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Am I dreaming, or didn't the green text for the Radar Altitude reading on the PFD have a default value of 200ft. on startup? My now has 328 for some reason. What have I changed? I know how to set it, but what causes the 328' reading on the ground at any location?Thanks

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Hi Mike,I don't think much has changed here. I remember that this was discussed some months ago, I think even before SU1. I'm not sure if I always had 328, but I do know that I had it at least some of the time.Leo Bakker

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Not to go off topic, but that is not your radar altimeter, it is your minimums callout setting for landing.Ray

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Ray-I know that is what it is for, but the question is about what has caused 328' to become what appears to be a default setting. It seems like 200' was in 1.1. Pushing the center of the setting button sets it to 200'. Why is this so?Thanks-

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Thats probably what it was set to when the "cold & dark" was saved. Don't look for logic from the last flight crew, expect everything possible to be set wrong and you'll never have a problem ;)It's a standard cockpit prep checklist item, so why worry about it? I wish they had a randomize cockpit switches option to keep things interesting.If you really want, pull out the FRM and submit the code to the maint crew at PMDG ;)Ray

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"I know that is what it is for, but the question is about what has caused 328' to become what appears to be a default setting."This item came up during beta testing, Mike. Apparently there is no fix because of the way MSFS is programmed. As mentioned on the forum a few days ago, there are other problems in the area of DH which may need to be looked at for the -800/-900 series.Cheers.Ian.

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Ian-Thanks for the reply! Why would it work with the 1st version of the 737 but not the 2nd? It's still using FS9.

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"Why would it work with the 1st version of the 737 but not the 2nd? "Good question, Mike.... I'll hand you over to the (real) experts ;-)Cheers.Ian.

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Hi guys,Just started up FS2002 with the 737NG. Never bothered to upgrade there, so it comes in handy when comparing things.Guess what the standard altitude is?Leo Bakker(Answer: exactly 100 meters. Well, almost exactly, it's more like ... the mysterious 328 feet! Could this be the reason behind it, a simple conversion error somewhere in the background?)

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