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I've recently purchased the FSD Commander thanks to some recommendations in this forum, and I've been really happy with it. It looks great, flies great ....Got a couple of questions:* I notice that the checklist shows airspeed at landing at 80-90 KIAS. I find that to be really fast, and I have a hard time putting it down at that speed without bouncing or ballooning out of the flare. Any advice on what I might be doing wrong, or should I just (as I have been doing) put her down at around 70 KIAS?* Has anyone done any new textures for the pilot? I have not been able to locate any.* What zoom level offers a good, realistic view from the cockpit? I have settled for about 65, but I would be curious what others are doing. Also, the view seems to be a bit higher in the seat than the default FS2k2 planes, so I haven't felt it necessary to shift the view up like I do when flying the Cessna.

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1) The Commander 115TC is a very fast plane, requiring very high landing speeds (at least for a single engine aircraft). If you haven't already, put the gear down and flaps into LND and it should slow you down to about 80 KNTS. The Commander takes quite a while to get used to, I must say. It took me about four flights to get used to the higher landing speeds, but if you play with it a bunch, you get it right at that sweet spot. Generally I use about 75% on RPM and mixture, with about 80% on throttle levers for landing, and it gets me right into that suggested curve.2) Not that I know of3) I use .60 zoom on all aircraft I fly, it offers a good view of everything, and a fairly realistic view as well.Hope I've helped. And, again, just keep playing with mixture, RPM and throttle until you get it right.Scott

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>* I notice that the checklist shows airspeed at landing at >80-90 KIAS. That is the normal approach speed and it's specified in file FSD_C115_check.txt as the "Approach speed". You will notice the short field approach speed is a much lower again at 75 Kts, which provides for a narrower margin above the stall. >Any advice on what I might be >doing wrong, or should I just >(as I have been doing) put her >down at around 70 KIAS? Just confusing approach and touch-down speeds, that's all. 65-70 Kts is about right.

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