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Shouldn't the RTO switch off after t/o? Mine stays on RTO unless I switch it manually.Dave Fisher

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I've seen it mentioned a few times that the autobrake switch in the NG is not electronically controllable. It is just a simple relay switch with no "active" components. The RTO mode will be disabled once you are in the air, but there is no way for the switch to move by itself. You must manually move the selector to the phsical off position to match the logical condition.Aaron

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"i do this as part of my after takeoff flow..."...me too.The RTO switch doesn't move by itself - after TO and on landing, I've seen pilots switching it manually...Cheers.Fritz

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Mine moves to the OFF position from RTO afer leaving the ground and retracting the gears. Even in the previous releases behaved like this, also the DF737 did that. I've just tested this to be sure...Jos

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The bug in the PMDG737 is that it DOES move to OFF after take-off. This has been discussed before, as mentioned by Randy. However, I get the impression that for some people the switch does NOT move to OFF? Or did I misinterpret the original poster's remark?If his switch does NOT move to OFF after take-off I'd like to know how he got it to behave like that!?Leo Bakker

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"If his switch does NOT move to OFF after take-off I'd like to know how he got it to behave like that!?"Just for info...mine does NOT move to OFF after TO too.Fritz

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I've read somewere that it's not supposed to take off with wing anti-ice since it "drains" out "power" from the engines in a critical phase of the flight.... hence the auto disconect of the wing anti-ice during take offNow back to topic, isn't it suposed the RTO switch automaticaly to the off position afer gear up? Why the need of human intervention? certainly taht once the take off ocurred, the RTO is no longer necessary!.Jos

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Ok ,the real plane the RTO has to be manually turned to off after takeoff. The PMDG aircraft seems to do this automatically on my version(SU2). 757/767 behaves in this way -auto disarm after TO.

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"Now back to topic, isn't it suposed the RTO switch automaticaly to the off position afer gear up? Why the need of human intervention? certainly taht once the take off ocurred, the RTO is no longer necessary!."Because Boeing built the 737 on the cheap :-)No automatic switch installed!(BTW, I think it's FUN to have to do things. If you just have to sit behind your screen doing nothing, what's the point. So to be honest that's one reason why I would like PMDG to get it right, gives you more switches and knobs to operate!)Leo Bakker

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lol ;) i'm with you regarding switchology! It was just a matter of logic the point of my question! Of Corse that I want the plane as real as it get's, if it shouldn't go automaticaly off then so be it! ;) PMDG You have to fix this... ;)jos

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Wallace,can u email me plse, I have an unrelated question for you.mark.mcgrath@ntlworld.com

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Well what happened guys was that it WAS fixed correctly just before the 1.2 release, there were some other things going on that could not be corrected in the time we wanted to see the patch out so it was put on hold for the 800-900. No sense in holding up that major update for the switch movement. Now there is time to get it 100%. Just to let you all know why, how candid of me lol..........[h4]Best Wishes,Randy J. Smithhttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/betaimg.jpg

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Strange,I installed the continental livery and the virgin blue, and now my RTO stays on after TO like it should. Can't see why installing a texture folder and adding to the aircraft config would have this effect though.The wing anti ice valves are supposed to close when throttles are above TO warning, and upon liftoff switches should cycle to off.

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