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rondon9898

Standby ASI bugs

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Hi chaps I'm not one to pick holes in PMDG aircraft as they are superb and I'm loving the QOTS II at the mo - but I just noticed that the standby ASI (analogue) has no plastic bugs for setting speed references as backup/aide memoire. Has this simply not been modelled or am I missing something in the plethora of options in the FMS menu?

 

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15 hours ago, rondon9898 said:

Has this simply not been modelled or am I missing something in the plethora of options in the FMS menu?

Not modeled. If you look around, it's hit or miss that the airline flies with them.

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Thanks for letting me know Kyle. I'm flying BA who I think do use them, which is why I asked, but it's only a tiny thing. Just curious really.

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John,

I believe some airlines, like BA, do indeed have them fitted to the B744 standby ASI; but as Kyle rightly says not all of them do.  They are used primarily as part of the QRH procedure for a double FMC failure, so unless you want to try out this procedure they are not absolutely essential.  I do know that memory limitations and the number of animations possible in FSX might explain why they have not been modelled in the QOTS III. 

Like you, I would love to see them modelled and individually moveable in those airline liveries that have them - along with lots of other goodies now that we are moving on in the Flightsim world to programs like P3Dv4 and Xplane11.  Maybe one day PMDG will model a working galley so that we can all make ourselves a cup of tea or coffee in flight and grab the First Class cheese tray?

Bertie Goddard   

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