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Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Robertfm » Wed May 15, 2019 1:11 pm

I am experiencing an issue where all small planes I fly will roll down runway and then take off without any input from my Saitek Yoke. Is this flaps being deployed altitude speed being set or something wrong with Yoke.
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed May 15, 2019 2:11 pm

As you gain speed your lift will increase so you will eventually takeoff depending on where your elevator trim is set. However, I believe this behaviour in the Cessna 172 has been reduced in the latest version (will be released with 2019.2) :)
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Robertfm » Wed May 15, 2019 3:20 pm

I actually most fly Piper 28A, I don't get on with the Cessna although I assume it will be the same. The Piper doesn't seem to have a trim wheel but I have a but set to trim on the Yoke.
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby ludomotico » Wed May 15, 2019 3:37 pm

This is a normal behavior on a real aircraft.

Sometimes, you must push the yoke to keep the aircraft on the runway and prevent "auto taking off" with a dangerously low speed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_effect_(aerodynamics)

Check this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ga603WA68 In my opinion, the pilot allowed the aircraft to "auto take off" without enough airspeed. The ground effect produced enough lift to climb during the first meters, but after 5 meters or so the airspeed wasn't enough to maintain the aircraft in the air.
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Re: Plane Taking Off Automatically

Postby Johan G » Fri May 17, 2019 5:48 pm

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