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Initial climb flow (button control).

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Hi all,
My first post on the forum.

I am having some problem with the initial climb using FS2Crew button control and Maddog X 64b (1.3 b317) in P3D V4.3.

I am most probably doing something wrong but here's my problem:
I cant ask (press) for the VNAV engagement until after flap/slats retraction and climb CL have been performed, This seems to make acceleration impossible since the FD continues to demand a V2+10 pitch.
Could it just be that the FD bars shouldn't be followed during climb?
Any inputs or suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Best regards Oskar

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According to the manual, you'd engage VNAV at 3000 feet.

If you want to engage VNAV earlier, I suppose you could do it manually.

 

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Hi and thanks for the replay,

Yes I tried to engage VNAV manually and that worked, the thing is I would've preferred to have the FO do it by pressing the FS2Crew buttons, thing seems to be I don't get the option to do so until after flap retraction/climb CL, this creates a catch 22 for me since I'm not able to accelerate to flap retraction speed before VNAV has been engaged.

 

Best regards Oskar

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You should consider Voice Control.

Button Control by its nature is more limiting.

Voice offers much more flexibility.

 

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Hi,

I guess I will have to try the voice then,

Also thanks for a great product, I'm using it throughout my fleet.

 

/Oskar

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I use button control and at 1500ft I use the pitch wheel to reduce pitch as described in the pdf training notes on the maddog website, this enables me to speed up to get FO to move on to flaps up stage.

"Reaching the desired height for noise abatement (e.g. 3000ft), accelerate towards FLAP/SLAT retract speed by selecting half of the current climb rate (VERT SPD) via the pitch wheel on the FGCP. Once acceleration process is complete continue climb-out with IAS/MACH, EPR LIM or VNAV."

Obviously there is still some minor input from yourself but it works well with button control.

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