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Captain Sim 757 Base Updated to V1.4

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4 hours ago, Wink207 said:

2. I can't seem to get the terrain display to work. I see the callout on the HSI but no terrain. And I just flew into RNO with lotsa terrain.

Most 757's have no radar for terrain.  But, when I click on the Terrain button, I get it showing up.  Click it up for weather and the weather shows up.

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I also got the sounds telling me the various altitudes on approach.

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Thanks Jim. I guess I need another re-install. I like the Capt Sim stuff so far but I have needed multiple reinstalls to get everything to work.

Thanks

Rick

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Is the Captain Sim 757 worth it if I have the QW 757? And how do they compare with the exception of visuals?

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18 hours ago, Wink207 said:

Thanks Jim. I guess I need another re-install. I like the Capt Sim stuff so far but I have needed multiple reinstalls to get everything to work.

Thanks

Rick

Clicking on the Weather first and click again for Terrain.  Then move display distance to say miles.  This is just a gauge so you have it installed.

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7 hours ago, Waffles_ said:

Is the Captain Sim 757 worth it if I have the QW 757? And how do they compare with the exception of visuals?

The CS757 was released recently and developed for P3Dv4.  The QW757 was developed for P3DV2.5 and earlier and is quite a bit older.  I have the QW787 and they did an excellent job with that aircraft!

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7 hours ago, Waffles_ said:

Is the Captain Sim 757 worth it if I have the QW 757? And how do they compare with the exception of visuals?

They're both good products.  To me it depends on what is your preferred simulation level.  The CS 757 has more simulated systems and in some cases a deeper level of simulation in they ones they have in common. 

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Perhaps someone can answer this, I thought for sure that I had AIRAC cycle 1901 for the CS757 but maybe I'm wrong, is it possible that the update/repair installs and overwrites it back to the default AIRAC cycle 1706

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49 minutes ago, FPStewy said:

Perhaps someone can answer this, I thought for sure that I had AIRAC cycle 1901 for the CS757 but maybe I'm wrong, is it possible that the update/repair installs and overwrites it back to the default AIRAC cycle 1706

Yes, it overwrites.  After any fresh or re-install of any add-on airplane, I always run the updater just to be sure I'm on the latest cycle.

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The repair will definitely return everything back to the default.  Some of the updates from CS appear to be just the update but, in the case of 1.4, it appears you have to download and install the complete package.  So, in this case, I would say your Navdata was returned to the old default.  You can look at the current NavData by going to P3DV4/Captain Sim/Navigation.  Click on cycle info.

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9 minutes ago, Jim Young said:

The repair will definitely return everything back to the default.  in the case of 1.4, it appears you have to download and install the complete package.

Thanks for the info, I'll just re-update it.

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I am thinking about buying.

Can anyone post screenshots with FPS? It is desirable simultaneously with PMDG. On the same spot

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What about the 767?  How is it fairing in P3Dv4?

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6 hours ago, BMW969 said:

I am thinking about buying.

Can anyone post screenshots with FPS? It is desirable simultaneously with PMDG. On the same spot

Here's my fps report from the FSUIPC.log.  Flight was with the CS757 from FSDT KLAX and FlightBeam KSFO using ASP4, MegaScenery SoCal/NoCal, Ultimate Traffic Live, P3Dv4.5:

Minimum frame rate was 25.1 fps, Maximum was 64.4 fps
Average frame rate for running time of 3263 secs = 40.2 fps
Maximum AI traffic for session was 301 aircraft

Here's a flight with the PMDG 747 using the same flightplan, scenery, weather, and AI traffic as above:

Minimum frame rate was 24.5 fps, Maximum was 77.5 fps
Average frame rate for running time of 2754 secs = 52.5 fps
Maximum AI traffic for session was 246 aircraft

With the PMDG 777

Minimum frame rate was 18.5 fps, Maximum was 69.8 fps
Average frame rate for running time of 3424 secs = 47.3 fps
Maximum AI traffic for session was 268 aircraft

My system specs are in my signature.  The flights were not completed simultaneously.  Hope you find someone who can test simultaneously.

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3 hours ago, Boomer said:

What about the 767?  How is it fairing in P3Dv4?

Not released yet, unfortunately.

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3 hours ago, Jim Young said:

Here's my fps report from the FSUIPC.log.  Flight was with the CS757 from FSDT KLAX and FlightBeam KSFO using ASP4, MegaScenery SoCal/NoCal, Ultimate Traffic Live, P3Dv4.5:

Minimum frame rate was 25.1 fps, Maximum was 64.4 fps
Average frame rate for running time of 3263 secs = 40.2 fps
Maximum AI traffic for session was 301 aircraft

Here's a flight with the PMDG 747 using the same flightplan, scenery, weather, and AI traffic as above:

Minimum frame rate was 24.5 fps, Maximum was 77.5 fps
Average frame rate for running time of 2754 secs = 52.5 fps
Maximum AI traffic for session was 246 aircraft

With the PMDG 777

Minimum frame rate was 18.5 fps, Maximum was 69.8 fps
Average frame rate for running time of 3424 secs = 47.3 fps
Maximum AI traffic for session was 268 aircraft

My system specs are in my signature.  The flights were not completed simultaneously.  Hope you find someone who can test simultaneously.

Thanks for the exhaustive information.!

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On 7/4/2019 at 5:25 PM, Jim Young said:

Minimum frame rate was 25.1 fps

and that's on a 5Ghz system, probably while landing. I have DRZ KSEA and it's relatively smooth with any aircraft except the CS757 but I'm not that fussy.

I just don't know if this is normal or not but reading the CS and other forums it still seems to have a vnav issue. I'm learning and making my way into IFR-High and I think the CS757 is a good start for that, and for example I don't know if other planes like PMDG, QW or Majestic since I don't have those do this, but do they automatically performs vnav functions according to the FMC, in other words once it reaches a waypoint for decent will it automatically follow the speed and descend to programmed altitude ?

If you look at an old archive post here 

the last post by firehawk44 he says " I usually disable the VNAV just before the TOD and manually enter the Altitude and V/S as it makes for a smoother descent."

Honestly I feel like I'm mastering this plane and FMC, I had a perfect flight yesterday KSFO SNTNA2.GRTFL direct to RBL J1 BTG HAWKZ7.BTG via SONDR to 34L KSEA I've done this flight a dozen times and no matter what vnav just isn't functional and disconnects at decent, maybe this is just normal but if I do my decent manually it's perfect.

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I just did the same flight and noticed that as long as the alt-selector is below the vnav everything worked perfectly all the way to the APP and landed perfectly.

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1 minute ago, FPStewy said:

I just did the same flight and noticed that as long as the alt-selector is below the vnav everything worked perfectly all the way to the APP and landed perfectly.

Yes, that is usually how it works. Typically the FMC would give you a message along the lines of "RESET MCP ALT", to alert you to set the altitude correctly. If you don't do that the A/P will just stay on your current altitude.

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1 hour ago, FPStewy said:

and that's on a 5Ghz system, probably while landing

I think the low FPS happens during the loading phase.

1 hour ago, FPStewy said:

I've done this flight a dozen times and no matter what vnav just isn't functional and disconnects at decent, maybe this is just normal but if I do my decent manually it's perfect. 

If you engage the APP for the glideslope, the VNAV will disconnect as APP has taken over the landing.  I no longer disengage the A/T ARM until I land.  You can do either/or.  Make sure you set the VREF for landing with a 30 degree flap setting.  I click on Init Ref on the FMC.  It will then show the various speeds for each flap setting based on the gross weight.  I click on the setting for Flaps 30 and then just below that click on the empty box and the Flap 30 speed shows up.  When landing and in APP mode, you begin lowering the flaps and the aircraft should slow to the appropriate flap speed based on gross weight.  You will then have to click on Speed and manually lower the Flap 30 speed as this is not done automatically.  Sometimes it will automatically release the speed button and you can lower it to the landing speed.  It could be 170, 140, 125.  It all depends on the VREF for Flaps 30.  The aircraft will then slow to that speed and you can safely land.

4 minutes ago, FPStewy said:

as long as the alt-selector is below the vnav everything worked perfectly all the way to the APP and landed perfectly.

I usually lower the altitude to 1000 immediately at the beginning the descent.  If you do not do something like this, then the aircraft will stop descending at the altitude you have set.

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3 hours ago, Jim Young said:

I usually lower the altitude to 1000 immediately at the beginning the descent.  If you do not do something like this, then the aircraft will stop descending at the altitude you have set.

yeap that's exactly it, also do you know if there's any indication on the HSI as to when to hit the app ? what I mean is that is there an indication on the HSI that says I got the GS ?

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17 hours ago, FPStewy said:

yeap that's exactly it, also do you know if there's any indication on the HSI as to when to hit the app ? what I mean is that is there an indication on the HSI that says I got the GS ?

I could not find a policy or rule for initiating the APP but generally I'll engage it when I'm on the flight path as indicated on the HSI and a little more before I arrive at the glideslope.  The three command lights should show up when it is properly engaged and you'll likely see the three green message on the HSI soon after arriving at the glideslope.  The Legs page on the FMC shows when you are on the glideslope based on the STAR you selected.  If the three command lights do not show up, then it is not properly engaged.  I would suspect there is no rule used by all pilots for engaging the APP, only that you are on the proper flight path.  Just too many things the pilot and co-pilot are doing to worry about the proper altitude, first waypoint in the glideslope, etc.  But, not to worry because you know the APP is working properly when the three command lights are illuminated. If not engaged on the glideslope, then you most likely have not set your aircraft properly for a landing.  You can still land but I would be prepared to do it manually.  Look for warnings in the FMC as you might have forgotten to lower the altitude.  The LNAV/VNAV will disengage too.

The Captain Sim Manuals for the latest 757 are poorly written when it comes to procedures and the proper steps.  Yes, an explanation of the HSI and other panel buttons are well done because it is so easy to describe every icon shown in the HSI.  But, I could not find any procedure used for engaging the APP.  I found a description of the APP on page 241, Manual_Part2, but that's all.  Starting at Page 37 Manual_Part 3 (Normal Procedures), the guide does not mention engaging APP (Descending, Approach, Landing Procedures). I finally found it on Page 48, Part 3 Manual.  Look in the lower left corner of the page.

Hope this helps.  Apologize for the late response.

Best regards,

Jim

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I'm pretty dissapointed with my purchase. Both with the product, and the developers attitude. To those with low frame rates, I would suggest disabling the 3D Cabin from the configurator, it easily adds 5-10 fps.

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10 hours ago, ninerwhiskey9W said:

To those with low frame rates, I would suggest disabling the 3D Cabin from the configurator, it easily adds 5-10 fps.

actually that did help with my fps, and I on the other hand am quite happy with it, it's a very good learning tube, I just didn't want to go into a plane push a button and fly, it's like getting on a kicking bronco for the first time but once you brake it in, it's quite nice to fly. If I can fly this I'm pretty confident that I can move up to other planes now.

BTW CaptainMac had a good tip on the GS, all ILS charts have an FAF (Final Approach Fix) for ex at KOLM it's opoyu at GS2400 so just before your TOD just set your Alt-Sel to 2400

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