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I usefs build to plan a flight and import to the mdcu , the arrival airport alt is correct in fsbuild but when imported the alt is not representative of the airport. so therefore the profile is incorrect. ??thoughts. Note the fms cycles are up to datePeterPeter K P.EngCF-MMZToronto Ontario CanadaPMDG 747,737and 747FLevel D 767PSS Airbus pro A340-300In reality, a Mooney 201 Pilot

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In FSBuild the airport elevation is taken from the entry in the fsbuildfsb_apts text file. For PSS it is taken from the PSSNavDatapssapt file. All the gauge file does is to read the pssappt file. As you didn't give any examples I have just looked at the navdata for two random airports, one high and one fairly low. These were FAJS and CYYZ and in both cases there was no difference in the airport elevations between FSBuild and PSS. FAJS is 5558 and CYYZ 569 in both cases.Make sure before you load up any weather software like Activesky6.5 that QNH is set correctly. If you have your QNH set in hPA (hectopascals) standard QNH is 1013 but there are three possible dial settings for this, choose the middle one. If your QNH is set in InHg (inches of mercury) you should be OK on the standard setting of 29.92. If you then load up weather software like Activesky6.5 or FSMetar make sure you set the QNH correctly once it is loaded as it almost certainly won't be the standard setting.Also, make sure in your FS options-settings-international that you have it set correctly. For example you don't want metric (altitude in metres) if you really want feet. The other alternatives are US System or metric(altitude in feet) which is what I use here in Europe. The former gmeans you enter weight in lbs and the latter in kilos but alt in both cases is expressed in feet.If you have an example you can give of the problem I will look at it again unless my explanation above has answered it.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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Rob , thanks for the replyI find this one a bit strange..ExampleI build a flight plan using fs build ( I generally use this program for pss )or fs navgatorI export to the pss aircraft , The flight plan in fsbuild is correctI set up the mdcu and enter the data for fl crz. manually . I find the import never to set the correct cruise alt'd . as specified in the planning software. I have to correct manuallyI review the legs in the mdcu and select the rnwy for the anticpated arrival, start, and transition if applicableI review the alt's in the mdcu and correct them.Thats about itToday I flew from kcle to cyyzI anticpated CYYZ ils 6L . I expected the runway elev to be around 400 feetThe mdcu profile showed 3000 feetThe decent profile was obviously incorrect, so I manually input values all the way to the threshold . ( everything then had an asterisk ). I expected that the planning software and approach selection would have input all of the correct data for me but did not happen thxsPeter K P.EngCF-MMZToronto Ontario CanadaPMDG 747,737and 747FLevel D 767PSS Airbus pro A340-300In reality, a Mooney 201 Pilot

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Here is the screenshot from FSBuild showing CYYZ at 569. It was then exported to the PSS A320 as per the export menu:http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/165821.jpgHaving loaded the route into the MCDU, entered departure and arrival runways, weights and vspeeds etc - the normal preps - this is what the airport elevation looks like in the MCDU:http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/165823.jpgThe airport elevation for CYYZ is the same as it was in FSBuildand everything on my MCDU is as it should be. So what are doing that is causing a problem? This currently eludes me, so could you go through the step by step procedure. Screenshots always help.NB: The cruise flight level is NOT imported with the flight plan from FSBuild; you must enter this manually on the INIT page 1 or the PROG page (norrmally the INIT page when you enter the alternate, align IRS, enter flight level, cost index and flight number).Edit: you said "I expected the runway elev to be around 400 feetThe mdcu profile showed 3000 feet". I am puzzled was to why you expected it to be around 400 feet when FSBuild showed 569, you should have expected it to be 569! Where the yellow box is on my second image did it really show 3000?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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