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+1 vote
asked by (24 points)
What are the parking brakes that you release called? I changed the letter by mistake on my flight controls and now I can't stop the plane. So when I land the plane at any random airport, it will not allow me to stop, on any aircraft, in any weather. Can you help me??
commented by (472 points)
Hi Mate,

Do you mean parking brakes for when you are parked and engaging before shutdown or are you meaning normal brakes for when you have landed and want to come to a stop? Parking brakes are only used in an emergency to stop the aircraft after touchdown if the main brakes have failed.

commented by (24 points)
No, when you first enter X-Plane what are the brakes that you have to release to be able to get the plane moving? So that when you throttle up, the plane does not stay stationery.


2 Answers

0 votes
answered by (95 points)
Use menu key

By default the "b" key switch parking brakes ON/OFF

the default key files for XP and FSX are located here

X-Plane 11\Resources\keyboard presets
0 votes
answered by (3.5k points)

It's called "Toggle brakes max effort."

V key by default.
commented by (10 points)
Ok so a quick question about decelerating the plane after landing. What position should the autobrakes be in when landing? Also is this routine correct? After touchdown, I engage reverse thrust and the autobrakes will deploy automatically. At about 70 knots I release reverse thrust and use my toe brakes to stop. Anything wrong? And also in your comment where you say the v key is "toggle brakes max effort", what kind of brakes are you referring to? Thanks!
commented by (3.5k points)
I was answering  you question, so this command is for parking brakes.

On an airliner, when touching down :
-Autobrakes activate if you've set autobrakes between 1 and 3.  3 is only for dry runways.

- spoilers deploy automatically if you've armed them. To arm them : one more crank to retract, when already retracted

-Reverse is triggered manually, you can add full thrust to decelerate faster, but only above 80 knots, so that dust, gravels and hot air don't enter the engine.

-if you manually press the wheel brakes, autobrakes will disengage.

-parking brakes are only used when parked.
commented by (10 points)
Thanks that was very helpful! So when landing at a long runway like above 12000 feet then auto brakes can be set to 1 during landing right? If it is more of a short runway like around 8000 feet then auto brakes 2 should be used? I will be flying in the default 738 most of the time. Thanks!
commented by (3.5k points)
Exactly. A short runway would be more something like 1500m, for a B738/A320, depending on the landing weight. The autobrake is also chosen depending on the taxiway you want to make, to avoid performing a 180 on the runway.
commented by (10 points)
Sorry for pestering you so much, I promise this is the last question. So if spoilers are armed on landing when do I need to retract them?
commented by (3.5k points)
Spoilers are retracted when the runway is vacated. The flaps are retracted at the same time.