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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Hey all,

I've been flying the A231 quite a bit recently (bit of a rarity) and have noticed that the autobrakes on the aircraft are fairly poor. When they are on anything less than MAX then it takes about 4000 feet of runway to stop 🙄 Even on MAX it takes a long time to stop which I know doesn't happen in the real world.

This is more of a problem because on FsP I have failures set to hard so sometimes when an engine cuts out before V1 I can't stop on the runway because RTO brakes aren't powerful enough.

My question is, is there a way of making the autobrakes more powerful in a config file?

😉

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liam (Liono) Chief Captain

Have a look in the aircraft config folder for the following

[electrical]
// ;BusType, MaxAmpLoad, MinVoltage BusTypes:0=MainBus,1=AvionicsBus,2=BatteryBus,3=HotBatteryBus,4-7=Generator/AlternatorBus(1-4)
flap_motor = 1, 0 , 1.0
gear_motor = 0, 5 , 17.0
autopilot = 0, 5 , 17.0
avionics_bus = 0, 0 , 1.0
avionics = 1, 5 , 17.0
pitot_heat = 0, 0 , 1.0
additional_system = 0, 0 , 1.0
marker_beacon = 1, 2 , 17.0
gear_warning = 7, 0 , 99.0
gear_motor = 4, 0 , 1.0
fuel_pump = 0, 0 , 1.0
fuel_transfer_pump = 0, 0 , 1.0
starter1 = 0, 20, 17.0
starter2 = 0, 0 , 1.0
light_nav = 0, 0 , 1.0
light_beacon = 0, 0 , 1.0
light_landing = 0, 0 , 1.0
light_taxi = 0, 0 , 1.0
light_strobe = 0, 0 , 1.0
light_panel = 0, 7 , 99.0
light_recognition = 0, 0 , 1.0
light_wing = 0, 0 , 1.0
marker_beacon = 0, 0 , 1.0
standby_vacuum = 0, 0 , 1.0
auto_brakes = 0, 0 , 1.0
hydraulic_pump = 0, 0 , 1.0
propeller_device = 0, 0 , 1.0

This is the electrical part of the 757 so it may not be the same as your one. Just have a play around with the settings and see what happens. Just make sure to back up the orignal CFG file before you make and changes.

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fourby First Officer

Hi Jon 🙂 on a similiar note to Liono's, here is the brake section part, of the contents of the FS9 default b737_400 aircraft CFG file.

[brakes]
parking_brake = 1 //Parking brake available
toe_brakes_scale = 0.885 //Brake scalar

And here is the brake section part, of the contents of the FS9 default b747-400 aircraft CFG file.

[brakes]
parking_brake = 1 //Parking brake available
toe_brakes_scale = 1.24 //Brake scalar

Obviously, two different aircraft in size and weight. But if you notice the toe_brakes_scale of each aircraft, obviously different values.
So as Liono suggests, back up your CFG file, and then have a go at adjusting the toe_brake_scale......... higher/lower. I dont know that it will, but I reckon that by setting the scale higher and lower, will make your brakes harder and softer, if you know what I mean. Maybe someone else can confirm ? or say otherwise. 😉

Just incase it works 🙄 make sure your strapped in 😳

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ARD-DC Captain

fourby wrote:

I dont know that it will, but I reckon that by setting the scale higher and lower, will make your brakes harder and softer, if you know what I mean. Maybe someone else can confirm ? or say otherwise. 😉

Just incase it works 🙄 make sure your strapped in 😳

You, sir, are entirely correct. It will change brake 'strenght' Wink

*edit* just make sure to 'reload' your aircraft after you have changed (and saved) anything in the aircraft.cfg file, this is required for such changes to take effect.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Thanks guys, I will try that now 👍

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