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# Top-Of-Descent question

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Hello!All flights I have had with RC up to now:ATC tells me to leave cruise about 145nm from destination, evne when cruising at only FL330.This is in my opinion too early (of course especially when the opposite runway turns out to be the runway in use, making the descent at least 35 nm longer. Iknow RC doesn'n knowabout that until later))After leaving cruise, ATC always seem to tell me "when ready, descent to FL200..")Leaving cruise 145nm out when in FL 330 is too early, so if you can change the logic so that you are told "descent when ready to FL.something" would be nice.Now it seems like there is aIF plane < 145nm out THEN clear him to CruiseALT -4000;)

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You can request a pilot's discretion descent from cruise. Read page 48 of the RC43 manual which I quote in part:While at cruise altitude and when you get your 1st descent clearance you will notice the menu item

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thank you for the reply.Is there a reason I haven't thought of, for giving descent 145 nm out? And it seem s to be exact 145 every time, is that the logic, so cannot hope for some variation?Now, I know exactly how many nm to the destionation, and if it happens at exactly the same distance every time,it could be more realistic by random this distance a bit?Or did I miss something?

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thank you for the reply.Is there a reason I haven't thought of, for giving descent 145 nm out? And it seem s to be exact 145 every time, is that the logic, so cannot hope for some variation?Now, I know exactly how many nm to the destionation, and if it happens at exactly the same distance every time,it could be more realistic by random this distance a bit?Or did I miss something?
distance from arrival is based on altitude, plane type, and runway in use. try a different altitude, and see how far you start down.

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