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    Crosswinds might not be working!!

    Hi all,

    I notice that when on final with 8 or 16 knot crosswinds, the 737 does not seem to be affected much by them, even the 16 k. I might line up with the runway but there is not much moving off course with even the 16k crosswind. Oh, some little rudder might be needed, but not constant. I even notice that sometimes the plane will drift TOWARDS the direction of the crosswind!!! I do see the wind amount in the ND, so its working.

    If I switch to a Cessna, then it kinda jumbs around with the crosswinds, but even then, not much rudder or crabbing is needed. Once on the ground though, the Cessna will spin towards the wind and a lot of rudder is needed.

    What might be wrong? Where and what settings can I try to get it where I am having to use rudder to really compensate, without having to put in 70 k crosswinds.

    THanks
    Randy

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    I have to crab or slip anytime I have crosswinds.
    Make sure your realism settings are set to 100% realistic and auto-coordination is off.
    The depth of wind layers can be adjusted too (might just be a shallow surface wind?). Are you getting gusts of wind? That can be selected too.

    If they are steady 90 degree crosswinds, then 16 knots should require some rudder input.

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    This is what a 33 kt crosswind on final to KGSO looks like using the ILS and autolpilot. It was real fun at 200' going to manual. Lots of rudder. Good old FS9 real world weather.
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    Brian


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