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  1. Deano777

    VOR Problem

    Chaps many thanks for your replies, and sorry for my late reply, I have been extremely busy at work.QavionThanks, this is my whole point, I am getting no magenta CDI needle at all, nor any relative bearing needles (which you should get too). Thanks for trying it out.TomI am aware that the 3 letter identifier will display when it is "working", but I am getting a DME distance readout, and I am getting a full morse IDENT resounding as well. What is also baffling me is in your picture you have the magenta CDI displaying, whereas if you look at post #8 from John Ellison it is stating that the 744 will not give you a CDI to navigate by. So how come you are getting one? I am perplexed to be honest.stebowAs above this is confusing too, I should at least get the relative bearing indicators in raw data from the VORs if nothing else, at the very least I can then fly the VOR as I do an NDB approach etc, but nothing. As I said above I am getting a DME readout though, and a full morse IDENT. Very strange.Anyway thank you all for your replies, it's much appreciated.
  2. Deano777

    VOR Problem

    Cheers DanHowever, that is only someone's interpretation of how the IRUs pick up the aircraft's present position, which incidentally is correct. There still should be a way of flying using VORs as explained further down in the thread you posted.The 747-400 is 25 year old technology, if it cannot be done then how can we conduct a VOR/DME approach if the ILS is out? There has to be a way. Also when you select VOR to display on the EHSI it still should give a RB indication like an ADF needle.I'll have a trawl of the manuals to see what I can find.Thanks again.
  3. Deano777

    VOR Problem

    DanThanks for the reply, I am a current airline pilot so I don't need any tuition on VOR navigation, the distance the VOR behind me is irrelevant, so is the fact that we are in LNAV mode. If I switch to HDG mode the CDI doesn't appear automatically.I am in LNAV mode but have the Nav Display set to VOR, it should show me a radial. What it should also give me is a raw data Relative Bearing Indicator pointing at the VOR. It isn't doing this.RgdsDean
  4. Deano777

    VOR Problem

    Hi allI have always had an issue with my PMDG 747-400 where I cannot seem to get a CDI indication when in VOR mode, now either I am doing something really dumb (which is highly likely), or it just doesn't work.The following pics are an example of how my 747 is set up. I have tried several different VORs from around the world etc to no avail. This is certainly a problem when trying to conduct a VOR/DME approach (obviously).Pic 1 NAV/RAD setup, showing DTY VOR in the UK (116.40),Pic 2Shows the EHSI on the nav display with no CDIAny ideas please?RgdsDean
  5. Deano777

    A new 757 for FSX?

    I was on the understanding it was not a Q400 but a Q300?
  6. Deano777

    Talked to Graham

    Well said MarkDave, Flight sim is no more of a fantasy than the game of cricket or football I play some weekends, Mark has it spot on here, I think you are being rather forgetful of the common denominator in all this, it's called money, and good money spent as well. If you were to buy a car or new television which had "issues" wouldn't you be peeved if the support for it suddenly disappeared? I don't want to pry into your personal life because I have better things to do, but maybe some people on here can't afford to be buying a second rate product, maybe some people here, and remember there are alot of kids here, have saved up their pocket money for weeks or months to be able to afford to purchase a PSS product in good faith. Maybe the money spent on PSS by yourself is insignificant, but just remember there are people here with different motives to yourself, and that should be perfectly acceptable to you. No matter how well we feel we are "part of the flight sim family" here remember PSS were made who they were by the paying public, no different to any business, some directly and some indirectly, but the public is what makes companies what they are.There is no excuse for PSS not to post on here and let people know what is happening, it doesn't matter how small the info, it will all be pertinent, even a retailer that is going out of business has the decency to put up a sign in the window.How hard can it be for a member of PSS to post something here? you are harping on about them not likely to as they are getting slagged, what do you expect? and quite frankly it is my opinion that the majority of PSS users on this forum couldn't give one iota now whether they have gone out of business or not. PSS are expendable remember, no developer is bigger than the horses that feed it, and if one drops by the wayside (PSS), there will be someone else willing to develop. __________________________________________________Q400 DriverQVA CFI
  7. Deano777


    Excuse my ignorance but what plane are we talking about here?The TERR button on most airliners would mean Terrain Mapping, it does on ours, but I can't see a flight sim a/c being able to model terrain mapping because it is so vast, I may be wrong, but personally I reckon the button is there for show.__________________________________________________Q400 DriverQVA CFI
  8. Deano777

    Talked to Graham

    DaveWhat purpose does the website serve to us? I'll tell you, absolutely nothing, you can't purchase from it and you can't get support from it, it's no more use than a chocolate teapot. The only thing the website is doing is allowing us who have paid for aircraft to download them before the plug is pulled__________________________________________________Q400 DriverQVA CFI
  9. Deano777

    Talked to Graham

    I used to despise all the whingers & moaners on here who whine about the smallest things, but I am afraid I am turning into one of those.If you have received a mail from Graham then he has net access, if he has net access then he can access these forums, if he can access these forums he can make a post himself without relying on a proxy post from someone else, I find this very bizarre.__________________________________________________Q400 DriverQVA CFI
  10. Deano777

    PSS is done

    Norman, that may be so, but just a little note containing "please bear with us whilst we sort out x, an announcement will be made shortly" would not be too hard would it? There is no way the members of the PSS "team" are not reading these forums.Dean__________________________________________________Q400 DriverQVA CFI
  11. Deano777

    PSS is done

    >Or even Copyright lawI see the Avsim forum spelling & grammar police are alive and well :-roll__________________________________________________Q400 DriverQVA CFI
  12. >If you don't approve of their attitude then maybe offer to>help eh?Missing the point Dave, people have paid for their product (I know you're aware of this) and when they see this "so called" company treating their customers in this manner there will be no enthusiasm to help, why should they? PSS obviously don't give a toss about their customers.I fly the Dash for a living, I am in a position to help, which I will do any way I can but the "silence" of PSS is just breeding more contempt, and if they are indeed still going to trade they may just have put the final nail in the proverbial coffin by keeping zipped.Dean__________________________________________________Q400 DriverQVA CFI
  13. Deano777

    DASH 8 AND TOD (top of descend)

    Well I tested it today and we do indeed get a little white circle come up for the TOD point, they say you learn something every day, how true ;)
  14. Deano777

    DASH 8 AND TOD (top of descend)

    CW has it spot on, that's what we use on the Q400. Incidentally the Q400 uses the newer UNS-1E FMC with VNAV capability, we do not get a TOD point in ARC mode either, plus there is no autothrottle as expected. VNAV is against company SOPs so we can't use it.D777
  15. Deano777

    Release Dash to public?

    JDW how do you decipher that from the previous post? I can't see anything in the last post that would even point to what you are saying