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  1. Remember that the FMC doesn't accept decimals in the CG line.
  2. No. The real one of course 😊 Cheers,
  3. Funny story. When I was studying for my assessment at my current airline last year, I flew many many hours on the NGX. Flying and training the whole set of manuevers over and over again. Takeoff, timed climbing turns and descents, raw data ILS to Go Around. Engine out during Go Around and back to single engine ILS with FD only. So when the day came, they told us in the briefing:"Guess what guys. The 737 SIM here is booked full, so you'll be doing your assessment on the real deal. The 777." I was a little nervous. But BOY does that thing fly like a charm! I put the 777 in a climbing turn at 1000 fpm. The instructor felt I had the aircraft correctly trimmed. He told me to let go of the column. Low and behold, the bank stayed pegged at 30 degrees and the VS was pegged at 1000 fpm all the way to the new altitude. This thing is amazing! The only thing I don't like is that it is waaay too sensitive. On approach in gusty weather, the yoke never deflects more than 2 or 3 degrees either side .... lest you want a 60 degree turn on final :-) Cheers,
  4. OP, there are more of these things happening related to the autopilot. I have written it off to just PMDG making a decision to compromise based on any number of factors. In my opinion there is a certain degree of the stock autopilot in PMDG aircraft. The 777 system is A FAR CRY from anything that the FSX/P3D autopilot was ever envisioned to handle. I have learned to accept it and now I find ways around it. Another example is when (at least for me) I do a Go Around, the system has trouble maintaining the G/A speed. After a while speed drops to the amber band and full TOGA is applied. No big whoop. I guess we all wish for it to be perfect. With all other systems simulated to damn near perfection, it is easy to demand the same from other systems. Cheers,
  5. Hello, first off. In real life, you would when diverting select the alternate as your new destination. This can be done in two ways: 1. Go to the alternate page -> select your alternate (or input it if it is not in the list) -> select the right LSK next to this airport -> (to keep it easy) select DIRECT TO -> Select DIVERT NOW. 2. Go to the route page and enter the new airport as destination. This will now update your arrival airport and you can not only have your ILS frequency, but your whole approach on ND. If you really want to set it manually refer to FCOMv2 11.40.30 where the limitations for manual tuning are stated as well as input method. Basically on most divert scenarios you should be able to type the ILS freq and front course and input it into the ILS field. Cheers,
  6. I usually have this problem because my cable and PC are on the same TV. So i switch back and forth between HDMI inputs. I think this throws off the PMDG sound source for me. What I do is go into PMDG Setup > Sounds in the FMC. You will notice that the sound source is probably blank. Now this for me is the tricky part. The sound source you use will not be in the list most probably. Don't know how easy it is for you. I have gotten it back to work 99% of the time by doing combinations of various things. - Installing a headset, setting that as the source. After a while you will again see the speakers as source and I select them. - Unplugging and re plugging my TV is another trick I use. That will sometimes get the source back in the FMC as well. - Selecting anything else and recycling it back to the original. Because I don't know the source of the problem, I end up trying things. But I always get it back. Try doing these things and see if it helps. Cheers,
  7. Hmmm, it could be so many things. Especially for a long haul flight. At that distance from Hong Kong the small difference in Cost Index and actual winds aloft may skew the results considerably. The better way to verify your concern would have been to actually compare the arrival time. A comparison of the current ground speeds would also give some answers. The reason I post is that even though I have FSRealtime I see little difference between my watch and FS time when I don't use it. So I doubt it alone is responsible for the difference. Regards,
  8. Holy topic resurrection batman !!!! 🙂🙂🙂
  9. To the OP, you are correct. It should be more considering your statements, but so so many things may have effected the ultimate reading. The best way is to go back to FL200 and read off your fuel flow. Compare that to the PFPX tables for example if you have it or any other source of fuel data for the 777. PFPX even has the fuel flow validation feature which is great. I'm sure you'll find that the PMDG model is spot on FCOM values, and that it was just a freak sequence of data that lead to your result. If you don't have any source of fuel flow data, you can post your FL, weight, speed, OAT, N1 and fuel flow and I'm sure or anybody else on here can check it out for you. Cheers,
  10. Hey guys, thought I'd chime in. I recently transitioned from the MD80 to the B777. Where I fly, it is normal to depart without a STAR and approach programmed into the FMC. The FCOM says that at any point you wish along the flight, you can insert the arrival. Reason is obvious of course for a long haul aircraft. Just wanted to throw it out there for those thinking that leaving without a planned arrival is somewhat unrealistic. It is actually common practice. So next time you leave without an arrival, don't feel bad. You're actually following FCOM procedures (for my airline at least :-) ) Cheers,
  11. Funny enough, the 777's I fly with have a bullitin that states not to put PBD's as active waypoints on a secondary flight plan as it might reset the FMC...... Funny..
  12. Here is a simple chart found on imgur .... Cats, My Favorite !!! http://imgur.com/gallery/w7D9Y (Has some F- bombs on it, that;s why I didn't link)
  13. Up the Irons !!!! Up the Aluminum !!! :smile: Amazing,
  14. I have done quite a lot of fiddling with GSX, I hope I can help. If your problem is trying to get door 2L to be the main door, you need to swap out ALL data for Passenger Door #1 and Passenger Door #2. Especially the 2nd (xml) line, which I forgot to do. So take a snapshot with your phone of both details, then enter #2 details in Door #1, then enter #1 details in Door #2. That's all. If it's something else, let us know what...
  15. Make sure the fuel point height is set high enough. I read somewhere that the large truck only appears if there is a certain amount of height for it to park underwing. I don't think the 737 has enough clearance. Maybe on the 777 you will get large truck. For me too, since PMDG state to only use their own fuel system I also let the CDU fuel the aircraft. Works very nice. As soon as the PMDG system starts fueling, you will see the green progress bar. You can actually see the uplift on the fuel truck go up digitally. When the CDU fuel reaches required fuel, th fuel truck disconnects and drives away. It works in the ground ops (slow) or fuel page (instantaneous) modes.