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Postby jthibaut » Tue May 12, 2020 11:51 am

Dear all,
I am quite new on using Flghtgear and for the moment I am just using the Cessna to learn to fly.
I have a remark regarding the tutorial "Flying the pattern".
We take off at heading (HDG) 220 then it is asked to turn to right to HDG 310 and then to turn to HDG 40.
In the tutorial, in the sum-up, it is written to turn several times to left whereas we have to turn to right.
Then, when I am flying at HGD, i am going above the sea, for a long time. Is it normal ?
The sofware asks us to decrease the speed and to deploy the flap whereas we are not in an approach yet.
We have normally to do another turn right to HDG 130 and then HDG 220 to land on the same runway as we took off ?!
The software nether guides us to do that !
Did I miss something ?
Thank you
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Re: Cessna 172 tutorials

Postby wlbragg » Tue May 12, 2020 3:56 pm

then it is asked to turn to right to HDG 310 and then to turn to HDG 40.
In the tutorial, in the sum-up, it is written to turn several times to left whereas we have to turn to right.

I would guess that is an oversight in the description.
As far as when to deploy the flaps, are you suggesting the tutorial is different than real life practice?
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Re: Cessna 172 tutorials

Postby jthibaut » Wed May 13, 2020 5:13 pm

There is a difference between the written and oral instructions.
I will test again but when we reach heading 40, we are above the sea for a long time and we are task to fly at a lower altitude, a lower speed and to deploy the flap whereas we are not in the approach yet and moreover parallel to the runway.
Is it a problem of synchronisation ?
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Re: Cessna 172 tutorials

Postby wlbragg » Wed May 13, 2020 5:39 pm

I doubt that it's a matter of synchronization. Most of these tutorials were written for different airports than the airport in Hawaii. But that wouldn't change the fact that they should be based on standard practices of patterns and approaches. Does the below example correspond, in regards to flap deployment, at all to the tutorial?
https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/9040/in-a-cessna-172-flying-vfr-on-long-final-when-do-i-extend-flaps-to-10-20-and
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Re: Cessna 172 tutorials

Postby jthibaut » Wed May 13, 2020 8:44 pm

This is the spirit of the tutorial except that we turn to the right.
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Re: Cessna 172 tutorials

Postby wlbragg » Thu May 14, 2020 12:12 am

Okay, I just tested it. Are you sure what you're not referring to is left being when you're out of the lane and it's telling you to turn left or right to get back into the lane? Because for me it was corresponding correctly to turn right but I kept getting out of the lane or off course and it would tell me to veer right or left accordingly. Granted it was quick to do that and gave the appearance of telling you to turn the wrong direction.
One thing I did notice in the downwind leg it seemed to be off in it's heading request. It was telling me 40 degree and it seemed to require more like 55°.
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