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  1. mburkhard

    Change installation path?

    Same here, need an option to choose another drive, as I want to have my sim files on the fastet drive available. I'll happily purchase the software as soon as this is possible. Hope you post a notification somewhere as soon as a new installer is available.
  2. I've got the same issue with the same error message, but only for the A2A C172. Using P3D v4 with the latest experimental version.
  3. mburkhard

    737 ACE Yoke

    I do own one, but mine is 6 years old already so I guess there had been a revision or two in between. Anyway, no issues with mine, works perfectly fine with all PMDG birds. Cheers, Markus
  4. mburkhard

    MD-11 Sound Issue

    Check whether your Windows speaker settings match your physical speaker setup. If you were to select 5.1 speakers in Windows but you only have say 2.1, then you might miss the engines on rear speakers. Cheers, Markus
  5. mburkhard


    Geoff, must be something wrong with the nav data your MD-11 uses. Do you use any add-on nav data updates such as Lufthansa or Navigraph? Cheers, Markus Ah disregard, just saw that you use indeed Navigraph. To be honest I have no idea why you don't have any SIDs and RWYs displayed then. Does it work at other airports?
  6. Morten, as I understand it, this function is not / was not widely used by MD-11 pilots. Personally I've heard of only one pilot telling me he would do that from time to time when being on final approach in turbulent weather. I guess it's a matter of personal taste and not something an airline would write into their SOPs... Cheers, Markus
  7. Yes and no, they do increase drag but at the same time create LOTS of lift. And how do you kill lift? Indeed, by lowering the nose, but what happens usually if you lower the nose... yes, speed rises. So there you go... Might be ok in level flight, but then you wouldn't have trouble decelerating in level flight would you. So yeah flaps are indeed not meant to be used to decelerate Why don't you just remember the N1 or EPR setting before you switch ATS off? That way you can re-adjust the engines quickly to whatever it was. Yes it is not quite as easy as on the real aircraft, but still it works and it is always a good idea to know your thrust setting required for that 3° descent with Vapp. And if ATS is struggling to keep the setting while you do switch off, then you'll have to do same anyway and it won't really matter where your hardware throttles are set. If you want to disable LSAS during approach do NOT use the override switches or the LSAS buttons on the overhead. Use ONLY the yoke's AP disconnect button and keep it pressed. That is the only way it is meant to be and is perfectly safe to do. As soon as you release the button LSAS will work again. Cheers, Markus
  8. mburkhard

    PMDG MD-11 blue crosses

    Sam, open a support ticket with PMDG, they will be able to help you. http://support.precisionmanuals.com Cheers, Markus
  9. mburkhard

    Winds aloft data, any importing tool?

    Most airlines didn't have any data link option for en-route wind import when they operated the MD-11. It was a manual thing and yes it was always done on long haul flights. You don't have to do this during cockpit preparation, it is fully sufficient to do it during climb. Now you might say why do this, the average wind component gets me to the destination too. Yes it does, and fuel might be pretty accurate too. BUT - What about the other component: TIME. If you want accurate time predictions (remember: airlines usually have to keep a flight plan and have connecting passengers) you will want to have the specific en-route wind entered. - Something goes wrong: In case of a malfunction or more serious emergency en-route it might become extremely handy to have accurate fuel and time predictions too. So yes entering the average wind component might be fine for your simulation. But the real operations want to have more. And on the real MD-11 this was done manually for a very long time. Regards, Markus
  10. mburkhard


    Robin, just so that you know, wind input for individual cruise waypoints should work just fine, it is not something that is "not finished". Also it doesn't matter whether you put the wind into the FMC on ground or on climbout. Maybe post again your exact steps trying to enter individual wind and temperature. Cheers, Markus
  11. mburkhard

    Problem setting up ezdok on the md11

    What you see here is not the external view, you're in VC view but with the viewpoint shifted outside of the aircraft. You need to set EzDok in a way for it to go to the FSX external view for this camera position. Cheers, Markus
  12. mburkhard

    What is wrong with this picture?

    PUSH the knob first, this is the safest option and will give you present heading - or track. Then rotate and pull. Cheers, Markus
  13. mburkhard

    Activating ToGA in the MD-11?

    This was done to be consistent with the real aircraft. You can't release the parking brake by using the parking brake lever, you need to depress the brake pedals. Not quite correct. Pressing this button during take-off roll will cancel your flex thrust setting and give you full T/O thrust. Regards, Markus
  14. mburkhard

    MD11 in FSX autobrake issue

    Paul, to check if your rudder pedals are at fault, try another autoland but this time unplug the rudder pedals physically from the computer. If all is well with autobrake that way, then something is indeed wrong with the pedals. Cheers, Markus
  15. mburkhard

    A new (NGX) version of the wonderful MD-11

    Just so that there is no misunderstanding. Whatever you hear inside the cockpit when installing a TSS pack is NOT what the real MD-11 sounds like. Far from it. We spent countless of hours in making the cockpit sounds perfect. When you exchange them with TSS, you'll destroy the true MD-11 experience... Cheers, Markus