Having seen radar altimeter option on SR2, I got an idea that same code can maybe be used for reliable ground effect. It would add a certain amount of effectiveness to wings when close to the ground. Of course, it wouldn't be sudden. Lift would steadily increase as you approach the ground.

For those of you who haven't heard of ground effect, here's a Wikipedia article on the subject.

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    @tsampoy it does, in a form of a cheat with helicopter rotor.

    7 months ago
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    hewwo

    8 months ago
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    3,364 tsampoy

    Does SimplePlanes have this?

    11 months ago
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    It would be great for building ekranoplans)

    +6 2.1 years ago
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    8 yopo

    I would absolutely love this feature, thanks for suggesting it! :)

    2.1 years ago
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    11.4k KraZIvan

    I would love this for so many reasons, top of which would be more realistic aerodynamics

    +2 2.8 years ago
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    4,691 Edwards

    i started workin gon an Ekranoplan-like vehicle, only to realise there's no ground effect, now i'm stuck with a b747 sized, 12 engine, 1.200 ton vehicle stuck in the water

    +1 2.8 years ago
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    This would make taking off in a airplane better.

    +1 2.9 years ago
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    yeah

    2.9 years ago
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    no comment

    2.9 years ago

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