View Full Version : P-38 Flap Problems

06-05-2005, 06:08 PM

Ever since installing Pacific Fighters to my copy of AEP, the P-38's flaps have a mind of their own. I can't keep them from dropping. I keep tapping the "F" key to retract but have a fight just getting them to the Combat setting. Within a few seconds, I'm dropping my drawers again. I've already tried a full uninstall and subsequent reinstall, but the problem remains. Any help in fixing this problem would be greatly appreciated.

06-05-2005, 06:19 PM

None of the flaps automaticaly deploy on their own.

Maybe you are accidently hitting the dive recovery flaps better known as "airbrake" in your controls section. You might want to check your settings in controls, you can use whatever value you want for that.

Just a thought.


06-05-2005, 06:26 PM
Well, I'm afraid they do deploy automatically for me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif It's quite puzzling but definitely not the airbrakes. I have the "Backspace" key allocated for that purpose. I use the default "F" and "V" to control the flaps.

06-05-2005, 06:37 PM

Never heard of this before.

Maybe you can private message one of the mods--CrazyIvan or Hunter and ask them.


06-05-2005, 06:39 PM
Check to see that you don't accidently have some other key or button also assigned to extend flaps. I have heard of others accidently assigning 2 keys to do the same thing.

06-05-2005, 07:06 PM
You may have something there. I just went in and deleted all my pilots. I then created a new i.d. and was certain to use the defaults at the beginning. I then changed the few buttons that I normally do and Viola! No more drooping flaps.

The weird thing is that it only happened with the Lightning. I used this same control mapping for a couple other American types without any problem.


06-05-2005, 08:22 PM
You cannot assign the same key to two different functions in this game.

06-05-2005, 09:51 PM
Unless its a key used to give radio messages...i accidentally used the number that tells you wingman to cover you i think, and had it assigned to something else. all sorts of terrible stuff happened to me whenever i asked my wingy for help. cant remember what it was, it just made an impression on me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

06-07-2005, 06:09 AM
I´m pretty sure the mousewheel was on the flaps-axis... I had the same for some time- with my proppitch letting explode my 109 engine everytime. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif