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  1. Well, the AFO will have to do :) Thanks, Luca
  2. Hello all :) I suppose i missed some piece of info in the previews... or in the docs... I can't find the ABL version which i really like din FS9 in the FSX 747.... hasn't it been ported over? :(But still, the 747 is a lovely aircraft in every version :) Thanks for any info and a Happy Holiday season to all, Luca
  3. nice, learned something new :) Thanks, and sorry for the possibly misleading post. Luca
  4. if i remember right you have to have an alpha channel, fill it white and see if the reflections go away... (or was it black? :D ) hope it helps. luca
  5. I checked with a friend who's aircraft mechanic... To make the story short the brake "discs" always work a little bit... at least they are in contact with the brake pads and so a litle friction always occurs. this is true for all bigger aircrafts. so it's not a boeing typical behaiour. Any mechanic wanting to jump in to correct or expand is welcome as i may very well have misunderstood the details :) Luca
  6. Thanks Jon, so possibly they do heat up "normally" during taxi... I don't know how carbon behaves as far as the insulation of the inner part is concerned... but on racing bikes if you want to use carbon brakes you have to "keep them warm" as carbon brakes work better at higher temperatures than the usual alloy discs which need to be cooled. And on the manual of the PMDG it is recommended not to "pump" on the brakes but to use them steadily as this helps the cooling process.. I think there's something in how the brakes assemblies are built which we are missing... i'll try to ask a friend who works as a mechanic and see if he has an answer to this :) Not sure if this may help anybody to understand something more. :) Luca
  7. Not sure how it influences the cooling process (i'd need to take my physics book back out of the library of the forgotten books) i just thought that an even small air flux would be better than the convective effect of the brakes heating the air...I suppose they made their tests and have seen it doesn't do enough... :) Thanks, LucaPS: Please, can we stop trying to bash each other at every word which is spoken? doesn't make sense... if you all need to post as a reaction, write your post and save it in notepad, get a walk, and then read the post which enraged you again.. possibly you'll notice people don't always have something personal against YOU.
  8. Jumping in on this one.... it has been said the boing manuals say "don't use parking brake, don't taxi, don't get near the wheels for an hour". Wouldn't a taxi around (without using brakes) actually help the cooling process if the brakes are too hot? or do the brake pads always "work" a little bit anyway? Thanks, Luca
  9. Together with the "air cond" master warning light you have an "OFF SCHED DESCENT" light on the overhead panel. In the real plane you should see that, and on the virtual aircraft you should anyway scan all your panel for warning lights :) Luca
  10. 744 in Linate? a bit too big i'd say... :) Not a solution but i'll still mention it, for nice italian freeware sceneries check www.isdproject.comLuca
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    is the offsched descent light illuminated? if yes you need to set the cruise altitude before takeoff... and.. it's on the manual... :) Luca
  12. I'd say our flight into EDDB yesterday afternoon with a couple of cargos full of pizza has been lucky :D Thanks for the great liveries. :) Luca
  13. i had a look at the video.. could it be you bounced a bit on landing? I suppose the wing flex effect in the PMDG 747 is partially simulated by "sensing" ground contact... so if you bounced it could explain this effect. Luca
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    I'll bump a thread from over a year ago... While flying today in my 737 700 with a particular eye on fuel economy i noticed some strangeness... Starting the flight on CI 1 i had an arrival fuel level of 3.0 in the PROG page (yes i know it's low got strong headwinds...and 2 more hrs flight to go) switching to a higher CI gave me a higher speed and more fuel on arrival :| Am i missing something here or is this wrong? I then made a small test with a short flight (identical setup same route) flown once at CI 1 and once at CI 100 trying to keep them as similar as possible... fuel consumpiton in the end was absloutely identical (to the 10 lbs...) I have the PMDG 600-700 and upgraded to 800-900 with model update... Any insight as to the absolute fuel economy on the PMDG 737 700 in FS is welcome :) Luca
  15. A small precisation, when you are using autobrakes you are most probably using the brakes, only brake pressure is applied automatically to obtain a determined deceleration value (so using spoilers and Reverse reduces the pressure applied to the brakes). Luca
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