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Old 02-14-2019, 01:31 PM   #1
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Hi,

I accidentally hit the button that uses emergency jettison for the payload and the pylons (bound to my HOTAS) on the ground. It did its job! The question is, is this a bug or feature? Might one think that this should be accomplished via Re-arming window.

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Old 02-14-2019, 01:37 PM   #2
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One would think since an emergency could happen with weight on wheels then its accurate. Maybe remap the button to your keyboard ya?

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Old 02-14-2019, 02:53 PM   #3
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Darcwaynard is correct, the jettison system is tied to a hot battery bus and has no interface with the WoW (weight on wheels) system. You don't even need to have the battery switch ON to use either the selective jettison or the emer system. That is why the emer jettison has a plastic cover and the select jettison switch is the type that requires you to pull to move it from center.
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:27 PM   #4
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I guess IRL there would be safety pins in place on the pylons that prohibit jettisoning before takeoff.
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:51 PM   #5
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Good point spiddx. Nothing to stop you from sliding a full drop tank down the runway during takeoff roll if you aren't careful what you touch though.

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