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Couple of Questions

Postby Bravo-21 » Sat May 08, 2010 11:57 am

I've got a few questions to ask regarding Flightgear.

Q1. Where can i view how much fuel is being consumed?

Q2. Why does my aircraft steer to the left when taxing down the runway?

Q3. In the downloads section, why do some of the downloads not work? It comes up with "Coulden't find Server."

Q4. Why does the R22 Robinson constantly spin? Theres no way of evening it out.

Q5. Why is the F16 Invisible to me? I've downloaded every other version of it. They are invisible too.

Q6. Ctrl is unresponsive when i use it for commands, for example if there was a command ctrl+f for flare, it doesn't work.

Q7. When it rains/snows it comes out as confetti, and makes FG extremely slow.

Q8. With some aircraft, it gets to Loading Scenery Objects, and then FGFS crashes. This is only for a couple of aircrafts.

Q9. Is there any way of customizing the specific aircraft controls?

Q10. When i select a certain place on multiplayer, which displayed as being several aircrafts on the MPMAP , but it doesn't track any pilots? It usually displays one or two, then instantly disappear and appear again. Is it my connection?


PS i'm using a MacBook, and version 1.91
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Re: Couple of Questions

Postby Gijs » Sat May 08, 2010 12:30 pm

Q1. You mean "being consumed" as in consumption rate (lbs per hour)? Brosw to /engines/engine in the property browser, to see the consumption rate per engine. You'll have to multiply that by the number of engines that you have.

Q2. Could be multiple causes. Autopilot enabled? Joystick incorrectly calibrated? Proppelor torque? Without info on your input-device and what aircraft; will it be very hard for us to help.

Q4. Helicopters require completely different skill than "ordinary" aircraft. Have you read the heli-flying tutorial at the wiki? It teaches you how to stop your heli from spinning.

Q5. No doubleposting please: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=7949

Q7. Can you take a screenshot? What are your computer specs (GPU/CPU)?

Q8. What aircraft? Any errors shown in the console (black window).

Q9. Keyboard or joystick? http://wiki.flightgear.org/index.php/Joystick

Q10. There are problems with some of the servers this week. Try one (or more) of the other servers and see if that helps.
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Re: Couple of Questions

Postby HHS » Sat May 08, 2010 12:34 pm

Bravo-21 wrote:I've got a few questions to ask regarding Flightgear.

You should read first the manual under data/Docs/Getstarted or here online: http://www.flightgear.org/Docs/getstart/getstart.html

Then:
Q1. Where can i view how much fuel is being consumed?

At the fuel gauge in the cockpit if available.

Q2. Why does my aircraft steer to the left when taxing down the runway?

Not well configured joystick/ pedals when it is a jet or you are notice the p-factor when on props. Just use the search function, we have several thousands threads about already....

Q3. In the downloads section, why do some of the downloads not work? It comes up with "Coulden't find Server."

No idea- did you used the mirrors already?

Q4. Why does the R22 Robinson constantly spin? Theres no way of evening it out.

I already told- learn to fly the helicopter (you will need pedals!)

Q5. Why is the F16 Invisible to me? I've downloaded every other version of it. They are invisible too.

2.0.0 aren't not always usuable on 1.9.1.

Q6. Ctrl is unresponsive when i use it for commands, for example if there was a command ctrl+f for flare, it doesn't work.

Mac-question- please ask in the right thread for!

Q7. When it rains/snows it comes out as confetti, and makes FG extremely slow.

Problem with your GPU and/ or driver. Please use the search function!

Q8. With some aircraft, it gets to Loading Scenery Objects, and then FGFS crashes. This is only for a couple of aircrafts.

Sounds like to weak computer!

Q9. Is there any way of customizing the specific aircraft controls?

It woulden't be FlightGear if we can't customize everything!

Q10. When i select a certain place on multiplayer, which displayed as being several aircrafts on the MPMAP , but it doesn't track any pilots? It usually displays one or two, then instantly disappear and appear again. Is it my connection?
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Re: Couple of Questions

Postby Bravo-21 » Sat May 08, 2010 12:39 pm

I'm using a Logitech Attack3 joystick.
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Re: Couple of Questions

Postby HHS » Sat May 08, 2010 12:42 pm

Bravo-21 wrote:I'm using a Logitech Attack3 joystick.

Aha- what do you want now? :?:
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