Yes, the target altitudes are all there, and as I say, work just fine if DES NOW can be used. You try clicking on the altitude knob to trigger altitude intervene? I now see that I have been half blind however! There's a separate ALT INTV button on the 737 (rather than pressing the ALT knob itself) ....Jump to post
Yes, there's nothing to press in a 737NG, not in X-Plane at least. I'll have to try the 747 again (don't fly it much) and check that.. If I haven't reached the dialled-in altitude and set a higher value, with VNAV activated, as it is most of the flight, the a/c continues to climb to the new altitude...Jump to post
The altitude knob itself? It has no function (in XP at least) other than to wind the altitude up or down, there's no 'click' function (as there is in an Airbus). There's no such function then in a real b737, is there??Jump to post
Oh, one other question (please): should the a/c descend in managed mode with LVL CHG? Ooops! Sorry, I didn't mean to say 'managed mode ' - VNAV (I am talking about Boeings now!). Sometimes, just occasionally, one flies the perfect flight in X-Plane.. from startup till engines off, the flight tonigh...Jump to post
Been trying on the B737-800.. OK< this is X-Plane, not a real aircraft, but the aircraft are exceptionally well modelled, so I suspect that any errors are mine, rather than the software developer (not always so, but usually!). The thing that perplexes me is that when I press VNAV to descend (having ...Jump to post
You can’t use the sidestick to taxy. It’s not connected to the nose wheel steering.
No, of course - my slip. I meant my 'side stick' when flying X-Plane (i don't use pedals). Thanks
The cross-winds in X-Plane are just badly modelled...
I notice in X-Plane that even a 5kts crosswind will cause heavy aircraft like an a330 to be pushed off a straight taxi course: I have to make constant little corrections with the side stick, or the a/c would slowly be pushed off the taxiway. Is this realistic? It seems unlikely to me at taxi speed t...Jump to post
I never saw DES NOW, either before or on top of the T/D. I have seen the indication before though, so I must be doing something different. You are saying that the DES NOW indication in the FMC is only used when the pilot wants to lose altitude before T/D is reached? It isn't used as a normal means o...Jump to post
Pretty much OK with the a319 and a320 now (will try the a330 soon!): I am trying now in the B737-800... when I reached T/D, I expected to see DES NOW in the DES page of the FMC, but it didn't appear. I had V/S set at a very low descent rate at the time, as ATC had told me to descend... At T/D, I set...Jump to post
Yes, thanks. I think I will leave them on in future on all Airbuses and all Boeings post 737NG... I haven't flown the a330 in XP11 for a while - I must go and see if it responds as you say.
I am probably thinking of Airbuses then - and perhaps Boeings from 737NG onwards?. I think things have changed and the packs are left on, but I am not 100% sure. Thanks!Jump to post
OK, thank you. And what about before engine start? I seem to remember reading that this isn't usually done either, given the wear and tear on the pack valves?Jump to post
I wasn't considering not using the packs... I was suggesting not turning them off.Jump to post
I had understood that running the APU in flight was a bit of a no-no (fire hazard??). The a/c I fly most often in XP (and where I try to mimic as far as possible real-world procedure of course) are: Airbus: a319/a320/a330 Boeing: b737-800; b747-400 Embraer: E175/E195 Is it reasonable to use packs on...Jump to post
I've been looking at quite a few threads on this subject and wondered if someone could give me an up-to-date answer on this, as the situation seems to have changed over the last couple of years. I tend to turn off packs before engine startup (X-Plane that is) and before take-off in all my aircraft, ...Jump to post
I will try to use Boeing and Airbus terms appropriately, for the reason you give.
Need to try a Boeing now....
OK, it all boiled down to my selecting OP DES instead of DES. It now seems to work fine. My ATC often gives descent instructions that don't really tally with what is in the FMC, but the a319 at least coped well, adjusting the descent rate to meet the given waypoint altitude constraints. I had to app...Jump to post
Thanks again for all the information. Yes, I was in LNAV mode (I use LNAV and VNAV by force of habit!), so I don't know why pushing the ALT knob kept giving me OP DES. As I say, it did work eventually. Bug with the a/c?? Or could there be a legitimate reason? I left the speed managed, but my ATC pro...Jump to post
OK, flying the a319 on the other PC as I write this.. a few things come up: How should the airspeed be controlled during the managed descent? Do I touch nothing other than push the ALT button and just let the AP 'do its thing', or do I have to switch the speed to selected mode as I descend and enter...Jump to post
"When you push the ALT knob for descent, you should never see an OP CLB, instead you should see DES. Pulling the ALT knob you'll see OP DES" Sorry, I meant OP DES. I am fairly used to Managed and Selected modes (flying the PSS Airbuses in FS9) and I am always aware in which mode I am flyin...Jump to post
Thanks for the replies; I need to test some of this out in X-Plane. As I say, I don't think it is the aircraft (at least not the ToLiss a319, known for its fidelity and fine detail!).. so it must be me (looks like I am using the wrong descent mode from what you say) . Might be a day or two, but I'll...Jump to post
Thanks. Lets' stick to an 'ideal world' for the sake of this topic! :smile: My aircraft seem to ignore the altitudes given for each waypoint (on climb and descent) though. Should the aircraft level off temporarily when the altitude has been reached, or calculate a rate of descent for a smooth loss o...Jump to post
I'd like to ask about the best way to programme an automated descent in the FMC. If I leave it to VNAV, I can often end up at 2000' (or whatever the altitude may be) way too early and find myself flying at that low altitude over towns and cities. I am OK descending using the V/S and SPD controls: my...Jump to post
These are SIDs or STARs brought up by LittleNavMap and I use them for flight planning in X-Plane 11 - just to put this into context. I kind of get the answer to the second question (another good example of what I meant is the (oddly-shaped!) STAR BOVA1E into London Heathrow). When flight planning in...Jump to post
Hi. Thanks for investigating! The STAR BOYN1X into EIDW illustrates my first question: The entry point is BOYNE, then on to KERAV. But then there's an odd 'kink' to KOGAX, before the STAR resumes what would appear to be a logical path, to NARMU and finally LAPMO. Can anyone explain the logic of the ...Jump to post
"Enter what ATC clears you to fly" ??? Sorry, no idea what that means. I am setting up the FMC at departure - there's no landing clearance. Even on approach, ATC doesn't clear me for a specific transition. The point really is, what do I select for transitions/vias at the departure airport ...Jump to post
I am trying to understand how these work in the real world (so that I can take full advantage of the ToLiSs A319 fully-functional FMC in X-Plane11). Maybe someone who knows all about this could kindly give me some help? I am OK with programming SIDs and STARs, but the FMC often then presents me with...Jump to post
Thanks for the replies.. not sure how accurately the b777s I have reflect this. I don't seem to get the information up.Jump to post
Wondering when you would see the air system info on the EICAS, (cabin alt, ldg alt, duct press etc.). Is the information visible even when cabin pressurisation is set to automatic? With the PMDG a/c I sometimes get a yellow LDG ALT warning on the instruments (not sure why - the flight plan loaded up...Jump to post
Thanks - can't get the jetcentre link to open BTW.Jump to post
Thanks - sadly none really available for X-Plane 11 (apart from some expensive payware Embraers). The ATR might be an option... I'll look further. Who flies the ATR out of London City though?Jump to post
Googling this extensively came up with no results, at least in the form of a list of aircraft current (or previously) in use (but then I seem to be a lousy Googler!). I would like to know which civil jet a/c are able to take off and land at EGLC. I assume not an a320? I ask mostly because I want to ...Jump to post
Googling this has not provided me with an answer (though I am probably the world's worst 'Googler' - I never seem to enter the right keywords!). I am reasonably familiar with North Atlantic tracks, NAT A to NAT F, and when I fly in FS9 or FSX from, say, London to Boston, via Shannon/Gander, my ATC p...Jump to post
I've always loved this a/c (real-world - of course, but the FS9 PSS/Justflight incarnation too; pure class) and I wheel out the latter (!) every so often for a trans-Altlantic trip.. Usually I have no issues, I get to FL600 and Mach 2 with no problem, apart from this oddity: I assume that the real C...Jump to post