DC F15 Eagle



  • Anyone know how to reduce the Taxying speed ? it is set too fast.



  • This one's nothing to do with me and I don't have the aircraft BUT: What is your AUW? What would you expect the taxying speed to be? What is the expected breakaway RPM to get the aircraft moving from stationary at max AUW? Do you have any documentation to back up your statement and help the developer to get the behaviour correct?

    Paul.



  • RPM I know but AUW ? I suggest you try the aircraft and see for yourself, I am no techie but In my opinion
    the taxying speed on idle throttle is not realistic, any one else who has the aircraft got an opinion ?



  • @tucanto I'm actually trying to help you, I have worked on enough aircraft to have a reasonable understanding of what's what with regards to this. Opinions are all well and good, but your question requires detail and facts.

    AUW = All Up Weight.

    Many military aircraft will move at idle thrust, even at heavier weights. As an example, the Tornado has a switch to open the nozzles on the ground, thus reducing thrust, to keep speed under control because it would be excessive without. The Typhoon will also move along at idle thrust quite happily. These are comparable aircraft to the one you are asking about. The speed at which they move at idle thrust will vary with AUW, but at lighter weights it can be quite significant. Hence my question in the previous post.

    If you could include some detail, you may find you get a more useful answer. If the developer has the figures in his documentation, he would then be able to either explain to you why it is correct or know that there is an issue which needs to be resolved. Of course, if you don't get the answer you need here then your best bet would be to fire off a support ticket which should get the question answered directly.

    Paul.



  • Thanks for your reply , (interesting detail) but I do not have the inclination to go in to all the technicalities,
    I just thought I would mention it, it's no big deal I just apply the brakes occasionally.



  • @tucanto said in DC F15 Eagle:

    Thanks for your reply , (interesting detail) but I do not have the inclination to go in to all the technicalities,
    I just thought I would mention it, it's no big deal I just apply the brakes occasionally.

    Delta558 is correct - aircraft such as the F-15 have such a high thrust-to-weight ratio that they'll easily taxi under even heavy loadouts when under idle thrust. Just the nature of the beast. Some airplanes have internal controls to limit thrust when taxiing but I'm not aware of one for the F-15, so toe-brake dabbing is required I'm afraid.