The Boeing 717-200 is one plane that is rather difficult to control, not because of an old design, like the A321 before the update, but because, as stated in another post dedicated to the 717, that the Devs added the faults of the original plane.
The most obvious thing is the 717s rapid acceleration (with only 40% thrust needed for achieving 90kts) and inaccurate speed given when one activates the A/P for the speed.
This is a tutorial that covers the trim, flap speeds, flaps needed for takeoff to have a more or less successful flight with the B717-200.
Smooth transition A/P to Manual: 20% (and keep the device at the same position when you began playing, so you won’t need to recalibrate).
Long runway: 10°.
Short runway: 15°.
Under 10000ft: max 250kts.
Over 10000ft: 280kts.
FL240: Mach 0.76.
Flap speeds and altitudes (landing):
I’d like to hear from those who have used the 717 before and correct me if something is wrong.
Turn off A/P: when the ILS triangle meets the ILS rectangle, fly the plane manually while flying at 150kts.
P.S: Someone move this to the Tutorials section, thanks.
P.S 2: the speed A/P is not as good as the one in another planes, so when you reach one of the speeds and activate the “SPD” A/P , it’ll give you a higher speed, leave it like that until you have to use another speed.