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  1. There is also a dedicated Captainsim forum http://www.avsim.com/forum/298-the-captain-sim-support-forum/ Otherwise I think they are working on some new airplane.
  2. Certainly not . The number of voters is not high enough. It shows only a tendency. Curious that from the over 1800 readers of this thread only about 100 voted. Btw, I voted with the majority :smile: Guy
  3. Great work as always from Pmdg ! Just out of interest a question from a programming layman:: "Initial release will take place on the X-Plane platform, with FSX/FSX-SE and Prepar3D versions to follow." Is it possible to recuperate some of the X-plane coding or programming for FSX or will the Fsx version have to be redone from scratch? Guy
  4. "They will be extremely slow so allow plenty of time" I have done the test; Flaps 0-20 Extension Primary mode : 35 seconds Secundary Mode : 210 seconds (with full slats) Alternate Mode : 150 seconds (with slats mid-range) Thanks again for the answers: Guy
  5. Paul, Thanks for the answer. "Alternate mode is used if the FSEU is failed and uses limit switches on the flap pdu to set flaps 20" Had to "google" it : PDu = Power drive Unit. So that confirms that SECondary needs the FSEU while ALTernate does not. Guy
  6. Hi, Thanks for the answer; I had read everything about flaps/slats in the FCOM but I hadn't consulted the QRH. So the answer to my question must be that the Flaps SECONDARY mode needs the FSEU (Flaps/Slats Electronic Unit) while the ALTERNATE Mode does NOT need it and bypasses it in some way ! Guy
  7. Hi all, The flaps/Slats on the 777 are operated normally by Central HYDRaulic System.(primary mode) If I understand well, When HYDR SYST C is off one has two options: -Use SECONDARY Mode by simply moving the FLAP LEVER (as if all was normal) Flaps are then moved by ELECTRICAL motors and SPLIT flaps appear on the Eicas, Flaps extension will be very slow, but one can extend them up to 30° -Use ALTERNATE Mode by arming the corresponding Button and setting EXT, Flaps are then moved by the SAME (?) ELECTRical motors and SPLIT flaps appear also on Eicas. Flaps extension will also be very slow, but one is limited to 20° and has no Asymetry and Uncommanded motion protection, So My questions is: As both modes use the SAME electrical motors and as the Secondary Mode offers more advantages than the Alternate mode, in what case would one USE (or be obliged to use) the ALTERNATE Flaps ? Or otherwise: Which is the FAILURE where SECONDARY mode does NOT work any more and ALTERNATE Mode still works ? Thanks in advance. Guy
  8. Wilco: Didn't really like the model. It was quite detailed but the proportions were somewhat wrong. The passenger windows were placed too high and the wheel-struts were too long. The A330-200 and A340-300 looked really bizarre in my eyes. There were many bugs : LOC interception not always working, Managed approach speed not working well, A346 cruising 5° nose-up etc. I liked much the nice VC but not at all the 2D panel. BBS: Good and nice model with realistic proportions. I mainly use the 2D panel because I don't really like the VC. The important things like Ils intercept and managed approach speed work well in the latest version. Managed climb and descent are also "acceptable" now. But there are also many flaws: ALL MODELS (BBS) ---------------------- -take-off phase page sometimes missing in FCU - >45% N1 necessary to get the plane rolling (should be much less) -FLEX temp has no influence on to speeds -before take-off DOT missing on NAV and ALT -OPT altitude missing -AP executes heading changes too agressively, should be smoother -Managed descent Speed range brackets appear only below 30500 ft -on MANAGED DESCENT plane always BELOW profile -on autoland NOSE-UP attitude wrong , should be 2-3° instead of 0° (but flare ok) -RETARD call missing on autoland (should come at 10° ra) -Ecam COND/Press synoptics used are those of the a320 -After changing aircraft eg from bbs 330 to bbs 340 some gauges are black (even when loading default 172 between) A330 (BBS) -------------------------- -Climbs too slowly (at GW of only 210 to at FL170: 1400 ft/min) -Nose-up attitude a little low on CRUISE(FL360) A340 (BBS) -------------------------- -Ecam EL/AC Synoptics indicates only 2 generators (instead of 4) - CRUISE SPEED A340-600 should be 0.84 (instead of 0.82) I have sent this bug-list to Graham Waterfield of BBS. He answered that all will be working correctly in V1.0. :smile: So if you can live with all that, both planes can be quite enjoyable. I liked the WiLCO mainly for the nice Vc and I like the BBS mainly for the nice model. Somebody only interested by a good model could also use those by Thomas Ruth ! Guy
  9. For their A320 Project Airbus had done two models the old one WITHOUT wingflex and the new one WITH WINGFLEX. Imho they modelled wingflex quite well. I had compared the two. In WiNGVIEW the difference is almost NOT visible. But in OUTSIDE view Wingflex is MORE visible. Some shots to compare: Wingview WITHOUT wingflex: Wingview WITH wingflex: Outside WITHOUT wingflex: Outside WITH wingflex: In direct comparison the non-wingflex model seems a little odd at first in outside view, that's true. But once you are used to the non-flexing wings, you don't see it any more. At least that is my case . :smile: Btw, I have seen NO noticable difference in frame-rates between the two. Guy
  10. By typing "CTRL-Y" . (or right click and then last option "use mouse") It is also important to deassign at the same time the thrust axis of your joystick ! (otherwise there will be synchronisation problems) But by doing this, ALL the controls (elevator, ailerons, thrust) pass to the mouse. It is imho not possible to transfer ONLY the thrust to the mouse. BUT you can still use the joystick (or the keyboard) in parallel, so this way you can use the joystick or keyboard to steer the aircraft and the mousewheel to set thrust, if you like ! To be able to use the mouse to steer the aircraft you must set AUTORUDDER on in FSX and also in the right Mcdu (Options/Flight see step by step manual page 28). Using the mouse to set thrust works quite well with the airbus (I have tried) , but you must scroll a bit to set for example Flex or toga thrust at take-off ! :rolleyes: This is more easyy with the keyboard (F1-F4) . Guy
  11. No problem here to use F1,F2,F3 (or mouswheel) for thrust-setting! With autothrust and using the AP you don't need them much on the Airbus: 2-3 touches F3 for setting flex thrust on take-off 1 touch F2 for climb thrust at thrust reduction 1 touch F1 at RETARD before landing F2/F1 for Reverse setting/Resetting eventually 1 touch F3 for initiating taxiing (For braking you can use the '.') That's all! Worked always here. :rolleyes: Guy
  12. I have flown it without problems on my laptop using MOUSE and KEYBOARD ! The mouse (CTRL-Y) for steering on the ground and flying and the keyboard (F1,F2,F3) or the mouse-wheel for thrust-setting. To be able to steer the aircraft on the ground with the mouse you must set AUTORUDDER ON in Fsx and also in the right Mcdu (see step by step manual p.28) Works very WELL ! :rolleyes: Guy
  13. They are ok ! It's only when I zoom down to 0.60 for example, that I have difficulty to read. Guy
  14. That is true ! Displays could be SHARPER ! I must often Zoom in to be able to read. I don't use acceleration... But this doesn't hinder me from enjoying it. Guy
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