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07-27-2003, 04:26 AM
Can I turn down the announcements, GPWS, and other sounds that are so loud in FS2002??
Also, I've only flown a couple of times, but I tried the simple approach method on ILS tonight, however, and soon as it captured the GS it practically went nose down. Was I doing something wrong? Does it use the last V/S setting I used for descent, or was I not using an approriate setting. It stayed on course, I just had major problems with it dropping too fast!
About this going down with the nose, you can't do anything about it. It's a FS2002 problem. I've it in the DF737, but also in the PSS A320.
About the other question,
open the radio panel. In the area GPWS is a button called 'INOP'. Press this button to highlight it and all GPWS sounds are disabled.
I usually do this before takeoff and landing, but re-activate it again during flight. You never know you'll meet a mountain (ore something) on your way.
07-29-2003, 12:59 AM
Okay, thanks. I did use the INOP button last night, but that nose dive thing is horrible!
Also, one more question if you don't mind. Forgive me, but I'm rather new to the add-on aircraft(s) and just need some starting points to go on while learning. When using the FMC, how do you normally program the flight so it uses SIDs and STARs? Do I just fly VRF? The reason I ask is because the flying an IFR only ends up getting me cancelled if I don't follow the turns and descents they give. The FMC manual doesn't really seem to help me understand it. You don't have to give a big explanation, just tell me whether I'm supposed fly VFR according to the FS, but actually fly IFR.
Thanks a lot for the help!! :)
Okay, I don't mind giving large explanations if it could help someone.
No, FS2002 doesn't support SID/STAR when flying IFR :-(. It's very well possible that ATC directs you to another direction (especially by landings). Even making a flight plan with FSNavigator using SID/STAR and exporting it to FS2002 isn't helpfull. ATC only keeps you on track after takeoff and before landing. So the only thing to do is fly VFR. By the way, this is also good because when your flight progresses, it's a good thing to look in the FMC for the optimal flight altitude and climb/descend to it. If doing this by IFR, it will be cancelled anyway because you don't keep your flight level.
I've read somewhere that FS2004 will support SID/STAR, but then you'll have to fly with another plane because the 737 will not be supported anymore. However, the DF-team has great plans. I'm sure they'll surprise us with them SOON :-eek.
Another thing, about this nose diving. Last day I was looking how many feet it dives down. If I know that, I'm going to try to make an approach an adjusted altitude and see if it doesn't dive anymore.
All of the announcements and warnings are editable. I lowered the volume on mine a bit. It just took a couple minutes to do them all.
In the DF737 Sound folder right-click each wav file you want to edit and select "record". When the box opens click "effects" then click decrease volume.It may take 3 or 4 clicks to get the volume where you want it,since it adjusts in small increments.
Don't get carried away reducing it too much.The announcements sound louder when editing because you don't have engines and other ambient noise going on. :-)
07-31-2003, 04:46 AM
Okay, thanks for the replies :)
I'm going to try just VFR with the FMC controlling instead, and learn how going that route. Thanks for the info.
I didn't know that about the volume editing, that's pretty cool. I will definitely edit those sound volumes, they are so loud, but I like having them on once and a while.
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