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Making Automatic flaps manual

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Several of the aircraft that I routinely fly have their flaps set to deploy automatically at a given airspeed. That's pretty nifty, but in a long turning fight sometimes my airspeed drops below that level and the deploying flaps messes me up. How do you change the flaps to make them deploy on a key command?

 

[LeftFlap]
SystemType=HIGHLIFT_DEVICE
CLiftdc=0.20
CDdc=0.035
Cmdc=-0.005
DeltaStallAlpha=-2.00
AreaRatio=1.00
DeploymentMethod=AUTOMATIC_AERODYNAMIC_LOAD
Setting[1].Angle=8.0
Setting[1].DeployValue=144.0
Setting[1].RetractValue=154.3
Setting[2].Angle=20.0
Setting[2].DeployValue=97.74
Setting[2].RetractValue=108.76
MaxDeflection=20.0
MinDeflection=0.0
ControlRate=1.0
ModelNodeName=LeftFlap
ReverseModelOrientation=TRUE

 

Here is the pertinent data.ini information to one of two flaps. I understand what the delpoy value does, but the numbers don't make much sense to me. Can someone show me how to make it deploy on a key press?

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DeploymentMethod=MANUAL

 

Comment out the Setting[x].RetractValue lines.

 

Done.

 

FC

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