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MD-11, no VOR mode above 18,000 ft?

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While reading the FMS manual, I came accross a statement that "VOR mode is only available below 18,000 feet" (FMS.10.35). I'm a bit confused as this is the first of my many aircraft with this restriction. I'm going to guess that PMDG was faithful in it's reproduction of the real world MD-11 FMS, so...why is it there? How does one, then, fly to a VOR, along a chosen radial, when above 18,000 feet? Thanks for any enlightenment.Victor Buck

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VOR mode is used for VOR-approaches only, so you don't need it during cruize. If you want to intercept a track to a waypoint you can hit the Direct button on the MCDU and enter the VOR and intercept course if you want.Another way to do is is to make a PBD. Waypoint/radial/distance and insert this on the flightplan page.Regards, Floris

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I'm a bit confused as this is the first of my many aircraft with this restriction.
Well, 747-400 has no VOR mode (for autopilot) at all .... so you can say it is even more 'restricted'.

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Well, 747-400 has no VOR mode (for autopilot) at all .... so you can say it is even more 'restricted'.
I was not aware of that...don't own a B744 yet (well, other than the FS9 default, that is).V. Buck

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The MD is actually as good as it gets these days. The A310 was the last design that allowed VOR tracking. Everything else A320 onwards, and 757/767 onwards can't track VORs at all.

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