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New Yak -18T in the library

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Guest ThrottleUp

Thx for the info - both for the addition of this plane and the typo :)

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Just took her up, beautiful but can't get the gear to retract or the flaps to deploy.Anyone else ?Mark.

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Guest ha5mvo

>Just took her up, beautiful but can't get the gear to retract>or the flaps to deploy.>Anyone else ?>>Mark.How about turning up pneumatic pressure? You'll need it to operate the flaps and gear!

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Guest allcott

The pidgin English manual is really entertaining. Informative, and entertaining. :-)Just remember, they do things different in Russia - pneumatics not hydraulics, ADF not VOR, radial engines not inline or opposed. FANTASTIC! Once I figured out how to turn off the ADF morse, I was cooking with gas.I want a Yak-18T. :DAllcott

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Guest ha5mvo

>I cannot even get it to start.start with the default cessna C&D, just push the mixture in and turn on the avionics. Then select the Yak.//Michael

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Guest George Tu-144

Well, let's start something like FAQ for this aircraft. I already recieved some e-mails with questions. Here we come with answers.Q. I can't control flaps, gear and brakes. What I do wrong?A. Read the documentation first ;) You have to open black pneumatic crane in the lower right corner of central view panel.Q. I can't start up engine. How to do that?A. Again - read the documentation carefully, you can find there EVERYTHING. The start up sequence roughly is:Open central view panel.Move all switches at the bottom of panel to up position.Open black pneumatic crane at the lower right corner of panel.Move fire #### right (open).Push fuel irrigator about 5 times, put up fuel pressure to value of 5 (see EMI-3K left arrow).Switch magneto to 1+2 position.Move throttle slightly forward from Idle position.Push Start button.That's it. Hope it'll help you. Good luck and Godspeed.

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Great plane, but I have a couple of questions: is there a way I can get it to steer on the ground without using differential braking -which is difficult to do without pedals! And, how do I stop the engine quitting every few minutes? I know it is supposed to be explained in the manual but it's a bit too technical for me. Is there a way of disabling built-in failures like this? I had the same problem with the freeware Yak-12 a while ago.ThanksFrog


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Guest George Tu-144

FAQ, part 2.Q. I can't steer aircraft without using of differential braking. What's the problem?A. Yak-18T has no steering front wheel. Use differential braking and rudder deflection.Q. My engine fails after short period of working time. What I do wrong?A. We modelled two-level custom failure system. That means if you'll do something wrong, overheat engine, for example, you'll be penalized by engine failure or other failure depending on your mistake. The second level of failures is random failures. This means you'll see some systems failures (including engine) from time to time, but not too often, of course. It happens roughly saying one time per 10-50 hours of flight. It's impossible to turn off failures system now, we made attempt to create full-scale simulator of Yak-18T including failures, in version 1.1 of model we'll add option allowing to switch off failures. But now if you want to fly Yak - learn to fly it correctly, read manuals! ;)Saying simple if you don't want to stall your engine, try not to keep it too long with revolutions more than 98%. After take-off move back a little throttle lever and pitch lever, that's enough.

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>Q. I can't control flaps, gear and brakes. What I do wrong?>>A. Read the documentation first ;) You have to open black>pneumatic crane in the lower right corner of central view>panel.>What is a crane??Barry

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Guest George Tu-144

>>>Q. I can't control flaps, gear and brakes. What I do wrong?>>>>A. Read the documentation first ;) You have to open black>>pneumatic crane in the lower right corner of central view>>panel.>>>What is a crane??>>BarryBlack round wheel-like switch in the lower right corner.George

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This has got to be one of the most entertaining aircraft to come our way recently.Once I got the hang of the startup procedure and proceeded to roll down the runway I soon realized you need to apply a bit of forward pressure on the yoke during acceleration to stop that blessed stall warning horn from sounding! Then it's just a matter of getting the balance right - power/prop pitch and climb rate. VFR flying from the cockpit feels impressively realistic. Boy, is this one fun to fly and to listen to :) The flight model and sounds seem VERY convincing. Flying the Yak-18T requires constant attention from the pilot and this applies especially during the landing phase as I discovered it is quite easy to stall on approach. What a satisfying experience it is to hear those wheels contact the tarmac. But the fun is not over until you bring her to rest and that requires gentle touches on differential braking to avoid a ground loop...or worse! Trouble is I found I couldn't leave it there and quickly found myself gently winding up that wonderfully throaty engine again for yet another go around. I just know I'll be taking this bird out for a spin a lot in the future. It's a while since an a/c has given me such a sense of excitement and pleasure.A resounding thank you from me to those who had a hand in its creation.Mike

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>>>I just know I'll be taking this bird out for a spin a lot in>the future. It's a while since an a/c has given me such a>sense of excitement and pleasure.>I haven't tried it out yet - but it sounds quite exciting and challenging. I have said MANY times that the majority of Fsim a/c are just too easy to fly. Maybe some reality will finally start to be included in Fsim a/c. Barry

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I cannot say enough about this aircraft! Wonderful! I finally got it started and really enjoyed the smoothness of flight. If you like an authentic sound of a radial engine, then this is for you! Sounds are superb. Flys well, looks very good, sounds good. Thank you ! Studying the manual will be very helpfull. I cannot read Russian but figured everything out with the manual. It only took about 10 minutes of reading. Have fun!Vernon

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