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vdj555

Can't thermal with ask21

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Hi everyone,

First of all i want to congratulate everyone at Specific-3d-Design on creating this wonderful glider!

I do have one problem though an I'm not sure if it's pilot error or a problem with my addon.

Everytime when I try to thermal in a good bubble i can't seem to find lift, only a little bit less sink/no sink at best in a great thermal (idicated by birds through my registered version of cumulusX)

I also have your discusB without any problems and I'm familIar with Condor so i would say I know somewhat how to find and stay in the bubble ;)

But I don't fly gliders in real life (thinking of starting this year..) so it could very well be that there is something different I should do with the ask21.

To give you some information about my situation:

I installed the ask21 with administrator rights

I have cumulusX installed (registered)

I have the discusB and in the same thermal I get 4.0 m/s lift

I have the dimona TMG and in the same thermal i get about 2m/s lift or so

In the ask21 i get no postive lift!

Also my fsx realism settings are set per manual recommendations

I do use active sky next to set up my weather conditions but it doesn't seem to matter wether I use it or not.

I'm really stumped here But something's up ;)

'Till i find a solution it's pattern practice is Suppose :)

Greetings,

Vincent

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Hmm, this sounds strange.

You should get more or less the same climb rate as in the Discus. The aircraft cannot decide if it climbs or not. Maybe Peter has a solution, I will forward the post.

Bests, Joachim

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Hi Vincent,

indeed, very strange. Could you post a screenshot of such situation with a cockpit view on the instruments including the motor control unit and CumulusX! debug window on it? See a sample attached. Please indicate also FSX version.

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best regards,

Peter

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Thanks Peter/Joachim for looking into this.

I also thought that the climb rates should be more or less similar between the ask21 and the discus.

I do have to say that I usually fly with a Fully loaded plane so weight might be a factor, although I usually fly the pure glider version so no extra engine weight ;)

I have made a little testflight in good conditions and I noticed that although cumulusX says I am in lift, the plane doesn't climb.

Anyway I hope you guys can make more of this ;)

By the way the fsx version I'm using is acceleration

Regards,

Vincent

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Thanks Peter/Joachim for looking into this.

I also thought that the climb rates should be more or less similar between the ask21 and the discus.

I do have to say that I usually fly with a Fully loaded plane so weight might be a factor, although I usually fly the pure glider version so no extra engine weight ;)

I have made a little testflight in good conditions and I noticed that although cumulusX says I am in lift, the plane doesn't climb.

Anyway I hope you guys can make more of this ;)

post-27097-0-56160300-1430665030_thumb.j

By the way the fsx version I'm using is acceleration

Regards,

Vincent

PS.

I also made a screenshot while gliding to a new thermal, and I noticed that my speed to fly is very high even when I select a mc of 0.0, is this normal?

post-27097-0-18422000-1430666600_thumb.j

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Hi Vincent,

this looks really weird, sink is much higher than it should be.

Speed-to-fly (STF) is bascially ok, since the instrument interprets the exta sink of the aircraft as a downdraft which results into high STF.

Do you possibly have mapped an axis, or some hardware controls to the flaps?

best regards,

Peter

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Hi Peter,

That was it I think!

I looked at my fsx control settings and i couldn't find any mapping to my flaps but when i looked in fsuipc i saw that while i dindn't have an axis mapped, there was calibration information there so I think that may have been the culprit!

I tried a quick flight and immediately the aircraft performed more like a glider instead of the space shuttle coming back for landing!

I want to thank you for your quick response and helpful answer!

regards,

VIncent

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