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control of my plane

Postby franchesco » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:04 am

Hello,
I am named Franchesco and I just installed flightgear in my machine, but I have a small problem, When I started the aircraft, to take off I can not control the plane it goes from left to right she does not follow the line. I do not know how to do. thank you in advance
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Re: control of my plane

Postby wkitty42 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:56 pm

you use your joystick, mouse or number pad to control the craft...

but you might be talking about the craft trying to turn left all the time? which craft are you trying to fly?
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Re: control of my plane

Postby franchesco » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:41 am

Hi, I'm using a cessna
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Re: control of my plane

Postby wkitty42 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:37 pm

yes, single prop engines have a twisting motion in the opposite way of their spin... this twisting motion is known as P-factor and it will cause the craft to try to turn all the time... this is normal and being simulated like real life... the c172p will try to go left... another craft built elsewhere with an engine that spins the other direction will try to turn right... this effect is not so noticeable on twin engine craft... especially those with dual props that spin in opposite directions so they counter each other out...

so, on the single prop craft, you have to always have your controller slight opposite of the P-factor push or, on some craft, you can adjust the trim to counter the P-factor... this trim won't be in effect all the time... only when the wind from the prop is strong enough to actually encounter the trimmed rudder or ailerons and counteract the P-factor...
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"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: control of my plane

Postby Alant » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:18 pm

First check that your controls are working. Go to an outside view (press "v" or "V" to cycle through the views, Ctrl-v to go back to cockpit view) and see what happens when you move the elevator, aileron and rudder. Also check that they return to the neutral position. If they do not move tell us what control you are trying to use (joystick, mouse, or keypad).
Also please let us know as much about your system as possible (Flightgear version, OS, CPU, RAM, video card).

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Re: control of my plane

Postby franchesco » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:53 am

hi I control my device with the joystick and the flightgear version is 2018 2.2. I use a windows 8 with a RAm of 4giga
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Re: control of my plane

Postby Alant » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:32 pm

Thanks

Do you see the control surfaces move when you play with the joystick and rudder?

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Re: control of my plane

Postby franchesco » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:41 am

hello, no she does not move
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Re: control of my plane

Postby Alant » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:57 pm

OK. Now you should look at the Joystick configuration
These wiki articles may help. Unfortunately "anyone" can contribute to the wiki (good), but "anyone" does not necessarily keep the articles up to date.;) (bad)
http://wiki.flightgear.org/Troubleshoot ... ut_devices
http://wiki.flightgear.org/Input_device
http://wiki.flightgear.org/Writing_Joys ... de:_Part_1

Please let us know the make and model of your joystick, Saitek, especially since Logitech took over have very fragile drivers which produce zero output whilst not producing windows errors..

Come back here if you have more problems,

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Re: control of my plane

Postby AndersG » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:02 am

Alant wrote in Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:57 pm:Please let us know the make and model of your joystick, Saitek, especially since Logitech took over have very fragile drivers which produce zero output whilst not producing windows errors..


If that is the case it might be possible to avoid the vendor provided drivers completely - I think most devices are (more or less) plain USB HID devices that the OS can use its generic drivers for (which is what happens on Linux, anyway).
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