Talk:Vought F-8 Crusader
Trying to fly with the F-8 Crusader version v20081219, I had noticed that electric system was switched off just after landing gear was retracted (using 'g' key or graphical lever). Then, engine was stopped and that led to crash...
I didn't find anything on flightgear site nor on the web to correct this pb, I'm quite sure that I did not make any control mistake.
So, I looked for Aircraft definition (Program Files/Flightgear/data/Aircraft/F-8E-Crusader) and I found this turn around :
In the file Program Files/Aircraft/F-8E-Crusader/Systems/landing-gear.xml, locate this part, beginning at line 36 :
<switch name="Control Damage">
<default value="fcs/cutoff-switch"/> <test logic="AND" value="0"> /controls/gear/gear-down == 0 fcs/cutoff-switch == 1 </test> <output>fcs/cutoff-switch</output>
Just comment the whole part (including switch tags)
Then, Gear up command works without cutoff electrical system.
I can now fly a crusader without leaving gear down !