almost all your airspeed and risk stalling, just before setting the aircraft down - which generally provides a smooth and quiet landing - is a technique that can be used in this (as well as the NX-25 Howard) for sure. 

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#5

Posted 2 weeks ago

Didnt even buy it because I saw that one major flaw

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#6

Posted 2 weeks ago

It is only slightly easier to fly than the Dodo in GTA III.
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#7

Posted 2 weeks ago

Well this is disappointing. I really liked the look of the alpha but if I can't land the damn thing (seems like a common issue with the new planes) then I don't want it.

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#8

Posted 2 weeks ago

- Shut down engine before touch down
- Let it touch the ground by itself: NO going down manually
- Once you're rolling, wait for it to stabilize (plane leveled, all wheels on ground and rolling)
- Start braking
- Leave the plane, think how good that landing was, come back on the forum, and start bragging
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#9

Posted 2 weeks ago

Video or it never happened.


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#10

Posted 2 weeks ago

It probably IS the hardest aircraft to land right now, to be fair. 

 

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#11

Posted A week ago

It probably IS the hardest aircraft to land right now, to be fair. 

 

 

I was kind of expecting a scene of fireballs and burning wreckage, kind of what I've been experiencing with the Havok recently.

 

But this is actually much more useful.

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#12

Posted A week ago

One of the few aircrafts that requires a piece of ground to land.

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#13

Posted A week ago

teleport to your apartment
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#14

Posted A week ago

I don't find it difficult to land, other than needing a longer distance than most aircraft to run out after touching down. It's much like the Ultralight in that the trick to landing is cutting the engine completely, because it glides very nicely (unlike most aircraft that plummet like rocks once the engine cuts out). Like the Ultralight, just make sure to touch down gently to avoid bouncing back into the air.

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#15

Posted A week ago

Just made sale in that plane.

Looks good parked on ground. That's it.

:) I Chang

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#16

Posted A week ago

Nah you guys are overreacting. Just land it like a real plane (and buy armor upgrades)

I only crashed it 2 times so far

 

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#17

Posted A week ago

I love this plane stall the engine glide it in, that's what I do.

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#18

Posted A week ago

Yeah if you do plan on landing this in really short areas, you may have to just stall it and let her drop and be prepared to take the damage. 

 

Some pretty bad attempts right here, but still doable:

 


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#19

Posted A week ago

theres really nothing to it

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#20

Posted A week ago

Just how.


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#21

Posted A week ago

Guys, could you imagine if they made a new contact mission called "An Alpha of a Job"?

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#22

Posted A week ago

@Eye: You should really make that first Gif into a "Deal with it" meme ..LOL

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#23

Posted A week ago

Try landing the starling anywhere other than LSIA.

 

I have actually messaged rockstar asking for  plane parachutes so that planes can land and take off again.





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