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bigxfile
04-20-2007, 06:07 AM
I have take off problem,the back of the aircraft swinging left and right and crach all the time I have try lock tailweel and a lot of different rudder settings but it not work, i have logitec attack joystick and no pedals , anyone that have this joystick and everthing work???please send me you´r joystick settings in the conf.inijasioprivat@spray.se

Deadmeat313
04-20-2007, 07:10 AM
Do you have a twist-stick? The prop planes have a great deal of torque that throws the nose to one side as you throttle up to take off. The only way to counter this is by applying opposite rudder - though locking the tail wheel certainly helps at the low speeds.

You should be ok with a twist-stick. If you've got one and it's too sensitive, try configuring a narrow 'dead band' in the settings, so the rudder isnt constantly twitching to one side or other.

Hope that helps.


T.

Gooner01
04-20-2007, 10:37 AM
Bigx, I have a similar problem - and it is definitely the tailwheel. In a lot of DGEN (and 3rd party) campaigns which I fly off-line, tail-dragger a/c spawn on the runway with the tailwheel castored all the way around . I have learned to never try to take off without switching to external view and checking the tailwheel. I find I often have to switch to 1/4 time, throttle up to 10% or 20%, and watch until the tailwheel is fore-and-aft, and then lock it. This can be difficult sometimes, since often the tailwheel will NOT come to a fore-and aft position - but rather, castor from full right to full left without ever stopping in the middle. In addition, many times I have locked the tailwheel straight fore-and-aft, and then as soon as I accelerate for takeoff - it spins completely around and I end up waltzing around on the runway. This despite actually seeing the message "tailwheel locked". Sorry, I don't know what causes this, nor do I know of any sure solution - I just have to exercise extreme caution whenever I take off due to this annoying problem. It could be me, I suppose...but I haven't a clue what I could be doing wrong. Anyone else out there have this problem? Any ideas...any suggestions appreciated!
S! Gooner

Deadmeat313
04-20-2007, 11:44 AM
Is it with all planes, or just certain models?

Gooner01
04-20-2007, 12:25 PM
Hi Deadmeat- with me it occurs in the IL-2 (all variants) and also the BF-110. In those 2, anyway it happens just about every time.I notice that it occurs only occasionally with the FW-190. Those are the 3 that I'm flying campaigns in at the moment. I had thought that maybe with the -110 that I had forgotten to toggle "all engines", but I have been careful to pay attention to this, and I can say that that's not the cause. But even so, that would not explain the IL-2 or -190 doing it. I'll have to conduct some tests to see if it happens with other a/c as well.
Thanks,
Gooner

p-11.cAce
04-20-2007, 01:02 PM
Strange...I fly the -110 often and have never had any problems with the tailwheel...though I usually only use the lock on the -109 and the carrier aircraft.

FoolTrottel
04-20-2007, 02:05 PM
IL2 and 110 are one of my favorites, and I do remember having to line up the tailwheel first, before locking it.

Otherwise a straight take off was not really doable...

But not recently...

So, what patch level are you on? (check the version number in the lower left of the splash screen)

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Gooner01
04-20-2007, 02:22 PM
Hi Fooltrottel - I'm on 4.08m...been here a while actually. Just want to emphasize that this does not seem to be a wind effect, or just an incompetent pilot. I'm no ace, but this tailwheel thing is just weird. I mean, I can watch the thing castoring madly left to right, back and forth, as I try to take off. Often after I've locked the tailwheel! (but not always - usually, I get the a/c pointed straight down the runway, lock the tailwheel, and take off normally.) And why would the tailwheel always be turned around just as far as it can be when I start the mission?? Also, I never used to even bother locking the tailwheel - it was only after umm...about 4.01 I think, that this problem cropped up. I've been flying since original IL-2 and no problems like this til 4.01. It's not a catastrophe, it has not stopped me flying a single time - but it is a strange little behavior that I would love to figure out. I've searched the Technical Support forum, and though there are loads of posts about pilots having weird problems keeping their a/c straight on the runway, it always seems to get written off with "lock the tailwheel" or "use more rudder". I don't know if this is the same problem the thread-starter, Bigxfile, is having, and I didn't mean to hijack his post - but I can't help but wonder if he isn't having a similar problem...
Cheers, Gooner

AlGroover
04-21-2007, 02:49 AM
As I understand it, the Logitech Attack 3 stick has no twist so no rudder control.