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How to cancel thrust reverse in ATR-72 (Francisco Sanchez-Castaner)

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Hi all.I have been flying Francisco Sanchez-Castaner's excellent freeware ATR-72 Denmark Package planes. The problem I am having at the moment is how to cancel reverse thrust on the ground. I can engage it by holding F2, and then pressing F1 spools the engines down, but once I've stopped the plane on the runway and attempt to taxi forward to the taxiway to exit the runway, the plane wants to go backwards! Not good! I've tried various permutations of CTRL-F1-F4, Shift-F1, etc. Nothing seems to work. Anyone know how to get it going forward again for taxi?

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HelloI use this aircraft without problems.When I want to shut-off reverse thrust I simply close the throttle down on my joystick at 60 kts.I don't use the f1 key.AndyWhoops this is the FSX forum,but I would have thought it was the same as FS9 (which i use)

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<br />Hello<br />I use this aircraft without problems.When I want to shut-off reverse thrust I simply close the throttle down on my joystick at 60 kts.<br />I don't use the f1 key.<br />Andy<br /><br />Whoops this is the FSX forum,but I would have thought it was the same as FS9 (which i use)<br />
<br /><br /><br />Are you ending your flight right then, or do you continue to taxi? I'm able to get the engine to go back to idle thrust fine, I just can't get the aircraft to go forward again. I wonder if maybe it would be doing the same to you if you were trying to taxi forward after reverse thrust. I also don't understand how you can be using joystick throttle control to cancel reverse thrust---wouldn't the control already be all the way down if you had just landed? How are you engaging reverse thrust?

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<br /><br /><br />Are you ending your flight right then, or do you continue to taxi? I'm able to get the engine to go back to idle thrust fine, I just can't get the aircraft to go forward again. I wonder if maybe it would be doing the same to you if you were trying to taxi forward after reverse thrust. I also don't understand how you can be using joystick throttle control to cancel reverse thrust---wouldn't the control already be all the way down if you had just landed? How are you engaging reverse thrust?
HELLOwhen I finish any(successful)flight I will always taxi to stand or parking(I like to do it right),and have no trouble taxiing of the runway after landing.Let me explain how I would do it.As I approach the landing I have the correct flaps set and approach speed correct(usuallyPraying.gif)at about 600 to 300 ft I disconnect the autopilot and auto throttle,spoilers are set,and just before touch down I shut down the throttle (I flare, never sure if your meant to do this with airliners ,but I do) as I hit the runway there are two options I available to me.1. In most of my airliners I have installed a gauge that you set on descent,this arms reverse thrust and spoilers and deploys them automatically as soon as you touch down, when I slow to 60kts I give my throttle control on the joystick a quick open and close movement(I actually can't remember if i have to do this with my auto gauge useage) this action causes the reverse thrust to stop and I will come slowly to a halt.I can then taxi as normal.2.If my aircraft does not have that gauge i.e some of my smaller GA aircraft,but still have reverse thrust available,I will hit f2 to start reverse thrust and again just give the joystick throttle control a quick open and close movement when I have slowed to the required speed(for me its sixty kts on airliners)and I am not actually sure what it is with smaller GA aircraft.I don't actually use it much as I never seem to need to on my GAs, I will play it by ear,if I find myself hurtling towards the end of the runway and a cliff diving leap into the ocean inevitable(fortunately not often) I will bash the f2 for all its worth and jam on the breaks as well.(good job I am only a sim pilot.Anyways some food for thought.cheers Andybiggrin.gif

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<br />HELLO<br />when I finish any(successful)flight I will always taxi to stand or parking(I like to do it right),and have no trouble taxiing of the runway after landing.Let me explain how I would do it.As I approach the landing I have the correct flaps set and approach speed correct(usually<font size="3"><img src="http://static.avsim.net/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/Praying.gif" /></font><font size="3">)at about 600 to 300 ft I disconnect the autopilot and auto throttle,spoilers are set,and  just before touch down I shut down the throttle  (I flare, never sure if your meant to do this with airliners ,but I do) as I hit the runway there are two options I available to me.1. In most of my airliners I have installed a gauge that you set on descent,this arms reverse thrust and spoilers and deploys them automatically as soon as you touch down, when I slow to 60kts I give my throttle control on the joystick a quick open and close movement(I actually can't remember if i have to do this with my auto gauge useage) this action causes the reverse thrust to stop and I will come slowly to a halt.I can then taxi as normal.</font><br />2.If my aircraft does not have that gauge i.e some of my smaller GA aircraft,but still have reverse thrust available,I will hit f2 to start reverse thrust and again just give the joystick throttle control  a quick open and close movement  when I have slowed to the required speed(for me its sixty kts on airliners)and I am not actually sure what it is with smaller GA aircraft.I don't actually use it much as I never seem to need  to on my GAs, I will play it by ear,if I find myself hurtling towards the end of the runway and a cliff diving leap into the ocean inevitable(fortunately not often) I will bash the f2 for all its worth and jam on the breaks as well.(good job I am only a sim pilot.<br />Anyways some food for thought.<br />cheers Andy<br /><img src="http://static.avsim.net/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif" /><br />
<br /><br /><br />Thanks for the info.I have a couple of other turboprops that I fly (Dash-8, Fokker F27) and when I land them, I come in with the autospoilers armed. As I approach the point of touchdown, I flare and reduce power to idle. The spoilers deploy, and as the nose comes down I mash F2 to engage the thrust reverse. At about 60 KTS, I tap the F1 key (which should do the same as your quick up and back down throttle manipulation) and the thrust goes down to idle, I continue to brake until down to taxi speed, retract flaps and spoilers, then taxi my way off the runway and proceed to gate or parking.Everything is the same with this ATR-72, except I can't figure out how to go forward again when I am down to taxi speed. Increasing the throttle spools up the engines, but the plane goes backwards.For what it's worth, I find that I don't really need the reverse thrust, but I'd like to figure this out just because!

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<br /><br /><br />Thanks for the info.I have a couple of other turboprops that I fly (Dash-8, Fokker F27) and when I land them, I come in with the autospoilers armed. As I approach the point of touchdown, I flare and reduce power to idle. The spoilers deploy, and as the nose comes down I mash F2 to engage the thrust reverse. At about 60 KTS, I tap the F1 key (which should do the same as your quick up and back down throttle manipulation) and the thrust goes down to idle, I continue to brake until down to taxi speed, retract flaps and spoilers, then taxi my way off the runway and proceed to gate or parking.Everything is the same with this ATR-72, except I can't figure out how to go forward again when I am down to taxi speed. Increasing the throttle spools up the engines, but the plane goes backwards.For what it's worth, I find that I don't really need the reverse thrust, but I'd like to figure this out just because!
HelloJust something that springs to mind.This aircraft model is quite old ,and I believe it was originally developed for FS2002 and as you are using it in FSX maybe this is the cause of your problems.There were even issues for FS9 users with this aircraft.(panel troubles )I have it running with no problems now.Its a nice aircraft and panel(a cut above the normal for freeware)but I am an FS9 user.cheers Andy

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I went ahead and downloaded a couple of different ATR aircraft from flightsim.com. Neither of them have the problem that I am having with the Denmark Package version. Tapping F1 at 60 KTS cancels reverse properly, and I can then taxi forward to exit runway and taxi to parking or gate.The ISDT Cimber-Sterling ATR-42 is a pretty nice plane, but it does not seem to have a virtual cockpit. What's weird is that it uses the same panel that the Denmark plane uses, and the panel.cfg files both have parameters for the VC, but it doesn't show up in the Cimber ATR-42. I wonder why. I see that the panel.cfg file references some textures with names like "$panel_r", but I can't seem to find where these should be. Anyone know where VC textures live? If I could get a VC to show up in this ISDT Cimber-Sterling ATR-42, I would probably ditch the Denmark version.-dp-

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