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Gentlemens,

I wish that the speed bugs would automatically adjust themselves according to the FMC one's (as an option). ;)

I work alone in this cockpit and this little option would help a bit.

JC

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I wish someone would turn off autobrakes, wing lights, strobe, window heat, pitot heat, weather radar, engine start switches and flight directors whilst I am enjoying taxiing to the terminal.

But alas, I too am alone in the cockpit.  ;)

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On 8. november 2017 at 7:46 PM, JeanClaude said:

Gentlemens,

I wish that the speed bugs would automatically adjust themselves according to the FMC one's (as an option). ;)

I work alone in this cockpit and this little option would help a bit.

JC

Bet the real pilots wished the real plane did that too :P

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1 hour ago, Morten said:

Bet the real pilots wished the real plane did that too :P

They do ;) !

Modern airliners use an electronic speed scale - and the 737 has that one, too. So if you find setting the plastic bugs too tedious, simply don´t! The V1, Vr and V2 are also displayed on the EADI speed tape.

The orange speed cursor does move with the FMC commanded speed while you are in VNAV (granted, it doesn´t work perfectly yet).

On top of all that - the plastic bugs are usually set when you have plenty of time and are not flying the airplane manually - either on the ground while sitting at the gate, or during your approach preparation, some time before the descent even starts.

Cheers, Jan

 

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