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Autoland and rollout in x-wind

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When performing an autoland in a significant x-wind (in FS2004), the Queen will maintain a crab all the way to the flare.  During the last moments of flight, the a/c will de-crab somewhat and the Rollout function will then complete the de-crab on the ground, maintaining a centerline or nearly centerline heading.  Does this behavior emulate real life or does the real a/c de-crab higher up and come in wing-low?  I believe the original PMDG manual (2005) mentioned a de-crab at 500' AGL, but I don't think I've ever seen this in the sim.  I would think a wing low arrival could be pretty risky in a ship as large as the Queen.

 

Thanks for any comments--and happy new year!

 

JS

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