I've had this add-on from PMDG since the day it came out, and while I'm an enthusiast, I know very little about it except lower flaps to 22 and give it full throttle to get it off the ground
Well since I've started flight training, I'm actually a little smarter now about certain things, such as the ZFW and ZFWCG parts of it, though obviously still don't know how to properly fly a plane such as the MD
-11. One of the biggest problems I'm having with it is the FMC. I had this same problem with the 747 FMC and I'm obviously just missing something, but I can't figure it out even after going through their tutorial (It works fine for the MD
-11 tutorial, but as soon as I try a different route it doesn't work).
What I try to do for example, is set up a route from CYYZ to KPHL, so on the F-PLN INIT page I put it CYYZ/KPHL for the from/to field and click *INSERT
If I push the F-PLN button, I get a list of waypoints which my understand is the aircraft will follow.. This is where it gets tricky. In the tutorial, it says to select the airport line and should bring up a screen where you can select a SID
, then on the right side if you select the runway you are taking off from, it will narrow down the SIDs you can pick from, and so I do this but no matter which one I pick, it goes back to the flight plan and has a few new entries but then has "F-PLN DISCONTINUITY". At this point, my flight plan is completely out of wack and I can't reset it without resetting the game.
Can someone perhaps try to fill in the blanks on what I'm missing here? I don't quite understand what the SIDs are, my only guess is that they're approach/departure points as the plane leaves the airport.
Thanks for any help anyone can provide!
And if I wasn't very clear about something, let me know and I'll try to explain it a bit better.