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    Wet Takeoff

    I seem to have a never-ending supply of problems with this bird. I'm trying to follow along with the video tutorial exactly; I'm on tutorial 10: wet takeoff. Here's the issue:

    1) load up the plane on the runway ready to go
    2) press "Takeoff (Wet)" on the AFE
    3) the AFE says "30 inches stabilized" and increases the throttle
    4) engines 2 and 3 fail to get to 30" map
    5) the AFE never increases the map any further
    6) can't take off

    I have repaird all engines, props and fluids. This bird is brand new. Any help would be appreciated 🙁

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    Daniel Lucas - KLOU
    i9-10900K 32GB RTX3090
    PPL SEL (SR22)

    #2
    Gust Lock?
    Many Thanks,
    Chris Stanley VTUJ / VTUO

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      #3
      Originally posted by dresoccer4 View Post
      I seem to have a never-ending supply of problems with this bird. I'm trying to follow along with the video tutorial exactly; I'm on tutorial 10: wet takeoff. Here's the issue:

      1) load up the plane on the runway ready to go
      2) press "Takeoff (Wet)" on the AFE
      3) the AFE says "30 inches stabilized" and increases the throttle
      4) engines 2 and 3 fail to get to 30" map
      5) the AFE never increases the map any further
      6) can't take off

      I have repaird all engines, props and fluids. This bird is brand new. Any help would be appreciated 🙁




      Gust lock is engaged. It is clearly shown at you picture as engine 2 and 3 guards are still down.
      Chris Makris (Olympic260)
      PMDG Technical Support
      http://www.pmdg.com

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        #4
        Yes good catch and easy to miss when you start at the runway. Before the take off warning horn was developed for jets.
        Ed Grabel

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          #5
          Do the Before Takeoff checklist. Several things you are omitting if you don't.
          Bob Cardone

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            #6
            Yep, "Before Takeoff" checklist if starting on the runway. Click that first and the AFE can be running through that as you set up weather, maps and other stuff.

            You'll know if the power up is good when you get to full power you'll have four solid green lights on the main dash just to the left of the throttles. If you don't have them hit abort on the tablet.
            Last edited by DNBOF; 15Sep2021, 16:09.
            Ian Watkins - (DNBOF in the air)

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              #7
              ah i thought starting on runway started ready to go. I don't remember the tutorial mentioning a gustlock? i was trying to follow along exactly but may have missed it.

              gust lock only affects engine 2 an 3?
              Daniel Lucas - KLOU
              i9-10900K 32GB RTX3090
              PPL SEL (SR22)

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                #8
                Originally posted by dresoccer4 View Post
                ah i thought starting on runway started ready to go. I don't remember the tutorial mentioning a gustlock? i was trying to follow along exactly but may have missed it.

                gust lock only affects engine 2 an 3?
                And all control surfaces.
                Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                PMDG Technical Support
                http://www.pmdg.com

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by dresoccer4 View Post
                  ah i thought starting on runway started ready to go. I don't remember the tutorial mentioning a gustlock? i was trying to follow along exactly but may have missed it.

                  gust lock only affects engine 2 an 3?
                  Before running down the runway, you have to make sure controls are "free" and correct. Many pilots have died ignoring that pre-takeoff checklist.
                  Bob Cardone

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                    #10
                    Next issue: got the gust lock off but now the MAP looks like it's WAY too high. I just clicked AFE Wet. Is it supposed to be that high? I don't want to break the engine again..

                    1-map.jpg
                    Daniel Lucas - KLOU
                    i9-10900K 32GB RTX3090
                    PPL SEL (SR22)

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                      #11
                      UPDATE: so after being really high for about 30 seconds, the MAP came back down to 59" after about 30 seconds and then behaved normally.

                      But then about 2 minutes into the flight this happened. Note the AFE is totally in control I'm only steering the plane. The engines are brand new and I'm not touching anything. No failures are turned on. What would cause this issue now?

                      1-prop.jpg
                      Daniel Lucas - KLOU
                      i9-10900K 32GB RTX3090
                      PPL SEL (SR22)

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by dresoccer4 View Post
                        UPDATE: so after being really high for about 30 seconds, the MAP came back down to 59" after about 30 seconds and then behaved normally.

                        But then about 2 minutes into the flight this happened. Note the AFE is totally in control I'm only steering the plane. The engines are brand new and I'm not touching anything. No failures are turned on. What would cause this issue now?

                        1-prop.jpg
                        You see any autofeather lights turning on?
                        Bob Cardone

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by bobsk8 View Post

                          You see any autofeather lights turning on?
                          i didn't notice at the time. but other strange things were happening. and i read that pausing or extended periods of time can have adverse affects and i was doing just that while following the tutorial. i also read that inadvertent clicks can happen and trigger things in the cockpit
                          Daniel Lucas - KLOU
                          i9-10900K 32GB RTX3090
                          PPL SEL (SR22)

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