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I really love all that was done with the new update. It is such a huge improvement, but I know that you don't want to know what is right as much as you want to know any problems that we might have.

I'm sure that you still have a lot of work to do on the FMC, but I wanted to point out my experience.

It still does not seem to put the correct altitudes for SIDs and STARs.  I will see a waypoint that shows +16000 on a SID, then the next waypoint shows 15999, which wouldn't make much sense if you had to be above FS160 at the previous waypoint.

Also, I was decending via LEEHY4 STAR to KSLC Rwy 16L using autoflight NAV mode with VS decent, when they cleared me for RWY 16R.  I went into the FMC and selected 16R without changing the STAR (*Insert), and the autopilot completely lost the track on the STAR and didn't turn for the next waypoint.  I had to catch it and turn with HDG SEL and was asked by ATC if I thought I was still on LEEHY4.  i just acted innocent, but I was about five miles off track and they had to vector me to the runway.

 

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It seems you've caught two things here - the first one may not actually be a bug. The 15999 is a prediction (this MCDU shows where it thinks you'll be the same way it shows AT restrictions). How far from PCKNS is FOOOT - if it's very close, it may think you're holding or beginning a descent slowly. The second issue, however, where it loses its place when an arrival is changed, however, is a good catch. I will correct this.

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Hello Collin,

PCKNS is 6 miles from FOOOT.  I didn't think that the numbers were a big deal. 

So the +16000 is the restriction, but because the other doesn't have a + or -, it is a prediction?

You have done simply amazing with this 717. I have wanted a 717 for so long and never expected one that is at this level of high realism. It is simply beautiful and a pleasure to fly.

I'm so glad if I can find something that would make it even better.  Changing runways from the one you expect is something that ATC is very good at doing.  I like to fly with real ATC on Pilotedge and sometimes it can be nerve racking. Especially if the aircraft does something that you don't expect and ATC is asking "What are you doing?" (which has happened to me more than once). ^_^

Thank you for responding,

 

Bob

 

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Not a problem! The tricky thing with the altitude display is that some restrictions that are not ABOVE or BELOW will display the same way as a prediction. If you click the right level select key associated with it, the VERT REV page will show it as an AT restriction if it is. If no restriction is shown, it's a prediction.

I'm really glad to hear you're enjoying it and I'm looking forward to making it more dependable, especially online.

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1 hour ago, turbofandude said:

Not a problem! The tricky thing with the altitude display is that some restrictions that are not ABOVE or BELOW will display the same way as a prediction. If you click the right level select key associated with it, the VERT REV page will show it as an AT restriction if it is. If no restriction is shown, it's a prediction.

I'm really glad to hear you're enjoying it and I'm looking forward to making it more dependable, especially online.

Thank you Collin. That is good information. I will be looking for that.

I will let you know if I see anything else suspicious too. 

 

Bob

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