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Planes slowing down too fast on Runway

MrSam Guest

have you noticed how quickly the aircraft slows down when on the runway? It's weird, these massive 777s, as soon as they hit the runway, slow down in seconds flat.

I work at an airport, and I see hundreds of landings each week (DC10s, MD11s, A300s, and 727s), and none of them slow down as quickly as they do in FS2004. Anyone know how to fix it?

cumpaniciu_one Guest

My guess is that since you sit in front of your computer you don't feel the effects of rapid decceleration, so you apply full brakes and reverse (something that airline pilots would only do in emergency).

But that's what I also heard: landings are a lot easier in FS than in real life. On the other hand I hear FS makes maintaing level flight more difficult than it actually is.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

cumpaniciu_one wrote:

My guess is that since you sit in front of your computer you don't feel the effects of rapid decceleration, so you apply full brakes and reverse (something that airline pilots would only do in emergency).

But that's what I also heard: landings are a lot easier in FS than in real life. On the other hand I hear FS makes maintaing level flight more difficult than it actually is.

I think that is partly true but if you are using an addon plane and the autobrakes, then you are probably going to have to change the power of the autobrakes in the config file - they're normally very weak. Once you have the correct power of autobrakes and spoilers, then you should be stopping quickly depending on the autobrake setting.

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to_coolguys First Officer

Jon,

He means otherwise.In real life, planes take a long time to slow down while in FS it slows down quickly.....

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

to_coolguys wrote:

Jon,

He means otherwise.In real life, planes take a long time to slow down while in FS it slows down quickly.....

Oops!

Thanks to_coolguys, I wasn't paying attention.

In that case, look at the config file and look at the autobrake setting, or it may be that you have the autobrakes (if you are using them) set to too high. For good weather conditions and clear runway, you only need a setting of 1.

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

I think it depends on the model. Those produced by PMDG, Level D and Captin Sim, to mention a few, do not exhibit the problem.

MrSam Guest

you're probably right about the max brakes. I have a brake button on my joystick, it's probably too strong when I click it. I noticed that if I "only" use reverse thrust, the decelleration is much more realistic and slows down at a normal rate.

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Mohit (Mc_GaNgStA) First Officer

When I land I usually applay autobrakes depending on the weather, and how good my approach is, i.e. when I'm too fast on a bad weather I apply Autobrakes to MAX. But on good day it's only 1 or sometimes 0 if the runway is long.

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