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Guest Robin.B

Hello Captains,Today I fancied a EGLL-KBOS online. I fired 'er up from cold and dark, loaded 237,000lbs of fuel from the PMDG menu, set up the FMC as usual and started taxiing. After takeoff, I engaged the autopilot and LNAV, but VNAV wouldn't engage. I took a look at the FMC and it gave me an Unable CRZ Alt error. Fine, I said, so I entered FL260 for Initial cruise instead of FL320. It still gave the same error. It gave the error even when I entered 3000ft as cruise altitude. I reloaded the same fuel or different amounts from the PMDG menu again with no change. Then I looked at the PROG page. It said that I would have -2,200,000lbs of fuel left at KBOS... WHAT? :)So I decided it was some kind of a fault of ground crew( ;) ) and turned back to EGLL. I tried to set up the arrival; but everytime I selected a STAR or a Runway for arrival, it gave PROGRAM ERROR. I thought it would be a Heathrow error with Navdata again, so I keyed in Gatwick EGKK, and tried the same thing. Still gave a PROGRAM ERROR! I ended up to dump my fuel and make a complete manual landing at EGLL. Has anyone else experienced anything similar? It seemed too bizarre for all of these to happen on one flight!Any ideas anyone? I have the Service Pack 1.1 (the LATEST 1.1) installed.EDITORS NOTE: Robin: Please be more careful with your headers.

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Guest captaingrice

Can't say I've had the exact same issue, but on a few occassions I've had the "PROGRAM ERROR" message appear on the FMC. Sorry I can't be more specific about what I'm doing when I get the message, its been a while since it last happened - but it has happened.What I can say however, is that it has happened to me pre the Service Pack 1.1 update.Cheers,Steve.

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Guest james320

Same problem here Robin, only happens every now and then, before AND after Service Pack 1.1

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Robin, I encountered the exact same problems on my very first 747 flight a few days ago. Wasn't sure what was wrong, but restarted, and I've made about 5 flights since then without any problems.


Mike Roth

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Guest alexhn

Hi Robin,I find that reloading the fuel in the PMDG fuel menu solves this problem for me.

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Guys,Next time you see something like this, could you immediately save the flight and email the relevant files to us?


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Guest Robin.B

I just reinstalled the Service Pack and it seems to be fixed. I'll let you guys know :)

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Guest Robin.B

>Guys,>>Next time you see something like this, could you immediately>save the flight and email the relevant files to us?Ryan, my problem isn't cured (except for the PROGRAM ERROR) and I seem to be getting it with every flight. I've sent you an e-mail to the support [at] PMDG address stating exactly what happens.

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Guest Vagabond78

I got the PROGRAM ERROR when trying to input a STAR in a flight from KSEA to KSFO last night. I have the flight plan saved but not the flight. I never took off so I don't know if I would have had any of the other problems.Cheers,Erichttp://www.precisionmanuals.com/images/forum/747400.jpg

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Gents,Errors of this type may more often than not be attributed to specific procedures as coded in the SID/STAR/IAP files. Some procedures are automatically generated others manually written. A badly written procedure may drive the math in the FMC crazy.We are grateful to all those that write/produce such procedure files since the vast majority of these make this hobby a joy and our simming life easy. On the other hand PMDG is not responsible for any few badly/inappropriately written such proc files and any problems related.I would suggest checking your flightplans when this happens and act accordingly.Best,Vangelis===================================== E. M. Vaos Precision Manuals Development Group www.precisionmanuals.com=====================================


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