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  1. Thanks Dan...I will use this time to get good on the 737 so that I don't bend up the NG3 too badly upon delivery, LOL.
  2. Good point... Either way, gonna be good 🙂
  3. With you saying "NG3" and "Beta" in the same sentence now, I'm feeling kind of silly for re-buying the NGX for Prepar3D last week. Considering how good the 747 is, I will grab the NG3 too as long as you promise not to tell my wife what I've done here LOL.
  4. Paul is correct - I was looking for something that would just spit out a temp for me. Since it was only about $7, I went ahead and grabbed that TOPS utility from simmarket. It seems pretty basic and TBH that is what I was after...something better than just firewalling full TOGA all the time or blindly guessing. I think it is very clever how it reads location and weather data from the sim and provides the answer without much need for manual intervention. Thanks for the replies and tips!
  5. Sorry if I'm a little dense, but I know nothing about RNAV approaches yet. Are you talking about comparing the Radar Altimeter to the baro Altimeter here? How does one "ensur[e] their altimeter subscale reading is set correctly."?
  6. Indeed...not actively hoping for or expecting anything.
  7. Thanks Andrew, good to know but also kind of disappointing. After spending $120 to get effectively the same FSX product I already had for this new sim, I wouldn't be offended if PMDG threw in the -900ER or the raindrops etc. as a bennie for loyal customers, even this late in the game.
  8. From what I read here, the SFP is standard equipment on the -900ER: https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2006-07-31-Boeing-Delivers-First-737-with-Enhanced-Short-Runway-Package-to-GOL
  9. Hello! I recently made the jump from FSX to P3D and bought the NGX (again, LOL). Are you guys flying the -900 much? If so, do you have any rules of thumb for setting assumed temperature for derated takeoffs? I have TOPCAT...any way to use that (ie extrapolate downward from 737-800 results or something?). Also, I recognize that the 900ER has greater capability due to higher weights and more exits, but otherwise the 900 flies like a 900ER (assuming the short field package option is selected), right? I'm not obsessed with 100% fidelity with the 900 model, just looking to fly it like a 900ER on shorter routes with some degree of realism. Welcome your thoughts... Matt Smith
  10. Happy to help, took a guess since I was not at my Flightsim machine 🙂
  11. Do you have a fuel tank in your horizontal stabilizer?
  12. It was Alex Farmer (Superhero name: "GoldStar")... http://www.library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=187811 http://www.library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=186209
  13. Yes - both the -700 and -800 are in the Avsim library.
  14. Dave's advice is on the money, but one thing I would also suggest is work on one thing at a time. In other words, focus on flying the approach over and over again until you are consistently coming in over the runway threshold on speed, on centerline, and at an appropriate rate of descent. Once you can do that regularly, you can start to experiment with the exact moment and amount you need to flare in order to touchdown without floating too much or slamming the pavement. Until you are arriving at the flare point consistently though you will be chasing your tail trying to figure out the flare because there will be a bunch of new (and ultimately extraneous) variables each time. If you've already mastered that, then I don't have much wisdom to share other than to say that if you have even a few knots too much speed you will have to bleed it off in the flare. If you have too much descent rate and then have to pull up abruptly at the flare point you will probably balloon quite a bit. I don't know if it is "right", but another thing I have noticed with landing the NGX compared to GA aircraft (simulated or real life) is that unlike the Cessna where you're "holding it off until it stops flying", you literally are flying the jet onto the runway. So you raise the nose a couple of degrees to check the rate of descent and then see what the result is and adjust from there. I tend to 'over flare' a little bit sometimes and need to ease off a little of the back pressure on the yoke to get it to settle again. If you 'feel like you are flaring' you are probably flaring too much in the NGX. I hope that helps. If not, at least it was free advice LOL. Congrats on the new computer BTW.
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