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===Hints and Tips===
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FlightGear has key assignments for every conceivable function.  Unfortunately, it is all to easy to press the wrong key by mistake and have difficulty diagnosing and then recovering from the resulting command. The two scenarios below are both regular occurances for me, which I thought worth mentioning, just in case you hit the same problem part way through a challenging approach...
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* Throttle stops responding. Typically this is because you've de-selected the relevant engine by pressing !, ", £ or $. The fastest fix is to select all engines - @
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* Aircraft suddenly starts turning to the left or right. Typically, this is because you have enabled the autopilot heading mode. The control for this is Ctrl-H. However, Ctrl-H also happens to be the key code for Backspace on some systems. If you use the quick text-based chat system in MP (key "_"), and attempt to delete all you have written using Backspace, it is all to easy to toggle the autopilot.
      
===Reminder: FSweekend===
 
===Reminder: FSweekend===
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===Did you know===
 
===Did you know===
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FlightGear has key assignments for every conceivable function.  Unfortunately, it is all to easy to press the wrong key by mistake and have difficulty diagnosing and then recovering from the resulting command. The two scenarios below are both regular occurances for me, which I thought worth mentioning, just in case you hit the same problem part way through a challenging approach...
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* Throttle stops responding. Typically this is because you've de-selected the relevant engine by pressing !, ", £ or $. The fastest fix is to select all engines - @
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* Aircraft suddenly starts turning to the left or right. Typically, this is because you have enabled the autopilot heading mode. The control for this is Ctrl-H. However, Ctrl-H also happens to be the key code for Backspace on some systems. If you use the quick text-based chat system in MP (key "_"), and attempt to delete all you have written using Backspace, it is all to easy to toggle the autopilot.
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[[Category:FlightGear Newsletter|2010 10]]
 
[[Category:FlightGear Newsletter|2010 10]]

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