View Full Version : Slow Takeoff with 727-200EA
06-09-2008, 05:04 PM
I downloaded theVistaliner SilverJet 727-200EA, programmer Fraser Turner and have a hard time getting up enough speed (140 to 150 knots) to get off of a 12,000 ft runway. It's an upgrade of the 2002 FFX 727. Is there something wrong with the model or is this the way the AC is supposed to perform?
Is there some programming change needed to increase accelleration on takeoff or would this be unrealistic?
06-09-2008, 05:25 PM
I am not familiar with that particular package but search for Eric Cantu and get his 727 Vistaliners if you want some of the finest freeware 727 aircraft.
They are an absolute joy to see and fly.
06-09-2008, 05:42 PM
What was the takeoff weight?
What was the OAT - Outside Air Temperature?
What was the elevation of the airport?
What was the wind speed and direction?
What were your takeoff pitch and flap settings?
Weight modeling more than engine power modeling is usually the problem in situations like you describe.
06-10-2008, 03:29 AM
The question is whether it is a -200 with JT8D-7B engines or a -200Adv with JT8D-15A engines - the difference is several thousand pounds of thrust and both versions were modelled in Eastern colours. Trim is also important, I've never had any problems getting it off the ground - ever.
06-12-2008, 07:58 AM
I've flown Erick's 727 often: one of my favs. Make sure the weight of the plane is at or below max weight. Next, normal takeoff in a 727 (real and simulated) is with 15* flaps...not always but almost always. Verify your trim is not too far nose down. If it is, you loose what they call elevator authority: you can't raise the nose. Then, make sure the spoilers are not activated. I have been able to coax the 727 into the air but it has the climb rate nealy that of a iron girder. Hope this helps.
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