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  1. Hello Nicolas! Thanks for sharing the story! It's heart-warming to see how aviation connects people, as some people pn your picture are my collegues! I fly the CR9 for exactly this company! Thanks again and wish you all the best Nicolas!
  2. On the CRJ is a toggle switch (between the thrust levers and the flap lever) which you can use to additionally indicate the altitude in meters on your PFD.
  3. Will share my IRL CRJ experience on Twitch on Tuesday, about 15:00Z. Join if you like! https://www.twitch.tv/modswanted
  4. Hi! One of the IRL CRJ pilots here. Yes, MSFS aerodynamics seems a bit strange sometimes. I haven't watched the video yet but I can assure you, that in air the CRJ is very sensitive. Especially on approach you need small inputs all the time and trimming, trimming, trimming! I think I had to turn the yoke to the limit just once in 5 years on approach, just because of a vortex of a tripple7. But yeah, on ground it should behave like a "normal driving thing". Seems to be an MSFS issue, hope it will be patched some time.
  5. 😄 I know what you mean. But as all CRJ pilots know, this plane needs a lot of attention and is barely forgiving. No Autothrust/throttle, no real VNAV, no FLCH mode and so on... at least we are paid for working and not sleeping there 😄 no, I'm joking. Every aircraft has it's own quirks and the CRJ has a couple. Better use pitch than get airsick 😁 Discussion can begin!
  6. Also a very useful and better than VS mode (not for descent) but for climb, is the pitch mode. Pressing VS once activates the VS mode, pressing it one more time, activates the pitch mode. Thereafter you use the VS-wheel for setting the pitch. 1 Click is 0.5°... so be gentle with that "scroll wheel" 😄 I show some examples further down for the CRJ900, but keep in mind that these pitch values will vary with your take-off weight. I will use a typical take-off weight of around 34t +/- 1t . If you have no speed constraints on your departure route the following values are quite handy to have a nice steady climb, instead of oscilating into the skies 😄 After take-off when you move the thrust levers from the TOGA detend to the CLB detend set the pitch to 7.5° and the airplane will slowly accelerate with a good rate of climb and will keep a speed of around 250KIAS. So very handy when you are below FL100. Passing FL100 reduce slowly the pitch to about 2° - 2.5° to reach a speed of ~290KIAS. It is advisable to keep your speed during climb not less than 290kias if you want to ceuise at higher levels, like FL390/400/410. Otherwise your climb rate will decrease to about 300-500 ft/min between ~FL330 and FL370. I personally call it the "thrust black hole" 😄 Pay attention to the Mach-Nr. during your climb. It should slowly increase... if it's almost steady, reduce pitch by 0.5°. When reaching M.79, for further climb, adjust pitch to keep not less than M.79 and say hello to FL410 🙂 I know, might appear as a lot if numbers but if you try them a couple of times you'll get used to it quite quickly. Of course no idea how accurate the flight model the AS CRJ is, the values above are reallife numbers. Best regards and enjoy the CRJ!
  7. Ok, that is interesting. I don't know exactly what "based on" means, but I fly the CRJ for this company and when I look at our checklist, I only see these. POWER UP COCKPIT BEFORE START-PUSH AFTER START TAXI AFTER TAKE-OFF APPROACH FINAL PARKING LEAVING And if I cosider your "TERMINATING" checklist as our "LEAVING" checklist, the content is still a bit different. That's why I asked, if it is possible to change them. Do I think right, if I say that your checklists are meant to be more like a "read and do items procedure/check list"? I mean that's ok, I think it is useful for new players, who don't want to read a couple of pages in a manual and get to the finish line anyway. So I think, I will then use just a printed copy our checklist 🙂 Thanks for that Info Mathijs!
  8. Exactly what I said! Thank you for your honesty Mathiys!
  9. Thank you ver much for showing the functionality of the EFB! A lot of great features and a lot of work to programm them. I love the OPTIONS window and especially the possibility for hardware input configuration, great! I also wanted to ask some questions regarding the EFB. - Is it possible to change the content of the checklists in the EFB? I don't know if they maybe are saved as txt or csv files somewhere in a folder, or are they "hard-programmed" into the EFB? - PERFORMANCE tab: I like the feature of setting runway conditions and flaps setting. Is or will there be an option for calculating the flap setting by the performance tool depending on TODA? As you know, on long runways you have almost everytime a "Flaps 8" take off, but on shorter runways it quite often depends on runway condition and take of weight, what flap setting (8 or 20) will be best for take-off performance. Is there something like that hidden somwhere in the menue? - And another performance question. Does the EFB differentiate between the aircraft types? Since all aircraft types have different weights and engine performance. - The background picture in the AIRCRAFT and MAINTENANCE tab is a CRJ900 (4 overwing emergency doors / 2 fwd cargo compartments) but we are sitting in a CRJ700. Maybe the guys forgot to change it, or is it be just one for all types? - You showed how to change the barometer setting between hPa and inHg in the EFB. Is it considered like a preset (as most of us will set it once and for all and not switch back and forth 😄 ) and the button in the cockpit is inop? Or can you change it either ways? - Animation bug?: I think there is bug in the animation of the guardrail folding. Normally these two upper arms move down after removing the quick release pins. But in the animation they go up into the cabin. It's a bit hard to explain what I mean, so I've created a picture and highlighted these arm in green color. Maybe it helps. SORRY FOR ASKING that much! 😄 But I'm totally hyped and can't wait for it! Maybe it helps to straighten some bugs out before the realease! 🙂 Thanks again for your effort and have great sunday evening!
  10. Thanks a lot for the video! A very good example of how different SOPs can be. I hope that people will think now about he possibility that there might be different procedures, before they write a complaint. In the end it is your decision to which SOPs you prefer to operate the airplane in MSFS, either Bombardier's or the airline of your choice or the Aerosoft's SOPs. Good video! 👍
  11. I think I expressed myself wrongly, sorry for my English. The point is, that the duty of a tester / supporter is not to criticise the product OPENLY where everybody can read it. All the criticism (which mostly results in improvement of the product) stays behind closed doors and goes directly to the development team, where the lead developer / project manager decides what needs to be done and what's nice to have. So even if you ask any of the testers here for their personal opinion, you can't always expect an honest answer (no offense to the testers and supporters). That's how product development works. So at the end it doesn't really matter who you ask, they all might say "yeah, it's spot on!" but it doesn't mean it will be the same to you... that's why I said, we all will see, when the product is released. Compared the sounds in the cockpit of the real thing, to the AS CRJ, I can say from my experience, that it does not represent the reality. Which is not bad at all! As Mathijs already told us in his F-16 story, it sometimes even adverse the situation when you bring the realism to the people. It is always a balance between playability and realism. It is absolutely necessary to concentrate on things which make the majority of customers happy, when yo want to finish a product. If you try to make a product which 100% the real thing, you might never get it done.
  12. And how do you know that HE will put a 👍 on the sound set? Do you know what decisions are taken in the development team? Maybe some of the testers aren't that happy with the sound, for others they might be ok... who knows? We all will know, when the product is released and then can decide for ourselfes.
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