por928

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  1. Yeah, we could get flushing toilets, or even some of the seat backs have entertainment screens, a flight attendant or two walking about the place. Myself, I am more of a locked flight deck guy. I do not walk about the aircraft when flying at all. On my walk around before each flight, I do marvel at the detail of the undercarriage the modelers built. I would rather Aerosoft spend their budget/time on perfecting the normal flight characteristics. The climb/descent engine logic is super super important, as are many other normal operation systems. Some of us have seen issues of strange climb/descent happenings as well as power failures in the bus series. Some of us can't save flights and reload the CRJ series.This is where the time is best spent, getting the code more robust for a wider audience of machines and getting a wider level of beta guys and machine types to test and retest the same scenario in slightly different flavors, so that a wider audience has less issues. I missed out on the beta group, so hopefully, there are sufficient to strengthen the ranks.
  2. Yeah, great post Steve. When I am flying what ever a/c, if some message pops up as a warning or what ever, I could hastily find the a/c manuals and look for the message...And by then if it was a serious issue, I maybe in a tad of bother due to the research time for the message. I know, I could pause the sim....Now with the internet, I simply post the message on my support machine and instantly some one would have found it as well, and usually a solution, and many many references. And of course, how would we survive without Youtube. Despite many written explanations out there, A few well created videos and the issue is the proverbial , A picture is worth a thousand words...umm, what would a video be worth in words!! And Tom, you are so right. No matter what happens in our life, we rely on Google etc to solve it.
  3. Of all the flight sim forums I visit, this would be one of the most open, honest, and above all, friendly of them. Some forums will simply not answer multiple previous asked questions. Tom is answering questions, rather than saying nothing. But, I guess he thinks it gets very repetitious answering the same questions, when forum users can read the thread, or search the thread for the answer. Maybe some people are not prepared to read 'long' threads? A few months ago I suggested Aerosoft place the most common questions/answers at the head of a specific topic page where there is lots of interest. I recall Tom's reply, saying even with these question/answers in the header, many people still did not read the page header, but asked a question with the same question/answer above them. Remember the old saying, give a man a fish, he eats today but he is hungry tomorrow. Teach him to fish and he is not hungry any day…..Maybe this is Tom’s thought?
  4. I have a P3Dv4.3 machine and have the CRJ 700/900 v 1.0.5.0 loaded. Just started flying the little girl. Steadily getting there. When I save the flight and reload that flight following a reboot a few hours later, I lose the FMS info. The flight setup seems ok, and in for a wild ride on startup, and then starts to return to its previous level. I fire up P3D, always load the default F22 and the airport. With the default sitting on the runway, I then use the P3D Scenario>Load>(find the saved flight, it has a .fxml ext) click OK . When loaded, I can see the aircraft is at the correct flight level, and on my littlenavmap and it is in the correct position. We go into a extreme climb with the previous alt flashing, With no flight plan loaded, we are not going anywhere.... What am I missing on the save/reload to get my saved flight working.
  5. Hans, very good that you have found an issue that may assist us with flight save/reload.. Can you comment about the current/previous AIRAC dates and how, if at all, they affect the save/reload flight. For example, if i save the flight with AIRAC "A" but reload with AIRAC "B"? As long as the waypoints are the same, does the AIRAC date have any effect? Did you find any difference between Nav database providers? I would imagine most of flights saved would have had FMS data of some sort incorporated. In my case, as you know, the action of reload of a saved flight, would kill off my P3D session, so I am hoping the Dev version and your latest fix will solve my issue as well. When you release the fix and hopefully, newer version, I will test the various permutations and see if I can get this matter resolved.
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    mid flight or taxi power loss

    I was in cruise at FL380, some 5 hours into a 7 hour flight(KJFK-EGLC) with no action on the stick(Logitech Extr 30 Pro, using Chaseplane. I notes there are several posts scattered about the forum. To me, it is like the aircraft has run out of fuel and flattened the batteries (despite loads of fuel on board) the aircraft systems just shut down, in my case, the packs went, then the gens then a few moments later, all black. When I was just getting out the life jackets, when at about FL120, she came back to life, with no FMS loaded...
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    mid flight or taxi power loss

    Umm, and I thought I had done something....On a long flight BAW2, KJFK-EGLC with the A318(BA Livery) and just short of Shannon, I just lost all power including electrics, in the night with nothing on the screens....A tad scary, as no RAT, no emergency power. I first noticed pack 2 fault, then pack1 then the gens off line...sort of like fuel starvation, though FOB=7280kg... But after descending from FL380 through 9000, all of a sudden, everything came back to life..Though, the flight plan was lost. Now diverting to EGAA and will land here and give most of my passengers some Valium, then re-schedule the flight later today. First time ever this happen with the buses.
  8. Hi Hans, So, you managed to load that YBBN YSCB file, fly for 5 minutes or so, then save the file via the Scenario tab. Close P3D, open P3D, and reload the saved flight with no issues. It is one of those things. All our machines are slightly different. The majority of PC's are similar enough that their Win 10 and P3D and the Aerosoft CRJ build are within your machines allowable code range. I just need to park the CRJ and wait until the coding becomes broad enough to cope with my machine's combination. I just carried out the YBBN-YSCB flight plan and my dog harassed me for some thing at the crucial moment as I was on short final, only to lose too much airspeed and stalled when I looked back. Normally, I save my flights when in cruise and just before TOD. Obviously I could not do that in this case. Again, thanks for trying.
  9. Hi Hans, thank you for reply. Here are the files i had created for the test...For me, they do not even look like loading. CRJ 700 YBBN YSCB2.fxml CRJ 700 YBBN YSCB2.wx CRJ 700 YBBN YSCB2.crj CRJ 700 YBBN YSCB2.crjfms
  10. OK, when I created and saved the scenario, then tried to reload it, it crashed P3D. Several attempts all had the same outcome. Sometimes to the screen saver some times the load hangs requiring me to crash out. For some reason, despite the two updates, that previously allowed me to load a saved scenario, have now stopped working. All other aspects of the aircraft seem to work great. When I reload a saved scenario for the A318-A321, I have no issues. The same for the FSL A320, the PMDG 777, the majestic Q400..all load ok.
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    Updater

    I notice the Updater is located in my program list CRJ>Run Updater, my Start Area, and Documents>Aerosoft>ASUpdater. And in this location, I can see the Log files showing the updates...A318-A319 and A320-A321 to 1.2.1.3 and my CRJ to 1.2.2.1. When I look at the add programs, it still refers to the original load versions...e.g..Airbuses =1.0 and the CRJ=1.2.0.0? How can I check what version is actually loaded? Does it matter where I run the ASUpdater from? I thought at one stage, the Updated was located in my A320 program list.. I notice there is also a Documents>Aerosoft>ASUpdaterUpdater.exe....which relies upon the Updater.exe.
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    Updater

    That's ok Tom. If the Updater says it has updated the a/c to what ever x.x.x, then that will do.
  13. As stated previously, I Updated the CRJ700/900 to 1.2.0.0. and applied the Updater for the CABIN ALT and PASS OXY ON warning. On the same day, with no P3D restart, when I saved a flight and reloaded it, the scenario was correctly loaded. and I could carry on with the flight. However, after a restart of my P3D machine, and I reload P3D and try and load the same saved flight, it crashes P3D...either straight to the screen saver or it might hang unresponsive and needs me to use Task Manager and end task. Anyway.........Later, I will create a flight plan and configure the CRJ900 again for taxi, sitting at an airport. Save it, and while P3D still running, reload it. Assuming it loads ok, I will then reboot the P3D machine and retry loading the scenario and see what happens and report back. I have been playing with the Updater, so I am not sure if this has upset it. My method of reloading a scenario is to: Load P3D>at the load screen, accept the default a/c(F22) which has its engines running, and accept the default airport, select ok, and when the F22 is sitting at the end of the default runway, I select Scenario from the top left, and select load. Chose the saved flight scenario, click ok. Maybe my machine is sensitive to this reload action. I recently had the P3D QW 787...For me, the major issue was being unable to get the saved flight scenario to reload. Apparently some QW 787 people did not have any issues. There was another group of us that did have this issue.
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    Updater

    OK, looking at my original questions. In my Programs and Features area, the Version loaded does not reflect the changes made by the Updater!!! I guess this is to do with the actual base program loaded and the changes made to the base program are sort of hotpacks? Does it matter where I run the ASUpdater from? It does not seem to matter. I tried different location Updaters for the CRJ and the A318-A319, and both report the changes were made. I thought at one stage, the Updated was located in my A320 program list. Maybe as Otto said, it gets Win 10 a tad confused if the Updater's are in the same area. So, all is well in the Updater camp, and everything clarified. ✔️ Thanks for the replies guys.
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    Updater

    That file crj700900x_p3d4.xml was there.
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    Updater

    Hi Otto, What are we looking for when I open the updater? I see my version = v1.1.8.0 it says P3D 4.x found it comments that it found the Add-on Path for the A318_A319 it comments that it found the Add-on Path for the A312_A321 It does not comment it found the Add-on Path for the CRJ It works ok, (well it says the update went ok) from any of the sources I find it on my system.
  17. Hi Hans, Sorry, I must have explained myself wrongly. The fix you recommended in your first post worked. I did update the a/c to SP1 and I did use the updater to add the repair for the CABIN ALT and PASS OXY warning. The Save and Reload the Flight Scenario now works, with one issue. When I reloaded the Flight Scenario, On the PFD, the next waypoint is flashing and a bipping sound. I have seen this before. Why is it some times setting up the flight plan and cockpit settings, on the PFD, under the V speeds, the first waypoint is flashing all the time, in my case, 34.0NM CMSKY. When I pass that waypoint, it stops flashing when the new waypoint to come is displayed. Subsequent waypoints do not flash. I notice when I select other than FMS1/2 the flashing stops, but I lose the Nav control for the flight plan. The CABIN ALT and PASS OXY ON warning no longer appears. so this is fixed.
  18. Hi Hans, I did two changes before I retested the flight plan scenario load. Updated the CRJ700/900 to 1.2.0.0. Set up a flight from KORD to KMEM and as I was climbing out and at 20,000+ feet, I got a CABIN ALT and PASS OXY ON warning...so, a bit of searching in the Aerosoft Forum, and I found there was an update for this issue on the updater-experimental. carried out the update. Before I created the test flight, I loaded the default a/c and the default airport as usual, then thought, ummm, I have a few saved flights with the CRJ700, load one to save me having to rebuild the flight plan and aircraft config etc now that I have the SP1 build....NAH....Every load of saved scenario's crashed P3D. Maybe P3D sees the saved scenario's from a different version of the CRJ700 as different builds and not happy to load them? Ok, Observations about the flight. The flight I created is now passing through 32000 and no CABIN ALT and PASS OXY ON warning. Great. Fixed. I saved the flight at cruising. Then closed P3D. Rebooted P3D, loaded the default a/c and airport. Used the P3D Scenario tab and loaded the saved flight. It loaded pretty good with all engines and settings the same.The Flight plan was in place and active. I did have one issue. On the PFD, the next waypoint is flashing and a bipping sound. Why is it some times setting up the flight plan and cockpit settings, on the PFD, under the V speeds, the first waypoint is flashing all the time, in my case, 34.0NM CMSKY. When I pass that waypoint, it stops flashing when the new waypoint to come is displayed. Subsequent waypoints do not flash. I notice when I select other than FMS1/2 the flashing stops, but I lose the Nav control for the flight plan.
  19. I have P3Dv4.3 and v 1.0.5.0 of the CRJ 700/900 installed. Just starting to get to grips with the CRJ. A few of questions... Do I have to use Dave every time I want a Cold and dark panel start? because using the mcdu blacks out when you switch to cold and dark panel state before you can save this start up. When I have used Dave to set the state to Cold and Dark, connected the ground power cart (love the startup sound of it) and used the wheel blocks, the overhead light signifying external power 'avail' does not display. Interestingly,when I do a lamp test, it also does not show. On the AC Electrical panel, should the EXT AC diagram say connected etc or nothing? When I go to the APU panel, and while the battery master is on, should the APU indicate a green AVAIL light? mine does not. When doing the lamp test, it does show.
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    No Avail light when external power connected

    OK, I have been doing a little reading of the Operating Manual. Pg 31 and button pushing...The manual says: "The green AVAIL light of the AC pushbutton on the overhead panel will illuminate as soon as the power supply is connected to the aircraft." In my case this is not happening. The green AVAIL light does not illuminate. On the EICAS screen... 1. When External Power is available SERVICE CONFIGURATION will be displayed...... I do not get this message.... 2. When External Power is connected to the busses the Generator load, Voltage and Frequency will be displayed...I see no values... NOW, a strange thing...Sitting here with the external power cart running for 15 minutes while trying switches and buttons", the AVAIL light suddenly appeared. and with every reboot, now always turns on straight away when the external power is connected???? It was like my machine was "learning the circuitry". This is how AC electrics works on my CRJ700... Load CRJ700 from the P3D menu.>Locate at airport/Gate.>Make sure parking brake is on.>Use Dave to make the flight deck Cold and Dark.>Place Blocks on wheels.>Turn on ext power cart>Check the Overhead Panel = So, AVAIL light on when ext power is connected to aircraft. I had expected this. On the EICAS screen... 1. When External Power is available SERVICE CONFIGURATION will be displayed...... No, not correct. This message is only displayed when the AC IN USE button is pressed, connecting the busses. Prior to doing this, the only clue I see that the external power is connected on the EICAS screen is the EXT AC inside a round symbol is displayed. 2. When External Power is connected to the busses the Generator load, Voltage and Frequency will be displayed...Correct. I also see the lines connecting the various parts are now colored green, and the SERVICE CONFIGURATION message appears at the top left side of the EIUCAS screen. I found by using the MCDU MENU, I can bring up the panel states, but could not work out hoe to save the new created state name? So, pretty well all of my questions resolved.
  21. I recall the endless same questions came up for the A318-321 prof series..That also had lots of pages which discouraged some people to read though the questions and answers.... Mod, maybe you can you place a header on top of this thread so that each subsequent page gets the same header that says, " The release will be some time in the future, "maybe" in 2019 and maybe some other common questions/answers.
  22. Yeah, for us light guys, that was always my concern. Again, because of limited range, it was pretty easy to always have a set of maps and routes on the aircraft. Otherwise. you start to get to the stage of carrying 2 ipads, one as a spare. Talking to a A380 captain, I asked what his company did in this situation. He said, as soon as he gets in the cockpit, he makes his "nest". First job, take out the ipad and put it in its special cradle, which has its own charger. In the unlikely event his ipad failed, his FO has the same setup. In the event, that too failed, the aircraft has a built in computer, which has all the same information, plus a link back to base. And if he is having a really bad day, and it too fails, on most trips he has at least 1, probably 2 Second Officers, also with ipads...So, there are some thing like 3-4 redundancies for the Ipad info. Electronics are here to stay, and we have to trust them. After all, there are no cables on many commercial aircraft these days, just fly by wire. Some times when about to sleep on a long haul, that thought passes through my mind...make sure the circuit breakers are all in guys...good night.
  23. The actual flight plan route and fuel loads are created before the flight by dispatch, for the planned weather conditions. If the captain, looking at the weather forecast, is not happy with proposed route, he talks with dispatch and after some discussion, a modified route is downloaded for use. Even then, the crew check every waypoint to ensure it is correct. In the real world all the aircrew these days are supplied with tablets containing the aircraft's performance parameters, as well as all appropriate charts and departures and arrivals, plus alternatives. So, with any given weather scenario encountered during the flight, the route can be modified. The proposed fuel loading, while prepared before hand by dispatch, is just their estimate. The final "top up" block fuel is still left to the captain to decide what this amount will be when he see's the proposed pax and cargo weights loading, the flight path, the weather, and the potential for holding at the arrival. When the Captain arrives at the cockpit, pretty much before he does anything, this is the first job, so that final fueling can happen while pax are boarding and preflight is happening. The last job before door shutting, he must confirm the fueling amounts are correct with the ground dispatcher and SIGN for the amount. in my world as a light pilot, we may still have some paper charts, but these are fast disappearing for electronic charts supplied on tablets, as they are updated easily, rather than the pilot remembering when the latest paper updates come in to swap them over. I see a similarity between flight sim and real life light aircraft flight planning, we the pilot do it all, often the night before, and checked just before the flight. Then depending on the a/c electronics, we can monitor the flight on our tablets GPS...so, for me, an external tablet is great and very usual way of flying.
  24. When you first get the new a/c and carry out the tutorial, if it has an EFB, you use it. Then after a few more flights, you don't bother and return to the external charts like NavDataPro or Navigraph where you can use them as you fly, without having to change views. All the extra time (money) in developing the EFB is sort of lost. For me, I would rather Aerosoft concentrate on a performance / purchase cost value, which you seem to do so well. If you feel the urge, and the overall budget allows, add flight planning assistance items to the Fuel Planner on a separate tab. So, for me, I prefer a lower price point, and save the coding effort for the aircraft systems.
  25. LOL LOL When you look at the pic and at the satdome, the elevators sticking out from behind the satdome look like two gun barrels, like an old bombers in the war....