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  1. Hi, I had been into the same subject also and had made lots of tests together with a Gentleman from AS team. That is the reason why it might be useful to say some words about it. What I would like to mention first is that monitoring the landing rate comes mainly due to the targets set by the VA (Virtual airlines). The easiest way to monitor the performance and accumulate points for the ranking system is monitoring the landing rates. This is the place to say that I am not very happy of accepting such parameter as the only criteria for the pilot's performance, but it is the easiest, as I said before. Moreover the SmartCars, which most of the VA are using is giving it in their logs. Here are some examples: landing rates of -136 to -164 are considered as perfect landing and rates of -110 to -135 are qualified as good landing as per the rules of one particular VA. Everything above -500 leads to not accepting the flight!? Hope all of you agree that we are referring to units measured in fpm. Being honest, we have to admit that the professional series of the Airbus is landing relatively hard if left on fully autopilot control. The rates recorded in many European airports are about -350 and above. All this depends on many factors like weather conditions, load of the AC, speed, etc, etc. Many of them were mentioned in the previous posts and there is no need to repeat them. There is one more important thing, which has to be mentioned also - not all airports are allowing full automatic landing, no matter that data for such can be found on the charts. What we had done was collecting and mainly measuring the vertical speed of the aircraft during landing. An A320, CFM aircraft with the original livery G-EZTB was used. There is a way to monitor the parameters on the screen using Peter Dowson's FSUIPC 5. All this was to validate how the AC performs in landing and what can be corrected in order to achieve desired performance. Let's open a bracket here and say that desired does not mean perfect! What I would like to say after all the test performed are following: - Landing rates depend too much of flying technique of the pilot (I am sure it is same in RL); - It is advisable to increase the Vapp parameter on the performance page of the MCDU with 3 - 6 knots. This gives a bit more energy to the AC and prevents from "unpleasant" surprises, which may come from the weather and wind especially. There is lot of theory and practice how and what are Vapp and Vls, but we better leave it aside; - I personally found that it is useful to switch off the auto-thrust when the AC is at about 100 ft, BUT again it depends on many things; - The AC very well flares, but it should be prepared for it properly; That is for now and wishing you all happy landings!
  2. Hi, I would suggest to remove all type of traffic settings (move all sliders to 0) first and check what fps you will get. It is not a secret that P3D is very sensitive to settings / hardware and getting a proper combination is a relatively time consuming (reading) works. You may wish to use this one as a guide: I am using a similar configuration with lots of other addons and my worst fps is around 30. The thing is that every machine is different and there is no universal painkiller for sorting fps issues. You have to be patient and work hard on try-error principal till getting a satisfactory result. However, everything depends on what your expectations and willingness for compromises are... Happy landings!
  3. Hi Dave, The folder was empty. Same is the situation with a very big amount of sub-folders under Appdata/roaming/Lockheed Martin/Prepar 3D/SimObjects.
  4. Hi Dave, Please allow me to interfere a bit and share some thoughts about these folders (Bold and underlined above). I came to a bit curious situation when updating to the last stable version of the bus. Surprisingly I found buses folders in Appdata/roaming/Lockheed Martin/Prepar 3D/SimObjects too. It was actually Aerosoft A320-A321 Professional because this was the plane, which I am using. One more thing, my P3D is installed on a separate location, outside the Program Files folder. I had deleted the folder and am not facing any problem since, however your comment might be valuable. Thank you!
  5. Hi, May I ask based on what criteria PFPX is selecting the RWY for departure and approach? The reason for asking this is because last time when I was flying a RWY with no charts information was assigned. I am referring to RWY 16 on LGKR, which is difficult to reach if no ATC is available. Thank you in advance! EGKKLGKR01.flp
  6. Did you try the simplest thing? Press and hold the BRT button. I had such issues at very first time having A320 pro started.
  7. Hi, Unfortunately the new update does not covering this situation. The passengers boarding still remain not blinking, no matter that the number increasing. Color remains red even when the boarding is completed. Kindly note the attached.
  8. Hi, I am having exactly the same issue shown on the very first video above. Not using GSX at all, but boarding remains always red (or whatever color it is) and not blinking. The number of passenger is increasing as per the load sheet. This has no affect on the flight after, no matter that the color does not change to green. Would appreciate, if it is checked and corrected when possible.
  9. Hi, I joined a discussion recently about the above subject, but being loyal to the forum rules, I strongly feel that here is the correct place for continuing it further. Whoever is interested may wish to check the following link: The entire point was regarding a very useful tool, which was not supported by NavDataPro due to unknown reasons. I had stated the reply to my support ticket received by the developers of TOPCAT when asked the reason why there was no way to update the airport and RW database for those who are using NavDataPro, which for me is an area of concern. In regards to the above my question to AS and the developers of NavDataPro is Why such useful tool is not supported with necessary database? This is not the place where I would like to comment why TOPCAT look likes abundant and not supported anymore, however it is a very good tool, which makes the SIM much more realistic when used, especially with its configuration profiles, FLEX temperature, etc. characteristics. Unfortunately and at least as per my researches till moment, there is no similar and complete tool, for generating performance profiles, which are part of every flight plan in RL operation. I would like immediately to mention that the very popular free planning website SimBrief is working with Navigraph also, but not with NavDataPro. Would appreciate any comments and opinions with thanks.
  10. Gentlemen, Sorry for intruding into your discussion, but let me ask one question, which for sure AS may wish to answer. How the NavDataPro users can update their RW database for TOPCAT? The straight forward answer from FlightSimSoft is "Aerosoft's Navdatapro doesn't support TOPCAT as their AIRAC provider doesn't make the necessary data available". I do not like to enter endless commercial discussions here, but this subject might be taken into consideration for the users of NavDataPro and TOPCAT. Thank you and sorry for interruption once again!
  11. Hi, May I suggest you something? Please try to follow these steps, considering that you are doing this on your own because AS does not support using Peter Dowson's tool: 1. Wipe out all button and axes assignments from P3D valid for your joystick. 2. Install FSUIPC5 paid version. (Please make sure that you are not using the hacked version, which is distributed on some places!). 3. Assign your axes and calibrate your joystick making sure that a zero setting is really zero, but not something else. Ask or Google, if you don't know how. 4. Assign a button for your reverse trust. You can check my settings in the attached pic. NOTE: Make sure the tick mark "Control to repeat..." and "Control sent..." options are assigned as shown. You have to put your thrust lever in idle and press the button. It will keep the reverse as long as the button is pressed and hold. Hope the above helps.
  12. Hi, I am fully supporting the idea for signing posts with real names in any forum. Using a real name means honor, responsibility and courage to express your thoughts and plead for them.
  13. Can you please clarify to which version of PFPX are you referring to? I doubt that you can have such as page #2 with the current V2.
  14. Hi Stephen, The answer is yes. It launches from both shortcuts, which I feel is creating me all the problems.
  15. Hi, I was using PFPX for years purchased from AS. The old version was installed somewhere between the other AS files and could not be located by the normal Windows uninstall utility. Very surprising for me. When the new version came I had installed it using the built in installer, which located the software in Program files (x86). Definitely the old version was not removed from the system and now I have both of them active. The reason why I am writing all this is because I strongly feel that the new version (2.03) is mixed with the old one and the result is improper operation. I noticed all this when tried to apply some new fuel policy and the program was trying to read data from completely different folder. Next is the RAD restrictions, which obviously are not taken into consideration either due to wrong folder or due to some bug. My basic question to all here is mainly how can I remove the old version? Second is if someone knows the folder structure of v. 2.03 in order to put the plane profile files, policies, etc. in a proper place. Thank you!
  16. Hi, Sorry, but are you referring to Alles im Griff: Aerosoft Airbus A320? It is quite a good guide, if you know German of course... Otherwise what Dave said is the way for changing the STAR. What I would like to add also is that ProATC/X is not very stable with approaches still. It is giving very "strange" approach vectors sometimes, which may lead you to nowhere if you follow them blindly.
  17. Please apply the other NAVAIDS fixes also. I had deviations in the runways on some European airports about 3 - 4 degrees. Don't forget to run MakeRwys after that. This helped me too much.
  18. Hi, Just a tip, if you don't mind. I was having similar and more severe issues some times, but all was settled after I started applying the fixes as per this: My opinion is that this has to do more with P3D default scenery than with the bus.
  19. I was performing some tests during the last weekend using G-EZTB - A320. Best results obtained were on manual landing or at least without auto thrust at final stage. For me obtained values between -200 and -250 fpm are satisfactory. Talking about all this, I would like to rise a question about the usability and importance of those landing rates. We are discussing them too much in several topics already, but they are actually values, which have no any relations with the RL operations and are only used by the VA for evaluation / ranking purposes. How correct is the usage of those rates is a different subject, which I mentioned several times that here is not the place for discussing. Before completing my post, I would like to mention that in RL I am mostly flying with A319 or A320 recently (as a passenger). It was observed that every pilot has his own style of landing. It seems to me that the most important is if the plane meets the targets of touch down within the threshold and stops safely. All other qualifications like soft landing, semi-soft landing, hard landing, etc. I strongly feel have no value since the landing is safe and the AC is with no damages on the landing gears. (Last is very exaggerated of course).
  20. Hi, The error message is "Cannot connect to cloud". Hope the above helps.
  21. "A good pilot is the one who is always learning" This is a very well known maxima from RL and does not apply to pilots only. However and because the author of this topic started it in a so called comparison way, may I ask a basic question? What is actually the difference between the 16 and pro version of the aircraft concerning landing performance and especially when the plane is in fully automatic mode? I was using A320 STEAM edition for more than 3 years and can say that there is roughly about 150 - 200 fpm difference between the landing rates. This comparison was made with same type of AC, same load, same airport, same RWY and same weather conditions. There was lots of writing in one of my previous posts about this, which I do not plan to repeat. At the same time and if this was made purposely for stimulating the users to increase their qualification would be appreciated. At the same time, I am not sure if we should make such comparisons at all due to the different program algorithm used in both versions, but at the same time the AC is the same by default. Again by default the performance is expected to be the same. It is easy to reach a situation similar to flight JT610 otherwise... Thank you!
  22. Recording the touchdown rate is easy. It can be done in several ways. Most important is what actions should be taken for keeping it within certain limits?
  23. Hi Guys, Good that the topic develops. I wish to ask a question: Does anyone try playing with the value of Vapp in Performance page of the MCDU? It affects the landing rates, but I am unable to find a reasonable range yet. There is a very valid statement made by RL pilots for increasing the calculated value with 3 - 5 knots in order to avoid activating emergency response (protections) of the automation in case of gusting winds during landing, sudden change of wind direction, etc. (Thanks to Mr. Hanse ). We may go to more deep discussions about this, but unfortunately I do not have enough theoretical knowledge in aerodynamics and would appreciate if someone comments.
  24. Hi Guys, I opened this topic mainly to start a discussion about the LIDO charts on Android, devices which many of us are using. Unfortunately the official answer is not the best, but honest at least. Appreciated Mr. Mathijs! It seems the web service is too much browser dependent (sharing of any thoughts would be appreciated) because I am unable to use it at all. I can log in, reach to an airport, but no chart can be opened. An error message concerning cloud connection is displayed and that is all. I am using Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE with Android 4.4.2 on it and would appreciate if someone can comment. Thank you!
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