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Richie81 asked FlyingRaccoon commented

Flap extension bug default template

Using the default template for flap animation. The flap in complete retracted position, then you try to bring it down to the 1st flap setting, and the animation doesn't happen. You bring it down to the 2nd setting it goes from fully retracted to the second, and so on. If you retract from the 2nd position to the 1st it does show the animation correctly to the first. The issue is when you want to bring it from 0 to the 1st.

We done everything according to this to no avail https://docs.flightsimulator.com/html/mergedProjects/How_To_Make_An_Aircraft/Contents/Modelling/Airframe/Animations/Animating_Ailerons.htm?agt=index


Is this a known issue?

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FlyingRaccoon answered

@Richie81

You have defined an inhibit condition for the position 1 of your flaps:
flaps-position-inhibit.1 = air,increasing

So your flaps not extending from pos 0 to pos 1 is the expected behavior.
Remove that line and you'll be fine.

Regards,
Sylvain

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Richie81 answered

Bump, please let me know if there is a solution.

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FlyingRaccoon answered

Hello @Richie81

"The issue is when you want to bring it from 0 to the 1st"

0 is the neutral position. As stated in the page you linked, your animation should take place between frame 1 and 3 if you have 3 positions. Is this what you have?

Regards,
Sylvain

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Richie81 answered Richie81 commented

Yes, 0 is the neutral.

frame 1, flaps up, frame 3 full flaps extension.

We had it 4 frames before your response and just changed to to 3 frame animation.

Like I mentioned, if I put flaps to the second position on the aircraft it goes down to it, and later to the last flap setting. Going up is OK putting it to the first position. The problem is going down.

This is also seen on the payware aircraft the bredok 737 max. I have it and tested it there, and if you are on flaps retracted and bring it down to the first position it doesn't do the animation neither. So I was guessing if this is a problem with the default flap template.

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"Yes, 0 is the neutral.
frame 1, flaps up, frame 3 full flaps extension."

Ok, this is what we need.
Can you confirm the TRAILING EDGE FLAPS LEFT/RIGHT PERCENT simvars are changing as expected when lowering to the first level of flaps?

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Richie81 avatar image Richie81 FlyingRaccoon ♦♦ ·
I got the exact same issue with the slats with those simvars.
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Richie81 answered

Actually I want to correct. The slats work correctly as they should after further tests. The flaps are the only ones with issues.


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Richie81 answered Richie81 commented

Hello any ideas on resolving this?

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Any news on this please?
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Hello @Richie81

Can you provide me with your package? It'll be easier for me to identify the issue.
Regards,
Sylvain

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Richie81 avatar image Richie81 FlyingRaccoon ♦♦ ·
Hi, sure how can I send you via private message the package?
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Richie81 answered FlyingRaccoon commented

Got it, that was it, thanks so much!


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Happy to help :)
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