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Movement on idle power with parking brakes

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I noticed when aircraft is at the gate with engines started and on idle power with parking brakes set the aircraft moves slightly but constantly forward - so after about 30mins you are almost 10-20 meters ahaed from where you should be.When you cut off engines the movement stops.Flightsim is FS2002. PMDG SU2 fresh installation (old version removed with the latest removal-tool)Anybody experienced the same?ThanksArt Vandalay

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Hi Randy,I recalibrated my joystick (Sidewinder FFB) but no effect.IDLE-POWER is 21.0% N1Aircraft moving with parking brakes not setOn 22.9% N1Aircraft moving even with parking brakes setNothing like that before SU2.Still any ideas?ThanksArt

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Yeah, I have the same problem. With a full load of pax and 50% fuel, the -700 accelerates way too quickly on idle thrust.

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This is strange indeed. Some people get it and some do not but it is not limited to just our plane, I recall a post in the main forum a few days ago talking about this too. SOme beta guys never had this happening, I raised the question and told you my findings but seems there are other factors that I am not aware of...[h4]Best Wishes,Randy J. Smithhttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/betaimg.jpg

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Affirmative...RPB742 does the same on my computer...But calibratin' my joystick (X45) gives better results...Essono Fritz

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I used to have this problem. I solved it by first pressing F1 to set throttle to zero, then calibrated it with the registered version of FSUIPC. Never had problems since.

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Following this thread and waiting for someone to pick up the point.1. With park brake set there should be no movement at all. Except 24K rated at T/O power (both engines) there could be some movement - (skid with blocked wheels) 2. With park brake off it is a different story - you may calibrate joystick to fix.Have this minor bug myself. eker

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Before I recalibrated properly with FSUIPC (registered), I was getting creeping with the parking break on. With it calibrated so that I have N1 20.3%, I have no creep. I think anything 21% and above will creep. It does seem a bit sensitive.Try disabling your joystick, and pressing F1 to go to full idle and see if your N1 drops down to 20.3% and the creeping stops. If so, then try to calibrate your joystick so there is a null zone at the bottom that all maps to pure idle.Lee Hetherington (KBED)http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/betaimg.jpg

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Thats correct. I recalibrated via Controller-Settings AND FSUIPC an IDLE is now 20.4% N1 and aircraft is not moving anymore.Id wonder if the real one starts moving above 21% N1.Anyway....THANKS A LOT!Art Vandalay

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I seriously doubt the real one moves that easily. This came up during SU2 beta, and I think the developers said something about having to compromise between near-idle taxiing, realistic braking, etc. In FS, I believe you have to make tradeoffs at times, and this might be one of them. Maybe in a future version PMDG can make it a bit less sensitive to low N1 values.And yes, I must have meant 20.4%. I couldn't remember the exact number away from FS.Lee Hetherington (KBED)http://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/betaimg.jpg

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