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flight plan to newark and the yaw damber

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hi i decided to make a flight from heathrow to newark and i use the high airways setting coz i fink its more realistic and it routed me down over north africa and ended up doing a 180% turn and then a 90% turn before it routed me over the atlantic this was on fs 2002 by the way also what does the yaw damper do

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In FS I'm not sure a yaw damper has much of a purpose at all except perhaps auto-coordination of rudder and ailerons. In reality, the yaw damper is primarily used to reduce the tendency for swept wing airliners to get into a dutch roll at certain speeds. A dutch roll is where the ends of the aircraft oscillate in yaw and pitch in a kind of figure of eight. As the aircraft yaws left it rolls left, nose dips, then the dihedral effect of the wing sweep causes it to start to roll in the other direction, nose lifts, secondary opposite yaw, more roll, more yaw and repeat. This is because swept wing aircraft are generally much more stable laterally than directionally...due to the effects of wing sweep, you might nice the huge fins on many airliners intended to help with this tendency too.You can get a taste of how vicious the yaw/roll coupling is with a swept wing in x-plane, but that is still a little tame. In FS it is a non-event unfortunately.

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Well thats yaw damper explained!your uneconomic routing across to America was due to FS not including North Atlantic Tracks (NATS). These are special tracks that run across the Atlantic ocean, they change regularly to take advantage of changing weather. Because FS does not have these tracks, it will route you via airways, i once had it routing me around Alaska! Dave

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is there any way that i can put the new nats into fs btw im still using fs2002

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>is there any way that i can put the new nats into fs btw im>still using fs2002 Im not sure myself, i dont fly transatlantic so havnt looked. I wouldnt be surprised if there was a file in the library or maybe payware. Dave

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