FS9 Linbergh flight

FS9 Linbergh flight

Post by Frank Haze » Fri, 30 May 2008 04:06:18


In FS9, Charles Linbergh's New York to Paris flight, I cannot take off.
After starting down the runway the airplane veers off to the left. Any ideas
on how to correct this?
 
 
 

FS9 Linbergh flight

Post by Grand_Poob » Fri, 30 May 2008 04:54:50

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More right rudder? :<)

GP

 
 
 

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Post by nav1 » Sat, 31 May 2008 10:11:45

What a great idea! If only I could. If I set the joystick x-axis to
control ailerons with autorudder selected I can't get enough rudder. If I
set the x-axis to control rudder I can run straight down the runway but then
I have no aileron control. I was wondering if ayone else has experienced
this on this flight or if it something particular to my installation.
 
 
 

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Post by Grand_Poob » Sat, 31 May 2008 13:15:20

Sorry, that answer was a bit flip, but you did give us some more
information. My joystick (I don't know what one you have) uses the
right/left motion for ailerons and the "twist" motion for rudder. Is
yours one of the old ones that doesn't provide the "Z" axis? Fore/aft
is "X", left/right is "Y" and twist is "Z". If you can set those three
up, you should be able to fly right straight down the runway by twisting
the joystick clockwise a little when you start to drift left.

An alternative \would be to just touch the Right differential brake
until you get enough flying speed for the rudder to take hold.

GP

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Post by Grand_Poob » Sat, 31 May 2008 13:17:48

Another thought. If I remember the flight (the movie, the movie - I'm
not THAT old), Lindbergh had a crosswind on takeoff - check your winds
and see if that is so (since this is a set flight).

GP

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Post by nav1 » Sun, 01 Jun 2008 02:32:08

Thanks for the response. My joystick doesn't have a third axis capability. I
don't think that airplane had differential brakes (not sure though), but in
any event holding F12 down does nothing. The left turn is more like a swerve
than a drift after a few feet of travel. I must have a file that's messed up
somewhere. I'd try to fix it if I knew where to look. Still curious whether
this is a generic problem or just mine. Thanks again for your thoughts.
 
 
 

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Post by Grand_Poob » Sun, 01 Jun 2008 04:10:51

Well, the Ryan was a taildragger, so maybe you have to make sure the
tail wheel is locked (or unlocked) as the case may be. It would seem to
me that if you lock the tail wheel, then the tricycle gear would keep
you straight until airstream past the rudder would then begin to work.
Give that a try.

GP

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Post by Grand_Poob » Sun, 01 Jun 2008 04:18:04

Never mind. I see now that the Ryan had a skid instead of a tail wheel.
Can't lock it. I wonder if it was the torque of the big radial engine
that might be making you turn. Try easing the throttle towards full
instead of pushing is smartly up. Give yourself throttle, and, once you
get moving, then keep applying more throttle.

I am on vacation right now and don't have my *** computer with me so
I can't try and duplicate your difficulty. I will when I get home
though as I am curious if mine will do the same thing.

GP

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Post by Ian » Tue, 03 Jun 2008 04:57:45


If you use the stick for aileron control, you can still use the num keypad
Enter and 0/Ins keys for full rudder control.
 
 
 

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Post by R3JhbmRfUG » Wed, 11 Jun 2008 02:19:02


I am back now from vacation. I checked and, yes, the Ryan will drift left
on takeoff. Just touching the right rudder (either joystick twist or
keypress) will straighten it out until the wind over the rudder keeps it
running true. The plane is VERY heavy and your climbout will be less than
200 Feet/Minute.

GP