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  1. Understood, thank you. Bob
  2. Would it be possible to link to a specific thread that addresses engine start issues with default plane states? Thank you. Bob
  3. Hi, Yes, it is open. For some reason the default 'Ready to Start' and 'Ready to Fly' status does not allow the engines to start. A startup from cold and dark does work, I have no idea why. Bob
  4. Well I wished had visited this forum earlier. I had no idea what was going on and pulled both of my remaining hairs out. I changed the panel resolution to 'normal' and I have at least one engine start. Thank you. Bob
  5. When I load the plane and select 'Read to Fly' please note the start valves indicate open which makes no sense to me with the engines running. Thank you. Bob
  6. I am stumped as neither engine will start from the ready to start 'Status'. The start valves will not open, APU electric and air is on, packs off. Eng Start switch pulled and lights then fuel on. What am I missing? Thank you. Bob
  7. Thank you. To clarify my problems with black screen, they were 100% Ezdok bugs that I fixed by a complete removal of everything I could find in the registry and a clean install of Ezdok. Bob
  8. Hi, I started seeing the same black screen then crash with the FSL A320 when switching views. I use Ezdok which had just been updated to 4.2 and suspected it could be the cause. I uninstalled Ezdok then a clean install and added the new beta update. I completed only one flight tonight but the black screen when switching views is gone and no crash. I will complete more flights and followup here over the weekend. One quick question, how to disengage the auto throttle? Thanks. Bob
  9. Sorry, please move to beta forum. Also, the crash occurs when changing views. Bob
  10. Hi, I have not flown for quite a while and use the update tool, that all went fine. Windows 10 64 latest update, P3dv4.2, GSX 1070 8GB. Not a problem with frames rates simply cannot complete a flight without a crash to desktop. Is it compatible with 4.2? Faulting Application: Prepared3D.exe Faulting process id: 0x2f04 Module: ntdll.dll - Have not seen a ntdll.ll in a very long time only with this aircraft. Thank you. Bob
  11. Sorry, please move to the screen shot forum. Bob
  12. I'm having a blast flying various routes to airports that would not accommodate the NGX. I'm using Pro-ATC or RC4 depending on the terrain, I generally use PRO-ATC but switch to RC4 in mountainous areas as it is better with elevation awareness. For me flying the airplane with ATC gives much better control relative to climb and decent and more realistic. I have never talked to a real 717 driver but would guess because of the short flights engaging 'PROF' vertical mode from departure to approach is rare. A couple shots of landing KATL. Bob
  13. Using P3dV4 64bit beta I just completed two very good flights without any surprises after many training flights teaching myself the systems and procedures. From take off to climb to cruise to descent and Autoland the plane responded as expected. The decent from cruise was via Flight Change, I did not use the descend profile feature as I cannot control descent and speed without spoilers or very early deployment of flaps. Since I own my Airline I taped over the PROF button. Yesterday I was frustrated with my lack of knowledge of plane, what's the difference today? I READ the damn book. I download the Crew Training Manual for the 717 and spent quite a bit of time in Volume 3, I love learning this stuff. Great job Tdfi as the plane is modeled very well relative to systems and procedures compared to the docs. In my opinion It's a bargain at $59 US and just going to get better. Great fun to fly! Thank you. Bob
  14. After re-reading the above it should be obvious to the most casual observer that in the absence of system manuals I do not have a clue how to manage the auto flight system. But I just found a download location and have them now. I'll get busy reading. Bob I downloaded the manuals from after the registration process.
  15. Hi everyone, I'm a relative new owner and have no idea how this airplane is supposed to fly a descent profile after TOD, I'm not sure if it's me or the plane. 1. At the descent point the vertical mode is announced and the engines start to roll back, the plane starts a descent. The FMC commanded descent speed is 280 however it accelerates to 314 and maintains it right down to 8000 feet. (I'm going to get a speeding ticket). It looks like an 'open descent' on a bus, however, without throttle control. I command speed reduction to 240 manually, the throttles do not rollback the VS does not change. I do know you can't go down and slow down at the same time, but there are no changes in speed or VS. Should not the VS change on a descent if you change the speed? Tried ATS off (is that FADEC?) back on does not help, went to Vertical Speed no change, Auto flight off and throttles are stuck. I can handle the plane if Auto flight goes tilt, but not when I have zero manual control of the speed. Help. 2. How do you turn off the auto throttles? 3. Is there a technical manual (link) on the operation of the Auto Flight systems with greater detail than location of the buttons? Thank you! Bob