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  1. You are correct that for this sim, the functionality of the Fms is not perfect when you make changes to your original plan like reloading or changing the star or “cleaning up” a rnav or precision approach. And yes it retains fixes behind you on the mfd that should disappear when sequencing and the autopilot gets confused as well if changes are made. The way I look at it is it keeps you focused on monitoring the flight mode anunciator and taking corrective action if the aircraft is not behaving as it should. It would be great for another upgrade (Im willing to invest) to the fms (and auto flight mode) to further polish them off. It is amazing for the price point how well this aircraft has been simulated even at its current state.
  2. In real crj you change the runway, make fixes to the star to make sure you are headed to the proper next fix, review downstream fixes to make sure they are correct as well as they could change if the airport turns around. Then confirm and execute. In the rw this may occur in the most inconvenient time such as a split in the star. With this stay on nav mode. Doing the switch to heading/ or asking for vectors to clean things up would be a backup method in case this process gets balled up.
  3. Remarkably simulated aircraft. See this video by Av8r. For me today will be DCA to PHL with BWI as alternate with icing conditions, low ceilings, high cross winds and v1 cuts, autopilot failure etc. (note, I simulate engine failure with a thrust to idle and i’m using the crj on p3d 4.5)
  4. Aerosoft and CRJ team, thanks for the continued support and further development of this great line. I have spent countless hours with product simulating great flight situations. While this may not apply to certain configurations, here is what I did (and what I forgot to do that gave initial problem) to install on Prepar3D 4.5.13 (in my case). Note: I rebooted computer in all steps although some might not be necessary. - Deactivated windows anti-virus - De-installed prior version via windows 10 app menu - ** RUN Prepar3D once to default aircraft without the CRJ. (I forgot to do this and the consequence was that Prepar3D would start to boot up, delay and just close down on it own... Removing the recently installed CRJ and doing this step solved the problem for me. - Install CRJ - Run Prepar3D and all is well. Have fun!
  5. I loaded up the video from an iphone on an ipad so not if that makes a difference for some of they are able to view. If desired I can send it to someone to reformat and upload as needed.
  6. Yes Thanks, I stand corrected. : ). Perhaps the better way to say it would be that pressing in either fuel boost pump will arm the boost system in which case more complex pressure control logic on each engine feed takes over as evidence of the table above.
  7. I agree that is one wish I have on a crj pro future version as the fuel pump check is done once a day. I would give priority to simulating these compared to more obscure failures. Note it is the fuel check valve which makes sure the boost pump from the opposite side fuel system is not feeding a fire on a failed engine side.
  8. Yes, The essential thing about starting to understand the fuel boost pumps is that pressed in “on” is not really/necessarily “on” but instead “armed”. Once armed it can turn on or remain off depending on the engines running, proper operations of the main ejector that feeds the engines normally and condition of the other fuel boost pump. The systems detects the fuel feed pressure and depending on some other factors will be on or remain off.
  9. Now almost 3 years of flying both the Aerosoft crj and the real one, I was worried about the risk of picking up any bad habits that could transfer over. This also in respect to final approach phase, landing, flare phase. I have been pleasantly surprised that has not been the case an I would argue just the opposite. I would agree that final flare on the P3d crj does not feel quite as “under control”as rw (yes, less nose up flare than the real thing), however the level D simm does not do that well either or p3d simm in general. I am amazed how energy management (flying the appropriate ref speeds) in both is one of the key ingredients for a great landing. As we fly with different pilots often it evident that exact technique with successful outcome varies greatly and there is no one right answer. My own technique adopted from an IOE instructor that has not failed me is: For the 900 - ref at 50 feet (very important) - begin a very very slight pitch up and slight power reduction. - at 30 feet begin to reduce thust further - at O to 10 feet have power out and pitch slowly further and be patient until the mains touch. I had my wife fly in the back with me once when she filmed the landing. The sunrise was at a perfect angle to cast a neat landing shadow. I will share If able.
  10. Excellent thread... here is another question that would be fun (and a fun question to see if modeled in this simulator that honestly does a great job with the synoptics page for the price point). What causes the Adg (air driven generator) to auto deploy and if deployed, what buses/equipment/systems does it power? I’m not at my computer to see how the crj handles this but I’m curious myself. NOTE, I (we) should not have expectation for the as crj simm to model things like this accurately with the likelihood of this coming into play in the real thing or even level d simm standardized training is almost 0. It is more of an oral question in rw (unless a really bad day).
  11. A must have and well done. See https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/541082-linda-available-aircraft-modules/
  12. Yes, this refinement on the FMS, for “cleaning up the approach and making it big” would be icing on the cake for this great plane. The same function is also used for setting up for visual approaches when not backed up by an instrument approach.
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