johnbla

Loosing thrust

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Hi

All of a sudden I am having a huge problem with my thrust (I think) in P3D v4.

I load the default flight, then switch aircraft to the default Baron. I take off OK but after a few minutes I seem to loose all power and just keep descending. My throttles are at full and also my propeller speed is at max. I have plenty of fuel and the yoke and trim wheel are working OK. Even when I turn the autopilot on the aircraft will not keep it's altitude. I have even had the engines turn off in mid flight.

I deleted my P3D.cfg but that did not help.

I don"t really want to uninstall and start over again, but I am pulling my hair out to discover what is wrong.

Any help is very much greatly appreciated.

Thanks

John

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Thanks n99wb, but I have auto mixture ticked. I just noticed that just before it happens, both my fuel flow gauges go to zero. Anyone know what causes this and how to fix it? Many thanks.

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You probably have some control or switch mapped to the fuel cutoff.. have a look at your assignments..

 

Jorge

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Thanks Jorge. I have no fuel cutoff in assignments. If I just sit on the tarmac and touch nothing, the engines cut out after a few minutes. Very frustrating. If anyone has any ideas, they would be very welcome.

Thanks.

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All planes or just the Baron?

What happens if you tick "unlimited fuel" in realism settings?

What does your fuel flow look like?

N99WB

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Hi N99WB

Thanks for the help. It happens to all planes. I ticked unlimited fuel and the engines turned off by themselves after about 4 minutes. I just hope that it is something simple and I don"t have to re-install.

John

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I had an issue with my Saitek throttles where, for some reason, all I could get was 86%.  Hover over the throttles when you have them at 100% and see if they really are at a 100%.

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Check your "Failures" settings.  Maybe a timed engine failure has been armed.

N99WB 

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What part of the world are you flying in?  You could be suffering carb icing, try turning on carb heat. 

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Thanks for the help guys. My throttles are at 100%. No failures are set and I am flying in Australia.

Do I have to switch fuel tanks or something like that? I have been flying for years and never had a problem like this.

Thanks.

John

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Plug your controller into a different USB port and re calibrate.

Create a new flight, with the Barron, from scratch, at a different airport.

Hit OK.

Bring menu bar up.

Check Vehicle==>Fuel/Payload.

In the 2D cockpit, click the thrust quadrant icon to show your tank selector settings.

Start the engines with Ctrl-E.

Bring the RPM up to 1200.

Sit and watch fuel gauges, fuel flow and tank settings.

Good luck!

N99WB

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Thanks N99WB.

OK, I did all of the above. When I start the engines, the mixture controls goes to 100%. After a few minutes the mixture controls drop to zero, and immediately the fuel flow drops and the engines cut out. I had automixture on, then I turned it off and the engines still cut out.

To my way of thinking, it must have something to do with the mixture but I cannot understand what it is. 

Any help gratefully appreciated.

John

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Go here and rename the standard.xml file and see if that helps.

 

user\username\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2\Controls\Standard.xml

 

Vic

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On 10/21/2017 at 7:25 PM, sparkie66 said:

Easy fix, just tighten it back up again. :biggrin:

 

sparkie66

Tighten what back up again? Or is that a joke?

John

 

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Did you get a chance to try Vic's suggestion?

Rename your:

user\username\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v2\Controls\Standard.xml"

 

N99WB

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Yeh, did that thanks. Deleted it but still the problems persist. I even reinstalled P3D and tthe problem is still there.

P3D is virtually unusable at the moment. I really don't know what to do.

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Look in: 

documents\Prepar3D V4 Files\

and backup_remove all of those files.

N99WB

 

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Thanks for the help N99WB. I deleted those files but it just cut out again. I am pulling my hair out.

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Sorry to hear that.

All I have left is to pull all your controllers and

fire it up with just the keyboard using CTRL-E

N99WB

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