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First Officers systems not aligned?

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Hi:

 

I have just installed NGX on a new system and flew my first flight. I flew with VAFS5 which shuts down my engines. I am used to going through this procedure on my old system, and all I have had to do is Program the FMC, and start the engines following the normal procedures. However, last night i did just this, took off, and when I tried to engage the AP, it wouldn't engage.

 

I thought this was odd and i started looking around the cockpit and found the FO's EFIS and MCU were on but were not displaying information. (i.e.- As if they were not aligned)

 

What did I forget to do? Is there a realism setting I can change so I don't have to bother with the FO's instruments?

 

Let me know.

 

Thanks,

 

Dave

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The IRS System has 2 switches. Switch them both on (NAV position).

The Positioning information only needs to come from one FMS.

Once this is entered both left and right instruments start alligning. Sometimes one system will take a minute longer to load than the other. Check both sides have been alligned before moving (ie pushing back).

 

If you move (push back, taxi, slew) during the alignment phase, the IRS looses it's position and has to start over again.

 

Estimated time is 10 minutes or slightly less.

 

After the IRS L and R are alligned you can move.

 

Nothing further needs to be done to the Pilot Not Flying side of the cockpit (OK so a CRS and Frequency for ILS needs to be entered on both sides if you want to do a CAT III ILS... and the Pressurization system can be considered to be part of the Right Hand Seat area too - obviously you need to do stuff there before takeoff and/or during early stages of climb).

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Nothing further needs to be done to the Pilot Not Flying side of the cockpit (OK so a CRS and Frequency for ILS needs to be entered on both sides if you want to do a CAT III ILS... and the Pressurization system can be considered to be part of the Right Hand Seat area too - obviously you need to do stuff there before takeoff and/or during early stages of climb).

... and the F/O FD needs to be switched on to get takeoff guidance on your side.

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