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  1. I still fly the LevelD 767 on a regular basis because it flies right. I really don't care much about the visuals if the model is accurate and this is where so many add-ins fall down, in my opinion. I want accuracy of flight model and systems first and a billion moving parts in the undercarriage or 'realistic' working toilets way down the list of the priorities. I'd buy a PMDG 757 and 767 in heartbeat because I know they'd be right. Simple as.
  2. Of course (as I may have mentioned once or twice) there is still a huge gap in the market for a top quality Boeing 757 because there has never been one and they're brilliant. RSR (may have) said "A simulation company without a study level 757 is like a glass without beer, a breakfast without sausages or a curry without a toilet roll". It's just unthinkable."
  3. Which doesn't fly like a 757 plus I will not give CS money. Once bitten twice shy.
  4. We can't replace a 757 we've never had and so this is yet another reason why we need one next. With RB211s at full whack 😃
  5. Ya havn't lived until you've done a 6,000fpm climb in a (properly simulated) Boeing 757 with growling RB211s at full chat. All else just seems dull after that 😊
  6. You're right that it can take a while to settle down after loading a saved situation. It does eventually recover itself (in most instances) but can be a bit messy to begin with. All I can suggest is to save earlier in your desired scenario to give the plane time to settle down before reaching the point you want to be at? Note: it's always a good idea to restart the sim before reloading a saved scenario. The only situation where I've had to intervene after it's 'settled down' is if I save during a holding pattern on LNAV. It doesn't like that and I've always had to re-establish it in the hold myself.
  7. You'll get 4 engines alright.......... on a 757 and a 767.... soft of 😄😄
  8. I reread Ken's very first post and did some quick test flights. I've now done a number of departures with NO trimming at all. NONE. Not before take off and not after. I have realistic engagement ON. The AP connected and stayed connected afterwards, every time, . Ken's post suggested that that is roughly how his planes used to behave (minimum trimming) and now don't. I can confirm that all of mine engage properly without having to trim after take off, just let go of the stick (spring centered) and engage AP, job done. It's not the correct way to do it but it works anyway. So, something other than trim is causing the problem. IMO.
  9. I've encountered this and it would help us all immensely if the OC made it obvious that one needs to do a full install for a particular update if one's version is too old?
  10. I'm delighted to find that the TOGA crash that I reported last year has been fixed (it was fixed on the NGX and 777 in the last update). It was awfully frustrating and just proves that when you do the homework to make a possible bug reliably reproduceable and talk to support that these things do eventually get fixed. Well done PMDG and thank you!
  11. I'm throwing my hat in the ring for a Boeing 757 (again!) - there has never been a true quality one made (yes some attempts do exist but they honestly do not portray the beast accurately, not even close) and they are truly an amazing aircraft. Probably the most over-powered aircraft since the VC10 and capable of quite ridiculous climb performance. Go on PMDG, it'd be fun! Rats, I mentioned the VC10, we'll never get one but now THAT was a plane 💓
  12. Higher up, 2000fpm/300kts is fine but you wouldn't want it doing that below FL100. What level are you at when it's doing that? As for slowing down and descending at the same time in a 737 it's never that easy (even though some Vatsim controllers seem to believe "go down, slow down" is easy). To slow down you either have to reduce your rate of descent or use the speedbrakes (or both). Often the best way to manage it is to lose the speed before starting to descend.
  13. I'm obviously not getting something about this but WHY? What could I possibly ask AI via CPDLC that could be of any value? I'm not being deliberately obtuse but I just cannot see what benefit such a facility would deliver and therefore why anyone would spend their time developing it?
  14. I'll be honest Richard, I'd find some kind of AI nagging me in the absence of a Vatsim controller to be thoroughly irritating at best. I cannot imagine one thing "it" could tell me that would actually be useful and that I didn't already know. It sounds like (and I may have misunderstood) an awful lot of development work for something which would most likely be ignored as being of no value.
  15. I said "not for me" because it is a concept that I simply have no interest in and that won't change.
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