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  1. Happy Holidays everyone, I am enjoying my holiday today as I bought 2 new airports for my sim. I am traveling a real world route with FSCaptain from KMSP to KSFO. I can not figure out why FMC is not calculating altitude so that I can engage it. My Airac is 1712 Here is route KMSP/30L SCHEP9 ONL DCT NUXRO DCT VOAXA Q136 OAL DCT INYOE DYAMD3 KSFO/10L (or try 28L) I am reading the FCOM2 11.30.X-11.42.X (going up and down the pdf, Just can't figure out on what is happening). Any suggestions on what is happening (I have searched the avsim forums for this but can not find an answer that I am looking for). Can someone point me in a direction on how to solve this. Thanks Update: Around DYAMD - FMC calculates T/D and right about here I am able to activate VNAV for descent. Quite confused why it isn't working before and then it works
  2. Hi, Every time I've gone to fly the NGX in P3D V4 on a chartered flight in the ngx VNAV has failed about an hour into the flight. It also gives me problems on takeoff. Not sure if this has been reported yet. I'm flying with: Pro-ATC X and Active sky. Every autopilot function is disabled in pro-atc x is disabled and it's even happened without the software running. Thank you
  3. Hey guys, I am having some issues learning how to get the VNAV to work with the FMC and the flight director/autopilot. Everything is working perfectly except it is not auto controlling the vertical altitude even though I can see all of the flight levels in the FMC. The only way I can get the plane to climb or defend to the right altitude is to manually set it on the altitude control of the autopilot. I have attached a screenshot so you can see all of my settings. You can see that VNAV, LNAV, and A/T are all enabled on the autopilot and you can see that the speeds/altitudes are set for each leg.. I can't figure out what I am missing...Can someone help me sort out my confusion?
  4. Today I encountered the following strange behaviour (tried two times,both same bahaviour, one time with AS4, second time without AS4): approach to LEMG to ILS Z 12 via PIMOS1DCQ arrival - inbound D011S everything normal, LNAV, VNAV PTH and HOLD - as soon as reaching D011S (why does she not turn before reaching -is it a must overfly wpt?) suddenly AT announces THR and the vertical path jumps to almost 2000 ft above.. - ca.20 seconds later again HOLD is announced (but I have to pull back the throttles of course) and vertical path is 450 ft above - then for ca. 2 minutes AT stays in HOLD letting rise the verical path without attemptimg to recover. then finally SPD announced and VP recovered Later on the vertical Path jumped up and done significantly two times more.... Also the other day approaching LGAV via KEA I had the vertical path jumping 8000 FT down suddenly, so decent was obviously started way too late....(But I cant get details for that right now as it takes too much time) So whats going on here...?? Is it me doing something wrong? Hopefully but I honestly dont think so...
  5. Hello everyone, I am having an autopilot issue with my QOTS II . I encountered this problem since my first flight with the autopilot system. I set my route as usual following all the procedure. Also, I have already switch on FD then LNAV and VNAV on ground before takeoff. But as soon as I was airborne, I switch on the Left autopilot as it immediately show VNAV ALT and autopilot disengaged. I try to switch to center and right autopilot and the same problem happened again. Here is a screenshot of the problem.
  6. Situation: Flying manually with A/T disengaged (A/T ARM off), FDs on in HDG SEL/ALT, SPD window open to appropriate bug speed. Setting up for an RNAV approach. I want to get VNAV PTH guidance on the approach, so I select VNAV on the MCP. Immediately A/T goes into SPD, window blanks, and target speed increases to DES. The first time I noticed this I was flying level at bug speed, when the A/T kicked in back to 240k it really upset the apple cart. Per FCOM 4.10.3, with the A/T Switch OFF, A/T activation is disabled. Is this something the real bird does?
  7. Hello everyone, I was flying from KLAX to VHHH and had loaded in a route before T/O. Everything was working fine until I saw that the route I had loaded was not the most efficient due to strong Pacific Winds. I went back to simbrief and reset a new route unchecking plan stepclimbs. When I went into the route page and requested a new route, everything loaded fine except for the VNAV data. The route was there and I could change the altitude in the VNAV cruise page, but none of the data was on the route. The Perf init page was still in order, but I couldn't arm VNAV. It kept saying VNAV perf unavailable. I searched this around a bit, but could not find a solution. Thanks in advance! (copied from ticket) 1251452
  8. Hi there Thank you very much for this excellent airplane! I do have an issue with the altitude intervention function though. In descent with altitude constraints and with the MCP altitude set below a constraint, every push on the button should clear one constraint in between the aircraft's current altitude and the MCP altitude. However, I don't get it to work... FMA shows VNAV PTH. Anyone having the same? Regards, Roland
  9. Good day, I'm practicing the GNSS approach, and I noticed that if I perform a GNSS approach in LNAV/VNAV, I don't get the distance to the Mapt in the upper left side of the PDF. I do get it if I perform the same approach in IAN. By the way, in IAN approach, the distance is given with a single digit. Should not there be a double digit precision, like 6,3 NM ? Here I just get 6NM, sound a bit weird, I will double check in the real plane tomorrow. Thanks a lot for your assistance and congratulation for this great sim. If you could just update the FMC to version 11, it would be awesome Florent
  10. my VNAV wont activate and I'm at FL390 help. it wouldn't activate on the ground BTW
  11. Hello, I've just bought the 777 base back at I have a big complicatet problem, i try to tell what happens. When i start a flight with the 777 (with fmc etc.) all is great. Then i take off and and fly a bit manual later on i put on the autopilot and i engage LNav and VNav. The plane is following the route and climbs. But at one point the problems are starting: First I get a CabinAlt waring with 999999 ft. 30 seconds later i get something like a autopilot disagree so the ap, Lnav, Vnav is engaged but the plane slowly starts getting off the route, accelerating and do what it want's. At this point I switched AP modes to heading select, speed and alt hold. Still no reaction from the plane. Now i disangaged the AP and the aircraft starts spinning in the air like it has a million tons of cargo in its back. There is no control at all it just spinns around. Need help! I spended 80€ and now i can't do a simple flight
  12. Hi, everyone, Today I had a rather perplexing event. I was in cruise, Route 1 active, everything OK. Then I modified a STAR and runway with transition. In the course of doing so, I realized that I had somehow selected Direct to a waypoint in the STAR, thus wiping out the intervening enroute waypoints. To solve this problem, I loaded the entire route in Route 2 from disk, moved the next waypoint aheadof my position up to be the active waypoint (rather than the first waypoint going back to the beginning of the flight), and activated Route 2. The aircraft followed the route OK in LNAV, but would not engage in VNAV. No altitudes were showing on the FMC legs page for subsequent legs except for restrictions included in the STAR (although my current Perf entry and I believe VNAV cruise entry had the correct altitude, FL350, after two auto step-climbs). The progress page did not show any predicted arrival time or expected remaining fuel. Active Sky Next, latest beta, was active, and I loaded current wind information, but it made no difference. (I did have a problem later with ASN, but I don't see how it's related to this one). I also entered the current FL either in the active waypoint or the following one, but the altitudes did not propagate down the list of waypoints. To solve this problem, I went back to Route 1, re-entered the remaining enroute waypoints, activated the route, and lo and behold, altitude information and predicted times returned, Progress display returned to normal. Did I do something wrong or is this a bug? Thanks, Mike
  13. Hey so I recently got the Feelthere Embraer series Aircraft (E-170, 175, 190, 195, 135, etc.) and did the tutorial flights and a couple of other flights in them. I think they are great I just have been having a bit of difficulty with the VNAV and FMC in terms of getting the aircraft to descend at the T/D. I follow the instructions on programming the FMC and I put in all of the altitude restrictions and set the AP to VNAV. The aircraft climbs, cruises and does everything fine but when the T/D comes up it doesnt descend. It does lower the speed though at each Speed restriction. Any Ideas? I thought it might be the altitude selection in the guidance panel because I set that to the cruise altitude but I tried lowering it and it still wouldnt descend. I followed the instructions very carefully for everything. I ended up just disconnecting the FMC and just flying the aircraft manually with the AP from T/D to landing. Thanks! ~Remy
  14. I flew the SEEVR1 RNAV Arrival into KDFW tonight with no traffic anywhere to justify the speed restrictions on the arrival. I did still want to comply with the altitude restrictions. But... I couldn't figure out how to either A) Delete just the speed restriction on the pre-populated VNAC restrictions. B) Enter altitude restrictions as between two altitudes - or - What is the correct way to do either of these? E.g. FEWWW.SEEVR1 has a restriction at NECKK to cross Below FL280 and Above FL240 at 290KIAS. In the FMC legs page this was represented as 290/240 280. As a work around, I created an along track waypoint a tenth of a mile before NECKK and assigned it altitude "280B" and then assigned NECKK 240A, with no speed on either one. It was a good amount of button pushing for what I think should be pretty straight forward.
  15. When I press "b" to set the altimeter at cruising altitude (which I have to do frequently because it keeps getting off), the autopilot does not correct my altitude even if I'm 1000 feet off. The only way to get it to climb or descend is to turn VNAV off and then turn it back on again. Now, if I turn off VNAV for the cruise phase and turn on ALT hold instead, everything works perfectly, but aren't you supposed to leave it on VNAV? I'm used to flying the 757 and 767 (Captain Sim), where VNAV worked much like ALT hold at cruising altitude. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, but what is it?Thanks,boeing247
  16. Hi, on my latest flights I´ve been experiencing something weird. At the very beginig of the descent, just after reaching the TOD, I get a "drag required" message, even if I am going a bit slow and high on the VNAV Path. Then, fmc speed drops to 0. I disengage the A/P, handfly it a little bit, reset the F/Ds, and then, after a couple of times doing this process, i leave the A/P on, but i control myself the vnav speed, pressing the speed knob. Finally, when I reach FL200, approximately, everything goes back to normal and works as expected. I know it isn´t a pilot error, because before the SP1, I did the same things and procedures, but this didnt happen. Thanks in advance for your help!
  17. Hello all. I have a problem with the VNAV, in the Boeing 747-400X. I checked the legs page before taking off, and nothing seems wrong there. Once I am airborn (just took off), I am turning on the autopilot. The LNAV and VNAV are armed. After a while, the speed only seems to be around 170 (right above "FLAPS UP"), and the altitude is about 4000 ft, which isn't matching to the altitudes and speeds that are on the legs page. Also, the altitudes (XX/XXX) on the legs page, becomes less and less. I don't know what's going on.. I flew like that to the destination airport, and the altitudes/speeds didn't get any bigger. I could net set the flaps either, because the speed wasn't moving. I guess that there's something wrong with the VNAV. Any help? :unsure:
  18. hi there, i know it's not a new add-on but i was wondering if anyone could tell me the 'requirements' in order to get VNAV working on the feelthere e-jets v2 (175 and 195). I've tried following the manual but i must be missing something as VNAV just will not arm or select for me after take-off. i was hoping someone with experience of this addon might be able to give a list of things that must be satisfied in order for VNAV to work in this unusual bird. eg.... - A/T on and armed - Speed controller set to FMS - Climb power set ? - etc - etc thanks in advance if anyone can help james
  19. Since there's been some good discussions on descents lately, I thought I'd add two more RW examples that we used on this last trip. Ex. 1 SEA-DEN on the MOLTN2. We were at cruise at FL370 and Denver Center wanted us to "Descend now to FL320, pilot's discretion FL240." There are many ways to do this, but me having the attention span that I do, I like to have it ready now. Here's a clean/smooth way of doing it: Reset the MCP to FL240 Enter a new cruise alt of FL320 If you're in VNAV PATH, the plane will descend and level at FL320 and at the T/D, it will start down to FL240. Sit back, enjoy the Pike Place, black, no sugar. Ex. 2 DEN-SEA on the CHINS9. We're inside HUMPP, level at 15,000 and 270kts for AUBRN at 12,000 and 250kts. Since SEA wasn't too busy, they had us descend to 10,000. That way you get a little bit shorter downwind. We still needed to slow for 250 at AUBRN, but the 12,000 restriction was gone. Here's what I did: Set the MCP to 10,000 LVL CHG at the current 270kts Let the nose pitch down and V/S stabilize (around 2000fpm) V/S (now it locks in that 2000fps) Reset the MCP to 250kts Once the jet levels at 10,000, the speed slows to 250 Now, I could have done this with VNAV, but this was easy and smooth. I needed to reduce the V/S a bit as we descended to 1700fpm so the jet maintained 270. Had I been doing a VNAV approach, I probably would have staying in VNAV, but from this point it was all vectors, so I left VNAV behind for the day. That's just how we did it, your mileage may vary.
  20. Hello guys, I'm having a little problem with my NGX. It doesn't happen everytime, and some times it comeback to normal. What happens is I'm entering the winds on the winds page and suddenly when I click for example R3 key to enter the wind for that way-point, the data doesn't get populated and the Exec button doesn't lit. I have to go to another page for that to happens. From that time on, it happens again with any data I want to change. Also I loose my vertical path and calculations and VNAV won't engage. On the legs page all time/FL data for all the waypoints are dashed, and i don't have any TD calculations. Does someone encounter this? Here are some screenshots. EDIT: I just made the VNAV come back by adding a FL restriction into one of the waypoints at cruise. But if I do that, the FMC calculates the TD just after that waypoint, and in the case of the flight of the screenshots, almost 800 nm before!
  21. Started flying on VATSIM a few months ago and last night I was doing a standard approach to Heathrow via the LAMB3R arrival and the controller was asking me to be at a certain altitude by passing a waypoint, I know this is very normal but I could not for the life of me find out how to instruct the FMC to do this. A/P was engaged with VNAV and LNAV, MCP altitude was set to the altitude I wanted it to go to. And I tried to enter the altitude into the FMC and select the waypoint in the LEGS page, (That seemed like the logical way to go about this). The numbers on there changed, but the plane didnt do anything. Am I going the wrong way about this or..? I ended up having to manually set the decent rate via the MCP since I couldn't figure it out, would appreciate some help
  22. Hi. Almost every time I start my descent as programmed/calculated by the vnav, I end up way too high and/or too fast for my approach and I have to circle several times to set up for a stable approach and landing. I always have to use a lot of speedbrakes also. I know somebody will reply that I should input winds to the fmc as it matters if I have tailwind but the problem seems to be every time. And its not every time I have tailwind, sometimes headwind etc. Is the vertical flight path calculation realistic on the ngx? Any suggestions? My autothrottle seems to idle on the descent (it says "arm" and end up about 40% N1), that should be correct? Thank u!
  23. Hi all, I took a flight into LAX yesterday, (RIIVR2 STAR) flying a the GPS Rwy 24L approach in. The Rwy 24/25 approaches have so many step downs that happen relatively quickly and I'm flying the Flight1 Mustang so I don't get any help from the autopilot on the steps (other than to be a fast knob dialer/button pusher). I'm wondering what you guys without VNAV do to manage the step downs. Also, can anyone tell me what the difference is between a GPS and an RNP approach is (and why they have Y's an Z's after most of those approach names? Gregg
  24. We PMDG supporters are begging for a CRJ 200, but that dream may never happen or at least take 2 or so years to happen. If all we want is a CRJ could PMDG create a PMDG quality VC for the FSX CRJ 700? This would satisfy me and possibly kick start the development of a CRJ family. I just wish to have a CRJ that has LNAV, VNAV and all the buttons, knobs, switches and etc working. Nothing to special. I know there are products on the market for such issue but none are high quality and that is what I need.
  25. Hello, I am a relatively recent owner of the NGX and it's a joy to fly (with FS2Crew). I have also read the manuals (to the best extent that I could comprehend) and done the NGX tutorials as well as Tom Risager's tutorial. In order to make sure I am mirroring the proper real-world procedures, I started watching the JustPlanes WestJet video and had a few questions about how to use MCP modes along with ATC instructions. Apologize if these questions seem basic in nature as I am trying to learn the aircraft plus proper SID/STAR procedures. Climb questions (with SID): I usually arm VNAV mode on the ground itself so that when I takeoff and select CMD A, the aircraft assumes VNAV responsibility after 400 ft or so, flies the SID and transitions all the way up to CRZ ALT. However, I noticed in the WestJet video that the Captain used LVL CHG to comply with ATC altitude instructions until about 9000ft and then switched to VNAV only after 9000 feet to climb under VNAV SPD. Is this normal? In a real-world SID departure, wouldn't the ATC controller basically be telling the pilot to fly the SID as per the chart and leave the pilot alone instead of giving altitude guidance? If you are in LVL CHG climb, I am assuming you have to constantly be changing your CLB speed on the MCP. Is the CLB speed derived from optimal CLB SPD calculated in the CLB page in the FMC? In the real-world, after the SID transition is over, what are typically the instructions from ATC? Do you normally hear "resume own navigation and " - at which point LNAV and VNAV SPD/PTH probably take you all the way upto CRZ or does ATC again start to give you altitude instructions all the way upto cruise? Descent questions (with STAR): Typically, when does ATC give you instructions to start descending from CRZ? I would guess this would be slightly before TOD as calculated by the FMC. Is the correct procedure then to use LVL CHG again to the new ATC cleared alttude and push DES NOW on the FMC as well? I am assuming the DES SPD calculated by the FMC would now be input on the MCP so that the aircraft follows the DES SPD in LVL CHG? Eventually with the LVL CHG mode we probably end up intercepting the vertical path and joining VNAV PTH again? The NGX tutorial 1 recommends descend in ALT INTV (to get out of VNAV ALT). Is this more or less common than LVL CHG and which would be used when? When does the pilot typically know from ATC which RWY and STAR to input in the FMC? Is this typically when the first descent is started or typically when you are handed over to approach? Descending down on LNAV and VNAV, I assume the ATC clears you to a STAR as you approach the first waypoint on the STAR. ATC probably says to fly the STAR as per the chart - is this understanding correct? If the STAR transitions into a FAF onto the RWY - I am guess ATC probably clears you straight in to land. However if the STAR ends some distance away from the FAF, ATC would give you vectors to the FAF - correct? How common is it for ATC to disregard the STAR and start giving you vectors to the RWY while in descend or under STAR? I saw that they did this on the Air Canada 777 video into Tokyo. ATC took over (even though aircraft was flying a STAR) and just started vectoring them with speed, altitude and heading instructions onto the RWY. I know these are a lot of questions and some of them may seem basic. Thanks again for your help!