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Landing the MD-11

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I need a little help landing my Overland MD-11. I keep landing with a pitch of nearly 10 degrees, which is close to scraping the tail. I tried forcing myself to keep the nose down but then my vertical speed got out of control. With full flaps at 157 KIAS I can't seem to get it right. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Turning the AP off before landing and putting the nose down works for me. Why cant you push the nose down?

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Have you checked your fuel? If you have to much fuel (to heavy), you will get to much pitchangle.Someone correct me if I am wrong, but on a MD-11 you should not have more than 25 - 30% fuel left when landing. ;-)

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The Overland Flight Dynamics are not perfect, so it may not be a "pilot error" :). Do you use full flaps?

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Hi all, I just woke up and noticed I had a few responses."Why can't you push the nose down?" I can, but then I end up pushing my V/S to nearly -500FPM. I think that it is the pilot's viewpoint in the virtual cockpit that is making it hard for me to determine my flare. The view seems a touch on the high side."Do you use full flaps?"Yes"Have you checked your fuel?"I have been landing with about 50% fuel onboard. When I get home I will try it at 20% or so and see what happens.Thanks for all the input everyone.

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There is a cheatingly devious way to get around the problem :DOpen the aircraft.cfg file, and find the flaps section:{Flaps.0} (SQUARE BRACKETS in aircraft.cfg!!)type=1span-outboard=0.602extending-time=30.000system_type=0damaging-speed=235.000blowout-speed=300.000lift_scalar=1.000drag_scalar=1.000pitch_scalar=1.000flaps-position.0=0.000flaps-position.1=2.000flaps-position.2=5.000flaps-position.3=15.000flaps-position.4=20.000flaps-position.5=25.000flaps-position.6=30.000flaps-position.7=40.000This is an entry from an old 727Hope this helps! :)

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I think I will give that a try just for fun, but I have figured out my problem. Apparently I have been deceived by the pilot's viewpoint in the virtual cockpit, which is where I fly from. I tried landing in the 2D cockpit view and hit the concrete at 4 degrees. I think I will need to alter the default view height in the VC so that it is a touch more authentic. I would probably have less problems if I would pay more attention to my gauges instead of checking out the view.

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