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I always get the "Don't sink" warning during the landing, and the aircraft status are good, on the localizer and glideslope, how to solve it?? 

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32 minutes ago, jamesfking28 said:

I always get the "Don't sink" warning during the landing, and the aircraft status are good, on the localizer and glideslope, how to solve it?? 

Always good to run a quick search of the forum, or google.

Is it only happening in the 777, or does it happen with all aircraft? Running any VA programs?

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I always thought that hearing "Don't Sink" when you are in the process of landing is the stupidest thing.  I would say "Sink Rate" is more appropriate at that time.  I have been doing a search of my HDD for any .wav file called Don't Sink and have been deleting them.

Those .wav files usually hide in the aircraft's sound folder or in the Sim's Main sound folder.

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23 minutes ago, charliearon said:

I always thought that hearing "Don't Sink" when you are in the process of landing is the stupidest thing.  I would say "Sink Rate" is more appropriate at that time.  I have been doing a search of my HDD for any .wav file called Don't Sink and have been deleting them.

Those .wav files usually hide in the aircraft's sound folder or in the Sim's Main sound folder.

That's just the solution I was looking for, Charlie. Thanks.

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Those warnings are supposed to be inhibited I believe along with the terrain warnings when you are configured for approach especially with flaps extended and gear down. You can always press the gpws inhibit buttons on lower front panel on first officers side if I remember correctly before approach as well.

I can understand deleting them but one day in fog you might regret not having them! 

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28 minutes ago, sloppysmusic said:

I can understand deleting them but one day in fog you might regret not having them! 

Really good point.

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4 hours ago, charliearon said:

I always thought that hearing "Don't Sink" when you are in the process of landing is the stupidest thing.  I would say "Sink Rate" is more appropriate at that time.  I have been doing a search of my HDD for any .wav file called Don't Sink and have been deleting them.

Those .wav files usually hide in the aircraft's sound folder or in the Sim's Main sound folder.

That's not solving the problem.  The problem is usually not running the make runways tool to update the runway data and/or simply deleting the PMDG airport runway data file and letting the 747/777 rebuild it.  When new scenery is added, the runway data needs updated.

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5 minutes ago, vc10man said:

Really good point.

Do you really want to hear "Don't Sink" when on a perfectly good ILS/Glideslope approach to a runway?  Whataya gonna do, pull up and fly away?:blink:

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7 minutes ago, charliearon said:

Do you really want to hear "Don't Sink" when on a perfectly good ILS/Glideslope approach to a runway? 

So you're saying there's NO way to disable it in the cockpit with the inhibit buttons? In real life there would certainly be as it is INCREDIBLY distracting. If it differs from real life then it is not just an annoyance it is a code error and should be dealt with as such?

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46 minutes ago, charliearon said:

Do you really want to hear "Don't Sink" when on a perfectly good ILS/Glideslope approach to a runway?  Whataya gonna do, pull up and fly away?:blink:

No, the good point I was referring to is being alerted when making a final approach e,g. when I made a fog-bound landing into Glasgow airport last night. When visibility is crystal clear, not needed then, of course..

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Gents,

Bring it back to center, please.

I asked a question - two actually. Before we go ruining a sim install by deleting files, I think it is important/prudent to walk down the appropriate avenues to fix an issue before resorting to the sim equivalent of taking a sledgehammer to the sink to fix a leaky faucet.

Reasoning behind my questions:

  1. There is a default GPWS included in P3D that can be triggered no matter what plane you're in. I need to rule this out.
  2. A number of VA programs inject a bunch of stuff like this into the sim, too. I need to rule this out as well.
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That "don't sink" sound file is just about the most annoying audio clip that I have ever heard. I use the brute force and ignorance approach.....and just disable it.

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2 hours ago, Christopher Low said:

That "don't sink" sound file is just about the most annoying audio clip that I have ever heard. I use the brute force and ignorance approach.....and just disable it.

The GPWS false warning is an indication that one of several pieces of runway data is out of date or not in agreement with the currently installed scenery.  "Just disable it," doesn't fix the problem.  The solutions are easy.

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Okay, Dan, take ob board your 'Make Runways' solution/suggestion. Question is, where can I get it and how is it implemented  for a variety of developers' airports, runways, etc etc?

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57 minutes ago, vc10man said:

Okay, Dan, take ob board your 'Make Runways' solution/suggestion. Question is, where can I get it and how is it implemented  for a variety of developers' airports, runways, etc etc?

Hi Rick:  Let me Google that for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=makerunways

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Thanks Dan. Are instructions with it to install it, integrate it with all P3D runways?

 

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52 minutes ago, vc10man said:

Thanks Dan. Are instructions with it to install it, integrate it with all P3D runways?

 

Yes... follow instructions.  You will also need the Lorby Addon Organizer.  These two free tools work together to scan all scenery addons.

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44 minutes ago, downscc said:

also need the Lorby Addon Organizer.

Already use it. Thanks for the heads-up.

Fingers crossed. Making very first flight with -8i.

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Are people seeing my posts in this thread, or are people ignoring them for a specific reason?

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41 minutes ago, scandinavian13 said:

Are people seeing my posts in this thread, or are people ignoring them for a specific reason?

About bringing it to the centre, Kyle? Yes, read it. I thought Dan's heads-up re: Make Runways was related to the thread heading/title/subject line? Am I mistaken or incorrect to have asked Dan then? If so, Mia Cula Mia Culpa..........

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On 1/16/2019 at 3:24 PM, vc10man said:

About bringing it to the centre, Kyle? Yes, read it. I thought Dan's heads-up re: Make Runways was related to the thread heading/title/subject line? Am I mistaken or incorrect to have asked Dan then? If so, Mia Cula Mia Culpa..........

If I go to get my car serviced at the dealer and the tech employed by the dealer asks a question, while another customer interjects with an opinion, would you not at least follow up with the questions the tech asked?

If it worked, then great, but you also aren't the OP who asked the question, so I'm trying to pin down things for multiple people to ensure that people don't run off on tangents looking to solve things by actions up to, and including, damaging a product install.

...oddly, as I type this, the questions still remain unanswered by both the OP and the person who somewhat hijacked the thread.

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1 hour ago, scandinavian13 said:

If I go to get my car serviced at the dealer and the tech employed by the dealer asks a question, while another customer interjects with an opinion, would you not at least follow up with the questions the tech asked?

If it worked, then great, but you also aren't the OP who asked the question, so I'm trying to pin down things for multiple people to ensure that people don't run off on tangents looking to solve things by actions up to, and including, damaging a product install.

...oddly, as I type this, the questions still remain unanswered by both the OP and the person who somewhat hijacked the thread.

I will go and stand in the corner with the capital D cone on my head, okay, Kyle. No more butting-in from me.

In fact, I will go one better and keep out of topics altogether unless it was me that was the OP. New Year's resolution for me.

It's only a sim after all, and if I am struggling to get to grips to whatever, so what? Life moves on. I either ditch the product or move on to some other product.

Q.E.D.

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