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Trying to slew floatplane backwards from dock.Push y and it says slew but I cannot make it move?Thanks,Ron

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I also tried pulling up Help menu but said not available,that is why I am asking.Thanks

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Hello Ron,

You're gonna kick yourself, when you try this. Unclick the "p" key (Pause) when using "y" (slew). Your aircraft will not move in slew whilst paused. 
Then depending on what controller your using, for instance I use a (LogitechE3Dpro with twist grip) you can use the XY axis and the twist handle, you can also use the Keyboard Up Dn Lf Rt arrow keys. (Up=forward Dn=Backwards Lt=Move left Rt=Move Right) I don't use a yoke so cant tell you about that controller, (Someone will know about using a yoke I'm sure).

If you want to motor away from the dock under engine thrust, you should lower the rudder/s (Ctrl+W) and apply just enough engine thrust to begin forward momentum, then steer left or right depending on your easiest route to the water runway. Remember to raise the rudders when lined up for takeoff.

As you are probably aware (Shift+P) Pusback does not work for floatplanes on water, only for amphibians when wheels are down on tarmac. 

Hope this helps.

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