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  1. Hey Dave, Thank you for your patience today. I uninstalled and reinstalled again. Seems I had an older version. I downloaded the newest version from my Aerosoft account. I haven’t tried the experimental version yet, but things look promising so far. Cheers, colin
  2. Just did an uninstall and re-install of the Airbus Professional package. Haven't done any updates yet, but here is the fuel planner for the same flight.
  3. Good morning Dave, Thanks for the tip on Simbrief. Did as you suggested, came up with slightly different numbers, but it seemed happier with the result. I think my point was more that since installing the experimental update yesterday, my fuel planner is behaving differently. When I add the block fuel, I'm showing nothing in the centre tank. The biggest change is that I am getting no value for either TOW %MAC or ZFW %MAC. (see picture below). Yesterday I was getting both of these as well a trim setting. When programing the MCDU, on the INIT page it does ask for the ZFW, ZFW %MAC, and the block fuel. Has that changed in the update? There are also different fuel values (wing tanks) between the Advanced Mode and Simple Mode.
  4. Good morning, I ran the update (Aerosoft Updater using experimental updates) yesterday for the A318-321 professional series yesterday. Opened the fuel planner for the A319 this morning. Plan was to try another Hawaii flight - this time from KPDX to PHOG. I tried the same flight yesterday, but had to stop stop it due to time constraints. Anyway, I notice a big change in the fuel calculation for my flight. Yesterday (before the update) I was able to do the flight with 15,751 kg of fuel, now the planner is showing me that for a distance of 2227 nm, I require 20,567 kg of fuel which is well above the 19,151 kg of fuel capacity of the A319. This is with no passengers or cargo loaded. The TOW %MAC, ZFW %MAC, and Trim all stay at 0.0 no matter what I put the cargo and passenger sliders at. If I look at the 'basic mode', I see a block fuel to enter of 20,567kg, but in the advanced mode, I only need 19,161km, which is still more than I can carry. Any thoughts? Thanks, colin
  5. Hey Dave, I think I assumed that the lower the value, the more economical it was. As I was setting up the MCDU, I originally set the CI at 36. Anyway, I’ve changed it back to 35 and we’ll see how it goes. Any idea why I was getting the vapour trail from the engines at sea level? It’s almost like the sim thought I was taking off at a much, much higher altitude than I was. As always, thanks for the help. Colin
  6. Hey Dave, Great to hear from you. Used the fuel planner. All the values were green - but just: 48 passengers, 1214 kg of cargo, 19,133 kg of fuel. ZFW: 52,102 kg TOW: 70,691 kg Taxi Weight: 71,235 kg Landing Weight: 57, 279 kg Finally made it up to FL360. I’m maxed out at .726 (Moved CI to 5, but still way off of that mark). EPR is 1.627. My guess is that KPDX to PHKO is just on the outside of the A321’s envelope. 48 passengers would not be economical for any airline. Cheers, Colin
  7. Good afternoon, I took off a little over 30 minutes ago from KPDX on my way to Kona. Loaded very few passengers and lots of fuel. Was able to take off with no issues, but I am struggling to get above 26,000 feet. Cruise altitude is set for FL360, but I’m having my doubts it’ll make it that high. I’m performing small step climbs, but I lose about 20 knots of speed as soon as I go above a climb of 200 feet per minute. I haven’t noticed this with the A320, so I’m not sure what the cause of it is. I did notice contrails immediately after take off, which is odd. Looking at the EPR gage, it’s showing 1.547 with an N1 of 78.7%. GW is 67,000 kg with 14860 kg of fuel on board. Active sky is turned off, so headwinds aren’t an issue. When I level off in between steps, the EPR gave does not drop. Any ideas why I can’t climb? If it is a weight issue, I figured I’d be able to climb better as I burned for fuel, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Thank you, Colin
  8. Good evening, Not sure if this was mentioned. Also not sure if it is aside affect of the joystick I’m using for rudder control. When viewed from the outside, the nose wheel animation seems over exaggerated. The wheel turns almost perpendicular to the fuselage. The steering motion is actually fine (from my limited knowledge anyway), it’s just range of motion and how quickly the nose wheel pivots that seem a little off. Im using a joystick with a z axis for rudder / tiller. Other than that though, I’m loving the CRJ. Cheers, Colin
  9. I was having the same issue. By using a program like Chaseplane, I have made custom views so I don’t have to click on gages like the PFD or MFD. Not the ideal fix, but it works. After about 30 minutes of flight, I won’t touch anything that requires a new window to pop up. In full disclosure, I haven’t flown the CRJ since the update. Just too busy this week. So I do t know if the update addressed the issue or not. One thing I know I was doing was selecting the CRJ from the scenario screen instead of loading a flight with a default aircraft and then selecting the CRJ. Reading the forum posts, I know now that’s not what I’m supposed to do. Next flight I do with the CRJ, I’ll load it correctly to see if that fixes the issue. Cheers, colin
  10. Thanks, Mathijs. That’s perfect. Cheers, colin
  11. Good morning. In in the new paintkit that you can download from the Aerosoft Instant Download page, the CRJ 700, 900, and 1000 are included. However, there isn’t one for the 550. The READ ME states that a full body paint kit will be available in the new year. Will the 550 be included in the update? Thank you, Colin
  12. Hey Nuno, There are two switches to the left of the throttle. They arm the reverse levers. I can’t tell from your screen shot if you have them turned on or not. Not it sure if that helps. Cheers, colin
  13. Good morning, Marco. Something similar happened to me earlier in the week. It has also happened to a couple other members when using the EFB and changing approach plates. The CRJ team is aware of the issue and I believe, from a post yesterday, that they have isolated the issue. A fix is being worked on. In the meantime, what I have done with Chaseplane is create a preset that zooms into the PFD. This helps to keep everything stable. Cheers, colin
  14. Good morning, Loving the updates. For the most part I’m very happy with everything. As has been mentioned here, I’ve had 5 CTD’s yesterday and today. All seem to happen when I am clicking on a display in the 3D panel and once when trying to change the map on the EFB as I was landing. The crashes have happened when: Pressing Shift+9 to pull up the FMS clicking on the captain’s PFD clicking on the captain’s MFD clicking on an approach plate in the EFB This seems to only happen when I’m in the air. It did happen this morning when I was lining up on the runway. Everything else is working as it should. I’ve worked around it by zooming into gages so I don’t have to click on them. Thanks again for putting this all together. Loving the new EFB. Cheers, colin
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