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João Santos

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Hello, I do not know if anyone has written here about this, did a little research and nothing , so I'll leave my suggestion.

 

Whem the aircraft start pushback, and the FO receives the order to start engines, he could call the page ENG on Lower Display, because at this stage it is off

 

Another suggestion

 

create a new option on the CFG, to choose whem the FO turn your clock on, Takeoff or Pushback.

(because I know captain who prefer start the clock on takeoff and this avoids being both at the same time)

 

 

They are only suggestions to improve a little more this excellent product.

 

Regards

João

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Hello,

 

I'm calling the "Before Start Procedure" but after this i call "Before Start Checklist" at the end the monitor stay im black, and during the startup not display nothing!

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Is the FO running his Before Start flow?  Is he performing the actions in the list?

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Yes and Yes,

 

The sequence is

 

BEFORE START PROCEDURE (LOWER DISPLAY TO ENGINE)

them

BEFORE START CHECKLIST (cancel the lower display on de checklist and never do this again)

them

ENGINE START SECTION

 

Right?

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Are you running the pre-flight procedure?

 

Which panel state are you using?

 

The displays can be tricky for the FO to control because we can't read their current state/position due to SDK limits... as a result, the FO blindly toggles some of them.  That system works, so long as the display is the assumed position.

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What do you mean with "Which panel state are you using?"

 

i use the Button Control and following as it says in the manual.

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The PMDG 777 ships with numerous panel states (cold and dark, etc).

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Are you manually changing the displays at any time prior to Engine Start?

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Let's try again!

 

In manual say!

 

"FO'S BEFORE START FLOW

 

FO'S CDU LEGS PAGE

LOWER DISPLAY TO HYDRAULICS

HYDRAULICS ON

FUEL PUMPS ON

BEACON ON

TRANSPONDER ON IF ASDEX OPTION SELECTED TO YES

LOWER DISPLAY TO ENGINE

DOME LIGHT OFF IF NIGHT"

 

Them

 

"BEFORE START CHECKLIST (PLEASE)

 

 

Flight deck door (Pax Models)

Passenger Signs (Pax Models)

Supernumerary signs (Freighter model)

MCP

Takeoff speeds

CDU preflight

Trim

Taxi and takeoff briefing

Beacon

Closed and locked -F

__ - F

__ - F

V2___, HEADING/TRACK___, ALTITUDE ___ -C

V1__, VR___, V2___ -C

Completed - Both

___ Units 0 and 0 - C

Completed -C

On - F"

 

Ok?

 

After this checklist, the LOWER DISPLAY turn off.

 

It's possible the FO's turn is on and to Engine pages!

 

Thank's

João

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I just tried it, and it set the lower display to engine properly for me.

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I just tried it, and it set the lower display to engine properly for me.

 

after making the BEFORE START CHECKLIST?

 

For me dont' work!

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after making the BEFORE START CHECKLIST?

 

For me dont' work!

 

This is what I did.

 

1. Loaded PMDG 777.

2. Load PMDG "Short Panel" state.

3. Ran "Before Start Procedure".... FO set the lower display to ENG.

4. Ran "Before Start Checklist" using the ECL.  At the end of the checklist, the lower display was in ENG as expected.

 

 

Thing to remember, due to SDK limits, we cannot "read" the position of the lower displays.  So if you're manually changing displays, etc., you could throw things out of the expected order.

 

When it comes to setting the displays, the FS2Crew FO is largely "blind".

 

If that happens, just manually set the display yourself... 

 

Your poor FO is working for free, so give him a hand  :Tounge:

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Hello everyone!

 

For the next update I would like to suggest to update the Cabin Attendants' announcements especially the part after reaching cruising altitude.

 

The announcement is still based in the 1990s when most airlines don't have personal IFEs yet in every seat. And please change "people" to "passengers" it doesn't sound good, other airlines even use "Guests".

 

Is it possible to have Cabin announcements in bilingual like french/english, german/engish, and we need an arabic announcement for those of us who are flying with airlines from the middle east.

 

Is it also possible to enable FO to pressurize the hydraulics?

 

As for the upcoming FS2crew 747 v2 is it possible to make it similar to FS2crew 777 where FO is actually helping? In the current fs2crew 747 the voice commands you can give to FO are so limited that the Captain ended up doing things himself after giving the command like the "heading selector" "radio frequency selector" and more....

 

Thanks and looking forward to the next updates

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Hi,

 

There's already a French language option for the Cabin announcements.  Arabic would be tougher to source.

 

FO does pressurize the hydraulics.  Please read the Tutorial again.  It's around the Before Start flow section.

 

PMDG 747 V2 will have an SDK, so that means I can interface with the plane at much higher level compared to the old 747.  

 

The interface level will be the same as PMDG 737 NGX Reboot.

 

Best,

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Hi Bryan,

 

It's great news that the B747v2 is to have an SDK, but I hope that you aren't going to get into trouble for pre-announcing! :wink:

 

Perhaps we can now look forward to FS2Crew releases that can act more on a switch's/button's status than just blindly acting. :smile:

 

Kind regards, R

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What about the feasibility of African or Asian accesnts/voiceovers?

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What about the feasibility of African or Asian accesnts/voiceovers?

 

Anything is feasible, but we have to think about development time versus market size.

 

African and Asian users account for about 0.2 percent of the overall FS2Crew user base.

 

Asians just aren't into aviation and flightsim the way westerners are.

 

The overwhelming majority of our users are Germans and people from the anglosphere.

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Cannot say fairer than that, Bryan. You obviously have the figures of your customer base, so makes sense. After all, it is a business model.

 

Thanks for the elucidation.

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