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Speed brake lever (Movement)

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    Speed brake lever (Movement)


    Right now I only have two ways to move the speed brake. Either by clicking in the up and down arrows or using the mouse scroll, both of which move the lever super slowly, it takes me almost 30 seconds to go from flight detent to down.

    Is there any way I can make it faster or a key binding I should use to make it faster?


    You can use the toggle speed brake keybind in options. In flight the PMDG 737 will automatically only set 1/2 spoilers. You can also set a keybind to arm them for landing.
    Matt Kramer


      One trick you can do is click the detents on the speedbrake. For example, if you click "50%" next to the speedbrake lever, it'll move the speedbrake to 50%
      Aaron Warraich


        In the 737 you can basically forget about any speed brake position between the armed and flight detent position. It's either full or nothing, even at full it's already ineffective enough
        Anything in between will only shake the passengers without any real influence on your drag.


        • Schmegg
          Schmegg commented
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          So it kinda has three settings ...

          1. Armed,
          2. Shake contents,
          3. Slow down a bit.


        • Emi
          Emi commented
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          Yep, pretty much.

        Originally posted by airdaddy View Post
        One trick you can do is click the detents on the speedbrake. For example, if you click "50%" next to the speedbrake lever, it'll move the speedbrake to 50%
        Thanks, I will try this. And yeah, it's not very effective, but it was just taking me an eternity just to go from down to flight detent, hopefully this will help. Cheers


          Hi, I guess I'll join this thread as there is some activity vs.the one I posted awhile ago found here

          I have the Thrustmaster Boeing TCA throttle quad and cannot get the speed brake to operate correctly. I can't even get it to work via mouse correctly. Any hardware or mouse inputs will get the sim lever moving but it mostly jitters and then trying to stow is nearly impossible. I've tried the click spots for 50% etc. and they don't work either. I've tried keyboard commands and same results. I've also tried assigning via FSUIPC with same results. Note: I've also completely deleted my FSUIPC ini profile to make sure there is no possible conflict.

          Any ideas?

          John White


            Hey guys, I've noticed something weird regarding spoilers / speedbrakes.

            They can be extended or retracted using TOGGLE SPOILERS or when bound to SPOILERS AXIS, yet don't respond in any way shape or form to EXTEND SPOILERS and RETRACT SPOILERS.

            Is it just me or is anyone else experiencing this?
            Isaac Mak


              My speedbrake lever on my TQ works as expected when I move the lever on my TQ (from Flightsimpm). The only issue I have is arming speedbrake using the lever. I can arm them but after touch down speedbrake lever in the sim starts jittering badly. I was told the sim gets conflicted information on where the speedbrake should be and where it is.
              Edward Stefanovich
              i9-9900K, MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio, 32GB DDR4, 4K TV