Bearing mind that what the model SHOWS and what it DOES can be two different animals. Tailhooks on older aircraft, such as the IRIS F-14B Bombcat, are the prime example of this. Having said that, check out the #300 settings. I makes a huge difference in what's shown and what the aircraft does both. At least in the Team FSKBIT FA-18's and Dino's F-14's. I will presume the effects hold for all aircraft, but haven't tested any but those yet.
And when adjusting settings like that, bear in mind the famous quote by a VMFAT-401 Snipers agressor pilot, who later got his brains gunned out by a C-141 in the pettern at MCAS Yuma (not for reals, training scenario type "kill)...."Never, ever
get slow with a 14!!"
Getting nailed in a fast, agail fighter like the Kfir by a huge hog like the 141 was awfull embarrassing. Orca never lived it down!
Of course, this was while flying Kfirs, a plane that had a full dirty landing speed of over 200 kts, but STILL....
I just had
to toss in that little tidbit, having mentioed the F-14s