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Always Crash On FS98  
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Posted (16 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

I have FS98 and I guess I need to go to flight school 'cause everytime I takeoff in the 737 I crash.....

When I pull the yoke back for a 15 degree climb it doesn't stop...I can't hold it at 15 degrees...it always goes steeper...steeper....until it just goes over!! Even if move the yoke just a little bit........  

Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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User currently offlineBigGiraffe From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (16 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4060 times:


I don't fly FS98 real often, but it sounds like your joystick isn't calibrated right. And I think I may have had that same problem when I first got it. If you go into Options and then Custom Controls, there is a box at the top for enabling the joystick and also calibrating. It that doesn't work, you may have to calibrate it from the Windows Control Panel, and may have to use a "custom calibration" (I assume you use Windows).

You can also fly using the keyboard. That takes a little getting used to, but normally I only use the joystick for a fighter aircraft. (What do I usually fly? ATP, using keyboard).

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (16 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4053 times:

Yeah, I was using the keyboard & mouse...

Does a joystick give you better control ?

Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineBraniff42 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

Joystick much better..
I have experienced the same thing on FS98.I would take off..and crash....take off and crash...
Found out...I had a brain fart...and set my flaps too far
and not enough speed. Anyway..flight school for me..for sure..I am now enjoying FS2000 and was having trouble landing...I think I got it figured out...but need more practice...Good luck with yours...

User currently offlineBigGiraffe From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (16 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4048 times:

I went back to my Game Controllers under Control Panel in Windows, and I had added a joystick called "Special" because of the calibration problem. Don't ask me why that works, but that is what MS told me to do back when I had trouble. The elevator position has an indicator on the FS98 control panel which should be centered with you hand off the joystick. Is yours? If it is full up with the joystick activated then you know you have a joystick or calibration problem.

The joystick works fine on FS98 airliners, but I find control is easier with the keyboard. It is easier to hold the pitch steady when all you do is punch keys when you want it to move, whereas a joystick will move the elevators everytime you move your hand. But I cannot fly a fighter with a keyboard because that is not responsive enough for quick manuevers. Heavy jets don't do quick manuevers. This is, of course, personal preference.

They sell control yokes with throttles which would be a better imitation of a 737 (for example) but I've never invested in one of those.

Hope you get your joystick working. Remember I am lucky to find the "on" switch on a computer, and take whatever I tell you as names of these functions with a grain of salt (look around and find something similar to my names).

User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (16 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4068 times:

You need to use a joystick. If not it will be nearly impossible to gain controll of the aircraft after turning, and don't even think about a landing.
a joystick is a must.

(i have problems with my joystick, so no i can't fly fs98  )

tg 747-300

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