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    777 autobrake settings "max auto"

    No you cannot select RTO in the air. The switch will just flip back to OFF. I'm not sure if you can select it during the landing roll, but I really don't see anything to prevent it. Of course, then you'll have to explain why you have 12 deflated tyres. Paul
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    777 autobrake settings "max auto"

    The switch is labelled "Max AUTO" for a reason. The pilot can do better by standing on the brakes. The only autobrake position that applies maximum braking is RTO. Paul
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    MD-11 Climb Performance issues

    Can we have a screensot of the main panel at altitude please?
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    MD-11 Climb Performance issues

    Thanks. What's APLC btw?
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    MD-11 Climb Performance issues

    ...this from an MD11 pilot.
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    MD-11 Climb Performance issues

    Why would that require full power?
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    MD-11 Climb Performance issues

    You say that as if it's a bad thing...:(
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    MD-11 Climb Performance issues

    At KFLL, the initial altitude is 3000. One particularly cold night, I heard a 757 on a positioning flight request a higher initial altitude from the tower. They got 5000. Now I wasn't inside the cockpit, but I'm sure that apart from a higher than normal assumed temperature, the takeoff looked just like any other. Transport category jets don't normally do "max perf" takeoffs or landings in the same way that you may do it in a cessna. The manuals I've read go as far as to say that the takeoff distance gained by setting full power before brake release results in negligible gain.Paul
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    MD-11 Climb Performance issues

    Well, one day my student requested a short field takeoff, and the tower told him "cleared for takeoff, proceed as requested". Does that count?:(
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    MD-11 Climb Performance issues

    So you're standing directly below an airplane 10nm from the runway, and you can gain all the following information:vertical speedpower settingpitchHow confident are you in your numbers?I've never heard anybody cleared for a max performance takeoff. Where in FAA Order 7110.65 should I look to find the relevant information? Further more, where in the FCOM do I look for the profile and performance data for a maximum performance takeoff in the MD11?You sat in an MD11 climbing at "10k FPM for the first 30 seconds"? It took you 30s to reach 5000ft? Does anybody know what VS the space shuttle gets after 30s in flight?I'm not saying the PMDG MD11 is perfect, but I'm inclined to think that your numbers are a bit skewed.
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    MD-11 Climb Performance issues

    "4-6k FPM at 60-80% N1 with a pitch angle of 20 or greater"You can tell all that from the ground, 10nm from the airport?Have a look at this site.
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    PMDG 787 DreamLiner

    I'm sure that goes well with the ladies when you take them to the airport..."The tiny one is a Skycatcher, that's a skyhawk, that one's a skylane, and my skyline is at the other side of the field."The Viper is a sick car. I saw one in green for the first time recently. It looks good in any paint scheme. LOL. Yes, but it's a real world, full sized simulation ;)Paul
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    PMDG 787 DreamLiner

    Tails,No doubt Boeing intends to have the 787 flying by 2013, but don't expect to see a quality one for flightsim for some time after that. If you want one now, I'm sure for $20USD you can get something that vaguely looks like a 787 that uses some strange combination of default gauges and climbs at 8000 fpm fully loaded. I bet they'll even give you a few pictures from airliners.net for free! LOLOLIs the first 787 really going to be an -800? That's certainly an interesting way of looking at it. So we'll have 3 Dash 8's:Dash 8 Classic: DHC8Dash 8 Super: A388Dash 8 NG: B788PS. Viper, is that your car? That's the ultimate pilot car IMO!Paul
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    PMDG 787 DreamLiner

    LOLLOLLOLThat's a knee-slapper. A PMDG 787. If you really need a 787 for your sim, you can give your money to some development company whose sole source of information is a press release. On the other hand, if you wish to have a product with PMDG/LDS quality, expect to wait maybe 5-10 years. Perhaps more, given it hasn't even flown yet.A lot of real world expertise goes into the creation of these products. That expertise simply does not exist for the 787 as yet. Once it does, you need to find persons who are sufficiently interested in FS to make it happen. Don't hold your breath for a 787.Paul