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Anyone break the 777 yet?

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Title says it all. Has anyone ruined Roberts new 777 yet?

 

I just landed 1/2 mile short into Las Vegas and coated some houses in aluminum and jet-A. I can't imagine I'm the only one that's trashed a perfectly good 772 today. Anyone else have any interesting stories about mis-managing their 777?

 

One of my co-workers told me he spent nearly an hour just trying to get the panel powered up from cold and dark. Let's hear some more mishap stories.

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This is probably the most minor of minor details, but...

 

PMDG Setup > Options > Sound -> Under Device, the font isn't the usual CDU font we're used to looking at.

 

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:p0304: I know, I know. I'll crawl back in my hole. Happily flying from LA to Dubai at the moment.

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Ask the Beta Team to discuss tail strikes... :-)

 

I bet Kyle did the most Tailstrikes of all the Beta-Testers. :P

 

I broke the fmc yesterday (Program Pin error ) but i could not replicate it

 

Broke it how? It just stopped responding or shot back with "Program Pin Error."?

 

This is probably the most minor of minor details, but...

 

PMDG Setup > Options > Sound -> Under Device, the font isn't the usual CDU font we're used to looking at.

 

:p0304: I know, I know. I'll crawl back in my hole. Happily flying from LA to Dubai at the moment.

 

Good eye. Probably going to be fixed in v2 if the team cares enough about awkward fonts. :Whistle:

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I broke the fmc yesterday (Program Pin error ) but i could not replicate it

Ha! I got one of those as well but no idea how. FCOM is really useful on Program Pin Error, it basically just says you have a Program Pin Error :)

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I haven't landed short (yet) but I did my share of go-arounds in early beta as I re-learned the technique for planting heavy jets. :)

Once you get the hang of it, I think it is an easier airplane to land than the NGX, but practice is required!

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I had an autoland with autoland mode not engaged on my delivery flight ...   :blush:

 

Was that a landing or an explosion?

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I bet Kyle did the most Tailstrikes of all the Beta-Testers.

 

hah - nope.  Only one when testing something.  I read the FCTM, I know what's up!  B)  :P

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I had an unexplained engine fail (with failures off) when setting up my throttles and the "Z" "Ctrl-Shift-Z" shortcut keys.  Not sure what happened but just reloaded and all was well.  First flight CYYZ-CYUL was generally smooth, had to hand fly the landing due to the incorrect ILS frequency issue but things went fine.

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I recorded a hard landing when on first flightcheck yesterday evening, probably due to confusion of having forgotten to set key combinations for AP and A/T disconnect. 

 

I got FedEx to loan me one to run Milan-Nice and back tonight with some ballast on board. Being rich in sim-world helps.

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Messed with the auto cruise on climb.. and accidently got 32x..

 

Not pretty

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I was doing an ILS at Tampa last night and the autopilot rolled the plane to the right on touchdown, wing strike, tail strike and loss of main gear I guess. Sad day for Delta Airlines :(

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I was doing an ILS at Tampa last night and the autopilot rolled the plane to the right on touchdown, wing strike, tail strike and loss of main gear I guess.

 

Autopilot?  Doubtful.  Was there a plane short of the runway?  Probably your weather add-on's "wake turbulence" feature...

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oh boy, quite a lot yesterday. I am sure the maintenance will be having a field day.

Check out my notes thread to see the list lolzzz

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Autopilot?  Doubtful.  Was there a plane short of the runway?  Probably your weather add-on's "wake turbulence" feature...

Haha, I know. Clearly something that I had done. My first landing in the plane. I think I'll disconnect the AP at about 2000 for the minute, and wait until I've finished reading the manuals, which are fantastic btw! I love the in depth FSX performance tutorial. So helpful!

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Departed Stockholm earlier today, hadn't set up the flight correctly with a pretty full load headed towards Vancouver Canada, the thrust limit was too low and - well however, ended up losing altitude. Quit that flight immediately  <_<.

 

After starting with a fresh new aircraft at Toronto (Air India) I am now heading for Mumbai cruising nicely at 310, there were no mishaps upon departure, 14 hours to go  ^_^.

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I just had to see the glow on the main's brakes so I did a RTO at Edwards. Got up to 200kts before I slammed hard on the brakes without any reverse thrust or spoilers. It was awesome! I could actually feel the brakes fade with the temperature rise until finally all 12 tires blew and she came to a complete stop well before the end of the runway. Those glowing brake rotors look so cool! B)

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I think the PMDG 777 is much easier to fly than the PMDG737.  I sometimes struggles with the speed on the 737.  but the 777 seems easier to control.   The learning carve is very easy.  If you know the PMDG 737, you can just get in and fly.  I know it is more complex (behind the scenes), but so far flying it is a breeze, adding liveries are a snap, and slowing down is more realistic than the 737.

 

So I did not break anything yet. (oh and I'm not a pilot - just a dopey chemical engineer)

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and slowing down is more realistic than the 737.

 

I wouldn't go that far. The NG, especially the -800, is notoriously slippery.

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I have service-based failures set to 20x so I got a BLEED HPSOV L status msg this morning. No warnings since the airplane considers it a minor fault. Repaired it after I landed. On my flight now I believe I am getting ADP C1 HYDRAULICS FAIL and ADP C2 HYDRAULICS FAIL when I was taxing out. It disappeared too quickly for me to confirm that was it. Popped up and disappeared twice for a few seconds each. I took off and it has not come back. The center hyd servicing level was good.

 

Accelerated failures is probably my favorite feature so far. :)

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