I have been noticing when I am taking off with the C-130j-30 that it is taking way longer to gain speed and harder to climb to cruising altitude than the other c-130’s. Can someone please help.
What speed are you currently rotating at ?
I am trying to get to 125 knots but by the time I get to that I run out of runway
I suggest setting flaps to 20% and full throttle also have a look at your weight settings. In addition maybe try a airport with a bigger runway ? ;)
125? I can get up at 110…what do you have weight at? If you have high weight/short runway, I sometimes even go flaps 100, which actually works.
My weight was all the way down
Hm. Do you use flaps?
Yes they are at 20%
I’m not really sure then. For lack of anything else, try flaps at 50 or even 100, then se what happens.
Okay I will try
I tried on solo at KSFO and I couldn’t takeoff without running out of runway
Hmph. Minimum weight, maximum throttle, full flaps?
Yes I checked all of that and did all of that
Are you sure weight is minimum and not maximum? Other than that, I have nothing else, except try rotating sooner and harder, and maybe add some trim in.
I am positive it is at minimum weight
Okay, so try trim and rotate sooner+harder
Okay, how much trim do you recommend
Okay maybe try calibrating your device again or rebooting( off/on) your device. Have you used a joystick previously before on your device ?
I just went onto solo and did some testing. At minimum weight and 20 flaps, the J-30 is like a rocket, I can rotate at 90 and then do a vertical takeoff. With entirely full weight (past MTOW) I can still make it off before the end of an 8000 foot runway at SFO, just with flaps 50. I have no idea what your issue is…
Oh yes, joysticks can get tricky.