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Norcal Bear

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  1. Sorry for the late response, but I was able to finally sit down and troubleshoot on my end. As far as the updater, no, I did not have it set to run as admin (new Windows 10 install and I forgot about that). But, that is now set. I uninstalled the A330, reinstalled, updated to problem. Fuel amount was showing an extra 2 tons versus what I set in the planner and the fuel loading light kept blinking. I uninstalled again and this time, I removed the A330.xml file from the fuel planner/aircraft data folder. Reinstalled and tested with version and fuel was set correctly from the planner. I updated to and the correct amount of fuel was set from the planner. So, not sure if that .xml file was the culprit or not but at least it is working again.
  2. I updated to tonight and noticed an issue. I used the fuel planner to prepare for a flight. For example, it generated a fuel value of 22 tons. I loaded the plane, entered the fuel page and initiated load sheet. The cargo, passenger values and fuel populated. But, when hitting "load instantly, " the amount of fuel loaded onto the aircraft was approximately 2 tons more than it should be. The FOB on the upper ECAM shows the additional fuel vs. what was generated in the fuel planner. Thanks in advance for any response or observations.
  3. Thanks for the response..I appreciate it and I know the team is working hard. Yes, I used a combination of V/S and open descent last night on VATSIM and it seemed to work pretty well (which like you said, is something used regularly in controlled airspace). Looking forward to updated releases as well as adding the A330 to my hangar...I, along with the rest of the community, want to see these products succeed!
  4. I've recently re-installed the A320/A321 Professional Package to see how things have progressed with regards to the "managed descent" phase of flight. A fresh install was performed and updated to via the updater. I've completed three flights with the A321 and each has shown the same general behavior when beginning descent for the arrival. The aircraft was loaded via the fuel/payload manager and the MCDU was set up properly with a flight plan, weights, departure and the aircraft behaved as to be expected during the ascent to cruise altitude. When preparing for descent, the normal procedures were followed (arrival inserted, destination data entered for approach phase, etc) and the TOD indicator appears on the navigation display as expected. A lower altitude was dialed in and when reaching approximately 10 miles prior to TOD, the altitude button was "pushed in" to begin a managed descent. Now since the descent was started prior to the TOD, the aircraft will be "below" profile and a shallow descent should begin until it captures the profile descent. Unfortunately, the profile indicator (green dot alongside the altitude tape) drops quickly to indicate that the aircraft is automatically "above profile" which it is not. Then, a rapid descent will begin as the aircraft tries to capture the profile (I've seen as high as a 4,500/minute descent). Once it is satisfied that it is back on profile, the descent rate will decrease and it resumes a normal rate of descent. Things tend to calm down but once it reaches another altitude constraint on the arrival, the aircraft quickly descends to capture the next altitude on the arrival. It appears the program is having trouble properly calculating the descent rates for each phase or constraint on RNAV arrivals, thus causing the rapid descents, etc. And yes, I understand the difference between managed/open descent modes in the Airbus. Anyway, just my observations if you're still looking for feedback.
  5. I am running Active Sky in a networked configuration with a loaded flight plan. Whenever I submit a wind request, no values are returned. Does the Airbus only read from Active Sky when it is installed on the same computer as P3D? I have also tried using a PMDG .wx file but that doesn't work either. Thanks........
  6. I just installed 1.03, followed the directions on page 1, and while the airport looks correct, I have the weird crash issue above both ends of the runway. Just FYI...........using FSX.
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