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Iris F14A Tomcat wing folding problems.

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Joined: Jul 25, 2006
Posts: 24
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:09 pm 

Hi all, I'm having trouble with wing folding/extending. What are the procedures you must go through to fold them after takeoff and extend them on landing? I've tried using F7, and the actual fold command (shift f for me) but none work right.
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Location: El Dorado
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:08 am 

This is an excerpt from my IRIS F-14A Tomcat Flight Handbook v1.00:

Switchable Automatic and Manual Sweep System
When loading the F-14 for the first time, the wingsweep system defaults to manual
mode. In manual mode, the Wingsweep can be controlled by the Wingsweep
control handle in the virtual cockpit, just be sure to raise the glass protective
cover first!
Unlike all other swing wing aircraft in Flight Simulator, the Tomcat features an
independent wingsweep/flap system. As such, wingsweep is now controlled by the
Engine 1 Prop Pitch axis and can be set up to a limited degree within your FS
controls assignments settings.
TO switch into automatic wingsweep control, you can either use the keyboard
shortcut of Shift+E then 3, or alternately clicking the Autosweep switch just left of
the throttle console.
In automatic sweep, the wingsweep is dictated by the aircraft’s speed and coupled
to this system is the maneuvering slats which also work automatically.
As a plus to the wingsweep system, we have also modelled the Direct Lift Control
(DLC) on the upper wing surfaces. The DLC system can be toggled using the
Concord Visor control which must be assigned in your flightsim control settings
prior to being able to use it. The DLC system will ONLY work when the aircraft has
its flaps fully extended and the landing gear down, and when activated with
provide a slight loss of lift to aid in approaches.
Oversweep Control
The Oversweep system in the F-14 provides pilots the ability to further retract the
wings to a 75 degree angle to allow for extra space saving when on board carriers.
As the oversweep control uses the Wing Fold command which is commonly assigned
to Shift+F or by using the oversweep switch on the left quarterpanel. It is essential
that it is disengaged prior to flight operations or the aircraft will simply not take

You may have a more recent version of the aircraft in which case the procedure might differ slightly. Some changes were made due to the FSX/SP/Acceleration mess. If you google for a while, you'll find that you are not the only one with this problem. Your best bet might be to visit the Iris support forums and pester them until you find the solution for your version of the a/c.
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Joined: Jul 25, 2006
Posts: 24
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:09 pm 

Yeah, I was looking for a handbook like that but I couldn't find it. Going to hop in-game and try it now.

edit: setting the prop thing to one of my axis's did it fine. Thanks for the help!
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Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:28 am 

The "handbook" is a PDF document called IRIS F-14A Tomcat Flight Manual. It will either be in the Iris Folder in FS9 or in the Aircraft Folder itself. Good to hear you've got it working.
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