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FS2000 Turning Upon Landing  
User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1391 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

Ok here is my problem.

I was flying into Winnipeg Intl yesterday in FS2000 and about 80nm out I began to line myself up for landing manually. I got the plane on the ground no problem but as soon as my nose wheel touched the plane started turning right off the runway and onto the grass. The turn was so strong that I couldn't correct it or prevent it. What causes this and what can I do to prevent it? Is there an autopilot feature that will control this?

Someones help on this would be greatly appreciated  

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User currently offlineKALB From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 573 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Is your joystick, or rudder pedals calibrated? If they are not calibrated the simulation may veer off to the right or left.

User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1391 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

I don't use a joystick or rudder pedals I use the keyboard. Any Suggestions?

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2770 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Wow! That's amazing. You use the keyboard? Very impressive. I've tried that...can't do it if 300 people depended on me to land a 777! You should invest in a joystick...much better. As for your problem...I've run into that problem on my old computer. I never figured out the solution. Is everything normal...equal engine thrust? Rudder is centered? That's all I can think of. Good luck!

User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

The reason may be that the aircraft's Yaw isn't set correctly. This will cause the aircraft to turn immediately upon landing. In FS98 (i have FS2000 but it doesnt work; i think these keys should work for both) pressing the "0" key (left) and 10-key "enter" key (right) will set the yaw, assuming your keyboard has Number Lock OFF.

User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1391 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 1872 times:

I'm not that good! Almost all of my approaches are done using the autopilot APR. But that does raise another question I have. I have a fairly good joystick (3 axis, 2 Button) but it seems that when I tried to use it I can't make approaches using the APR because the joystick overrides the commands which have been inputted into the aircraft by the autopilot when using the APR. Got any suggestions for this predicament?

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2770 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 1873 times:

What exactly does the APR function do?

User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1391 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

The APR basically does the landing for you. You set NAV 1 to the frequency of the runway and the APR will line you up and get you locked to the glideslope and then fly you down it. You just have to disengage it before you touch down so you can flare the aircraft.

User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1391 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Thanks N766AS!

I found out that just before you touch down if you hit the 5 key on the keypad with NUMLOCK disengaged it automatically centers the Rudder and Ailerons for you. Thanks again


User currently offlineSOUTHPACIFIC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

Aloha!
Well I'm sure glad the APr works in FS2000! The one in Fs98 SUCKS, BAD!!!
I do have FS2000, and I play it every once in a while, but my computer has issues and usually crashes before I get anywhere in FS2000. This is why I'm still using FS98 religiously.   Soon I'll get upgraded and give the new APR a whirl!!

OK, back to the topic! I know many reasons why your plane might have gone off the runway, I've had the same problem before!

First, before you land, make sure you turn numlock off and then hit keypad 5, that'll center your rudder and nosewheel.
another problem could be wind. Go into the World/Weather/Winds area and check ground level winds before you land. If it's anything above 20 kts, you'll have a problem. Set it lower, or perfect your skills!
Another problem could be uneven reverse thrust. If you're throttles aren't locked, the pull will be great on one side and nill on the other, spinning your aircrft off the runway. Make sure the throttles are linked.
Make sure the second your wheels touch the ground that the autopilot is off!! Especially the autothrottle! sometimes it'll make #1 engine spool up to full while #2 is in idle!!

Anything else? Can;t think of any othe causes right now.

SOUTHPACIFIC


User currently offlineQf747 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

In FS 2000 what about the having the heading selector set. I have experimented with the aircraft running long distances on the ground and as soon as the heading selector is clicked the aircraft turns to that heading.

This might also be the problem you are experiencing.


P.S. Its fun to see a 744 running along the ground after the runway has finished.

 



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