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Bought it yesterday afternoon, went straight into my VA's M/player event in the evening without reading the F-Com, foolishly.

 

Everything went fine till I came onto the approach and quickly realised that I couldn't enter the ILS freq., in the 'NavRad' page so I could not intercept the localiser.

 

Can anyone tell me, apart from not preparing properly, what I didn't do please?

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Well you answered your own question. :-)

 

Please take a look at the introduction documentation. Did you setup the approach in the FMC?

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Bought it yesterday afternoon, went straight into my VA's M/player event in the evening without reading the F-Com, foolishly.

 

I didn't read anything either. On final approach, I disconnected the A/T and AP but couldn't cancel the master caution which made for an annoying approach.  :lol:

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George, yes I did but got frustrated that I was unable to change the freq to the correct one.

 

Kylan, you have to click 'Z' a couple of times to stop the warning sounds.

 

 

I did the Tutorial flight today and upon landing was unable to disengage the autopilot.  Is this a bug?   Even at the ramp the indication remained on. Pressing the 'Disengage' button brought back the warnings sound again and the only way to silence it was to switch the autopilot 'on' again.

I believed that autopilot's were dysfunctional while on the ground?

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Dave--I think the best (and most realistic) way to disconnect the A/P is to assign a key to the A/P disconnect on the last page of the Key assignment in PMDG Options (not to be confused with the L and R A/P buttons on the MCP, which can also be assigned key commands), then use FSUIPC to send that key using a button on your joystick/yoke.

 

Regards

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Thanks everyone for your help but Froogle (Bless him) answered me on FB.................

 

  • Pete, I need your advice please?

    I bought it yesterday and did the Tutorial flight today. After landing I was unable to switch off the autopilot?

    Even on the ramp it persisted. Using the disengage switch caused the standard A/P warning and it wouldn't cancel after pressing 'Z' many times.

    Any clues for me please?

     
     
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    Frooglesim

    For you sir, of course.

    It's not like the NGX. The AP Disengage Bar is a last resort (even though I also use it). If you use that, you then need to right click the small screw clickspot at the bottom left of the MCP as well to silence the alarm.

    The correct way to disengage is to click the AP Disengage button on the virtual yoke in the cockpit. Click it once. Wait 1 second, and click it again. In the real aircraft you also have to wait 1 second as it is Boeing's way of making sure all crew on the flight deck are fully aware AP is off.

     
     

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Thanks everyone for your help but Froogle (Bless him) answered me on FB

 

The thing that most people are getting hung up on is FSX's AP key is a toggle, like a light switch:

 

If the AP is on, Z turns it off.

If the AP is off, Z turns it on.

 

In order to get it to work in the realistic way you'd kill it (via the AP DISCO button on the yoke), you should kill the default FSX Z command and assign a button in the PMDG SETUP > KEY COMMANDS options.  It'll be on one of the last pages.

 

Using this key command is telling the plane:

 

Turn off the AP.

Yes, turn off the AP.

 

It's a one way button, unlike the bi-directional (toggle) default FSX approach.

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Bought it yesterday afternoon, went straight into my VA's M/player event in the evening without reading the F-Com, foolishly.

 

Everything went fine till I came onto the approach and quickly realised that I couldn't enter the ILS freq., in the 'NavRad' page so I could not intercept the localiser.

 

Can anyone tell me, apart from not preparing properly, what I didn't do please?

Setting up the approach and ILS is very easy. In fact if you entered your STAR and runway on the DEP/ARR page its mostly done for you save for one button when intercepting. But better to teach a man to fish instead of giving you one. Read the tutorial or watch Kyle's video.

 

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