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Cowl flap switches of the CAT PBY

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When you want to open or shut the cowl flaps to a certain extent, you have to be very fast on activating / de-activating the switches. For instance when you want to open the flaps halfway (50%) you guess somehow (feeling) when to stop the switches. To check the position, you can hold the mouse on the switch and then you can read the position of the flaps. Most of the time the flaps are further open than supposed to be (in this case 50%) because the flaps open very fast. Furthermore, in turbulence it's difficult to adjust the flaps right away to the wanted position (the panel is then shaking somewhat).

 

So, is there a solution - for instance by adjusting the panel.cfg or the aircraft.cfg somewhere to let the opening and closing process of the flaps more slowly? That would be a nice feature!

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I think the timing is set in the model, not in the cfg's. Not sure but have you tried linking it to an axis like you can do for spoilers?

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I now know P3d and FSX do not allow cowl-flaps to be assigned to an axis.

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Are there other ways to delay the closing and opening sequence of the cowl flaps when operating those switches? I think it's about the way how the switches are programmed.

 

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We are using the standard FS variables for that. so not as far as I know.

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It would really need a new gauge and new MDL for the product to do that. So I would not have too much hope.

 

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On ‎10‎/‎04‎/‎2019 at 5:53 PM, Fsimmer99 said:

Are there perhaps other forum members who might give a solution?

 

If I can throw in my two cents worth, its better to use the keyboard. That's how I do it:

 

Ctrl. + Shift + V    to open cowl flaps (you can press the V once for one notch, or keep it pressed to open more, etc.)

 

Ctrl. + Shift + C    to close

 

This has worked for me flawlessly all these years. Its very practical and easy. (BTW these are default keymappings of FSX)

 

Best of luck.

 

Khalid

 

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