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Inputing pseudo waypoint question

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Hi PMDG,I was speaking to my friend who is a Captain on the NG's. This is the scenario we were discussing:I was in cruise on Radial 271 inbound to MMV VOR/DME. I wanted to be at 10,000' at 30 DME so I put MMV271/30 into the FMC to get MMV01 waypoint. He said that since you are already on the radial just type MMV/-30. I tried but it said Not in Database. I am assuming this format is not acceptable, although possible in the real a/c.Any comments Anthony?Cheers,Dinshaw.

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>Hi PMDG,>>I was speaking to my friend who is a Captain on the NG's. This>is the scenario we were discussing:>>I was in cruise on Radial 271 inbound to MMV VOR/DME. I wanted>to be at 10,000' at 30 DME so I put MMV271/30 into the FMC to>get MMV01 waypoint. He said that since you are already on the>radial just type MMV/-30. I tried but it said Not in Database.>>>I am assuming this format is not acceptable, although possible>in the real a/c.>>Any comments Anthony?>>Cheers,>>Dinshaw.There are some limits (in the PMDG at least), you can use these along-path waypoints, but they must occur BETWEEN waypoints on your FMC. for example, if you are already heading direct to MMV it may not work, since the FMC has discarded your last waypoint and can't compute the path. in this case you could create the MMV271/30 and it should be ok.If you had another waypoint less than 30 NM before MMV, it may also not accept it.I'm currently flying from MCO to MHT and put in a waypoint RDU/-5 right before RDU, and it worked fine.

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