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Gazzareth

Flare arms but not Rollout !?!?

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On the last couple of flights I have noticed that "Flare" is arming and working correctly, but I am never seeing "Rollout" annunciated at all. Not sure if I am missing a step or if it has changed since the latest hotfix. If anyone has any suggestions as to what is causing that it would be much appreciated.. Cheers G

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You probably have the Fail passive A/P selected in Options. Cheers,

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If you have the right equipment, have you armed the CMD B after established on the ILS and having activated the APP and on G/S with both NAV radio tuned to the freq and both course set properly?

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What does the AFDS staus announce ? It will say CMD for fail passive or Land 3 for fail operational.

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The CMD won't change to Land 3 until lower in the approach and autoland systems have checked themselves, -1500 feet. Also to the original poster you need to sign your name sure 'G' is not up to PMDG rules on posting!

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The CMD won't change to Land 3 until lower in the approach and autoland systems have checked themselves, -1500 feet.
Of course.I am talking about Below 1500 ft !! Above 1500 ft it should announce Single Channel !!!( provided you have Hotfix 3 installed ).......otherwise it will say CMD which of course is wrong. Fred.

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I had the same...must I activate the CMD B before capturing ILS or after that?

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I had the same...must I activate the CMD B before capturing ILS or after that?
After !! Capture the Localizer and Glideslope first using APP mode. Then you can select the 2nd autopilot. Fred.

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The procedure is to select the second autopilot once the APP button has been selected.

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I'm gonna try each situation. After capturing and after selecting app.I will look which one is going very well. Thanks!!!Can I use the CMD C and D for other things??Or is that the same as A and B, I never used that before.

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Thanks for the suggestions, I will check it out. I am definitely selecting cmd b, after selecting app.From memory I think it is going from Single Ch. Back to cmd on the pfd so I am wondering if I accidentally switched the option to fail passive...G

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After !! Capture the Localizer and Glideslope first using APP mode. Then you can select the 2nd autopilot. Fred.
I think that's a policy, not a Boeing requirement. Last place I flew it was arm the approach and then the 2nd A/P. Of course that was all on an intercept heading and not with the LOC captured.

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From memory I think it is going from Single Ch. Back to cmd on the pfd so I am wondering if I accidentally switched the option to fail passive...
Looks like that may have been the problem, although it will be a few days before I can do a testflight !! G

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Thanks for the suggestions, I will check it out. I am definitely selecting cmd b, after selecting app. From memory I think it is going from Single Ch. Back to cmd on the pfd so I am wondering if I accidentally switched the option to fail passive... G
Once on the approach, the FMA will show Single Channel as only one autopilot is active. If both CMD buttons have been selected, the autoflight system will perform at self-test at 1500FT radio altimeter (ILS deviation bars on PFD will flash yellow) and the second autopilot will engage. The FMA will show CMD for fail passive systems, LAND 3 for fail operational systems and LAND 2 for degraded (something has failed) fail operational systems. Cheers DZ

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