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Creeping at Idle - 737/700 series

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Wonder if anyone can throw some light on this ?When sat at the gate, with parking brake set, my plane starts to creep forward very very slowly - noticeable from side views etc.Never noticed before as usualy I'm away pretty quick from start up, but went to make a coffee the other day and found my bird half way across the active - ATC wanted me to call them naturally, but opted for the 'alt and reset' :-lol :-lol :-lol Didn't want my license revoked this soon...Seriously though, any help appreciated...Best Regards Eddy Nichol

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Sounds like your throttle idle is set too high. You should be seeing about 20-21%NI when sitting. Try calibrating your joystick or device you are using. That should take care of the problem.

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>Wonder if anyone can throw some light on this ?>>When sat at the gate, with parking brake set, my plane starts>to creep forward very very slowly - noticeable from side views>etc.>>Never noticed before as usualy I'm away pretty quick from>start up, but went to make a coffee the other day and found my>bird half way across the active - ATC wanted me to call them>naturally, but opted for the 'alt and reset' :-lol :-lol :-lol>Didn't want my license revoked this soon...>>Seriously though, any help appreciated...>>Best Regards >>Eddy Nichol Hello Eddy, Yes this has been quite a subject but not only for PMDG. As far as I can tell it relates to two things,1] To a controller not being able to be set completely at idle 2] Even then if you zoom in really close to ANY plane they seem to move albiet very very slowly. I really believe this is the MS engine or logic but I am no programmer so it's just a guess..[h4]Randy J. Smith[/h4]


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Hi Randy & John,Thanks for your input - am running CH Yoke and pedals, so will have a look at them first. Idle does sit quite happily at 20 etc. Thanks guys for taking the time to reply :-) Best RegardsEddy

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Hi GuysYes this is really a MS problem, I have seen this happen with many default and add-on aircraft.Parking brakes set,throttles are properly calibrated, eg PMDG 737 is at 20% N1 , the planes slowly creep forward.Must be a MS problem, almost as if the planes do not properly stick to the ground.Only solution is to turn of your engines.Keep wellJannier


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Guess you're right - If I were following procedures and not cutting corners heheThanks also !!Best RegardsEd

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Guest dormehlexpert

Hi,Definitely recal your controller - I find that works very well. Starting the eng early would not cause this problem. If idle RPM is above 20-21% you wil find that she will move forward albeit very slowly. Tapping F1 whilst experiencing this will also reset RPM to minimum.Good luckDon DormehlProud South African Supporter of PMDG Products

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Hey Don,Thanks also for your help.RegardsEd

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