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Hi, everyone. I need some help. The pushback feature in FS2002 doesn't seem to work on my system. I can go back in a straight line no probs. but i can't turn to save my life! I keep pressing the 1 and 2 keys as hard as i can (thinking they might be sticky) but to no avail. I've fiddled with the numpad/numlock, looked up the help and all the rest but i can't get my planes to change direction when being pushed-back. Have i missed something blindingly obvious, or are there others out there with this problem?

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I've heard that some have experienced this because of changing views (cockpit to spot to whatever) during the pushback; I guess maybe just to watch it from tower or something. While I have only used pushback while in cockpit, I've never had that occur...anyone else?Rick

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Should work with the default a/c but not with some/all(?) add-ons.You use the main keyboard numbers not the keypad ones.For add-on a/c you need to re-assign the push-back key 'P' to something else not used by FS and then push-back will work with add-ons as well.

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i experienced the same thing when i was beginning to use it, and if it helps, my problem was that i was thinking that i push 1 or 2 whenever I WANT to start turning, but what you have to do is right after you push shift+p you immediately have to push either 1 or 2 and the pushback feature will turn the aircraft when it sees fit. So you push shift+p and then either 1 or 2, and then wait for it to turn the plane. you can't wait for a while to push 1 or 2 or it recognizes that you want to just pushback straight............and as far ##### add-ons and such, i've never had to configure anything to make it work its automatically programed when i use it............just fyi i guess............hope this helps!!

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Hi Mark,I used to have pushback problems too until I discovered the following: after hitting 'shift p' to start your pushback, don't touch the keyboard or send any kind of input to fs again except 1 or 2 to turn - if you do ANYTHING after hitting shift p, like to communicate with atc or change views for instance, the aircraft will not turn when you then hit 1 or 2. I can't say that i notice any difference between default and addon a/c when it comes to pushback.By the way, its been discovered (fs2002 tips library) that after you hit 1 or 2 to turn, the aircraft first travels its own length, THEN turns - seems to be true, so now I just wait until I'm a fuselage away from the point at which I want to turn, then 1 or 2, and voila!works flawlessly for me every time now anyway.Regards,Mark

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OK. I'm in the PSS Airbus in cockpit view. I press Shift+P, then i immediately press 1 once on the keyboard and watch, without touching a thing or letting my joystick move. It starts moving back, and back, and back, and it keeps going...... I'm out of the airport now, still going back, i haven't turned yet! I've tried everything you said but I think my pushback tug is on rails or something! Do I have a dodgy copy of FS?

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Re-read msg#2 and act on it.Then go to spot view and try p/b again, release the push-back key BEFORE releasing the 'turn' key, it works here.

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I don't own the PSS Airbus but I had pushback problems when using some third-party panels. Based on a tip from someone in this forum, I changed the pushback key chord from Shift+p to Ctrl+p. That fixed all of the problems for me; now all planes turn like they're supposed to. Try it. R-

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