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== FAQ ==
 
== FAQ ==
 
''I wonder why would the 182s be easier to fly than the c172p?''
 
''I wonder why would the 182s be easier to fly than the c172p?''
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Is it? A fdm is only so good as the datas available. The c182s-fdm uses real coefficient data where available, but not all needed coeeficients could be found. Where not available, pilot reports had been used. And they are from a subjective view of the pilot.
 
Is it? A fdm is only so good as the datas available. The c182s-fdm uses real coefficient data where available, but not all needed coeeficients could be found. Where not available, pilot reports had been used. And they are from a subjective view of the pilot.
    
''According to google, most pilots agree that the 182s is actually harder to fly than the 172p''  
 
''According to google, most pilots agree that the 182s is actually harder to fly than the 172p''  
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Not because of its flight characteristics. Though many pilot bends their firewalls on touchdown missing the nose heaviness of that aircraft.  But a lot pilot likes it even more because of more power, more speed, higher altitudes, constant speed propeller and IFR-equipement. And that`s the reason - due to that it is much more challenging than the Cessna 172. Imagine beeing in a crowded area like KLAX, approaching the airport: Listening to Radio calls every few seconds, watching speed, altitude, VOR-needles and the traffic around at the same time in bad weather concdition - challenging!
 
Not because of its flight characteristics. Though many pilot bends their firewalls on touchdown missing the nose heaviness of that aircraft.  But a lot pilot likes it even more because of more power, more speed, higher altitudes, constant speed propeller and IFR-equipement. And that`s the reason - due to that it is much more challenging than the Cessna 172. Imagine beeing in a crowded area like KLAX, approaching the airport: Listening to Radio calls every few seconds, watching speed, altitude, VOR-needles and the traffic around at the same time in bad weather concdition - challenging!
    
''Is the C182S made easier to fly, instead of more realistic to fly?''
 
''Is the C182S made easier to fly, instead of more realistic to fly?''
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No. The authors uses real numbers, datas, coefficients and more where available, aiming to get everything realistic as it can be. As an example it matches all the numbers given in the POH, and uses real aerodynamic coeffcients. If it doesn`t fly as you expect, you might be used to FSX?
 
No. The authors uses real numbers, datas, coefficients and more where available, aiming to get everything realistic as it can be. As an example it matches all the numbers given in the POH, and uses real aerodynamic coeffcients. If it doesn`t fly as you expect, you might be used to FSX?
    
''At 3,000 ft, I can't get over 110 knots. MP: 23 RPM: 2450 FF: 14. What am I missing?''
 
''At 3,000 ft, I can't get over 110 knots. MP: 23 RPM: 2450 FF: 14. What am I missing?''
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The checklist! If it doesn`t get the speed as you expect, check: Mixture, prop rpm, cowls flaps, icing, engine damaged,... Probably you simply forget to close the cowl flaps.
 
The checklist! If it doesn`t get the speed as you expect, check: Mixture, prop rpm, cowls flaps, icing, engine damaged,... Probably you simply forget to close the cowl flaps.
    
''I flew in cold weather, but suddenly crashed because the aircraft slowed down. Where is the carb heat?''
 
''I flew in cold weather, but suddenly crashed because the aircraft slowed down. Where is the carb heat?''
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The Cessna 182S uses an fuel-injected engine - like many modern cars. So there is no carburetor. But what you experienced is the icing of the prop and the aircraft body. Unfortunately there is indeed a bug: propeller icing of constant speed props can`t be simulated yet with JSBSim. The C182S-team tried to find a work-around, but might not have yet found a good solution....Not everything can be perfect!  
 
The Cessna 182S uses an fuel-injected engine - like many modern cars. So there is no carburetor. But what you experienced is the icing of the prop and the aircraft body. Unfortunately there is indeed a bug: propeller icing of constant speed props can`t be simulated yet with JSBSim. The C182S-team tried to find a work-around, but might not have yet found a good solution....Not everything can be perfect!  
    
''Cessna 182S refuses to start''
 
''Cessna 182S refuses to start''
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First: you didn`t follow the checklist.
 
First: you didn`t follow the checklist.
 
Second: you might have flooded the engine. Follow this procedure: Pull back mixture to cut off, advance throttle to about about little more than 50-60%, then operate the starter again for a while. If the engine fires, promptly advance the mixture to full rich and return throttle to Idle.
 
Second: you might have flooded the engine. Follow this procedure: Pull back mixture to cut off, advance throttle to about about little more than 50-60%, then operate the starter again for a while. If the engine fires, promptly advance the mixture to full rich and return throttle to Idle.
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