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 Post subject: 377 won't accelerate
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:43 am 
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I am following the manual for the StratoCruiser, I can get airborne and, just about, accelerate to 150 KIAS, but even with all the engines at the red line I cannot get above 150 KIAS even in level flight. Aircraft gross weight is about 120,000 Lbs.

Any ideas?

Adrian


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 Post subject: Re: 377 won't accelerate
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:21 am 
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Try using the key "/" or whatever is set as default for spoiler. Had this once in FSX and was wondering too.

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 Post subject: Re: 377 won't accelerate
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:44 am 
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Cowl flaps? I had them far too open trying to take off and failed miserably to make much headway. Then I read the instructions...

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 Post subject: Re: 377 won't accelerate
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:33 am 
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Mickel wrote:
Cowl flaps? I had them far too open trying to take off and failed miserably to make much headway. Then I read the instructions...


The only thing the manual says about them for take off is "Cowl flaps set for take off"
Not exceptionally helpful :(


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 Post subject: Re: 377 won't accelerate
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:48 am 
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There's a placard on the flight engineers panel which states how wide the cowl flaps should be opened at a definite OAT on takeoff.
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 Post subject: Re: 377 won't accelerate
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:25 am 
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Brilliant, between cowl flaps and spoilers I flew her London to Manchester today.

Thanks everybody


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