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User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 11280 times:
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I am new to Flight Sims . . .

How do I start out at the gate instead of starting out sitting on the runway in FSX?

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User currently offlineCessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 11266 times:

When you type in the airport, in the bottom of the screen it says "active runway" and its a dropdown. Drop it down and select the gate / parking area / cargo areas.


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User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 11252 times:
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Perfect need more help though.

When I am flying a free flight and I get close to the airport, how in the heck do I line up with the runway for a landing? I can't ever find the runway to land. Btw I am flying with the 738. Can't I set something in the instruments for it to line me up?


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 11240 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 2):
When I am flying a free flight and I get close to the airport, how in the heck do I line up with the runway for a landing?

Just as in real life, you need to have an idea of the runway layout and where you are relative to it before you arrive.

I don't have FSX but I assume there is a way of bringing up the map view. On that, centre the airport and zoom in. When you can see individual runways you can decide which one you want to use and roughly how it's orientated relative to you. If you click on the airport, you can get details of the runways, such as heading, length and ILS frequency.

Another thing you can do is look at creating a flight plan before you start and follow it on the GPS, either manually or on autopilot. That way, you can set a waypoint that will set you up for your destination runway.

The bottom line is that you'll need to do some planning.  Smile


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 11209 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 2):
how in the heck do I line up with the runway for a landing



Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 2):
Btw I am flying with the 738.

Maybe you should start with a C172 and then go to the heavy metal?  Wink or maybe not.



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User currently offlineYEGspotter From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 11198 times:

File an IFR flight plan - ATC will line you up with the runway upon reaching your destination....


cheers


User currently offlineN215AZ From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 11180 times:

The last post is the best advice that I can think of. But in lieu of filing IFR, you can open the GPS panel. usually Shift+3, and that will show a general direction of the runway(s).

Later,



N215AZ



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User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 11151 times:
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With your guys help I just made my first landing in a thunderstorm at MIA too! Can't believe I did not get involved in this sooner.

Do any of you have Captain SIm 757? What exactly is it? Does it just add a 757 to your aircraft selection? Is it worth purchasing?


User currently offlineCessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 11149 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 7):
Do any of you have Captain SIm 757? What exactly is it? Does it just add a 757 to your aircraft selection? Is it worth purchasing?

Its better to just get freeware I think.



Hold it . . . Hold it . . . HOLD THE FREAKIN NOSE UP!!
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 11126 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 7):
Do any of you have Captain SIm 757? What exactly is it? Does it just add a 757 to your aircraft selection? Is it worth purchasing?

i have the Cpt. Sim 707 and find it very difficult to land properly. Does that mean it has realistic flight characteristics?, i don't know as i have never flown a real 707 before.  Wink

I also have the Level-D 767. Great product and i feel is worth every penny. It's the machine i fly the most.

And congrats on land the 738 in a T-storm....nice job.



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User currently offlinePJFlysFast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11106 times:

The add on aircraft are great! They have the systems so well layed out I sometimes forget that I am at my house. It makes the default aircraft look bad! You should wait though for add on aircraft just for FSX, I have heard that the FS2004 add on aircraft dont work with FSX.

User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11073 times:
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Quoting PJFlysFast (Reply 10):
You should wait though for add on aircraft just for FSX,

Captain Sim did come out with a 757 for FSX. I went ahead and purchased it and so far have been quite pleased.


User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 11065 times:
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Little Update on Captain Sim 757

So as YooYoo said above the aircraft in CaptainSim is MUCH more difficult to fly, so perhaps it is more realistic than the built in aircraft. I am having a problem with the autopilot in the 757 though.

So when I fly the 738 and need to change my heading, I just dial-in the new heading and the aircraft heads for it. In the 757 it seems I need to steer the aircraft to the correct heading and then click the "HOLD HEADING" button on the AP. I can't get the aircraft to steer itself to the new heading. Am I doing something wrong? Plus I am frequently stalling in the 757 compared to the 738.

As you can tell I am quite the novice.


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