N754AN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4252 times:
I have just downloaded an A330-200 in MEA (Middle East Airlines) colours, I was doing a mini test flight around Seattle.. as I was on my take-off roll the plane lifted itself off the runway and climbed!
I didnt have the Auto-Throttle nor the Auto Pilot activated!
N754AN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4229 times:
Thanks for your reply...
At the moment (as I am fairly new to FS) I fly with unlimited fuel, and my flaps were down at 5, which is normal for a take off roll.
And the same thing has just happened on a Britannia 757-200!!
There must be something within the files of certain downloaded aircraft that make them do this... I'd much rather do the lifting off the runway myself, as it takes some of the fun out of proceedings if its done for you!
FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4167 times:
It's normal with flight sim, the wings generate lift and as you thunder down the runway the lift is getting greater, all that's happening is that you are thundering down past T/O speed and the aircraft will pitch itself up, on the POSKY A332 (Full with Flaps 10) VR should be 155/165 knots KIAS, go too far past that and it will climb itself.
Same thing happens with the default cessnas too.
Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5516 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4078 times:
Yep, Jim is most likely right. Check the trim. Make sure the elevators are level and not up, because if your trim is set incorrectly with the elevators up, it will lift off as soon as it's possible on it's own.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4032 times:
Last night I took my Canadian North 732 for a spin around YXY for something to do, and apparently my alerons were stuck in a position that to hold the wings level meant having the stick about 3/4 of the way to the far left (in other words all the way left to make a small left turn or about centre to make a small right turn). I didn't notice it till liftoff when the bugger just about put a wing into the ground, but I did manage to (with some difficulty) slowly and carefully turn it around fly out a little bit turn around again and somehow lined it up with the runway (atleast to the point where I could slam it down and use the nosewheel a little to put it on the centerline). I did do a replay and discovered they were in that position during taxi n all aswel..... Anyone ever had that?
ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7092 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4000 times:
It happened to me on a 737 in FS98 a few years back. I figured it was the speed and flaps in combination. However, no such luck with the 744 in FS9, I have occasions wher I struggle to take off in time (no crashes as of yet so I am fortunate in that way).