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VELCRO_FLY
06-24-2005, 11:19 PM
I have only recently started trying to fly the P-38 online. The problem I'm having is I can't get the thing to roll straight down the freaking runway!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif I start lft engine, start rht engine, set flaps accordingly, select all engines, spin in circles trying to taxi http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? This is driving me nuts!!!

VELCRO_FLY
06-24-2005, 11:19 PM
I have only recently started trying to fly the P-38 online. The problem I'm having is I can't get the thing to roll straight down the freaking runway!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif I start lft engine, start rht engine, set flaps accordingly, select all engines, spin in circles trying to taxi http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? This is driving me nuts!!!

AerialTarget
06-24-2005, 11:48 PM
You are forgetting to select both engines after they are both started. If you look at your virtual throttles, you will see that one of them is still idling.

The real P-38 Lightning, by the way, could only start one engine at a time. The game allows you to start them simultaneously, even with the seperate engine start option allowed. Remember this as you start up your Lightning!

VELCRO_FLY
06-25-2005, 12:49 AM
I thought I was doing that when I hit "select all engines" I guess I wasn't. I will give it another try.

Thanks for the help.

AerialTarget
06-25-2005, 02:18 AM
Select all engines is indeed the correct action. Unfortunately, there is a bug in the game wherein keys can often get "stuck." If you have certain key setup, selecting the correct engine can be horribly diffucult.

For instance, the key that gets stuck the most often for me is shift. My engine select keys are the numpad keys, and the engine select toggle keys are shift numpad keys. So, if I hit numpad two, it should select engine two and deselect one. If shift key is stuck, however, it instead selects both engines. The inverse is not true because pressing shift is intended, and unsticks the key anyway. Therefore, my main problem with engine selection is mainly on the ground when I am starting them. I am constantly turning off the one I just started.

No, it's not my keyboard. I have had this problem only with IL-2 since the day it came out. When I stopped playing it for a year, I never encountered it again - until the day I started playing it again.

Rest assured that no such engine selection malarky is necessary in the real P-38 or any other warbird. In real life, you had seperate throttles, and therefore neither you nor I would be having this problem.

TSmoke
06-25-2005, 06:49 PM
I totally agree with AerialTarget, the keys do stick occasionally on multi engine aircraft.Then you end up doing the ^#^#&@ because it just spins in circles LOL.

P-38 is an awesome plane to fly in this sim, however it has been made more so since the latest patch. Now it's just freaking amazing!!