gnomegemini

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About gnomegemini

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  1. I did a EDDT->PHNL flight last week and recorded fuel consumption and times on my printed pfpx flight plan. I use historical FSGRW and pfpx uses these data too. The flight time was on touch (flew 8h and it was off 1 minute from plan) until about 8h. Then I got some headwind and got behind schedule. As I had 3 tons of fuel more than planned I increased the polar flight from .840 to .880 to catch up the time. After 14h55 flight ended at phnl with only 3 minutes late and 1ton of fuel more than planned. Was a 400 GE flight. So the pmdg has some lower fuel consumption than planned in pfpx. I use the pmdg 400 GE pfpx profile template.
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    FMC Cost Index vs Engine variant

    I can only suggest: Maybe the PW has a lower cost per hour? If for example the MTBF is higher than GE and the initial cost and maintainance costs are lower than RR this would make sense. The RR's are the most expensive to buy I know. I do not know if the GE are cheaper than PW though. Also PW's are using EPR rather then N1 for calculations. Engine thrust differs and 2 GE's have the same thrust only after coming from control stand. With time they differ in thrust where EPR gives the real thrust. So I can imagine the PW are more within trim if that matters. But this are only assumptions not based on real data
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    N475MC Atlas Air some incorrect options

    And now a dump question: why the freighter and not the pax airlines? What do they different?
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    Visible payload on 400F and max ZFW

    *gently pushing to bring it to attention* No one?
  5. My antivirus has blocked the installer. Maybe try to disable it for the time of installation?
  6. Hi there, I see payload on the 400F when I select max or random payload. But I don't see any freight when entering weight's manually. Is this intended that this is only working when switching random or max? Does the freight gets visible when preselecting manually and then using ground ops? Second question: max value give's a ZFS of 631k LBS. Is this right? The ERF gets only 611k LBS which should be the correct value for 400F? And are the weight values really the same for all 3 engine types? Hope someon can clarify. Thanks, Stefan
  7. Wow what a fast answer. Thanks Kyle. So no technical reason behind that? I'm wondering because normally you write SOP's on technical facts. At least that's what I thought. Hehe in germany, at least on the most not this powerful cars, you'd switch from 1st or rev gear to neutral to release the clutch and apply parking brake after this. Manual transmission is more funny while driving!
  8. Hi there, I read over the FCOM 1 procedures and FCOM 2 engine pages but didn't found anything. Deep in the dark cornor of my brain I barely remember that the engines had different procedures to startup: the GE is started eng 3+4 at the same time and 1&2 at the same time. At least that's what the lufthansa's do. The PW was started 3-4-2-1 I think and the RR 1&4 and 2&3 at the same time. Now my questions: Is this correct? And the second question: why? What's the technical reason and approach why you start GE per wing and RR not? Why is the PW started one after one? Thanks, Stefan Edit: I love her!
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    Windows 10: Stuttering?

    You should completely reinstall windows to have a fresh version. Only then you will have the completely new mainboard drivers and also nvidia drivers. My wife haven't had problems updating but I had to reinstall the nvidia drivers compoletely with ccleaner as normal reinstall haven't solved the problems (also with other games). Dunno how microsoft handles upgrades, but in the linux world you always have old slag after an upgrade. So especially with the drivers and installed third party dll's I think there are problems. Also as the cpu timer in windows 10 is new and pretty damn good, make sure not to tweak you'r fsx.cfg (no affinity mask, and no buffer tweaks) and set fps to let's say 40fps with an tuned high end cpu @4,3Ghz or above. I'm running FSX pretty good now without any problems. OC'ed my 3770k to 4,5GHz using a Corsair hybrid cooler. With this configuration no core is at 100% giving stable 40fps. If I increase the fps limiter I get more fps but cpu core 0 is at 100% giving fps spikes. Also make sure to disable vsync as long as you have <60fps
  10. After some time in XP I reinstalled FSX and also the wonderful T7. But I have a request: I installed the base package, updated all the things and installed the expansion. Maybe it would be more easy for the user to just install the operations manager, connect to the pmdg account via a login and then be able to install all the bought packages with 1 click? Yes, I'm lazy.
  11. These are wise words I'd like to hear more often within software lifecycle management from the management! In our company, we've fixed sprint's and release dates and we are forced to have the release packages ready when the customer say's so even when not ready technical wise; as a system engineer it's hell.
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    Propeller reverse and mixture control.

    From POH page 175: "Reversing the propeller on the ground is accomplished by pulling the throttles aft past the center, or closed, position, which can be felt as a definite stop. At this point, a cam-actuated switch on the forward face of the control pedestal closes to energize the propeller reversing circuit." So I'd say yes, the real one does check if throttles are at idle.
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    Gust lock after landing

    It's not a bug, it's a feature; ouch such a basic thing overlooked. Also makes sense... just watch the outside view when trimmed full up or down... Thanks Kyle.
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    PFPX Profile

    Yes. THIS! We users are complaining about everything but don't say thanks if something is good or a goodie comes for free. So thanks PMDG (and Kyle)
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    Gust lock after landing

    Yes, same here. After parking (and running parking AFE) the lock won't move. Do you use the AFE? I use him but I also "cancel" him especially in cruise to set custom BHP. After saving and loading scenario it works again. Edit: Haven't flown the current patched version of the DC-6. Maybe it's patched out because of changelog: "- Gust lock housing tweak"?