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Hi Steven; how far is the patch (not FSX compatibility )for the 777?Thanks in advance.Miquel Egea.

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Miquel,At this time we are working on the B757 functionality issues, i.e. issues that detract from the usability of the product. Any further updates for B777 would be incorporated into a FSX upgrade.

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Does this mean there won't be a patch for the remaining issues with the 777 for FS9 anymore? I hope it's not what you're trying to say because I won't be flying FSX for at least another year but do like to fly a finished 777 in FS9 ;)Martin

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Guys, You are reading too much into my comments. If we patch the plane and incorporate this into the FSX upgrade, then of course it goes into the FS9 version.

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Yes thanks Steven, We are just wanting PSS to be the ULTIMATE best developers in as real as it gets Flight simulation. In my opinion, you are almost there.a wana be real pilot,george

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Hope that the fix for the caution aurals during engine start/shutdown that was applied to the 757 will also be part of any 777 patch.Kevin

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Any news on the patch??????I am also suffering from the warning sound that comes up all the time during cockpit preparation and until there is a solution I am not inclined to fly this aircraft. Pity ,since it seems rather good for the rest of it. Still I am curious if there are other users that don't have this problem. Maybe ther is a silly answer to this problem??Cheers,Paolo

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Hello,Work continues on the B777 patch. The warning sounds will be fixed in the patch.

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Steven and all,Not sure if these things have been mentioned before now, so apologies if these have. There are a few things which are still bugging me RE 777, after flying it the best part of 24hrs a day currently:1. Autothrottle.As we all know the 777 is flown with the autothrottle on 99.9% of the time. (like an Airbus, only better = autothrottle on during landing) Upon landing the throttles close automatically from about 25-30ish ft Radio Altitude so that the throttles are closed on landing (Non-Precision and Precision approaches). Currently, they close late and rather abruptly, if at all.2. Autoland.Still a bit hard (lack of flare, bit late), could be made better. ILS Tracking could also be improved. PS Missing a minimums callout at DH. (To be more specific, several radio altimeter callouts, which was meant to have been fixed prior to release)3. FMC/CDU End Of Route.This should not happen until 30 seconds after touchdown. This is to stop the FMC Data being deleted in case of a GA when the weight on wheels switch has been triggered (accidental touchdown, during GA procedure). Currently happens far to early, or even still airborne!4. VREF on approach page/Flap retraction speeds.Currently when you go into the approach page, it gives you VREF speeds for your predicted landing weight, that's wrong! It should give the VREF at your PRESENT weight, and allow a manual entry of weight to calculate a landing speed. The manual weight is automatically deleted on changing the FMC page, however it keeps any speed programmed into it (calculated by manually entered lower weight). This is also probably the factor, when at MTOW/higher takeoff weights, the FMC doesn't command minimum speed speed (VREF30 +80Kts), but 250kts, because flap retraction/extension is down to speed above VREF. The FMC Should ALWAYS Command 250Kts or Minimum clean speed, which ever is HIGHER when at or below 10,000ft.5. FMC Fuel Calculation.When I put in my ZFW, Fuel and all the other info like CI, Step climbs etc, the FMC should predict a fuel remaining at destination. 99.9% of the time it reads 0.0 and climbs during the flight, that's wrong. It should give a prediction before departure and change during the flight depending on your flights progress. It doesn't go from reading 0.0 at minute one of a flight to reading 7.8 tonnes 7 or 8 hours later! I wouldn't be surprised if the fuel changed by 1 tonne either way in flight, but 7 or 8 is completely wrong!6. LNAV/HDG Select/LOC over-run.Aircraft tends to overshoot the required heading/track and turns back, could do with sharpening up.CheersEDIT:- Just done a Non-Precision approach into Antigua VOR/DME 07. On disconnecting the Autopilot, I got a "No Autoland" EICAS Memo, that shouldn't display as there is no ILS tuned, and Approach has never been armed! If I was fully coupled below 1500ft RA in a CAT 3 Autoland state then I would understand, but on a Non-Precision approach, not right!

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Steven, your not going to like me but a few more things I've noticed:7. ARPT on ND/ALTN FMC Page.I've got airfields showing which can't even take a 777 in case of a divert. Any change you can get the Gauge changed show it dosn't show airfields with a runway shorter than 7000ft? I was over southern France this afternoon, and I had airports on the ND and in my ALTN List, which have runways less than 6000ft! I wouldn't want to try that in the case of an emergency overweight landing!8. VNAV Decent.Aircraft starts its decent fine, speed is good, but once it gets towards constraints its struggling. BIG3B into LHR for example FL150 at TIGER and MSL+1 at BIG.Inital decent was fine, FL150 at TIGER. Then a sudden dive to maintain the "profile" (Defiantly not the correct profile) causing an overspeed. Almost at FL100 the aircraft levelled off to get 250kts below 10, at this point I'm now 5000+ feet below the correct (and now indicated) profile. How can I go from on profile to 5000ft+ in a second? I was level at MSL +1 about 10nm before BIG, which is NOT what I wanted, I wanted a CDA adhering to the profile of the STAR which the aircraft didn't do.Cheers

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I second all of the "remarks".It would be so great if the upcoming patch could solve most of those remaining issues. We would then have a great 777 in our virtual hangar.Hope PSS will take this into account and strive to deliver the best aircraft as possible within a flight simulator.In my opinion, the autothrottle issue is the most important one, with the autoland profile...Nonetheless, I'm a proud supporter of PSS.

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Ian,I've just been looking at the BIG3B problem - a good exercise for my re-built system.I had exactly the same problem flying BIG3B into EGLL; however I planned the route, the VNAV did some very odd things. OTOH I found that other STAR into EGLL were flown with no problems.I couldn't see anything wrong with the Navdata STAR file but realised that I was still using the original PSS Navadata download {a new install of FS9 etc}. I updated to the latest SID/STAR files that I had from the Navdata site and found that the 777 then flew BIG3B with no problems. I have now tried on 3 routes from different cruise heights.By the way, this has included 8 ILS to full stop in AP with the pedestal in view from 100 ft. In each case, the ILS tracking was spot on and the throttles retarded to idle at the "30 feet" call.RegardsJohn Rooum

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I would like to see if the patch may also include the use for the GoFlight MCP Pro.

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BUMP and ditto Here's hoping for a SP3 release, sooner than later. BTW Mr. piemalet I love your Youtube videos. Are they anyware to be found for download??

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