Alternate Air not selectable



  • Hi, enjoyed first flight in new PA-28R Arrow for MSFS, following the steps laid out for first flight in the manual. However, I cannot get the Alternate Air lever to move from closed to open as suggested. It appears to click in the closed position but doesn't move. Any suggestions would be great.

    (Also, manual points to loadable flight plan, but this doesn't appear to have been installed...)



  • Mine works fine. Right click with mouse moves it both ways. (EDIT: Oops, correction - LEFT click with mouse)

    I couldn't find the flight plan for the Just Flight tutorial so I made it myself.



  • Working fine here for me as well. Could you have another binding somewhere holding it closed?



  • Possibly. Using the Honeycomb Yoke and Throttle combo, and a few bindings that work with other 'default' aircraft don't work with the JF Piper Arrow. So perhaps something in the bingings are forcing it closed. Next time, I'll see if I can search for it. What's the 'Alternate Air' control called within MSFS's control settings/bindings config?



  • This must be a Honeycomb issue; for I also have Alpha and Bravo and the selector is stuck in the fixed default position and cannot be moved.



  • Worked it out... I had anti-ice configured to one of the Bravo Throttle buttons, and this is what's mapped to the Alernate Air switch in the Arrow, which kinda makes sense, I guess... So now, I can just flip my Anti-Ice button and hey-presto, the Alternate Air lever changes position accordingly.



  • @alexjberry said in Alternate Air not selectable:

    Worked it out... I had anti-ice configured to one of the Bravo Throttle buttons, and this is what's mapped to the Alernate Air switch in the Arrow, which kinda makes sense, I guess... So now, I can just flip my Anti-Ice button and hey-presto, the Alternate Air lever changes position accordingly.

    Thanks for the find! I'll try that later since I also have de-ice bound to my Honeycomb Bravo.