Thread: Separate brakes in FS2004
02-07-2008, 01:31 PM #1
Separate brakes in FS2004
Does anyone know if there's a way to separate the brakes from parking brake in FS2004?
I mean if I apply the parking brake and then push the toebrakes...the parking brake is relased. Is this really the case in a real aircraft? I assume the different brake systems are completely separated!? This is no big deal if you use the keyboard as general input but it`s truly annoying now when we have a "real" parking brake with distinct apply and release positions.
Regards / Per Alm
02-07-2008, 01:35 PM #2
I have also been asking myself this question...
Can anybody give some input on this matter?Luis Gordo
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02-07-2008, 01:54 PM #3
On the A320 you have Parking Brakes which basically is a Switch once you set it to ON the Brakes stay there even if you press them! Only when you set the Parking Brake to off then the brakes work again... not sure on the Boeing!
02-07-2008, 02:28 PM #4
Yes, this is the procedure in most aircraft I have flown in, you need to press the toe brake to pressurize the system, and turn a handle to either lock in or release that pressure. However I wouldn't think it would be necessary in a larger aircraft as they have hydraulic pumps and air operated valves and such. But could still be possible as a hold over function that a pilot would be familiar with as he/she progresses to larger aircraft. anyone know different?
02-07-2008, 03:10 PM #5
Is there a solution to this in FS?
Thank you for your replies!!
Obviously you donīt have to release the parking brake in FS in order to release the brakes, you just hit the toebrakes....is there any solution to this problem?
/ Per Alm
02-07-2008, 03:19 PM #6
In a small GA plane, you have a different system for the parking brake, just like in a car. And I'm afraid there is no way to make them seperate unless you create and add-on that does it.God's in command, I'm just the Pilot.
02-07-2008, 04:59 PM #7
On the Boeing 737NG, you CAN press the toe brakes to release the parking brake. Just watch the GOL 737 DVD from Just Planes!
Not sure on the Learjet though.Eric Tomlin-
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02-07-2008, 10:58 PM #8
727 same way.Boeing Skunk Works
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02-07-2008, 11:57 PM #9
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I know on AF Fighters I used to work on that the parking brake switch was in actuallity a line lock. Depress the brakes, flip the switch. Once the switch is moved to the off position, no brake tap needed. So to try and answer your question to seperate braking and parking brakes, why not. Wouldn't the value for parking brake be the same as the max value for braking? FS9's key press for parking brake is Control + period to set & period to release (I think). I don't know exactly what the fsuipc offset is, but that could be used also. Depends in what input card you are using. So if your parking brake lever has 2 switches, I don't see where it would be that tough of a resolve. May only need one switch, offset set at switch contact.Rodney -
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02-08-2008, 12:59 AM #10
The only way I can think of at the moment would be if using an interface like iocards or similar where you can write variables that will check the status of the parking brake switch periodically and update the function.
I don't have the code in my head but I can't see why it shouldn't work.Regards Anders Eriksson
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