View Full Version : Aircraft rolling backwards
12-13-2004, 05:14 PM
I don't know how this happens, but the 727 just starts rolling backwards all by itslef on the ground. The parking brake is on and when I open the throttles, it does nothing. It just keeps rolling backwards.
12-13-2004, 05:52 PM
Did you press the Ground Crew button of the overhead by chance? That actually initiates pushback. Other than that, I have no clue. I've never seen an FS aircraft roll backwards for no apparent reason:o
12-14-2004, 12:26 AM
As the acronym implies, this is probably a silly, wild-a(cough) guess, but I'll take this swag at it:
Are you using a stick with a throttle (or even an independent throttle quadrant) on it? It *almost* sounds like the throttle axis isn't configured right or calibrated correctly and she's trying to do a power-back (i.e. back up using reverse thrust).
Seems strange that it'd be doing it with the parking brake on. I'm also assuming that when you say "open the throttles" you mean "all the way open" -- in which case a mis-calibrated throttle seems almost implausible.
Unless you've got the most un-level ramp in the simulated world, sounds to me like a reinstall might be in order.
Also, I'm assuming that you're starting from the "FS Default Flight" with the C172 at SeaTac, then switching to the GA727 as the manual advises?
12-14-2004, 04:57 AM
It's definately because the ground call button has been used. I had this a few months and had completely forgotten that there's even a pushback feature included!!!
12-14-2004, 07:05 AM
I think you're right. I didn't realize that the ground crew button would activate a pushback. When it happened, I just hit Shift-P and it stopped. However, that is one strong tug. It pushes the plane back when the parking brake is on!
Love the package!!!
12-14-2004, 11:16 AM
These DreamFleet folks are good: no parking brake is too strong for their tug!
P.S. -- You can get away with that on the GA727. You learn quickly not to make that mistake with something smaller, like the Archer (unless you like to see a PA28 doing a backflip on the ramp)!
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