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Jets flying with gear down?

US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-02-22 04:59
I've noticed that some pilots are flying around with their gear down and are consistently able to outmaneuver me at all times. I know you turn faster / tighter at slower speeds but whenever i have my gear down the plane handles like a total pig? Am i missing something?

US Enlisted: 2011-11-01
2012-02-22 05:42
When turning immediately use the afterburners after you pull out and you can get a nice tight turn
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-02-22 07:04
Yeah, I know to do that, still not quite what i'm looking for. A phenomenon that i've noticed is that these guys typically have their landing gears down while maneuvering; and from my experience to have the gear down you generally have to be moving pretty slowly

AU Enlisted: 2011-12-10
2012-02-22 07:10
u look like a complete neckbeard tool when u put

-FAQ at the end of ur post, people can see ur username u know...
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-02-22 07:51
Thanks... and you aren't a tool for posting with the intent to troll? What the hell's a neckbeard anyway?

BE Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-02-22 09:18
It is possible to apply air brakes using S. When you slow down below certain speed, your gear will come down.
MX Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-02-22 09:42
autarkie said:
It is possible to apply air brakes using S. When you slow down below certain speed, your gear will come down.

This ^
NL Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-02-22 09:46
gear goes up automaticly as for the tight truns keep speed between 150 and 250 you'll make a nice tight one
AU Enlisted: 2011-12-14
2012-02-22 10:22
You don't turn tighter at lower speeds....only at 290-320
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-02-22 20:55 , edited 2012-02-22 23:10 by FAQdaWorld
So basically these guys are just better at controlling their speeds in the turns? I guess this makes sense because a lot of the time in my turns i use third person to get an idea of what is going around me and cannot see my airspeed. Thanks guys

Found some video of the type of flying in question. []
Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2012-02-22 21:53
Maybe they are using heavy brake? In BF3 jets you can either use soft brake (default W) or heavy brake (not even listed in BF3 settings, but you can download the Realmware Settings Editor). I haven't tried combining it with afterburner, but maybe that helps. It's worth trying (you can also change the hover key for F-35).
Enlisted: 2012-02-01
2012-02-22 21:57
It's called low ridin'
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-02-22 23:08
Gear goes down based on your height and speed.

You have to be pretty low to the ground for it to go down, otherwise it wont no matter what speed you're at.
Once you're low just hold the brake button till the plane pitches up for some reason. then the gear will be down
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-02-22 23:13
Posted some vid of it :P
US Enlisted: 2012-01-27
2012-02-23 01:24
ive found it really easy to turn tight with gear up and fluxing back and forth between throttling down and up while hammering on the rudder in which way you turn...
Hey that tank shooting at us??
RU Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-02-23 01:51
Its a bug. Thats all
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-02-23 06:30
this is interesting...i've also noticed this and it has nothing to do with the height of the plane. i've heard about breaking hard/soft as well.
CD Enlisted: 2012-01-04
2012-02-23 11:48
It should only happen when you're flying low and your speed drops to absolute minimum...

And there's nothing beneficial about it at all... Once your gear pops out your handling becomes
akin to hitting the ceiling. Damn thing just freezes up. Sure, anyone chasing you will race past
you, but by the time you get the landing gear up and you're able to turn again, they're all over you.
With the landing gear out your turn radius is absolutely maxed, even more so than having the
afterburners on 24/7.
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-02-24 01:01
so when i'm seeing the guys as in the above video the gear being down is just some kind of glitch?
IL Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2012-02-24 01:05
familiar bug, appeared also in BF2.

Only u see them with their gear down, from their point of view the gear is up.
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