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Message started by aussie on Sep 10th, 2008 at 7:32am

Title: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by aussie on Sep 10th, 2008 at 7:32am
Okay here is a quick and straight forward short flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Obviously I would be using B757-200 and take off from KLAX and land at KLAS(Mc Carren Int)

1. You could start by placing your aircraft at one of the gates at KLAX and load up the flight.
This is how the overhead panel looks when you first enter the plane with engines running.(if you want to start from cold dark cockpit you could just press ctrl+shift+F1 followed by shift+m. This would turn off engines and avionics. Auto start by ctrl+E to come back at same configuration. You could read detail startup elsewhere on the web.)

2. First we would do IRS alignment. Start by moving the knobs on top left to align position. followed by pressing other lit switches/knobs in any order or by the order mentioned in the captain sim manual.

3. After a while the top left lights would go black, move the knobs to NAV and press the two yaw damper switches below them. FOrgot to switch on Seat belts and stuff :P Now you're all set to configure your fmc

4. Access your CDU/FMC from the panel on bottom left corner by pressing CDU. There might be some data from previous flight, ignore it and hit LSK button (line select key) "TWICE" next to pos init(see circled mark in the screenshot below) and you would reach where CDU is asking for flight plan.

5. I'll make a short simple flight plan(create more complex ones for free at http://simroutes.com/. Download flightplan in FSX format and import it as described in the following steps). Goto fsx flightplanner and make a plan as shown in the diagram below. Hit Find Route

6. Change the Cruising altitude to 25000 and save the route to some name for eg. KLAXKLAS.

7. Once you do that fsx would ask you the following question. Since i started at KLAX i donot want to move so i hit no. and come out of it.

8. Back to CDU! hit lsk next to REQUEST SEND. It would show you existing flight plans but We want to pick a plan we just created so we access it via FLTSIM FPLS.

9. Select KLAXKLAS, the one we just created.

10. once done, you would be presented by following situation

11. Hit LSK next to Actiate and EXEC would light up. YOu could hit it to activate the route.

12. By hitting DEP/ARR button you could enter SID/STAR procedures for departure and arrival. You could skip this if you fly just for fun.

13. I've selected runway 24L and arrival at KLAS on ILS25L via STAR CLARR. note the <SEL> and <ACT> next to the selected STAR. I hit EXEC to activate changes.

14. You could hit the left lsk4 to SAVE the route in captain sim flightplan format.

15. On EFIS set the HSI knob to PLAN and Range to 20 to zoom in HSI

16. Having set the above you could not step into each leg of your flight plan and join the broken paths. Hit step on CDU to step to next leg and so on...

17. You might want to correct approach by removing a few legs for nice turn etc...Check elsewhere on the net how to fix broken routes, its easier than you think


Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial???
Post by aussie on Sep 10th, 2008 at 7:33am
18. Switch EFIS back to MAP view and hit INT REF on CDU. This would take you to the crazy weight page which we all passionately hate :), especially if you're coming from other commercial models. Go to fuel and payload from top menu in fsx. select "Display fuel quantity as weight". This would change all units to Pounds(lbs). Calculate the ZFW as shown in the figure below. You could change fuel and payload etc. As you could see i've way too much fuel but thats alright we'll be burning only digital fuel.


More realistic figures would be something like Cargo + PAX = 31500, Fuel = 50% in all tanks which gives around 37775lbs.

Gross Weight = (empty plane's weight + cargo+pax+fuel)
                  = 115000 + 31500 + 37775
                  = 184275lbs

ZFW = 184275 - 37775 = 146500lbs

so you would enter 146.5 in ZFW which would give you 184.3 in GR WT in CDU

You could also approximate CG here from the diagram. The black and white circle is located at 12th or 13th notch from top (depending on how you read it). So CG% would be (13/32)x100 = 40.625 = approximately 41%.






19. Enter 128.2(round it off) into ZFW and it would automatically calculate GR WT 199.4 which is approximately what we had in previous screenshot. Enter reserves to 20, crz alt to 250, cost index to 110(this is for how economical you want your flight to be. Higher the number more fuel would be burnt etc ..... This would be crucial for longer flights.)

20. Hit takeoff lsk on previous CDU step and enter following circled figures. CDU would automatically calculate V speeds for you

21. BUt you've to hit each lsk buttons next to v1, vR, v2 to finalize them(see the speeds are in BOLD below). I've entered CG approx to 34. It was around 40 i checked later. YOu could see this visually on FUEL and payload screenshot. Anyhow this has to do with trim settings so here i got 4 but i think 3 was enough for my flight.

22. Set the trim to 4 as we calculated in CDU.

23. We're almost done Do rest of the following as shown below. F/D on, A/T on, IAS/MACH to vR(140), ALT to next waypoint(I didn't bother here), Flaps to 15, EFIS HSI to MAP.

24. For auto take off hit TO/GA(below autopilot disengage switch) and EPR(below A/T Arm). Try to keep aircraft centered as the plane starts moving using rudder and joystick.

25. Here's tower view of the take off as I retract the landing gear.

26. Once above 200ft above ground Hit LNAV, VNAV, CMD switch followed by gradual flaps retraction(see manual). As we climb you could hit CLB button(next to TO/GA button, but make sure to hit CRZ button under CLB once you're on level flight)

27. Okay now we're approaching Vegas so its time to set ILS frequncies. Goto map from fsx menu and double click on KLAS airport to bring up airport information. You could get all required frequencies here ATIS, Approach etc.. Here ILS frequency for our rwy is 111.70 and CRS heading 255

28. So we enter these figures into radio panel where it says ILS

29. Near Finals we're ready to enter Approach reference speeds. I select flaps 25 and vREF to 133kts by hitting second LSK from right to copy and hitting right LSK 4 to paste.

30. Once we intercept the ILS needles hit LOC followed by APP before the horizontal pink diamond marks on ADI on right is above centerline. If you delay the autoland won't work!

31. Here I'm fully configured to land. See the circled areas and try to match with figures in CDU we calculated. LAND 3 is illuminated green and we've three green for wheels. Auto breaks and flaps are all set including the speed. At this point all Autopilot switches would come alive on their own

32. Time to disconnect autopilot, auto throttle and start flaring

33. Came down bit heavy as you remember I overloaded plane with lots of fuel :)

34. Taxi to the gates and enjoy rest of the neat features in Captain Sim's plane. stay good in Vegas!



Forgive my grammer!! :P and thanks for reading!!






Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial???
Post by fltsimguy on Sep 11th, 2008 at 3:49am
Excellent!!!  I might ask a few more questions on the FMC once I get into it a little..!!  Thank You!!! ;D

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by fltsimguy on Sep 11th, 2008 at 5:04pm
Aussie,

I ran ino into a few questions....when I create a FP via SimRoutes  a :-?nd import that FP into the FMC it does not show any SIDS or STARS ("none") and my waypoints are listed by lat and long coordinates, not by name..... :-?  hmmm?  Could you help?

thanks
fltsimguy

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by aussie on Sep 11th, 2008 at 10:48pm
You're correct I just checked this issue. Simroute is an old site without recent update. The problem is fsx accepts flight plans in xml file format but simroute, generates flat file format. One could write a small program to convert from one format into another but not sure if its that worth!

btw simroute can create flightplan with SID and STAR if you goto Generate Routes link but you've to manually enter other waypoints for the route itself or copy paste the route from (http://rfinder.asalink.net/free/ ) and select your choice for given SID and STAR options....works fine for other aircraft lvld 767etc


Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Neal on Sep 11th, 2008 at 11:09pm
I would suggest the following tweak to your tutorial. Select the Oshnn departure from KLAX, with the DAG trans then the CLARR arrival RW25R. You can get semi-accurate real world flight plans from www.flightaware.com

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by hochwang on Dec 19th, 2008 at 10:06am
Hi Aussie :)

For your upper tutorial what Version u used : 4.1 or 4.2
Would be interessted for me because if you using 4.2
it looks like you didn`t get the RAM Turbine Issue as i can see
on the shots off your Overhead panel and for shure the shots
from the Plane in outside view.

cheers
Mario ;)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Aviator327 on Dec 19th, 2008 at 12:47pm
Aussie, I programed the CDU and pressed the lsk next to V1, Vr V2 to finalize in FMC.




When I select the arr runway on the approach ref page the gross land weight is blank. Cannot manually enter the weight to obtain Vref speeds. I thought the FMS auto calculated the landing weight. I must be missing a step in order for the landing weight to appear. Any suggestions? Thanks.





Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Davidh53 on Jan 5th, 2009 at 6:32pm
Hi, thanks for the tutorial it solved the Centre of Gravity calculations for me!  I enter the gross weight into the FMC and the FMC calculates the ZFW! Its the other way round but works!

I use the Just Flight 757 CS DVD rom version. Just awaiting the much hinted at patch that will (please) address some issues like no VOR deviation indication in the HSI VOR and no weather radar (just a "TEST" message!)

Hope the patch will make this a superb sim rather than just a good one ;)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by pilot_tofly on Jan 9th, 2009 at 11:21am
Hey thanks for the tutorial!  I have just one question though.  When you found the CG you found it to be 13 notches back from the firewall (or whatever the 757 uses).  Then you took 13 and divided it by 32.  Is that because there are 32 notches total and you just divide what your CG is by 32?  What if it had been 17?  Would it still be 17/32 x 100?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by PJ on Jan 9th, 2009 at 9:37pm
Hi Guys,
New to this bought Capt Sim 757 on dvd and followed above I tried EGCC to LEMG on the runway press ga/to EPR the thrust is set but nothing happens I have set the flaps as well is there anything I might have done wrong  :-?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by RichardH on Jan 12th, 2009 at 4:22pm
Whenever I try to import the FS FPL, FSX always crashes. Anyway of stopping this?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by jse516 on Jan 13th, 2009 at 6:54pm

RichardH wrote on Jan 12th, 2009 at 4:22pm:
Whenever I try to import the FS FPL, FSX always crashes. Anyway of stopping this?


Same here.

However it works fine in Fs9.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by bhodges61 on Jan 24th, 2009 at 1:07am
The FMC errors may be fixed in the next service pack, if one comes, which they can not confirm or deny that it will and can not confirm or deny what it will fix nor can they confirm or deny when it might possibly come out, if ever.  

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Flathead on Feb 1st, 2009 at 6:37pm
Hey aussie
I really appreciate your time and effort in producing this FMC Tutorial.
BNF1701
Flathead (as in '42 WLA)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by browno on Feb 2nd, 2009 at 5:31pm

jse516 wrote on Jan 13th, 2009 at 6:54pm:

RichardH wrote on Jan 12th, 2009 at 4:22pm:
Whenever I try to import the FS FPL, FSX always crashes. Anyway of stopping this?


Same here.

However it works fine in Fs9.


I just had the same trouble then I found this post. What fixed it for me was to delete the many FLT plans I had in my documents\flight sim x files\ , and just save the one that I was using for that flight. All was well and it shown up in the FMC with just 1 flight plan to choose.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Bob Markey on Feb 2nd, 2009 at 9:39pm
I have dozens or more saved FPs, but my FP save file names are very short (6-7 characters) which involve a 3-letter designation for the hoplist I'm using and a 3-4 number designation for the flight number from that hoplist.

I.E. for UGT Hop 306, the plan is named "UGT306".  I find it tedious to try and find the correct hop in the FMS when using the default FS Planner names like "IFR Someplace to Someplace Else" because it's rare to find the second name due to character limitations in the CDU screen.

Maybe it's related to too many and/or too long of a name?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Kanda on Feb 24th, 2009 at 4:46am
I can't get past step 2

"2. First we would do IRS alignment. Start by moving the knobs on top left to align position. followed by pressing other lit switches/knobs in any order or by the order mentioned in the captain sim manual."

I don't have the 3 panels above the yaw damper switches. There is just a blank space where the align knobs panel should be. Any Idea how to fix that? I'm running FSX on XP with 757 pro pack v4.2

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Captain Sim 2 on Feb 24th, 2009 at 8:06am

Kanda wrote on Feb 24th, 2009 at 4:46am:
I can't get past step 2
I don't have the 3 panels above the yaw damper switches. There is just a blank space where the align knobs panel should be. Any Idea how to fix that? I'm running FSX on XP with 757 pro pack v4.2


The question has been previously answered by our Customer Support.
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Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Kanda on Feb 24th, 2009 at 3:25pm
Captain Sim 2 - as a follow up..you are right. FSX SP2 was not installed.  Everything is fixed. Thank you for the prompt assistance.  Now I'm off to figure out the FMS on this wonderful 757 aircraft.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by JC Knapp on Feb 28th, 2009 at 8:45pm

Neal wrote on Sep 11th, 2008 at 11:09pm:
I would suggest the following tweak to your tutorial. Select the Oshnn departure from KLAX, with the DAG trans then the CLARR arrival RW25R. You can get semi-accurate real world flight plans from www.flightaware.com

Semi-accurate would be a good choice of words. I was looking at flights from San Diego to Las Vegas and the majority of flights were listing 'KSAN PEBLE3 SXC LAX DAG KEPEC2 KLAS' as the flight plan. But when you look at the actual route taken, you can tell that they were following 'KSAN LNSAY2 FALCC SLI POM DAG KEPEC2 KLAS' which some flilghts did list as their plan. But the kicker was when I looked at the details of the second flight plan, the waypoints for the first flight plan were shown  :-/

But overall, that site does help me in understanding real world flight paths.

John

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by devsd on Mar 1st, 2009 at 7:36pm
I believe flightaware is accurate. They are showing you the filed flight plan and then also the actual flight path. The reason they might be different is ATC.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Kanda on Mar 3rd, 2009 at 11:14pm
This tutorial is very good. I'm getting through step 11 okay but at step 12 I can't get to the departure part. I think I'm not understanding how to get from arr to dep. Maybe I'm missing a button press where it talks about sid/star...I'm kind of confused about that section.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Bob Markey on Mar 5th, 2009 at 1:16am
If you're not close enough to the arrival airport, click the DEP/ARR button, then hit the Index left side key.  This will take you to the page you need to tell the FMC about your arrival at the destination airport (instead of returning to origin)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by pntbllr233 on Mar 27th, 2009 at 5:34am
So is there any web based route builder that allows you to save in the correct format for the 757? I don't mind typing in the routes manually, but it would be nice to avoid that with the very long routes.
Thanks

Mike

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by mamush on Apr 6th, 2009 at 2:13pm
Nothing to do with this,but where did you get the Delte plaine with winglets,i have the latest cs for fsx but i can't find a plaine with winglets :-/

Thx
Mamush

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Tim Capps on Jun 3rd, 2009 at 4:01am

pntbllr233 wrote on Mar 27th, 2009 at 5:34am:
So is there any web based route builder that allows you to save in the correct format for the 757? I don't mind typing in the routes manually, but it would be nice to avoid that with the very long routes.
Thanks

Mike


You know you can type your route directly into the MCU using airways, and all the waypoints will be automatically put in. Then you can save the route as a company route for 757 (although it won't be available as an FSX route). Saves a lot of typing because you don't have to put in each waypoint.

SKBO SID ABL UL423 ISEBA UG440 LIB UG436 AUR UA552 MTT UJ5 MEX STAR MMMX

"SKBO" is Bogota's airport, SID is whatever SID you want to use, if any, and "ABL" is the first waypoint after that. "UL423" is an airway that will have a number of waypoints, but you just type in the airway as the via, and "ISEBA" as where you're getting off of it. Same with the other stuff until you get to MEX, then whatever STAR, and Mexico City!

A lot easier than typing in twenty or more separate waypoints.

Even better is 100 free plans for FSX so you don't have to type at all.

I highly recommend World's 100 Busiest Airports package which is a free download from a newer company that is known for its MD-80 :-) Wolfgang Schroeder is the author I believe. (The example I used above comes from it.) It has plans ready for installation, and also a trip booklet with the route, other info and a map. It is ideal for the 757. Start in Sao Paulo and work your way around the world, trying out every livery that's available.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by jturie on Jun 7th, 2009 at 2:12am
Excellent tutorial...this has helped me immensely.

One question--how does the approach speed get in the MCP window?  Is this automatically set once APP mode is engaged?  Reason I am asking is that you seem to be on an awfully short final, but your speed was showing 234 knots.  I find myself going to SPD mode and setting the Vref in the window manually.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by FSXHD on Jun 8th, 2009 at 1:05am
I have a problem with the FMC and flight plans.  I will explain the process that I use and tell me if anything I do is wrong.  The problem is the departure (SID).  I take off and fly the SID fine, but in the FMC, it says ROUTE DISCOUNTINUTY, even though from the finishing point of the SID I have a waypoint that is Direct from the finishing point of the SID to the next waypoint.  So here is what I do: 1) I go to this site (http://rfinder.asalink.net/free/) and I use the route it provides to me.  2) I manually enter the route into the FMC. (first loading the whole route and then SID and STAR).  3) I fly the SID, but the FMC says route discontinuity though I programed a direct route from the ending point of the SID to the next waypoint (it is DIRECT).  ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!  Thanks!

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Tim Capps on Jun 13th, 2009 at 1:19am

mamush wrote on Apr 6th, 2009 at 2:13pm:
Nothing to do with this,but where did you get the Delte plaine with winglets,i have the latest cs for fsx but i can't find a plaine with winglets :-/

Thx
Mamush


Are you choosing the winglets option in ACE?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by aussie on Jun 19th, 2009 at 7:54pm
thank you all!

sorry wasn't online for long time.


as for this....


jturie wrote on Jun 7th, 2009 at 2:12am:
Excellent tutorial...this has helped me immensely.

One question--how does the approach speed get in the MCP window? Is this automatically set once APP mode is engaged? Reason I am asking is that you seem to be on an awfully short final, but your speed was showing 234 knots. I find myself going to SPD mode and setting the Vref in the window manually.



you've to manually slow down speed. Cannot transfer speed to MCP as far as I remember(unless you press VNAV then it would pick from FMC)
Yes my approach speed is bit high at that point but that point is where i'm trying to intercept localizer but right at runway threshold my speed is close to what i calculated . You basically show down as you come down the glideslope extending flaps. Cheers ;)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by aussie on Jun 19th, 2009 at 8:11pm
I think you're using FS9 version. perhaps a bug? are you still getting same issue. Has anyone else using FS9 version got same issue?




Aviator327 wrote on Dec 19th, 2008 at 12:47pm:
Aussie, I programed the CDU and pressed the lsk next to V1, Vr V2 to finalize in FMC.




When I select the arr runway on the approach ref page the gross land weight is blank. Cannot manually enter the weight to obtain Vref speeds. I thought the FMS auto calculated the landing weight. I must be missing a step in order for the landing weight to appear. Any suggestions? Thanks.






Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by aussie on Jun 19th, 2009 at 8:12pm
yes you got it right!

pilot_tofly wrote on Jan 9th, 2009 at 11:21am:
Hey thanks for the tutorial! I have just one question though. When you found the CG you found it to be 13 notches back from the firewall (or whatever the 757 uses). Then you took 13 and divided it by 32. Is that because there are 32 notches total and you just divide what your CG is by 32? What if it had been 17? Would it still be 17/32 x 100?


Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Todd on Jul 13th, 2009 at 6:29pm
Is there a way to add or delete waypoints to the flight plan in the fmc while enrt, other than making a new fp and loading it with the deleted or added way points?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Smoggyman on Jul 30th, 2009 at 4:01pm
hi, thanks for making this tutorial, it is great to have people like you who can help others, just one thing to ask, my autopilot worked fine but when my computer crashed i had to reinstall every thing including CS757, i did and installed the update from the justflight website and now my auto pilot goes nuts!!! it banks from side to side and stalls the aircraft by pitching up to much! :(

Can you help me, thanks

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by swivelhi on Aug 23rd, 2009 at 10:22am
Aussie, What am I doing wrong? I purchased 757 Captain and I can't get the autopilot to work. I've owned FS since the beginning in all the iterations. I have no problem with A/P in the 737 and 747 that com with FSX but this 757 has me questioning I have a bad disk. Example; IRS, I click Align in all 3 columns and wait till the light in each goes out, then I switch to NAV in all 3. Then the 3 Align start flashing, is that normal. When in flight while I'm straigt and level and at cruising speed I try to switch on Alt/Hold and Heading/Hold and they don't work, the plane usually goes into a bank and then dive? I also don't know when to flip the F/D switch(usually right away) but again, in the dark. I know this is probibly tedious for you but could you possibly help me or direct me towards something that will show me the proper procedure for using the autopilot for this "Just Flight 757 Captain program. Thank you for your time.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by ightenhill on Aug 24th, 2009 at 1:39pm
If I create my fps with vroute do i just download them as a .pln and put them in the capatain sim routes folder? I fnot where do I put them

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Tyrion on Aug 26th, 2009 at 11:55pm
@swivelhi,
To stop the IRS from blinking, enter the aircraft position in the CDU, using the pos init page. This should stop them from blinking. Also, make sure your yaw dampers are active (and working). I don't have the probs you describe, and I'm certainly not a specialist, but maybe that could help.

Lars

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by TaylorDaPilot on Aug 30th, 2009 at 8:29pm
in the aircraft config how do you get the wings on the delta 757?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by vector on Sep 16th, 2009 at 9:39pm

swivelhi wrote on Aug 23rd, 2009 at 10:22am:
Aussie, What am I doing wrong?

...

I click Align in all 3 columns and wait till the light in each goes out, then I switch to NAV in all 3. Then the 3 Align start flashing, is that normal. When in flight while I'm straigt and level and at cruising speed I try to switch on Alt/Hold and Heading/Hold and they don't work, the plane usually goes into a bank and then dive?


Your IRS isn't aligned. The flashing "ALIGN" lamps indicate a fault.

Try this:

1) APU = ON ; Engines = OFF
2) Set IRS from "OFF" to "ALIGN" (all 3 columns). Wait for it to set.
3) Go to CDU/FMC. Choose "POS INIT". Copy your last known LAT/LONG to the scratch pad by hitting the button on the TOP RIGHT and then paste that in where it says something like "SET IRS POS"
4) Now - switch IRS from "ALIGN" to "NAV"

You should no longer get the flashing ALIGN lights. Now it should be set!

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Manok on Nov 9th, 2009 at 9:43pm
When  do this tutorial, the plane just accelerates and never takes off, even though it's reached the speed at which it can take off, it just keeps accelerating off the runway. My question is, what'd I do wrong?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by maximus92 on Dec 18th, 2009 at 3:46am

Manok wrote on Nov 9th, 2009 at 9:43pm:
When do this tutorial, the plane just accelerates and never takes off, even though it's reached the speed at which it can take off, it just keeps accelerating off the runway. My question is, what'd I do wrong?


Did you pull back on the stick?

Anyhow, good tut except, according to a normal ops checklist I have, you don't engage LNAV until 400' AGL.  You also don't engage VNAV until 1000' AGL.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by FredZSJIZ on Dec 19th, 2009 at 8:19am
You have to set the correct CG value in the FMS (center of gravity). Then the plane will rotate and takeoff without pulling the yoke.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Ste-757 on Dec 25th, 2009 at 10:06am
Good Afternoon and Merry Christmas
I've a problem in the point 3 of this beautiful tutorial.
When I press "Yaw Damper", the left is on ON, while del right one, is on ON but the orange light of INOP is still Light.

What is my error? Thanks to all!

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by fastbigm on Dec 29th, 2009 at 8:50am
thank you but i get lost at the calculating zero fuel weight; i'm using this for the 767 because i can't find one for that model

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Clelo on Sep 12th, 2010 at 1:55pm
Thank you very much for your help.It let me know how to fly using CS-752.Have a nice day :)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Marijn on Sep 14th, 2010 at 7:03pm
Sorry to ask, but i follow all the steps in the tutorial about inserting the fplan but it doesn't show up in the fmc. Any help?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Markoz on Sep 15th, 2010 at 1:21am
I'm not sure if this will help with the plan showing in the FMC. I always turn the IRS Mode Selectors knobs straight to the NAV position and not the ALIGN position. The alignment works fine for me doing it this way.

Hope this helps.

Mark

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by capcadetjc on Sep 23rd, 2010 at 10:25pm
Everything is working perfect for me except that the runway isnt showing up as the final point on my FMC. I cant get the approach to setup on there. I have the STAR and runway selected it just want mark them as waypoints. Does anyone know what Im doing wrong?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Vince Labella on Dec 13th, 2010 at 1:43am
Thanks

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by JOSE MARIA on Mar 3rd, 2011 at 5:34pm
Hello.

First apologize for my bad English (I hope you understand my question.)
I downloaded version 4.4, and I have a problem with the ILS, I can not tune or automatically (FMC) or manual.

I have to say that the route into the FMC is well programmed, but when you start the approach to runway ILS I have no signal.

As a curious thing, I have to say that on the ground and before aligning the IRS, if you can tune the ILS frequency.

A greeting.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by BillUp on Apr 10th, 2011 at 2:12pm

capcadetjc wrote on Sep 23rd, 2010 at 10:25pm:
Everything is working perfect for me except that the runway isnt showing up as the final point on my FMC. I cant get the approach to setup on there. I have the STAR and runway selected it just want mark them as waypoints. Does anyone know what Im doing wrong?


From what I have found, when you are on the arrival page of the FMC, you will have 3 choices. STAR, Runway, and Transition, you have to add all 3. If you don't add the transition, the arrival will not show on the flight plan.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Struts on May 27th, 2011 at 4:22am
Outstanding tutorial!! I followed procedures exactly (except from KSEA to KSLC) and work like a champ! Thanks very much for taking the time to do this!
Cheers,
Struts
8-)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Tomy2107 on May 30th, 2011 at 5:38pm
Thanks for the tutorial. Nice work, but I still don't know, how to disengage the auto throttle without using the mouse.... Any chance to get some help?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Patresko on Mar 1st, 2012 at 2:47pm
Ok guys, im new in playing fsx, so i dont know many things about flying ...

I have problem with set up CDU, its very difficult to me, im readed, watched so many articles, videos, tutorials and still i have no idea what to do.

Can u tell me what i doing wrong? There is pictures...
























In this picture, on the right side are some information about altitude FL240A, next is 250/13000 and on my last picture is everything blank so i dont know ...

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Lee Park on May 10th, 2013 at 7:15am
Fantastic tutorial, certainly has helped me master most of the stuff with regard to the FMC, however, where can I learn more about SIDS and STARS. I seem to be missing something and wind up flying in circles on the final bit of the approach. Eventually I go in the good old fashioned way by locking my nav radio onto the ILS and flying in that way. How and where to find ways to change this please?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Markoz on May 10th, 2013 at 1:30pm
Hi Lee.

If you are flying around in circles instead of capturing the ILS/GS, then I need to know if the end of the route is missing. Looking through the LEGS page, does the route end where the STAR should begin? This could explain the problem.

Another question. Are you wanting to change from one STAR and Runway (which can happen when using real weather like REX or AS2012) to another when using real weather? If that's what you want to do, I usually have the RTE1 copied into RTE2 and I change the STAR and Runway in there and then Activate RTE2. If you are in the middle of the STAR, then switching to RTE2 might end up wanting to turn you back, 180 degrees, to the start of the STAR in RTE2. It is best to use Heading HOLD when switching from RTE1 to RTE2 (and vice-verse), then make any changes in the LEGS page that might be needed prior to turning LNAV back on.

Hope this helps

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Lee Park on May 13th, 2013 at 11:06am
Mark,

Yes, I do use real weather, my routes are joined i.e. my STAR is joined at my last waypoint before the airport on the route. I suspect i'm fluffing it with transitions etc. I'm not sure, at least I'm getting the hang of FMC flying.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Drego22 on Jun 9th, 2013 at 10:33pm
This is a VERY GREAT and helpful tutorial! Can anyone tell me how I could get access to getting the SIDS and STARS for my routes to put in my FMC , how do you all get this info? :) I am VERY new to Capt. Sims aircraft and I am HIGHLY interested in getting to know and understanding how to operate and fly the Capt Sim aircraft much better, since it is the most complex simulator aircraft out! I realy don't have time to read the thousands of pages from the manual soe I would like to ask all that can and will, please send me all the tutorial help and references that you all can, and THANK YOU ALL in advanced!  ;)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Drego22 on Jun 9th, 2013 at 11:37pm
Is there a way I can pull up a map and find the SIDS and STARS in FSX, and how is this done? :-/ Also is there any way that I can pull up a map plan on FSX?  :-/

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Drego22 on Jun 9th, 2013 at 11:40pm
Also, is there a map that I can look at on FSX to plan a route and how is this done? :-/

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Markoz on Jun 10th, 2013 at 2:50am
I use Flight Sim Commander 9 to get the SID, STAR, Transitions, and to help figure out the High Altitude Airways with connecting waypoints.

You can try RouteFinder (free version) to create routes for you. You will have to figure out the SID STAR, which can be difficult though (FSC9 comes in handy for finding the correct SID and STAR).

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Drego22 on Jun 10th, 2013 at 6:44pm
Thank you VERY MUCH! :) And, how do you pull up the map in FSX during flight, like , in this tutorial, he pulled up the map to find the ILS #s, how is this done?  :-/

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Drego22 on Jun 10th, 2013 at 7:02pm
Will the fsc921 trial version work and how do you install and use it in FSX?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Drego22 on Jun 10th, 2013 at 9:17pm
How do you pull up the menus during flight? :-[ like the weight, map, how to get the ILS freq. numbers and such!

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Markoz on Jun 11th, 2013 at 2:49am

Drego22 wrote on Jun 10th, 2013 at 7:02pm:
Will the fsc921 trial version work and how do you install and use it in FSX?

Yes it will work, but you cannot save the Flight Plans. I'm not sure what other features are unavailable in the demo. I saw a post by someone who only used the demo version (for a very long time) and he was very happy with it. It doesn't work within FS. It is a separate program, but the database is gathered from FS9, FSX and/or P3D. Mine is set for both FSX and P3D (I have a shortcut to open it for whichever Flight Sim version I'm using at the time).

As I said before, I only use FSC9 (currently v9.2.2) to provide me with the info needed (jet airways with linking waypoints AND SID, STAR and TRANS) to enter in the route. So on long routes, I have a lot of jet airways and waypoints to enter, but it is definitely better than adding every single waypoint.


Drego22 wrote on Jun 10th, 2013 at 9:17pm:
How do you pull up the menus during flight? :-[ like the weight, map, how to get the ILS freq. numbers and such!

I use FSX in Windowed mode, never Full Screen, so I just click on FSC9 in the Taskbar. The ILS frequency should be added automatically upon selecting an ILS runway in the ARR screen.

I have also added the default GPS 500 in the CS757! I removed the Simicon (SHIFT+2) for the iYOKE and replaced it with the default fs9gps!gps_500. Like this:

[Window01]
size_mm=48, 256
background_color=1,1,1
position=6
visible=1
zorder=99
ident=12101
gauge00=Captain_Sim.200!iAnim, 0, 0, 24, 32
gauge01=Captain_Sim.200!iCDU, 0, 32, 24, 32
gauge02=Captain_Sim.200!iEfis, 0, 64, 24, 32
gauge03=Captain_Sim.200!iRadio, 0, 96, 24, 32
gauge04=SimIcons1024!GPS Icon, 0, 128, 24, 32 //gauge04=Captain_Sim.200!iYoke, 0, 128, 24, 32
gauge05=Captain_Sim.200!iNote, 0, 160, 24, 32
gauge06=Captain_Sim.200!iExtPw, 0, 192, 24, 32
gauge07=Captain_Sim.200!iExit, 0, 224, 24, 32
gauge08=Captain_Sim.200!iOH, 24, 0, 24, 32
gauge09=Captain_Sim.200!iLight, 24, 32, 24, 32
gauge10=Captain_Sim.200!iAP, 24, 64, 24, 32
gauge11=Captain_Sim.200!iIRS, 24, 96, 24, 32
gauge12=Captain_Sim.200!iP, 24, 128, 24, 32
gauge13=Captain_Sim.200!iATC, 24, 160, 24, 32
gauge14=Captain_Sim.200!iExtBAir,24, 192, 24, 32
gauge15=Captain_Sim.200!iRDR, 24, 224, 24, 32


I then replaced the [Window37] completely with this:

[Window37]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=456,378
Position=7
visible=0
ident=GPS_PANEL
gauge00=fs9gps!gps_500, 0, 0, 456, 378


To open the GPS, I press SHIFT+2, then click on the GPS icon to open the GPS.


It looks like this. See the GPS Icon next to the P on the Simicon Panel (I forgot to highlight it before uploading the image :().

[edit]I forgot to include that I changed Window37=Yoke to Window37=GPS under [Window Titles]
Like this:

[Window Titles]
Window00=Main Panel
...
Window37=GPS
...
Window43=Pedestal Panel

Sorry :([/edit]

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Drego22 on Jun 11th, 2013 at 4:21am
Thank you Very much!  ;)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Drego22 on Jun 11th, 2013 at 6:19pm
When in the VNAV mode, my cruz speed will not go above 250kis, what am I not doing, and how do I correct this?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Drego22 on Jun 11th, 2013 at 6:34pm
Where do you go to put the info to add the GPS and such in the CS 757, how is this done? :-[

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Markoz on Jun 12th, 2013 at 5:15am
In the FSX\SimObjects\Airplanes\CS_B757-200\panel folder.

1. Backup the panel.cfg before modifying it!
2. Open the panel.cfg with Notepad.
3. Search for Window37. When you find this: Window37=Yoke, replace it with this: Window37=GPS
4. Search for [Window01] (in the [ ]), and change gauge04 from this: gauge04=Captain_Sim.200!iYoke, 0, 128, 24, 32 to this: gauge04=SimIcons1024!GPS Icon, 0, 128, 24, 32
5. Search for Window37 again, and when you reach the [Window37] (in the [ ]), replace this:

[Window37]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=528, 394
window_pos=0.098, 0.70
visible=1
zorder=5
ident=10143
nomenu=0
gauge00=Captain_Sim.b757!CP_Yoke, 0,0,528,394


with this:

[Window37]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm=456,378
Position=7
visible=0
ident=GPS_PANEL
gauge00=fs9gps!gps_500, 0, 0, 456, 378


Now SAVE IT. Next time you ar flying the 757-200, press SHIFT+2 and click on the GPS Icon to bring the fs9gps!gps_500.

If you get stuck, I'll make a copy of mine available to download.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Drego22 on Jun 12th, 2013 at 12:04pm
Thank you VERY MUCH, you have been a GREAT help! ;)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by farman on Oct 30th, 2013 at 3:57pm
I know I'm of the dummies' tribe, but I can't understand why ev'rytime I insert a Route in the FMC and follow the procedures in inseting data, it's always missing the landing path (or the path from the last leg to de STAR point and Runway. I mean, my route is correct from takeoff to the last leg. I act in the same way on the other 737 and it works perfectly. Do I miss some point on the Captain Sim FMC? I tried on the 757 and 767 with the same result. It's frustrating.
Thanks for any help
Fulvio ARman

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Markoz on Oct 31st, 2013 at 6:08am

farman wrote on Oct 30th, 2013 at 3:57pm:
I know I'm of the dummies' tribe, but I can't understand why ev'rytime I insert a Route in the FMC and follow the procedures in inseting data, it's always missing the landing path (or the path from the last leg to de STAR point and Runway. I mean, my route is correct from takeoff to the last leg. I act in the same way on the other 737 and it works perfectly. Do I miss some point on the Captain Sim FMC? I tried on the 757 and 767 with the same result. It's frustrating.
Thanks for any help
Fulvio ARman

It's a bug. If you take a look at my fixes for the same problems in 767 FMC...

Fix for missing T/D in CDU/FMS

Fix for missing end of route.

They will also work for the 757 FMC. ;)

These fixes can sometimes take a few tries to get them to hold, so if you persevere, you will get there in the end.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by fuzzy11 on Dec 23rd, 2013 at 4:21pm
Thanks, I keep coming back to this tutorial.

Are there any good flight planners for the 757?  I see PPFX claims support, but it's not working or not implemented.  I need to do NAT planning that has an updated nav database.

Lastly, I cannot create new topics, how can I fix that?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Markoz on Dec 24th, 2013 at 12:40am

fuzzy11 wrote on Dec 23rd, 2013 at 4:21pm:
Thanks, I keep coming back to this tutorial.

Are there any good flight planners for the 757? I see PPFX claims support, but it's not working or not implemented. I need to do NAT planning that has an updated nav database.

Lastly, I cannot create new topics, how can I fix that?

I use both PFPX and FSC9 to plan routes. Because neither of them save to the Captain Sim .rt format, I tend to enter the route manually. Sometimes I export/save the routes created in these programs to FSX .pln format and load them into the FMC. If I'm going to load them, I don't normally export/save them with SID or STAR/Approach, I add them using the FMC.

You need reach 50 posts before you'll be able to create a new topic. ;)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by fuzzy11 on Dec 26th, 2013 at 12:20pm
Mark,

Thanks, I tried rfinder for say KJFK to EGLL. It created a good enough FP and I modified it in notepad to FSX format (comparing to an existing FP that FSX generated JFK to EGLL via Alasak!). Then in CDU I tried to load it, but it doesn't do anything. I have another FP that loads ok in CDU.

So, I started deleting waypoints, like the oceanic ones:

[flightplan]
title=KJFK to EGLL
description=KJFK, EGLL
type = IFR
routetype = 3
cruising_altitude=0
departure_id=KJFK, N40* 38.39 , W73* 46.74 , +000013.00
destination_id=EGLL, N51* 28.65 , W0* 27.68 , +000080.00
departure_name=New_York_John_F_Kennedy_Intl
destination_name=Heathrow
waypoint.0=KJFK,A, N40* 38.39, W73* 46.74, +000000.00,
waypoint.1=PUT, I, N41* 57.19, W071* 50.38, +000000.00,
waypoint.2=BOS,A,N42* 21.26, W070* 59.22, +000000.00,
waypoint.3=SCUPP, I, N42* 36.11, W070* 13.49, +000000.00,
waypoint.4=CANAL, I, N42* 40.08, W070* 01.21, +000000.00,
waypoint.5=TUSKY, I, N43* 33.54, W067* 00.00, +000000.00,
waypoint.6=COLOR, I, N46* 40.24, W052* 30.50, +000000.00,
waypoint.7=RONPO, I, N46* 52.38, W051* 00.00, +000000.00,
waypoint.12=MALOT, I, N53* 00.00, W015* 00.00, +000000.00,
waypoint.13=GISTI, I, N53* 00.00, W014* 00.00, +000000.00,
waypoint.14=SLANY, I, N52* 09.31, W005* 50.32, +000000.00,
waypoint.15=STU, I, N51* 59.40, W005* 02.24, +000000.00,
waypoint.16=DIKAS, I, N51* 46.37, W003* 15.33, +000000.00,
waypoint.17=GAVGO, I, N51* 33.50, W001* 42.36, +000000.00,
waypoint.18=KENET, I, N51* 31.14, W001* 27.18, +000000.00,
waypoint.19=EGLL,A,N51* 28.39, W000* 27.41, +000000.00,


Still no luck with that.

I also tried a simroutes.com FP in FSX format, but CDU won't load that either.

I lastly tried entering FP manually, it seems my nav files might be nonexistent as I tried JFK, MERIT, HFD, PUT, BOS-all which should exist.

I broke down and bought the latest navigraph...works now.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Markoz on Dec 27th, 2013 at 3:18am

fuzzy11 wrote on Dec 26th, 2013 at 12:20pm:
Mark,

Thanks, I tried rfinder for say KJFK to EGLL. It created a good enough FP and I modified it in notepad to FSX format (comparing to an existing FP that FSX generated JFK to EGLL via Alasak!). Then in CDU I tried to load it, but it doesn't do anything. I have another FP that loads ok in CDU.

So, I started deleting waypoints, like the oceanic ones:

[flightplan]
title=KJFK to EGLL
description=KJFK, EGLL
type = IFR
routetype = 3
cruising_altitude=0
departure_id=KJFK, N40* 38.39 , W73* 46.74 , +000013.00
destination_id=EGLL, N51* 28.65 , W0* 27.68 , +000080.00
departure_name=New_York_John_F_Kennedy_Intl
destination_name=Heathrow
waypoint.0=KJFK,A, N40* 38.39, W73* 46.74, +000000.00,
waypoint.1=PUT, I, N41* 57.19, W071* 50.38, +000000.00,
waypoint.2=BOS,A,N42* 21.26, W070* 59.22, +000000.00,
waypoint.3=SCUPP, I, N42* 36.11, W070* 13.49, +000000.00,
waypoint.4=CANAL, I, N42* 40.08, W070* 01.21, +000000.00,
waypoint.5=TUSKY, I, N43* 33.54, W067* 00.00, +000000.00,
waypoint.6=COLOR, I, N46* 40.24, W052* 30.50, +000000.00,
waypoint.7=RONPO, I, N46* 52.38, W051* 00.00, +000000.00,
waypoint.12=MALOT, I, N53* 00.00, W015* 00.00, +000000.00,
waypoint.13=GISTI, I, N53* 00.00, W014* 00.00, +000000.00,
waypoint.14=SLANY, I, N52* 09.31, W005* 50.32, +000000.00,
waypoint.15=STU, I, N51* 59.40, W005* 02.24, +000000.00,
waypoint.16=DIKAS, I, N51* 46.37, W003* 15.33, +000000.00,
waypoint.17=GAVGO, I, N51* 33.50, W001* 42.36, +000000.00,
waypoint.18=KENET, I, N51* 31.14, W001* 27.18, +000000.00,
waypoint.19=EGLL,A,N51* 28.39, W000* 27.41, +000000.00,


Still no luck with that.

I also tried a simroutes.com FP in FSX format, but CDU won't load that either.

I lastly tried entering FP manually, it seems my nav files might be nonexistent as I tried JFK, MERIT, HFD, PUT, BOS-all which should exist.

I broke down and bought the latest navigraph...works now.


The format you used above, is the FS9 .PLN format, not the FSX .PLN format. This is the FSX format:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<SimBase.Document Type="AceXML" version="1,0">
<Descr>AceXML Document</Descr>
<FlightPlan.FlightPlan>
<Title>KJFK to EGLL</Title>
<FPType>IFR</FPType>
<RouteType>VOR</RouteType>
<CruisingAlt>37000</CruisingAlt>
<DepartureID>KJFK</DepartureID>
<DepartureLLA>N40 38' 18.00",W73 47' 40.00",+000010.00</DepartureLLA>
<DestinationID>EGLL</DestinationID>
<DestinationLLA>N51 28' 39.00",W0 27' 40.00",+000082.00</DestinationLLA>
<Descr>KJFK, EGLL</Descr>
<DeparturePosition>13R</DeparturePosition>
<DepartureName>Kennedy Intl</DepartureName>
<DestinationName>Heathrow</DestinationName>
<AppVersion>
<AppVersionMajor>10</AppVersionMajor>
<AppVersionBuild>61472</AppVersionBuild>
</AppVersion>
<ATCWaypoint id="KJFK">
<ATCWaypointType>Airport</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N40 38' 18.00",W73 47' 40.00",+000010.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAOIdent>KJFK</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="PUT">
<ATCWaypointType>VOR</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N41 57' 19.00",W71 50' 38.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>PUT</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="BOS">
<ATCWaypointType>VOR</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N42 21' 26.00",W70 59' 22.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>BOS</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="SCUPP">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N42 36' 11.00",W70 13' 49.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>SCUPP</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="CANAL">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N42 40' 8.00",W70 1' 21.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>CANAL</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="TUSKY">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N43 33' 53.00",W66 59' 57.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>TUSKY</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="COLOR">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N46 40' 23.00",W52 30' 50.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>COLOR</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="RONPO">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N46 52' 37.00",W51 0' 0.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>RONPO</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="MALOT">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N53 0' 0.00",W15 0' 0.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>MALOT</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="GISTI">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N53 0' 0.00",W14 0' 0.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>GISTI</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="SLANY">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N52 9' 31.00",W5 50' 31.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>SLANY</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="STU">
<ATCWaypointType>VOR</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N51 59' 40.00",W5 2' 24.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>STU</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="DIKAS">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N51 46' 36.00",W3 15' 33.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>DIKAS</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="GAVGO">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N51 33' 49.00",W1 42' 36.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>GAVGO</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="KENET">
<ATCWaypointType>Intersection</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N51 31' 14.00",W1 27' 18.00",+000000.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAORegion>KK</ICAORegion>
<ICAOIdent>KENET</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
<ATCWaypoint id="EGLL">
<ATCWaypointType>Airport</ATCWaypointType>
<WorldPosition>N51 28' 39.00",W0 27' 40.00",+000082.00</WorldPosition>
<ICAO>
<ICAOIdent>EGLL</ICAOIdent>
</ICAO>
</ATCWaypoint>
</FlightPlan.FlightPlan>
</SimBase.Document>


As you can see, it is very different, and whereas FSX can read/load/use te FS9 PLN format, the CS 757 v4.x FMC/CDU only loads the FSX PLN format. That's why it didn't work. If you had loaded the plan/route manually, it will work (unless a waypoint is not listed in the FMC/CDU database). ;)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by fuzzy11 on Dec 30th, 2013 at 12:02am
ok thanks for the information.

The other day I loaded a FSX Flight plan  fine and modified it and clicked save in CDU, then today I went to load it and FSX proceeded to crash.  I also tried it in 767 CDU and it did same thing.  I think FSX crashed six times before I finally got one to load ok.  

It seemed like the only thing that worked 100% of the time was to start from square 1 every time. Kind of frustrating to have to do that, but I know it works.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by fuzzy11 on Dec 30th, 2013 at 7:46pm

fuzzy11 wrote on Dec 30th, 2013 at 12:02am:
ok thanks for the information.

The other day I loaded a FSX Flight plan fine and modified it and clicked save in CDU, then today I went to load it and FSX proceeded to crash. I also tried it in 767 CDU and it did same thing. I think FSX crashed six times before I finally got one to load ok.

It seemed like the only thing that worked 100% of the time was to start from square 1 every time. Kind of frustrating to have to do that, but I know it works.


simroutes.com is somehow generating a FS9 plan even though FSX is selected when you click on Route Generation (copy route from flightaware and paste into simroutes flight generation).

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Markoz on Dec 31st, 2013 at 2:36am
To FSX, it doesn't matter because it's backwards compatible. The 757 FMC is not. My advice is to open the route with the default FSX Flight Planner, then re-save it. When it is re-saved, it will be saved in the FSX PLN format, and THEN you will be able to load into the 757 FMC. ;)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Antonio P on Jan 8th, 2014 at 11:43am
Hi:

My problem is that when approaching destination and go to the arrivals menu in the fmc, wether I choose star first and then ILS app, or the other way round, and validate with the exec button, nothing happens. No route is drawn in the MFD, nor any new waypoints appear on the leg page of the FMC. Same for 767

I don't know if this was already answered here, but I havent found it.

Regards.



Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Markoz on Jan 8th, 2014 at 12:18pm

Antonio P wrote on Jan 8th, 2014 at 11:43am:
My problem is that when approaching destination and go to the arrivals menu in the fmc, wether I choose star first and then ILS app, or the other way round, and validate with the exec button, nothing happens. No route is drawn in the MFD, nor any new waypoints appear on the leg page of the FMC. Same for 767

I don't know if this was already answered here, but I havent found it.

I wrote these two fixes for the Captain Sim 767, but they work for the 757 as well.

Fix for missing T/D in CDU/FMS

Fix for missing end of route.

In my personal experience, the fix for the missing T/D usually takes a few more attempts to get it to work, but it still works. And sometimes, doing the fix for the missing end of the route, will then create the missing T/D problem, so I end up doing both fixes for the one flight.

Hope this helps.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Antonio P on Jan 14th, 2014 at 5:48pm
Thanks Mark.

Will try!

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by AZI on Jul 21st, 2014 at 8:37am
wooh now we can fly this bird :) .
Thanks Aussie.

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by DanC on Dec 29th, 2014 at 1:31pm
Hi, Apologies if this is a silly question, but I've been having a little trouble with setting up an approach for landing.

I've been flying from Edinburgh EGPH to Nice LFMN with a flight plan created using onlineflightplanner.org

Programming the FMC, takeoff, climbing and cruising went well but I can't work out how to set up the approach properly.  My last waypoint is VEVAR so I've set up the FMC as follows: ILS Runway 4L, VEVA6R STAR, MUS Trans

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This gives a very strange route:

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I've tried deleting some of the waypoints to give a smoother route into the runway, but the plane doesn't follow the updated route and goes off in the wrong direction.

Selecting a different Transition gives me an even crazier route:

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I'm probably doing something wrong or missing a step, but does anyone have any idea where I'm going wrong?

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Victor Lima on Mar 29th, 2015 at 6:01am
When I do the same process in my 757-200 in FSX i have a problema.

I decide use the same process that you show.


but when i click on DET/ARR, select the ARR in destination,  select the runway, trans, .... its didn´t appear in the route or in the legs pages.


Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Markoz on Mar 29th, 2015 at 11:36am

Victor Lima wrote on Mar 29th, 2015 at 6:01am:
When I do the same process in my 757-200 in FSX i have a problema.

I decide use the same process that you show.


but when i click on DET/ARR, select the ARR in destination,  select the runway, trans, .... its didn´t appear in the route or in the legs pages.


I explain how you can fix this problem here: Fix for missing end of route.. You can also view this one if the T/D is missing: Fix for missing T/D in CDU/FMS

I know that I wrote these "fixes" for the CS 767, but they also apply to the CS 757. ;)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by RustBucket58 on Sep 6th, 2015 at 5:52am
Finally did flight using help your tutorial all to have landing gear
sink into pavement after rolling to stop LOL! :o

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by Markoz on Sep 8th, 2015 at 7:45am

RustBucket58 wrote on Sep 6th, 2015 at 5:52am:
Finally did flight using help your tutorial all to have landing gear
sink into pavement after rolling to stop LOL! :o

Was the arrival runway a default FSX airport, or a 3rd Party Addon airport? I only ask because the landing gear for the 757 never sinks into the pavement for me, yet a 3rd Party Addon airport might explain why it happened. :-/

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by blaunarwal on Jan 22nd, 2017 at 11:14am
:)

Title: Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Post by AlecNolen on Jan 29th, 2019 at 8:42am
Can anyone re-upload the images in the first post?

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