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This is where I'm at with the Harrier AV-8B+ II.
If you think that's good check out the guys who do this for a living below!
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I can S/VTOL off the carrier and normal runway just my VTOL landing is a bit dodgey at the moment but with practice who knows, jees I've only been flying the Harrier for a couple weeks or so. Its an beautiful aircraft to fly but damn noisy.
If you have a full bomb load you'll never get the thing off the deck using VTOL that's why I'm using the catapult which is quite easy to use. Landing with the catching wire whatever they're called is not too bad too, just need to come in at a steady pace and hit that area where the wire traps are, you can get away with quite a bit of air speed, I normally give it 20-30 deg of nozzle which helps with the AOA. I also mapped the VTOL nozzles to my Trim switch which makes it easy to adjust the Harrier for accelerating/decelerating transitions.
I've been holding off a bit until I could get myself to this level but for sure Static, we can hook up on the server sometime.
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