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Need help programming FMC

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I would like an easy step by step tutorial of how to program the FMC. Because the manual does not cut it. But on a more specific note, what is the Co Route option, and how do i use it? and, the manual says something about being able to used pre-programmed routes. This info in the the 3 pictures attached to the post. Look at them, and then tell me how to input the pre-planed flight plan into the FMC.

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Dear ?-Please sign all postings with your full name in accordance with forum guidelines.I would refer you BACK to the FMC portion of the manual- it is VERY COMPREHENSIVE (and IMHO really DOES cut it)- and will get you started- a bit of effort on YOUR part will be required, however. Once you have the basics down, then please consider purchasing Bill Bulfers Big Boeing FMC Guide- it is priceless- and will teach you the ins and outs of the FMC- FABULOUS!You can find it at http://fmcguide.com/StoreFront.bokThis is a very complex simulation and takes a certain amount of dedication to operate correctly.As far as your COROUTES, if you look in your PMDGFLIGHTPLANS folder you will see many. They are named with the ICAO identifiers of the departure and destination airports- i.e. EGLLVHHH for London, Heathrow to Hong-Kong Chep Lok. Entering that into the COROUTE section will result in the DEP airport, ARR airport and all the LEGS waypoints populating. Then all you have to do is select RWY and DEP SID, and later the STAR and RWY ARRIVAL procedures.Confirm zero fuel weight (ZFW), FUEL, REServe fuel, Cost Index, Flight Level and STEP climb profile and THRUST LIMits for T/O, along with FLAP settings, E/O and ACCEL HGT, wind component, runway slope and you are well on your way to mastering the FMC. Yes, a bit more work than the default aircraft- but immeasurably more satisfaction.I would also recommend finding various sources for RW flight strips/plans so that you are operating the aeroplane as realistically as possible. An EXCELLENT source is- http://flightaware.com/ where you can also get FULL procedures for all US Domestic airports!Right here in the AVSIM File Library, our own Dan Downs publishes SUPERB SIDSTARS, with releases times to the 28 day NavDATA cycle. Another PMDG 744 afficianado, Steve "Dinger" Bell publishes SIDSTARS of the same quality for all BA 747 served airports in the UK- find them at http://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/747.html - again SUPERB!Don't forget to update your NavDATA at Navigraph every 28 days-http://www.navigraph.com/www/default.asp .Once you whet your appetite with the FMC, you can spend the next year exploring fuel calculations and their accompanying variables and learning how to make pretty pictures on the ND.There are tutorials at the BA site already linked as well as at http://www.precisionmanuals.com/priv/pages/down/docs.html .Yes, my wife agrees with you- I need professional therapy and Thorazine in large doses ;)Best-Carl F. Avari-Cooper BAW0225http://online.vatsimindicators.net/980091/523.png| XP Pro SP3 | 2 x APC UPS | Coolermaster Stacker 830 SE | Gigabyte P35 DS3R | e8500 @ 4gHz | Tuniq Tower 120 | EVGA 8800GT 512MB | Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty | 2 x 1 GB Corsair XMS2 | 2 x 320GB WD Caviar RAID 0 | Corsair HX620W PS | CH Products Yoke-Pedals-Throttle Quadrant | Aerosoft 747MCP-EFIS-EICAS |

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