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Kittyhawk 737 Problem (Read 928 times)
Apr 19th, 2006 at 5:16pm

HolluH14   Offline
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Does anyone have a problem with the Kittyhawk Productions 737 when you turn off the A/P in an ILS approach to land; and you pull back on the stick but the plane's attitude does not change...it continues to go down...no matter how much you pull back...if you release the stick, the plane goes into a stepp dive  Shocked

Things to Know:
1. Yes my A/P master and approach switches are off
2. Yes I have fuel
3. Yes my joystick is functioning and calibrated properly (all landings with other aircraft work fine)
4. I fiddled around with the speed, and even at 180 knots (high for a landing) it still sunk....this is not a stall  Tongue
 
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Reply #1 - Apr 19th, 2006 at 6:11pm

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Sounds like a basic trim setting dilemma.
Do you even use stabilzer trim?
 
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Reply #2 - Apr 19th, 2006 at 6:18pm

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Dont have that ac but kinda sounds like the ap is still engaged.

As you pull back the ap compensates with elevator trim to hold the glide path. When you release the stick the trim is full down, thus the dive.

When this happens, have a look at your elevator trim gauge to see if it is trimming down. This would indicate the ap is still engaged.

How to fix it is another problem. Have you tried using the Z key to turn off ap?

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Reply #3 - Apr 19th, 2006 at 9:48pm

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No I'm absolutely, positively positive that the A/P is disengaged haha.  But allright...I'll check the trim...but why would that be different with the Kittyhawk model from any other FS9 model?  ???
 
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Reply #4 - Apr 19th, 2006 at 11:50pm

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im sure it's not a/p , but some more stuff is listed below to test. Grin

other stuff to think about

* Airbrakes deployed
*engines off ....he he lol
*maybe unbalance aircraft....check payloads Fuel+cargo etc.
*Trim...sometimes when a/p is shut off, it leaves the trim in what ever position last left in which may be down trim...
*stall, might be going a bit slow



 

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Reply #5 - Apr 20th, 2006 at 12:34am

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Mine flies just fine and autopilot uncouples the same as the default B734 . . . come to think of it, that's the panel the KittyHawk uses:
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