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Q400: aileron stuck with cold and dark state

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My beloved Majestic Q400 is suddenly giving me problems: as soon as the cold and dark script has been loaded the aileron is completely stuck. Everything else works fine. Luckily the ready for taxi state doesn't have this problem so I can still fly the plane using that state but obviously I also want to be able to start the plane cold and dark! It's very odd: yesterday evening everything was perfectly fine and now suddenly, out of the blue, I have this odd problem!

Anyone here who has encountered the same problem and who knows a solution for this?

I also asked this on the Majestic forum but it's sunday so there might not be anyone around there today and I was hoping to do another complete flight this afternoon.

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And yes, I encountered the same problem. The solution was to release the control lock ( just above the throttles). Just move it upwards..

happy flying..

 

b rdgs / groetjes / Dick

 

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You are sure GUST LOCK is OFF?
Fyi, ailerons are manually controlled, while elevators, spoilers and rudder are hydraulic controlled.  So the Gust lock only affects ailerons

 

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31 minutes ago, J van E said:

My beloved Majestic Q400 is suddenly giving me problems: as soon as the cold and dark script has been loaded the aileron is completely stuck. Everything else works fine. Luckily the ready for taxi state doesn't have this problem so I can still fly the plane using that state but obviously I also want to be able to start the plane cold and dark! It's very odd: yesterday evening everything was perfectly fine and now suddenly, out of the blue, I have this odd problem!

Anyone here who has encountered the same problem and who knows a solution for this?

I also asked this on the Majestic forum but it's sunday so there might not be anyone around there today and I was hoping to do another complete flight this afternoon.

page  43  of  the  sample flight  guide  in the documentation

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Oh my goodness... do I feel stupid. That was it. The control lock. How come this never happened to me before...?! Seriously. Oh my. :blush:

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3 hours ago, J van E said:

Oh my goodness... do I feel stupid. That was it. The control lock. How come this never happened to me before...?! Seriously. Oh my. :blush:

We have all been beginners once.
I still forget those darned gear pins every now and then :D

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