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stuck turning left

Postby Hayden » Sat May 30, 2020 5:33 am

Hi im pretty new to this and just loaded into it for the first time and saw that the yoke and rudder was stuck turning left and there was nothing i could do to recenter it, the throttle was also stuck on 100% and couldnt do anything to get it to come down a bit.

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Re: stuck turning left

Postby D-ECHO » Sat May 30, 2020 5:36 am

Good day Hayden,

which aircraft does this happen with? Also, could you try pressing "F11" to bring up the autopilot dialog and check that none of the boxes are checked (i.e. have a cross in them)?

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Re: stuck turning left

Postby Isaak » Sat May 30, 2020 9:46 am

I think you can try toggling the Num Lock key.
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Re: stuck turning left

Postby wkitty42 » Sat May 30, 2020 2:20 pm

if this is in the c172p, make sure the yoke lock bar is not in place... i think it locks the yoke to the left so the bar can go through the holes in the yoke shaft and tube... it works like those steering wheel lock bars used to try to prevent vehicle theft...
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Re: stuck turning left

Postby RickKMOB » Sat May 30, 2020 8:50 pm

I am having the same problem. Trying to fly the J3 Cub, on a Linux system FG ver 2020.1.1. When trying to take off I give full throttle and the plane starts spinning to the left while not moving forward, like a the left wheel is locked.
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Re: stuck turning left

Postby Hayden » Sun May 31, 2020 2:19 am

so far its happened on the cessna and the beoing 777, but ill try checking the autopilot thingo and toggle the numlock key
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Re: stuck turning left

Postby Hayden » Sun May 31, 2020 6:48 am

https://youtu.be/KmcgtmU2BiQ

this is whats happening
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Re: stuck turning left

Postby Isaak » Sun May 31, 2020 6:58 am

Do you have a joystick connected? This looks like a joystick with a bad binding.
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Re: stuck turning left

Postby SurferTim » Sun May 31, 2020 8:53 am

Isaak wrote in Sun May 31, 2020 6:58 am:Do you have a joystick connected? This looks like a joystick with a bad binding.

.;..or not calibrated? Don't know about Win10, but on Ubuntu joysticks require running a calibration app before they will function properly.

Edit: I tried modifying a steering input, attempting to reduce the sensitivity. I used a square (n^2). Unfortunately, the square of a negative number is positive.
I ended up with a NASCAR steering. Only turned left. But it wasn't stuck that way. It turned left even with full right, but centered, it went straight.
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Re: stuck turning left

Postby Hayden » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:22 am

ohhhhhhhhhh i feel like i know what the issue is, i have my steering wheel and pedals plugged in for my racing sims
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Re: stuck turning left

Postby Hayden » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:02 am

yep that was the issue, its all fixed now and i feel like an idiot lol
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Re: stuck turning left

Postby D-ECHO » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:41 am

No need to feel dumb, it happens to most of us. Just spent a way too long time this morning figuring out a problem in the winch towing code just to realise I had forgotten it's * and / before + and - in mathematics ;)
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