IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover

IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover

Lord Haart Oct 30, 2013 @ 6:47am
Problem with applying brakes after touchdown
Hi all

I have a problem where I land the plane, apply the brakes, and the nose tips over and I smash into the ground. I understand this is happening because the 'b' key is full-brakes on.

Now the trouble is I haven't got a seperate slider/axis that I can assign the brakes to, to allow me to apply them slowly and proportionately. So of course, 'b' being a key, is not proportional and can therefore either be on or off.

How do I get around this problem pls?

Thx in advance to all who help me
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get pedals....or if you can fishtail with your rudder to lose speed faster on the ground.
What I do is tap b repeatedly to avoid tipping over my nose
Last edited by Civil Aviation Safety Authority; Jan 6, 2014 @ 12:17am
Originally posted by random_pilot:
what i do is tap b repetedly to avoid tipping over my nose
It's what I do. Isn't there also an individual brake setting? Binding a hot key to say 50% or 80% braking power? I'd look into that as well.
1lokoS Nov 7, 2013 @ 2:31pm 
The game (CloD) model two types of brakes system, the "differential" system and the "toe brakes" system.

1 - British and Italian planes use "differential" (1).

Press a lever in control column to brakes both wheels and move rudder bar if want brake only left or right wheel (In real G.50 the pilot press a button on top of control column!).

However the game model this system wrong, as ON/OF instead proportional.
So dont press and hold the key (B), type on this.
Even if mapped on axis (Full wheel brakes) the effect is ON/OF and not proportional.

With joystick software or external keymapper you can set to "B" press send paused B, B, B... - acting like a "ABS", so no tip over even if press and hold "B". :)

2 - German planes use "toe brakes".

If you have rudder pedal with separated brakes, map then for "Left wheel brakes" and "Right wheel brakes". In this case the brake are proportional.

This DONT work for British and Italian planes.

(1) Russian planes use this "differential" system too, then train for il-2 BoS (case they model this system correctly and not generic as I suspect...).


II./JG77_Con Nov 13, 2013 @ 5:19pm 
i have rudder pedals and it happens to me , i land and turn off engine as soon as touch down , i slowly stop .
coxy Dec 25, 2013 @ 6:13am 
just tap the b key always works for me nice and smooth
Septic Limb Dec 28, 2013 @ 9:53am 
Originally posted by mark:
just tap the b key always works for me nice and smooth
Thats called "Poor man's ABS" in racing sims. Works like a charm though.
coxy Dec 28, 2013 @ 11:58am 
With tail dragger aircraft, you have to make sure that you have the stick pulled all the way back before you apply the brakes. Just tap the brake button at first. It's never a good idea to hold the brakes on unless you are almost stopped anyway. You have that big, heavy engine sitting out front, so unless you have the tail wheel firmly planted on the ground and the speed well down, it will stand on itys nose if you're not careful.
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Date Posted: Oct 30, 2013 @ 6:47am
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