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    Managed Speed lost during flight

    I have also seen this on my machine during beta testing and it has been discussed within the team. Here is a fix to try, passing 10,000' copy your active flight plan to the secondary. Then when you loose the speed like that. Select heading activate secondary, clean up your flight plan so you are tracking to your most current fix and re-engage managed mode. This has worked for me until we get this sorted out. I copy the active to secondary anytime I make a change to my flight plan such as adding a star or runway etc. Just copy active then if the speeds go south activate secondary and it should fix it. Why I do not know!
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    Climb slow

    Any time i'm beta testing the flight is recorded. Well what I do is stream it privately so it's not much of a hit on my system and then I have a copy to go back and watch. Some times you will mess up and not notice it in the middle of a takeoff as you are single pilot in a two pilot airplane and it's not later until you watch the video that you see your mistake. There is a huge difference between really being in the airplane as a crew and sitting in front of your PC with a cup of coffee and bagel in your hand while you fly, surf the web, watch tv, fend of the cat and dog and answer your child's age old question... Why? :-)
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    Climb slow

    Yes this was the most current beta at the time. Maybe something else was messed up and just not noticed, I just wanted to see if something jumped right out at me. Which I didn't really see anything at the moment..
  4. bill3810

    Offset in Airbus

    Let us know if it happens again we will need to look into it.
  5. bill3810

    Offset in Airbus

    Which distance and direction. 3L or 3R , the Airbus is good but it's not a mind reader :-). Hope this helps.
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    Climb slow

    I had a little time today so I did a test run in the Airbus industries A321 CFM. Here are my findings. CFM Airbus Industries A321 TOW: 81.0 Tons Weather: Standard Day Airport: KJFK/22R/TOGA Thrust/Conf 1+F Climb Profile: 250/300/.78 (Open Climb) (Constant Heading 220) Cruise Alt: FL350 SRS: +3200 FPM Climb Acceleration Altitude: Pitch down to +500 FPM Climb Clean: +3200 FPM Climb below 10,000 / Climb N1: Appx 93.0 % 10000 - 20000: +3000 to + 1500 FPM @ 300 KIAS Open Climb 20,000 - 30,500: +1500 FPM to + 600 FPM @ 300 KIAS Open Climb Mach Transition:.78 30,500 - 35,000: +800 to +500 FPM M.78 Below are the values I recorded during the flight and are compared to the RW charts for the applicable engine and weight. ALT Time Fuel Distance RW Charts 321 270 16:30 1635 96 AS 321 270 16:10 1750 90 RW Charts 321 300 20:30 1850 121 AS 321 300 20:15 2050 122 RW Charts 321 350 27:30 2340 178 AS321 350 27:40 2520 179 Based on these numbers I don't see an issue however it's hard to say without seeing a video of what you did.
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    Climb slow

    Thanks for the formation. Also be advised we are doing some mods on the performance of the aircraft so it could be an issue. A video of takeoff to 10000 feet focusing on a closeup of Main Inst display PFD/ND/(EWD/SD) Would be great. Its not uncommong for the real aircraft, weight dependant, to pitch down from + 500 to +1500 fpm climb during acceleration phase. I’ve seen 0 fpm and even a slight -100 fpm desc when heavy and turning at flaps 0 selection. Usually after that it’s 2500 to 3500 fpm climbs up to 10000 depending on weight and atmospheric conditions. A short video would be great.
  8. bill3810

    Climb slow

    Where you still in SRS mode (FLX or TOGA) or were you in CLB thrust in the Acceleration Phase (pitch down to accelerate and clean up) or were you clean and now climbing in Open Climb or CLB mode? Details please.
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    Climb slow

    As Dave said it's very important to give us the details. If you tell me the climb is slow I have no reference. I know what a slow climb in the real airplane is, but a slow climb to you might be normal under the weight and atmospheric conditions RW. Just F.Y.I. Based on your load out here are real world numbers. Climb Profile: Max Climb Thrust (250/300/.78) That's 250 below 10000, 300 KIAS until the transition to Mach then .78 until reaching cruise altitude. Aircraft: A321 ISA: Standard TOW: 84T ALT: FL340 TIME FUEL DIST CFM: :28 2422 kg 183 NM IAE: :26 2260 kg 169 NM Time your's the next time: if you're within 5% of the RW numbers then you're fine, as the RW airplane isn't always exact with these numbers as well. Just keep in mind, no level offs, no delayed climbs it's a straight shot up to that altitude and check your numbers. Anything you do different from above will skew the numbers.
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    Read distance to any waypoint

    Another way to do it is keep the distance the same and adjust the v/s based on winds. (ALT to Lose /1000)* 3 = TOD Ground Speed/2 + 0 = VS So 30,000/1000 = 30 * 3 = 90 nm TOD GS say 460 Knots / 2 = 230 + 0 = 2300 FPM So lead it by 2 NM @ 92 NM out start down at 2300 FPM and do checks every 5000' on your way down to ensure you're still on profile. At 25000 ... 25 *3 = 75 NM out verify at 20000 ... 20 * 3 = 60 NM out .etc. if your high or low adjust. remember your TAS goes down as you go down wind depending so you will have to divide your new GS in half and add a 0 to get the new VS to stay on 3 deg path. very easy actually. EDIT: This doesn't account for deceleration at 10,000 or for approach and configuration only to keep you on a 3 deg slope. Also you have to take into account Field elevation. if you are 30K and field is at 5K you only have 25K to lose. Also plan to be down at 10000 say 5 nm early so you cna slow to 250, so you will add that distance to your TOD and each altitude / dist check. Complicated??? maybe initially but very easy after you get the hang of it.
  11. If you would please provide me with some more information, or take a video and upload to YouTube with a link. Information needed. When you descend how far are you from the TOD? What mode did you engage to descend and what mode was active when you engaged that mode? precisely what was the FMA readings before you began descent and what was the FMA reading when you initiated the descent. Were you always below the predicted path or did you catch it and what was the FMA when you did? all details important video perfect.
  12. This makes no sense to operate the aircraft in this way for such small changes in altitude. If I only had to go 300 feet it makes no sense to use open climb or climb for that matter. Select VS +500. This is how I do this RW. Same thing if descending manually on say a NP approach just use VS or FPA for small changes. Regards
  13. bill3810

    Managed Speed at Cruise

    This has been reported before and is being looked into. For the time being when you step away just select the speed until you return. As a temporary fix when i see this happen i have copied the secondary flight plan and then activated the secondary flight plan and the issue goes away and my speed returns.
  14. Very important when you post something about a crazy decent/climb or anything you feel is out of the ordinary is to give us modes and settings, situation, version installed etc..... For example if you were to say i was in selected speed 250 and open descent in clean configuration with AP1 engaged and the aircraft was descending at 6000 fpm, then I would say Houston we have a problem. However if you were to say my current speed was green dot at FL300 and I simultaneously selected open decent, adjusted the speed to 310 and threw the boards out, then I would say you got what you asked for. Not saying you were to blame, or there was nothing wrong on our end, but be very specific when stuff like this crops up, because we can then re-create these situations to verify. Also test it a couple of times to verify and be careful with your other settings too such as weather and other things, pay attention to them. If you were to descend on a -3.0 deg flight path at 400 TAS and you have a 200 tail wind you will have a vs of -3000 fpm, however if you point the aircraft into the wind with the same flight path angle you will have a vs of -1000 fpm. So details are important even if you don't think they are.
  15. What aircraft? IAE or CFM? What are your frame rates? Add Ons? Weather conditions etc... I just performed an auto land 250 fpm touchdown right on the center line.