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2nd flight using the pro version had a failure

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As topic  suggested, was on  take off roll  was having  difficultly  in keeping  the plane  on centre line, but  was slowly drifting  to the left   couldn't   steer to the right  back on centre line.  Luckily   I  managed  to lift off  before leaving the rwy :).   On climbing  raised  the gear  and flaps on schedule   and  found  I had  3  green light  and  3  amber  lights on the gear  annunciation panel. Read  the  emergency and abnormal manual  on the gear issue and  on closer  examination I found  the issue.  Anyone  can guess  what it  was?

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Yep, although  had  no issue  in taxing  to the rwy  ,though only  on take off   and off course  raising  of the gear :)

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You too? I lost an engine on approach haha. Alas, I was too engrossed in the sheer awesomeness of the HGS to realize I was stalling. Good thing it was just a delivery flight..

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The gear pins seem to have caught a lot of users out, and they only be removed if the cabin doors are open (the logic being how can you get out to collect them if all the doors are shut).

 

Do they even appear in the FMS options with doors closed?

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Best way to check if  you have removed  them is  checking  to see if  there are 3  red  flags  hanging  out :Tounge:

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silly question maybe, but how do you repair failures? I have something broke off with the left main gear and every landing results in a crash. Tried different livery and reloads, still there.

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@sparkie66,

  Your issue sounds like a permissions issue.

Failures are supposed to clear after a restart/reload of the plane. In the case of the blown tires, they will be replaced after 20 minutes on the ground, with the engines off. If this isn't occuring, then I recommend you do a reinstall of the Q400. Be sure to right click the installer, and select "run as administrator."

 

  regards, Craig.

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The gear pins seem to have caught a lot of users out, and they only be removed if the cabin doors are open (the logic being how can you get out to collect them if all the doors are shut).

 

Do they even appear in the FMS options with doors closed?

 

No sir, but you can check visually behind the FO's seat.

 

Hope this helps.

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@sparkie66,

  Your issue sounds like a permissions issue.

Failures are supposed to clear after a restart/reload of the plane. In the case of the blown tires, they will be replaced after 20 minutes on the ground, with the engines off. If this isn't occuring, then I recommend you do a reinstall of the Q400. Be sure to right click the installer, and select "run as administrator."

 

  regards, Craig.

Thanks, I'll go try that. I'm reasonably sure I installed it as administrator; )

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Jus found this in the Majestic docs:

 

Gear pins There are 3 gear pins, which can be located in situ (in a bag behind the F/O seat), or installed outside in the aircraft gear. In the PILOT version, the pins will be placed in situ automatically once the electrical system is powered. In the PRO version and above the pins removal must be ordered from the FMS DATA- >SERVICES page. Failure to do so will result in the gear not retracting in flight.

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I think everyone  realises  this:)  but  one forgets  some  times  to check  the 3  red  flags 

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I think everyone  realises  this:)  but  one forgets  some  times  to check  the 3  red  flags 

I'm always late to the party.

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Under P3Dv3 with PRO & Beta v3 DLL, I never had to remove the gear pins. (I'm around 15-20 runs with PRO)

Is it a P3Dv3 version specific Q400 property?

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Under P3Dv3 with PRO & Beta v3 DLL, I never had to remove the gear pins. (I'm around 15-20 runs with PRO)

Is it a P3Dv3 version specific Q400 property?

It's your responsability (the pilot) to put and/or remove the gear pins. There are not installed by default.

 

Regards,

 

Richard Portier

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Actually guys,with the release candidate, there is some variability built in.  You'll have to check the pins each time as you'll never know if they are installed or not.

 

Hope this helps!

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On one flight out of about 10, the gear pins were in. You need to check them each time. It's called a "pre-flight".

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Yeah, I'm a Majestic (Aerosoft, REX, TFDi and SunSkyJet) Beta Tester.  Flew the Pro weekly for just over 5 years prior to release.

 

Did you miss our Worldwide Broadcast with Aerosoft and Majestic?  We had close to 5000 viewers and gave away about $1500 worth of software including several versions of the Pro.  See it here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On one flight out of about 10, the gear pins were in. You need to check them each time. It's called a "pre-flight".

 

LOL.

 

We discussed this one (and a few other things like it) a lot, especially after it caught most of the Beta Testers off guard a few weeks before release (we didn't have them before that).

 

To check the gear pins, you don't have to open the door and check the FMS, you can simply look behind the copilots seat and see if they are present - you'll see the red check before flight tags hanging out of the bag on the backwall a few inches above floor level. You don't see them, then they're installed.

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I got my first "gear pin event" last night while preparing an IVAO flight.

I was more than happy to have run the preflight checklist :Tounge:

 

I like this stochastic behaviour, it adds some pepper on the Q400 barbecue.

 

I had also yesterday my first full IMC landing with almost 100 feet of vertical visibility (ASN fog from real weather in P3Dv3).

Very realistic and give some stress for the pilot :fool:

I don't think I would have succeeded without the great HGS help. I was about to go around ...

 

Q400 Pro is definitely for me the best modeled and enjoyable aircraft ever.

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