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What is the alt to cold and dark? Because taking over an ac isn't always cold and dark. How can i set my NGX up and FS2Crew to allow this to happen?

 

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Just select the Long or Short Panel state in the PMDG FMC.

 

To be realistic, you should always use either of them anyway.

 

If you're flying airline ops, you'd never receive the plane cold and dark.

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Its all explained in the manual  on the flows  on who does what etc

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I know that. I'm asking seen as i'm not starting from cold and dark what Flows will thr officer do instead?

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He'll do the same flows, but make allowances based on your current power setup.

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Should he be doing the same flows if you're not starting with cold and dark?

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Should he be doing the same flows if you're not starting with cold and dark?

 

The flows are the same, but certain items in some of flows will be done slightly differently based on your current configuration.

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But the FO does some flows thats required in the cold and dark like he checks the battery?

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Is it true if you select other than cold and dark you will get the SDK failed?

So how come the FO is still switching on GRD PWR after i've selected long panel state on my NGX and the ground power is already on?

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Is it true if you select other than cold and dark you will get the SDK failed?

 

That's not true.

 

 

 


So how come the FO is still switching on GRD PWR after i've selected long panel state on my NGX and the ground power is already on?

 

Which power selection are you selecting on the CFG panel?

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Is it true if you select other than cold and dark you will get the SDK failed?

 

That's not true.

 

Just that i got an SDK failure i did end the flight and it was fine after a restart.

 

 

Driver170, on 07 Mar 2015 - 12:55 PM, said:

 

So how come the FO is still switching on GRD PWR after i've selected long panel state on my NGX and the ground power is already on?

 

Which power selection are you selecting on the CFG panel?

 

I had APU/EXT selected

 

Is there anychance we can have access to what the FO does for the flow when not selecting cold and dark? Cheers

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You need to explain a little bit more? Right now i've just selected the short panel state and the APU is running.

 

I set the config panel to APU/EXT is this correct?

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It seems that the NGX short panel state is older than sp1d it self. Its dated 2012 even though it was re-released with sp1d. The use of that panel state gave me failures. The default panel state is dated 2015. So I took that one, which has engines running, and shut the aircraft down and saved a new panel state which I use as default and with which I haven't had any problems.

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What problems did you have?

 

Other problem i have with FS2Crew and the long panel state is; with long panel state you have the AIR CON running, air start unit and the ground power. When you run the config panel and APU/EXT the FO doesn't turn off the external air con unit?

 

I think the only way it works out best is cold and dark

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Done another test;

 

Panel - long

 

Fs2crew config panel - APU only

 

Once again the FO leaves the ground power on, external air start and air con connected right up to the before start procedure?

Why does the FO select 2 fuel pumps on (left centre and left wing) when using the long panel state?

 

And 1 pump on when using the short...

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This is what I did   I selected  the default panel   state   than I made  the aircraft  on how I want  it  to start   than I saved this panel state  and than made it  a my default  start up panel state.

 

You can make your own   long  short  etc  but  don't use  the ones that came with the ngx  until  pmdg have  fixed   the issues

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Thanks pete for the heads up. But the FO still does things he shouldn't do and also should do when selecting other than cold and dark

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Fs2crew config panel - APU only

Once again the FO leaves the ground power on, external air start and air con connected right up to the before start procedure?
Why does the FO select 2 fuel pumps on (left centre and left wing) when using the long panel state?

 

Because you've selected APU.

 

If you using the Long Panel state you should select EXT for external power.

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Bryan that was just another test i was doing.

 

If we go back, i did use APU/EXT and the FO still performed actions he shouldn't or should do?

 

Do you have flows at what the FO does when using other than cold and dark?

If you using the Long Panel state you should select EXT for external power.

 

What problems did you have?

 

Other problem i have with FS2Crew and the long panel state is; with long panel state you have the AIR CON running, air start unit and the ground power. When you run the config panel and APU/EXT the FO doesn't turn off the external air con unit?

 

I think the only way it works out best is cold and dark

 

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I thought FS2Crew doesn't go well with saved FMC panel states?

 

The PMDG panel states that come with the NGX  (Cold, Dark, Long) are fine.

 

It's saved situation files that can be most problematic.

 

Default aircraft should always be the Trike on the Free Flight screen.

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Well like i said its only the cold and dark that works great because the FO turns on ground power switch on the overhead panel stil even though on the long panel state it has it already running?

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