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  1. just for information this N1/N2 position has been treated in the thread below : Answer given by Michael: "This seems to have differed by variant and airline. I think most 50s had the gauges configured as you say. However, my United manual has them with N1 on the main panel. And the 62 series aircraft I was able to get into had N1 on the main panel. In FSX/P3D thrust is linked directly to N1, or corrected N1 to be more exact. So a lot of time was put into getting the N1/EPR relationship exactly simulated. N2 simulation is OK, but not as simulated precisely like N1. And if I simulate EPR sensor icing at some point, you are going to want to see N1 to set power. So given the choice, it made more sense to me to put N1 on the main panel. "
  2. Thanks for the detailed explanations. I have it working now ! You have to create a high-airways IFR flight plan to have it being entered in the INS. The AP follows well the waypoints of the INS but I saw some light 'aileron-fluttering' while doing this. This fluttering does not appear when using HDG. Also when engaging the vertical speed on the AP , I saw some severe pitching oscillations before it stabilised on the correct value. I saw also pitching oscillations on ILS approach. Plane seems to react very sensitively to speed modifications in this phase. But probably with some more experience I will master this ! Fortunately manual flying is very easy , a joy ! All in all, pleasing plane ! 😊
  3. I would also be grateful for a POPUP of the AUTOPILOT. 😊 On those older planes where the AP is situated on the pedestal you have to "look down" to operate it. That can be dangerous. So a popup for the AP would be very welcome. I would even say it's almost a necessity.
  4. Hello, I bought this Dc-8 , installed it and have made a first (successful) flight. Seems good plane with many systems and manual flying is quite easy. As I am more an occasional simmer and not so an INS-fan I tried to use the default flight plan (gps) . But I found no way to make it work. The usage of Gps seems to be desactivated. So I had to use HDG finally for lateral navigation with autopilot. So My question is : 1)Is there a way to make the plane follow the default flightplan (without using Ins at all) or if not, maybe 2)Is it possible to create a default flightplan and introduce it automatically into the INS (there are other add-ons who offer this possiblity) It's just a question so Please do not shout at me for not wanting to use the INS 😊 Thanks in advance. Guy
  5. Have a look at this thread. contains list of improvements:
  6. Very easy: Choose "Live flight tracking" , then "Browse by aircraft type" and choose type.
  7. With FLIGHTAWARE, option Flight following by type of aircraft you can have ALL the routes : for example for CRJ700: https://fr.flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/CRJ7
  8. To complete the extract of the Collins Crj Fms pilots guide concerning navigation and Vnav data on the MFD i gave above : Here are two videos showing navigation and Vnav data on the MFD ( a picture is worth a thousand words) -first is a Crj-900 at cruise. The captain has Window=ON (normal navigation progress) while i think the copilot has Windows=Vnav but the Vnav data are not there yet as they are still too far away from TOD (more than 50 nm). -second is a Crj-1000 (same as 900) during descent with Window=VNAV (descent with advisory Vnav) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gg74Hu5A-4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vXDGgNBr_0
  9. Thanks ! I found now a description of the navigation and Vnav data of the MFD in the Collins Fms pilots guide . It is a theoretical text explanation without images. (pictures would be better) To get those navigation data there are two conditions: 1) the MFD must be set to Fms MAP display mode 2) on the Cdu (Fms) page "MFDMenu" one must choose Window = ON to get only the normal navigation data (waypoints) Window = VNAV to get the advisory VNAV data (in green) with necessary vertical speed etc I join the 3 concerning pages of the Fms guide:
  10. I have looked up in the FCOM and FOM of the CRJ, but I have found no precise description of this Green Vnav information. In the Collins FMS manual they just say under 'Map display menu': "WINDOW OFF/ON/VNAV/COMP — Shows at the top of the MFD, when ON or VNAV is enabled, a 4-line text display of NAVIGATION progress data when the MFD is set to the FMS MAP or PLAN MAP display modes" but there is no other detail. So do you know where one can find a precise description of these Vnav lines ? I think Hans will be interested also by this ! Best regards.
  11. Thanks for the answer the picture is effectively of a CRJ 1000 (don't know the Version of Fms) Don't know, but what you say is for me very astonishing for the following reasons: 1) the green Vnav data on the MFD are important BASIC information (which I think have always been there, but stand to be corrected) Afaik Fms V4.2 has "only" made some "technical" changes ( like possible LPV approaches, RF legs, RNP 4 etc) 2) the other picture shown by the RW Crj pilot "Propane" above shows also the green Vnav data and he is pretty sure they do not have 4.2 3) the "good old" Feelthere CRJ (the original FT version) had already this Vnav data on the Mfd and this simulation is more than 10 years old ! (see my picture above) As i said : astonishing ! Best regards
  12. We understand that. But on the other hand i have counted 3 main and about 12 secondary points by the Op. So he should have done 15 threads ! A bit much I think. (btw when RW pilots compare real plane with simulation that gives generally very long lists ) One of his 3 main points was the advisory Vnav. For advisory Vnav there is the "snowflake", as they call it on the PFD and the blue ball on the VSI. But the target FPM are also indicated on the MFD. (see picture above) Afaik it is this value on the MFD that most RW pilots use to regulate their descent.
  13. The point of the OP was that the FPM calculated by the advisory VNAV is indicated on the MFD. Thats what i wanted to show or prove by the pictures .
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