Plane Veers During Takeoff


#1

So when I takeoff in any plane regardless of make or model, weather, etc. it still veers to one side. I tried taking off with auto-coordination both on and off but it made no difference. Also, I use a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick, so could that be playing a role in it? Also, is there any permanent solution to this? Thanks.


#2

Hello and welcome! Make sure you use some rudder in there. ;D


#3

Did you calibrate it before takeoff?
P.S. Welcome to the wonderful Infinite flight community!


#4

Some of this may have to do with winds as well. If one runway seems to have a bit more wind, try to use another one


#5

Hold on to that rudder, use METARS to determine wind direction and runway choice, and also if you haven’t, try decoupling your alierons and rudder.


#6

If you feel like you are still having an issue, send us a video please.


#7

Thanks. And no I don’t calibrate it, as I use a joystick.


#8

What were the winds like? Let’s say the wind is above 6 knots which is quite often your plane was begin to veer. You have to use the rudder to maintain a straight heading on the runway based off the direction of the wind.


#9

Alright. I’ve tried the coupling thing and that hasn’t changed anything unfortunately.


#10

The winds were at like 2 maybe 4 knots at KSFO. I did use the rudder, but is there any permanent solution to this problem. Also, I use a joystick (A Logitech Extreme 3D Pro) so could that maybe play a role in it?


#11

What plane were you in?


#12

I suggest taking off without the joystick and see how it goes. Even a little wind can have an impact on planes and require rudder to compensate.


#13

A Boeing 737-900.


#14

I also tried it without the joystick and the same thing happened :/


#15

Could you possibly record it with touches enabled so we can see what you are doing?


#16

Sure I’ll try


#17

This is due to a crosswind. At the bottom of your screen or below the airspeed is a monitor that tells you if you have so called bad winds. If the plane slightly veers of use a tad of rudder.

Another reason would be you haven’t calibrated your screen properly so just before you take off pause and calibrate your controls.

Cign (happy flying)


#18

Don’t know if it was said but I heard align with center line and put heading activated then Takeoff and at whatever altitude chosen at your discretion you can take it off or what you chose


#19

That’s a good idea but not realistic…


#20

True true but it’s not realistic to steer to the grass and Takeoff hitting buildings, ground vehicles etc.

He He He something to consider 😋