skyservice_330
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FS2000 Turning Upon Landing

Wed Sep 20, 2000 4:36 am

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  
 
KALB
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RE: FS2000 Turning Upon Landing

Wed Sep 20, 2000 11:19 pm

Is your joystick, or rudder pedals calibrated? If they are not calibrated the simulation may veer off to the right or left.
 
skyservice_330
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RE: FS2000 Turning Upon Landing

Thu Sep 21, 2000 12:50 am

I don't use a joystick or rudder pedals I use the keyboard. Any Suggestions?
 
modesto2
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RE: FS2000 Turning Upon Landing

Thu Sep 21, 2000 1:10 am

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!
 
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RE: FS2000 Turning Upon Landing

Thu Sep 21, 2000 7:32 am

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.
 
skyservice_330
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RE: FS2000 Turning Upon Landing

Thu Sep 21, 2000 10:10 am

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?
 
modesto2
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RE: FS2000 Turning Upon Landing

Thu Sep 21, 2000 10:14 am

What exactly does the APR function do?
 
skyservice_330
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RE: FS2000 Turning Upon Landing

Fri Sep 22, 2000 4:34 am

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.
 
skyservice_330
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Thank You

Fri Sep 22, 2000 4:39 am

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
 
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RE: FS2000 Turning Upon Landing

Sat Sep 23, 2000 1:55 pm

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.

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QF747
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RE: FS2000 Turning Upon Landing

Tue Oct 03, 2000 7:41 am

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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