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Can not get off the ground!

Postby Dustin » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:10 pm

Hi all!

Dont laugh but I cant even get off the ground with the 737 and the F-15 fighter-plane! I cant find the throttle anyware for giving gas and accelerate! or is there any other way for take-off. With the Cessna it works OK but not for the two planes I mentioned.

Cheers! :)
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Re: Can not get off the ground!

Postby wlbragg » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:36 pm

Dustin, welcome to FlightGear. Depending on the version of aircraft your using they can be very sophisticated. However some of them have an autostart or quickstart feature. The F15 has a quickstart feature that puts you in a condition ready for takeoff. You have to release the brakes (shift + b) and give it throttle the same way you did the Cessna. In the future it will help if you identify the specific aircraft your talking about in more detail, where you got it and the version if you know as there are many aircraft that have multiple versions floating around.
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Re: Can not get off the ground!

Postby Dustin » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:20 pm

Thanks a lot!! I will check it out right away!
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Re: Can not get off the ground!

Postby Dragon03 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:44 pm

A complete newbie; I've spent hours flying the Flight Sim, but I cannot get it to work on Windows 7 (I'm a newbie there, too).
So I thought FlightGear !
It loads, I have a number of different airplanes. How on earth do I persuade the damed thing to fly ?
No engine noise (Ctrl-E) does not start the engines;
How to do it please ?


PS/ The joystick (Logitech Freedom 2.4) seems to work (the Cessna's throttle slides in & out).
And I cannot find anything in the Instructions !
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Re: Can not get off the ground!

Postby wlbragg » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:49 pm

If your using the default aircraft that comes with FlightGear, "c172p" try using the "Autostart" feature in the menu. Also under "Help" in the same menu there is both Tutorials and Checklists, not to mention "help" such as basic aircraft keys.
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Re: Can not get off the ground!

Postby Dragon03 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:59 pm

Thank You
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