Do we have any footage of the Millenium Falcon landing, even better with what happens inside controls-wise? Im trying to make a fan fiction more accurate.


We see the Falcon landing at Bespin in Empire Strikes Back.

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Unfortunately there's no internal cockpit footage.

  • Thanks, any idea of what controls they would be using, other than those little thrusters which fire at the last second to decrease velocity? – Thomas Shera Jan 9 '16 at 17:56
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    @ThomasShera - There's no major descriptions in the novels. If I had to guess (based on my knowledge of Star Wars), I'd imagine that when making their final approach, they're powering down the main engines, turning off the navicomp, operating the control yoke to keep the ship level, switching to repulsorlift engines to slow them down and then turning on automated control thrusters to allow the ship's dedicated astro-droid brain to guide the final landing sequence. – Valorum Jan 9 '16 at 18:01
  • thx, sounds like a pretty good guess to me. Marked as answer. – Thomas Shera Jan 9 '16 at 19:22
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    @ThomasShera Try reseaching what happens with Harrier jet landings [1] [2]. They are VTOL-capable. – Iwillnotexist Idonotexist Jan 10 '16 at 0:50
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    @IwillnotexistIdonotexist - I watched that whole video and I was unable to see any evidence of him turning his repulsorlift engines on. – Valorum Jan 10 '16 at 0:51

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