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  1. And you should NOT use vertical speed in climb - especially not above FL 300. In speed mode, you are protected against your airspeed falling too low - you have absolutely no protection if you use v/s. Trying to "force" a greater climb rate than the aircraft is capable of under the current weight and weather conditions, will lead to what you described... falling airspeed and the need for more and more thrust, because you are on the back side of the power curve.
  2. Freezed Flight Controls etc

    I'm not sure. You would probably have to subscribe to the Microsoft Developer Network to get notifications of updates. AFAIK, the tool will always get the "latest and greatest" versions of all the various MSVC runtime libraries. That's why I always run it after installing new software - just in case an older installer replaces one of the current libraries with an outdated version. One thing to be aware of when running this tool - always run it as administrator, and be patient. It opens a command prompt window when running to show its progress. It will first uninstall all of the existing MSVC libraries, and then downloads and installs the new ones. During the install phase it may appear that nothing is happening - but just wait - you will eventually get a text message indicating that the tool is finished. After running it, if you go to the Control Panel add/remove programs app, you should see all of the Visual C++ X86 and 64 runtimes libraries listed in chronological order from 2005 through 2017. Jim Barrett
  3. Freezed Flight Controls etc

    I use an all-in-one Visual C++ Redistributable installer on a regular basis. It first uninstalls all existing redist files, then downloads and installs every available 32 and 64 bit VC redist directly from Microsoft for all VC++ versions from 2005 through 2017. The program is mentioned in this thread at the Guru3D forums: https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/new-c-installer-released-hassle-free-uninstaller-reinstaller.393405/ The link to download the installer is found in the first post of the thread. I run this at least every couple of weeks, or after installing any new software on my system. Jim Barrett
  4. "PLB" was Plattsburgh VOR in northern New York State. It was decommissioned about 1 year ago. It still exists in the default FSX/P3D scenery, but would not appear in any current FMS NAV database. There does not appear to be a CETTY waypoint anywhere in the world at the present time (August 2017), but like PLB, it probably did exist at some point in the past.
  5. I'm not sure if the lack of airports with runways less than 4000 feet is due to the fact they are not in the actual DB itself, or due to a coded limit in the FMS programming.
  6. That airport would not be found in the NAV database of a real CRJ, so it is not emulated in the sim version. They're trying to make it as realistic as possible within the limits of a mid-priced simulation. Even so, there some things that would not work in the real aircraft that DO work in the sim - like being able to move flight controls without hydraulics - but that may be fixed in a future update. There is nothing to stop you from spawning at that airport and taking off from it, and if you want to fly there from somewhere else, you can always do it the "old fashioned way", by navigating VOR to VOR without the FMS.
  7. You could probably land successfully on a 3100 foot runway in an emergency but it's doubtful you could take off from a runway that short unless the aircraft was completely empty with minimum fuel.
  8. Cruise setting" is whatever power setting you need on a given day, at a given altitude, and given outside air temperature to maintain your desired IAS or Mach. There is no "detent" for cruise - it will be in the somewhere in the upper part of the manual range below the climb detent. In both the 900 and 700, I typically fly flights of about 1.5 hours duration with full passenger load and about 11,000 pounds of fuel at departure. Usually, at FL300-330 I find my cruise power setting "sweet spot" will be somewhere between 80 and 81.5 percent N1 for a Mach .76 cruise speed. I don't see much if any "jumping" of the airspeed trend vector, even when using Active Sky weather injection, but I do have the AS turbulence settings turned down below 25 percent. Jim Barrett
  9. "Fake" TCAS rel/abs selection?

    Depending on the specific TCAS model: Honeywell (ACSS), Rockwell Collins or Bendix-King, and the hardware configuration options, ABS may (or may not) be available. Some units have an ABS option, but it cannot be permanently selected - it will show target absolute pressure altitude for a brief period (10 or 15 seconds) and will then switch back to the default REL. Other units have the ability to choose either ABS or REL full time. Still others cannot select ABS at all... REL is the only option.
  10. It's hard to see on the real aircraft too! This photo is from a CRJ-200 that I maintain. It was parked in the hangar, and I was generating a simulated ILS signal from a NAV test set. The g/s diamond is exactly centered on the vertical scale on the right side of the attitude indicator. However, all is not lost, as there is also (in the real aircraft) a g/s indicator in the MFD (when set to HSI mode) which is MUCH easier to see. I think it got overlooked during development. I believe it is one of the things on the "to do" list for a future update, but Hans would have to verify the timetable for adding it Jim Barrett
  11. DME Display and radial setup

    If you want to see DME readouts when the bearing pointers are active (with FMS as the NAV source), you would have to use the DME HOLD button on the radio tuning units. This is also the case in the real aircraft. This is only feasible if the radios are being manually tuned. As the name implies, the HOLD function locks the DME to whatever VOR was tuned at the moment the button was pushed - and will continue tracking that DME even if the receiver is then retuned to a different station. I'm not sure if the HOLD function will even work if the NAV receivers are in auto-tune mode. There is a preview mode that becomes active automatically (in FMS NAV mode) when the localizer of a tuned ILS is being received. The localizer CDI will appear in the HSI of the PFD with blue needles, and you can see what course is selected.
  12. 2500 KG of cargo seems excessive for any CRJ model. The aircraft typically does not carry "freight" other than passenger baggage - the bulk of which is loaded in the aft baggage compartment, with the center compartment typically being used for smaller gate-checked bags that are too big to fit in the overhead bins in the cabin. Even on the 900, with every seat filled, if all 72 passengers had a bag weighing 25 KG (which is unlikely), that would account for only 1800 KG. Somewhere in the PFPX default settings, you can specify the per-passenger baggage weight. That may be set too high. I'm not at my computer, but I believe the per-passenger baggage allowance has one amount for "domestic" flights, and a higher default amount for "international" flights. I normally use Dave to load the aircraft. I haven't tried the manager program recently, but it has always worked in the past to load both pax+baggage and fuel. Jim Barrett
  13. Not yet, but I believe they will be added in an update.
  14. The Yoke Issue (CRJ-700 P3DV4)

    Yeah, I really don't think the extra texture is the cause of the problem - but thought I'd mention it. SOMEthing in the Delta vs. United liveries affects the yoke hide on my system.
  15. The Yoke Issue (CRJ-700 P3DV4)

    During pre-release testing I never saw the problem with the yoke not hiding when the speed placard is clicked, although others had the issue. I was concentrating almost exclusively on the 900 version. Since release, I have been flying the 700 quite a bit, and unfortunately I do have this problem - but only with certain liveries. I always start cold-and-dark, with the P3DV4 Maule as my default aircraft. When I load the Delta CRJ-700 livery N367CA, the yoke-hiding problem is present 9 out of 10 times Clicking on the speed placard causes the yoke to flicker - but it never disappears. Every so often it will work in the Delta 700, but it usually fails. On the other hand, the United Express livery N770SK never has the problem. The yoke disappears every time without fail. (I always exit from the P3D completely and re-start before changing aircraft by the way). Out of curiosity I examined the texture folders for the two aircraft, and I do see one difference. The Delta folder (that gives the yoke-hiding bug), has a texture that is not found in the United Express: "CRJ_MAINPANEL_L.dds". I opened this file with a .dds texture viewer utility, and it appears to contain a couple of images of the night-lighted speed placard. I'm not saying this is definitely the cause of the problem - I may be entirely "auf dem Holzweg", but it is interesting that the texture file contains the very placard image that must be clicked upon to initiate the yoke-hiding function. What is more intriguing to me is the fact that only some of the CRJ-700 livery folders contain this additional cockpit panel texture. Jim Barrett