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What is Slew Mode?

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Joined: Sep 29, 2004
Posts: 14
Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:05 pm 

Hi guys,

I've haven't figured this out yet. What is Slew mode and what is it useful for?

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Chief Captain
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Joined: Aug 25, 2003
Posts: 19143
Location: U.S.A
Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:31 pm 

I use it mostly to get the gliders in the air.

You can download all the keyboard commands here and print them out.

Slewing allows you to rapidly reposition your aircraft without flying in real time. Use these commands to slew.
Slew Mode On/Off Y
Set Heading North/Attitude Straight-and-Level SPACEBAR
Freeze All Movement Num Pad 5
Move Forward Num Pad 8
Move Backward Num Pad 2
Move Left Num Pad 4
Move Right Num Pad 6
Move Up Slowly Q or F3
Move Up Quickly F4
Move Down Slowly A
Move Down Quickly F1
Freeze Vertical Movement F2
Rotate Left Num Pad 1
Rotate Right Num Pad 3
Move Nose Up 9
Move Nose Up Quickly F5
Move Nose Down F7 or 0
Move Nose Down Quickly F8
Freeze Pitch F6
Bank Left Num Pad 7
Bank Right Num Pad 9
Move Eyepoint Up SHIFT+ENTER
Move Eyepoint Down SHIFT+BACKSPACE
Move Eyepoint Right CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
Move Eyepoint Forward CTRL+BACKSPACE
Move Eyepoint Back CTRL+ENTER
Track Mode On/Off CTRL+SHIFT+D
Cycle Through Other Players CTRL+SHIFT+T
Follow Other Player CTRL+SHIFT+F
Switch To Observer Mode CTRL+SHIFT+O
Chat Window Display/Hide CTRL+SHIFT+] (R BRACKET)
Switch Focus to Chat Window ENTER


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Chief Captain
Chief Captain

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Joined: Jul 29, 2004
Posts: 2421
Location: Evora, Portugal. Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:33 pm 

To activate Slew Mode press Y. Slew Mode is useful to move the aircraft to different positions, altitudes, etc. You can move the aircraft wherever you want. I use that mode to practice my landings. It's very useful to me.
If you have a Joystick, you can use you pitch to increase or decrease the altitude. Yo can also move around the Joystick to move around the aircraft. And also you can use the rudder to you know what.
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First Officer
First Officer

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Joined: Mar 14, 2004
Posts: 474
Location: Fayetteville, TN
Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:45 pm 

I used it a AGUS described, far less frustrating to just back up and try again when you are learning to land than to have to go around or even worse, drive your plane several feet under the runway Embarassed
Thanks Mike
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First Officer
First Officer

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Joined: Sep 24, 2004
Posts: 448
Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:42 pm 

Slew mode is GREAT for just that!!! Once landed, slew er back along the final approach course so you can do multiple landings without having to do the entire pattern over and over. I use it for testing GPWS and things like this also. For testing landing gear after adjustments etc.
Also you can turn off the panel and drive all over the place checking out the scenery. It is WONDERFUL for this!!!!
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First Officer
First Officer

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Joined: Nov 30, 2004
Posts: 171
Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:33 pm 

I use it once in a while.
Some times on the ground it woks very fast but other times it is very slow ,like the push back.
I do know the warder i pull my joystick back the faster things move .

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