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02-15-2011, 08:35 PM
Hello. I have not been simming for long so don't really know if aircraft do this but are aircraft are suposed to creep along with the parking brake set?
Seems all my payware aircraft do it (all 6 in total). I haven't checked default planes but would think they will do the same.
Is there something I can do to keep this from happening besides shutting down the engine(s)?
They seem to move at about a foot a minute or so whether I am using the parking brake or holding the wheel brakes.
02-15-2011, 09:30 PM
are you using a joystick with a throttle axis to control the engines or are you using the keyboard? don't assume, check some default a/c as well.
02-15-2011, 11:00 PM
Using a Saitek X52. I do notice that the throttle in the aircraft does not drop all the way back though I have done so with the Saitek throttle. When I first start the flgiht they are both balanced but after increasing the throttle with the Saitek the VC/2D cockpit throttles are not all the way back when returning the Saitek all the way back.
I have not been able to find a calibration for this except the Saitek properties calibration and FS9 calibration which both show that the throttle is all the way back.
Any ideas? I think that is what is happening.
When I pull the throttles back in the VC/2D cockpit with the mouse the engines throttle all the way down and the plane totally stops moving.
02-15-2011, 11:08 PM
Crips. I just found that the null zones on all the axis' had assigned slight null zone. Problem solved.
02-15-2011, 11:12 PM
It looks like the throttle may have a little bit of slop. A small amount is normal. In the FS axis sensitivity try a bit of null zone after recalibrating as follows in the next paragraph. Too much null zone results in oversensitivity.
Looking at the game controller calibration for the throttle axis, work it in both both directions to set the bottom, particularly when going down and try setting that as bottom. Between that and the FS null zone you should have enough variance. On some aircraft you don't want it to go too far in the other direction so you don't get unintended reverse thrust when you want the zero thrust position.
Just bring up a cockpit view and open the throttle view to check operation.
Also hitting the F1 key (default FS assignment) will idle the engines. Ideally you can move the throttle down to idle and then hit the F1 key and there should be no movement.
02-16-2011, 10:51 AM
I've noticed this issue as well but with the same aircraft: Kirk O's F-16's and the Moach 737-700. They always creep forward where other aircraft dont, when using the same joystick (Logitec extreme 3D Pro). I'll look into the null zone/re-calibration options and see what happens...
02-16-2011, 03:53 PM
First try the F1 key (if that is still assigned for idle thrust) and see if N1 drops a bit. It doesn't take much. Also note that on some models the parking brake is more effective then the toe brakes.
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