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I have some difficulties landing properly mainly because of speed issues. My last flight was into EHAM (ILS18R), fully rigged for the ILS approach (Cat-I, no autoland). Flaps 30, Vref set via CDU (148 kts). MCP speed set to 153 (148+5, wind was marginal), spoilers armed, autobrake level 1. About 1000ft I disengage AP and continue manually. A/T switched off subsequently, using throttle to maintain Vapp of 153 but when I flare and retard (flare starts at 50; retard around 30-20 ft), my speed is so high that I shoot up again. It feels as if the true Vref is a good 25 knots lower. Because of this speed decrease, I almost fall down onto the tarmac giving me a hard landing :( Anyone experiencing this or can someone give me some pointers? I only experience this with the NXG. I have flown the iFly and I don't seem to have that problem there. Another question: My reverse thrust kicks in really late, as in ... really really late, I think around 90-80 kts whenI hear the reverse engines roar. At that time I already covered a significant part of my role out. Any news on this too? Cheers, I appreciate any help that can be given :)

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Hey Nameless, What was your Estimated Landing Weight? For Reverse - you have to check your hardware isnt overriding the keyboard commands. Cheers, Chris.

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Hello Chris, Landing weight was around 59.1k About the reversers: I should check the settings then. Though I didn't have the same problem with the iFly. EDIT: 738WL - LF about 73% Cheers, Daniel

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Slowly retard throttles between 100ft and 50ft, and gently flare at about 10ft. Gives me smooth landings all the time.

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Slowly retard throttles between 100ft and 50ft, and gently flare at about 10ft. Gives me smooth landings all the time.
Thanks, I am going to try that :)Cheers, Dan

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