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Wake Turbulence In FS9  
User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1424 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

So I just had a rather unpleasant experience in FS9- I was on the ILS 9L approach at Sao Paulo GRU, and right about the outer marker, I was cut off by a PAI 767- AA963, next thing I know, my plane- a SGA DC-10- is rolling to the right, nose down, and before I can recover, I am making life very unpleasant for some of Sao Paulo's residents- not to mention my passengers. So did I encounter Wake Turbulence, or is there a bug in FS9? At any rate I don't know if this is a neat or disturbing feature in FS.


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User currently offlineCO737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3800 times:

I don't think it is wake turbulence, as I don't think FS 9 has the capability of producing wake turbulence. What probably happened was you had all crashes turned on and you hit the AA 767, which FS 9 registered as a crash and caused you to go into the ground. That has happened to me a few times, one time I was cruising at altitude, I heard the "Traffic" warning go off, and next thing I knew I was in an uncontrolled dive into the North Sea. Definitely not fun. Hope that helps.


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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3758 times:

CO737- That's what I thought- but the 767 kept on going, and was even issued landing clearance by ATC about the time I hit the ground, oh well...


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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5190 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3746 times:

AI traffic does not 'crash' per se--if they hit you they keep goin, crash doesn't register with them.


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User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 913 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3668 times:

I have experienced wake turbulence in FS9. It's not a good idea to trail a 747 at 300ft AGL (even if you're in an F16 that's got a hell of a manouverability).

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