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  1. I realize many simmers fly left seat/captain role however and important role is also as FO, specially for those who are in that role RW. I have used in other aircraft the other crew compliment addon that is popular but as it is not available for CRJ or is really designed to compliment a Captain role, I pose the following question to CRJ sim pilots as I gather Multi Crew Experience is advertised to be more flexible. Has anyone used MCE on the CRJ emulating RW flows and callouts where the First Officer is the Pilot Flying (the human flying) and MCE acting as the Captain non flying? I may pose this question in that forum as well but wanted to start here. P.S. From the beginning, the Aerosoft CRJ as been a constant companion as I have gone from 0 hours to many hours in RW CRJs... What great aircraft from Aerosoft (the F14 is another great one!). BTW, my setup is "totally off the shelf" Alienware with I7-7500 gpu @ 2.7ghz, single Nvida 1080 card, 42" 4K curved Samsung monitor, Seitek throttle quadrant, Insight Boing MCP2 MCP (big thanks to Linda team producing module for CRJ!!), saitek rudder peddle, saitek st290 stick. Using series like KDCA, KCLT and Orbx not an issue and P3D 4.2. I'm very pleased with results I must say and my point of reference is when I started with first "stick" flight simulation back in early 80's on an apple II
  2. Winged532, you are right on... Things happen fast on takeoff and on a pc simmulator without a good fcp (flight control panel), throttle quadrant, good scan the climb profile can quickly off track. In one rw airline speed mode is almost always selected right after wheels up, lateral guidence by 400 feet, autopilot on (or continue to hand fly following the flight director above 600 feet, rebug speed to 200kts by 1000ft unless the sid specifies otherwise.
  3. Winged532, I guess that makes two of us . For this aircraft speed profile/control and proper use of mcp/fma is an essential and fun part of flying aircraft. Not to say their are some refinement that could occur but this is one of my favorite aircraft now and certainly one of the best 50 bucks spent. Great flight from kclt to kdca using P3d 4.1, latest airport sceneries for both with full asn wx, sids, stars, approaches. Flawless in this case.
  4. Fellow CRJ pilots, Great news, the “Linda Team” took some of their personal time to release a beta crj module for linda (I use this to make my vrinsight mcp combo panel to work with my complex aircraft). It is already extreemly useful as a beta already for the crj. See the avsim linda forum.
  5. WWMU66, good question, and to add to good info Hoffie3000 has stated. Anti ice egime bleed for cowls and wings take considerable power out the engines. Obverve the drop in N1 when they come on and it is the same in RW... great modeling. Interesting is cowl is only needed in in the air when visible moisture present and if SAT (Saturated Air Temp) is above -39C and TAT (Total Air Temp) bellow 10C. Great job was done to model/display these temperatures in the CRJ and these numbers can be viewed in the 2nd row of information in the MFDs. Interesting are the wing anti are the same temperature range only if airspeed BELOW 230kts. Above 230 kts they are not needed (unless below). It looks like outside these parameters, it is not likely ice accumulates. The only exception to this is if the ice detector detects ice and displays in AMBER in a crew allert system. Then both come on until. What this means in practical terms is at the altitudes your are having power issues for further climb the SAT in most cases is below -39C (no Cowls) and if not, you are likely above 230kts (so no wings). So correct procedure used in RW is to keep turning on and off the cowl and wing as needed when going through visible moisture (like cloud layers) if needed according to above parameters and not leave them on the entire time. What gets left on the entire time is probe heat and window heat (if OAT is less than 30C). Great flying... Best regards.
  6. GEK, it is great your are diving into this and when encountering issues you are investingating. Good catch on your 2nd post that the Hydraulic 3A pump which is an electrically driven hydraulic pump (in which auto is not relevant) unlike 1A and 2A that are engine driven (and don’t have a switch on the hydraulic panel but can be shut off various other ways (fire switch lights, and hydraulic SOV on the left section of overhead panel). Aerosoft has done an amzing job to model the hydraulic system and and others. Perfection is always something to strive for and it is worth it but for users of this aircrtaft, as a saying goes, “don’t [necessarily] miss the forest for the trees”. Not being sarcastic at all I’m very appreciative of those who like to investigate a simmulation and and dig out issues so they can be prioritized and corrected. It has yielded good fixes for the updated verson although I was using the first verson extensively. To start, simmulation is by deffinition, a very mental thing as many aspects of simmulating have to be filled in with creative immagination. Part of the enjoyment can be trouble shooting programs. For those who want to do other aspects of simmulation I have the following suggestion: A suggestion to some for what it is worth. Treat minor “imperfections - real or lack of knowedge” that could exist as sort of an “MEL” item. Make a note of it and when having to deal with that imperfection, handle it as sort of an MEL instruction would have you do it (for example a switch behavior... in my case the DC switch being on on load up or the ice light not going off ... Yes, not a real MEL but it allows for enjoyment of an exceptional aircraft. Like an MEL, we hope it eventually gets fixed withing [for simmulation taking into consideration limmiations that exist (time, hardware, money). Of coarse if the simmulator crashes or the issue with the aircraft causes loss of control that is a no go but I can report that that has been very far from the case with the CRJ [with my very standard install with FTX, ASI ] while simmulating well great depth. Back to relating to RW on the above, if the airline industry got too hung up every time the coffee maker aboard was out, things would grind to a halt.. You would think they would have coffee making tecknology down sollid by now . In Canada they make a great aircraft but as was commonly parethesized in RW training was the logic “they” use is a little different in some things so you may find some of the strange behavior in some switches/system as the way it is. Keep learning. One of them to point out is the switches for example: the engine start. I was amazed to find out that in real life, like the simmulator, you have to “push and hold a bit” a switch to activate and a quick click does not do the job. Just an example. Good simmming!
  7. My credit card is ready. Willing to pay for an upgrade.
  8. My reference to the mcp and throttle quadrant is external hardware to match because what is modeled in the software is excellent.
  9. This aircraft joins the club of must have aircraft for those that like to simmulate RW opps that use the crj. Timing has been perfect for me. While i'm sure some polishing is going on in some already noted areas it has been one of the best releases, at least for me and my computer setup. Keep up the good work and that the developers are amply rewarded to bring such a product that in my opinion exceeds the full motion simmulator in many aspects at a price point that is amazing for the hours that must have gone in to develop. I use a 4K curved 40" tv that makes the cockpit immersive. What I miss is just a better mode control panel and throttle quadrant (And a good FO to run some great go arrounds etc.
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