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Hi,Is there a way to increase autobrakes effectiveness in PIC? They don't seem to slow down the plane so much, after landing, even if in position 4.Thanks,Luca

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I believe I read on this forum, somewhere, that this is pretty realistic. Due to weight, momentum, etc., it takes a lot of runway to slow and stop this aircraft. How much fuel are you carrying at touchdown? Are you using thrust reversers as well? I know that with about 40% fuel remaining, I can easily stop on a 7000' runway. :-)

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With my PIC/POSKY merges, I found that using some of POSKY's wheel contact points the PIC autobrakes would not function. In particular, if you have more than 3 wheel contact points the autobrakes would not work at all.I would not be surprised to find that you are using a POSKY aircraft.cfg file, or at least a POSKY &l;contact_points&r; section.Lee Hetherington (KBOS)

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As I understand it, there is only one autobrake strength in PIC (whichever setting you have (1, 2, 3, 4, Max)). I had similar problems to you when I was running PIC on a slow computer (300MHz). When I upgraded to a faster computer, the brakes stopped my aircraft much sooner. I don't know if this was co-incidence or not.Hope this helps.Cheers.Ian

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Thank you all for your replies.I use Lee's PIC/POSKY merge config file, with three wheel contact points. All landings I made were with about 20-25000 lbs of fuel.My computer is a Pentium IV-2 GHZ, with 512 MB of Ram.I remember reading somewhere, maybe on this forum, that there was a way to increase autobrakes effectiveness, but I don't remember how.Best regards,Luca

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20000lbs of fuel? What was your ZFW? That is a fair amount of fuel to have for landing. I usually use autobrakes 2, works very well. If the runway is under 7000 feet or slippery, I will use 3 or 4.Cheers,Greg

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Greg, are you talking about real world braking or sim world? If so what would make the runway slippery in flight sim and how would you know if it was? Thanks.Aaron.

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Talking about sim. Although runways probably can't be made slippery, I pretend that they are if you're in say a rain shower. Much more realistic procedure, not the actual braking.Greg

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Guest ColdBear

Adveisory information only!Autobrake setting: dry 1/2 wet 3/4Approach speed: 150GSAutobrake 2Reference Landing Distance with Autobrake 2: 7700feetReference Landing Distance with Autobrake 3: 6600feetThe distance is valid with or without reverse thrust and for any landing flap Hope this help :)

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Guest Lenny Zaman

i can say that 20k is not so much if you're going to africa... the distances to alternates there are so big that , on my flight LIRF-HKMO today, i had a remaining 50k on board, and i as about 18k below MLW so no problems, on the runway the planner suggested autobrake 1, but i used max to stop before a certain taxiway, i think C.Cheers

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I know the answer! When on final approach, don't be flying too fast!Favorite area to Fly--Alaska!

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Guest Martin

You must have been in an awful hurry, since MAX autobrake is for emergency ONLY! :-eekMartin767 fetishistIt's a lot like life and that's what's appealing

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