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No Ground Turbulence with Idle Thrust

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The ground turbulence works fine as long as there is some kind of acceleration: thrust, brakes, turning.

But when taxiing with idle thrust, not braking and not turning, the ground turbulence is completely gone. As soon as I touch the brakes, increase thrust or start turning the ground turbulence is back again.

 

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This is intentional.

From the WIP User Manual

 

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Ground: Most airports have uneven surfaces. Taxiing or taking off on those surfaces can literally break your aircraft apart extreme situations! In ChasePlane, we use wheel size and RPM, aircraft weight and surface type to shake the camera around.

 

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But that's not realistic.

Even if you take RPM into account for the ground turbulence, why is the turbulence completely gone when the thrust is on idle? The surface still is uneven, regardless of thrust setting. And why is the ground turbulence there again when I touch the brakes or turn, still on idle?

 

IMHO you should not take RPM into account for the ground turbulence at all. That's what the engine turbulence is for, isn't it?

If you taxi along an uneven taxiway at 20 kts, the aircraft will be shaking - regardless of the throttle setting.

Actually many airliners only taxi on idle thrust. Should those never have the ground turbulence except for in turns or while braking?

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To me it sounds like idle throttle and stationary are 2 different things, which are being mixed up here.

For me, there is ground turbulence with throttle idle, so I don't quite get the problem :S

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