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    Aerosoft A330 Professional Preview

    OK, thanks for this detailed Explantation. So that means an EFB is in no way directly connected to the aircraft's systems? And pilots always still enter the final calculations by hand? I love the feature of setting payload and fuel directly in the aircraft (of course only in the sim ;) ) using an "extended" FMC or a virtual tablet. However what I wanted to say is that at least charts still wouldn't make sense to me in such a virtual device because they are still hard to read there and hard to "touch" with a mouse. Just try this in the Flight1 GTN^^ The same goes for anything else that's not "linked" to the aircraft's systems in the sim. Of course only my opinion.
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    Aerosoft A330 Professional Preview

    I at least was referring to things like airport charts rather than configuration data. The feature of setting fuel, payload and configuration of the aircraft is of course extremely nice and practical - no matter if it's implemented in the FMC (like in the current bus) or in a virtual tablet (like in the CRJ). But flight planning, calculations of take off data, fuel consumption… and of course charts is something which is also done "externally" in real aircraft (Correct me if I'm wrong here??) by using a tablet or laptop mounted in the cockpit. So maybe this part is really better done externally - thus not implemented in a "virtual chart viewer" in the VC, right? It's still certainly enough work left. So maybe at least this could be saved for a real external tablet or for Simbrief via an internet browser.
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    Aerosoft A330 Professional Preview

    Same for me. It might look good. But touch screens or in general multi function displays are hard to handle with a mouse in the sim. And probably hard to develop. The tablets in the CRJ or in TFDI's 717 are a good thing because they are there for configuration, but I personally don't concider more functions as very useful there. Especially charts, which work way better with an external tablet, for example with the Navigraph app.
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    Köln/Bonn airport preview

    Very good news!!! Is this THE Brussels project where so much went wrong in the past? Or will Jo start a completely new Brussels project?
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    Request an Train/Bus/Airport/Aircraft/Tool thread

    Oh, that's indeed good news! I hope for some more African airports in the sim in future. Africa is also the next continent to be covered by ORBX' OpenLC. So, there would still be some nice approach views then.
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    Request an Train/Bus/Airport/Aircraft/Tool thread

    Now that a lot of the wishes from 2016 or so has been made by someone, here a few further suggestions by be: - Marrakesh (GMMX): ...could be something for FSDG?? - Addis Ababa (HAAB) => FSDG Lite a là Dakar? - Colombo (VCBI) => FSDG Lite a là Bangalore? - Bogota (SKBO) - Panama (MPTO) I would also appreciate a P3D v4 version of the existing Dublin Intl a lot!! I think it's not useful to suggest any more South African scenery after we saw why Johannesburg couldn't be made… which is sad because I would love to see something from there in the sim.
  7. Maybe someone should make a list with suggestions what and where you can fly as long as the A320 isn't released yet.^^ Come on, there are soooo many really really good airplanes that can be flown and that still have so many systems and details to understand even if you can fly them from A to B. It really can't understand how on every single page people can ask when it is released!! As if there was nothing else to discover, to purchase or to enjoy in the huge Flight Sim world... One day it will come and we will all enjoy this one, too! Relax and enjoy flying all the other good things, it's more fun than just eagerly waiting for a certain release..
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    Detail question about the (old) RW A320

    Yes, that's also how I understood all the other factors that went wrong. But does anyone have a clue what that "landing mode" does or did at a 1988 Airbus A320?
  9. OK, thanks. I've posted it there.
  10. Hi! I have a few detailed questions about the A320 that maybe some of you experts could answer here: By coincidence I just watched a "Mayday" episode about the A320 crash at Habsheim airshow in 1988, one of the few I hadn't seen before. Therein the investigators were first unsure if the "landing mode was automatically activated" because the airplane was so close to the ground and thus "preventing the pilots to give effective climb inputs". Later they discovered that only the Alpha floor activated which led the elevators to pitch down despite pulling at the sidestick - which makes sense at the low airspeed according to the logic of the Alpha Floor. But: Concerning this "landing mode"?? I think I roughly understood how FBW/Alpha floor is working: The aircraft corrects inputs from pilots that would lead to a stall, an overshoot of the bank limits,... by adjusting pitch, roll and thrust so that the aircraft stays within its structural and aerodynamic limits in critical moments, right? ...which was also nicely modeled in the Aerosoft bus and even partly long years ago in the Wilco buses. However, several investigation episodes about newer airbuses led to the impression (at least for me) that the airbus flies and lands itself without any more control of a pilot if it feels to do so. (It even feels a bit frightening when you hear that) What's behind this magic "landing mode" or several other automatition modes in the airbus? Another example is the investigation of the Air Inter Crash at Strassbourg, where the aircraft obviously "automatically corrected some upwinds by pitching the aircraft steeply down". Is it an automatition that is just too complicated and/or that makes too little sense to simulate so that no one ever mentioned it here? Or is it just a (partly) failed try to simplify "Airbus-specific" systems for the average TV watcher? Several other episodes that involved other aircraft types always made sense to me in every aspect from what I know about aviation from my hobby simmer's viewpoint. Thanks in advance!! Cheers, Dominik Edit: BTW, just one more question on that: The pilot claimed they couldn't hear the altitude callouts because of the headphones and because of the aircraft noise? Don't pilots ALWAYS have their headphones on while landing?? And doesn't the aircraft make the same "noise" at every landing?^^
  11. Hi! A more detailed technical question on the A320. Please tell me if this is the wrong place to ask... By coincidence I just watched a "Mayday" episode about the A320 crash at Habsheim airshow in 1988, one of the few I hadn't seen before. Therein the investigators were first unsure if the "landing mode was automatically activated" because the airplane was so close to the ground and thus "preventing the pilots to give effective climb inputs". Later they discovered that only the Alpha floor activated which led the elevators to pitch down despite pulling at the sidestick - which makes sense at the low airspeed according to the logic of the Alpha Floor. But: Concerning this "landing mode"?? I think I roughly understood how FBW/Alpha floor is working: The aircraft corrects inputs from pilots that would lead to a stall, an overshoot of the bank limits,... by adjusting pitch, roll and thrust so that the aircraft stays within its structural and aerodynamic limits in critical moments, right? ...which was also nicely modeled in the Aerosoft bus and even partly long years ago in the Wilco buses. However, several investigation episodes about newer airbuses led to the impression (at least for me) that the airbus flies and lands itself without any more control of a pilot if it feels to do so. (It even feels a bit frightening when you hear that) What's behind this magic "landing mode" or several other automatition modes in the airbus? Another example is the investigation of the Air Inter Crash at Strassbourg, where the aircraft obviously "automatically corrected some upwinds by pitching the aircraft steeply down". Is it an automatition that is just too complicated and/or that makes too little sense to simulate so that no one ever mentioned it here? Or is it just a (partly) failed try to simplify "Airbus-specific" systems for the average TV watcher? Several other episodes that involved other aircraft types always made sense to me in every aspect from what I know about aviation from my hobby simmer's viewpoint. Thanks in advance!! Cheers, Dominik Edit: BTW, just one more question on that: The pilot claimed they couldn't hear the altitude callouts because of the headphones and because of the aircraft noise? Don't pilots ALWAYS have their headphones on while landing?? And doesn't the aircraft make the same "noise" at every landing?^^
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    Standby....

    That's fine. I don't care too much about small bugs that require manual flying in some situations. But the worst thing are CTDs or errors that lead to a crash of the sim. That is what's really annoying. Unfortunately from the last 5 flights there wasn't a single one without a crash. Good to hear it is still worked on with high intention. Meanwhile I took a break on the CRJ and I'm flying other aircraft again until the next update(s) come out. Good luck with it.
  13. Tried it again - same thing. It happens again and again under these circumstances.
  14. Hello! I tried to make a flight in which I wanted to replicate an error which I adressed in another topic. However there was a new problem which made - who thought it - P3D4 crash! I took off at YBUD (Bundaberg) Rwy 14, activated the speed mode, then pushed the HDG knob to synchronize the HDG once again, then selected HDG mode and activated the AP. At about 2000 ft I wanted to turn right by selecting a new HDG with the HDG knob. At this moment I got an error message (a little window opened): "Invalid heading hold event" which I only could confirm with "OK" or close the window. However it always came up again in a split second, so that there was no chance to click anything again in the cockpit. P3D froze and I had to close it. What does the error message mean and where could it come from?? CRJ version 1.0.3.0 and P3D newest version 4.1.7.22841 Regards, Dominik
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    Crash after issue in FMC

    It's very strange: I also had this issue - also with the newest version in P3D v4.1. However there was no error message, but just a CTD. In my sim it happened while approaching Louisville (KSDF). When I read this, I disabled AI traffic with little hopes. But then it really worked. What's even more confusing: When I switched on AI traffic again, it continued to work and never happend again so far. I hope it stays like that. However: Can anyone explain what AI traffic has to do with the choice of runways in the FMC??