V5 Slew mode sudden runaway

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V5 Slew mode sudden runaway

Postby Drizzle » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:45 pm

Just had a bizarre incident as I'm getting V5 ready for actual use. Have recently installed all the available ORBX packages, and have been running through each airport to be sure the installs had performed correctly. I had the R22 loaded, viewed from the outside, and have been slewing about each airport for a quick look.

Today, touching any directional button would instantly propel the craft at a speed of more than 4,000 knots (as indicated in the upper left-hand corner of the screen)!! One touch of the button in the opposite direction of travel would bring the speed back to 0 -- but by then, I was already a county and a half distant! :/

Taking it out of slew mode, all seems normal. But as soon as I touch "Y" on the keyboard, it's off to the supersonic races again!

I have played about with settings and restarts, including switching aircraft, starting in a new location, restarting both P3D and the computer...

Any thoughts?? I don't use Slew often -- but right now, I'd like to keep doing so for my momentary tours of each airport. And of course, if it is troublesome to wonder if I might experience some similar artifact in normal flight later on..
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Re: V5 Slew mode sudden runaway

Postby Sabre57 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:18 pm

Check your slew mode axis assignments. I had this happen when my throttle was mapped to one of them.

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Re: V5 Slew mode sudden runaway

Postby MammyJammy » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:42 pm

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Re: V5 Slew mode sudden runaway

Postby Mike Sierra » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:26 am


You could also do this:
Before pressing 'Y' for slew mode, press 'CTRL+K' - this disables any movement entries from joystick or yoke.
When afterwards you've finished slewing (now only possible via keyboard!), don't forget to re-activate your steering hardware with another keytroke of 'CTRL+K'.
It's the way I avoid the 'shooting-away' of my position when turning on slew mode.

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