BAe-100: Flare Sensitivity & Porpoising
These aircraft are superb, thank you for such polished products.
I am having a hard time correctly flaring the BAe146-100 for a smooth touchdown.
I begin to open the speedbrake at 30’ or so, and at Vref I pull back very slightly to flare, but I inevitably end up porpoising (for a crunch-down a bit further down the runway).
I don’t have this issue with the -200 or -300, but since it is a little lighter than the other models, perhaps It’s my technique, or perhaps it’s too much elevator authority.
@fab10 Hey Fabio - just posted similar issues with the 300 in another thread and my hope is that it is my pitch axis curves. For me the nose tends to rise once mains are down and I struggle to make it drop.
Agreed, pitch sensitivity may be the cause.
I had a similar issue in the -200 after a visual approach.
Despite the barn doors open at the back, she ballooned like a champ.
My error as the approach wasn’t stable, but I wouldn’t have expected to gain quite so much altitude.
@fab10 just giving me more pitch down authority didn't completely resolve the issue - nose still rises. Next landing I will manually apply some nose down pitch after a/p disengage and hold it up in the final descent on the stick. Hopefully that means a tendency to drop the nose after I have the mains down.
Well - that made a real difference. Once the AP was off I trimmed nose down to about mid-green. The approach was still controlled and as soon as I let go of the stick on the ground the nose dropped nicely. May not be correct procedure, but worked for me.
Yes i agree, i do have the same issue... after touch down the front wheel is rising up.
i think it is not "real" and it bothers me... a landing with "nose down trim" not the perfect solution
Maybe developer is changing the aircraft behavior with a future update... ?