taxiing and steering
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taxiing and steering tips
Spoilers - how to make
spoilers to operate correctly, the main wheels must be on
the ground and the throttles retarded to IDLE. The
auto-retard in FS2002 is flaky. To make the spoilers work
you must have disabled the autothrottles on approach and
retard them manually at the flare, then the spoilers
work. Every single time.
Stopping your aircraft
veering to the left
Disable your joystick. Use the arrow keys and hit the 5 key to center the stick. Save
the flight as your default. Exit FS. Restart FS and
confirm that using the keyboard that the problem is gone,
then re-enable your joystick.
Somehow the settings will get stuck for the joystick and
it will not re-center. By using the keys you can make the
problem go away and when you restart it will be gone.
Reactivating the joystick will then put you back in
business with the joystick centered.
Plane taxiing - how to avoid using maximum power
reference_datum_position=0, 0, 0 // (feet) distance from
FlightSim Reference position: (1/4 chord, centerline,
empty_weight_CG_position=0, 0, 0 // (feet) longitudinal,
lateral, vertical distance from specified datum
empty_weight=8000.250000 // (pounds) Reduce
max_gross_weight=9000.250000 // (pounds) Reduce
If the aircraft lifts out of the water too late, adjust
wing_incidence=1.500000 Increase if less than
oswald_efficiency_factor=1.0 Increase if less than
values (between 0.0 and 1.0 but you can try more than 1.0
stick to one view from the start you can steer the
aircraft backwards using pushback.
1) Number pad keys 1 and
2 do not work - use the main numbers row.
2) The aircraft will
only respond to a left or right turn after it has
traveled it's own length in the direction it's currently
going from the time you press 1 or 2. So anticipate the
turn by the length of the aircraft.
High speed taxi fix
following editable lines are more commonly found in the
speed taxi fix
To resolve some of
the high-speed taxi issues with turbo-props try changing
the beta _min= line in aircraft cfg.file to a lower
thrust_scalar=1.0 //Propeller thrust scalar
propeller_type=0 //0=Constant Speed, 1=Fixed Pitch
propeller_diameter=8.9 //Propeller Diameter, (feet)
propeller_blades=4 //Number of propeller blades
propeller_moi=22 //Propeller moment of inertia
beta_max=45 //Maximum blade pitch angle for constant
speed prop, (degrees)
beta_min=12.7 ***************** //Minimum blade
pitch angle for constant speed prop, (degrees)
min_gov_rpm=25520 //Miminum governed RPM
prop_tc=0.004 //Prop time-constant
gear_reduction_ratio=17.9 //Propeller gear reduction
fixed_pitch_beta=0 //Fixed pitch angle of fixed pitch
low_speed_theory_limit=80 //Speed at which low speed
theory becomes blended in (feet/second)
prop_sync_available=1 //Prop synchronization available?
prop_deice_available=1 //Prop de-icing available?
prop_feathering_available=1 //Prop feathering available?
prop_auto_feathering_available=1 //Prop auto-feathering
available? 0=FALSE, 1=TRUE
min_rpm_for_feather=700 //Minimum RPM for prop feathering
beta_feather=79.3 //Feathering pitch angle (degrees)
power_absorbed_cf=0.9 //Coefficient of friction for power
absorbed by propeller
accumulators available? 0=FALSE, 1=TRUE
prop_reverse_available=1 //Prop reverse available?
minimum_on_ground_beta=1.0 //Miminum pitch angle on
oversensible steering on ground
can be changed by editing the specific parameter for the
maximum steering angle of the steered (front) wheel. But
this also means that the ability of doing narrow turns on
the ground will get worse too.
change the steering angle open the aircrafts aircraft.cfg
file with notepad or similar editor. Look for the section
[contact_points] and here for the point.0, which is for
the steered wheel.
Change the 8th entry (separated by commas) which in the
following example is 30.0.
0.48, 0.00, -3.58, 1500, 0, 0.5, 30.0, 0.3, 2.5, 0.7,
0.0, 0.0, 0 //Change 30.0
the value makes the ground steering less sensible. Try
out different values, something about 15 to 20 will be
allright for most aircrafts.