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Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Reply #15 - Feb 2nd, 2009 at 5:31pm
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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.
  
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Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Reply #16 - Feb 2nd, 2009 at 9:39pm
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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?
  

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Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Reply #17 - Feb 24th, 2009 at 4:46am
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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
  
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Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Reply #18 - Feb 24th, 2009 at 8:06am
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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.
Please check-in to Your Profile and use Customer Support > Search KB > KB# 2557.

  
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Reply #19 - Feb 24th, 2009 at 3:25pm
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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.
  
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Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Reply #20 - Feb 28th, 2009 at 8:45pm
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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  Undecided

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

John
  
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Reply #21 - Mar 1st, 2009 at 7:36pm
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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.
  
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Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Reply #22 - Mar 3rd, 2009 at 11:14pm
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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.
  
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Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Reply #23 - Mar 5th, 2009 at 1:16am
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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)
  

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Reply #24 - Mar 27th, 2009 at 5:34am
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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
  

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Reply #25 - Apr 6th, 2009 at 2:13pm
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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 Undecided

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Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Reply #26 - Jun 3rd, 2009 at 4:01am
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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 Smiley  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.
  

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Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Reply #27 - Jun 7th, 2009 at 2:12am
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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.
  
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Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Reply #28 - Jun 8th, 2009 at 1:05am
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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!
  
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Re: 757-200 FMC Tutorial
Reply #29 - Jun 13th, 2009 at 1:19am
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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 Undecided

Thx
Mamush


Are you choosing the winglets option in ACE?
  

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