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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:19 am 
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I have seen on tv shows that they can taxi this monster with a couple engines off. how can they do that? in the simulator I have all four running plus the turbo dial up to seven and mine will taxi just fine. but I can't get it to move with out all four engines running. I have seen this with the super fortress as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:52 am 
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Check your brakes and calibration, that would be my first thought if you need all four running to move, it sounds like you have a brake sticking or set to on which would point to a control issue.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:04 am 
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you mean engine calibration? I can check that. but with all do respect that don't answer my question as to why they have 1 or 2 engines shut down?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:21 am 
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Hello,

no I mean your brakes, are you using rudder pedals?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:24 am 
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Lewis - A2A wrote:
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no I mean your brakes, are you using rudder pedals?

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yes sir I do have rudder pedals. I thought you meant engine calibration for the B-17

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:27 am 
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Hi.
Lewis was asking this incase your brakes are binding , but the B17 cannot taxi when fully loaded unless all 4 engines are running , shes to heavy at this stage , i have after landing from a bomb run on the 17th of this month with slightly more fuel than expected , taxiied on 3 engines , after the flak had taken out the number 3 engine , it was slow and i had to have engine 2 at idle and just use the outboards , if you see the videos , the normal two engine taxi after a bomb run is with the inboards , but you need to watch the engine temps on two engine taxiies as they are running at a higher rpm/man.
regards alan. CO of the 324BS 91st bombardment group. 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:32 am 
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oh ok so the way I am flying my B17 on the sim is correct then.

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