I have been operating X-Plane for nearly 3 years, but I am still having issues with the flight models. Without applying thrust the aircraft moves forward on the ground plus what is more annoying it maintains altitude at a given speed without the application of thrust (thrust at idle)? Killing thrust does not seem to slow down the approach speed. This occurs with any aircraft type, stock or 3rd party. Interestingly when controlling the aircraft via flight director or autopilot the speed seems to be more responsive. Also aircraft often stall on manual approach when setting the aircraft 10 miles out of the airport. Flight controls are showed to be working in "Settings". What's more the problem does not seem to be consistent, not happening all of the time. Also the entire simulator seems to be running too fast! I have not put the simulation on fast forward. Related to this phenomenon on 6 x the Sim Speed with the aircraft on autopilot it is impossible to leave the sim alone for more then 5 minutes without provoking a crash of a flight continuing its flight plan. This is especially annoying when operating a long haul flight. I have never managed to take-off and land an aircraft for a prolonged flight.
My biggest wish as to flight sim improvement is to be able to advance the simulation to any desired way point along the flight plan without having to fly the entire stretch in real time, either by dragging the aircraft on a moving map or by specifying a waypoint the aircraft should skip to. I realize that this poses a question by itself.
For now I would appreciate if anyone has experienced similar flight model problems and maybe solutions to overcome those.
My system profile:
My XP-10 setup is as follows:
XP 10-42 on Mac OS X El Capitan
iMac 27 late 2013 feat. 3,5 GHz Intel Core i7,
16 GB Ram 1600 MHz DDR3,
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780M 4 GB, 500 GB SSD
Main a/c in Hangar A320 Neo by Jar Design, Boeing 747-8i, Boeing 777 Worldliner,
CRJ 200, Dash 8-400, Dornier 328
Scenery add-ons: Sky Maxx Pro, Zonephotos Fr, Alpilotx Mesh HD v3 Tiles
Saitek Controls: Joystick, Yoke System with Throttle Quadrant, Rudder Pedals