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  1. From my own two eyes. Keep in mind that I'm referring to the airplane being on the ground without any aerodynamic forces. The few times I've seen the trim work in one direction but not the other, a quick shove or pull of the yoke has resolved the issue for me.
  2. Make sure the elevators are in a neutral position when you actuate the trim. If the elevators are even slightly nose down, trim up will not work (and vice-versa).
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    What will be the next project by PMDG?

    Yes, it was discussed in detail at the time it first appeared, with numerous people coming up with as many theories as to its meaning. Some even believed it was a red herring from RR to have a little fun with us.
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    All PMDG Aircraft Yoke Banking

    Another possibility is that you have a key on your computer inadvertently mapped to two different things, one of those being the aileron trim, or even the ailerons themselves. I should add, this happened to me as well. For some reason, the keyboard assignments kept going back to default without me doing anything, so I had keys mapped to different views in Chaseplane as well as to the controls. Wrought havoc for a while until I figured out what was happening.
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    ProATC and GSX parking

    PATC zaps any AI that's occupying the gate you chose when you set up your flight. The only drawback is that ,when it does so, the jetway doesn't retract. So it looks a bit strange when you're taxiing in. What I usually do is hit Ctrl-J when I'm close enough for it to work.
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    No, it's in the 747-8. It's something similar to the TPS report and the occasionally appearing pen in the -400 or the Woodpigeon box in the -400F. PMDG whimsy, you could call it.
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    But that's the fun behind these Easter eggs: not knowing what they are in the first place, never mind when or where they'll appear...
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    SEQU not in database?

    Hi Martin: I've seen others recommend deleting the ARPT_RWY.dat file in the PMDG/Navdata folder for issues related to procedures not showing up in the FMC. That file gets rebuilt the next time you start your sim. If that doesn't work, I'm afraid I'm out of ideas.
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    When I leave the track the B777 does not advance

    Now I'm not so sure anymore. On my flight yesterday, it happened long after GSX became active. Once again, depressing the brake fully cleared the issue. Next time I'll experiment a little with FSUIPC settings.
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    Because it's an Easter egg, I didn't want to give away more than I did and ruin it for others. You'll know when you see it.
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    When I leave the track the B777 does not advance

    Definitely. Everything in fact works normally until after leaving the runway. I've noticed a correlation with GSX coming alive right around the same time. I need to explore this further, however.
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    When I leave the track the B777 does not advance

    This is interesting. I've experienced the very same thing, but with the 747. It's fixed itself two different ways for me. One was just by opening the FSUIPC menu (I was checking to see whether something had gone wrong with my brake calibration). The second time it fixed itself by just depressing the brake pedals fully. Still haven't figured out what to do so that it doesn't happen in the first place.
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    I just noticed a certain sticker (I won't say where). Was it set to appear today (or at random) or has it been there all along and I'm just noticing it today?
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    SEQU not in database?

    It's likely something went wrong with your modifications. Have you considered adding one of the freeware SEQMs (the new Quito) that are available in the Avsim library instead? You might encounter fewer issues that way.
  15. Hi Mark, I just saw that you added the new 748 CDU to the latest Simserver. YOU. DA. MAN! Thank you! It makes a huge difference.