View Full Version : Cessna 152 addon
09-03-2008, 09:12 AM
I recently downloaded from a CD the Cessna 152 . ( the RW planes I fly ) When I first attempted to fly it I had no alieron or elevator movement . After playing around with it for awhile it suddenly started functioning properly so I just chocked it up as a fluke. (Keep in mind when you select the flight it automatically comes on screen with the engine running )The very next time I tried flying it the same thing happened . This time I discovered somthing interesting . If I pulled the mixture and shut off the master and the key then restarted the engine all the controls worked great and thats the way it has worked ever since. In other words , in order to fly it you have to shutdown and restart it! Not a serious issue but rather odd . I actually reloaded it thinking it might clear it but to no availl. Any thoughts on why this happens?
09-03-2008, 02:20 PM
You don't say which C152 this is.
There are some add-ons which, due to complexity or whatever, function best if you initially load in a default aircraft. Then switch to the aircraft you want. I may not state this correctly, but FS establishes some settings with your initial load, and for some add-ons, it's best done with a default aircraft.
I need to do this with PMDG 747X, however I do not with Eaglesoft Piper Twin Comanche.
You could try this and see if it makes a difference.
09-03-2008, 02:57 PM
I'll just add a few words to your excellent post above ...
What's going on is that panel developers sometimes fail to initialize all the FS panel variables that they should, leaving them in an unpredictably dirty state after the panel loads.
The 172 panel has been very very throughly tested. As a result it brings every FS panel variable to a clean known state, zero for most of them. So when the offending aircraft is loaded after the 172, it's uninizialized FS panel variables will actually have been intialized by the 172.
I hope this helps,
Because everybody should do what you recommend,
At least until a given panel has proved itself clean.
09-03-2008, 05:45 PM
Thanks for elaborating. I'm not a designer and don't know that kind of detail, yet I know what seems to work in FSX. Since no one had posted, I thought I'd point to startup.
And yes, I should have mentioned using the 172 (that's what I use) as add-on devs recommend that as the one to use.
Let us know if this works!
09-03-2008, 08:13 PM
The 152 I am talking about is the CD version C152 Trainer by Flight 1.com . The reason I ordered it is because there was no other cessna 150 or 152 in the MSFS aircraft files and its the only " addon" I have . I hate to show my ignorance but I cant picture what your talking about by trying the " Default" aircraft first?? As I said when I create a flight and then " go Fly" ,as with all the other planes it comes on screen with the engine running. at this point you wouldnt have a clue anything was wrong until you do a flight control check on runup ( Ok I confess I took it right to the runway without a preflight runup and tried to take off...I wouldnt do that in real life lol ) So I guess I need a further explanation on how I access this default C152 ??? I may be overlooking the obvious.
09-03-2008, 08:22 PM
Alexm and I were talking about the default 172, not a default 152. What we're suggesting is, Load the 172 and then load your 152.
09-03-2008, 09:41 PM
Trying to help here. Sorry that by using the term "default" I wasn't clear. When we refer to a "default" aircraft, we mean one that came with FSX, as opposed to an add-on.
I have experienced your issue. Here is how I solved it. I created a cold and dark startup scenario (a "template" if you will) that I use when I first fire up FSX. I then transition to the aircraft that I really want to have be cold and dark.
To create this scenario, I selected the FSX "default" C 172. I then placed it at KSEA, although you could choose any FSX "default" airport. I then cut fuel to the engines, and turned off everything, e.g. electrical, etc. I then saved the flight (CTRL + semi-colon). After naming it, I checked the box to make it my default flight, although this is an optional step. You can always select it through the LOAD button if you don't want to make it your default flight.
I hope I'm making more sense now ;) , but by all means, post back if you have questions!
09-03-2008, 10:12 PM
I figured out what you were saying and it works . I now have a cessna 152 sitting on the ramp that I dont have to shutdown and restart.
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