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MCE in a home cockpit

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Just purchased MCE after some extensive testing and I must say I'm loving it.  I also use RC4 for offline flying and although RC4 fails to respond quite often, I'm sure this is a foible of RC4 rather than MCE, I also suffer this on occasion using keyboard responses.  Never the less having MCE as a co-pilot so I can run through flows and checklists is brilliant and being able to "talk" to RC4 seals the deal for me.


I fly a single seat hardware home cockpit and am also a crew member for the Perth Worldflight team flying a full B737-800 where all flights are done with two crew so being able to practice CRM at home is a real boon, and the responses from MCE are exactly like that of our WF co-pilots when using the PMDG checklists.  My question relates to operations when flying with hardware panels.  What is the correct MCE setting if I want to have full checklist interaction but don't want him to operate any FS panel switches like landing lights etc?  It seems he doesn't recognise when I flip a hardware switch, and I suspect his interactions actually interfere with the hardware selections.


Thanks for a great program,



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No status check, or something to that effect at the bottom right corner of the checklist tab will have the do accept your response without changing anything switch positions.

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One can adapt each checklist item in Notepad by appending //n to the end of the item, as follows:


//1 Captain actions & replies (must use exact response)


//2 FO actions & replies


//3 Both FO and Captain check & reply


//4 Flight Engineer actions & replies


//5 Captain and Flight Engineer check & reply


//6 FO and FE check & reply


//7 Everybody replies

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