Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22031 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6379 times:
Quoting YEGspotter (Reply 4): I'm betting for the simplicity of use for the default GPS - it's very easy to use, whereas the FMC takes some time to learn....
Forgive me for saying so, but IMHO, using the default GPS in the Level-D is like buying a champion racehorse and then cutting its legs off.
FMCs really aren't that hard to learn - take a few hours now and it'll make your flights a lot more enjoyable than just going direct with the GPS. You paid for the panel, and the FMC is a big part of that.
But that's just me.
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A3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6363 times:
The FMC is much more realistic than DCT GPS, as a real 767 (or any comercial a/c) certainly wouldn't route DCT GPS. They route via waypoints/VORs and airways as well as using SIDs/STARs where applicable
It doesn't take too long to learn, and adds a lot to your experience if trying to be realistic. Especially if you plan on doing it later in the real world
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