Love the CRJ so far, and SP1 was a godsend. But I did notice something unusual that is new. While on autopilot (nav following FMS 1) the plane will make small banks constantly or rock, making over corrections. This happens when coming close to waypoints or when entering a part of a SID that has lots of turns (in the mountains). It's nothing aircraft breaking, just a weird thing I noticed. I'm mid route and it's leveled itself out. This came after SP1.
I saw the issue of the TO/FROM Airports not being found in a previous thread and the topic closed as a navigraph issue - but I don't believe the answer is correct - or the issue is caused by manually adding the navigraph data.
The issue is here:
When the airplane starts - there's no active nav data base. The navigraph data is set as the second nav data base
To fix it, I click on the arrow and make the navigraph 1807 data the active database - and the from/to airports and navdata is found.
Unfortunately, it doesn't remember this setting and each time I fly I have to move the navdata up the active data base.
I think this is the problem the OP was asking about in the previous thread on this topic.
we see a large number of you encountering issues because of incorrect use of the automation.
We recommend all of you to take some time and review the golden rules of flying an Airbus.
Particularly rule number 5: Know your guidance at all times!
Many of you encounter issues with strange climb or descend behavior. In many of these cases these are because of incorrect modes (or in fact no modes selected at all!). Does your Airbus climb at 8000fpm only to reach stall speed? Why does it do so? Is CLB or OP CLB engaged at all?
We know there are still some issues in the code which can cause such behaviour, this thread is not meant to deny any bugs. In fact those issues are being looked at. This thread is meant as a reminder for you that you are still in command of the aircraft. Lots of the issues we see reported here could have been prevented by correct piloting technique as advised in the manuals though.
Always know your FMA. It is the only way how the aircraft communicates with you. Be able to predict your FMA. What will it show you next?
Does it actually do what you expect it to do?
In many threads we read comments like "but I set my thrust levers to CL" or "my MCP (call it FCU for starters ) shows the correct lights". That's fine, but what does the FMA say? If you have your thrust levers in CL, but you over-rotated and are now stuck in TOGA LK mode, then it is foreseeable that you will overspeed when you level off (okay, in real life your engines would melt before reaching cruise level.. but we already took this burden off your shoulders).
All of you, next time you encounter an "issue" with the Autopilot not doing what you expect it to do:
Take a look at the FMA and ask yourself: Is it showing the correct modes? Will those modes which are presently indicated get me where I want to get?
If the answer to either of the two question is mmmwah, maybe (in other words: no), then take action. Make the aircraft do what it should do!
(And in the meantime Robert will work hard to make it work the way it should for those 30% of you who actually do everything correctly and stil experience issues)
One thing I just noticed, which could be the problem in this specific case: despite the restriction being clearly visible in the flight plan on the display, it's not in the FMC (see AGLAGU at the top).
Cool. For your reference, here's another example of odd VNAV behavior.
The restriction says be between FL280 and FL170 by the time I get to ALAGU. No way that's gonna happen. Not sure why the magenta dot isn't actually moving either.
And then after I pass it, the chase begins.
Which vol manual goes through the steps of setting up your hardware throttles for the detent positions? I have a JetMax 737 throttle quadrant that I run through fsuipc. I want to use it via fsuipc for this plane. I can't locate it.
As well, I saw the information in vol1, pg 27 about the tiller but does not speak about if you route everything through fsuipc. I have a separate hardware tiller that I use with PMDG stuff and its routed through fsuipc. How do I do this with this aircraft?