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Extreme drifting either ways when taking off and landing  

Postby Fullaly » Tue May 05, 2020 11:51 am

Im running last stable virsion 2018 on windows 10.

Everything was running well. I had a couple of flights with no problem.

Suddenly im not able to take off/landing without extreme drifting to right or left. Each flight from now on behave differently.

Im using Joystick HOSTA 4. I have no idea what happened or what to do.

Any ideas?
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Re: Extreme drifting either ways when taking off and landing

Postby Ovazor » Tue May 05, 2020 11:55 am

Can it be just that the weather conditions have been lately such that you have had strong crosswinds when you try to take off or land?
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Re: Extreme drifting either ways when taking off and landing

Postby Fullaly » Tue May 05, 2020 12:16 pm

It can be. If so how to encounter that. The problem is that the drifting is extreme to the extent I cannot fix it by rudding towards the opposite direction. I thought domething went wrong in the settings. But everything seems to be fine. Either it is a hidden adjustment that I cant figure out or a bug
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Re: Extreme drifting either ways when taking off and landing

Postby Oswald » Tue May 05, 2020 12:28 pm

Which aircraft do you use? Tailwheel piston?
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Re: Extreme drifting either ways when taking off and landing

Postby Fullaly » Tue May 05, 2020 1:17 pm

Boeing 777-300
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Re: Extreme drifting either ways when taking off and landing

Postby wlbragg » Tue May 05, 2020 4:52 pm

Change the weather to "Fair" and see if that fixes this for you. If so then your original problem is because your either using live METAR (real wind conditions currently reported at your location) or a weather choice that provides you with a crosswind.
If it is the wind, you have to use techniques to land in a crosswind. Sometimes the wind can be too great, especially in a light aircraft.
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Re: Extreme drifting either ways when taking off and landing

Postby Fullaly » Fri May 08, 2020 7:35 am

I found the root cause and the metigation. This issue happens to me due to the front landing gear is not aligned forward. It keeps it is last postion after the pushback is completed. After the pushback is disconnected, it doesnt return the front wheel back to the initial direction settings which is straight forward. In the pushback menu (under the aircraft tab- in this case it is boeing 777- 300) there is a button to balance or to reset. If you hit this button the front wheel direction will be set back to forward.
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Re: Extreme drifting either ways when taking off and landing

Postby Isaak » Fri May 08, 2020 11:07 am

I missed this when updating the 777. I'll modify it so the pushback ends with the nosewheel centered.
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Re: Extreme drifting either ways when taking off and landing

Postby drR0ckso » Thu May 28, 2020 5:24 pm

IMO a number of aircraft models or FG don't properly take into effect friction between the tires and runway surface, so you need to assume that you're really flying and provide proper control inputs for crosswind situations. Also check the rudder trim and inputs using the HUD before takeoff
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