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Hello everyone, I have an issue with my FSX. When operating in crosswind conditions, the crosswind only affects the aircraft when above 1000 AGL. Once below this, the aircraft straightens out itself. I use active sky2016 for my FSX weather and I just landed with a 12kt crosswind. The plane would be crabbing a little above 1000ft but than straightens out automatically although FSX shows there is still a crosswind. All my realism sliders in FSX are set to realistic and I also use FSUIPC4 free version. Can someone please help. Much appreciated.

 

 

Travon Nicholls


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Hi Travon,

What aircraft type? Automatic or manual landing?

Remember that once you get above about 100-200ft AGL the wind speed will very quickly increase significantly above the surface wind (think about last time you went up a tower or stood on top of a hill and how much windier it was up top than at the bottom). Thus the wind will often slacken quite a bit as you approach touchdown. Also, most automatic landing systems will transition from a crab to a sideslip (with the nose pointing down the runway) at around 100-200ft AGL.

Other than that - are you sure it's not just a visual illusion? The crab angle may not appear that significant in the flare -- in a jet you're generally only going to be looking at a few degrees, plus any other dynamic stuff going on, and you're likely to automatically be correcting to point the nose down the runway anyway because that is what looks right.


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It appears my settings got messed up. I reset the realism sliders to realistic and the problem is solved. Not sure what happened there. Thanks for your help though.

 

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