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Water Landings??

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Well,It's probably something stupid that I do, but I can't seem to get any Seaplane/Amphibian aircraft to land on Water....If I Touchdown, spark fly all around me, and the craft behaves the same way a crashed plane does...This goes for the Goose as well as the DO-24K.Is it just that I slam into the water too fast, or something wrong with any of my settings?

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You need to flatten out and slow way down to almost stall speed before touch down. Both those planes land just fine when done correctly.

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I'd guess you're slamming it. You have to "kiss" the water at a low angle..or in real life, it'll "clean yer clock". (in a restricted place, come in throttle down, full flaps..then when at a low angle and just above it, up with flaps so it just "kisses" it.)

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Okay, Thanks guys...I was just wondering, cause I Crashed FS2K2 a couple of weeks ago, and there's some settings gone since that time...I'll keep on trying then!

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Sparks flying sounds rather odd to me. This may be a reach, but perhaps you can try moving your FS2002.cfg file (in your MSFS2002 root folder) to a temporary location (outside the root folder). Restart MSFS and see if things return to normal (no more sparks flying).

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Well, now I've been practicing a bit, and I've come to another conclusion, whcih partially coincides with David's reaction: Is it a beach?Cause whenever i try to land at default scenery Meigs, nothing is the matter....But if I try to make a landing on the water near EHVB with the NL2000 scenery, it LOOKS like water, but apparently isn't.So it looks like a study of scenery-altering is needed...:-hmmm

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That's possible. There's an "add-on" aircraft carrier group which sits right next to Meigs. But the water around it is "blue concrete"..you can land perfectly & taxi, on wheels.

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