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The speed brake rarely deploys when landing even if armed prior to touchdown. Is this a problem, or am I doing something wrong?Thanks for any help that you can give to me regarding this issue.Irv Strongin

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Hi Irv,I would suggest just double checking your procedure. To arm the spoilers for landing you should be pressing SHIFT + / when the speedbrake is disengaged. As you are aware Im sure the speedbrake is activated/deactivated with the / key by itself. You can verify that the spoilers are armed by bringing up the throttle panel, the lever will be one notch down in the "armed" position. Deployment should then be automatic. If this doesn't work, I would also check that your joystick/key assignments are correct within flight sim as this is a standard FS setting.


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I also confirmed my speed break was armed but it didn't deploy automatically each time it land

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In the -800 and -900 the spoilers will only deploy if they are NOT armed, in the -600 and -700 they deploy only if they are armed.This is a known bug in the -800/900.

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Hi Mervyn,Thanks for the suggestions. I just took a flight(KMDW to KSTL) and I did arm the speed brakes using the key strokes Shift+/ prior to landing. After touch down the speedbrake lever did return to its off position, but I did not see any evidence of deployment of the speedbrakes...I guess it is possible that the spoilers deploy and retract automatically ....in spot view, after landing, the speedbrakes were down.Also, my joystick/key assignmemt is correct.Best regards,Irv

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For the most reliable spoiler deployment:Do NOT use any keystrokes to arm the spoiler, instead drag the spoiler handle from the top to the ARMED position (confirmed by the light on the main panel). Then when landing, be sure your throttles are all the way to idle. The speedbrakes automatically retract when the throttles are advanced, so if your throttles are not at idle (noisy joystick) they will not deploy.The registered version of FSUIPC lets you calibrate your joystick and throttles very well, and you can set a good "dead" zone between reverse thrust, idle, and the throttle advance.Best wishes,

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Hi Tim,I followed your advice, took one flight, and it worked. Thanks once again.Irv Strongin

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