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A32x Not Tracking GS

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Hmm.... I've been flying fine for a while, but now I can't get my bus to catch the GS. It is fine intercepting the localizer, but it remains at the entered altitude when APPR is turned on. Weird. Any ideas?Thanks,AldenPS- Does anybody know what makes the strange quick, "sawing-like" sounds that occasionally come from the cargo deck (I think?) in the real airbuses? I was just on a United A319 flight and the plane was making these noises all the way to the runway, and even a little after takeoff.

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When are you pressing the APPR switch? It should pressed when the glideslope deviation indicator on the right hand side of the PFD is one dot above the centre.That noise is the Yellow/Green hydraulic system Power Transfer Unit (PTU). The PTU provides a means of pressurising one hydraulic system from another. Rob Elliott, EGPE InvernessPSS Airbus Support andAirbus Fleet Training Captain, British Airways Virtual airbus@speedbirdonline.co.ukhttp://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/airbus.htmlhttp://www.bavirtual.co.uk

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I'm usually pressing it as soon it the indicator begins to move. This has worked in the past. I'll try activating it right when it's one dot above and report back.Also, the N.WHEEL STRG DISC message is constantly being displayed. I'm not sure if this starting happening right with the GS problem, but they seem to be occuring together. Don't know if that gives any clues.Thanks for the PTU info! I must admit, I get a little unconfortable when I hear noises on planes that I can't identify. :)-Alden

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Could you just confirm that when you start your FS session you start with a default Microsoft aircraft (the Cessna or Boeing 737 fo example) the avionics on and NAV/GPS switch set to NAV. Rob Elliott, EGPE InvernessPSS Airbus Support andAirbus Fleet Training Captain, British Airways Virtual airbus@speedbirdonline.co.ukhttp://www.speedbirdonline.co.uk/airbus.htmlhttp://www.bavirtual.co.uk

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Problem solved! I searched in this forum for issues with "n.wheel strg disc" and decided to see if FSUIPC had something to do with it. I had reverted back to FSUIPC v3.40 from v3.47 after the iFLY 747 avionics weren't working. That solved that problem, but I have found it to be the cause of my A32x problems. I copied my v3.47 files back in and everything works great with GS and the n.wheel message is gone. I'm not sure if this has to do with the FSUIPC version itself or the settings that I had when using v3.40. Whatever the problem, the log file associated with v3.40 was 11 megs, all full of error messages!Currently, it's more important to me to have the A32x flying, but I'll work on trying to get iFLY 747 flying as well.Thanks Rob for your help!

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