PhugoidEffect

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  1. Engine Start-up indication

    AFAIK the best simulations totally ignore/bypass the FSX/P3D default stuff, so I guess this is the way to go here as well.
  2. DME calculation wrong

    I confirmed it in my last flight, whenever you're at, say, FL370 and overfly a VOR/DME station it will report 0.1 DME, which is not possible, considering that the distance between the plane and stations at FL370 would be about 6.1 NM... The calculation probably is considering the ground distance, which is not the case for DME readings.
  3. Engines response delay

    Hello devs, Do you plan to improve the engines response delay, which seems to be very high? Looks like the engines are those old turbojets which indeed had quite a delay whenever one advanced the throttles, but it doesn't seem to be the case here with the turbofans installed into this airplane. Thanks.
  4. I confirmed it in my last flight, whenever you're at, say, FL370 and overfly a VOR/DME station it will report 0.1 DME, which is not possible, considering that the distance between the plane and stations at FL370 would be about 6.1 NM... The calculation probably is considering the ground distance, which is not the case for DME readings.
  5. green banana is gone

    Actually I've never noticed it, I think. Surely not on the latest version.
  6. P3D V4 CTD - no errors

    Today I had yet another CTD, clueless, no events recorded, nothing, just by using the FMC. When I clicked something, it just happened. Also I'm not the kind of pilot who keeps changing views during the flight, it's all inside the VC.
  7. Recommended realism settings for 717

    Should be the case, yes.
  8. P3D V4 CTD - no errors

    Add me to the list of ones having CTD without errors, not even an Event at the EventViewer, couldn't find any trace. Had 2 today, in a row. The first one was arriving San Diego, about 30 NM out, and the second parked at San Francisco doing nothing, had just loaded the flight, maybe one or two minutes after that.
  9. Accel height

    I'd like to take the opportunity to clarify one thing, the other Boeings I'm experienced with generally are configured to perform all these actions at 800 feet AGL, but on 717 I was able to set 800 feet only for OEI (the last of three fields), the others will only accept substantially higher altitudes. Is this correct? I also noticed occasionally that after Climb Thrust is established by the A/T the plane won't accelerate to 250 KIAS, instead, the "magenta ball" will keep there until a higher altitude is reached, taking quite an amount of time for that, I'd say almost one minute later, even though the preset altitudes are the same for Climb and Acceleration. Thanks in advance!
  10. 717 Addon Manger Suggestions

    Yes please, much needed feature, also the input of Zero Fuel Weight (ZFW) in addition to (or in place of) Gross Weight. Now let me ask you one thing, is this possible to make this kinds of input directly into some page of the tablet, instead of having to "go out" of the simulator, load the program, etc? It would be more straightforward in my opinion. Thanks!
  11. Joystick buttons for A/T and A/P

    OK, I was just pointing out what for me would make more sense, and also considering that another developer made like that, which I also got used to. :-) Perhaps the best ever situation would be the creation, by L-M, of another command called something like "AP_DISCONNECT" which wouldn't be a toggle, but a simple disconnecter no matter how many pushes one does.
  12. Problem with route after entering the STAR

    To me something different happened lately, I created a PBD FIX in order to make a better transition between STAR and IAP and when I finally inserted in into the plan it started oscillating from the position it was originally created to somewhere thousands of miles away, back and forth like 2 times per second. One time I tried to press that LSK beside *DES and the simulator crashed to desktop without warning nor error messages.
  13. Joystick buttons for A/T and A/P

    Don't you think that the toggle in this case would not the best solution? I mean, to me it seems that: first press --> disengage | second press --> cancel alarm | third press and beyond --> do nothing would be more realistic since the aircraft's real button would act like this, and not as a toggle. Regarding the A/T is is indeed disconnecting, I just tested in my last flight, but it's not making any aural alert, nor master caution/warning, is this correct? The only information I got about disconnecting A/T was in the FMA. Thanks for your assistance, dude!
  14. can not disengage autopilot correctly

    Is the A/T Disconnect assignment working in the latest release and P3D v4? It doesn't seem to be working here. As for the A/P Disconnect it's working fine for both disconnecting and cancelling the alarm, but I would rather prefer that it would NOT engage the A/P again on the third and subsequent presses, just like the way PMDG implements it.
  15. Hello ALL, I've been flying for several years the PMDG aircraft and have successfully setup a pair of buttons to mimic the autothrottle disconnect button (in the side of my throttle set) and the autopilot disconnect button (within thumb reach in my stick set) and it works flawless for those kind of "true" Boeings. The command entry for A/T is the <Down>AUTO_THROTTLE_ARM</Down> The command entry for A/P is the <Down>AP_MASTER</Down> The good thing about this is that they work identically to the real counterparts, I press one time and they will disconnect the respective function, I click another time and they will silence the respective alarm. Now, what is the recommendation for the B-717 in this regard? I noticed that the A/T button seems to not work accordingly, and the A/P does work, but it seems that if I press it again quickly enough it will re-engage the A/P, instead of silencing the alarm. Maybe this is because the logic is different for the B-717, I'm still studying the airplane and getting used to its particularities. Another button that I use successfully for the 737/777 is the <Down>AUTO_THROTTLE_TO_GA</Down> especially for engaging the A/T for takeoff, but I suppose the B-717 works differently in this regard, as the normal procedure is to press the AUTO FLIGHT one time for A/T engagement, right? Thanks for any ideas in advance.