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Aircraft wont move!!

Postby tonyj » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:05 pm

Hi, I am an absolute beginner but looking forward to using 'flightgear'.
I have installed 2017.2.1 on my HP laptop with windows 10 (home).
The installation worked fine and the app seems to start up ok. I am using the tutorial
to get a feel for the controls but when I reach the point where I am trying to taxi I
can not get the aircraft to move. Brake is off but even if I increase the throttle to
100% I get no movement? The same problem exists if I attempt to take off? No errors presented?
Any ideas what I am doing wrong?
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Re: Aircraft wont move!!

Postby Zequinha » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:15 pm

Well, I have the exact same problem. Are you trying to fly the default cessna? One must take a PhD in aviation to get that airplane to work :lol: ! All I do is I use different aircraft, like the EFA typhoon, really easy to fly with. Having said that, good luck and welcome to FlightGear!
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Re: Aircraft wont move!!

Postby tonyj » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:32 pm

Thanks for the quick response... yes, I am using the cessna.. will try another aircraft as soon as I can get to my computer..
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Re: Aircraft wont move!!

Postby wlbragg » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:18 pm

It could be a couple different issues.

Brake has to be off, tie-downs have to be off.

This may seem like a dumb questions, but I got caught off guard by this before with a new user. Do you have land under your wheels or water?

Is this only using the tutorial? Have you tried just starting up normally and trying to get the aircraft to move?

Without tutorial...
Under aircraft options
Complex engine procedures and failures
Allow securing aircraft

Use autostart and then try it.
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Re: Aircraft wont move!!

Postby Clive2670 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:43 pm

CtrlB will release the parking brake....then you should move, this works with (most) planes
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Re: Aircraft wont move!!

Postby legoboyvdlp » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:24 am

@Clive, CTRLB is speedbrake usually. Shift B is parking brake and b the ordinary brakes (SHIFT B is to hand brake as b is to brakes).
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Re: Aircraft wont move!!

Postby wkitty42 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:45 pm

the main thing on the c172p is to ensure that all the tiedowns and wheel chocks are removed and stowed before releasing the brake and then rolling... and yes, one must have actual land under their wheels instead of water like when the scenery doesn't load... of course in that case, one can also use the c172p menu and change the gear to one of the pontoon setups... if choosing the pontoons with wheels, ensure that they are also raised or they will grab the water and hold you or throw you for a cartwheel ;)
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Re: Aircraft wont move!!

Postby tonyj » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:15 pm

Thanks for the advice. I am now flying! There appears to be a problem with the tutorial. It is not allowing any movement in spite of engine revs being high and all pre-flight checks being carried out and brakes off. I wanted to get some basic experience by using the tutorial but if I skip this and go direct to flying then the aircraft moves fine.
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