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  1. 2 reasons why I prefer the 550 over the 700: 1. less passengers equals more room per passenger. As a pilot, I like the idea that my virtual passengers travel as comfortably as possible 2. I just love the red 550 livery. I‘m not emotionally attached to any airline. And when I look at my red 550 in external view, I imagine I‘m looking at my own private jet …to each their own 🙂
  2. I‘ll check on my next night flight (but I admit I do prefer daylight flying…)
  3. I also experienced this frame reate drop while programming the FMC. It did not go away, so I rebooted my PC, restarted the sim and on the second attempt all went fine (same flight as before, so I have no clear idea what exactly triggered the frame rate loss…)
  4. Hi Matthew, A question for you: when I import a flight plan from SimBrief, it comes with departure and arrival runways. The arrival part is separated from the rest of the route by a discontinuity. I usually close that discontinuity during cruise in oder to see my complete route in the Nav Display. Sometimes (too often!) ATC gives me another runway for landing. I then look up that runway on the DEP/ARR, pick a transition and hit EXE. I usually end up with all kinds of confusing weite lines drawn on my Nav Display. How is this done correctly? Mus I first man
  5. Sorry to hear that! Do you use Navigraph? Maybe updating the sim and CRJ to the latest cycle helps…?
  6. I fully understand that, Tom. What is Aerosoft‘s position on this issue? Will you eventually release all your titles on Marketplace, or only a selection?
  7. For simplicity‘s sake, I buy all my add-ons from MS Marketplace. I noticed that many airports are available directly from the publishers, but not on the Marketplace. Is it just a matter of time, of a matter of principle (i.e. some add-ons are never meant to be sold via Marketplace?) In particular, I hope for Zagreb to become available…
  8. I installed via MSFS Marketplace. As a matter of fact, the only option I had was a complete re-install, with a 1,8GB download. Once in the plane I checked the throttle calibration. Nothing I needed to do. My old calibration was still there and it worked just fine. Flying: Like a charm! - GS capture works - no more zig-zagging en route - no more center of gravity / load issues - better ground handling I always liked the CRJ, even with the glitches. But now I‘m really impressed! What a superb plane! Well done, Hans!!!
  9. I also use a 2-axis throttle (Virpil). Since I pretty much got the hang of flying the present version of the CRJ, I will simply keep using it (without update) for the next couple of days and wait until that hotfix is out and tested. Thanks God there is no forced update for add-ons 🙂
  10. I now did several flights with aft cargo set to Zero, and in each and every of these flights I found myself in control of the plane. No more nose up attitude, and better performance of the AP on final (not perfect, but much, much better than in past weeks). I also payed close attention to the green ball. Never again did it move all the way to the right after setting aft cargo to Zero - it rather stayed pretty much in the center of the envelope (in particular, after pressing all buttons in the EFB twice :-)) I don‘t know if I‘m selling snake oil here, but the facts are
  11. I think it might be a problem with the center of gravity. On one pic posted by the OP the green ball on the EFB Performance page is all the way to the left (while it should be „in the envelope“, if I understand correctly). Possibly, this load imbalance messes things up. On my last flights I tested with different load configurations. What worked very well was to set aft cargo to Zero. This made the green ball move all the way to the right. I ended up with a perfectly controllable plane, and I even enjoyed a flawless ILS approach -flown by the AP in APP mode - all the way down to min
  12. perfect description of how way too many landings go for me in the CRJ! My suspicion is something with the plane's center of gravity is or gets messed up. Probably because of this, the CRJ gets sluggish at low speed, making landings very hard to fly manually. So hard it even overwhelms the AP. After many bad landings I tried this: before the flight, I set aft cargo weight to Zero on the EFB Performance page. Result: a beautiful, stable and precise approach in APP mode, all the way down to DH. So nice to watch!
  13. I want to share some interesting findings and hear your thoughts: For many weeks I saw the AP struggle on final approach (and failing) on each and every flight. I also noticed that the CRJ on final always developed a nose up attitude, which made a smooth (manual) approach and landing very difficult. Today, I decided to try something new: in the EFB I set the aft cargo to Zero. On the performance page, that made the green ball move all the way to the right in the enveope. On arrival to EDDB, as I reduced speed to 230 knots, I immediately noticed that the nos
  14. ok, thanks! I‘ll check before my next flight if EFB and the load page in MSFS are in sync (I assume that‘s what you meant with „UI“?). During a flight I never use ESC, so that can not be the culprit…
  15. Funny this thread came up now… For a good number of flights now, I noticed that - while following an approach pattern, at speeds around or below 230 knots - my CRJ550 tends to develop a nose up attitude of up to 10 deg. This makes the plane really hard to control. The only thing I can do is to add quite a bit of thrust, which in turn leads to excessive speed. Today, while struggling again with this nose up tendency during approach, I looked at the EFB/Performance and found that the green ball was all the way to the left. After landing it had moved more or less back to center.
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