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04-01-2002, 11:57 AM
the pss airbus series. Has anyone gotten them to fly properly for any other flight other than the tutorial one ?
I'm trying t do a simple short ( probably unrealistic ) flight from egnx to egll. I don't seem to be able to get the nav data i need, even when using fsnav, or the perf data i neeed. So after take off the plane just goes to orbit as fast as it can and then crashes.
If someone could make me a simple fly by numbers account fo what i should be doing let me know. And explain what each bit does. The tutorial in the package didn't, for me at least, explain very well why he was doing what he did with the setup.
Of course, i may just be stupid
I have the PSS Airbus, flyies fine for me. Post your question on the PSS forum at Avsim.com and you should get an answer. The PSS staff who run the forum will answer your question.
04-02-2002, 01:16 AM
Good point. The only good Airbuses were those I paid for.
04-02-2002, 01:19 AM
Works fine for me as well...takes a bit to understand the FMC, but works great....but check the forum out...here is the URL
That should help you out more...and be sure to read the manuals too!!
Brian A. Neuman
04-02-2002, 06:05 AM
I've had no trouble at all. I use flightplans provided my my VA, Airwego, and the database stars and sids.
Maybe a silly question, but are you inputting in lbs or kgs, and have you set up fs2002 for imperial or metric. I haven't tried it, but I guess if you told the 319 that its zfw was 57000lbs instead of kilos and that block fuel was (say) 10000 lbs when you meant 22000, the sim might think that the aircraft was a tad lighter than normal and climb out at a ridiculous rate.
Just a thought.
04-02-2002, 08:01 AM
nope. set up to match the weights.
I'm just finding the charts and stuff given to be very confusing and the way the FMC does its departures.. which NAV aid i need to do things.. that sort of thing
04-02-2002, 04:41 PM
I use it too. No real problems yet. Still learning the FMC, but once you figure that out the things are actually a little to simple to fly.
LAST EDITED ON Apr-02-02 AT 05:17PM (EDT)[p]Anyone done the EGGD/GCTS tutorial flight yet. I can't seem to get it to turn on to the 150 heading as you come into GCTS. I do what they say in the tutorial manual enter the heading and pull the heading selector knob, but it just keeps following the F/P route. Any clues.
04-02-2002, 06:50 PM
I flew it no trouble. I assume you right-clicked to "pull" the heading selector, rather than pushed it by a left click. That's the only thing I can think of.
Thanks Jeff, that sounds like that could be the problem. I will let you know in about 4 and a half hours time when I complete the flight again for the 4th time. There is quite a bit to learn about flying this plane right. I like a challenge.
04-02-2002, 07:02 PM
Have you got FSNav?? If not, I highly recommend it. It'll give you an excellent map view of your intended flight plan + a moving map display as you go.
Even though I don't use it to actually fly the aircraft, I find it very helpful in planning my route - you can see all the navaids and airways, and work out which sid/star will best suit the route you fly, ie you don't want a star that takes you 100nm to the west when you are approaching from the east. So when departing from EGCC towards Europe, the waypoints are HON DTY BPK etc, so I use the HON1C sid from RWY 24R.
Hope this helps.
04-02-2002, 07:08 PM
Look forward to hearing how you go.
By the way, who do you follow in the Super 12??
Yes I have FSNAV and use it to see where I am.
Not a rugby fan, but if I was I would follow the Hurricanes.
Right clicking on the course selector knob did the trick, but this time the ILS lock button didn't work and had to switch the AP off and land by hand. Pretty easy to land. I notice the fuel and weight figures don't correspond with the tutorial, although I start out with the right amount of fuel and the correct TOW. I seem to use less fuel than what they say.
04-03-2002, 12:46 AM
I'm a reds fan, just thought I'd ask...
My post about FSNav was for the benefit of M-A-R-K.
Re the ILS button, I noticed that if you've engaged LOC and press ILS, all that happens is that you disengage LOC. A second press of ILS will activate LOC and G/S hold - works for me, anyhow.
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