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Pmdg 747-400 Problems When Landing  
User currently offlineEmbraer170 From Sweden, joined Aug 2009, 6 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11819 times:

Good Day fellow simmers..

I have an annoying issue that I hope someone out there can solve.

I have the PMDG 747-400 for FSX. Having programmed the FMC and enabled the ILS for dedicated runway in NAV/RAD, I seem always to experience the same thing on approach:

when selecting LOC the marker seems first to move towads the center as it should.. but it doesnt stop there, it always move slightly to left.. meaning that my aricraft always seems to enter final approach to the runway slightly right on the centerline. The result is that my right maingear touchdown just outside the Runway Sad.. I dont really understand why the marker can't stay in correct position. I wonder is there anything I forgot?

Also having problems with animation e.g. the cargo door (front door).. I can assign keyboard command but nothing happens.. also when I exit the sim and start again, all my keyboard assigments are deleted..strange

I got windows Vista 64 bit, i7 o/c to 3,6 Ghz, 12 GB ram and a GTX285


cheers

Embraer170

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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2434 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11814 times:

Welcome to A.net!  Smile

Have you installed some custom scenery at the airport where this happens or is it a general problem with all airports where you do ILS approaches?

The 744F can only open the front cargo door when the APU is on, but this is based on my personal experience.


User currently offlineEmbraer170 From Sweden, joined Aug 2009, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11784 times:

Thanks AirPacific747..  Smile


I took some pics from my last flight ...here's what it looks like

Big version: Width: 960 Height: 600 File size: 37kb
cargolux about to land at ESGG Landvetter Gothenburg


Big version: Width: 960 Height: 600 File size: 73kb
here it's looking "swell"....:-p marker in the middle
Big version: Width: 960 Height: 600 File size: 86kb
here it's going bonkers....out of no reason?
Big version: Width: 960 Height: 600 File size: 84kb
dont' want to be passenger here huh?
Big version: Width: 960 Height: 600 File size: 53kb
lucky no pax on a cargo flight


User currently offlineEmbraer170 From Sweden, joined Aug 2009, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11783 times:

Sorry , I forgot to tell you about my addons..

Ultimate terrain Europe... (could that be the cause? I only experience this with the PMDG 747)

REX,

cheers
Anders


User currently offlineKimberlyrj From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 11773 times:

Does this happen at every airport?

Have you tried some in Europe, out of Europe etc etc

KimberlyRJ


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2434 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 11760 times:



Quoting Embraer170 (Reply 3):
Ultimate terrain Europe... (could that be the cause? I only experience this with the PMDG 747)

Thank you for the screenshots  Smile Fired indeed! Big grin

As Kimberley said, try outside Europe.. could be that scenery, who knows..


User currently offline9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 725 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11723 times:
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It's very odd because if the scenery has changed and the ILS not moved, the a/c shud be showing as bang on the LOC. It just seems to accept the half dot deviation. Do as they suggest above. If that doesn't work, have a browse on PMDG forums...


Me: (Lining up on final) I shall now select an aiming point. || Instructor: Well, I hope it's the runway...
User currently offlineMidcon385 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11715 times:

I seem to remember reading something on PMDG's forum about the LOC being off if your FSX registry entries are messed up. Can't guarantee this is your issue, as I have FS9 only, but I think that you may find your problem fixed if you run the free Flight1 Registry Repair tool, found here: http://www.flight1software.com/files/FS_Registry_Repair.exe

I'd also suggest you read this: http://ops.precisionmanuals.com/wiki/How_to_Fix_Tracking_Errors

Hope this helps you get that beautiful Queen of the Skies flying right on LOC and GS as it should! Please post back and let me know how it's worked out.

Tim



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User currently offlineEmbraer170 From Sweden, joined Aug 2009, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11700 times:

Hi everyone,

I'd like to thank all for the input and especially Midcon385 for coming up with the magic solution. I can report after executing the repair tool I was able to nail the centerline eventhough I had a 15 knots crosswind from right!!  Smile You make my day!!! hehe

thanks

Anders


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2434 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11695 times:



Quoting Embraer170 (Reply 8):

That's good  Smile Did you try opening the cargo door yet?


User currently offlineEmbraer170 From Sweden, joined Aug 2009, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11691 times:

Yeah..
I tried both with engines on and off (but with APU on).. no success unfortunately.. so I guess their must be another reason for that error. But I can live with that.. the important thing was to land the PMDG 747 on the centerline..  Smile


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2434 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 11680 times:



Quoting Embraer170 (Reply 10):
Yeah..
I tried both with engines on and off (but with APU on).. no success unfortunately.. so I guess their must be another reason for that error. But I can live with that.. the important thing was to land the PMDG 747 on the centerline..

Hmm sounds strange...

From this website:
http://ops.precisionmanuals.com/wiki...I_open_the_747-400F_Cargo_Doors.3F

"To operate the main deck cargo doors, you must have either APU GEN2 or EXT PWR2 showing as AVAIL. Please consult your operating manual (Chapter 13, page 10) for more information. "


User currently offlineMidcon385 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 11662 times:



Quoting Embraer170 (Reply 8):
after executing the repair tool I was able to nail the centerline

Outstanding, Anders! I'm thrilled to hear that this quick fix works for you, so that you can get back to fully enjoying flying the Queen.

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 11):
you must have either APU GEN2 or EXT PWR2 showing as AVAIL

That is accurate. Note that the important part is AVAIL, not active. For example, request your external power connection, and connect EXT PWR 1 up, but leave #2 in AVAIL mode, open or close your cargo doors as necessary, then connect up the EXT PWR 2.

Safe flights!

Tim



MidContinent Airlines: We Know How To Fly!
User currently offlineEmirates2005 From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 11628 times:



Quoting Embraer170 (Thread starter):
I got windows Vista 64 bit, i7 o/c to 3,6 Ghz, 12 GB ram and a GTX285

Jeeeez...are you trying to hack into NASA?  eyepopping 

Just joking, fantastic system.  bigthumbsup  Am currently looking at the same specs. Which brand is yours? What is your impression of it running FSX?

Regards,


Emirates2005  wave 



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2434 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 11624 times:



Quoting Emirates2005 (Reply 13):
Just joking, fantastic system. bigthumbsup Am currently looking at the same specs. Which brand is yours? What is your impression of it running FSX?

and most importantly.. how much did the comp cost? would like to know how much I need to save up to buy such a monster... :P


User currently offlineEmirates2005 From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 11621 times:



Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 14):
and most importantly.. how much did the comp cost?

That high a system... count with US$2,500 and above. I have seen a few and none of them goes below US$3,000.

Then again, systems like those are ready to deal with almost anything and still be expandable to e.g. 16 GB RAM etc.

The one I am looking at has the same specs as Embraer170 has with a 160GB SATA as C-drive; 250GB SATA as D-drive and a 1TB SATA for everything else.



A310, A332, B732, B738, B742, B743, B773, B77W, DC-10, ATR42, TU-134, TU-154, IL-62, MI-8, E190, A320, C172
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2434 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 11619 times:



Quoting Emirates2005 (Reply 15):
That high a system... count with US$2,500 and above. I have seen a few and none of them goes below US$3,000.

Okay... That's probably a little over my budget.. maybe sometime next year  Smile

Quoting Emirates2005 (Reply 15):

The one I am looking at has the same specs as Embraer170 has with a 160GB SATA as C-drive; 250GB SATA as D-drive and a 1TB SATA for everything else.

Sounds nice! Big grin


User currently offlineEmbraer170 From Sweden, joined Aug 2009, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11597 times:



Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 14):
Just joking, fantastic system. Am currently looking at the same specs. Which brand is yours? What is your impression of it running FSX?

Regards,


Emirates2005

Hi there !

I bought my system about one year ago..
http://shop.compless.com/index.php?p=datorer&s=359&ms=11

Compless (more computer for less money  Smile

I bought a system they overclocked since I don't consider myself handy with these kind of things. I think spent a fortune, hehe.. around 22.000 sek , more then 3000 usd.. and of top of that I bought a 23 inch LG monitor.. well, FSX is goooood  Smile.. but I dont have that amazing fluent feeling I expected. Especially when you encounter lots of autogen the FPS drops.. if I fly with the default cessna I'll exprience appr 30-40 fps-- with the PMDG 747 its appr 16-22 fps at airports and outside view.. if you choose the VC FPS will drop down to appr 12 fps !

I realized that this is not because of sloppy hardware when I installed Rise of Flight... Thats was amazing! I wished FSX could have had the same kind of graphic engine. Rise of Flight goes like a movie which you are participating in!!!! Wonderful. The only bad thing is I end up getting shot down every time.  Smile


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