Milton Waddams

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  1. Milton Waddams

    -8 nose pitching up on the takeoff roll

    I have, yeah. Power is just straight TOGA, CG is within limits, if not a bit towards the rear with only fuel as payload, and trim is near the nose down limit, but still within the envelope. I’m planning more test flights today, checking it with a dereated thrust setting, less flaps in, and some cargo in the forward compartment. Should fix the issue, though from Kyle is saying, it’s all about technique.
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    -8 nose pitching up on the takeoff roll

    I knew it was something I was doing wrong..I’ll drop it back to DTO2 which will probably eliminate the issue. Sorry for being so dumb, and great job on the -8!
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    -8 nose pitching up on the takeoff roll

    That’s the thing, I’m not tugging on the yoke at all when it wants to pitch up. If anything, I have a bit of nose down pressure applied. I’ve experienced this IRL flying an Archer on soft field or standing takeoffs where you need nose down pressure to compensate for the increased airflow over the elevator. I’ll try trimming to the nose down limit, and apply forward pressure, on my next departure and see if that eliminates the issue.
  4. Don’t know if this is a bug in the flight model, or simply a consequence of the situation, but I thought I’d bring it up anyway. It seems that whenever I depart in the -8 at extremely light weights, as in 40k pounds of fuel and no payload, the nose will pitch up to the point where the tail strikes the ground on the takeoff roll. Since I like the almost comical climb rates, I almost always go TOGA on departure, but is the increased thrust the cause of this nose up tendency? The first time I experienced this was a takeoff using TOGA and flaps 20, so I decided to use flaps 10 on the next departure in the interest of reducing lift and surface area for the thrust to impact. Sadly, this did nothing and it took full forward action on the yoke to keep the nose down. My CG seemed to be within limits, and the stab trim was near 2, as calculated by the takeoff page. I’ve tried a derated takeoff, but I can’t recall if the nose pitched up or not. The issue for me also happens upon landing, with full forward stick also being required to hold the nose down. Any ideas on what this might be? I’ll probably end up a bit of cargo in the forward hold to keep the nose down from now on, but it’d be nice to know if it’s something I’m doing wrong or an issue with the model itself. Thanks in advance (and sorry if it’s my own fault..)!
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    Submitting a ticket at would probably be your best bet to get the support you need.
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    One Year on P3dv4 and PMDG

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    [27JUL18] A couple quick, important items for you...

    I’d imagine we’ll hear more once GFO is out the door, since that is the project that stole the resources from the J41.
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    The Swire Group at work- HONG KONG TRADER pushing now!

    What’s this I hear about you flying the NG3 soon..?
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    I do remember hearing about a new flight model for the -400, maybe this will be included as well?
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    What’s this you say of an updated 744..?
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    Las Vegas June 2018

    Can’t wait to hear what you have to say!
  12. Ah yes, but no post from RSR..
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    PMDG Announced Global Flight Operations at FSE 2018

    It was only mentioned, not much else I’m afraid.
  14. Milton Waddams

    Guess the secret project at FlightSimExpo (Poll)

    Personally, my money is on an Airbus. It’s something new, different, totally unexpected from PMDG as they’re Boeing guys, and will carry their products into the future with the possibility for a whole new line of products. Dates check out as well, first A380 flight in 2005 followed by its introduction into service in 2007, and it’d make sense it took 10 years given how complex the beast is. Oh man, a PMDG A380 would be out of this world...
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    Guess the secret project at FlightSimExpo (Poll)

    A G5/G6 isn’t up there 😉