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  1. roundy

    Slew Commands Missing

    Never mind. Missing commands found. Senior moment will be over soon, I hope,
  2. roundy

    Slew Commands Missing

    I'm running P3D v3.2 and can't get the slew command to respond. As a matter of fact, when I check the control list there are only 3 slew commands listed: Slew on/off (Y), Slew tilt left and Slew tilt right with out any keys assigned. I'm sure that it's mentioned somewhere in the forum but I couldn't find it. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate hearing them. Thanks, Don Bohr
  3. roundy

    PMDG future projects?

    If PMDG is going to do another historic aircraft after the DC-6 I'd like to see the Lockheed Electra L-188. First aircraft I ever flew on.
  4. roundy

    Any Idea What This Is.....?

    Try the following:Go to OPTIONS-->SETTINGS-->DISPLAY-->AIRCRAFT-->On the bottom left of the window make sure that the "2-D PANEL TRANSPARENCY" slider is set to 0% (zero percent.)Hope this helps.Don Bohr
  5. roundy

    LNAV Problem, Part II

    First of all, PMDG is to be congratulated for the excellent job done on the new B747-400X. I particularly like the new views and sounds that were built into the model. The aircraft is a pleasure to fly and to look at.However, there seems to be a problem in the LNAV/Navigation Display. My first flight in the
  6. roundy

    LNAV problem?

    I'm having the tracking problem also. I noticed it on my first flight with the 400X on a flight from KSFO to PANC. Here's the scenario:B747-400XFFlight plan entered manuallyWeather set to clear (no wind)The aircraft flew over every fix and then started to turn. After initiating the turn it continued to diverge from the course line (sometimes as far as 8.8 nautical miles) than it slowly began to converge and reached the course line at the next fix where the whole process started over again.It seems to me that the FMC commands the aircraft to fly-by a fix instead of fly-over a fix. After the fly-by the logic appears wrong in that it does not command the aircraft to intercept the course and/or airway.I haven't done the same flight in FS9 but will in the near future.Don B.
  7. roundy

    Who are you ?

    Retired ATC/ATM, 61, active simmer, and working to become a professional motorsports photographer.
  8. roundy

    737-8/900 Long Haul Flights

    Absolutely correct. I should make sure that my brain is in gear before engaging my typing fingers.Don
  9. roundy

    737-8/900 Long Haul Flights

    Aloha from SNA to PHNLAmerican for LAX to BOSDon Bohr
  10. roundy

    KLGA Star problem/s

    I would guess the "Expect" altitudes are placed on an STAR because ATC issues those altitudes a great majority of the time, maybe as high as 90%. There may be occassions when a different altitudes are assigned (pilot request, slower traffic on the STAR, etc.) but I would bet that the assigned altitude would be higher, rather than lower, than 10,000. I just did some flight plan checking and it looks like the MIP STAR is a heavily used route from ORD with aircraft entering the STAR from over Keating (ETG).What we need is for someone to go to Chicage, buy a ticket on UAL to LGA, tune in Channel 9 on the Inflight Entertainment System, and take notes. I'd go myself but it looks much to cold in the east for this California boy. :-sun1 Don
  11. roundy

    KLGA Star problem/s

    Terry:If you want to send me your private e-mail address, I'll send you two files to show you what I mean.Dondkbohr@pobox.com
  12. roundy

    KLGA Star problem/s

    Michael:I now see what you were trying to explain. We were working on different sides of the same page.I find it easier to amend the procedures myself, either through the FMC or within the SIDSTAR database. I've run into several other errors, the LOOP departure off LAX being a prime example. Eventually I'll get around to fixing the ones I know are wrong.Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Don
  13. roundy

    KLGA Star problem/s

    Michael:I hate to disagree, but there is no "at or above" 8000'on this STAR unless it is assigned by ATC for ATC reasons only. Pilots cannot arbitrarily use 8000'. Every altitude will be assigned by ATC. If ATC doesn't assign 8000', an aircraft cannot fly at that altitude. Note the restriction on the STAR: "For aircraft capable of 210K IAS or greater", therefore, in all likelyhood, this is a turboprop/turbojet STAR only and these aircraft will be descending for high altitude and not anxious to use 8000'.If Terry doesn't amend the STAR, I can do it and forward it to you.Don Bohr
  14. roundy

    KLGA Star problem/s

    If I may, I'd like to jump in here and add my comments.I'll begin by saying that I'm an Air Traffic Controller with over 18 years experience and a commercial/instrument pilot. Navigation (air and sea) is a hobby.The way I interpret the Milton Three Arrival to LGA from the latest data dated 12/23/04 (0413) is as follows:There are three restrictions on the MIP3 STAR - MARRC at FL180, VIBES at 13,000, and BEUTY at 10,000. There are no published speed restrictions except for the normal 250kts. below 10,000. The altitudes underlying the course lines (13,000 between MIP and LIZZI and 8,000 between LIZZI and DREMS, etc.) are minimum enroute altitudes below which an aircraft cannot descend if for some reason they are pulled off the STAR. The "Expect to cross" altitudes are published so pilots can plan for the descent. It would be my guess that aircraft are cleared to cross all the fix restrictions as published.I have also found that the FMC does not enter the proper speed/altitude restrictions but they are easily amended. If you want to take the time you can correct the problem in the SIDSTAR database.Don Bohr