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  1. chrispeel

    Radar Contact Win 10

    i had a similar problem I reassigned the Ack keystoke " 7" to "Ctl 7".Then I re assigned it back to a plain "7" and all was resolved I raised this in here somewhere and Ronzie came up with the same thought.
  2. chrispeel

    Strange descent clearance

    I regret I never replied to your last post Ronzie for which i apologise, I noted all you said there back in 2011 and that's pretty much what I do when flying the sim.The transition altitude is set exactly as you said in the those pages of the FMC and I always amend them to the correct figures. The reason I raise this again is that it does happen in other places not just Norway.I just had it going into Nice(LFMN)This is another airport which has high ground nearby but the TA is 5000 feet I believe. I did find a sort of workround.Ack the descent clearance as before and request a PD.When scolded for not descending just request the original flight level and eventually it seems to sort itself out. Not a pretty way of doing things I appreciate but it stops ATC from becoming too irritated The main point I was making is that once given a PD clearance you sometimes then get the hair dryer treatment.That still applies unless you go for the climb request via keystroke 4.Or ignore it,Or declare an emergency of course.Or cancel IFR. It doesn't spoil things for me.Just curious about it.
  3. chrispeel

    NewComputer +FSX-SE + Windows10 + stutters

    FSX Gold works really well with a recently installed W10 upgrade from W7.I had to fiddle with PMDG products which did not work as per their web site(the 737NG required reactivation) but eventually they did.I have loads of addons with a modest i5 based system.Even the addons LAX,SFO.LHR etc are pretty smooth and I have a lot of AI in there. However I get severe stutters with sound and vision when performing certain actions.Usually when using the drop down menus in flight or sometimes after pausing the sim.And on initial loading too. Once flying the experience is probably slightly better than it was with W7.Apart from the above which I have yet to resolve.
  4. chrispeel

    Radar Contact Win 10

    Thank you for the reply Ronzie The key strokes I use are exactly those I used when in W7.Whichever aircraft I am in. However after my post here I had already changed the allocations to something near the original and all then worked fine.The 2 affected actions were the "7" acknowledge and the "C/S/K" for co pilot toggle comms. Then I tried the originals again after a shut down and restart.All is now as it was before.Working as it should. I have used FS in a lot of its forms and with a lot of add ons and also RC for many years.W10 did something but I know not what.
  5. chrispeel

    Radar Contact Win 10

    I have just moved to window 10.1 and RC4 is fine apart from a failure to respond to the acknowledge key "7".It responds to all others.I have to resort to auto reply to make it work which removes some of the flexibilty
  6. chrispeel

    How to delay the descent?

    Thanks Ray and Ron.
  7. chrispeel

    How to delay the descent?

    Ray I don't find it a problem getting to 12000/11000 or whatever but I do create a fix sometimes.If I think its not suitable I do a "6=unable" Re the "when ready" instruction it only seems to happen when given a descent say from 390 to 370.Then a "when ready" to 350.If I get a descent to 350 from 390 it doesn't happen. Odd.
  8. chrispeel

    How to delay the descent?

    Thanks Ronzie Re late landing clearances I'm pretty sure its not a comms problem and I am usually pretty confident with ILS approaches,But I think you may have hit the nail on the head with the reference to tech issues Reference "when ready" it is an initial descent thing and not related to Notams.I hear what you say about the 12000 restriction and that was my mistake for mentioning it in that context. Ray.Thanks also.Are you saying to place a 40 mile point in the FS flight plan?Or the CDU.I have played with it in the FMC but usually cope OK without it.
  9. chrispeel

    How to delay the descent?

    Evening Ray The crossing restriction thing is not really my issue.I don't think its very realistic but one lives with it for the sake of the exercise.I cope with it.If landing wrong way round so to speak it is usually way out. The "when ready" instruction usually occurs when the initial descent is to say FL370 from FL390 by the way.Followed quickly by the "when ready" to FL350.That is the usual scenario. I'm using the PMDG 738 at the moment but also use the LD B763 and the PMDG B744.All the comments relating to this weird "when ready" thing are with the aircraft descending from high altitude trips.i.e.FL 370 or higher. Another thing I now sometimes experience is very late landing clearances.Sometimes after I've landed!This is not the real world so yes I do land.I'm up to date with rebuilds and the like by the way.I have a feeling I may have corrupted RC 4 somehow! Better now the real world wind has dropped isn't it?There were some hairy moments at EMA the other night.
  10. chrispeel

    How to delay the descent?

    Thanks Ray.I've been away for a few days hence the failure to reply. I have been using RC 4 for an awful long time and I have become used to its idiosyncrasies if I may call them that.So I sometimes work round the rather artificial 12000 foot rule in the way you have often suggested.Another way is to make every airfield an altitude restricted one by using Notams. No,my initial query was about this strange use of the "when ready" command after requesting a PD,having that accepted then getting this "when ready"very soon after the PD approval.To me this makes it entirely optional.It happens many times in the real world too.But when acknowledged RC4 will frequently(but not always)hassle me to do it! Also this never seems to happen when the "when ready" instruction happens at lower levels later in the descent phase
  11. chrispeel

    How to delay the descent?

    Thanks for the replies Ray. I tried to get back to you last night but couldn't get in to the site You may have got the answer with your first comments regarding a change in runway.And I tend not to place an altitude restriction in the FMC which may explain something but would it explain the nagging after a "when ready" instruction?I always have the comms at the TOD as a rule and if I don't want to be at the 12000 mark I tell them I am unable. I am currently approaching BHX from the south and expecting RW 15 as the winds are from the south.I ask for a PD and get it.Immediately after that I am getting the "when ready" The only work around is to ignore it! Or accept it and be way too low too soon.Or do it very very slowly as you have recommended many times
  12. chrispeel

    How to delay the descent?

    Evening Ray from a windy North Staffs Following on from this topic I experienced this recently.More than once but not every time:- I am in cruise at say FL390.I get told to descend to FL370.But as it's a "wrong way round" landing direction I request a PD as I'm still 60nm to go to TOD.I receive the approval.Shortly after I get a "When Ready" clearance to FL350.I acknowledge but remain at FL390 as it was not an instruction to descend and I'm not ready.But then very soon after I am scolded as I haven't descended.To repeat,the PD was approved and the next instruction was When Ready.So I think I am complying. If I ignore the last I receive constant orders to descend. I am following the RC4 filed plan and have the comms.I am at the flight plan cruise level at the standard altimeter setting. Any ideas?
  13. chrispeel

    Strange descent clearance

    Windows XP Pro has a facility to create a compressed file.It does not have a Zip facility as such.It seems to work the same way though.According to the notesWill this do for JD do you think?As a matter of interest I have carried out several further flights at FL390 in the PMDG 737 range and in Norway I always get this problem with a PD.Nowhere else.It doesn't happen if the PD is refused even in Norway.I'm not at all perturbed by any of this by the way.I just ignore it and continue on my merry way.I just thought it should be passed on to someone in the team.Perhaps someone could try a similar flight?It needs to be at a quiet time I guess so you have more chance of a PD approval.A quiet area too I suppose.
  14. chrispeel

    Strange descent clearance

    Just done a flight from Oslo (ENGM) to Bardufoss(ENDU at FL390.Same thing happened but with repeated tellings off.RC4 seems to have got stuck at "4 times now" telling off.I'm letting the FMC do the descent when it's ready and I'm ignoring the "busted altitude" calls and references to FISDO etc.Once at TOD all becomes normal.This never happens in UK,USA,Spain,Italy.Japan,Hong Kong,Australia.New Zealand or anywhere else I flyTell me how to Zip up a file and I'll do it.
  15. chrispeel

    Strange descent clearance

    Odd inded but a quick reply JD.Thanks for thatPretty sure I didn't drop 300 feet and there is a VOR at the arrival airport so that's the last item in the planI'll do it again just to make sure I'm doing nothing stupid.It's only happened in Norwegian Airspace I'm pretty sure.