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04-20-2006, 08:09 PM
I have strange problem with default Boeing 737 - 777 and probably 747 (didn't tried yet). I can't take 'em off.
The planes are taxiing and rolling OK, but they don't respond neither at yoke movements, nor trim.
I'm using yoke and pedals and with all other planes (icluding other MS default ones) it woks well.
Maybe I can change something in the .cfg files?
04-20-2006, 08:31 PM
First off, has your Boeings ever taken off properly?
Second, assuming your yoke and pedals work for other planes, it has to be something with the operation of the Boeings, (like youe takeoff settings) or somehow, one of your files got corrupted, but that's highly unlikely.
Since you say that the other planes respond, I assume that your yoke assignments are fine, are they?
Take a look at the outside of your 737 on the ground. Do the control surfaces move?
Next, try the 747 then the 737. As they have different folders, all 3 can't be messed up. If they still don't work, then I'd suspect that you are not operating, or setting them up for takeoff properly. Have you read the documents on how to fly these planes?
Perhaps your spoilers are extended, fuel level too high, trim, (this is the one I suspect) is it set right? How about some flaps in takeoff position?
Are you taking off downwind?
What speed are you trying to rotate at?
Please give a little more info so we can see what may be happening.
Gary Rabbitt :)
PS as a litle test, get in the 737,hit the Y key, then the F4 key to slew to about 6000 ft. Unslew. Point the nose down, and full power to gain flying speed. Does the plane react now?
If it soes then I'd still suspect that it is in the setup for takeoff.
04-20-2006, 09:52 PM
Gary, thanks for the suggestions. It's extremely weird situation. I have another Boeings installed as well as Airbuses and they are working fine. Also funny thing is - they respond at all other things - lights, taxiing, throttle, views change - both with yoke and keyboard. Yes, I looked at the surfaces, they won't move.
Of course I load 'em up properly and have all TO flaps positions, yoke assignments, etc. I filed more than 400 hours on different heavy machines within last 7 months only (since I installed FS Passengers). I'm saying, all the other planes work fine, it's just default Boeings being screwed up (that's the reason, I didn't try 747).
And you know, I'm not suffering of it too much, it's just my curiosity doesn't let me sleep soundly at night :)
And I'll try slew test - will let ya'll know.
04-20-2006, 11:46 PM
This might seem strange, but have you re-started your PC lately? Not FS, Win XP. I had a simular prob and a re-start fixed it.
04-21-2006, 05:20 PM
In a worst case scenario you can pull the default files from the discs. Get the fs9cddir.zip from the library to tell you where each of the files are on the discs.
Please go ahead and try using each Boeing, as each use different files. This way we can isolate and verify if the problem is with one plane or all Boeings.
The control surfaces worry me though because they do not move. If you isolate the plane, try reloading the default model, aircraft.cfg and .air files for it. If this is possible, the interface between the particular plane and the system is not being made.
If the surfaces don't move, I think it would not fly in the 'slew' test I mentioned in the earlier post.
Keep us informed about what happens in your tests.
Chuck, I never thought about rebotting the whole system. It's worth a try.
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