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B744 flight resume feature.

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Hi everyone,After having a time away from simming with some real life stuff going on, I'm back to FS and am having lots of fum re-discovering the sim. One feature that I never did try was the flight resume (saved flight) with the B744- which I understand is one of the few add-ons that offers this feature. I'm about to start one of the long tutorials on the B744, and wondered if anyone had any thoughts to pass on, such as how well it works, are theer any things to watch out for, etc.Thanks- Bruce.

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Bruce,It does not do this very well. When you resume a saved flight you may well find that it sails past the T/D point, for example, without descending despite a lower altitude setting in the MCP. Switch positions (particularly the lights and gear) may be altered as well. It is usable but only just. The LDS 767 by contrast handles this very well.Gerry

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Thanks Gerry,For an aircraft that does so much else remarkably, I'm surprised. But I'm sure there's more to designing such a feature than I can even imagine :)Thanks, Bruce.

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Hi Bruce,As was suggested in the previous post it can be a bit fiddly returning to a saved flight, but in my opinion it does not in any way stop you from using the save feature.Also, most other add-ons now offer this facility.I find that a few things happen to my saved flights when I rejoin them. Firstly, I always fly in 2D panel and when I reload the bottom of the screen is empty with no panel displayed. A simple Shift + 1 brings this back.Secondly, the plane climbs above its current selected altitude, usually between 400-700ft but this is recovered automatically by the sim.Thirdly, I see a speed degredation that doesnt recover and I need to select Flight Change twice to force SPD.Just remembered, occassionally LNAV disengages and I need to manually intercept the heading and reactivate.Hope this helps.RegardsMervyn

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