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windshearDK

The long panel state is faulty!

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Dear all.

I read this in the change log: 

CHANGE LOG PMDG 747-400 Queen of the Skies II - Build 3.00.8466 (Released 14OCT17) [ View Issues ] ================================================================== - VARIOUS: [Panel States] Replaced LONG and SHORT panel states to make them compatible with latest build. NOTAM: Panel states created prior to 3.00.8464 may not be compatible and should be replaced.

 

So I started up my first flight in 4.1 and started with the long panel state.

After engine start I got a caution sound and the illuminated panel. But searching for it led no where.

next FMC message was displayed at descent and after canceling it it would come back.

 

I searched the internet for reasons for this, and found that it could be from a faulty panel state... So my question is, if we are only to do new and from the short and long that you have replaced, then how come it has become faulty?!

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have you used the long panel state and made any changes to it? This behavior after the last upgrade indicates that. Try to use one of the other panel states and see if this happens there.

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No doubt that there are issues with the panel states.

I had luck with repairing my 747 using the latest build from the website, then applying the update again through the OC. The default cold and dark worked again for me. However, I have only done one flight with it and haven't tested other panel states. I have also had success making my own panel state from 747default state.

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3 hours ago, windshearDK said:

no this was my first flight since the 747 update.

In the past did you modify the long panel state?

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1 hour ago, windshearDK said:

Did you hear that they are?

yep  they must be,  since  Chris  has  posted  to your  post  already,

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Guys,

There is nothing to wait for. This issue had been fixed on Saturday with the latest update. If you still see the issue that means that you have save over the original panel states. Best solution to start with the default one and save a new one as you like it.

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3 hours ago, Olympic260 said:

Guys,

There is nothing to wait for. This issue had been fixed on Saturday with the latest update. If you still see the issue that means that you have save over the original panel states. Best solution to start with the default one and save a new one as you like it.

Mmm... Unfortunately only the Long and the Short states have been updated not the Cold & Dark. I continue having problems with the Cold & Dark and the Long states after version 3.00.8415. On saturday I updated to the latest version via the OC and this has not been fixed. Do we have to remove manually the old panel states? If so, why? Is that normal? Or, do we have to uninstall the aircraft and reinstall it?

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2 hours ago, svfranchini said:

Mmm... Unfortunately only the Long and the Short states have been updated not the Cold & Dark. I continue having problems with the Cold & Dark and the Long states after version 3.00.8415. On saturday I updated to the latest version via the OC and this has not been fixed. Do we have to remove manually the old panel states? If so, why? Is that normal? Or, do we have to uninstall the aircraft and reinstall it?

Panel states can be removed by deleting the panel state files in <simulator>\PMDG\PMDG 747\Panel folder or something like that.

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3 hours ago, downscc said:

Panel states can be removed by deleting the panel state files in <simulator>\PMDG\PMDG 747\Panel folder or something like that.

Thanks. They have been placed out of this folder. Now, what do i have to do to have the new ones?

 

Thanks!

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Please sign you real name, first and last as per forum regulations. Other wise your posts will be deleted.

Use the default panel state to create the panel states you wish. The other panel states will have issues only if you modified them in the past and save over them.

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1 hour ago, Olympic260 said:

Please sign you real name, first and last as per forum regulations. Other wise your posts will be deleted.

Use the default panel state to create the panel states you wish. The other panel states will have issues only if you modified them in the past and save over them.

Hi Chris and congratulations with your new title!

I already stated that I have not edited the long default panel state. I used only my own made panel states, and surely not since the last update.

 

I don't like to have to repeat this point, but I just did.

 

Now I have uninstalled and I will reinstall again.

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3 hours ago, windshearDK said:

Now I have uninstalled and I will reinstall again.

Why? This solves nothing.

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I uninstalled and reinstalled, at this point I have nothing to loose. I am flying now from the long panel state, and after turning the fuel cutoff valve to on, the aircraft made the same caution sound and the caution lights on the glare shield turned on, and are not possible to turn off. I’ve checked all faults, and nothing is indicated.

 

i never ever saw this before your last update, which I posted in the topic.

 

please advise...

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8 minutes ago, windshearDK said:

I uninstalled and reinstalled, at this point I have nothing to loose. I am flying now from the long panel state, and after turning the fuel cutoff valve to on, the aircraft made the same caution sound and the caution lights on the glare shield turned on, and are not possible to turn off. I’ve checked all faults, and nothing is indicated.

 

i never ever saw this before your last update, which I posted in the topic.

 

please advise...

Not to be "that guy" but he did tell you that it would solve nothing. It's most likely a problem on your specific machine, something you changed prior to the update. I'm not having this issue so it isn't one with the update itself.

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I've changed nothing in any of my panel states.. I have always used the default short state. I have exactly the same problem as windshearDK and keight  on my first flight following the update.  Caution light on glare shield came on at engine start will not reset.

As stated above I've always used a default panel state - that update has definitely done something. 

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I had the exact same issue on my first flight after installing the update. After completing the flight I started the OC and got the option to install the update (again). Tried to install it, but same result upon restarting the OC. Before another attempt I deleted the short and long panel states (which still had the same datestamp as the default and Cold & Dark panel states). I tried to install the update again, and this time it was succesful.

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Guys,

If you have issues with the short and long for now use the default one. Shutdown the plane at the state you want and save and use the new panel.

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This is frustrating -  tried Voske's solution outlined above. Deleted the long and short panel states and ran the update again, but no joy.

I'll have to adopt Chris's solution for the time being.  Just for the sake of clarity I've never modified any of the panel states or indeed saved any 'personalised' ones 

 

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On 21/10/2017 at 4:38 PM, NBurgess said:

This is frustrating -  tried Voske's solution outlined above. Deleted the long and short panel states and ran the update again, but no joy.

I'll have to adopt Chris's solution for the time being.  Just for the sake of clarity I've never modified any of the panel states or indeed saved any 'personalised' ones 

 

Neil did you try it out? I will give it a try also, but Chris honestly, you should take it a bit serious, as the update specifically said that the updated panel states were necessary for future flying, and since the ones I had as a replacement are corrupted, something just ain't right.

 

On 19/10/2017 at 10:55 PM, Milton Waddams said:

Not to be "that guy" but he did tell you that it would solve nothing. It's most likely a problem on your specific machine, something you changed prior to the update. I'm not having this issue so it isn't one with the update itself.

John its ok it didn't work, it wasn't very time consuming, and at least now I know I've tried that one

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For now I have to start each flight with default state with Engines On and then Shut them down and start the APU.

 

Santiago V.F.

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