Flyinround731
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Hard To Depart From Kden In DC-9

Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:55 pm

Is this that "hot and heavy" stuff I've heard about? I like to use the SGA DC-9-30, and it takes up nearly the whole runway at KDEN on takeoff. Does this have to do with the old engines or something else?
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RE: Hard To Depart From Kden In DC-9

Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:58 pm

Make sure the payload is set correctly, since this may be caused by an overweight aircraft. Also make sure you have your flaps set.

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RE: Hard To Depart From Kden In DC-9

Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:17 pm

Make sure your trim is set, too.
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RE: Hard To Depart From Kden In DC-9

Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:18 pm

Some download aircraft have bad flight dynamics. Try it out somewhere else and with an empty plane. If that does not work, it is the flight dynamics. I had a DC-10 that had the same problem. To take off from MEM, I had to hold the brakes, power up the plane, then let go of the brakes as the engines reached their full RPM. I would even have to shake the wings at the end of the runway and pull up all the way to get it off the ground.
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RE: Hard To Depart From Kden In DC-9

Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:15 pm

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RE: Hard To Depart From Kden In DC-9

Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:48 am

With the SGA DC-9/MD-80/717 series (or most T-Tailed aircraft in general), you MUST set trim. Your flying experience will be difficult and dangerous if you don't. In addition, the SGA flight dynamics of the pre-MD80 Douglas narrowbodies are programmed such that the engine spooling takes a much longer time to spool up (which is actually realistic on the real older DC-9 aircraft).

When taking off a high-altitude destination such as DEN, make sure you spool up before releasing brakes on the older DC-9 aircraft. Don't forget to set trim! (in case I haven't mentioned it already)

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