N754AN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5669 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 (11 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5646 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, 2316 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5584 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, 5555 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5495 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, 3406 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5449 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, 7165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5417 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).