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  1. Hmmm, in that case you may disregard my so called "fix", I am not aware of the real procedures for most of the airports. but just you know there isnt anything wrong with your setup or procedures(in engaging autopilot), Though there are many airports around in FSX whose ILS's are misaligned, especially in more remote areas and those without custom scenery. Using those will land you onto the grass. Check with real life charts if necessary. The fsx map can give you the placement of the ILs in the FSX world. Zoom to the closest level and see if the ils feather is in line with the runway line. If i am not wrong one example I can remember offhand is WMKJ. Regards Marcus Jian
  2. I checked the FSX files, It doesnt appear to be your fault. The default FSX data for KBUR is kind of messed up. (i am not sure if Real life or FSX data flaw), The ILS is placed ahead of the runway, causing the airplane to "run out" of the localiser before it lands. So the autopilot disconnects. See your FSX map, with ILS display, for a visualisation.Regards.Marcus JianEdit, You may try this fix I just did for the airport sce file.http://www.mediafire...bd72r11u8x6mxg6Basically just repositions the ILS. You can try if your autoland works now.Place into FSX/Addon scenery/scenery folder2nd edit. Im assuming your airport in question is a default fsx one. I dont know if this will conflict with any custom airport scenery you may already have for KBUR.
  3. I didnt read the crash log because then i was kind of like "arrghh". A small lag felt after the button was pushed and I knew the whole flight was ruined. I havent tried it again though. But it seems the fmc crashes I had always had to do with editing the waypoints. Much higher chance of getting it if stars/sids/ transitions are included with the plan. Rarely a program pin error will occur with adjusting the plan but it is usually recoverable by deleting and reentering the entire plan. But I still have the crash where exec, erasing or upselecting points will have fsx freeze completely for half a min and then CTD. I try to enter each waypoint in the STAR manually instead of just selecting it from the DEP/ARR page, in hopes that this eliminates the problem but it seems I still get it sometimes. Oh well. I think it's pretty random.Oh and btw, I was running only with ASE. All my scenery is tuned down. I was over the ocean and running at frames excess of 100fps using 2d panel.
  4. Even now it is hard to create these arcs manually with the fmc. NGX currently does not support creating radial waypoints from prior custom ones. Hope this functionality is included in the future, maybe along with others.Marcus Jian
  5. I also had a CTD with sp1b when using the fmc 2 days ago. Halfway through a flight, selected ARR rwyway. No stars or SIDs. Manually entered a custom waypoint near the runway, but decided to >ERASE changes. FSX crashed.Marcus Jian
  6. Yes, if the aircraft is not accelerating (not changing speed or rotating), the effect is from pitch. So a higher descent rate paired with just the right increased airspeed would provide no change in the sensation as pitch is kept the same, ignoring increased vibrations etc. But this effect isnt significant for passengers as the different descent rates just mean a pitch angle difference of a few degrees, not easily noticeable. The G forces is the significant sensation felt, when aircraft changes speed, rotation. But still, I think it is incorrect to say that the pitch is transparent to the passenger, from a physics point of view.Marcus Jian
  7. It is not entirely correct to say that in the presence of 1G, and without looking out of the window, the passenger cannot feel any difference between a high and low descent rate.Although the passenger is not experiencing any acceleration because of the constant descent speed, one can still tell a difference because of proprioception, how the body senses one's orientation in space.(via ear fluids and body contact forces) It is like on earth, where your G forces is 1, you can tell the difference sitting on a chair normally, and sitting on a tilted chair, blindfolded. The reaction to weight, from the chair onto the body, is applied on different parts of the body, For instance, standing up and lying down, the reaction to weight from the floor is acting on the feet and back respectively and the body can sense this.In the aircraft descending at 2 different, but constant descent rates, will need a different descent angle. This angle is like tilting the chair while you are on earth, although the effect may be less dramatic than G force changes with changing descent rate, but i believe one can still sense it if the angle is large enough. One extreme example is a pilot which decides to descent vertically straight down, unaccelerated(due to air resistance). The G force on the passenger is still 1G, but he can definitely sense something is wrong, as the reaction to weight on his body is not from the chair, but from his harness that prevents him from falling onto the seat in front.Marcus Jian
  8. Give a search on google for overclocking your particular CPu model. Most likely there are tutorials by experienced users on this. Typically if your motherboard has the correct features,(prebuilt computers may not have these features) you can perform the overclocking and other system changes on the BIOS screen before you load your OS, no need for extra programs I believe. And as mentioned, the cooler is quite important for system stability at higher clock speeds.Marcus Jian
  9. ALright, you got it. I'll just share with you what i usually do (not that I use the NGX very often),Normally I leave the SET FSX COURSE as on, because it works for most airports just fine.When you capture the localiser, have a look at the 'needle'. It should go rapidly to the centre and stop there firmly without hesitation, even in mild turbulence or crosswinds. This is what should be expected.The moment you see the dot stuck to the left or right of the centre, (bad airport) its time to pull out the FMC and disable the SET FSX CRS. Tweak the course settings until centered, if the dot is on the left, decrease, on the right, increase. Set the copilot course to match as well.Continue with your other landing procedures.After landing, can choose to enable the SET FSX CRS again.This isnt very realistic because it's not even a real world procedure, but it's a quick workabout and works with zero visibility outside. If done fast should not take more than 30 seconds.This technique (checking the dot) works for airports that have a perfectly aligned ILS but due to the outdated mag var, the dot is not centred.This must be differentiated from airports whose ILS are physically offset, (either deliberately or due to poor data), ie the ILS in the FSX map is visibly misaligned. In this case, the dot can be perfectly centred but your plane is not going to land centreline anyway.Regards.Marcus Jian
  10. Ryan has given his input on this, He suggested that it may be a SP1 bug they accidentally introduced. You might want to check the recent topic How to arm G/S, when ILS is not in database?, which has quite a bit on discussion on this.RegardsMarcus jian
  11. But even if it is not an NGX bug as you put it, this means that the NGX cannot capture a glideslope on any airport that is not listed under the Navigraph data, such as those in more remote areas, or ones that Navigraph lacks data for.Even with appropriate ATC support, and custom fixes entered to simulate the ILS approach, as long as it is not under Navigraph the GS is useless for the NGX? To me that seems quite a big limitation. Even other 'less functional' airplanes can capture the glideslope at those custom approaches just fine, and it isnt any less realistic in these cases.Marcus Jian
  12. This could be a bug, or some feature/ functionality adjustments. I'm not sure if this change was intentional or accidental, (if this was working fine pre SP1), but either way I don't really fancy the idea of being able to activate the GS only when a corresponding data is in the FMC, given that FSX's and AiRAC datas do not cover all airports well. Perhaps PMDG or someone knowledgeable could help here.Marcus Jian
  13. I think SP1 may have removed this (i may be wrong), because if i recall, I had the GS ON/OFF option prior, just selecting a runway with no approach specified. Now it seems that you need to enter the approach as an ILS in order to have the GS option. This was especially bad, when faced with certain airports that had an ILS in fsx, but no ILS approach because the AIRAC did not have data for it, and the NGX could not capture the glideslope.Marcus Jian
  14. to see this airport's error. spawn on runway 27R. notice the magnetic heading on the 737 as 268.Now go to FSX map (you need to pause the sim), under world | map. investigate runway 27R and its ILS, they will report 265.This 268, 265 difference is what causing the misalignment. The scenery local mag var does not match the global ones at those coordinates.You fix this you have to download the specific scenery bgl file for that particular airport, either from someone who corrected it, or if youcorrect it yourself using some airport editor.I tested that airport, I adjusted the course until it was 266, then i had nice centreline landing. You can give 266 a try.The FSX SET CRS settings of 268 brings you too much to the right.using the manual course adjustment method, if you are too much to the right, decrease course, too much left, increase it.marcus jian
  15. Ok, i think for now there are 2 choices for him.- leave SET FSX CRS on, fine for most airports. But may cause centreline issues for certain ones.- disable SET FSX CRS, means you have to manually set the course for all airports, will get a bit messy, and you have to use experimentation to line up the ILS, especially if your charts, the AIRAC data, or airport headings or any of the combinations do not match. But you can avoid the centreline issue because the course knob is not fixed in this case. This method may also be unrealistic. (pilots dont tune around the course knobs to line up the plane, they already know what course to enter)Regards Marcus Jian
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