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  1. I received the serial number but never received the authorization code
  2. I bought and installed the scenery, but P3D v5 keeps crashing (as crash landing) everytime I open a session. had to disinstall the scenery. any ideas?
  3. Guys, thanks very much for some very useful answers in here. I'm just waiting for the new P3D release to come out and I'll give it a try. At least, now I have a more educated idea. I do fly the 777 for a living, and I found the PMDG product mostly outstanding even for professional use. I hope P3D will be more stable than FSX, especially when loaded with failures I like to practice on. Just to bring this controversy to an end, the READ THE MANUAL philosophy (when a genuine question is asked) is not at all my style. I've been instructing people of any age flying most of my life, I NEVER EVER dared to answer like that to anybody. If I know the question I just answer, otherwise (like instructors do in most airlines) I either look it up on the manuals and give rference, or - if I'm bored - I let someone else answer for me. And by the way, I don't care if that answer was already given millions of times. It is still the same. If I'm bored of it (which never happened so far) I let someone else give that answer.
  4. Wobbie, thank you!!!! You are my light! And you must have A LOT of free time if you spend it writing such useful things on the forum. Good on you! I only wish I had the time you have to say NOTHING on the web. Oh, wait a minute... maybe not.... Oh, I forgot: STEAM!!
  5. Ok, I believe I haven't express myself in a clear way. English is not my first language so don't blame me for that. I already struggle with a language that is not mine.. I'll try to rephrase it, hoping it comes across more clearly this time. What are the features that make P3D better for training than FSX?
  6. I understand it's a matter of licence, but what does it change between the 2 in relation to training? Nothing?
  7. Guys, I 'm looking into upgrading to P3D, and I was asking myself why they claim the sw is for training and not for gaming. In what way? I would be using the sw for training only, but didn't understand what differences are there between, say, FSX and P3D in relation to training. More customizable in terms of failures, weather...maybe? I will use it to run PMDG 777 Anyone willing to explain this?
  8. Hi everybody, I'm trying a 27" Touch screen monitor (Acer T272HL) for my PMDG 777 overhead, and it works great as long as I use touch as a "mouse left click" (fuel pumps, lights, generator sws and so on), but when it comes to use it as "right click" (turn on the APU, Seat belts ON and all the right selection to the various knobs like Demand Hydraulics...) in order to make it work I need to keep it pressed for like 3sec for each selection, which makes the whole experience pointless. Would you have any idea if it was possible to set the "right click" selection different, so that, let's say, if you tap left of the knob the knob goes left, and if you tap to its right it goes right? Any experience on this?
  9. Average cabin ready in a 777 is around 11/12 mins from pushback. I'm away from the sim at the moment, but have a look if this also happens in the PMDG sim as well. If it does, I would again be impressed with this product
  10. Just to clarify, because I also messed up, Vpira is absolutely correct. The only time roll modes are inhibited below 400' is when you select TOGA above 80kts and below 400 feet. My mistake. G550, I had a look on the official B777 Honywell FMC manual, but couldn't find souch a capability. Where did you find that extract? Always interesting to know
  11. Not really. 777 doesn't load any engine out procedure. You can build it (as a technique) in the fix pages, but it would be there for you as a reference, to be followed by HDG/TRK Sel or manually, but not to be followed by LNAV. Again, as a technique, you might set it on Route 2 and activate it yourself, but I would strongly NOT recommend touching anything untill a safe altitude has been reached. Vpria is correct, and to answer his question you must follow your procedure manually up to 400ft, where a roll mode can be armed ( if you need to turn. If you don't, just engage the AP at 200ft and concentrate on flying the plane). As Vpria said, 777 is not a Cessna, and in case of an engine failure, or ANY failure in ANY phase of flight, not using automation would just be silly airmanship. I let the cowboys do that, but usually the results are disastrous. Managing the failures, especially when you're so closed to the ground, is far more important than proving you're a TopGun manually flying an extremely complex machine. Hand flying means loosing a pilot, who will be concentrated in aviating and navigating, instead of managing what is going on, and what to do next. Some Airlines will train their pilots hand flying (no automation AT ALL on all sorts of normal/non-normal manouvres you can think of) with 2 extra simulators every year. I find this procedure much more effective than flying an SID or climbing to 10000ft (WOW!! 10000!!!) applying max 25deg of bank. Do you relly need that??? Vpria explained precisely how the mode works below 400ft, so I have nothing to add on that.
  12. Hi Adam, what happens to you IS NOT supposed to happen. Speedbrakes. As per the FCOM: "In the ARMED position, the speedbrake lever is driven aft to the UP position when the landing gear is fully on the ground (not tilted) and the thrust levers are at idle..." (check, and make sure your thrust levers are at idle before nose gear touches down) Reversers. As per the FCOM: "The reverse thrust levers can be raised only when the forward thrust levers are in the idle position..." (check, and make sure your thrust levers are at idle before nose gear touches down)
  13. Autopilot is available at 200ft. Roll mode (HDG/TRK/LNAV) are available at 400ft
  14. I'm really really impressed by the extremely relevant issues you guys arise in this forum. Trimming in the 777 is actually not at all as trivial as some may think. The fly by wire system in the 777 introduced some very new concepts to the trimming techniques as well. The concept of "put the aircraft where you want it, then trim out the residual forces" thing, is still valid in the 777 just like in most other planes BUT on this plane the pilot needs to TRIM ONLY FOR SPEED CHANGES Once trimmed for a specific speed, any changes in attitude (level off; climb; turns; descends...) DO NOT REQUIRE any trim adjustments. Trim System in the 777 trims at a constant rate of 10kts per second throughout the flight speed envelope SO, if you need to accelerate from say 250 to 300kts, manually push the controls down to achieve that speed and trim the plane down for 5 seconds. You should now be right in trim. Trim "Blip" function. Once your Trim Reference Speed is within 5kts from your Actual speed, a blip will synch to the Actual speed. If at your first attempt to trim the aircraft for a 300 kts attitude, you managed to trim it at say 296, a "blip" on the trim will synchronize your Trim Reference Speed to the Actual one. This is just a quick recap of another very complex system, but I hope I gave you some kind of useful explanation
  15. I understand we're basically on agreement with everything. Sorry, I missinterpreted the flaps 15 story, I thought you were saying to land with flaps 15 in overweight... I probably wouldn't call "intermediate" any flap position because, as you said, when you need them they're there to be used You'll find yourself using flaps 15 a lot, either for TO and during approach, especially if you flY the 300ER. For TO, is your performance calculation ruling the game, for approach is technique that differs from pilot to pilot. Obviously, if you're flying a steep approach or intercept GS from far and you're heavy, you might wanna use flaps 15 instead of speedbrakes, to maintain speed. But again, you have the option to choose. Speaking about techniques, flaps 25 is a very good setting for landing when you're light (with the 777F it happens more often, obviously), so you might wanna consider that too if you guys want to challenge yourselves with a light, and maybe crosswind, landing. Have fun
  16. I vote for lekijiji 777simmer and I are actually in agreement. Saying the same stuff. The only disagreement is on the usage of flaps 15, but no big deal
  17. Flaps 20 and 25 speed, are NOT AT ALL the same. The similarity is betwenn flaps 15 and 20. And yes, flaps 15 are VERY MUCH used on approach, especially if you need not to accelerate on a GS intercepted a bit far out. For overweight landings you NEVER use Flaps 15, rather 20 or 25
  18. Paul, as you know flap speed depends on weight. The heavier you are the faster your manouvering speed for a given flap selection. Slowing down from 250kts in an approach, reach the green "UP" speed bug in a clean configuration THEN, in order to slow down further, set your flaps to 1 and set speed down to your green flaps 1 bug. When the speed is down to the green "1" bug, set flaps 5 and slow down to the green flaps 5 speed bug. So, this is the concept. The green speed bugs represent the manouvering speed for your weight, so you can consider that as your max speed for the given flap setting. If you don't see the flaps 20/25 speed reference, is because you have not selected flaps 20 or 25. From flaps 5 speed, if you set flaps 20, you must see your green flaps 20 speed bug, and then you slow down to that speed. Hope this helped you
  19. Thanks guys, thanks very much! I checked out these sims on the web, and I will now try to see which one could be best for studying Hope the Flight Sim Labs will be out soon. Cheers
  20. Sorry guys, really didn't know where to post this. Hope the Mods will move it where appropriate. I was looking for an A320 sim technically similar to the PMDG 777. I know NOTHING is similar to that plane but I was looking for something as professional as the PMDG one, in terms of failures and FMC usage, especially. Any suggestions? thanks
  21. Once your Alternate airport is selected in your FMC, and the "Divert Now" executed, go back to the Route page on your FMC and input whatever route or fix you wish to follow.
  22. Oh, one more thing it could help you a lot managing yr descent is: (example Dubai ILS30L) Select the final approach fix or point for your approach (the point where you will intercept your GS, and do the following: MODUS/2000 (which is the alt you wanna be over MODUS) Put it in R3 on VNAV pag 3/3 (going by memory, but pretty sure) Below this value, in R4, you have 3 indication: FPA - V/B - V/S that will give you the exact value of, let's say, Vertical speed (V/S) you have to maintain in order to reach MODUS at the desired altitude (in this case 2000ft)
  23. On the 777, if you want to fly professionally, you NEVER deploy flaps in order to slow the aircraft down. You wanna wait for your speed to decrease to around manouvering speed for your present flap setting, before you call for the next extended flap setting and slow down even further. Energy management comes with experience, and using speedbrakes is no harm at all. Actually, speedbrakes on 777 are used VERY frequently. Let the FMC manage your descent with updated winds down to 10.000ft, then speed intervene and manage your profile in FLCH or VS in order to obtain a continuous descent to touch down (from 10.000ft and below, multipling your distance from theshold by 3 is a good technique to realize at what altitude you should be - ie. if you're at 30nm: 30x3=9000ft - at 20nm you should be at 6000ft - at 10nm be at 3000ft...) Depending on your actual gross weight, slowing down the 777 can take longer than other airliners, so manage well in advance. It could take you 6/7NM to slow down from 300 to 250kts in level flight without using speedbrakes, and 4/5NM from 250 to flaps up manouvering speed. Try the following: 30NM @ 10000ft @ 250kts @ 20NM bring the speed back to flaps up manouvering to reach by 16NM @ approx 4000ft AAL Set Flaps 1 and slow down to F1 man spd to reach by 12NM @ approx 3000/3200ft AAL Set Flaps 5 and slow down to F5 spd by 8NM @ approx 2000/2200ft AAL When GS alive: Gear down, Flaps 20, ARM speedbrakes and display landing checklist At GS capture: Flaps 30, set missed approach altitude on MCP Control your speed with SPEEDBRAKES if it takes longer to decelerate to the various manouvering speeds. Consider using Flaps 15 on GS if you intercept it too early, to better control airspeed (with F5 only on the glide, the 777 will accelerate)
  24. I don't have your charts with me, but have a look at the missed approach procedure. It could be different depending on what letter (Y/Z) you will have to fly
  25. Differences training is for 777F, but very minor things. All 777s can be flown with no limitation. There are some noticeble differences in handling btw the shorts and the long ones, but you'll get used to it )
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