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For some reason, my spoilers are always deployed upon loading the C208 EX.  I usually don't find out until I rotate and the airspeed drops to 70 with the FPM at 0.  How can I fix this?


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This sounds very weird for a few reasons

1. The 208 has only roll spoilers, so the spoilers can't be extended on both wings at the same time.

2. If they are extended when loading the 208, how can the speed drop upon rotation?

3. The roll spoilers create very little drag, so even if they would extend on both wings to wouldn't create the extremely high drag you are seeing.

Can you post a screenshot with all spoilers extended?

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1 hour ago, bic said:

For some reason, my spoilers are always deployed upon loading the C208 EX.  I usually don't find out until I rotate and the airspeed drops to 70 with the FPM at 0.  How can I fix this?

I'd try loading a flight with is, stowing the spoilers and then saving that flight, which may sort it out. But if not...

Don't wanna sound too obvious, but a basic walkaround check would reveal this issue on the real thing, and in a sim, just a quick 360 spin around of an external view can simulate doing that walkaround, so is not a bad habit to get into. Inside, the cockpit pre-flight flow checks would (or should) also reveal any untoward settings to you, so that'd be another thing to get into.

You can use (or invent) your own acronym for such things and it's useful to do that for your sim aeroplanes, especially if you fly for real as it reinforces the habit for real-world stuff. I do that and use my real-world glider pre-take off check, even on my sim airliners, because it always reminds me to to check things out. That would be C.B.-S.I.F.T.-C.B.E (which is Controls, Ballast, Straps, Instruments, Flaps, Trim, Canopy, Brakes, Eventualities).

Although this acronym is specifically for a glider, each one of those things serves to remind me of the equivalent items and controls on everything from a Cessna to a 747, i.e. the Brakes part would, as it does on a glider, remind me to check the spoilers are closed and latched, but on for example, the Just Flight L-1011 Tristar, it reminds me to arm the spoilers, because if you don't you get a warning horn when you throttle up to taxi it. i still do all the 'proper' checks for the specific aeroplane as well, but this additional check I make does no harm.

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I have GF throttle quadrant, so I think it might not be calibrated right with fsuipc..  I will try to remember to do a walk around.

Thanks,


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